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The bill as passed by the Senate was amended to provide that any farm owner or operator who, because of serving in the armed forces of the United States, was unable to plant cotton or wheat on his farm would have the same protection as the owner or operator who coop; erated in the war-food program by growing war crops.
After careful consideration, the committee was of the opinion that, since acreage allotments for peanuts are established only for farms which have grown peanuts in any of 3 immediately preceding years, the same protection should be accorded to the producer of peanuts who served in the armed forces of the United States and amended the bill accordingly. In view of the fact that peanuts are a vital war crop, the committee was of the opinion that producers of peanuts should not be encouraged to change to other crops by having their peanut allotments protected if they did change. Since that past acreage of peanuts is one of the elements in determining the size of peanut allotments, the bill, as amended, would authorize the Secretary to adjust upward the past acreage of peanuts grown on a farm, where the Senter or operator was serving in the armed forces of the United States, to the extent that the acreage used for growing peanuts on such farm in a given year is below the normal history of the farm. No amendments to existing law are necessary to take
care of a similar situation with respect to cotton and wheat.
respect to tobacco, corn, and rice, the provisions of the present aware more liberal. Thus, a tobacco farm does not lose its old status in the program if tobacco is produced thereon at any time during the preceding 5 years; corn need not be grown in any particular year in
farm to retain its old status; and a rice producer does not lose bis status as an old grower until he has been out of production for 5 years. Tobacco acreage allotments are also frozen through the marketing year 1946-47. ion that no amendments to existing law are necessary at the present
The committee was therefore of the opintime to protect allotments for these crops for producers who grow war crops or who are serving in the armed forces of the United States.
order for a
CONSIDERATION OF HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 86
FEBRUARY 6, 1945.— Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed
Mr. SLAUGHTER, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the
[To accompany H. Res. 120)
The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration House Resolution 120, report the same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution do pass.
DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE PAPERS
FEBRUARY 5, 1945.-Ordered to be printed
Mr. Elliott, from the Joint Committee on the Disposition of
Executive Papers, submitted the following
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. 45-22, dated January 29, 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:
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 aforementioned act, in accordance