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IMPROVEMENT OF CHEVY CHASE CIRCLE WITH A FOUNTAIN AND

APPROPRIATE LANDSCAPE TREATMENT

JANUARY 20, 1932.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. GILBERT, from the Committee on the Library, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany H. J. Res. 152]

The Committee on the Library, having had under consideration House Joint Resolution 152, to provide for the erection of a memorial fountain at Chevy Chase Circle and to accept donations for such purposes, report thereon favorably and recommend its passage.

One of the main approaches to the city of Washington is by way of Chevy Chase Circle. Under the resolution, it is contemplated to erect a memorial fountain of simple design with appropriate landscaping at this point.

Under the resolution, the character and design of the improvement will be under the control of the Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital, U. S. Grant 3d., and the National Commission of Fine Arts. The cost will be borne by certain donors who have indicated a desire to thus contribute to the capital's beauty.

The expense of upkeep will be small and comparable to the expense of operating any other of the small fountains of the city, will approximate $125 per year.

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ISSUE PATENTS FOR LOTS TO INDIANS ON QUINAIELT

INDIAN RESERVATION, WASH.

JANUARY 20, 1932.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. GILCHRIST, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 7619)

The Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 7619) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue patents for lots to Indians within the Indian village of Taholah, on the Quinaielt Indian Reservation, Wash., having considered the same report thereon with a recommendation that it do pass without amendment.

This measure provides that the Secretary of the Interior be authorized upon application of any qualified Indian living within the village of Taholah, on the Quinaielt Reservation in the State of Washington, to issue a patent for not to exceed two contiguous lots within said village, one of which lots must be occupied by said applicant: Provided, That where pursuant to section 10 of the act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. L. 858), one lot in the village has heretofore been patented to any Indian living thereon, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to patent to such Indian or his heirs, one additional lot when available. The favorable report of the Secretary of the Interior is as follows:

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

Washington, January 11, 1932. CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS,

House of Representatires. My Dear Mr. Chairman: There is inclosed herewith a draft of a proposed bill for the purpose of authorizing the patenting of two village lots to Indians living in the village of Taholah within the Quinaielt Reservation, Wash.

Section 10 of the act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. L. 855), provides for the patenting of one lot to Indians of the village of Taholah, occupancy of the lot being required. Most of the lots are 50 feet wide by 105 feet deep and 67 have been allotted and patented to Indians under authority contained in section 10 of the 1910 act.

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It has been found that one lot is insufficient upon which to build a house of the size some of the Indians now have, together with the necessary outbuildings. The Indians have therefore asked that legislation be enacted granting them the right of having two lots patented to them. The accompanying draft of bill has been prepared to accomplish that purpose.

These Indians have already shown considerable interest and industry in building homes for themselves and improving their lots. It is believed they should be encouraged along these lines in every way possible. They are now somewhat handicapped by not being able to acquire sufficient land upon which to place buildings without the necessity of crowding them. There is plenty of land in the village site available for allotting to the Indians. A recent report from the superintendent of the Taholah Agency shows that less than one-third of the lots in the village site are being used at the present time by the Indians. There would therefore seem to be no reason why the Indians' request for two lots should not be granted.

It appears the main difficulty is that in several instances Indians now have homes partly on two contiguous lots. This condition arose from the fact that the houses were built before the village was surveyed into blocks and lots, and the Indians were unable to tell, when they built, where the division lines would be. They are now able to own only one of the lots, the other lot upon which the house is partly located being tribal property. If the proposed bill should be enacted, the Indians would be able to obtain title to both of the lots upon which their houses stand, and thus bring to an end a very undesirable situation.

The proposed bill has been worded so that in cases where more than one lot is to be patented to one Indian the lots shall be contiguous. It is also provided that where an Indian has now received a patent for one lot he may be allotted and patented one additional lot contiguous with the one he now owns. This townsite was created for the sole purpose of providing homes for these Indians. To allow them to take lots not contiguous would not aid them in establishing better homes but would probably lead to a rather extensive dealing in the lots commercially. It is not believed this would be beneficial to the Indians as they should only be permitted to have two contiguous lots in the village site patented to them. It is therefore recommended that the inclosed draft of proposed legislation be given favorable consideration. Very truly yours,

RAY LYMAN WILBUR. O

AMEND THE RADIO ACT OF 1927

JANUARY 21, 1932.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Merchant Marine, Radio, and

Fisheries, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 7716]

The Committee on Merchant Marine, Radio, and Fisheries, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 7716) to amend the radio act of 1927, approved February 23, 1927, as amended (U. S. C., Supp. V, title 47, ch. 4), and for other purposes, having considered the same, , do report the bill back to the House with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

In compliance with the rules of the House there follow the present law and the proposed amendments. The matter printed in italics represents the new matter to be inserted and the matter inclosed in brackets represents that to be stricken out:

That subparagraph (f) of section 1 of the radio act of 1927 (U. S. C., Supp. V, title 47, sec. 81), is amended by inserting after the words “within the' words "jurisdiction of the," so that as amended said subparagraph shall read: “or (f) upon any aircraft or other mobile stations within the jurisdiction of the United States, except under and in accordance with this act and with a license in that behalf granted under the provisions of this act."

Sec. 2. Section 2 of the radio act of 1927 (U. S. C., Supp. V, title 47, sec. 82), is amended by striking out the whole of said section and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“Sec. 2. For the purposes of this act the United States is divided into five zones, as follows: The first zone shall embrace the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia; the second zone shall embrace the States of Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky; the third zone shall embrace the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma; the fourth zone shall embrace the States of Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri; and the fifth zone shall embrace the States of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and California (the Territory of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, and eastern Samoa).

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