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TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

FEBRUARY 18, 1931.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. ZIHLMAN, from the committee of conference, submitted the following

CONFERENCE REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 12571]

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 12571) entitled "An act to provide for the transportation of school children in the District of Columbia at a reduced fare," having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with the following amendment:

In line 7 of the engrossed Senate amendment, after the word "exceed," strike out the language down to and including the word "fares," in line 8, and insert in lieu thereof the words three cents; and the Senate agree to the same.

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STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 12571) to provide for the transportation of school children in the District of Columbia at a reduced fare, submit the following written statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the conferees and recommended in the accompanying conference report:

The House recedes from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate, with an amendment. The Senate amendment struck out all after the enacting clause and inserted a substitute. Under the terms of this substitute the Public Utilities Commission would be empowered and directed to establish reduced rates of fare for school children, provided that such rates would not be in excess of one-half the adult fare on street cars and busses in the District of Columbia. The amendment agreed upon by the conferees has the effect of restricting the commission to a maximum rate of 3 cents for children going to or from school.

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F. N. ZIHLMAN,

CLARENCE J. MCLEOD, MARY T. NORTON, Managers on the part of the House.

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ENROLLMENT OF CHILDREN OF BLACKFEET TRIBE OF

INDIANS

FEBRUARY 18, 1931.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. LEAVITT, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 17037]

The Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 17037) for the enrollment of children born after December 30, 1919, whose parents, or either of them, are members of the Blackfeet Tribe of Indians in the State of Montana, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it do pass without amendment.

The purpose of this bill is to enroll the living children of the Blackfeet Tribe who have been born after December 30, 1919, the date upon which the present tribal roll was closed under previous legislation. This is unanimously requested by the Blackfeet tribal council and approved by the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. It would allow these children to participate in the distribution of tribal property, benefits, or money which may be hereafter distributed.

Hon. SCOTT LEAVITT,

Chairman Committee on Indian Affairs,
House of Representatives.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
Washington, February 18, 1931.

MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: In compliance with your request of February 11, for a report on H. R. 17037, which is a bill providing for the enrollment of children born after December 30, 1919, whose parents, or either of them, are members of the Blackfeet Tribe of Indians in Montana, I transmit herewith a memorandum on the subject that has been submitted by Commissioner Rhoads of the Office of Indian Affairs.

After a review of the proposed measure, I agree with Mr. Rhoads.

Very truly yours,

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RAY LYMAN WILBUR, Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS,
Washington, February 17, 1931.

In the attached letter of February 11, 1931, from Hon. Scott Leavitt, chairman of the House Committee on Indian Affairs request is made for report on H. R. 17037, a bill for the enrollment of children born after December 30, 1919, whose parents, or either of them, are members of the Blackfeet Tribe of Indians in the State of Montana, and for other purposes.

The bill provides, briefly, that children born to a member of the tribe after December 30, 1919, and alive six months after the enactment of the bill, are to be enrolled to share only in such tribal property, benefits, or money as may hereafter be distributed.

Under the act of June 30, 1919 (41 Stat. 3-16), these tribal rolls were closed for all purposes by this department December 30, 1919, as therein required—no additional names to be added thereafter.

As the Blackfeet tribal council has requested on behalf of the tribe that the action contemplated in the bill he had, this office sees no objection thereto. It is accordingly recommended that H. R. 17037 receive the favorable consideration of Congress.

C. J. RHOADS, Commissioner.

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