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of the conference report, would have to such as the housing issue—we fail to the United States Senate. I have lived make a clear showing next year as to clear up misunderstandings, we shall be for quite a while, and I mean to keep how they spent the money. The Inter- creating a dangerous precedent.

my word. state Commerce Commission is left in a We know what has been said to some Two years ago the appropriation for very perplexed and confused situation of us in the cloakrooms. WAYNE, we safety work was removed by the House. with regard to what they can or cannot must stop this bill from going back to It was restored by the Senate. Last year do with the money.

conference, because if we do not, the the same procedure was followed, and Mr. WELKER. Mr. President, will the whole housing issue will be opened up the recommendation was made that the Senator yield?

again.” I am not going to be stopped Commission give consideration to the Mr. MORSE. I do not have the floor; in trying to clear up what I think is a Wolf report. the Senator from Massachusetts [Mr. lack of agreement between the House This year the House took the money SALTONSTALL) has the floor. I wish to and Senate conferees on the basis of the out, and the Senate insisted on the complete my 'thought; then I suggest conference report, because of the fact money going back. The Senate said it that the Senator from Idaho ask the that sending it back to conference may believed that the Wolf report should be Senator from Massachusetts for per- raise some other issues. Let them be put into effect as soon as possible, and mission to ask me a question. I have al- raised. Let them be fought out on their that the work of the Commission under most finished my argument.

merits. If we lose, very well. I am not the law, together with the putting into Mr. President, I wish to return to the going to leave the question of the safety effect of the Wolf report, was worth point I was making before the Senator of the American people on the highways $200,000 more money, which the Senate from Massachusetts asked permission to subject to possible confusion and legal insisted on restoring. So the Wolf replace the statement of Mr. PHILLIPS in action because of this clear language in port language was included in the House the RECORD. I say the Senate is con- the House report; and I am not going report, and the money was included. At cerned with what ought to be considered to accept a personal arrangement be- the same time the House insisted, after really as good faith in dealing with the tween Mr. PHILLIPS and the Senator from some discussion, that it felt that the Members of the House. I think that Massachusetts, or their arrangement, in safety work was being duplicated, and when the House adopts a conference re- turn, with the Comptroller General and was not important work for the Comport on an appropriation bill, and the the Interstate Commerce Commission, mission to do. The Senate agreed that report says, “This is the intent and the as a substitute for the long-established the language giving priority to other agreement of the conferees,” it cannot practice of the Senate.

work of the Commission could and be, answered by saying that the report

Let any veteran of the Senate rise and should go into the report. made by the House conferees to the tell me that this is not the practice. I . I should like to quote again what Mr. House is not a report binding upon the have checked it. I understand that it PHILLIPS said with regard to his underSenate.

has always been the way we have dealt standing. I quote one sentence: I say—and I mean nothing derogatory with the House. When a conference re

Our primary recommendation is that this by this as the Senator from Georgià port is submitted, and the report sets $1,700,000, which last year we took out alto[Mr. GEORGE) said on another point of forth that it is an agreement between gether, is to be applied to those functions of equal importance the other day, that is

the Senate and the House conferees, we the ICC's activities which the Commissioners personal government. That is govern do not proceed, in the Senate, to accept think are the most urgent. ment by personal arrangerent among the appropriation bill on which the re

Again he says that this language is representatives of the two branches of port is made on the basis of some other

port is made on the basis of some other only advisory to the Commission, and the Congress. I say that we must clear understanding or some other intent

not binding. up this situation so that no Member of which we reserve to ourselves.

As I say, the money to do the work the House can say to us when he meets

The place to iron out any differences is in the bill. The language, as I inus, "What is the matter with you fellows of opinion happens to be in conference. terpret it, is the language as I underover there? We adopted a conference If we do not do that, we destroy the stood it at the time of the conference. report thinking that we were voting to

effect of a conference. If, for instance, Mr. PHILLIPS and one or two other Memend the safety work of the Interstate the purpose of a conference is to agree bers of the House felt very strongly that Commerce Commission, and you come on figures, and when the conference re

this safety work was being duplicated along and say that is not what we agreed port is submitted we in the Senate can

and was not the primary work of the to at all." agree upon one way of spending the sums

Commission. There was never any disAt least a misunderstanding exists, provided, and the House can agree on an

cussion of the field offices being given and the way to clear up the misunder- entirely different way of spending them, up. The field offices are used for 12 or standing is to send the bill back in con- then who is to administer that kind of

14 different purposes, of which safety ference. It ought to be sent back to appropriation bill?

and field work are only 2. conference. If it is not, I think we shall

I close by saying respectfully that I am

The total number of employees in the be establishing an unfortunate preceurging that we continue the kind of re

field offices is 336, of which the safety dent when it comes to good-faith deal- lationship which has always character

lationship which has always character offices comprise 18. So the field offices ing with the House of Representatives. ized the dealings between the Senate and

are used for a great many purposes. I say most respectfully that neither the

the House-a procedure based upon The question of giving up the field ofSenator from Massachusetts (Mr. SAL- precedent, and not a procedure of sub

precedent, and not a procedure of sub- fices, as I say, never entered into the TONSTALL] nor Mr. PHILLIPS has the stituting personal arrangements between discussion of the conferees. As Mr. jurisdiction or the right, in my opinion,

the heads of two conference committees PHILLIPS said in his memorandum, the to clear up what has developed as a mis

and other departments of Government idea that the field offices would be given understanding between the House con

for what a report actually says, on the up was absurd, as it was never under disferees and the Senate conferees. That basis of which the House took action.

cussion. can be done only in one place, and that

Mr. SALTONSTALL. Mr. Presi That is the situation. If the Senate is in the conference room. Then the dent

feels that this bill should go back to conagreement should be submitted to the

Mr. JOHNSON of Colorado and Mr. ference, I certainly will be glad to take House and the Senate, so that we shall HAYDEN addressed the Chair.

it back. The problem in connection with be of one mind. It is a dangerous prece

Mr. SALTONSTALL. I should like to this item is this: We put back into the dent to start adopting conference re make a statement in reply to the Senator bill $200,000, so that the Interstate Comports in the Senate when we know, on from Oregon, and then I shall be glad to merce Commission could do its work and the record, that the agreement is dif- yield for questions.

could put the Wolf report into operaferent from the agreement set out in the I would very much prefer, as chairman tion. There will be a very considerable conference report at the time the House of the Senate conferees, if there is any discussion, obviously, as to the feeling of acted.

feeling that this report is not on the the House, which has taken this money If we ever get to the point where, be level, or that we are not acting in accord- out the past 3 years. We have had difficause of the pressure of time, or because ance with proper ideas of fair play, to culty in getting it back each year. sending a conference report back may take the bill back to conference. I cer That is the situation with relation to raise some other issues in conference tainly am not going to break my word in the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Mr. JOHNSON of Colorado. Mr. port is sent back to conference for fur rough time when they come to the Com-
President, will the Senator yield? ther study, I certainly would want to mittee on Appropriations.
Mr. SALTONSTALL. I yield.

have it made perfectly clear that the I have talked today with several ofMr. JOHNSON of Colorado. The Sen question of housing, and possibly other ficials of the ICC—I do not wish to give ator from Massachusetts submitted a questions also, should be considered at their names-who told me how they feel Senate resolution with reference to this the same time as the provision under about it. They feel, in view of that lanmatter, did he not? discussion.

guage, and the fact that they would Mr. SALTONSTALL. I did. That sug Mr. MORSE. Mr. President, will the

Mr. President, will the have to come to the Committee on Apgestion was made to me late this after- Senator from Massachusetts yield for propriations of the House first, they noon. I was working on several memo a personal observation?

would be foolish if they did not follow randa. Then the suggestion as to the Mr. SALTONSTALL. I yield.

the instructions of the House. Senate resolution was made to me, as Mr. MORSE. I wish to make it crys So it seems to me, if we are to have any embodying everything which was said in tal clear for the RECORD that not a single money provided for this very necessary the letters, and I thought it was a good syllable of a word, let alone a word, of purpose, the question should be ironed idea.

what I said on the subject is intended out in conference. We have heard a I told Mr. PHILLIPS I was going to offer to reflect in any way on the Senator great many complaints from time to the resolution.

from Massachusetts. I have the high time about executive departments not Mr. JOHNSON

of Colorado. Mr. est regard for the Senator from Massa following the directions of Congress. InPresident, will the Senator yield?

chusetts. I will say no more than that deed, quite frequently, they have devMr. SALTONSTALL. I yield.

he knows how high my regard for him is ated from the intention of the legislative Mr. JOHNSON of Colorado. Suppose on the basis of certain unofficial action body. If we are to have them follow exinstead of a Senate resolution the Senate I took without his prior approval at the plicitly the direction of Congress, it were to adopt a concurrent resolution? Republican convention last July. seems to me the intention of Congress The concurrent resolution would then go could not demonstrate my faith in him

could not demonstrate my faith in him and the direction of Congress ought to to the House. If it were adopted by the any more than I demonstrated on the be made amply clear. Certainly the House, the result would cure every- floor of the Republican Convention. I Commission should not be left in the unthing, would it not? In other words, it say to him I believe the motion he has fortunate dilemma of the House meanwould take care of the suggestion the made is exactly the motion that should ing one thing and the Senate meaning Senator from Oregon made about keep- be adopted by the Senate.. Our ex another. ing faith with the House. If a concur- pression of faith in him is not going In order to get a clear direction to the rent resolution were adopted by both the to change the fact that he will be sub ICC, I hope the House will agree to strike Senate and the House, and the report jected to more criticism if the appro out the limiting language. It is a matter were held up until both Houses acted on priation bill is passed without going of tremendous importance. I know Senit, then, of course, we would be keeping back to conference, because misunder- ators have received many telegrams. I good faith.

standing now exists as to whether or not have received a number from public offiMr. SALTONSTALL. I believe time the Senator from Massachusetts and cials and other interested citizens in my would be saved by sending the confer the Representative from California are State. I ask unanimous consent that ence report back to conference and by not proceeding to do by personal action some selected telegrams be included in having the conferees decide the question. what the two Houses ought to do for the RECORD at this point as a part of my Mr. President, I am going to make the themselves and not have done by their remarks. motion that the report be recommitted conference representatives after the There being no objection, the teleto the conference committee. House has acted on the clear and un

grams were ordered to be printed in the . I will make that motion myself, if there equivocal language.

RECORD, as follows: is any question or any misunderstand Mr. SALTONSTALL. I thank the

NASHVILLE, TENN., July 23, 1953. ing. If the Senate wishes to adopt the Senator very much.

Senator ESTES KEFAUVER, conference report, I will be glad to have Mr. KEFAUVER. Mr. President, will

Senate Office Building: it adopted. However, I do not want to the Senator yield?

Refer conference report on H. R. 4663. have any question of good faith or fair Mr. SALTONSTALL. I yield to the

Urge your influence in getting appropriation

of funds restored for operation of ICC safety play raised in connection with anything Senator from Tennessee.

and field departments. I do in this body. Mr. President, I make Mr. KEFAUVER. Mr. President, I

FRANK G. CLEMENT. that motion,

realize the Senator from Massachusetts Mr. LEHMAN, Mr. KEFAUVER, and has handled a very difficult appropriaMr. MORSE addressed the Chair.

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. tion bill in the best way he could handle

Senator KEFAUVER, Mr. SALTONSTALL. I make the moit, and no one has any doubt about the

Washington, D. C.: tion that the report be recommitted to high integrity of the Senator from Mas I respectfully request that you exert every the conference committee. sachusetts,

effort toward the continuation of the disMr. LEHMAN. Mr. President, I wish

It seems to me on this very important trict offices of the Interstate Commerce Comto make it very clear that I am con

issue of safety in field offices of the ICC mission. These offices are necessary for the vinced that no one in this body has the

it would be helpful to the Senator to safety and stability of the motor carriers, slightest doubt of the complete integrity have the entire Senate act on the ques

shippers, and general public. of the distinguished Senator from Mass

SHELBY SPRINGER. tion.

It is quite apparent from the achusetts. He and I have been as

language of Mr. PHILLIPS, when he was sociates in public service for a great explaining the bill before the House,

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. many years, and I know the great rethat if we expect to have any funds for

Senator ESTES KEFAUVER, spect in which the Senator from Massa

Senate Office Building, the safety functions of the ICC the rechusetts is held.

Washington, D.C.: port will have to go back to conference, I fully agree with the Senator from

Urge that you vote to eliminate provision and the Senate will again have to insist Oregon with regard to the matter which

of bill H. R. 4663 forbidding ICC to continue, on funds being provided for that pur- safety and field work and closing of field he has discussed, and I believe and hope

pose, because at page 9417 of the RECORD offices. that the conference report will be sent on Tuesday, July 21, which has been

ROBINSON TRUCK LINES. back to conference for further consid

read by the distinguished Senator from eration. I would certainly not want to

Massachusetts, Mr. PHILLIPS said: have the further conference confined

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. exclusively to the question of this one

I think the Commission would have to Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER, feature of the report, because I believe come to us to explain next year how they

Washington, D.C.: spent the money.

Three hundred members of our organizathe conference report has other serious

tion request that you vote to remove restricdefects, notably on the question of pub In other words, he is putting the ICC

tions from independent or district offices of lic housing, on which some of my as on notice that if they do not follow his Interstate Commerce Commission which sociates and I will want to be heard a purpose of not spending any money for prohibit them from conducting field and little later this evening. So if the re safety in field offices they will have a safety activities. This is vital not only as

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to the safety and stability of motor carriers work and field offices in Bureau of Motor of the Interstate Commerce Commission, I and allied industries but elimination of this Carriers, Interstate Commerce Commission. wish to strongly urge that you oppose the activity will result in wholesale murder on It appears that this recommendation would section of the Independent Offices Appropriathe highway by truckers not interested in virtually eliminate regulation of motor car tions bill which eliminates the necessary safety. We assure you of our cooperation in riers and would be extremely disastrous and revenue from these offices to operate, which making them safer. Your support expected harmful. Would appreciate your looking in I consider very detrimental to the relations and appreciated.

to this matter and elimination of recom of motor carriers and the general public. ASSOCIATED TRANSPORTATION mendation if consistent with your thoughts.

R. A. HANCOCK,
OF MEMPHIS,

CEYLON B. FRAZER.
R. HALE MOSLEY, Vice President.

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.
MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

Hon. ESTES KEFAYUER,
Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,
MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

Senate Office Building,

Senate Office Building, Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

Washington, D. C.:

Washington, D. C.:
Senate Office Building,

In view of the very important and neces-
Re H. R. 4663. Understand this bill before
Washington, D. C.:

sary functions of the district and field offices Senate tomorrow. Senate should adopt SenIn view of the very important and neces

of the Interstate Commerce Commission, I ate's report instead of conference report. sary function of the district and field offices Enforcement safety motor carrier regulations

wish to strongly urge that you oppose the of the Interstate Commerce Commission I

section of the Independent Offices Appropriaby field men necessary to interstate transwish to strongly urge that you oppose the

tions bill which eliminates the necessary portation. Appreciate your doing what you section of the independent office appropria

revenue for these offices to operate, which I can. tions bill which eliminates the necessary rey

consider very detrimental to the relations

A. LONGSTREET HEISKELL. enue for these offices to operate, which I con

of motor carriers and the general public. sider very detrimental to the relations of

W. B. ANDREWS. MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. motor carriers and the general public. Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER, FRED H. GILL. Washington, D. C.:

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.
For the public good the undersigned urges

Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,
MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.
that you oppose the section of the inde-

Senate Office Building,
Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,
pendent office appropriations bill which de-

Washington, D. C.: Senate Office Building, prives the Interstate Commerce Commission

For the public good the undersigned urges Washington, D. C.:

of revenue to operate its district and field that you oppose the section of the IndependIn vew of the very important and necessary offices which offices are for the protection of

ent Offices Appropriation bill which deprives function of the district and field offices of the public.

the Interstate Commerce Commission of the Interstate Commerce Commission I wish

JOAN KNOLTON. revenue to operate its district and field to strongly urge that you oppose the section

offices, which offices are for the protection of the independent office apropriations bill

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

of the public. which eliminates the necessary revenue for Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

J. W. HANNINGS. these offices to operate, which I consider very

Washington, D. C.: detrimental to the relations of motor carriers For the public good the undersigned urges

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. and the general public.

that you oppose the section of the independ Senator ESTES KEFAUVER,
RAYMOND F. JONES.
ent offices appropriations bill which deprives

Washington, D. C.:
the Interstate Commerce Commission of reve Urge that you vote to eliminate provision
MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. nue to operate its districtand field offices, of H. R. 4663, Independent Offices Appropria-
Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

which offices are for the protection of the tion bill forbidding ICC to continue safety Senate Office Building, public.

and field work for motor carriers. Washington, D. C.:

DOROTHY SAJONCE.

MEADORS MOTOR LINES. In view of the very important and necessary function of the district and field offices

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. of the Interstate Commerce Commission I Senator ESTES. KEFAUVER,

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER, wish to strongly urge that you oppose the Senate Office Building, section of the independent office appropria

Washington, D. C.:

Senate Office Building, tions bill which eliminates the necessary

Washington, D. C.: We want to urge that you vote to eliminate revenue for these offices to operate, which I the provisions of independent offices appro

In view of the very important and necesconsider very detrimental to the relations of priations bill prohibiting ICC from continu

sary function of the district and field offices motor carriers and the general public. ing field and safety work. If bill passes in

of the Interstate Commerce Commission I S. C. HENDERSON. present form motor carriers will be seriously

wish to strongly urge that you opopse the hurt, also the public, as to safety.

section of the independent offices approMEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953,

DEAN TRUCK LINES.

priation bill which eliminates the necessary

revenue for these offices to operate, which Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

I consider very detrimental to the relations Senate Office Building,

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.
Washington, D. C.:
Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

of the motor carriers and the general public. In view of the very important and neces

R. W. PEACOCK. Senate Office Building, sary function of the district and field offices

Washington, D. C.: of the Interstate Commerce Commission I In view of the very important and neces

OAK RIDGE, TENN., July 22, 1953. wish to strongly urge that you oppose the

sary function of the district and field offices Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER, section of the independent office appropria

of the Interstate Commerce Commission I Senate Office Building, tions bill which eliminates the necessary rev. wish to strongly urge that you oppose the

Washington, D. C.: enue for these offices to operate, which I con

section of the independent offices appropria The League of Women Voters of Tennessee sider very detrimental to the relations of the

tions bill which eliminates the necessary is distressed to learn of the House Appromotor carriers and the general public. revenue for these offices to operate, which priation Committee's proposed cut of 20

J. E. PRUITT. I consider very detrimental to the relations percent in funds for mutual-security proof motor carriers and the general public. gram. We feel this would imperil the

JOHN L. TILLEY. United States technical assistance program MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

to underdeveloped countries. We believe it Washington, D. C.:

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. particularly unwise to cut by 60 percent the Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

United States contribution to U. N. technical For the public 'good the undersigned urges that you oppose the section of the

Washington, D. C.:

assistance program. Now just when the

For the public good the undersigned urges U. S. S. R. and Poland are recognizing the independent office appropriations bill which deprives the Interstate Commerce Commis

that you oppose the section of the independ worth of such a program and proposing to sion of revenue to operate its district and

ent offices appropriations bill which deprives support it. We urge you to use your infield offices, which offices are for the protec

the Interstate Commerce Commission of reve fluence to restore these cuts in mutual setion of the public.

nue to operate its district and field offices, curity program funds.
FRANKLIN HENDRIX.
which offices are for the protection of the

Mrs. HARRY BAINBRIDGE, public.

President.
PAULINE SOUTHERLAND.
MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,
Senate Office Building,
Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

Washington, D. C.:
Washington, D. C.:
Senate Office Building,

For the public good the undersigned urges Understand that House yesterday passed

Washington, D. C.:
,

that you oppose the section of the indeindependent offices appropriation bill in In view of the very important and neces pendent offices appropriation bill which dewhich elimination is recommended of safety sary function of the district and field offices prives the Interstate Commerce Commission

of revenue to operate its district and field

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. $1,793,000 be taken from Bureau Motor Caroffices, which offices are for the protection of Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

rier funds for safety and field work and used the public.

Senate Office Building,

by Interstate Commerce Commission for IRIS GREENE.

Washington, D. C.:

other work. In view of the very important and neces

RICHARD GLEAVES. MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. sary function of the district and field offices Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

of the Interstate Commerce Commission I United States Senate, wish to strongly urge that you oppose the

MARTIN, TENN., July 22, 1953. Washington, D. C.: section of the independent offices appro

Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

United States Senate: Will appreciate your vote to retain district priation bill which eliminates the necessary offices of Bureau of Motor Carriers of the revenue for these offices to operate, which I Re conference report on H. R. 4663. Your Interstate Commerce Commission. Should consider very detrimental to the relations action in restoring funds of the present apthese offices be closed the shipping public and of motor carriers and the general public. propriations of bill H. R. 4663 will be legitimate motor carriers would have no one

W. T. LANCASTER. greatly appreciated as this bill will cut the to assist in policing the handling of inter

major portion from the Nations' safety prostate shipments by truck operators not hav

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

gram. If such program is carried out the ing ICC authority. Also, these offices assist Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

present rate of 38,000 deaths and accidents tremendously toward control of safety regu

Washington, D. C.:

on the highways will be expected to increase. lations on public highways. For the public good, the undersigned urges

C. U. WHELDON, ROADWAY EXPRESS, INC., that you oppose the section of the independ

Argo Collier Truck Lines. W. H. CRUTCHFIELD,

ent offices appropriation bill which deprives General Freight Agent. the Interstate Commerce Commission of

CHICAGO, ILL., July 22, 1953. revenue to operate its district and field of

Senator ESTES KEFAUVER,
MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.
fices, which offices are for the protection of

Senate Office Building:
Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,
the public.

We think H. R. 4663 will affect the safety

Mrs. MARY B. OSWALT.
Washington, D. C.:

and proper operation of motor carriers if The undersigned urges that you oppose the

the field offices are eliminated. section of the Independent Office appropria

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

STEPHEN, CUISINIER & GILLESPIE. tion bill which deprives the Interstate Com- Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER, merce Commission of revenue to operate its

Senate Office Building: district and field offices, which offices are for In view of the very important and neces

NEW YORK, N. Y., July 22, 1953. the protection of the public.

sary function of the district and field offices Senator ESTES KEFAUVER, Mrs. JEAN MARTIN. of the Interstate Commerce Commission, I

Senate Office Building,
wish to strongly urge that you oppose the

Washington, D. C.:
section of the independent offices appropria-
MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

Re conference report independent office Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

tion bill which eliminates the necessary appropriations bill. Understand this bill reWashington, D. C.: revenue for these offices to operate, which I

leased from committee and passed by House We want to urge that you vote to elimin: consider very detrimental to the relations of

vote today.' In effect this would close down ate provision of Independent Offices appro- motor carriers and the general public.

the various division offices of the ICC which priation bill prohibiting ICC from continuing

W. T. BADDLY.

affects safety enforcement, etc. Most vital field and safety work. If bill passes in pres

branch of ICC will therefore be shut down. ent form motor carriers will be seriously

BRISTOL, VA., July 22, 1953. The safety of the traveling public. Road hurt, also the public as to safety. Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

supervision, etc., will necessarily be hamLAWSON FREIGHT LINES. Senate Office Building:

pered. Most urgent that this conference bill Concerned over bill to reduce Interstate be sent back to committee for further study

Commerce Commission appropriation. Please
MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

and to give transportation companies an opHon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

use influence to restore appropriation for portunity to be heard on subject. Would

Bureau of Motor Carrie's field force. Senate Office Building,

appreciate your cooperation and efforts to

SMITH TRANSFER & STORAGE,
Washington, D. C.:

protect the trucking industry.
In view of the very important and neces-
By ANDY SMITH.

HARRIS J. KLEIN. sary function of the district and the field offices of the Interstate Commerce Commis

BRISTOL, VA., July 22, 1953. sion I wish to strongly urge that you oppose Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

NASHVILLE, TENN., July 21, 1953. the section of the Independent Office appro

Senate Office Building:

Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER, priations bill which eliminates the necessary Committee action on Interstate Commerce Senate Office Building, revenue for these offices to operate, which I Commission appropriations highly detrimen

Washington, D. C.: consider very detrimental to the relations of

tal to motor-transport industry. Hope you On behalf of the 116,000 people employed motor carriers and the general public.

will vote to restore appropriations for Bureau directly by the trucking industry in TennesKENNETH C. SEELEY. of Motor Carriers field force and safety de see we urge your active support on S. 1461, partment.

together with amendment filed on July 2 by E. J. RUTHERFORD,

Arthur, Johnson, Bricker, Capehart.
MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.
President, Bristol Van & Storage Co.

CHARLES H. POTTER,
Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,
Senate Office Building,

Southeastern Motor Truck Lines. Washington, D. C.:

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. In view of the very important and neces

Senator ESTES KEFAUVER, sary function of the district and field offices Senate Office Building,

NASHVILLE, TENN., July 21, 1953. Washington, D. C.:

Senator ESTES KEFAUVER, of the Interstate Commerce Commission I

Understand Senate committee has recom Senate Office Building, Washington, wish to strongly urge that you oppose the

D. C.: section of the independent offices appropria

mended adoption of House bill abolishing tion bill which eliminates the necessary

funds for operations of Interstate Commerce Re House bill H. R. 4663. I urge you to revenue for these offices to operate, which I

Commission district offices. This would use your influence to restore funds for safety consider very detrimental the relations of

mean the discontinuance of all safety work work of ICC.
motor carriers and the general public.
now being done by the Interstate Commerce

PAUL L. ANDREWS,
JOE BRINKERHOFF, Jr.
Commission and would not only be detri-

Representative Washington County. mental to the motor carrier industry but to

the general public as well. This is not a MEMPHIS, TENN., July 23, 1953. good bill and will result in confusion and

NASHVILLE, TENN., July 21, 1953. Senator ESTES KEFAUVER,

chaos among the motor carriers. Your Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER, United States Senate,

vote against this bill will insure the con Senate Office Building, Washington, Washington, D. C.: tinued growth and expansion of the already

D. C.: There is a bill coming up before the Sen- great industry in the United States.

Re conference report on H. R. 4663. Adopate tomorrow headed "Independent Offices

DEALER TRANSPORTS,

tion of the House report on this bill cuts Appropriation bill”, which reduce the

MACK SNIPES,

off a major portion of the safety program safety and field activities of the ICC Division

Vice President and General Manager.

of this Nation and can be expected to inof Motor Carriers so that they would be un

crease the death toll on the highways. Your able to operate effectively. Endeavor to pro

NASHVILLE, TENN., July 22, 1953. help in restoring these funds is urgently vide elimination of the portion of the bill Senator ESTES KEFAUVER,

needed and will be appreciated. Please adeffecting the safety provision for the gen Senate Office Building,

vise your position. eral public.

Washington, D.C.:

STAN OWENS,
HAYES FREIGHT LINES, Urge opposition to conference committee General Manager, Tennessee Motor
PALMER OLLARD.
report on H. R. 4663 recommendation that

Transport Association.

BRISTOL, VA., July 22, 1953. the South attempts to control hours of serv- fits exactly the situation as it is described Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

ice of truck drivers. This is vitally im by the Senator from Massachusetts. Senate Office Building: portant to every person using the highways

Mr. President, in order to clarify the Committee action on Interstate Commerce today. We desire to strongly urge removal

matter, will the Senator from Illinois reCommission appropriations highly detri of committee recommendation in order that mental to motor transport industry. Hope present field and safety work of ICC be con

state his parliamentary inquiry, and you will vote to restore appropriations for tinued. Your strong support is urgently then allow the Senator from MassaBureau of Motor Carriers field force and solicited.

chusetts to state whether the statement safety department.

COOK TRUCK LINES, INC.,

of fact on which it is based is accurate. E. J. RUTHERFORD,

L. C. MILLER.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Will the President, Bristol Van & Storage Co.

Senator from Illinois restate his parlia

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 23, 1953. mentary inquiry, for the benefit of the BRISTOL, VA., July 21, 1953. Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

Senator from Tennessee? Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

United States Senate,

Mr. DIRKSEN. Mr. President, the Senate Office Building:

Washington, D. C.:

inquiry was rather general in nature, but We are very much interested in the appro Kindly refer H. R. 4663 concerning inde

it went substantially to the question priations measures now pending for the In pendent offices appropriation bill safety and

that is before the Senate at the present terstate Commerce Commission. We hope field works of the Interstate Commerce Com

time, namely, whether there is in the you can see fit to vote to restore appropria mission. As a representative motor carrier tion for Bureau of Motor Carriers field force we should like to state our opposition to the

statement which accompanies the reand safety department.

elimination of safety and field works on the port, language by the managers on the R. N. MCINTURFF,

grounds that said elimination would tend part of the House which, although subPresident, Rutherford Freight Lines, Inc. to tear down and disrupt that which the mitted to the House, had never come to

ICC has built and supervised and policed the attention of the managers on the

during the past 20 years. Your earnest ef part of the Senate—which is as I unMEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

forts toward defeat of this bill will be in Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

derstand the situation. That might or the public interest of a rapidly growing inSenate Office Building, dustry that is in dire need of continual su

might not have a very specific effect upWashington, D. C.:

pervision through the district offices of said on the way the appropriation in quesUrgently request that you amend indeInterstate Commerce Commission.

tion might be expended. pendent offices appropriation bill to restore

T. V. MCEVILLY,

Therefore, the question is whether, unauthority to Interstate Commerce Commis

Loomac Freight Lines, Inc. der those circumstances, that language sion to conduct safety and field activities'

in the statement which accompanies the work and supervision. Without these activities conditions in the motor carrier indus

MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953.

report has any legal or binding effect retry will return to same chaos as was preyHon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

garding the purposes for which the exalent prior to passage of Motor Carrier Act

Washington, D. C.:

penditures can be made or the amount in 1935. This request is in the interest of For the public good the undersigned urges of the expenditures, or whether it repshippers and receivers of freight as well as that you oppose the section of the independ resents nothing more than the opinion the motor carrier industry.

ent office appropriations bill which deprives of the House conferees.
GORDONS TRANSPORT, INC.,
the Interstate Commerce Commission of

The PRESIDING OFFICER. The
M. M. GORDON,

revenue to operate its district and field
President. offices, which offices are for the protection Chair is ready to rule.
of the public.

Mr. MORSE. Mr. President, will the
H. B. RAMSEY.

Chair please withhold the ruling, so that NASHVILLE, TENN., July 22, 1953. Senator Estes KEFAUVER,

Mr. SALTONSTALL. Mr. President,

we may have a little discussion, and in Senate Office Building, I thank the Senator from Tennessee.

order that I may ask a question of the Washington, D. C.:

Senator from Massachusetts? I make

Mr. DIRKSEN. House bill 4663 conference committee re

Mr. President, will the request because the ruling will be

the Senator yield? port directs appropriation of $1,793,000 Bu

very important to the Senate, and bereau Motor Carriers safety and field work to Mr. SALTONSTALL. I yield.

cause the parliamentary inquiry itself be used by ICC for other purposes. This Mr. DIRKSEN. The Senator from

assumes a fact about which I wish to be will have effect of destroying safety and field Illinois has propounded a parliamentary work of Bureau Motor Carriers.

sure. Before the Chair rules, I wish to Wildcat inquiry. I should like to have a ruling know whether it is a fact. truckers, gypsies, and bootleggers will have a field day at the expense of legitimate, on it. It is my understanding that the

So, Mr. President, if the Chair will established truck lines. Called your office

Chair is ready to rule. I believe it would permit, I wish to ask the following questo speak to you personally about matter but be informative.

tion of the Senator from Massachusetts: you were on Senate floor. Let me urge you Mr. SALTONSTALL. Mr. President, Am I right or am I wrong when I state strongly as possible to have this appropria. I yield to the Senator from Illinois for that it is my conclusion that in the contion earmarked for BMC safety and field the purpose of stating his parliamentary ference no question was left by the House work when conference report comes before

inquiry, provided I do not lose the floor. conferees—with Mr. PHILLIPS acting as the Senate tomorrow. WHITWORTH STOKES.

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. BAR- the chairman of the House confereesRETT in the chair). Without objection,

Without objection, that they were going along with the unit is so ordered.

derstanding that this money would be MEMPHIS, TENN., July 22, 1953. Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

Mr. KNOWLAND. Mr. President, may redistributed by the Interstate ComUnited States Senate:.

we have the parliamentary inquiry merce Commission to other work which Field work by the ICC is vital to the very stated ?

is considered to be of more importance? life of this Nation's transportation network. Mr. DIRKSEN. The RECORD will show Was there such discussion in the conTheir safety program alone saves thousands it, but it was substantially: What is the ference committee? of traffic deaths annually. This function in legal or binding effect of the language Mr. SALTONSTALL. The first point itself is worth the expenditures and capital that appeared in the conference report, which was brought up in the conference needed to carry on. Adoption of the House report on H. R. 4663 will abolish all means

which represented only the opinion of committee, to the best of my knowledge of carrying on such work. Your help in re

the managers of the House and had and memory, was about the money. It turning the funds concerned in H. R. 4663 never been examined heretofore by the was voted to restore the money. I refer is urgently requested. Members of the Senate?

to the money the Senate voted to have FILM TRANSIT, INC.,

Mr. KEFAUVER. Mr. President, a used to have the Wolf report put into G. L. BRANDON,

parliamentary inquiry. I believe the operation and to streamline the efforts General Manager.

suggestion of the Senator from Illinois in carrying out the work of the Com

does not exactly state the facts. What mission. MEMPHIS, TENN., July 23, 1953. the Senator from Massachusetts stated The safety question was then brought Hon. ESTES KEFAUVER,

was discussed in the conference. I do up. . The clerk, Mr. Cooper, read a letter United States Senate,

not believe the facts of the case show which had been received by me, as chairWashington, D. C.: We understand in H. R. 4663 the commit

that the language was never considered man, stating that the safety work should tee made certain recommendations to ICC by the Senate. It was probably dis- be continued. which if followed will seriously restrict cussed in conference. Therefore, I won The House conferees objected very safety and field work of ICC. No State in der whether the parliamentary inquiry strenuously to the terms of the letter.

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