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ized and directed, through the Attorney General, to institute and carry to completion proceedings for [the] condemnation of said rights of fishery, the acceptance of the award in said proceedings to be subject to the future ratification and appropriation by Congress. Such condemnation proceedings shall be instituted and conducted in, and jurisdiction of said proceedings is hereby given to, the District Court of the United States for the District of Hawaii, substantially as provided in "An act to authorize condemnation of land for sites for public buildings, and for other purposes, approved August 1, 1888 (Twenty-fifth Statutes, p. 357). [; and the sum of $5,000 is hereby authorized to be appropriated to be immediately and continuously available until expended, to pay the necessary costs thereof and expenses in connection therewith.] Provided, That the Secretary of the Navy is authorized to permit fishing within the area hereunder acquired, by citizens of the United States and its possessions, under such regulations and restrictions as he may prescribe. The Secretary of the Navy is further authorized and directed to report the proceedings hereunder to Congress.
BEY MARIO AROSEMENA
JANUARY 24, 1930.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House and
ordered to be printed
Mr. RANSLEY, from the Committee on Military Affairs, submitted
(To accompany S. J. Res. 17)
The Committee on Military Affairs to whom was referred the joint resolution (S. J. Res. 17) authorizing the Secretary of War to receive for instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point Bey Mario Arosemena, a citizen of Panama, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with the recommendation that it do pass.
A similar measure to this one passed the House during the Seventieth Congress but did not receive the attention of the Senate.
The report made by the Senate committee shows the letter from the Secretary of War explaining the legislation and is therefore made a part of this report.
(Senate Report No. 49, Seventy-first Congress, second session) The Committee on Military Affairs, to which was referred S. J. Res. 17 authorizing the Secretary of War ro receive for instruction at the United States, Military Academy at West Point Bey Mario Arosemena, a citizen of Panama, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with the recommendation that it do pass.
This action has been requested by the President of Panama. There is attached hereto and made a part of this report a letter from the Secretary of War regarding the matter, which reads as follows:
Washington, April 20, 1929. Hon. David A. REED,
Chairman Military Affairs Committee, United States Senate. DEAR SENATOR REED: At the request of the President of Panama, transmitted to me by the Secretary of State, I submit the following draft of a proposed joint resolution, designed to permit Bey Mario Arosemena, a subject of Panama, to receive instruction at the United States Military Academy: “JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the Secretary of War to receive for instruction at the United
States Military Academy at West Point Bey Mario Arosemena, a citizen of Panama "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to permit Bey Mario Arosemena to receive instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point: Provided, That no expense shall be caused to the United States thereby, and that Bey Mario Arosemena shall agree to comply with all regulations for the police and discipline of the academy, to be studious, and to give his utmost efforts to accomplish the courses in the various departments of instruction, and that said Bey Mario Arosemena shall not be admitted to the academy until he shall have passed the mental and physical examinations prescribed for candidates from the United States, and that he shall be immediately withdrawn if deficient in studies or in conduct and so recommended by the academic board: And provided further, That in the case of said Bey Mario Arosemena the provisions of sections 1320 and 1321 of the Revised Statutes shall be suspended.”
This joint resolution is identical with S. J. Res. 187 and H. J. Res. 373, which failed of enactment in the Seventieth Congress.
There is no general law on the subject, and special acts are required in each individual case to permit foreigners to attend the Military Academy.
This courtesy has been extended to other nations in the past and I recommend favorable consideration in this case.
It will be observed that the resolution provides specifically that no expense shall be incurred by the United States, and that the beneficiary thereof shall be immediately withdrawn should he fail to master the course of instruction or be deficient in conduct.
If any additional information from the War Department is desired, I shall be pleased to furnish it. Should hearings be held upon the proposed legislation, suitable witnesses will be designated to appear.
A similar letter has been addressed to the chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs of the House of Representatives. Sincerely yours,
James W. Good, Secretary of War.
BRIDGE ACROSS RIO GRANDE AT WESLACO, TEX.
JANUARY 24, 1930.- Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed
Mr. RAYBURN, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com
merce, submitted the following
(To accompany H. R. 5622)
The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 5622) to extend the time for the construction of the bridge across the Rio Grande at or near Weslaco, Tex., having considered the same, report thereon with an amendment, and as so amended recommend that it pass.
Amend the bill as follows:
Line 8, strike out the words “the date of approval hereof” and insert the words "May 28, 1930" in lieu thereof.
The act of Congress approved May 28, 1928, referred to in the bill, is as follows:
PUBLIC—No. 554–70TH CONGRESS
H. R. 128771
An Act Authorizing the Los Olmos International Bridge Company, its successors and assigns, to construct
maintain, and operate a bridge across the Rio Grande at or near Weslaco, Texas Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to facilitate international commerce, improve the postal service, and provide for military and other purposes, the Los Olmos International Bridge Company, its successors and assigns, be, and is hereby authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Rio Grande, so far as the United States has jurisdiction over the waters of such river, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Weslaco, Texas, in accordance with the provisions of the act entitled “An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters,” approved March 23, 1906, subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this act and subject to the approval of the proper authorities in Mexico.
Sec. 2. There is hereby conferred upon the Los Olmos International Bridge Company, its successors and assigns, all such rights and powers to enter upon lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess, and use real estate and other property in the State of Texas needed for the location, construction, operation, and maintenance of such bridge and its approaches as are possessed by railroad corporations for railroad purposes or by bridge corporations for bridge purposes in the State of Texas, upon making just compensation therefor, to be ascertained and