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Navy Department:

It is recommended by the committee that the following limitation be adopted:

The limitation under this head contained in the Naval Appropriation Act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935, on the amount which may be expended for living quarters, including heat, fuel, and light, as auihorized by the act approved June 26, 1930 (U. S. C., Supp. VII; tille 5, sec. 118a), is hereby increased from $3,780 to $5,380, and the marimum allowance on an annual basis for any one person

is increased from $450 to $900, effective April 1, 1935. Department of State:

International Council of Scientific Unions and Associated

Unions.

$4, 039. 68

Treasury Department:

Printing and binding...
General expenses of public buildings.
Rent of temporary quarters.

17, 500.00 168, 317.00 15, 470. 00

It is recommended by the committee that the following be added to the bill:

BUREAU OF Customs: Collecting the revenue from customs: The limitation under this head contained in the Treasury Department Appropriation Act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935, on the amount which may be expended for living quarters, including heat, fuel, and light as authorized by the act approved June 26, 1930 (U. S. C., supp. VII, title 5, sec. 118a) is hereby increased from $35,000 to $50,000 and the maximum allowance on an annual basis for any one person is increased from $720 to $1,700, effective April 1, 1935.

Furniture and furnishings for United States courthouse, New York, N. Y.: The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized, out of the lump-sum appropriations available for sites and construction of Federal buildings under the act of May 25, 1926, as amended, to expend not to exceed $443,772 to provide the necessary furniture and furnishings for the United States courthouse, New York, N. Y., authorized by the act of March 4, 1931 (46 Stat., p. 1598), and the director of procurement, Treasury Department, is hereby authorized to make contracts after advertising and competitive bidding, for the purchase of said furniture and furnishings and to make expenditures for services, supplies, material, and equipmeni, including the reconditioning of old furniture, and necessary travel and subsistence in connection with the purchase and inspection of commodities to be contracted for or purchased, and, when deemed desirable or advantageous by him, the said director of procurement is authorized to employ by contract or otherwise, without regard to civil-service laws and regulations, such temporary outside professional or technical services as he may find necessary in furnishing those portions of the said building requiring special treatment, all within the total amount made available herein: Provided, That the cost of furnilure and furnishings, except filing equipment in areas devoted exclusively to that purpose, shall be based upon the square-foot area of the rooms to be furnished, and shall not exceed the rates set forth herein, as follows: For district and appellate court rooms, $1.75 per square foot; judges' private and outer offices, United States commissioners' court rooms, and the law library, $1.50 per square foot; for all other space, $1 per square foot. Total, Treasury Department.

S. Repts., 74-1, vol. 1-25

201, 287.00

War Department:

United States High Commissioner to the Philip-
pine Islands

It is recommended by the committee that the fol-
lowing limitations be included in the bill:

$60,000.00

INCIDENTAL EXPENSES

The limitation under this head contained in the War Department Appropriation Act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935, on the amount which may be expended for living quarters including heat, fuel, and light, as authorized by the act approved June 26, 1930 (Ú. 'S. C., supp. VII, title 5, sec. 118a), is hereby increased from $9,325 to $11,363 and the macimum allowance on an annual basis for any one person is increased from $450 to $900, effective April 1, 1935.

FINANCE SERVICE

The limitation under this head contained in the War Department Appropriation Act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935, on the maximum amount expendable for allowances for living quarters, including heat, fuel, and light, as authorized by the act approved June 26, 1930 (U. S. C., supp. VII, title 5, sec. 118a) is hereby increased from $450 to $569 effective April 1, 1935.

Judgments and authorized claims:

Damage claims (S. Doc. 35) -
Judgments, United States district courts (S. Doc. 34).
Judgments, Court of Claims (S. Doc. 36) -
Audited claims (S. Doc. 37).

2, 116. 06 49, 816. 29 15, 281. 00 5, 020. 47

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increase by Senate committee (net).

492, 560. 50 Amount of bill as reported to the Senate..-- 112, 762, 870. 10

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AUTHORIZE TURNING OVER TO THE INDIAN SERVICE VEHICLES, VESSELS, AND SUPPLIES SEIZED AND FORFEITED FOR VIOLATION OF LIQUOR LAWS

MARCH 13 (calendar day, March 18e, 1935.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. THOMAS of Oklahoma, from the Committee on Indian Affairs,

submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany S. 1885)

The Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1885) to authorize turning over to the Indian Service, vehicles, vessels, and supplies seized and forfeited for violation of liquor laws, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it do pass without amendment. This bill was introduced at the request of the Secretary of the Interior, as set forth in his letter of February 9, 1935, a copy of which is appended hereto and made a part of this report as follows:

THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR,

Washington, February 9, 1935. CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS,

United States Senate, Washington, D. C. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: There is enclosed herewith draft of a bill to authorize turning over to the Indian Service vehicles, vessels, and supplies seized and forfeited for violation of liquor laws. The general subject matter of this legislation has been pending in Congress heretofore.

Section 246 of title 25 of the United States Code provides for the seizure and übel of vehicles and other property used in connection with the violation of the laws for the suppression of the liquor traffic among the Indians. Section 247 specifically provides for the seizure, libel, and forfeiture of automobiles under the provisions of said section 246.

It is now the practice for the United States courts to order the libeled automobiles or other vehicles sold in cases where they are declared forfeited. The procedure relative to the disposition of cars seized is briefly as follows: The defendant is first convicted and then the car proceeded against by a separate action of libel. In many cases several months elapse between the time of arrest and conviction of the defendant. During this time, the car is held in a Government contract garage at regular storage rates. After the conviction of the defendant, proceedings are started against the car which entails advertising, additional storage, and other expenses. These latter proceedings alone sometimes take 6

months, after which period the battery and tires on the car are considerably depreciated if not altogether useless. Finally, the car is sold by the office of the United States marshal, frequently bringing much less than its actual value on account of its appearance and far less than its value at the time the libel proceedings were started. It would be more economical for the Government to transfer these cars for use of the Indian Service than to sell them at public auction for prices far below their real value. The Government would also be saved the expense of storage and advertising. Cars seized which are intended to be transferred later could be stored in some Indian Service garage, thereby saving the Government storage charges.

The enclosed draft of a bill provides that cars seized for violation of the Indian liquor laws may upon order of the court be transferred to the Indian Service for official use.

Section 2 of the enclosed bill relates to the transfer of supplies which may be seized in connection with violation of the Indian liquor laws. Quite frequently cases arise which result in the destruction or the complete deterioration of such articles as sugar and grain, which should be transferred to the nearest Indian agency and taken up in their property for legitimate use.

Sections 41 and 42 of title 27, United States Code, and sections 522 and 523 of title 19, United States Code, provide that vessels or vehicles seized and forfeited in the enforcement of the customs laws may be utilized, under the conditions therein set forth, in the enforcement of said laws. The Federal Narcotic Department, operating under the Treasury, also takes advantage of these laws, using section 615 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

It is desired that similar legislation be secured to provide for the utilization of vessels, vehicles, or supplies seized in the enforcement of the laws for the suppression of the liquor traffic among the Indians.

It is recommended that the proposed legislation receive favorable considera

tion.

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MARCH 13 (calendar day, March 18), 1935.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. Van Nuys, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 24)

The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (S. 24) to assure to persons within the jurisdiction of every State the equal protection of the laws by discouraging, preventing, and punishing the crime of lynching, having considered the same, report the bill favorably to the Senate with the following amendment and as so amended recommend its passage:

On page 4, section 5, line 22, after the word "assemblage”, insert the following: "by reason of the fact that the officers of the State charged with the duty of apprehending, prosecuting and punishing offenders under the laws of the State shall have failed, neglected or refused to perform the duties prescribed in section 3 of this Act”.

The bill with the amendment reported by the committee will read as follows (insert the part printed in italic):

(S, 24, 74th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To assure to persons within the jurisdiction of every State the equal protection of the laws by dis

couraging, preventing, and punishing the crime of lynching Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the phrase "mob or riotous assemblage”, when used in this Act, shall mean an assemblage composed of three or more persons acting in concert, without authority of law, for the purpose of killing or injuring any person in the custody of any peace officer or suspected of, charged with, or convicted of the commission of any crime, with the purpose or consequence of preventing the apprehension and/or trial and/or punishment by law of such person or otherwise of depriving such person of due process of law or the equal protection of the laws.

SEC. 2. If any State or governmental subdivision thereof fails, neglects, or refuses to provide and maintain protection to the life or person of any individual within its jurisdiction against a mob or riotous assemblage, whether by way of preventing or punishing the acts thereof, such State shall by reason of such failare, neglect, or refusal be deen.ed to have denied to such person due process of law and the equal protection of the laws of the State, and to the end that the

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