VICTOR E. WICKERSHAM COLLECTION
Box and Folder Inventory
Box 9

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Box 9: Ways and Means, Committee on: Motor Vehicle - Public Works: Western Farmers Electric Co-op

F 1: Ways and Means, Committee on: Motor Vehicle (1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: Support for H. R. 9075, designed to finance federal highway construction; opposition to the House Resolution by Boggs, this being a revenue measure; believe the burden is being placed too heavily on the small motor vehicle instead of the large trucks which do the greatest damage to the highways; suggestions in connection with H. R. 9075.

b. 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 2: Ways and Means, Committee on: Social Security/Old Age Pension, General (1955-1956). 

Correspondence. Topics include: support legislation to include dentists under the Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance plan; resolution that the present federal social security laws remain unchanged with respect to benefits, rates, eligibility coverage and level of income subject to the tax; legislation lowering the eligibility age of a widow from 65 to 62 years of age; seems unfair to omit real estate dealers from social security; Social Security Act should be amended to exclude farmers from the tax; information on whether the bill was reduced from 65 to 60; support for a bill reducing the age limit for women to 60 under social security and providing for disability benefits at the age of 50; asking for a uniform retirement age; thanks for seeking amendment to permit old age assistance recipients to work up to half-time; for elimination of the county case workers; talk to Congressman James Percy Priest, chairman, Interstate and Foreign Commerce and have a bill introduced where a retired railroad worker who receives the railroad pension and receives less than $100 per month would get an increase; Townsend Plan.

F 3: Ways and Means, Committee on: Social Security/Old Age Pension: Townsend Plan (1956). 

a. Correspondence. Topics include: the five curses of present social security on nation; support for the Townsend Bill and Discharge Petition No. 4.

b. H. R. 4471: (Pay-as-you-go Federal Social Security for all) - To provide every adult citizen in the United States with equal basic Federal Social Security payments, permitting retirement with benefits at age sixty, and also covering total disability, from whatever cause, for certain citizens under sixty; to give protection to widows with children; to provide an ever-expanding market for goods and services through the payment and distribution of such benefits in ratio to the Nation's steadily increasing ability to produce, with the cost of such benefits to be carried by every citizen in proportion to the income privileges he enjoys. Bill by John A. Blatnik (Minnesota). (House).

F 4: Ways and Means, Committee on:  Social Security/Old Age Pension, H.R. 9/H.R. 10 (1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: the unfair manner in which income tax system discriminates against the nation's more than 10 million self-employed taxpayers; American Bar Association support of legislation which would give the self-employed opportunities somewhat comparable with those of corporate executives and employees in making provisions for their old age; the National Funeral Directors Association urge favorable consideration to the legislation embodied in the amended Jenkins-Keough Bill (H. R. 9 and 10); support from the American Veterinary Medical Association for the amended Jenkins-Keough Bill (H. R. 9 and 10); explanation of H.R. 10 same as H.R. 9 as ordered to be reported by the Ways and Means Committee.

R. H. R. 9: To encourage the establishment of voluntary pension plans by individuals. Bill by Thomas A. Jenkins (Ohio). (House).

c. H. R. 10: To encourage the establishment of voluntary pension plans by individuals. Bill by Eugene J. Keough (New York). (House).

F 5: Ways and Means, Committee on: Social Security/Old Age Pension, H. R. 7225 (1956).

a. Correspondence. topics include: Opposition to H. R. 7225 because it would require greatly increased medical services; request for copy of proposed amendment to the Social Security Law.

b. H. R. 7225: To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide disability insurance benefits for certain disabled individuals who have attained age fifty, to reduce to age sixty-two the age on the basis of which benefits are payable to certain women, to provide for continuation of child's insurance benefits for children who are disabled before attaining age eighteen, to extend coverage, and for other purposes. Bill by Jere Cooper (Tennessee). (House Ways and Means Com. and Sen. Finance).

F 6: Ways and Means, Committee on: Tariffs (1953-1956).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: belief that H. R. 5550 is an approval of GATT and strongly object to elected representatives passing on that matter without adequate hearings and study; urge opposition to H. R. 5550.

b. Memorandum: Department of Commerce (1956).  Memorandum for the Cabinet, the facts about OTC - The Organization For Trade Cooperation.

c. Report: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (1956). The Constitutionality of American Participation in the Proposed Organization for Trade Cooperation (OTC) and in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). 

d. Leaflets: Independent Petroleum Association of America concerning oil imports.

e. Statement of: Charlton H. Lyons, President Independent Petroleum Association of America (1953).  "On the Extension of the Trade Agreements Act Before the House Ways and Means Committee."

f. Statement of: H. B. Fell, Executive Vice President Independent Petroleum Association of America (1953).  "On the extension of the Trade Agreements Act Before the House Ways and Means Committee."

g. Statement of: Russell B. Brown, General Counsel Independent Petroleum Association of America (1953).  "On the extension of the Trade Agreements Act Before the House Ways and Means Committee."

h. H. R. 5550: To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 with respect to the administration of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Bill by Jere Cooper (Tennessee). (House).

F 7: Ways and Means, Committee on: Taxes, General (1955-1956). 

Correspondence. Topics include: worry about the deficit and the taxation that will follow; a copy of Enrolled Senate Joint Resolution No. 15 and Enrolled Senate Joint Resolution No. 20.

F 7b: Ways and Means, Committee on: Taxes, Farm Relief (1956). 

Correspondence. Topics include: amendment under Section 1033 of the 1954 Internal Revenue Code has been approved by the Treasury Department and is ready for consideration by the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee.

F 7c: Ways an Means, Committee on: Taxes, Gasoline (1956). 

Correspondence Topics include: Oklahoma Farm Bureau believes the federal gasoline tax should be abolished leaving the states in a position to collect the additional tax and thereby finance a greater portion of the highways.

F 7d: Wickersham Bills (1956). 

Correspondence. Topics include: a private bill for the relief of Mrs. Deason as a result of the death of her husband due to the negligence of the federal government.

Series 4: Public Works, 1951-1956

F 8: Altus Air Force Base:  Proposed U.S. Defense Site (1951)

Survey of Altus, Oklahoma for proposed United States defense site.

F 9: Altus Air Force Base: Contracts (1951). 

F 10: Altus Air Force Base: Proposed Runway Extensions (1952).

F 11: Altus Air Force Base: Widening or Lengthening Runways (1953).

F 12: Altus Air Force Base: Military Housing (1954).

F 13: Altus Air Force Base: Contracts and Employment (January-August 1955).

F 14: Altus Air Force Base: Progress Report on all Military and Civil Projects (September-December 1955).

F 15: Altus Air Force Base: Employment, Housing, and Acquisition of Land (1956).

F 16: Arkansas River Basin: River Development (1955).

F 17: Arkansas River Basin: Programs (1956). 

F 18: Austin (W.C.) Reservoir: Damage Done by Release of Flood Waters (1951).

F 19: Beaver/Cow Creek Watershed: Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (1954).

F 20: Beaver/Cow Creek Watershed:  Data/Miscellaneous Materials (1955).

F 21: Beaver/Cow Creek Watershed: Correspondence (January-June 1955).

F 22: Beaver/Cow Creek Watershed: Correspondence (July-December 1955).

F 23: Beaver/Cow Creek Watershed: Water Development Project (1956).

F 24: Canton Dam: Canton Irrigation Project (1954).

F 25: Canton Dam: Correspondence on Reclamation Project (1955).

F 26: Canton Dam: Reports on Status of Active Contracts (1955).

F 27: Canton Dam: Water Rent Payments (1956).

F 28: Cavalry Creek Watershed: Work Plan (1955).

F 29: Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base: Correspondence, A-C (1954-1956).

F 30: Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base: Correspondence, D-E (1955-1956).

F 31: Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base: Correspondence, F-Hi (1954-1955).

F 32: Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base: Correspondence, Ho-J (1954-1955).

F 33: Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base: Correspondence, K (1955).

F 34: Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base: Correspondence, L-Me (1954-1955).

F 35: Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base: Correspondence, Mo-Sc (1951-1956).

F 36: Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base: Correspondence, Si-T (1952-1956). 

F 37: Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base: Correspondence, W (1950-1956).

F 38: Eufaula Dam: Construction (1956).

F 39: Fort Reno (1954). 

Fort Reno hearings; copy of 1883 letter from Robert Lincoln, Secretary of War to President Arthur recommending the site for Fort Reno.

F 40: Fort Reno (1954). 

Congressional hearing: "Lands on Fort Reno Military Reservation, Oklahoma."

F 41: Foss/Cobb Creek: Tour (1955).

F 42: Foss/Cobb Creek: Construction (1956).

F 43: Gage: New Projects and Business (1956). 

F 44: Guymon (1955). 

F 45: Hobart Air Base: Future Status (1955).

F 46: Keystone Dam: Resolution (1955).

F 47: Mangum Dam (1953).

F 48: Mountain Park (1955). 

Reconnaissance report on Mountain Park Project, Oklahoma.

F 49: Norman Naval Base: Removal (1956).

F 50: Oklahoma: Miscellaneous Dam Projects (1953).

F 51: Oklahoma: Miscellaneous Construction Projects (1955).

F 52: Oklahoma: New Industry (1956). 

F 53: Oklahoma: Reclamation Work (1954-1956).

a. National Reclamation Association (1956).  Report on water policy released.

b. Committee on Agriculture (1954).  Watershed conservation and flood prevention.

F 54: Optima Dam: Appropriations (1955-1956).

F 55: Pre-Fabricated Buildings (1954-1955).

F 56: Rush Creek Watershed (1954-1955). 

Soil Conservation Service. "Work Plan Rush Creek Watershed of the Washita River, Watershed Grady, Garvin and Stephens Counties, Oklahoma."

F 57: Sand Creek Project (1955). 

F 58: Tuttle Creek Dam: Proposed Construction (1955). 

F 59: Waurika Dam (1953-1955). 

F 60: Washita River Basin: Correspondence (1955). 

F 61: Washita River Basin: Report (1953). 

Washita River sub-basin, Red River Basin, Oklahoma and Texas; letter from Secretary of the Interior.

F 62: Western Farmers Electric Co-op (1949-1953). 

Modification of power agreement.

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Victor E. Wickersham Collection Description


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