« 이전계속 »
1502. Consideration of bill providing for appointment of female pilots and avia-
tion cadets in Army Air Forces.
1508. Consideration of bill to expedite payment for land acquired during war
period under condemnation proceedings.
1510. Conference report on bill to pay customs employees for inspectional services
on Sundays and holidays. *
1515. Limiting production of opium to amount required for medicinal and scien-
nected with Pearl Harbor catastrophe.
1522. Conference report on Agriculture Department organic act of 1944.
expenditures of candidates for House.
ment, etc., to the physically handicapped.
1526. Labor Department, Federal Security Agency, and related independent
offices appropriation bill, 1945.
1528. Consideration of bill abolishing Jackson Hole National Monument.
1541. Acquiring facilities owned by Olympic Recreation Co. and Olympic Chalet
Co. in Olympic National Park.
1572. Bridge across Mississippi River at Brainerd, Minn.
1577. Relief of Helene M. Murphy.
rights in Pearl Harbor, T. H.
1589. Consideration of bill extending time limit for immunity from court martial
re Pearl Harbor catastrophe.
1595. Printing Engineer Department report on Youghiogheny River, Pa. and
Md., as document.
W. Va., as document. *
1602. Amending Hatch act rel. to Government employees in Alaska participating
in municipal political matters.
1605. Conference report on Agriculture Department appropriation bill, 1945.
the duration of the present war." for six months thereafter. 78TH CONGRESS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORT 2d Session
No. 1373 REMOVING RESTRICTIONS ON ESTABLISHING
POST-OFFICE BRANCHES AND STATIONS APRIL, 24, 1944.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state
of the Union and ordered to be printed Mr. BURCH, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads,
submitted the following
[To accompany H. R. 4517) The Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 4517), having considered the same, report favorably thereon with emendments and recommend that 'the bill as amended do pass.
The amendments are as follows:
section as follows: Sec. 2. This Act shall remain in effect for the duration of the present war and
PURPOSE OF THE LEGISLATION
The purpose of this proposed legislation is to remove difficulties of administration which the Post Office Department is now experi, encing in communities having large populations which have developed since the beginning of the war because
of Government projects, war industries, etc. by permitting the establishment of post-office branches
stations in such communities, which it is unable to do in many instances under the present. law.
There is quoted herein a letter addressed to the Speaker of the House by the Postmaster General recommending this legislation and
explaining quite fully the conditions which necessitate its enactment, as follows:
Post OFFICE DEPARTMENT,
Washington, D. C., March 23, 1944. Hon. Sam RAYBURN, Speaker, House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C. MY DEAR MR. RAYBURN: This Department is experiencing difficulty in administration because of the restriction upon establishing post-office branches and stations contained in the act of_June 9, 1896, entitled "An Act Making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven” reading as follows:
“That hereafter no station, substation, or branch post office shall be established beyond the corporate limits or boundaries of any city or town in which the principal office to which such station, substation, or branch office is attached is located, except in cases of villages, towns, or cities of fifteen hundred or more inhabitants not distant more than five miles as near as may be from the outer boundary or ‘limits of such city or town in which the principal office is located.”
There are now many instances where Government housing projects are built near factories or other Government projects and these settlements have less than 1,500 population and exceed the limit of 5 miles from the corporate boundaries of the nearest town. In many other instances the needs of the armed forces must be met, thus making necessary the establishment of branches. In many of these cases the projects or camps are in localities which were previously fields or woodland and there being no residents who could qualify with respect to residence for the position of postmaster.
To permit of the furnishing of efficient postal service it is requested that the provision in the act above referred to be repealed. A tentative draft of bill to åcoomplish this purpose is submitted herewith with the request that favorable consideration be given thereto.
It has been ascertained from the Bureau of the Budget that this recommendation for legislation is in accord with the program of the President. Very truly yours,
FRANK C. WALKER, Postmaster General.