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Box 3 - Foreign Affairs (1951) - Appropriations (1952). (82nd Congress: 1951 - 82nd Congress: 1952)
F1 Foreign Affairs (1951)
Topics include India Emergency Food Aid Act and William N. Oatis, correspondent for Associated Press. Correspondents include National Farmers Union. Oatis was arrested and convicted in Prague, Czechoslovakia; Steed introduced H.R. 347 (1951) to employ the State Department to secure his release.
F2 Foreign Affairs: Vatican Ambassador Appointment (1951)
Topics include several constituents and church bodies opposing an ambassador to the Vatican, mainly for reasons of keeping church and state separate. Correspondents include Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist Convention; and United Methodist Church, plus several local Baptist churches.
F3 Foreign Relations: Genocide Treaty (1951)
Topics include United Nations (UN) Genocide Treaty and message from Harry Truman to International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Correspondents include American Bar Association.
F4 Government Operations (1951)
F5 Import Subcommittee (1951)
Topics include draft report of the effects of competitive imports on domestic economy.
F6 Interior and Insular Affairs (1951)
Topics include authorizing the leasing of restricted Indian lands and Central Arizona Project Bill. Correspondents include U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs; Inter-Tribal Council of Five Civilized Tribes; and Harold A. Patten.
F7 Interior and Insular Affairs: Mine Safety (1951)
Topics include federal mine inspectors involvement in Arkansas law hearing regarding mine safety. Correspondents include Arkansas-Oklahoma Coal Operators’ Association.
F8 Interstate and Foreign Commerce (1951)
Topics include recommendation of John Jarman to Committee of Interstate and Foreign Commerce; prohibiting the transportation of horses and dogs for the purposes of races with monetary involvement; extension of Interstate Oil Compact Commission; Health Units Bill; Langer Bill dealing with outlawing liquor advertising; amendment to the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 dealing with dispensing drugs; amendment to the Natural Gas Act and transportation of gas; and amendment to Public Health Service Act to provide program of grants and scholarships in the field of nursing. Correspondents include Oklahoma Congressional Delegation; Wilbur Mills; Johnston Murray, Governor of Oklahoma; Oklahoma State Department of Health; United Dry Association of Oklahoma; C. D. Highfill; National Association of Retail Druggists; and Oklahoma State Nurses Association.
F9 Interstate and Foreign Commerce: Alcohol Advertising (1951)
Correspondence includes several signed petitions against alcohol advertising on television.
F10 Interstate and Foreign Commerce: Auto Dealers O.P.S. Protest (1951)
Topics include ceiling price regulations for automobiles (manufacturer’s price ceiling versus dealer price ceiling). Correspondents include G.C. Mayhue, Jr., Kerr, Lambert, Conn, and Roberts Law Office and Oklahoma Automobile Dealers Association.
F11 Interstate and Foreign Commerce: Public Health (1951)
Topics include amending the Public Health Service Act to authorize assistance in development and maintenance of local public health units particularly in national defense areas.
F12 Interstate and Foreign Commerce: Railroad Retirement Act (1951)
Topics include Railroad Retirement law and the increase of Railroad Pension. Correspondents include Order of Railroad Telegraphers; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; and Railway Labor Executives’ Association.
F13 Interstate and Foreign Commerce: Railway Labor Act (1951)
Topics include amending the Railroad Labor Act to permit Union shops and several letters from constituents asking for support.
F14 Judiciary (1951)
Topics include Fair Trade Law; Robinson-Patman Act on price discrimination; Harry Wilson Bill; making it an offense to use the flag for advertising purposes; Mansfield Bill; extension of suffrage to include the minimum age of induction into the armed services; taxation of cooperatives; the Farm Policy Review; rules on condemnation of property; and the issue of federal jurisdiction and state jurisdiction as related to civil actions, including a speech by Joe H. Tonahill Federal Jurisdiction versus State Jurisdiction - A Limbo of Legalistic Anomaly. Correspondents include Oklahoma Farmers Union; Francis E. Walter; American War Dads; Oklahoma Farm Bureau; Texas Association of Claimants’ Attorneys; and National Association of Compensation Claimants’ Attorneys.
F15 Judiciary: Automobile Dealers (1951)
Topics include protecting holder of liens against vehicles seized for use of violation of laws regulating traffic in liquor.
F16 Judiciary: Child Abandonment (1951)
Topics include abuse of child welfare programs; welfare relief rolls; delinquent fathers; prohibition of an individual from traveling interstate or foreign commerce in connection with abandonment of his dependent child; Steed Bill dealing with child abandonment; study of fathers in families receiving aid to dependent children; comparison of Oklahoma to other states of children receiving aid; Tulsa Tribune article on rolls; and Saturday Evening Post article. Correspondents include Oklahoma Public Expenditures Council; Steve Stahl; Judge John Warren Hill; Wirt Franklin; Andrew Jacobs; Sam Hobbs; William L. Springer; Oklahoma Farm Bureau; Cleveland M. Bailey; Harold C. Ostertag; Jenkin Lloyd Jones; Stanley Draper; James E. Berry, Lt. Governor of Oklahoma; and Jacob Panken.
F17 Judiciary: Equal Rights Amendment (1951)
Topics include Equal Rights Amendment. Correspondents include Mary T. Norton; Oklahoma Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, various chapters; National Woman’s Party; and National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.
F18 Judiciary: Stansfield, Keith (1951)
Folder includes correspondence and private bill to obtain visa for permanent residence for minor Alan Keith Stansfield. Correspondents include Mrs. Stansfield’s Oklahoma employer and the State Department.
F19 Judiciary: Stamey Construction (1951)
Folder includes correspondence and private bill H.R.1267 by Steed and S. 2099 by Robert S. Kerr to reimburse Stamey Construction Co. and/or Oklahoma Paving Company as their interests appear - for failure of government to supply materials provided for in a contract.
F20 Judiciary: UNESCO (1951)
Topics include UNESCO agreement on the importance of ECS (educational, scientific and cultural) materials; Department of State meeting 12/21/1950 as related to UNESCO; and statement by Steed before the sub-committee of Education and Labor hearings dealing with the study of effects of imports on American employment plus subsequent discussion. Correspondents include UNESCO and Harry Barger.
F21 Merchant Marine and Fisheries (1951)
F22 Merchant Marine and Fisheries: Tidelands (1951)
Topics include offshore oil lands transferred to Texas, Louisiana, and California.
F23 Post Office and Civil Service (1951)
Topics include postal delivery reductions; postal rates increase; postal customer service; airmail payments; benefits for employees; and postal savings plan. Correspondents include American Federation of Government Employees; Oklahoma State Federation of Labor; Oklahoma State Federation of Post Office Clerks; and Railway Express Agency.
F24 Post Office and Civil Service: Pay Increase (1951)
Topics include pay increase for postal workers and how it may effect retirement. Correspondents include American Federation of Government Employees, Oklahoma City local and National Association of Letter Carriers.
F25 Post Office and Civil Service: Postal Rates - Increase (1951)
Topics include increase rates of bulk mail and third class mail. Correspondents include American Newspaper Publishers Association; National Education Association; and Ferdie Deering.
F26 Post Office and Civil Service: Retirement Benefits (1951)
Topics include retirement benefits for certain federal employees and widows and to amend the Civil Service Retirement Act of 1930 to provide increased benefits for annuitants and survivors.
F27 Post Office and Civil Service: Weight and Size Limits (1951)
Topics include weight and size limits of fourth class parcel post mail. Correspondents include Railway Express Agency.
F28 Public Lands (1951)
Topics include promotion of rehabilitation of the Five Civilized Tribes; Bosone Resolution; consolidation of two United States Area Indian Offices in Oklahoma; cancellation of (Indian) debts; and Hawaii statehood. Correspondents include Bureau of Indian Affairs; Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee Area Office; Oklahoma State Senate; Oklahoma Farm Bureau; William G. Stigler; and Toby Morris.
F29 Public Works (1951)
Topics include Oakes Dam, South Dakota appropriations; Tom Steed elected as a member of standing on Public Works committee; and amending programs on watersheds. Correspondents include Guy H. James Construction Company and several letters asking to appear before the committee.
F30 Public Works: Flood Control (1951)
Topics include letters of interest and support of flood control in Salina, KS, Kansas City, KS, and Kansas City, MO.
F31 Public Works: St. Lawrence Waterway (1951)
Topics include letters of interest and opposition of St. Lawrence Seaway legislation. Correspondents include Oklahoma Farmers Union; National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; and Port of New York Authority.
F32 Rules (1951)
Topics include televising and broadcasting of House debates and abolishment of 21 Day Rule. Correspondents include William Green; American Federation of Labor; and Jacob K. Javits.
F33 Small Business (1951)
Topics include National Federation of Independent Business ballots; Defense Production Bill to create Small Defense Plants Corporation; weekly staff reports to committee members of Select Committee on Small Business; committee final reports on activities, investigations, and recommendations of 81st Congress on anti-trust law enforcement by Federal Trade Commission and Anti-trust Division, Department of Justice. Correspondents include National Federation of Independent Business and Wright Patman.
F34 Un-American Activities (1951)
F35 Veterans' Affairs (1951)
Topics include National Service Life Insurance; GI Bill of Rights benefits for Korean War Veterans; paraplegics in need of hospitalization; presidential veto of disabled veterans bill; pension of Civil War and Spanish American War veterans’ widows; Servicemen’s Indemnity Act of 1951; Oklahoma State Resolution on declaring a moratorium on house payments of active duty veterans; war brides; and veterans hospitals. Correspondents include John E. Rankin; American Legion; American Legion, Department of Oklahoma; and Booker T. Washington Birthplace Memorial.
F36 Ways and Means (1951)
Topics include income tax increase; tax relief of small corporations; child care deductions for working mothers; taxes on gambling gains and losses; excise taxes; livestock tax, turkeys; capital gains of sale of residence; wheat for India; FDIC under the United States Treasury; gas tax; tax on bowling; tax on state and municipal bonds; pension bill; and Oklahoma State Resolution to release the names of welfare rolls. Correspondents include J. Frank Buck; Johnston Murray, Governor of Oklahoma; Toby Morris, James E. Van Zandt; Russell B. Brown; Independent Petroleum Association of America; and Oklahoma Farm Bureau.
F37 Ways and Means: Excess Profit Tax (1951)
Topics include summary of Excess Profits Tax Act of 1950 and higher corporation tax rates in lieu of excess profits tax. Correspondents include Herman P. Eberharter.
F38 Ways and Means: Federal Sales Tax (1951)
Correspondents include three letters expressing their views on the federal sales tax issue.
F39 Ways and Means: Oil Depletion (1951)
Correspondents include J. Frank Buck; Russell B. Brown; and Independent Petroleum Association of America.
F40 Ways and Means: Old Age Assistance (1951)
Topics include Townsend Old Age Pension Plan bill; pension bill and ways to distribute funds; and proposal for Congressional conference on aging. Correspondents include Sidney R. Yates.
F41 Ways and Means: Tax Co-ops (1951)
Topics include tax exemption for cooperative earnings; examples of cooperative dollars; Mason tax bill; Mason articles on taxing coops; and coop insurance companies. Correspondents include J. Frank Buck; Oklahoma Farmers Union; and Noah M. Mason.
F42 Ways and Means: Withholding Tax (1951)
Topics include proposed bill on tax on dividends and deposits withholding. Correspondents include Oklahoma Bankers Association and several letters from bank presidents or vice presidents asking for opposition to proposed bill.
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F43 Agriculture (1952)
Topics include farm appropriations; hoof and mouth disease in Mexico; Farm Conservation Program; soil conservation programs; beef cattle inventory; federal grain (corn) inspectors; Federal Garden Home Loan plan; and potato price control. Correspondents include Oklahoma Farm Bureau; Oklahoma Public Expenditures Council; Carl Albert; Page Belcher; Johnston Murray, Governor of Oklahoma; Al Clarke; and National Farmers Union.
F44: Agriculture: Flood Control (1952).
Topics and types of documents include Red Plains Conservation Experiment Station; Konawa Soil Conservation District; Emergency Drought Hay Program; Flood Control Works of Department of Agriculture; (A.S. Mike) Monroney Bill; (Victor) Wickersham Bill; flood control; flood prevention program; Tupelo Dam Project; Red River Basin, Lake Texoma reports; Central Arizona Project; and United States Army Corps of Engineers 1952 Planning Projects. Correspondents include Howard Miller; Charles F. Brannan, Secretary of Agriculture; Charles A. Buckley; Kansas-Oklahoma Caney Watershed Council; Frank Carlson; Myron V. George; Washita Valley Flood Control Council; Lavern Fishel; United States Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division; J. Frank Buck; and Ferdie Deering.
F45 Agriculture: Farmers Union (1952)
Topics include Oklahoma Farmers’ Union annual Washington, DC trip itinerary and message to Oklahoma delegation.
F46 Agriculture: Peanuts (1952)
Topics include Caddo and Washita County farmers’ resolutions for parity price of peanuts when ready for market.
F47 Appropriations (1952)
Topics include Oklahoma Cotton Research Foundation; National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice; Ft. Reno Station, Ft. Supply Range Unit and Agriculture Experiment Station at Oklahoma A & M; Air Force appropriations; and aid to Navajo Indians. Correspondents include Northwest Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association; National Housing Conference; Boy Scouts of America, Last Frontier Council; and Edwin L. Mechem, Governor of New Mexico.
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