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TO PAVE ROAD AT HOSPITAL NO. 90, MUSKOGEE, OKLA.

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FEBRUARY 20, 1930.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota, from the Committee on World

War Veterans' Legislation, submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 9325]

The Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 9325) which authorizes the expenditure of $4,950 of the funds appropriated for hospital purposes, for the purpose of paving the road running north and south immediately east of and adjacent to Hospital No. 90, at Muskogee, Okla., and between the said hospital and the Government cottages on the east side of the road, having considered the same, report thereon and recommend

The bill has the approval of the United States Veterans' Bureau, as will appear by the letter attached and which is made a part of

that it pass.

this report.

UNITED STATES VETERANS' BUREAU,

Washington, February 18, 1930. Hon. Royal C. JOHNSON, Chairman Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. MY DEAR MR. JOHNSON: Further reference is made to your letter of recent date transmitting a copy of H. R. 9325, a bill to authorize the United States Veterans’ Bureau to pave the road running north and south immediately east of and adjacent to Hospital No. 90, at Muskogee, Okla., and to authorize the use of $4,950 of funds appropriated for hospital purposes, and for other purposes, requesting a report thereon.

This bill proposes to authorize the United States Veterans' Bureau to pave the road running north and south immediately east of and adjacent to Hospital No. 90, at Muskogee, Okla., and between the said hospital and the Government cottages on the east side of the road, and to use for said purposes $4,950 of the funds for the construction of hospital facilities. This is a public road and is open to and used by the public generally. In view of the material benefit to the hospital which would result from the resurfacing of this road, I have heretofore advised Congressman W. W. Hastings that I would favor the enactment of a special bill authorizing the use of the appropriations of the bureau for the construction work incident thereto.

The committee is therefore advised that I recommend the favorable consideration of this legislation. A copy

of this letter is inclosed for your use. Very truly yours,

FRANK T. HINES, Director. O

EXCHANGE OF CERTAIN LAND WITHIN THE LASSEN

VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK

FEBRUARY 21, 1930.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. ENGLEBRIGHT, from the Committee on the Public Lands, sub

mitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 5619]

ment.

The Committee on the Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 5619) to authorize the exchange of certain land now within the Lassen Volcanic National Park for certain private land adjoining the park and to adjust the park boundary accordingly, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report it back to the House favorably with the recommendation that it do pass without amend

A full explanation of the reasons for this legislation are in a letter from the Secretary of the Interior under date of February 6, and a memorandum prepared by the Director of the National Park Service. These letters are herein set out in full for the information of the House, as follows:

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

Washington, February 6, 1930. Hon. Don B. Colton, Chairman Committee on the Public Lands,

House of Representatives. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: There is transmitted herewith, in response to your request of January 10, for an opinion as to the merits of H. R. 5619, a memorandum that has been submitted by the Director of the National Park Service. After a review of the situation, I am in full agreement with Director Albright in his favorable report upon the bill. Very truly yours,

Ray LYMAN WILBUR, Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE,

Washington, January 13, 1930. Memorandum for the Secretary,

Reference is made to letter dated January 10, from the chairman Committee on the Public Lands, House of Representatives, inclosing copy of H. R. 5619, a bill to authorize the exchange of certain land now within the Lassen Volcanic National Park for certain private land adjoining the park and to adjust the park boundary accordingly, and for other purposes, with request for report thereon.

This bill would authorize the exchange of a tract of land of 10 acres on the outlying boundary of the Lassen Volcanic National Park which was included within the park by the act of January 19, 1929 (45 Stat., pt. 1, 1081), and which is used for private resort purposes under a special use permit granted by the Forest Service prior to its inclusion in the park. The holder of this permit is the owner of another near-by tract of land of 10 acres adjacent to the park boundary and is desirous of giving this land up to the Government for park purposes in exchange for the 10-acre tract occupied under Government permit.

An inspection of the lands involved has been made on hehalf of this service and the proposed exchange has been found to be of advantage to the Government for administrative reasons inasmuch as there is no likelihood of any need of the land proposed to be given up and the land which would be acquired would afford an additional water supply for the park as well as extend the park boundary that much lower on Kings Creek.

After carefully considering this measure I have to recommend that the same be favorably reported on by the department.

HORACE M. ALBRIGHT, Director.

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