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2d Session



REPORT No. 889


JUNE 9 (calendar day, JUNE 11), 1930.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. Borah, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted the



[To accompany H. R. 12348)

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations having had under consideration the bill (H. R. 12348) to provide for the partial payment of the expenses of foreign delegates to the Eleventh Annual Convention of the Federation Interalliee Des Anciens Combattants, to be held in the District of Columbia in September, 1930, reports the same without amendment and recommends that it do pass.

House Report No. 1500 is hereto appended and made part of this report.

(House Report No. 1500, Seventy-first Congress, second session) The Committee on Foreign Affairs, to which was referred H. R. 12348, to provide for the partial payment of the expenses of foreign delegates to the eleventh annual convention of the Federation Interalliee Des Anciens Combattants, to be held in the District of Columbia in September, 1930, having considered the same reports favorably thereon and recommends that it do pass.

The following statement prepared by the American Legon is accepted by the committee as its statement of the composition and objects of the Federation Interalliee Des Anciens Combattants, or Fidac, and of the purposes to be accomplished by H. R. 12348.

The Federation Interalliee Des Anciens Combattants, or Fidac, is composed of 54 associations of ex-service men of the World War, grouped in 10 of the allied countries—Belgium, United States, France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia. It does not accept individual members, but each member of each of its affiliated associations automatically becomes a member of Fidac—thus its strength is approximately 8,000,000.

The Federation Interalliee Des Anciens Combattants (The Interallied Federation of Ex-Service Men) was founded in Paris November 28, 1920. The federation's groups at the present time are:


Fédération Nationale des Combattants. 25, Boulevard d'Anvers, Bruxelles. Fédération Nationale des Invalides Belges. 76 a, Rue Joseph II, Bruxelles. Amicale des Officiers de la Campagne 1914-1918. 14, Chaussée d'Ixelles,


Association des Volontaires de 1914-1918. 32, Avenue Louise,


The American Legion, national headquarters, Indianapolis, Ind.


Union Nationale des Combattants. 13, Rue Lafayette, Paris (IX). Union Fédérale des Associations Françaises des Mutilés et Anciens Combattants. 1, Rue Brissac, Paris (IVP). Association Générale des Mutilés de la Guerre. 85 bis, Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris (VIII°). Fédération Nationale des Associations Française de Mutilés et Veuves de Guerre. 1_bis, Rue Vaneau, Paris (VII). Union Nationale des Mutilés et Réformés. 15, Rue Molière, Paris (Ier). Fédération Nationale des Anciens Prisonniers de Guerre, Évadés et Otages. 1, Rue de la Réale, Paris (Ier). Groupement des Officiers Mutilés. 9, Rue Brunel, Paris (XVII). Union des Aveugles de Guerre, 25, Rue Ballu, Paris (IX®). Association des Sphinx. 11, Rue Edouard VII, Paris (IX®).


British Legion, Haig House, 26 Eccleston Square, London, S. W. 1.


Associazione Nazionale dei Combattenti. Palazzo Venezia, 4 Via Astalli, Roma (XVIII). Associazione Nazionale Fra Mutilati e Invalidi di Guerra. Piazza Adrina, Roma.


Związek Inwalidów Wojennych Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej. Lukasinskiego 11. Warszawa. Zarzad Związku tów. Powstańców. I Wokaków. Kozia 8, Poznań. Zwiazek Hallerczyków. Piękna 44, Warszawa. Stowarzyszenie Dowborczyków. Nowy Świat 40, Warszawa. Związek Oficerów Rezerwy. Krolew. ska 23, Warszawa. Związek Obrońców Lwowa. Rutowskiego 11, Lwów. Stowarzyszenie emerytów Wojskowych. Przejazd 10, Warszawa. Ogólny Zwiazek Podoficerów Rezerwy Rzeczypopolitej Polskiej. Warszawa, Nowy Swiat 35 m. 5. Stowarzyszenie Rezerwistów I Bylych Wojskowych Rzeczy, pospolitej Polskiej. Warszawa, Sto Krzyska 17 m. 11. Związek Stowarzyszeń Ociemnialych Zolnierzy R. P., Warszawa, Nowy Świat 7. Związek Legjonistów Polskich. Warszawa, ul. Hoza 54 m. 1. Stowarzyszenie Bajończykow_(b. I-a polska formacja wojskowa we Francji). Warszawa, Sto. Krzyska 20. Związek Peowiaków. Warszawa, Nowy Świat 55 m. 5. Związek Legjonistów Pulawskich. Warszawa, Hoza 51. Związek Sybiraków. Warszawa, Miodowa 14 m. 20. Związek Kaniowczyków. I Zeligowczyków. Warszawa, Nowy Świat 35 m. 5. Związek Powstańców Slaskich. Katowice, Wojewodzka 5. Legjon Slaski. Warszawa, Marszalkowska 68 m. 11. Związek Powstańców I Wojaków D. O. K. VIII. Grudziadz, Pilsudskiego 56. Związek Bylych Wojskowych Polskich W. Belgji, Fédération des Anciens combattants Polonais en Belgique. Związek Towarzystw Marynarzy R. P., Toruń, Wielkie-Garbary 33–55. Stowarzyszenie Weteranów Armji Polskiej we Francji. Warszawa, Zorawia 40 m. 9. Związek Legjionistek Polskich. Warszawa, Nowy Swiat 35.


Liga dos Combatentes da Crande Guerra.

18, Calçada dos Caetanos, Lisboa.


Uniunea Ofiterilor de Rezervă. Rue Puisor 13, Bucuresti. Casa Voluntarilor Români din Siberia. Strada Popa Tatu 85, Bucuresti. Cercul Militar al Subofiterilor de Rezervă. Strada 13 Septembrie No 8, Bucuresti. Uniunea Nationala a Fostilor Luptatori. Strada Vasile Lascar 98, Bucuresti. Uniunea Fostilor Voluntari Romani Str. Regina Maria No 6, Cluj. Legiunea Română Boulevard Basarah Nr. 68, Bucuresti. Federatia Generala a Demobilizatilor, Str. Cometa No 36 bis, Bucuresti.


Udruženja Rezervnich Oficira I Ratnika. Kolarceva ul. No 2, Beograd. Savez Ratnik Dobrovoljaca Kralievine Jugoslavije, Milocha Veligor 14, Beograd.


Druzina Ceskoslovenských Legionařu. Rusova Ul. 13, Praha I. Kruh Starodružiníku. Tr. starodruziniku 20, Praha XIX. Kruh Francouskych Legionaru. Klementska 9, Praha II. Nezavisla Jednota CSL. Poric 24, Praha II.


The executive committee for the year 1929–30 consists of the following: George R. Crosfield, Président Honoraire, 20, Kensington Court, London, W. S. Marcel Héraud, Président Honoraire, 189, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris (VII).

On. Com. Nicola Sansanelli. Président Honoraire, Via Medine, 24, Naples.

M. Achille Reisdorff, Président Honoraire, 13, Rue Coppens, Bruxelles, Belgique.


Lieut. Col. Fred W. Abbot, Président, 96, rue de l'Université, Paris.

Roger Marie-d'Avigneau, Secrétaire Général, 13, Rue Paul-Louis-Courier, Paris (VII).

H. W. Dunning, Secrétaire Général Adjoint, 87, Rue de Turenne, Paris (3), Canzio Cimpincio, Trésorier, 321, Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, Paris (XI").

S. P. Bailey, Trésorier-Adjoint, 11, Boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris.

Vice présidents.- Belgique: Général Raoul Pontus, 52, rue Royale, Bruxelles, Belgique. Etats-Unis: Major Julius I. Peyser, 1518 K Street NW., Washington, D. Č., U. S. A. France: M. Joseph Granier, 50, rue de l'Amiral-Roussin, Paris (15o. Grande-Bretagne: Colonel John Brown, CBE., DSO., TD., JP., DL., 83, Saint-Giles street, Northampton, England). Italie: On. Gianni Baccarini,

via Astelli, Roma, Italia. Pologne: Commandant Jan Ludyga-Laskowski, Powstancow 1, Katovic, Pologne. Portugal: Capitaine Ruy Scherley Pereira, 57, rue des Pipots, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Rumanie: Dr. Virgil Serdaru,

. 98, Strada Vasile Lascar, Bucarest, Rumanie. Tchécoslovaquie: Col. Josef Vavroch, Delvice, 343, Praha 1, Tchécoslovaquie. Yougoslavie: Lieut. Col. Milan Radossavljevitch, Kolarceva Ul. n° 2, Belgrade, Yougoslavie.

The objects of Fidac are to maintain, foster, and develop the spirit of comradeship which manifested itself on the battle fields of the World War and to use its comradeship in the interest of peace.

Each year the Fidac holds a convention in one of its affiliated countries. Since its foundation conventions have been held in Paris, 1921; New Orleans, 1922; Brussels, 1923; London, 1924; Rome, 1925; Warsaw, 1926; London, 1927; Belgrade, 1928; Bucharest, 1929. The 1930 convention will be held the United States. In each instance the country in which the conventions have been held has recognized the delegates as the official guests of the allied country. Each allied country in turn has provided by official appropriation and otherwise the most cordial complete reception of the representatives of the soldiers of her former associates in the World War.

The plans for the convention this year include a formal reception in the city of New York, a tour of Indiana, Columbus, Detroit, Buffalo, and Albany, N. Y. It is hoped to terminate the tour with a visit to West Point and a ride down the Hudson to New York City. The formal sessions of the convention will be held in Washington, D. C. Each one of the above-mentioned allied countries will have an official delegation of 12 delegates. These have always included men and women high in the affairs of their respective countries.

The sum of $25,000, which H. R. 12348 proposes to appropriate, is intended to constitute an official contribution by the United States toward the expense and entertainment of the delegates to the Fidac while in the United States. Except for the sum specified in the resolution, all of the expenses for receiving and entertaining the delegates will be paid by the American Legion.


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JUNE 9 (calendar day, JUNE 11, 1930).-Ordered to be printed

Mr. Dale, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted the following


[To accompany S. 4517]

The Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 4517) to provide for the regulation of tolls over certain bridges, having considered the same, report favorably thereon, and recommend that the bill do pass without amendment.

The bill has the approval of the Departments of War and Agriculture, as will appear by the annexed communications, which are made a part of this report.

WAR DEPARTMENT, June 2, 1930. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Commerce, United States Senate.

So far as the interests committed to this department are concerned, I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the accompanying bill (S. 4517, 71st Cong., 2d sess.), to provide for the regulation of tolls over certain bridges.


Acting Secretary of War.


Washington, D. C., June 7, 1930. Hon. HIRAM W. JOHNSON, Chairman Committee on Commerce,

United States Senate. DEAR SENATOR: Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of May 23, transmitting a copy of a bill (S. 4517) with request that the committee be furnished with such suggestions touching its merits and the propriety of its passage as the department might deem appropriate.

This bill would provide that any bridge authorized by act of Congress prior to March 23, 1906, with a specific reservation in Congress of the right to alter, amend, or repeal such act or authorization shall, in respect to the regulation of tolls, be subject to the provisions of the general bridge act of March 23, 1906 (34 Stat. 84). It is the department's view that the bill proposes desirable legislation. Sincerely,

C.F. MARVIN, Acting Secretary.

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