1958 September 12 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD- APPENDIX A8253
FOR YOUR INFOEMATION
Cn behalf cf
The Record of the &Sth Conrrress as
Regards the State of Montana
EXTENSION OF REM/IRKS
noN. JAft1ES E. 1\iURRA Y
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
Saturday, August 23, 1958
Mr. MURRAY. Mr. President, I ask
unanimous consent to have printed in
the Appendix of the RECORD a joint
statement prepared by the members of
the Montana congressional delegation,
Senator MIKE MANSFIELD, Representative
LEE METCALF, Representative LEROY ANDERSON,
There being no objection, the statement
was ordered to be printed in the
REconn, as follows:
Montana, In the words ot one newspaper,
"is the only State whose entire (congressional)
delegation works together so closely
and harmoniously that their •Jews and
achievements can be and are combined ln
This teamwork has resulted In the followIng
64 benefits, during the 85th Congress,
of particular importance to Montanans.
1. Appropriation of $190,000 for Initial
development of the $1,250,000 Benton Lake
Wildlife Refuge, which wlll assure annual
production of many thousand more ducks.
2. Appropriation of $900,000 for .Nation's
first forest fire research laboratory, at Missoula,
plus $100,000 for fire research.
3-4. Appropriation of $125,000 for research
into the effects of chemical pest and plant
controls upon fish and wildlife, subsequent
to approval of authorizing legislation originr.
lly introduced by Montanans after DDr
dettroyed fioh in Yellowstone River.
5. An act to add a 400-acre display pasture
to the southeast corner of the National Bison
Range near R:walll to permit viewing of
bison from U. S. lOA, U. S. 93, and Northern
6. An act permitting concessionaire leases
In no.tlonal parks to run for 30 instead of
20 years, thereby, by amortization over the
longer period, permitting lower rates for
park visitors and less financial strain on
7. Appropria tlon of $20 mlllion for the
Mission 66 program of modernizing national
parks, as requestEd by the Montana delegation,
instead of the $12.4 million requested
by the administration. The larger appropriation
permits the Mission 66 program
to continue on schedule and includes
$145,600 above the adminl&tratlon's request
for Glacier National Park, with funds earmarked
for headquarters, Lake McDonald
and St. Mary's area for employee dormitories
and residences, wa t(!r and sewage systenlS,
and other facilities. This appropriation also
Includes $111,000 for the lake area of Yellowstone
Park and $256,400 to be used in·
the Canyon and Mammoth areas of Yellowstone
for transmission lines, utilities, and
8. Continuance at the 1958 level of the tree
planting stock production program under
which the State forester operates a nursery
at Missoula to provide landowners with forest
and wind-barrier planting stock. The
Federal Government and State of Montana
put from $11,000 to $14,000 each into this
program annually, and landowners an additional
$16,000 to $22,000. The administration
proposed to cut the Federal contribution
9. Negotiations with Forest Service and
State highway commission, following appropriation
of increased funds pursuant to Federal
Highway Act, leading to, construction of
Grizzly Peak Road to new ski resort in Carbon
10. Senate approval of resolution requesting
Secretary of State to bring to a tten tlon
of appropriate Canadian officials the deep
interest of the Senate in completion of the
loop road linking Glacier National Park in
United States and Waterton Lakes National
Park in Canada.
11. Addition of $12 million for 1959, 1960,
and 1961, by Montana members' amendment,
for forest development roads and trails.
Additional $525,000 of this amount apportioned
to Montana in 1958 for 2 forest roads
in Bitterroot National Forest ($200,000), 1
in the Flathead National Forest ($225,000),
and 1 in the Deer Lodge National Forest
12. Appropriation of $75,107,000 for Forest
Service, as compared with $68,357,000 requested
by administration, for range Improvement,
operation outdoors, fire control,
reforestation, maintenance and operations,
and timber sales.
13. Increased protection ot national wild life
refuges. New regulations, stemming
from legislation introduced by Montanans
In Congress, wlll provide for orderly development
of oil and gas deposits under game
ranges while at the same time protecting the
wildlife for which these lands are being managed.
1. Removal of 3-percent excise tax on
freight, by enactment or legislation slm!lar
to that introduced by Montana congressional
delegation early in 1957.
2. Hearings in Helena, upon request of
Montana delegation, by Senate Interstate and
Foreign Commerce Committee, deallng with
high Montana freight rates.
3. Hearing by Civil Aeronautics Board In
Great Falls. upon request of Montana delegation,
on Montana local (air) service case,
which will be considered by CAB In Washington
4. Appropriation of funds for Chalk Butte
Road near Cut Bank.
5. An act to extend to February 1, 1960,
the life of the Alaska International Rail and
Highway Commission, charged with studying
additional highway and ra!l links between
Alaska and the other States.
6. Appropriation of additional $3 million
for pubilc land highways for 1959, 1960, 19Gl,
pursuant to Montanans' floor amendment,
which perm! ts construction of final portion
of Lewis and Clark Highway.
7. Amendment of Forest Highway Act requiring
cooperative study of forest highway
formula by Bureau of Public Roads, Forest
Service, and State which will lead to new
formula for fund distribution. Amendment
also stopped administration from taking
several hundred thousand dollars away from
Montana in 1930 and W61.
1. An act permitting establlshmerft of
adequate Irrigation units on the $19.1 million
Eut Bench unit in Beaverhead County.
Water for some 28,400 acres now under ditch
w!ll be reregulated and lrrlga tion for an additlonal
21,300 acres will be made possible
as soon as construction funds are made available.
2. Appropri8 tlon of $~.53e,ooo for furth2r
worl< on the Helena Valley unit, for completion
of pumping plant at Canyon Ferry
Dam, 2.8-mile tunnel and 31 miles of main
canal, and to continue construction of
laterals and drains. T11ls $12 516,000 project
wlll furnish municipal water for the city of
Helena, irrigation of 12,500 acres (some of
which will start next spring) and may furnish
supplemental irrigation for an additional
1-2. Allocation of funds, following approval
of an act providing payment of $2.5 million
to Crow Indians for Yellowtail Dam
right-of-way, with provision that tribe may
seek additional compensation in the courts.
3. Joint hearings by Senate Interior Committee
and Senate Public Works Committee
on ma:qagement and operation of the upper
Missouri River Basin, which helped lead to
provision of 86,000 kilowatts of additional
firm power to preference customers in Montana,
the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, and
4. Approval of Senate resolution, following
joint hearings by Senate Interior Committee
and Senate Public Works Committee,
which directs these committees to continue
their studies and submit findings as to ways
and means of accelerating development and
utilization of the natural resources of the
5. Maintenance or 2-percent interest rate
on REA loans, despite strong administration
effort to Increase rate.
1. An act extending for 3 years the Wool
Act under which wool sells at market price
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and domestic producers receive direct payments
for the difference between the average
market pnce and the support level.
2 . An act providing bonus acreage allotm
ents for production of durum wheat durIng
3. An act extending the farm export program
4. Approval of 52,480-acre lower Willow
Creek watershed project in Granite County,
under which Federal Government contrib.
u tes 35 percent of estimated $757,110 program
of irrigation and Hood-prevention work.
1 . An act to extend the Defense Minerals
Exploration Administration which provides
Federal grants-in-aid for minerals exploration.
2. An act to lncrea•e from 5,120 acres
to 10,240 acres the maximum acreage of
public domain land which may be leased for
the developmer?t of phosphate by any person
or corporation in any one State.
3. An appropriation of $3 mlliion which
could be used. if the administration chooses,
to star t upgrading the $9 million Government-
owned stockpile of manganese in Butte.
1 2. An act and appropr iation of $1,750.-
000 for construction of community hospitals
to be used by both Indians and white citizens,
"'hen the Surgeon General finds it more
elllci2nt to do so than to construct hospitals
for Indian use only. Polson became the first
communtty in the Nation to benefit from
this act when it received $161.091 toward
construction of a 40-bed community h0spital.
The co'!nmunities of Wolf Point and
Poplar are high on the priority llst to recei~
e aid under this program, after local
problems are resolved. ..
3. Appropriation of $128.000 for Public
Health Service to carry out its share of a
cooperative study with the Bureau of Mines,
of the cause and prevention of silicosis.
1. Approprtat!on or $121.011 allocated to
Montana for extending library service in
rural Montana communities.
2. An amendment, to the act extending
school aid to federally-impacted areas,
which permits school districts to accept payments
under Public Law 874 (Federal impact)
without forfeiting right to seek payments
under the Johnson-O'Ma liey (Indian
education) Act, providing that duplicate
payments are not made.
3. Appropriation of $360.72;;, or $54,380
more than last year. for the school lunch
program: in Montana. In ljdditlon, there
w1ll be a cons1d'erable increasl)' ln the aliocat
io!l .of !ugh quality rooq, inc.~uping protein
1. An act restoring· to· tribal ownership
41,450 acres on the Fort Peck Reservation
and 5,481 acres on· the Crow Reservation
which were ceded by the tribe to the Governinent
with the understand~ng that the
lands would be sold and proceeds deposited
to the credit of the tribe, but which were
n ~ve r sold.
2. An act providing compensation to the
Crow Indians for 4,900 acres within the
Huntley reclamation project. Under this
act the tribe will get payment for the land
($70.000 to $75,000), an additional sum equal
to the net re,·enues collected from leases
since 1004 (estimated $56,000) and Interest
on the lease money which it should have
been recei ,·ing since 1904 (estimated
3. A d etailed survey of Indian land sale
practices, providing factual information
u pon which Improved Indian land managem~
nt policies may be based.
4. Ini ttatton of succeesful effort to make
surplt•s foods available to needy Inrlians on
5. An act clearing title of Rocky Boy Indians
to land previously added to their r eservation.
1. Amendment of social security law to
provide 7 percent Increase In benefits, Increase
public assistance payments and provide
benefits for dependents of disabled
2. Reversal of Social Security Administration
ruling, at behest of Montananas In Congress,
so that victims of silicosis can receive
social security ben eft ts previously denied
1. Commitment by the Veterans ' Administration
to make modernization survey of Fort
Harrison in September of this year instead of
in 1962 as suggested by VA.
1. Amendment of Small Business Act, by
Montanans, to provide services of aid. counsel
and assistance from SBA In Government
sales, as well as procurement. This amendment
was designed to meet the needs or
small timber operators In Montana who wiil
now be in a position to get advice and also
borrow money from SBA for timber access
road construction. Additionally, If they are
unable to purchase Government timber, the
small operators wiil be able to ask SBA to
work out a set-aside sale for competi tt ve
bidding by small business.
2. Small Business Tax Revision Act. which
provides small firms tax savings which can be
u sed to finance future growth.
3. Small Business Investment Act which
provides for injection of $250 million Into
small businesses, In the form of direct
Investment in the securities of small companies,
or in loans.
1. Amendments to Department of Defense
appropriation bill specifically preventing reduction
In funds and strengths for operation
of Army National Guard and Army Reserve
units. There are about 2.500 guardsmen and
5,000 Reservists in Montana.
2. Appropriation of $68,891,000 for military
facilities In Montana.
1. An act amending the enabling act under
which Montana entered the Union, to permit
use of capitol building land-grant funds
for reconstruction and renovation of the
S tate capitol.
2. An act clearing title to lots In Harlowton.
3. An act to award $12.000 to the town of
Medicine Lake, as compensation for the ftoodlng
of its munctpal well bec~use of ftoodtng
c a u sed by a Fish and Wildlife Service d ike
4. An act to ret rocede jurisdiction over the
Blackfeet Highway, previously h eld by the
Federal Government, to the State of Montana.
5 6. Resolutions authorizing the statue of
Montana cowboy-artist Charles Russell to
stand temporarily In the Capitol rotunda
and then be added to the permanent Statuary
INTERCESSION BY MONTANA DFLEGATION WITH
1. Through negotiations with former Chairman
Strauss of Atomic Energy Commission
and the Smali Business Administration. obtained
for Roundup coal mines 100.000-tonset-
aside-coal con tract in 1958 and 50,000-
t on contract in 1957.
2. Obtained from Secretary of Labor surplus
labor des ignations for Silver Bow, Flath
ead, Lincoln, and Meagher Counties. This
designation gives affected communities preference
by Government ~urchascrs and m akes
It more difficult for a foreign finn to obtam
a contract in this area.
3 . Helped obta1n from Internal Revenue
Service retraction of its plans to require that
purchasers sign for purchase of all firearms
and ammunition and that retail salesman
keep indefinitely the records of receipt and
sale of the arms and ammunition. New regulations
provide there wiil be no requirement
that each purchaser sign for arms and ammunition,
there wil be no requirement that
.22 caliber rlftes and Inexpensive shotguns
be serially numbered, and records need be
kept for only 10 years.
4. Helped obtain from Internal Revenue
Service ruling that certain school expenses
of teachers can be deducted for tax purposes.
5. Obtained from I nternal Revenue Service
decision or taxation of deferred payment
wheat contracts which permits farmers to
defer payment of taxes on wheat contracted
tn one year but paid for m a following year.
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