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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
OF THE UNITED STATES
BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF
IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH YEAR
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Begun and held at the Capitol, in the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday the · twentieth day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and twenty-two, being the Third Session
of the Sixty-SEVENTH CONGRESS, held under the Constitution of the Government of the United States, and in : the one hundred and forty-seventh year of the Independence of said States.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1922. On which day, being the date fixed by the proclamation of the President of the United States of the 9th day of November, 1922, for the meeting of Congress, which proclamation is in the words following, to wit :
PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION. Whereas public interests require that the Congress of the United States should be convened in extra session at 12 o'clock noon on the 20th day of November, 1922, to receive such communication as may be made by the Executive :
Now, therefore, I, Warren G. Harding, President of the United States, do hereby proclaim and declare that an extraordinary occasion requires the Congress of the United States to convene in extra session at the Capitol in the city of Washing. ton on the 20th day of November, 1922, at 12 o'clock noon, of which all persons who shall at that time be entitled to act as Members thereof are hereby required to take notice.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set iny hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this 9th day of November, in
WARREN G. HARDING.
Secretary of State.
By direction of the Speaker, the roll of Members was called by States, when the following Members answered to their names:
[Roll No. 1.)
ALABAMA. John R. Tyson.
William B. Oliver. Henry B. Steagall.
Edward B. Almon. Lamar Jeffers.
William B. Bankhead.
Otis Wingo. William A. Oldfield.
Tilman B. Parks. John N. Tillman.
CALIFORNIA. John E. Raker.
Arthur M. Free. Charles F. Curry.
Walter F. Lineberger. Julius Kahn.
Philip D. Swing.
COLORADO. William N. Vaile.
Charles B. Timberlake.
CONNECTICUT. E. Hart Fenn.
John Q. Tilson.
Daniel R. Anthony, jr
J. N. Tincher.
William J. Fields.
John M. Robsion.
David H. Kincheloe.
Carroll L. Beedy.
Riley J. Wilson.
James B. Aswell.
Ira G. Hersey.
J. Charles Linthicum.
Frederick N. Zihlman.
T. Alan Goldsborough.
Allen T. Treadway.
Earl C. Michener,
Louis C. Cramton.
Lindley u., Hadley
MINNESOTA. Sydney Anderson.
Walter H. Newton, Charles R. Davis.
Harold Knutson. Oscar E. Keller.
Andrew J. Volstead.
MISSISSIPPI. John E. Rankin.
Percy E. Quin. Bill G. Lowrey.
James W. Collier. Thomas U. Sisson,
Ross A. Collins.
MISSOURI. Frank C. Millspaugh.
Sidney C. Roach. William W. Rucker.
Theodore W. Hukriede. Henry F. Lawrence.
Leonidas C. Dyer. Charles L. Faust.
Edw, D. Hays.
Isaac V. McPherson.
• Melvin 0. McLaughlin. Robert E. Evang.
William E. Andrews.
Amos H, Radcliffe. Elijah C. Hutchinson.
Richard Wayne Parker. Ernest R.. Ackerman.
Frederick R. Lehlbach. Randolph. Perkins.
Archibald E. Olpp.
NEW YORK. Frederick C. Hicks.
Isaac Siegel. John Kissel.
Benjamin L. Fairchild. Thon as H. Cullen,
Hamilton Fish, jr. :: Arslolph L. Kline.
Charles B. Ward. Hichael J. Hogan.
James S. Parker. *Andrew N. Petersen.
Frank Crowther. Lester D. Volk.
John D. Clarke. Meyer London,
Walter W. Magee. Christopher D. Sullivan.
Archie D, Sanders, Nathan D. Perlman,
Clarence MacGregor. John F. Carew.
Daniel A. Reed. Walter M. Chandler.
NORTH Claude Kitchin.
Homer L. Lyon. Edward W. Pou.
Alfred L. Bulwinkle. Charles M. Stedman.
James T. Begg. Roy G. Fitzgerald.
Charles L. Knight. Simeon D. Fess.
Joseph H. Himes. R. Clint Cole.
W. M. Morgan, William W. Chalmers.
John G. Cooper. Israel M. Foster.
Miner G. Norton, Edwin D. Ricketts.
Harry C. Gahn. John C. Speaks.
OKLAHOMA, Alice M. Robertson.
L. M. Gensman. Charles D. Carter.
James V. McClintic.
OREGON. Willis C. Hawley.
Nicholas J. Sinnott.
PENNSYLVANIA. William S. Vare.
John M. Rose. George S. Graham.
Adam M. Wyant. Harry C. Ransley.
Henry W. Temple. George W. Edmonds.
Milton W. Shreve. James J. Connolly.
William H. Kirkpatrick. George P. Darrow.
Nathan L. Strong. Thomas S. Butler.
Harris J. Bixler. Henry W. Watson.
Stephen G. Porter. William W. Griest.
M. Clyde Kelly. Clarence D. Coughlin.
John M. Morin. John Reber.
Guy E. Campbell. Fred B. Gernerd.
Thomas S. Crago. Edgar R. Kiess.
Anderson H. Walters. I. Clinton Kline.
William F. Stevenson. James F. Byrnes.
Philip H. Stoll. Fred H. Dominick.
Hampton P. Fulmer.
SOUTH DAKOTA, Charles A. Christopherson.
William Williamson. Royal C. Johnson.
Ewin L. Davis.
Finis J. Garrett.
Hubert F. Fisher.
James P. Buchanan. Morgan G. Sanders.
Tom Connally. Sam Rayburn,
Fritz G. Lanham. Hatton W. Sumners.
Harry M. Wurzbach. Clay Stone Briggs.
John N, Garner.
Thomas L. Blanton.
VERMONT. Frank L. Greene.
Porter H. Dale.
James P. Woods.
Thomas W. Harrison.
R. Walton Moore.
WASHINGTON. John F. Miller.
John W. Summers. Lindley H. Hadley.
J. Stanley Webster. Albert Johnson.
WEST VIRGINIA, Stuart F. Reed.
Leonard S. Echols. Harry C. Woodyard.
WISCONSIN. Henry Allen Cooper.
Edward E. Browne. John M. Nelson.
James A. Frear. Florian Lampert.
Adolphus P. Nelson. Joseph D. Beck.
Frank W. Mondell. Thereupon the Speaker announced that 279 Members had answered to their names, a quorum.
MEMBERS TAKE OATH. On motion of Mr. Mann, by unanimous consent, Mrs. Winnifred Mason Huck, a Member elect at large from the State of Illinois, was permitted to take the oath of office, her certificate of election not having been received by the Clerk of the House.
On motion of Mr. Greene of Massachusetts, by unanimous consent, Charles L. Gifford, a Member elect from the sixteenth district of the State of Massachusetts, was permitted to take the oath of office, his certificate of election not having been received by the Clerk of the House.
Whereupon, said Members elect, together with those Members elect whose certificates of election were duly filed with the Clerk, presented themselves at the bar of the House and took the oath of office prescribed by law, namely:
Clarence W. Turner, from the seventh district of the State of Tennessee,
A. R. Humphrey, from the sixth district of the State of Nebraska.
James H. MacLafferty, from the sixth district of the State of California.
Charles L. Abernethy, from the third district of the State of North Carolina.
ORGANIZATION RESOLUTIONS. Mr. Mondell submitted the following resolution (H. Res. 440), which was considered and agreed to:
Resolved, That a committee of three Members be appointed by the Speaker on the part of the House of Representatives to join with the committee on the part of the Senate to notify the President of the United States that a quorum of each House is assembled and that Congress is ready to receive any communication that he may be pleased to make.
Thereupon the Speaker announced the appointment of Mr. Mondell, Mr. Madden, and Mr. Garrett of Tennessee as members of said committee on the part of the House.
Ordered, That the Clerk notify the Senate thereof.
Mr. Madden submitted the following resolution (H. Res. 441), which was considered and agreed to:
Resolved, That the Clerk of the House inform the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives has appeared and that the House is ready to proceed with business.
Mr. Campbell of Kansas submitted the following resolution (H. Res. 442), which was considered and agreed to:
• Resolved, That until otherwise ordered the hour of daily meeting of the House of Representatives shall be 12 o'clock meridian.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
A letter from the Public Printer, transmitting statement of travel performed by officers and employees of the Government
Printing Office during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922; to And then, the Committee on Appropriations.
ADJOURNMENT. A letter from the Public Printer, transmitting the average number of employees of the Government Printing Office receiv
On motion of Mr. Mondell, and as a further mark of respect ing increased compensation during the first four months of the
to the deceased Senator and Members of the House of Reprefiscal year 1923; to the Committee on Appropriations.
sentatives, at 12 o'clock and 48 minutes p. m., the House adA letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting a draft
journed. of a bill to provide for the immediate needs of enlisted men
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS. upon discharge from the naval service for the good of the serv. Under clause 2 of Rule XIII, ice; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
Mr. Focht: Committee on the District of Columbia, H. R. A letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting a draft 12172. A bill to regulate pawnbrokers and their business in of a proposed bill to grant leave of absence to officers and em- the District of Columbia ; without amendment (Rept. No. 1256). ployees of the United States or of the District of Columbia when Referred to the Committee of the Whole House of the state of ordered to duty with the United States Naval Reserve Forces the Union. or the United States Marine Corps Reserve; to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
PUBLIC BILLS, RESOLUTIONS, AND MEMORIALS. A letter from the Second Assistant Secretary of Labor, trans
Under clause 3 of Rule XXII, bills, resolutions, and memorials mitting list of useless papers to be disposed of; to the Com
were introduced and severally referred as follows: mittee on Disposition of Useless Executive Papers.
By Mr. Hill: A bill (H, R. 12815) to pay adjusted compenA letter from the Secretary of Commerce, transmitting a de
sation in three years in cash to veterans of the World War, to tailed statement concerning the publications issued by the
provide money to pay such adjusted compensation, to amend Department of Commerce during the fiscal year 1922; to the
the revenue act of 1921, and for other purposes; to the ComCommittee on Printing.
mittee on Ways and Means. A letter from the Secretary of State, transmitting request
By Mr. Britten: A bill (H. R. 12816) to provide adjusted for the immediate passage of H, R. 8980, for the relief of
compensation for veterans of the World War through a tax Prospero Monterroso; to the Committee on Claims.
on the manufacture, importation, and sale of beer and light A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting report of
wines, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and the American National Red Cross for the fiscal year ending
Means. June 30, 1922; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
By Mr. Greene of Massachusetts: A bill (H. R. 12817) to A letter from the Acting Postmaster General, transmitting a
amend and supplement the merchant marine act, 1920, and for statement showing the post offices where it was necessary to
other purposes; to the Committee on the Merchant Marine and employ clerical assistance at a higher rate than $1,200 a year
Fisheries. and the amount authorized at each office; to the Committee on
By Mr. Curry: A bill (H. R. 12818) providing for the adthe Post Office and Post Roads.
justment of claims against the Government railroad in the A letter from the Public Printer, transmitting statement
Territory of Alaska; to the Committee on the Territories.. showing the purchases, exchanges, and repairs of typewriting
By Mr. Kahn: A bill (H. R. 12819) to amend the grade permachines in the Government Printing Office from July 1, 1921, centages of enlisted men as prescribed in section 4b of the to June 30, 1922; to the Committee on Appropriations.
national defense act, as amended; to the Committee on MiliA letter from the Second Assistant Secretary of Labor, trans | tary Affairs. mitting detailed statement of the expenditures from the appro Also, a bill (H. R. 12820) to prohibit the unauthorized wear*priations “Contingent expenses, Department of Labor. 1920," ing, manufacture, or sale of medals and badges awarded by for the period from November 16. 1921 to June 30. 1922. « Con. the War Department; to the Committee on Military Affairs. tingent expenses, Department of Labor, 1921," for the period
By Mr. Wurzbach: A bill (H. R. 12821) making provisions from November 16, 1921, to November 15, 1922; “ Contingent for the improvement of the channel from Aransas Pass to expenses, Department of Labor, 1922," for the period from Corpus Christi, Tex.; to the Committee on Appropriations. November 16, 1921, to November 15. 1922; and “ Contingent | By Mr. Parks of Arkansas: A bill (H. R. 12822) to enlarge expenses. Department of Labor. 1923." for the period from and improve the post-office building at Camden, Ark. ; to the · July 1, 1922, to November 15, 1922; to the Committee on Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. Expenditures in the Department of Labor.
By Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania: A bill (H. R. 12823) to pro
vide for the establishment of motor-truck mail routes to facillDEATH OF MEMBERS ANNOUNCED.
tate the collection and delivery of food products; to the ComMr. Crisp announced the death of Hon. Thomas E. Watson, mittee on the Post Office and Post Roads. late a Senator from the State of Georgia, and submitted the By Mr. McLaughlin of Nebraska : A bill (H. R. 12824) to following resolution (H. Res. 443):
amend the act of Congress approved July 17, 1916, known as the Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow Federal farm loan act; to the Committee on Banking and Curof the death of the Hon. Thomas E. Watson, a Senator of the rency. United States from the State of Georgia.
By Mr. Jones of Texas: A bili (H. R. 12825) amending secResolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to tion 1322 of the revenue act of 1921 ; to the Committee on Ways the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased Senator.
By Mr. Rogers: A bill (H. R. 12826) authorizing the PresiWhen said resolution was considered and unanimously agreed dent to declare an embargo on coal; to the Committee on Interto.
state and Foreign Commerce. Mr. Butler announced the death of Hon. Charles R. Connell, Also, a bill (H. R. 12827) declaring an embargo on anthracite late a Representative from the State of Pennsylvania, and sub coal; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. mitted the following resolution (H. Res. 444):
By Mr. Morin: A bill (H. R. 12828) to create a department Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow of of physical training at the United States Military Academy; to the death of Hon. Charles R. Connell, a Representative from the the Committee on Military Affairs. State of Pennsylvania.
By Mr. Williams of Illinois: A bill (H. R. 12829) for the Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to purchase of a site and for the erection of a post-office building the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the at Eldorado, Ill.; to the Committee on Public Buildings and deceased.
Grounds. When said resolution was considered and unanimously agreed By Mr. Madden: A bill (H. R, 12830) to forbid the payment to.
of claims by the United States Shipping Board and/or the Mr. Kahn announced the death of Hon. John I. Nolan, late a United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation Representative from the State of California, and submitted the unless such claims are filed within a certain time; to the Comfollowing resolution (H. Res. 445):
mittee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow of By Mr. Swing: A bill (H. R. 12831) to authorize the conthe death of Hon. Johri I. Nolan, a Representative from the struction of a railroad bridge across the Colorado River near State of California.
Yuma, Ariz.; to the Committee on Interstate and Foreign ComResolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to merce. the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the | By Mr. Madden: Joint resolution (H. J. Res. 388) to repeal deceased.
an appropriation for payment of claims for damages to and loss When said resolution was considered and unanimously agreed of private property included in the deficiency act approved to.
| September 22, 1922; to the Committee on Appropriations.