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PARLATORIA DATE SCALE IN CALIFORNIA AND

ARIZONA

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

A SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AMOUNTING TO $25,000 TO ENABLE THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TO MEET AN EMERGENCY CAUSED BY THE SPREAD OF THE PARLATORIA DATE SCALE IN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA

DECEMBER 12, 1927.-Read; referred to the Committee on Appropriations,

and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, December 12, 1927. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a supplemental estimate of appropriation amounting to $25,000 for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year 1928 to remain available until June 30, 1929, to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to meet an emergency caused by the spread of the parlatoria date scale in California and Arizona

The details of this estimate, the necessity therefor, and the reasons for its transmission at this time are set forth in the letter of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget transmitted herewith, with whose comments and observations thereon I concur. Respectfully,

CALVIN COOLIDGE.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, December 12, 1927. Sır: I have the honor to submit herewith for your consideration a supplemental estimate of appropriation amounting to $25,000 for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year 1928, to remain available until June 30, 1929, to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to meet an emergency caused by the spread of the parlatoria date scale in California and Arizona. Eradication of date scale 1928–29.

$25, 000 Four new outbreaks of the parlatoria date scale have recently been discovered-two in the State of Arizona and two in the State of California. One of the outbreaks in California has already spread to adjacent plantings. The fact that these new outbreaks were not detected until the scale had made considerable spread demonstrates that as a basis for control a thorough inspection should be made of all date plantings in the States of Arizona, California, and Texas. The methods used in eradicating this scale have proven that complete eradication is possible, after infestation is discovered. It has been demonstrated that profitable production of dates can not be maintained in the presence of the parlatoria scale and unless the infestations are promptly eradicated it is the opinion of the department that the industry must necessarily fail. The funds requested in this supplemental estimate will be needed to employ entomologists to make a complete survey of all date plantings in order that eradication methods may be applied wherever the pest is located.

This estimate is required to meet an unforeseen contingency which has arisen since the transmission of the Budgets for the fiscal years 1928 and 1929 and its approval is recommended. Very respectfully,

H. M. LORD,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

Supplement estimate of appropriation required for the service of the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1928, by the Department of Agriculture
Federal Horticultural Board: For an additional amount to enable the

Secretary of Agriculture to meet the emergency caused by the
existence of the parlatoria date scale in California, Arizona, or any
other State, including the same objects specified under this head in the
agricultural appropriation act, fiscal year 1928, $25,000, to remain
available until June 30, 1929 (U. S. Č. p. 56, secs. 511, 512, p. 95,
secs. 111-114; pp. 98-101, secs. 141-167; act Jan. 18, 1927, vol. 44,
pp. 985, 986, 993, 994, 1000-1002) -

$25,000 Amount appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928.

19, 000

SECOND PAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON HIGHWAYS

MESSAGE

FROM THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMETTING

REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE WITH ACCOMPANYING PAPERS, TO THE END THAT LEGISLATION MAY BE ENACTED AUTHORIZING AN APPROPRIATION OF $15,000 TO ENABLE THE UNITED STATES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SECOND PAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON HIGHWAYS TO BE HELD AT RIO DE JANEIRO IN JUNE, 1928

DECEMBER 12, 1927.--Read; referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations,

and ordered to be printed

To the Congress of the United States:

I renew the request I made of the Sixty-ninth Congress, that legislation be enacted authorizing an appropriation of $15,000 to enable the United States to participate in the Second Pan American Conference on Highways, which had been fixed to be held at Rio de Janeiro in the calendar year 1927, but which was postponed to meet at the same city in June, 1928.

A joint resolution for this purpose passed the House of Representatives on January 17, 1927, and was favorably reported to the Senate by the Committee on Foreign Relations, but failed to be reached in the Senate before final adjournment of the Sixty-ninth Congress.

The attention of Congress is invited to the accompanying report of the Secretary of State, and House Document No. 631, Sixty-ninth Congress, second session, therewith inclosed, in which the facts regarding this conference are set forth.

CALVIN COOLIDGE. THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 12, 1927.

The PRESIDENT:

A joint resolution (H. J. Res. 329), providing for the expenses of participation of the United States in the Second Pan American Conference on Highways, which was fixed to meet at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July, 1927, but which has been postponed until June, 1928, passed the House of Representatives on January 17, 1927, and was favorably reported to the Senate by the Committee on Foreign Relations, but, due to the pressure of business before the Senate during the closing days of the session, was not reached in that body before final adjournment.

This resolution was introduced in pursuance of the recommendation made by the President in his message to Congress of January 8, 1927, which is contained in House Document No. 631, Sixty-ninth Congress, second session. That document fully sets forth the facts regarding this conference and shows the great interest taken in United States participation, not only by the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture, but by the automotive industry in the United States as well, as a means looking to the promotion, through highway education and construction and motor transportation in the American States, of valuable economic and trade development.

In a letter dated November 11, 1927, the Secretary of Commerce states that from the point of view of our foreign trade it is desirable that the matter should be again brought to the attention of Congress, and that Congress should provide for a strong delegation to the conference.

In view of this and of all the considerations set forth in the document mentioned, the undersigned, the Secretary of State, has the honor to recommend that the request made of the Sixty-ninth Congress for legislation authorizing an appropriation of $15,000 to enable the United States to participate in the Second Pan American Conference of Highways, to open at Rio de Janeiro in June, 1928, be submitted to the Seventieth Congress. To this end there are furnished herewith, for the information of Congress, copies of House Document No. 631, above mentioned.

The undersigned is advised by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget that the request is not in conflict with the financial program of the President. Respectfully submitted.

FRANK B. KELLOGG. DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, December 9, 1927.

[House Document No. 631, Sixty-ninth Congress, socond session)

To the Congress of the United States:

I recommend to the favorable consideration of the Congress the inclosed report from the Secretary of State, with accompanying papers, to the end that legislation may be enacted authorizing an appropriation of $15,000 to enable the United States to participate in the Second Pan American Conference on Highways to be held at Rio de Janeiro, in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Acting Secretary of Commerce joined in by the Secretary of State.

CALVIN COOLIDGE. THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, January 8, 1927.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, January 7, 1987. The PRESIDENT,

The White House: At the Fifth International Conference of American States, held at Santiago, Chile, in April, 1923, a resolution was adopted to hold an automobile road conference at a time and place which the governing board of the Pan American Union might determine, for the purpose of studying the most adequate means for carrying out an efficient program for the construction of automobile roads in the various countries of America, and between such countries. The date and place of the conference was fixed for 1925 at Buenos Aires. Subsequently, in 1924, in preparation for that conference some 37 delegates, representing, 19 Pan American countries, visited the United States and made an extensive study of highway improvements. This visit was followed by a communication from the Argentine Government inviting the Government of the United States to send delegates to a Pan American Highway Congress to be held at Buenos Aires in 1925. On the recommendation of the . President, the Congress enacted a joint resolution (Public Resolution No. 72, 68th Cong., approved March 4, 1925) authorizing the appointment of delegates to enable the United States to participate in the Congress. An appropriation of $15,000 for the expenses of participation was also authorized.

At the conference at Buenos Aires plans were inaugurated and are now being extensively carried out for the promotion of highway education and the development of highway construction and motor transportation in the Pan American countries. A voluntary organization has been formed, known as the Pan American Confederation for Highway Education, through which these efforts are being directed. The movement is predicated upon the desire to give helpful assistance to Pan American States in developing motor transportation and making possible its many and valuable economic advantages. The development of modern highways and the use of motor transportation implies an economic gain and a large benefit in actual trade for the countries involved.

The first Pan American Conference on Highways at Buenos Aires selected the city of Rio de Janeiro as the place for the meeting of the second conference. The Government of Brazil has now fixed July 17, 1927, as the date of the opening session of the conference, and through its ambassador at Washington has invited the Government of the United States to be represented by delegates in the conference. The invitation has had the consideration of the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture, the result of which is set forth in the letters from the Secretary of Agriculture and the Acting Secretary of Commerce, copies of which I have the honor to inclose. It will be

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