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GENERAL PULASKI'S MEMORIAL DAY

APRIL 1, 1938.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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

the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. J. Res. 622]

The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the joint resolution (H. J. Res. 622) authorizing the President of the United States of America to proclaim October 11, 1938, General Pulaski's Memorial Day for the observance and commemoration of the death of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski, after consideration, report the same favorably to the House with the recommendation that it do pass.

The purpose of this resolution is to pay a mark of respect this year to Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski. It provides that the President shall issue a proclamation calling upon officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on October 11, 1938 and inviting the people to observe the day in schools and churches or other suitable places with appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of the death of General Pulaski.

General Pulaski, Revolutionary War hero, came to this country from his native Poland to assist in the struggle for freedom and independence. On October 11, 1779, he died from wounds received 2 days earlier at the siege of Savannah, Ga.

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AUTHORIZING A SURVEY OF THE OLD INDIAN TRAIL AND THE HIGHWAY KNOWN AS THE OGLETHORPE TRAIL

APRIL 2, 1938.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state

of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. PETERSON of Georgia, from the Committee on the Public Lands,

submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 6243]

The Committee on the Public Lands, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 6243) to authorize an appropriation of $50,000 with which to make a survey of the old Indian trail and the highway known as the "Oglethorpe Trail” with a view of constructing a national roadway on this route to be known as “The Oglethorpe National Trail and Parkway,” report favorably thereon with the recommendation that the bill do pass with the following amendments:

Amend the title so as to read: A bill to authorize a survey of the old Indian trail and the highway known as “Oglethorpe Trail” with a view of constructing a national roadway on this route to be known as “The Oglethorpe National Trail and Parkway".

Beginning with line 3, page 3, strike out up to and including the word "Service," on page 4, line 1, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use a sum not in excess of $10,000 of the regular roads and trails, or parkway appropriations available to the National Park Service.

The favorable report of the Secretary of the Interior is hereinbelow set forth in full and made a part of this report:

THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR,

Washington, March 22, 1938. Hon. RENÉ L. DEROUEN, Chairman, Committee on the Public Lands,

House of Representatives. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: Further reference is made to your letter of May 5, 1937, enclosing a copy of H. R. 6243 entitled “A bill to authorize an appropriation of $50,000 with which to make a survey of the old Indian trail and the highway known as 'Oglethorpe Trail with a view of constructing a national roadway

H. Repts., 75-3, vol. 2-14

on this route to be known as 'The Oglethorpe National Trail and Parkway',” and requesting a report thereon.

On May 28, 1937, you were advised by this Department that it would be necessary to make a thorough study of this proposed legislation before making a final report to your committee.

This Department has recently completed a study of this proposal, authorizing, the appropriation of $50,000 to be used for a survey of the old Indian and Oglethorpe trail running from Savannah to Augusta, Ga. In addition, the Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sities, Buildings, and Monuments has made a study of the old Oglethorpe trail, and it is the opinion of the advisory board that the trail is of national historical significance.

It is believed that a survey of this proposed parkway can be made for $10,000 by the National Park Service. Accordingly, it is recommended that such a survey be made from the regular departmental appropriations for roads, trails, and parkways for the National Park Service, and it is recommended that the following amendment be incorporated in the bill:

Beginning with line 3, page 3, strike out up to and including the word "Service," on page 4, line 1, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

"That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to use a sum not in excess of $10,000 of the regular roads and trails, or parkway appropriations available to the National Park Service."

In view of the above considerations, I recommend that H. R. 6243, with the suggested amendment, be given favorable consideration by the Congress.

I have been advised by the Bureau of the Budget as follows:

“You are advised that, if you consider that the expenditure of not to exceed $10,000 would serve a useful purpose in determining and perhaps marking such a trail, there would be no ojection to legislation contemplating that objective, but you are also advised that legislation which would contemplate future construction of a parkway along such route at Federal expense would not be in accord with the program of the President." Sincerely yours,

L. ICKES,

Secretary of the Interior. O

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