PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE 9 0th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION
Vol. 113 WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1967 No. 196
House of Representatives
The House was not In session today. Its next meeti will be held on Monday, December 4, 1967, at 12 o'clock noon.
The Senate met at 9 a.m., a
called to order by the Acting P
pro tempore (Mr. METCALF).
Rev. Edward B. Lewis, pastor, Capitol
Hlll Methodist Church, Washington,
D.C., offered the following prayer:
Dear Lord, In the morning we pray,
seeking direction for the day. We turn a
deaf ear to the voices of fear and confusion.
We find peace within and some
right answers for conditions without as
we stand ln Thy presence. '
We pray for wisdom to guide, Intelligence
to direct, and love to temper
action. We affirm that God's law of justice
is operating in life.
Remind us of the Biblical thought:
"The path of the righteous Is like the
light of the dawn, which shines brighter
and brighter until full day."
Strengthen the faith of these our
leaders, 0 God. Renew a right spirit
within and lead in paths of peace. In the
Master's name. Amen.
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, I ask
unanimous consent that the reading of
the Journal of the proceedings of Thursday,
November 30, 1967, be dispensed
The ACTING PRESIDENT pro ternport'
Without nb.IN:tton. It Is so ordered.
LIMITATION ON STATEMENTS DURING
TRANSACTION OF ROUTINE
Mr MANSFIELD. Mr. President I ask
unanimous consent that stateme~ts tn
relation to the transaction of routine
morning business be limited to 3 minutes.
The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore.
Without objection, It is so ordered.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1967
Mr. MANSFIELD. I wish to join my
distinguished colleague, the junior Senator
from Montana [Mr. METCALF], now
presiding as Acting President pro tempore,
in what he said on yesterday relative
to the decision of the ICC authorizIng
a merger of the Great Northern Railway,
the Northern Pacific Railway, Chicago
Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co.,
Pacific Coast Railroad Co., and the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle Railway System.
I believe that this Is a m,lsguided move
on the part of the Interstate Commerce
Commission; and I can say, without fear
of contradiction, that so far as the
States of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana,
Idaho, and Washington are concerned,
it will react against the best interests
of that area of the Nation.
I point out that Montana has an area
of 148,000 square miles; that there is a
need for two transcontinental railroads;
that both the Great Northern and the
Northern Pacific are not suffering any
losses at this time, but that their profits
are rather handsome, all things considered.
It would be my hope that the distinguished
chairman of the Senate Committee
on Commerce, the Senator from
Washington [Mr. MAGNUSON], would look
into this matter immediately to determine
what the rrasons are for this merger
nt tl1ls time. I am hopeful that something
along this line will be done by the
distinguished Senator from Washington,
and I assure him that, so far as Montana
is concerned, we will back him 100 percent
in any move he makes.
CYRUS R. V ANCE-"MAN FOR ALL
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, :r;
should ll.tte at this time to call to the
attention of the Senate, the remarkable
service performed by Mr. Cyrus R. Vance,
a former Under Secretary of Defense, a
man in the McNamara mold, and an ambassador
who has proved his worth in
helping to bring about an adjudication
of the recent crisis In the eastern Mediterranean
between Greece and Turkey
over the island of Cyprus.
I do not think it Is letting any secrets
out of the bag to state that about this
time a week ago there was a grave and
Immediate danger of war between Greece
and Turkey. Because of the magnificent
efforts by Mr. Vance-this "man for all
seasons"-a settlement has been reached
that will bring about a degree of peace
in the eastern Mediterranea:1 and will,
I believe, add to the luster of this country
because of the outstanding efforts
made by this distinguished public servant.
I want the record to show that this
man is entitled to a great deal of credit
for what has been accomplished in avertIng
a. war in the eastern Mediterranean
and for his singularly outstanding contribution
to the conclusion of a peaceful
settlement between the two main contending
parties, Greece and Turkey.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
Mr. EASTLAND. Mr. President. I ask
unanimous consent that I may proceed
for 10 minutes.
The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore.
Without objection, it is so ordered.
THE PRICE OF SOCIALISTIC
Mr. EASTLAND. Mr. President, during
the past month we have witnessed one
of the more remarkable ironies of history.
Britain has devalued her currency
In a desperate bid for survival while the
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