VICTOR E. WICKERSHAM COLLECTION
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Box 8: Armed Services, Committee on: Marine Corps - Ways and Means, Committee on: Income Tax Credit

F 1: Armed Services, Committee on: Marine Corps (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: the Marine Corps training program.

F 2: Armed Services, Committee on: Military Construction (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: information relating to McAlester Naval Ammunition Depot.

b. H. R. 8625: To authorize certain construction at military installations, and for other purposes. Bill by Carl Vinson - (Georgia).   (House).

c. H. R. 9893: To authorize certain construction at military installations, and for other purposes. Bill by Carl Vinson - (Georgia). 84th congress, 2nd Session. (House).

F 3: Armed Services, Committee on:  Military Construction: Oklahoma Bases (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: efforts on behalf of the employees at the Naval Ammunition Depot, House Armed Services Committee made final approval today of Fort Sill, Altus and Clinton-Sherman military construction fiscal year 1957.

F 4: Armed Services, Committee on: Norman Naval Base (1956). 

Correspondence. Topics include: the Naval Air Technical Training Center at Norman, Oklahoma; size of Norman to secure a large Navy Air Base; working in close cooperation with the Oklahoma delegation to do everything to keep the base at Norman; thanks for efforts to retain the Naval base in Norman; address delivered to Norman Chamber of Commerce on March 19,1956 by Fred Reynolds entitled, "A Republican Goes to Washington"; request for certain information regarding NATTC Norman, Oklahoma, concerning the subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee to come to Norman and make the investigation; importance of becoming member of Armed Services Committee; resolution authorized by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association of February 22,1956, pertaining to naval air facilities; the possibility of the Navy closing the base; historical and economic sketch.

F 5: Armed Services, Committee on:  Port Chicago, California (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: assistance in having stricken from the Military Public Works Bill the proposed land acquisition at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine; problem at Port Chicago relating to the proposed land acquisition, report of a Special Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee House of Representatives following an inspection tour Aug. 26 to Aug. 30,1955; urge that additional use be made of the Naval Arsenal at Bangor, Washington; resolution concerning the Port Chicago Naval Magazine; resolution adopted at the session of the Fourteenth District, Department of California Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; appointment of a subcommittee to investigate the proposed land acquisition by the Department of the Navy; resolution by the Board of Supervisors of Contra Costa County; confidential committee print urging that the Armed Services Committee refuse to authorize the requested Navy land acquisition at Port Chicago; editorials regarding the Port Chicago problem; Pittsburgh Community Hospital District.

b. H. R. 9203: To provide that the Secretary of the Navy shall select a site to which the Naval Magazine at Port Chicago, California, may be moved and report to the Congress thereon, and to suspend the acquisition of land in the vicinity of such Naval Magazine pending the making of such report. Bill by John E. Baldwin- (California). 84th Congress, 2nd Session. (House).

F 6: Armed Services, Committee on: Procurement Policy (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: method of handling supply and procurement in the Defense Department.

F 7: Armed Services, Committee on: Reserves (1956). 

Correspondence. Topics include: suggestions relative to the Reserve Officer Readjustment Pay Bill; disqualification of reserve officers desirous of continuing their Army careers.

F 8: Armed Services, Committee on: Reserve Forces Act (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: statement of the Honorable David S. Smith, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Manpower and Personnel; report on recent hearings on the progress of the Reserve Forces Act of 1955; statement by Honorable Hugh M. Milton II, Assistant Secretary of the Army (M & RF).

b. H. R. 2967: To provide for strengthening of the Reserve Forces, and for other purposes. Bill by Overton Brooks- (Louisiana).

c. H.R. 7000: To provide for strengthening of the Reserve Forces, and for other purposes. Bill by Overton Brooks- (Louisiana). (House).

F 9: Armed Services, Committee on: Reservists Benefits (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: Equalization of Benefits Bills, S. 1643 and H. R. 6408; resolution adopted at the state executive meeting of Reserve Officers Association at Tulsa, December 4,1955; motion passed by the Retired Reserve Officers Association of Oklahoma in General Assembly in Oklahoma City Feb. 19,1956.

b. S. 1643: To provide benefits for members of the Reserve components of the Armed Services who suffer disability or death incident to active duty, active duty for training, or inactive-duty training, and for other purposes. Bill by John J. Sparkman - (Alabama).  (Senate).

c. H. R. 6408: To provide benefits for members of the reserve components of the Armed Services who suffered disability or death incident to active duty, active duty for training, or inactive-duty training and for other purposes. Bill by George Huddleston, Jr.- (Alabama). (House).

F 10: Armed Services, Committee on: SAGE (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: Northwestern Michigan Jet Base situation; proposed amendment Section 303 in line with suggestions in regard to SAGE.

F 11: Armed Services, Committee on: Selective Service/Universal Military Training (1955-1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: Section 6(b) (5) (b) of the Universal Military Training and Service Act, A request that fathers and men past 26, who so desire, be released from the Armed Services.

F 12: Armed Services, Committee on: Tankers (1955-1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: twenty modern tankers for the Navy pursuant to Public Law 575; four of the five authorized to be built by the Navy now being under construction; interest in H. R. 5799; rncourage Navy use of private tankers; request for Department of Defense's views.

b. H. R. 5799: To amend the act of August 10,1954 (68 Stat. 681, ch. 565, sec. 1). Bill by Victor Wickersham- (Oklahoma). (House).

F 13: Armed Services, Committee on: Tinker Air Force Base (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: information about the contract with Boyington Company of Oklahoma City Oklahoma, for operating Slack Air Force Base, Shreveport, La.

F 14: Armed Services, Committee on: Veterans (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: Information on legislation passed by the House relating to veterans serial numbers to be given free by the Adjutant General.

F 15: Atomic Energy, Joint Committee on (1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: two resolutions adopted by members of the Truck-Trailer Manufacturers Association, convened for their 15th annual convention at Edgewater Park, Mississippi, January 25,1956.

b. H. R. 8289: To authorize appropriations for the conversion and operation of a merchant vessel and for the construction and in stallation of an atomic propulsion facility and auxiliary equipment, and for other purposes. Bill by James E. Van Zandt- (Pennsylvania).  (House). 

F 16: Banking and Currency, Committee on: Banking Holding Companies (1955). 

Correspondence. Topics include: protest of bank holding company legislation now before the Senate.

F 17: Banking and Currency, Committee on: Banking (1956).

a.  Correspondence. Topics include: opposition to the Davis Bill (H. R. 8622)  and to Section 315 of the School Construction Assistance Bill (H. R. 7535).

b. H. R. 8622: To assist cities and States by amending section 5136 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, with respect to the authority of national banks to underwrite and deal in securities issued by State and local Governments, and for other purposes. Bill by Clifford Davis- (Tennessee). (House).

F 18: Banking and Currency, Committee on: Disaster Insurance (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: frequent recurrence of hurricanes and floods Rhode Island and many other states have suffered.

b. H. R. 7897: To provide for Federal Disaster Insurance and re insurance. Bill by Aime J. Forand - (Rhode Island). 84th Congress, 2nd Session. (House).

F 19: Banking and Currency, Committee on: Federal Home Loan Bank Board (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support of H. R. 5710 restricting branch powers of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.

b. S. 972: To amend the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, as amended. Bill by J. Allen Frear, Jr. - (Delaware); Homer E. Capehart - (Indiana).

c. H. R. 5710: To amend the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1938, as amended. Bill by Irwin D. Davidson - (New York). (House).

F 20: Banking and Currency, Committee on: Housing (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: off-base housing legislation, The rev. Wallace J. Murphy to appear before your committee as a witness in behalf of the Property Owners Association of America.

F 21: Banking and Currency, Committee on: Price Controls (1955). 

Updated copy of H. R. 189: To terminate all ceilings and controls on meats and livestock. Bill by Victor Wickersham - (Oklahoma). 83rd Congress, 1st Session. (House). Bill was never reintroduced to the House.

F 22: District of Columbia, Committee on the: General Federation of Women's Clubs (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for H.R. 8493. 

b. H.R. 8493: To exempt from taxation certain property of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Inc., in the District of Columbia. Bill by Sid Simpson - (Illinois). (House).

F 23: District of Columbia, Committee on the: Workmen's Compensation (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for H. R. 3015, a bill to establish a separate Workmen's Compensation Act for the District of Columbia.

b. H.R. 3015: To establish workmen's compensation for the District of Columbia. Bill by John L. McMillan - (South Carolina). (House).

F 24: Education and Labor, Committee on: Davis-Bacon Act (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: opposition to H. R. 4566 which amends the Davis-Bacon Act.

b. H. R. 4566: To amend the Davis-Bacon Act, and for other purposes. Bill by John E. Fogarty - (Rhode Island). (House). 

F 25: Education and Labor, Committee on: Education Aid (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: Request for information on the question "Should Taxpayers Support Nonpublic Schools?"; opposition to federal aid for schools; support for federal aid to education.

F 26: Education and Labor, Committee on:  Education Aid: Kelley Bill, Correspondence A-L (1956).

a. Correspondence concerns support and opposition to the Kelley Bill. There is also discussion of the Davis-Bacon Act aspects. Correspondents include Richard Burch, W. C. Burris, Dale Burrus, Boyd Clark, George W. Clarke, E. E. Claunch, W. T. Delaney, Walter Dill, Iva Duggan, International Brotherhood of Electrical workers, R. B. Elliott, Emerson School faculty, Carl G. Etling, Jack C. Green, Pat Hardy, Richard James, Charles E. Johnson, Avery A. Johnston, M. L. Korn, Ted King, Lawton High School, Owen Lawson, Bernice Lewis, and D. N. Lyon.

b. H. R. 7535: To authorize Federal assistance to the States and local communities in financing an expanded program of school construction so as to eliminate the national shortage of class rooms. Bill by Augustine B. Kelley - (Pennsylvania). (House).

F 27: Education and Labor, Committee on:  Education Aid: Kelley Bill, Correspondence M-Z (1956).

Correspondence concerns support and opposition to the Kelley Bill. There is also discussion of the Davis-Bacon Act aspects. Correspondents include G. G. Miser, National Education Association, B. F. Neal, Oklahoma State Federation of Labor, Lula Oswalt, Jack M. Price, B. J. Reinhard, R. D. Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Seigler, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Sexton, Mr. and Mrs. Chester W. Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Skelley, Skiatook Board of Education, C. A. Sutherland, Mrs. B. C. Swinney, Tillman County Classroom Teachers, Roy Tillman, Don Turner, United Slate Tile and Composition Roofers Damp and Waterproof Workers Association, Mrs. M. M. Vickers, Virgil Wade, C. E. Wilson, Charles C. Wintrode, and Dion C. Wood.

F 28: Education and Labor, Committee on:  Equal Pay/Equal Work (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: urging action enacting legislation to apply the principle of "Equal Pay for Equal Work" without discrimination because of sex.

F 29: Education and Labor, Committee on: International Labor Organization (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: Congress should give its earnest consideration to withdrawing entirely from the I.L.O.

F 30: Education and Labor, Committee on: Library Services (1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support the Federal Library Services Bill; Library Services Bill H. R. 2840 scheduled for vote this week and presence and favorable vote on measure is vital to library development of Oklahoma; Oklahoma Library Association solicits Wickersham's support of the Library Services Bill.

b. S. 205: To promote the further development of Public Library Services in rural areas. Bill by Lister Hill - (Alabama); George D. Aiken - (Vermont); Paul H. Douglas - (Illinois); Henry M. Jackson - (Washington); Mike Mansfield - (North Dakota); Dennis Chavez - (New Mexico); Mathew M. Neely - (West Virginia); Herbert H. Lehman - (New York); James O. Eastland - (Mississippi); Estes Kefauver - (Tennessee), (Senate).

c. H. R. 362: To promote the further development of Public Library Service in rural areas.  Bill by Carl Elliott - (Alabama). (House).

d. H. R. 2740: To promote the further development of Public Library Service in rural areas.  Bill by Edith Green - Oregon). (House).

F 31: Education and Labor, Committee on: National Labor Relations Board (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: N.L.R.B. case 14-RC-2861 involving a petition for representation election for the approximately 200 driver-salesmen of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of St. Louis.

F 32: Education and Labor, Committee on: Vocational Rehabilitation (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: request for information on expenditure of federal funds by the Vocational Rehabilitation Division; support for state and federal employment and Vocational Rehabilitation Bureau legislation; application for Vocational Rehabilitation Services; need of assistance from the vocational rehabilitation authorities.

F 33: Education and Labor, Committee on: Wage/Hour Law (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: classification of labor used in reforestation with a copy of a proposed amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act; opposition to the proposal that would bring retail businesses under the Fair Labor Standards Act; copy of the recent Minimum Wage Act; information on the Wage-Hour Law.

F 34: Education and Labor, Committee on: Wage/Hour Law, Telephone Exchanges (1955-1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: small phone companies having less than 750 stations possibly having to come under the Wage and Hour Law under proposed legislation; information pertaining to retaining our exemption in the Wage-Hour Act.

F 35: Foreign Affairs, Committee on: Foreign Aid (1953, 1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: opposition to foreign aid.

b. State Department press release; John Foster Dulles remarks before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Mutual Security Program.

F 36: Foreign Affairs, Committee on: Israel/Middle East (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: suggestions relative to the so-called Near East situation; unanimous approval of adoption of resolution; Democratic members have signed declaration on Near East recommending peace negotiations; security treaties and sale of arms to Israel to counter Soviet offensive in that area; articles which appeared in the New York Journal-American concerning "Arab Propaganda in the U.S."; support for the Langer Bill S. 276.

F 37: Government Operations, Committee on: Hoover Commission (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: getting the Hoover Commission recommendations.

F 38: House Administration, Committee on: Hatch Act Amendments (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for H. R. 3084, amending the so-called Hatch Act.

b. H. R. 3084: To amend certain provisions of the laws relating to the prevention of political activities to make them inapplicable to State officers and employees. Bill by John V. Beamer - (Indiana).  (House).

F 39: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Alaska (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: opposition to H. R. 244, introduced by Delegate Bartlett of Alaska, H. R. 8405 - Introduced by Congressman Utt, California.

b. H. R. 244: To amend the Organic Act of the Territory of Alaska, and for other purposes. Bill by E. L. Bartlett - (Alaska). House.

c. H. R. 8405: To amend the Organic Act of the Territory of Alaska, and for other purposes. Bill by James B. Utt - (California). (House).

F 40: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Arkansas River Basin (1955).

Correspondence. Topics include: information on the Arkansas and Canadian Rivers in the vicinity of the Keystone and Eufaula Dams; invitation to be a guest at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Basin Development Association, Inc.; planning and construction of the Dardanelle Dam and Lock in the Arkansas River Basin Program.

F 41: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Canton Reclamation Project (1956).

Draft of bill: An Act, to authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Canton Project, Oklahoma, by the Secretary of the Interior. Introduced by ?, 84th Congress, 1st Session.

F 42: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Cherokee Capitol (1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: urge the passage of H. R. 10298.

b. H. R. 10298: To provide that the Secretary of the Interior shall investigate and report to the Congress as to the advisability of establishing the former capitol building of the Cherokee Indian Nation and the grounds which constitute its site, located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, as a national monument and historic shrine.  Bill by Ed Edmondson - (Oklahoma). (House).

F 43: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Colorado River Basin, Correspondence and Materials, A-H (1955-1956).

a. Aspinall, Wayne (1956).  Regarding whether Wickersham will be available to vote for the Colorado River Project; a factual booklet on the Colorado River Storage Project; appreciation for support and favorable vote on the Upper Colorado River legislation.

b. Campbell, W. Glenn (1956).  Copy of the American Enterprise Association's booklet on the Upper Colorado Reclamation Project.

c. Carr, Larry (1956).  Supplemental statement in support of the accompanying petition dated September 1,1955.

d. Council of Conservationists (1956).  Two provisions that will be added to H. R. 3383.

e. Dawson, William A. (1956).  A map of the Colorado River Storage Project that might prove helpful during discussion of H. R. 3383; note of appreciation for Wickersham's vote in favor of the Upper Colorado River Storage Project.

f.  Dixon, H. A. (1956).  Colorado River Storage Project will not add to farm surplus problem.

g. Fernandez, A. M. (1956).  Plea for vote in favor of the rule to bring the Upper Colorado River Storage Bill to the floor for debate.

h. Haley, James A. (1956).  Statement opposing the Upper Colorado River Project.

i. Hosmer, Craig (1955).  Opposed to H. R. 3383 because of the many bad features it contains; photographs emphasizing only two of the many reasons why the project should be defeated.

j. S. 500: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Colorado River Storage Project and participating projects, and for other purposes. Bill by Clinton P. Anderson - (New Mexico); Gordon Allot - (Colorado); Frank A Barrett - (Wyoming); Wallace Bennett - (Utah); Dennis Chavez - (New Mexico); Barry Goldwater - (Arizona); Carl Hayden - (Arizona); Eugene D. Millikin - (Colorado); Arthur V. Watkins - (Utah); Joseph S. O'Mahoney - (Wyoming). (Senate).

k. H. R. 3383: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Colorado River Storage Project, and participating projects, and for other purposes. Bill by Wayne N.  Aspinall - (Colorado). (House).

F 44: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Colorado River Basin, Correspondence and Materials, J-W (1956).

a. Johnson, Edwin C. H. R. 3383 should be enacted into law now.

b. King, Cecil R. A reprint of a recent interview in Newsweek Magazine with Robert L. Cochran, relating to the Upper Colorado River Project.

c. Lee, J. Bracken.  Requests that Wickersham study H. R. 3383 carefully and keep in mind its vital importance to this area and the nation when the measure is brought to a vote.

d. Rhodes, John J.  A vote for the Colorado River Storage Project will be a vote for self-sustaining, tax-paying home owners who will contribute to the general welfare of our country.

e. Saylor, John P..  Opposition to H. R. 3383.

f. Simms, John F.  Approval of this bill is of the utmost importance, not only to every person in state of New Mexico but also to the nation as a whole.

g. Simpson, Milward L. The importance of the Colorado River Storage Project and participating projects to state of Wyoming and to the nation as a whole cannot be over emphasized.

h. Thompson, Keith.  Thank you for support and favorable vote on the Upper Colorado River legislation; unfounded charges have been made regarding Glen Canyon Dam and Reservoir site, a part of the Colorado River Storage Project.

i. Upper Colorado River Grass Roots, Inc. Information relative to the Colorado River Storage Project, H. R. 3383; Expression of thanks on behalf of hundreds of thousands of citizens of the West for favorable vote on the Colorado River Storage Project.

j. Utah State Association of County Officials.  Resolution regarding the Colorado River Development Plan.

k. Williams, G. O.  362,000 acres will be made productive at a cost in excess of 2,000 per acre.

F 45: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Colorado River Basin, Publications (1956).

a. Booklet: American Enterprise Association, Inc. The Upper Colorado Reclamation Project. Pro by Sen. Arthur W. Watkins. Con by Raymond Moley.

b. Booklet: Upper Colorado River Commission.  The Colorado River Storage Project to Build a Stronger America.

F 46: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Flood Control (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: petition of sixty-one farmers in the Temple area.

F 47: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Hawaii (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: Resolution was this day adopted by the Delegates to the Hawaii State Constitutional Convention of 1950.

F 48: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Hell's Canyon (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: Congress not having authority to authorize the high Hell's Canyon Dam in accordance with S. 1333 and H. R. 4719.

b.  Bill Analysis: American Enterprise Association, Inc. "Analysis of S. 1333 and identical House Bills."

c. S. 1333: To authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Hell's Canyon Dam on the Snake River between Idaho and Oregon, and for related purposes.  Bill by Wayne Morse - (Oregon); Warren G. Magnuson - (Washington); Henry M. Jackson - (Washington); James E. Murray - (Montana); Mike Mansfield - (Montana); Richard L. Neuberger - (Oregon); Joseph C. O'Mahoney - (Wyoming); Clinton P. Anderson - (New Mexico); Dennis Chavez - (New Mexico); Earle C. Clements - (Kentucky); Paul H. Douglas - (Illinois); J. William Fulbright - (Arkansas); Albert Gore - (Tennessee); Theodore Francis Green - (Rhode Island); Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.- (Missouri); Lister Hill - (Alabama); Hubert H. Humphrey - (Minnesota); Olin D. Johnston - (South Carolina); Estes Kefauver - (Tennessee); Robert S. Kerr - (Oklahoma); Harley M. Kilgore - (West Virginia); William Langer - (North Dakota); Herbert H. Lehman - (New York); John L McClellan - (Arkansas); Pat McNamara - (Nevada); Matthew M. Neely- (West Virginia); W. Kerr Scott - (North Carolina); John J. Sparkman - (North Dakota).  (Senate).

d. H. R. 4719: To authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Hell's Canyon Dam on the Snake River between Idaho and Oregon, and for related purposes. Bill by Gracie Pfost - (Idaho). (House).

e. H. R. 4730: To authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Hell's Canyon Dam on the Snake River between Idaho and Oregon, and for related purposes. Bill by Edith Green- (Oregon). (House).

f. H. R. 4740: To authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Hell's Canyon Dam on the Snake River between Idaho and Oregon, and for related purposes. Bill by Lee Metcalf - (Montana).   (House).

F 49: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Horseshoe Bend (1955).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: proposal to designate the Horseshoe Bend Battle Ground as a national military park, and as a memorial to Old Hickory. 

b. H. R. 228: To provide for the establishment of the Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, in the State of Alabama. Bill by Albert Rains - (Alabama). (House). 

F 50: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Indian Affairs (1956).

J. B. Meek; information as to legislation which might have been enacted and providing for the payment to the Indians for their land.

F 51: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on:  Indian Claims Commission (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: bill to extend the Indian Claims Commission Act.

b. S. 1746: An Act continuing the Indian Claims Commission to April 10,1959. Bill by James E. Murray - (Montana). 84th Congress, 1st Session, (House).

c. H. R. 5566: An Act to terminate the existence of the Indian Claims Commission, and for other purposes. Bill by James A. Haley- (Florida). 84th Congress, 1st Session, (Senate).

F 52: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Indian Health (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: Support for passage of S. 3112, H. R. 9150, and H.R. 9209 which aim at providing sanitation facilities and services for Indians.

b. S. 3112: To provide domestic and community sanitation facilities and services for Indians, and for other purposes. Bill by Arthur V. Watkins- (Utah). (Senate).

c. H. R. 9150: To provide domestic and community sanitation facilities and services for Indians, and for other purposes. Bill by Stewart L Udall - (Arizona). (House).

d. H. R. 9209: To provide domestic and community sanitation facilities and services for Indians, and for other purposes. Bill by Walter H. Judd - (Minnesota). (House).

F 53: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on:  Muskingum River/Dillon Dam (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: letter and enclosed brochure, Why We Need Dillon Dam compiled by the Zanesville Chamber of Commerce.

F 54: Interior and Insular Affairs, Committee on: Washita Basin Project (1955-1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: Washita Project (H. R. 310) would benefit the national defense effort insofar as it affects Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base; support and assistance given the Kerr-Monroney-Wickersham Bill authorizing construction of the Washita irrigation, flood control, and city water supply project; allocation of Project Construction Costs.

b. H. R. 310: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma. Bill by Victor Wickersham - (Oklahoma). (House).

F 55: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Alcoholic Beverages (1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support and opposition to Siler Bill (H.R. 4627) to bar alcoholic beverage advertising in interstate commerce and over the air; support for S. 923 to stop liquor and beer advertisements over radio, television and in papers; contention that the Langer Bill (S. 923) and many similar bills are unconstitutional; information on the Oklahoma Alcoholism Association; urge support of Lane Bill (H.R. 7922) and Williams Bill (H.R. 8000).

b. S. 923: To prohibit the transportation in interstate commerce of advertisements of alcoholic beverages, and for other purposes. Bill by William Langer - (North Dakota). (Senate).

c. H. R. 4627: To prohibit the transportation in interstate commerce of advertisements of alcoholic beverages, and for other purposes.  Bill by Eugene Siler - (Kentucky). (House).

d. H. R. 7922: To prohibit the serving of alcoholic beverages on aircraft in flight. Bill by Thomas J. Lane - (Massachusetts). (House).

e. H. R. 8000: To amend section 610 of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 to prohibit the serving of alcoholic beverages to airline passengers while in flight.  Bill by John Bell Williams- (Mississippi). (House).

F 56: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Automobile Governors (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: bill providing for the installation of governors on automobiles to control their speed.

F 57: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Health Care (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: resolution by the Oklahoma Naturopathic and Physiotherapy Physicians Association.

F 58: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Health Personnel (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: criticism and suggested corrections to H. R. 3543.

b. H. R. 3543: To promote the national defense and security by providing for a temporary program to aid in relieving the shortage of physicians and other health personnel. Bill by Victor L. Anfuso - (New York). (House).

F 59: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on:  I.C.C. Amendment (1956)

Correspondence. Topics include: copy of a bill to amend sub-paragraph (3) of part 1 of the Interstate Commerce Act as last amended.

F 60: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Mass Transit (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: provisions in the bill creating a transit authority in the District of Columbia to provide for collective bargaining and arbitration by chosen representatives of the employees of the authority.

F 61: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Ministerial Air Fare (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: interest in the enactment of legislation permitting airlines to give clergy rates; sponsorship of a bill to allow airlines to grant free or reduced rate transportation to ministers of religion, excluding airlines subsidized by the Civil Aeronautics Board; support for the H. R. 295.

b. H. R. 295: To amend section 403(b) of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 so as to permit the granting of free or reduced-rate transportation for ministers of religion. Bill by Victor Wickersham - (Oklahoma). (House).

c. H. R. 2017: To amend section 403(b) of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 so as to permit the granting of free or reduced-rate transportation for ministers of religion. Bill by Samuel K. McConnell, Jr. - (Pennsylvania). (House).

d. H. R. 4657: To amend section 403(b) of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 so as to permit air carriers and foreign air carriers to grant free or reduced-rate transportation to ministers of religion. Bill by F. Ertel Carlyle - (North Carolina). (House).

e. S. 779: To amend section 403(b) of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 so as to permit the granting of free or reduced-rate transportation to ministers of religion. Bill by Homer E. Capehart - (Indiana). (House).

F 62: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: National Gas Act (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support and opposition for the Harris-Fullbright Bill; telegram to the President of the United States expressing views on the Harris Gas Bill; proposed amendments to H. R. 6645 and the proposed act extending the period of restrictions on lands belonging to the Five Civilized Tribes (H. R. 6306); resolution calling public attention to the necessity for appropriate legislation to clearly exempt production and gathering of natural gas and the sale thereof by producers and gatherers from regulation by the Federal Power Commission.

b. H. R. 6645: To amend the Natural Gas Act, as amended. Bill by Oren Harris - (Arkansas). (House).

c. S. 1853: To amend the Natural Gas Act, as amended. Bill by J. William Fulbright - (Arkansas). (Senate).

F 63: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Poultry (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for bills guaranteeing the sale of only clean and healthy poultry in interstate commerce; pamphlet with respect to federal inspection of poultry.

b. H. R. 8599: To amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, so as to prohibit the movement in interstate of foreign commerce of unsound, unhealthful, diseased, unwholesome, or adulterated poultry or poultry products. Bill by J. Percy Priest - (Tennessee).  (House). 

c. H. R. 9006: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, so as to prohibit the movement in interstate of foreign commerce of unsound, unhealthful, diseased, unwholesome, or adulterated poultry or poultry products. Bill by Don Hayworth - (Michigan).  (House).

d. S. 3176: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, so as to prohibit the movement in interstate of foreign commerce of unsound, unhealthful, diseased, unwholesome, or adulterated poultry or poultry products. Bill by James E. Murray - (Montana); George H. Bender - (Ohio); Paul H. Douglas - (Illinois); Hubert H. Humphrey - (Minnesota); Thomas H. Kuchel - (California); Pat McNamara - (Michigan); Wayne Morse - (Oregon); W. Kerr Scott - (North Carolina). (Senate).

F 64: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Railroads (1956). 

Correspondence. Topics include: remarks made at the legislative meeting by C. E. Huntley; many railroads are ignoring the Signal Inspection Rules which were adopted by the Interstate Commerce Commission as a result of the Signal Inspection Act.

F 65: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Railroad Retirement (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: request for support to increase the pension of retired railroad men fifteen percent; form letter giving an explanation of H.R. 9065 to amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 to provide increases in benefits and for other purposes.

b. H. R. 9065: To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 to provide increases in benefits, and for other purposes. Bill by Oren Harris - (Arkansas). (House).

F 66: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Railroad Retirement (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: H.R. 858 dealing with a change in the Railroad Retirement Pension Bill.

b. H. R. 858: To provide that railroad employees may retire on a full annuity at age sixty or after serving thirty years; to provide that such annuity for any month shall be not less than one-half of the individual's average monthly compensation for the five years of highest earnings; and for other purposes. Bill by James E. Van Zandt - (Pennsylvania). (House).

F 67: Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Committee on: Regulation (1956). 

Correspondence. Topics include: recommendations made in the Weeks report would be most harmful to the nation's transportation.

F 68: Judiciary, Committee on: Anti-Trust (1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: bulletin going to the Judiciary Committee of the Senate and House, together with the pamphlet entitled For Such a Time as This by Dr. C. Ralston Smith; support for H.R. 11; Congressman Patman's remarks in the interest of the independent bakers; petition filed to force consideration of H.R. 11; list of business organizations and cooperatives, farm and labor organizations supporting S. 11 and H. R. 11, have signed the discharge petition.

b. H.R. 11: Declaration of purpose and policy: to reaffirm the national public policy and the purpose of Congress in the laws against unlawful restraints and monopolies, commonly designated "anti-trust" laws, which among other things prohibit price discrimination; to aid in intelligent, fair, and effective administration and enforcement thereof; and to strengthen the Robinson-Patman Anti-Price Discrimination Act and the protection which it affords to independent business, the Congress hereby reaffirms that the purpose of the anti-trust laws in prohibiting price discrimination is to secure equality of opportunity of all persons to compete in trade or business and to preserve competition where it exists, to restore it where it is destroyed, and to permit it to spring up in new fields. Bill by Wright Patman - (Texas). (House).

c. S. 11: To amend the Robinson-Patman Act with reference to equality of opportunity.  Bill by Estes Kefauver - (Tennessee); Frank A. Barrett - (Wyoming); J. Glenn Beall - (Maryland); Dennis Chavez - (New Mexico); Everett M. Dirkson - (Illinois); Paul H. Douglas - (Illinois); Thomas H. Kuchel - (California); J. William Fulbright - (Arkansas); Theodore Francis Green - (Rhode Island); Thomas C. Hennings, Jr. - (Missouri); Lister Hill - (Alabama); Spessard L. Holland - (Florida); Hubert H. Humphrey - (Minnesota); Henry M. Jackson - (Washington); Harley M. Kilgore - (West Virginia); William Langer - (North Dakota); Herbert H. Lehman - (New York); Russell B. Long - (Louisiana); Warren G. Magnuson - (Washington); Mike Mansfield - (Montana); John L. McClellan - (Arkansas); Pat McNamara - (Nevada); Wayne Morse - (Oregon); John O. Pastore - (Rhode Island); W. Kerr Scott - (North Carolina); George A. Smathers - (Florida); John J. Sparkman - (Alabama); Stuart Symington - (Missouri). (Senate).

F 69: Judiciary, Committee on the: Anti-Trust (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: request for support of Congressman James Roosevelt's introduction of H. R. 7096 to make it a law; views and ideas on the Roosevelt Bill.

b. H. R. 7096: For Freedom of Choice in Trade. To amend sections three and four of the Clayton Act to free those in commerce from restraints of trade and to allow small businessmen freedom of choice in the conduct of their respective businesses as independent enterprises. Bill by James Roosevelt - (California). (House).

c. H. R. 8395: To amend sections 3 and 4 of the Clayton Act to free those in commerce from restraints of trade and to allow small-businessmen freedom of choice in the conduct of their respective businesses as independent enterprises. Bill by James Roosevelt - (California). (House).

F 70: Judiciary, Committee on the: Bankruptcy Trustees (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: information on H.R. 5047, to increase trustees fees by approximately 50 percent; support for H.R. 5047.

b. H. R. 5047: To increase the compensation of trustees in bankruptcy. Bill by Hale Boggs - (Louisiana). (House). Senate).

F 71: Judiciary, Committee on the: Federal Construction Contracts (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: Opposition and support for S. 1644, the proposed Federal Construction Contract Act of 1955; concern over the waste, inefficiency and inequity inherent in the outmoded system of construction contracting.

b. H. R. 7637: To prescribe policy and procedure in connection with construction contracts made by executive agencies, and for other purposes. Bill by Thomas J. Lane - (Massachusetts). (House).

c. H. R. 7638: To prescribe policy and procedure in connection with construction contracts made by executive agencies, and for other purposes. Bill by William E. Miller - (New York). (House).

d. S. 1644: To prescribe policy and procedure in connection with construction contracts made by executive agencies, and for other purposes. Bill by Harley M. Kilgore - (West Virginia); Wallace F. Bennett - (Utah); John M. Butler - (Maryland); Henry C. Dworshak - (Idaho); J. William Fulbright - (Arkansas); Hubert H. Humphrey - (Minnesota); Henry M. Jackson - (Washington); William Langer - (North Dakota); Herbert H. Lehman - (New York); John L. McClellan - (Arkansas); Pat McNamara - (Nevada); Warren G. Magnuson - (Washington); Wayne Morse - (Oregon); John J. Sparkman - (Alabama); Milton R. Young - (North Dakota); Thomas H. Kuchel - (California); Richard L. Neuberger - (Oregon). (Senate). (House).

F 72: Judiciary, Committee on the: Federal/State Relations (1955). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: suggestions relative to the provisions of H. R. 3, the so-called Smith Bill, in favor of any perpetuating and broadening States rights.

b. H. R. 3: To establish rules of interpretation governing questions of the effect of acts of Congress on State laws. Bill by Howard W. Smith - (Virginia). (House).

F 73: Judiciary, Committee on the: Immigration (1956-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for the McCarren-Walter Immigration Act; concern over the proposed amendment H. R. 6969,

b. H. R. 6969: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit children adopted by United States citizens to be naturalized in certain cases without satisfying the residence and physical presence requirements. Bill by Frances P. Bolton - (Ohio). (House).

F 74: Judiciary, Committee on the: Judicial Annuities (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: interest in the bill now pending before Congress which will provide for payment of annuity to the widows of federal judges.

b. H. R. 11124: To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the payment of annuities to widows and dependent children of judges. Bill by Emmanuel Celler - (New York). (House). PL 973.

F 75: Judiciary, Committee on the: Juke Boxes (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: opposition to efforts to have the copyright law amended; H.R. 4316, H.R. 6654 and S. 590.

b. H. R. 4316: Relating to the rendition of musical compositions on coin-operated machines. Bill by Frank Thompson, Jr. - (New Jersey). (House).

c. H. R. 6654: Relating to the rendition of musical compositions on coin-operated machines. Bill by James C. Murray - (Illinois). (House).

d. S. 590: Relating to the rendition of musical compositions on coin-operated machines. Bill by Harley M. Kilgore - (West Virginia); Estes Kefauver - (Tennessee); Wayne Morse - (Oregon); William Langer - (North Dakota); Frank A. Barnnett - (Wyoming); Hubert H. Humphrey - (Minnesota); Joseph C. O'Mahoney - (Wyoming); Olin D. Johnston - (South Carolina); Fredrick G. Payne - (Maine); Matthew M. Neely - (West Virginia). (Senate).

F 76: Judiciary, Committee on the: Madden, Ella (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: any payment in connection with H. R. 5237 rests with the Congress; H.R. 5237, a bill for the relief of Ella and Clarence Madden of Lawton; H. R. 1516 to authorize presentation of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Bennie Griffin; request for help in securing favorable action on H. R. 5237; Maddens very discouraged with reference to the appropriation; information on the status of the bill.

b. H. R. 5237: For the relief of Mrs. Ella Madden. Bill by Victor Wickersham - (Oklahoma). (House).

F 77: Judiciary, Committee on the: Pahk, Induk (1955).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: H. R. 2054  for the relief of Induk Pahk, was ordered favorably reported by this committee yesterday.

b. H. R. 2054: For the relief of Induk Pahk. Bill by James C. Davis - (Georgia). (House).

F 78: Judiciary, Committee on the: Resolutions (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: resolutions adopted by D.A.R. State Conference.

F 79: Judiciary, Committee on the: Smart, Frances Irene (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: indefinite postponement of H. R. 1513 by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

b. H. R. 1513: For the relief of Frances Irene Smart. Bill by Victor Wickersham - (Oklahoma). (House).

F 80: Judiciary, Committee on the: Stalford, Fredrick (1955).

a.  Correspondence. Topics include: Copy of Army Reserve Information Bulletin No. 5, United States Army Reserve Retirement.

b. H. R. 3291: For the relief of Fredrick D. Stalford. Bill by Victor Wickersham - (Oklahoma). (House).

F 81: Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Committee on: Fish Hatchery (1955). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: progress of H. R. 221, and whether it has cleared the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.

b. H. R. 221: To establish rearing ponds and a fish hatchery in western Oklahoma. Bill by Victor Wickersham - (Oklahoma). (House).

F 82: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Employee Organizations (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: Senate Bill 65 and/or House Resolution 484 are now pending in the House Civil Service and Post Office Committee.

b. H. R. 697: To amend section 6 of the Act of August 24,1912, as amended, with respect to the recognition of organizations of Postal and Federal employees. Bill by George M. Rhodes - (Pennsylvania). (House).

F 83: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Employee Organizations (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: A reprint of the leading editorial in The Outlook, the official publication of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

F 84: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Multi-Legislation and General (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: Title 1 of Public Law 519, 83rd Congress; interest in bills passed by the first session of the current Congress and bills presently in committee, and scheduled to receive action in the coming session.

b. H. R. 312: To grant equitable compensatory time to postal employees. Bill by Gardner R. Withrow - (Wisconsin). (House).

c. H. R. 484: To amend section 1(d) of the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29,1930, as amended. Bill by Dewey Short - (Missouri). (House).

d. H. R. 695: To extend certain benefits to persons who served in the Armed Forces of the United States in Mexico or on its borders during the period beginning May 9,1916, and ending April 6, 1917, and for other purposes. Bill by Daniel A. Reed - (New York). (House). 

e. H. R. 3255: To amend the Classification Act of 1949 to preserve in certain cases the rates of basic compensation of officers and employees whose positions are placed in lower grades by virtue of reclassification actions under such act, and for other purposes. Bill by John Lesinski - (Michigan). (House).

f. H. R. 3791: To amend the Civil Service Retirement Act. Bill by James H. Morrison - (Louisiana). (House).

g. H. R. 4080: To amend the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29,1930, as amended, to provide that accumulated sick leave over 90 days be credited to retirement fund. Bill by John Lesinski - (Michigan). (House).

h. H. R. 4081: To amend the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29,1930, as amended, to provide optional retirement at sixty years after twenty-five years of service with full annuity. Bill by John Lesinski - (Michigan). (House). 

i. H. R. 4084: To amend the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29,1930, as amended, so as to provide a full annuity compensation for employees involuntarily separated after having rendered at least twenty-five years of service. Bill by John Lesinski - (Michigan).(House).

j. H. R. 4085: To amend the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29,1930, as amended, to provide that annuities shall be adjusted simultaneously with general adjustments in Federal employees' salaries. Bill by John Lesinski - (Michigan). (House).

k. H. R. 4088: To amend the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29,1930, as amended, to provide optional retirement at age fifty-five with thirty years service. Bill by John Lesinski - (Michigan). (House).

l. H. R. 4744: To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. Bill by J. Percy Priest - (Tennessee). (House). 

m. H. R. 6295: To amend section 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949, as amended, to provide an increased maximum per diem allowance for subsistence and travel expenses, and for other purposes. Bill by Dante B. Fascell - (Florida). (House). 

n. H. R. 7618: To amend section 8 of the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29, 1930, as amended, and for other purposes. Bill by Tom Murray - (Tennessee). (House).

F 85: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Postage Rates (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: support for legislation to increase the postal rates for certain classes of mail.

F 86: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Postal Pay (1954).

Correspondence. Topics include: A salary raise due to the high cost of living.

F 87: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Retirement/Benefits (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: resolution regarding a bill being favored by the National Association of Retired Civil Employees; alarm over the Civil Service Commission's recommendations to secure major medical health insurance coverage for the federal employees; rules and regulations governing retirement to civil service employees; increase in the annuities of retired civil service personnel; interest in increases in annuities paid to survivors of federal employees, opposition to any bill placing postal employees under social security.

F 88: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Retirement, S. 2875 (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support of S. 2875 now under consideration by the Senate Post Office and Civil Service Subcommittee; request amendment of bill to provide for optional retirement at a reduced annuity for women at 55 years of age with a minimum of twenty years service.

b. S. 2875: To revise the Civil Service Retirement Act. Bill by Olin P. Johnston - (South Carolina). (Senate).

F 89: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Retirement, H.R. 484/S. 65 (1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: request to get H. R. 484 out of committee and on the floor of the House.

b. H. R. 484: To amend section 1(d) of the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29,1930,as amended. Bill by Dewey Short - (Missouri). (House).

c. S. 65: To amend section 1(d) of the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29,1930, as amended. Bill by Olin D. Johnston - (South Carolina). (Senate).

F 90: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Retirement, H. R. 3791 (1955).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for H.R. 3791 for the betterment of retiring postal employees.

b. H. R. 3791: To amend the Civil Service retirement Act. Bill by James H. Morrison- (Louisiana). (House).

F 91: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Retirement: H. R. 3792 (1955).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: H.R. 7618, which was substituted for H.R. 3792 passed the House, and the Senate substituted the language contained in S. 2402, which passed both Houses and has been sent to the President for his signature; suggestions relative to introducing a companion Bill to H. R. 3792.

b. H. R. 3792: To amend section 8 of the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29,1930, as amended.  Bill by James H. Morrison - (Louisiana). (House).

c. H. R. 7618: To amend section 8 of the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29,1930, as amended, and for other purposes. Bill by Tom Murray - (Tennessee). (House).

d. S 2402: To amend section 8 of the Civil Service Retirement Act of Mat 29,1930, as amended. Bill by Olin D. Johnston - (South Carolina). (Senate).

F 92: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Retirement: H. R. 4085 (1956). 

a.  Correspondence. Topics include: support for the Bill, H. R. 4085; resolution presented by the National Association of Retired Civil Employees concerning H. R. 4085.

b. H. R. 4085: To amend the Civil Service Retirement Act of Mat 29,1930, as amended, to provide that annuities shall be adjusted simultaneously with general adjustments in Federal employees' salaries. Bill by John Lesinski - (Michigan). (House).

F 93: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Retirement: H. R. 8812 (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for the passage of the Morrison Bill, H. R. 8812.

b. H. R. 8812: To revise the Civil Service Retirement Act. Bill by James H. Morrison - (Louisiana). (House).

F 94: Post Office and Service Committee on: Retirement Age (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: Post Office Association's opposition to Section 302 of H. R. 9739.

b. H. R. 9739: Making appropriations for sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, corporations, agencies, and offices, for the Fiscal year ending June 30,1957, and for other purposes. Bill by Albert Thomas - (Texas). (House and Senate).

F 95: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Rural Carriers (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: thanks for supporting the last pay raise for rural carriers.

F 96: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Rural Carriers: H. R. 1592 (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for H.R. 1592 to increase the pay for postal employees; urging the favorable enactment of H. R. 1826 or H. R. 1592.

b. H. R. 1592: To increase the rates of basic compensation of officers and employees in the field service of the Post Office Department.  Bill by James H. Morrison - (Louisiana). (House).

c. H. R. 1826: To increase the rates of basic compensation of officers and employees in the field service of the Post Office Department.  Bill by John E. Moss, Jr.- (California). (House).

F 97: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Rural Carriers: H.R. 2692 (1956).

a.  Correspondence. Topics include: introduction and support of legislation permitting temporary and substitute rural carriers to take non-competitive examinations to fill vacancies on the route they serve.

b. H. R. 2692: To amend the Seniority Act for Rural Mail Carriers to provide a method for the promotion of substitute rural carriers to the position of regular rural carrier. Bill by Gardner R. Withrow- (Wisconsin). (House).

F 98: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on: Veteran's Preference (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: resolution adopted by the American Legion, Oklahoma City Post No. 35, relative to a survey conducted by the National Civil Service League relative to veterans benefits.

F 99: Public Works, Committee on: Highways, General Correspondence (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: clipping from the Evening Star, February 7, 1956, stating that "House Democrats Predict Highway Bill Will Pass"; urge support of expanded highway building program along the lines recommended by the American Automobile Association; request for information on the subject of highway construction which face the coming session of Congress; resolution passed by the Board of Directors of Anchor-York Division, Inc., relative to highway legislation; Cabinet Committee report on national transportation, commonly called "The Weeks Report"; support for the Democratic Highway Financing Plan; report on the conferences with members of the Oklahoma delegation pertaining to the National Highway Program; opposition to S. 1920; request for views on the Kerr Farm to Market Road Act; booklet, Federal Aid Highways and the Public Utility Consumer; Davis-Bacon Act provisions.

F 100: Public Works, Committee on: Highways: General Data (1956).

a. Remarks: Brady Gentry. "The Future of Highway Legislation."

b. Pamphlet: American Automobile Association. Highlights of AAA Motorists' Program for Better Highways.

c. Sunday Star, Feb. 26, 1956.  "The Pocketbook Nerve; Trucks Are Bigger, Cars More Numerous; Which Should Pay for Future Highways?" 

d. Chamber of Commerce of the United States. "Report on Results of Referendum No. 94 on Highway Development Dec. 12, 1955 - Jan. 26,1956."

F 101: Public Works, Committee on: Highways: Interstate System (1955-1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: "Statement of Highway Transportation Organizations on Urgent Need For Expanded Federal State Highway Program"; comparison between the Clay Report and the Gore Substitute; support for an accelerated Federal Highway Bill which will provide 90-10 matching funds for vital coast-to-coast highway systems.

F 102: Public Works, Committee on:  Highways, H.R. 7370 (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: discussion of bill by T. Ashton Thompson.

b. H. R. 7370: To amend and supplement the Federal Aid Road Act approved July 11,1916 (39 stat. 355), as amended and supplemented, to authorize appropriations for continuing the construction of highways, and for other purposes. Bill by T. Ashton Thompson - (Louisiana).

F 103: Public Works, Committee on: Highways: H. R. 8836/H. R. 9075 (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: A copy of the Kohler News April1955, and suggestions relative to certain proposed provisions of the new highway bill.

b. Report: American Enterprise Association  "Analysis of H. R. 8836 and H. R. 9075 Bills."

c. H. R. 9075: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide additional revenue from the taxes on motor fuel, tires, and trucks and buses. Bill by Hale Boggs - (Louisiana). (House).

F 104: Public Works, Committee on: Davis-Bacon Amendment (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: opposition to the inclusion in the highway bill of a provision empowering the federal Department of Labor to fix wages under the Davis-Bacon law; urge leaving wage authority with state officials who know local conditions, except for the freeze which the bill places on size and weights being vested in the federal government; urge favorable consideration of H. R. 8836; urged to leave the determination of wage scales on any particular highway contract to the local state highway commission; opposed to the provision relating to relocation of utility lines; support for section 7(j) of H. R. 8836, as a realistic approach to protecting road surfaces.

b. H. R. 8836: To amend and supplement the Federal Aid Road Act approved July 11, 1916 (39 stat. 355), as amended and supplemented, to authorize appropriations for continuing the construction of highways, and for other purposes. Bill by George H. Fallon - (Maryland). (House).

F 105: Public Works, Committee on: Highways: H. R. 10660 (1956).

a. Correspondence mainly supporting the highway legislation H.R. 10660. Correspondents include Roy Adair, Bob Albert, Burt Armstead, R. R. Baker, I.C. Bowman, Howard J. Bozarth, Jim S. Brimm, R. L. Burt, Richard Campbell, M. H. Champion, Warren Chappell, Norman C. Cherry, Austin L. Denney, Albert D. Easlon, H. P. Ellis, Cleo Evans, J. W. Furrow, C. R. Gibson, M. V. Gravitt, Ersil G. Hawley, Dick D. Isaac, Ray Killer, G. K. Lamb, L. D. Luper, O. H. Nagruder, Clifford C. McBride, Jess O. McMichael Concrete Company, O. A. Mercer, Allen L. Miller, Charlie Miller, G. H. Molder, Troy F. Moody, Lewis H. Munn, Merle O. Pershall, Earnest Pickett, R. W. Robberson, A. L. Sauls, L. W. Sinor, Robert B. Snider, Burt Stewart, Gladys I. Theus, D. L. Thompson, Leland J. Towne, A. G. Tuetkin, Don Turner, R. E. Wall, W. G. West, and H. F. Woodrum.

b. H. R. 10660: To amend and supplement the Federal-Aid Road Act approved July 11,1916, to authorize appropriations for continuing the construction of highways; to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide additional revenue from the taxes on motor fuel, tires, trucks and buses; and for other purposes. Bill by George H. Fallon - (Maryland). Public Works, C. on (House). Finance, C. on (Senate). P.L. 627.

F 106: Public Works, Committee on: Highways: Utility Rights-of-Way (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: Utility Lobby pressing for a provision in the House Highway Bill which would make it easier for them to get what they really want from either a House-Senate conference or from the states themselves.

F 107: Public Works, Committee on:  Tennessee Valley Authority (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees of Cotton Electrical Cooperative supporting Senate Bill 2373.

b. S. 2373: To amend the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of !933, as amended, and for other purposes. Bill by Robert S. Kerr - (Oklahoma). (Senate).

F 108: Public Works, Committee on: Water Pollution Act (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for H. R. 9540.

b. H. R. 9540: To extend and strengthen the Water Pollution Control Act. Bill by John A. Blatnik - (Minnesota). (House).

F 109: Questionnaires: NFIB No. 216 (1955-1956).

Questionnaire. Topics include: opinion on the measure H.R. 7225 on whether to raise social security taxes in 1956; outlaw "one to a customer" limits on loss-leader goods; Congress maintain foreign aid on permanent basis; opinion on H.R. 3892 calling for 20 percent withholding tax on co-op refunds; and opinion on $15,000 business tax exemption to promote plant expansions and business improvements.

F 110: Questionnaires: NFIB No. 217 (1956).

Questionnaire. Topics include: opinion on H.R. 2384 asking whether the government should pay hospital bills for old folks on social security; opinion on whether chain stores should absorb losses on net earnings after taxation; opinion on H.R. 567 requiring full disclosure of all discounts to all buyers; opinion on S. 50 asking tire makers to close all their company stores; and opinion on whether Congress should outlaw secondary boycotts used to organize business.

F 111: Questionnaires: NFIB No. 218 (1956).

Questionnaire. Topics include: opinion on the H.R. 7997 on whether the government should help private insurance firms write policies against catastrophe damage; opinion on H.R. 8099 on limiting imports of foreign goods threatening welfare of domestic business; opinion on S. 2814 making it a criminal offense for tax collectors to threaten taxpayers illegally; opinion on whether Congress should act to secure square deal for smaller farmers on government farm programs.

F 112: Questionnaires: NFIB No. 219 (1956).

Questionnaire. Topics include: opinion on H.R. 9067 cutting taxes on smaller corporations; opinion on H.R. 9082 on stopping auto makers from forcing cars on dealers; opinion on S. 3107 on protecting small firm franchise rights against unjust cancellations; opinion on putting the House Small Business Committee on permanent basis; opinion on H.R. 8642 on calling for sharper teeth for anti-trust laws.

F 113: Questionnaires: NIFB No. 220 (1956).

Questionnaire. Topics include: opinion on H. R. 9514/S.3129 calling for a $2000 tax cut for small corporations; opinion on H.R. 9690 requiring employee secret vote before strikes; opinion on S. 2747 calling for a study of commissary and post exchange operations; opinion on S. J. Res. 1, the Treaty-Agreement Control Bill; and opinion on whether to grant foreign aid to only those nations lined up with the U.S. in the cold war against Communists.

F 114: Resolutions (1956).

Includes resolutions passed during the 1955 series of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association' regional meetings and resolutions adopted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers at the annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

F 115: Rules, Committee on: Exchange Programs (1956). 

Correspondence. Topics include: H.J. Res. 474, to establish a joint congressional committee to be known as the Joint Committee on United States International Exchange of Persons Programs.

F 116: Rules, Committee on: Intelligence (1955).

H. Con. Res. 43: Concurrent Resolution Bill by Francis E. Walter - (Pennsylvania). 84th Congress, 1st Session (House).

F 117: Rules, Committee on: Juvenile Delinquency (1955-1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: H. Res. 103 by Wickersham; interim report of the Committee on the Judiciary; urge Congress to continue to investigate and study the problem; National Probation and Parole Association receives $600,000 Ford Grant for 5-year program to improve treatment services; number of juvenile delinquents convicted each year of crimes in the United States; miscellaneous.

F 118: Survivor Benefits, Select Committee on (1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: request for slip copies of H. R. 7089.

b. H. R. 7089: To provide benefits for the survivors of servicemen and veterans, and for other purposes. Bill by Porter Hardy, Jr. - (Virginia).

F 119: Un-American Activities, Committee on (1955).

Correspondence. Topics include: "rules" of procedure for the committee.

F 120: Veterans Affairs, Committee on (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: opposition to any extension of the G.I. Bill of Rights; adequate housing; Veterans Administration rules and farming; suggestions relative to the provisions of the G.I. Bill of Rights; Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Wickersham; resolution passed by Oklahoma WW I veterans asking for support of veterans' bills H. R. 4264, H. R. 4439, and H. R. 4733.

b. H. R. 4439: To provide for the recognition by the Administrator of Veterans Affairs of Veterans of World War I of the United States of America, in the presentation on claims under laws ad ministered by the Veterans Administration. Bill by Paul A. Fino - (New York). (House).

c. H.R. 4733: To incorporate the Veterans of World War I of the United States of America. Bill by Kenneth Keating - (New York).  (House).

F 121: Veterans Affairs, Committee on: Benefits (1955).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: views relative to the provisions of House Joint Resolution 110.

b. H. J. Res. 110: Placing certain individuals who served in the Armed Forces of the United States in the Moro Province, including Mindanao, and in the islands of Leyte and Samar after July 4,1902, and their survivors, in the same status as those who served in the Armed Forces during the Philippine Insurrection and their survivors. Bill by Barratt O'Hara - (Illinois). (House) and Finance, C. on (Senate).

F 122: Veterans Affairs, Committee on: Education/Training Allowances (1955).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: favorable action on S. 533 regarding increased training allowance for veterans; status of S.533.

b. S. 533: To increase the education and training allowances under the Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952. Bill by Milton R. Young - (North Dakota). (Senate).

F 123: Veterans Affairs, Committee on: Pensions, H. R. 7886 (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for H. R. 7886, War Veterans Security Bill, which is for the World War I veterans.

b. H. R. 7886: To amend part II of Veterans Regulation No. 1 (a), to liberalize the basis for, and increase the monthly rates of, disability pension awards. Bill by W. J. Bryan Dorn - (South Carolina). (House) and Finance, C. on (Senate).

F 124: Veterans Affairs, Committee on: Pensions, WWI (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: petition for separate pension program for WWI veterans; support the First World War Pension Bill.

F 125: Veterans Affairs, Committee on: Pensions, WWI (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: statement of Rudolph G. Pesata, National Commander of AMVETS before the Committee on Veterans Affairs, House of Representatives on Nonservice Connected Pensions, February 29,1956.

b. H. R. 4264: To grant a pension of $100 per month to all honorably discharged veterans of World War I who are sixty years of age. Bill by Paul A. Fino - (New York). (House).

F 126: Veterans Affairs, Committee on: Pension: WWI (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: suggestions and advice relative to H. R. 9121.

b. H. R. 9121: To establish an additional pension program for veterans of World War I. Bill by Wayne N. Aspinall - (Colorado). (House).

F 127: Veterans Affairs, Committee on: Veterans Homes (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: veterans' homes that are primarily hospitals are not eligible to receive the federal contribution of $700 a year for each eligible veteran.

F 128: Veterans Affairs, Committee on: Veterans Homes (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: memorandum on H. R. 4986, 4988, 5006, 5009, 4977, and S.1459.

b. H. R. 4977: To provide assistance to the States in the construction, modernization, additions and/or improvement of domiciliary or hospital buildings of State or Territorial operated soldiers' homes by a grant to subsidize in part the capital outlay cost. Bill by Carl Albert - (Oklahoma). (House).

c. H. R. 4986: To provide assistance to the States in the construction, modernization, additions, and/or improvement of domiciliary or hospital buildings of State or Territorial operated soldiers' homes by a grant to subsidize in part the capital outlay cost. Bill by Ed. Edmondson - (Oklahoma). (House).

d. H. R. 4988: To provide assistance to the States in the construction, modernization, additions, and/or improvement of domiciliary or hospital buildings of State or Territorial operated soldiers' homes by a grant to subsidize in part the capitals outlay cost. Bill by John Jarman - (Oklahoma). (House).

e. H. R. 5006: To provide assistance to the States in the construction, modernization, additions, and/or improvement of domiciliary or hospital buildings of State or Territorial operated soldiers' homes by a grant to subsidize in part the capital outlay cost. Bill by Tom Steed - (Oklahoma). (House).

f. H. R. 5009: To provide assistance to the States in the construction, modernization, additions, and/or improvement of domiciliary or hospital buildings of State or Territorial operated soldiers' homes by a grant to subsidize in part the capital outlay cost. Bill by Victor Wickersham - (Oklahoma).

g. S. 1459: To provide assistance to the States in the construction, modernization, additions, and/or improvement of domiciliary or hospital buildings of State or Territorial operated soldiers' homes by a grant to subsidize in part the capital outlay cost. Bill by Mike Monroney and Robert S. Kerr - (Oklahoma). (Senate).

F 129: Veterans Affairs, Committee on: Widow's Benefits (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for H. R. 7549 to give widows a pension if they have remarried.

b. H. R. 7549: To liberalize the definition of widow of a World War I veteran for purposes of Veterans Administration laws, and to provide that remarried widows may return to the compensation rolls upon termination of their remarriage by divorce without fault on the part of the wife, or by death. Bill by Alvin M. Bentley - (Michigan). (House).

F 130: Ways and Means, Committee on: Armed Forces (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for H. R. 8802 which provides needed assistance to those devoting their lives to the Defense of our United States.

b. H. R. 8802: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide an exclusion from income in the case of amounts withheld from retired pay of members of the uniformed services pursuant to the Uniformed Services Contingency Option Act of 1953. Bill by Burr P. Harrison - (Virginia). (House).

F 131: Ways and Means, Committee on: Cooperatives (1955). 

Correspondence. Topics include: proposed taxation of cooperatives by the Treasury Department.

F 132: Ways and Means, Committee on: Cooperatives. H. R. 7882 (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for bill for the taxation of cooperatives.

b. H. R. 7882: To provide for the taxation of all cooperatives' income in the year earned, either to the cooperative or to the patron-member, to protect persons required to treat noncash patronage dividends as income for Federal income-tax purposes by providing for collecting tax at the source on such dividends, and for other purposes. Bill by Clifford Davis - (Tennessee). (House).

F 133: Ways and Means, Committee on: Drug Enforcement (1955).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: resolution by the Executive Council of the Oklahoma Pharmaceutical Association and the Board of Pharmacy. 

b. S. J. Res. 19: To provide for a more effective control of narcotic drugs, and for other purposes. Bill by Fredrick G. Payne - (Maine), et al. Finance, C. on (Senate), Judiciary, C. on (Senate).

c. H. J. Res. 141: To provide for a more effective control of narcotic drugs, and for other purposes. Bill by Bob Wilson - (California).   (House).

d. H. J. Res. 147: To provide for a more effective control of narcotic drugs, and for other purposes. Bill by Marguerite Stitt Church - (Illinois). (House.

e. H. J. Res. 149: To provide for more effective control of narcotic drugs, and for other purposes. Bill by Craig Hosmer - (California). (House).

f. H. J. Res. 155: To provide for a more effective control of narcotic drugs, and for other purposes. Bill by James B. Utt - (California).   (House).

F 134: Ways and Means, Committee on: Excise Taxes, Brewers (1955-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for H. R. 7630, a bill designed to aid small brewers.

b. H. R. 7630: To amend section 5051 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to aid small business and discourage continued concentration in the brewing industry. Bill by Edward P. Bohland - (Massachusetts). 84th Congress, 1st Session. (House).

F 135: Ways and Means, Committee on: Excise Taxes, Theater Admissions (1955-1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: urge Wickersham to obtain elimination of drastic modification of the federal admission tax as it applies to movie theaters; inequity of the present federal 20 percent amusement tax to the music and entertainment professions; resolution adopted by the Tulsa Trade Council relative to the 20 percent federal amusement tax; resolution urging repeal of the 20 percent amusement tax.

F 136: Ways and Means, Committee on: Excise Taxes, Transistors (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: considering adding transistors to the enumerated radio-television components listed in section 4142 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

F 137: Ways and Means, Committee on: Food Stamps (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for a bill to change the present method of distributing surplus food commodities to a food stamp plan; proposal to legislative council Rep. Plowboy Edwards.

b. S. 627: To provide supplementary benefits for recipients of public assistance and benefits for others who are in need through the issuance of certificates to be used in the acquisition of surplus agriculture food products. Bill by Robert S. Kerr - (Oklahoma), et al. Finance, C. on (Senate).

F 138: Ways and Means, Committee on: Income Tax Credit, H. R. 7093 (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: support for S. 2875 and H. R. 7093.

b. H. R. 7093: To amend section 37 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 so as to conform its provisions respecting retirement income tax credit to the corresponding liberalized provisions of the Social Security Amendments of 1954, and to extend its provisions to members of the Armed Forces. Bill by Cecil R. King - (California). (House).

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