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PROVIDING FOR THE CELEBRATION IN 1945 OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY, ANNAPOLIS, MD.

MARCH 1, 1945.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state

of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. O'TOOLE, from the Committee on the Library, submitted the

following

REPORT

(To accompany H. J. Res. 18)

The Committee on the Library, to whom was referred the joint resolution providing for the celebration in 1945 of the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the joint resolution do pass.

The committee has been advised that this resolution meets with the approval of the Bureau of the Budget and the Navy Department.

The purpose of the joint resolution is to establish a commission to be known as the United States Naval Academy Centennial Commission to formulate plans for the celebration to be held on or about October 10, 1945, in commemoration of the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the United States Naval Academy.

The joint resolution authorizes the Commission to make such expenditures as it may deem advisable, but no expenditure shall be made except for the purposes authorized by a majority of the members. The Commission shall make a report to the Congress, as soon as practicable, of the plans formulated and its recommendations for the observance of such anniversary. An appropriation of $5,000 is authorized to be expended by the Commission.

The authority of the Commission shall cease and terminate on June 30, 1946.

Inasmuch as the celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the United States Naval Academy is a matter of interest to the public and to the entire naval service, the committee consider that full support should be given to the proposed measure and accordingly recommend its approval.

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DISPOSAL OF SUNDRY PAPERS

MARCH 2, 1945.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. ELLIOTT, from the Joint Committee on the Disposition of Execu

tive Papers, submitted the following

REPORT

The joint select committee of the Senate and House of Representatives appointed on the part of the Senate and House of Representatives, and acting in compliance with the provisions of the act approved July 7, 1943 (57 Stat. 380), respectfully reports to the Senate and House of Representatives that it has received and examined the report of the Archivist of the United States No. 45–27, dated February 21, 1945, to the Seventy-ninth Congress, first session, submitting the following lists or schedules, or parts of lists or schedules, covering records proposed for disposal by the Government agencies indicated:

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Your committee reports that the records proposed for disposal in the said lists or schedules, or parts of lists or schedules, reported by the Archivist of the United States do not, or will not after the lapse of the period specified, have sufficient administrative, legal, research, or other value to warrant their continued preservation by the Government and recommends that their disposal be accomplished, subject to the provisions of section 9 of the afore-mentioned act, in accordance with the regulations promulgated by the National Archives Council under the provisions of said act. Respectfully submitted to the Senate and House of Representatives.

A. J. ELLIOTT, Chairman,

B. W. GEARHART,
Members on the part of the House.

ALBEN W. BARKLEY,

OWEN BREWSTER,
Members on the part of the Senate.

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SAFEGUARDING ADMISSION OF EVIDENCE IN CERTAIN

CASES

MARCH 2, 1945.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. WEAVER, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted

the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 43)

The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 43) to safeguard the admission of evidence in certain cases, having considered the same, report the bill favorably to the House with amendments, with the recommendation that, as amended, the bill do pass.

The committee amendment is as follows:
Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following:

That the act of August 18, 1894 (ch. 301, sec. 1, 28 Stat. 416), as amended (U. S. C., title 18, sec. 595), is amended to read as follows:

It shall be the duty of the marshal, his deputy, or other officer who may arrest a person charged with any crime or offense, to take the defendant within a reasonable time before the nearest United States commissioner or other nearby judicial officer having jurisdiction under existing laws for a hearing, commitment, or taking bail for trial, and the officer or magistrate issuing the warrant shall attach thereto a certified copy of the complaint, and upon the arrest of the accused, the return of the warrant, with a copy of the complaint attached, shall confer jurisdiction upon such officer as fully as if the complaint had originally been made before him, and no mileage shall be allowed any officer violating the provisions hereof."

SEC. 2. The act of March 1, 1879, chapter 125, section 9, 20 Statutes 341 (U. S. C., title 18, sec. 593), is amended to read as follows:

"Where any marshal or deputy marshal of the United States within the district for which he shall be appointed shall find any person or persons in the act of operating an illicit distillery, it shall be lawful for such marshal or deputy marshal to arrest such person or persons, and take him or them within a reasonable time before some judicial officer named in section 591 of this title, who may reside in the county of arrest or if none, in that nearest to the place of arrest, to be dealt with according to the provisions of sections 591, 596, and 597 of this title."

SEC. 3. The act of June 18, 1934, chapter 595, as amended by the act of March 22, 1935, chapter 39, title 2 (49 Stat. 77, U. S. C., title 5, sec. 300 (A)), is amended to read as follows:

“The Director, Assistant Directors, agents, and inspectors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the Department of Justice are empowered to serve warrants and subpenas issued under the authority of the United States; to make seizures under warrant for violation of the laws of the United States; to make

H. Repts., 79-1, vol. 1-98

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