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PRINTING AND BINDING UNITED STATES COURT OF

CUSTOMS AND PATENT APPEALS

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

A SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION FOR PRINTING AND BINDING FOR THE UNITED STATES COURT OF CUSTOMS AND PATENT APPEALS, AMOUNTING TO $2,900

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 21), 1931.--Read; referred to the Com

mittee on appropriations, and ordered to be printed

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THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 21, 1931. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a supplemental estimate of appropriation for the Department of Justice for the fiscal year 1931, amounting to $2,900, for printing and binding for the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.

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

HERBERT HOOVER.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, February 21, 1931. SIR: I have the honor to submit for your consideration a supple mental estimate of appropriation for the Department of Justice for the fiscal year 1931, amounting to $2,900.

Printing and binding, United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals: For printing and binding for the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, fiscal year 1931 (act July 3, 1930, vol. 46, p. 880). Supplemental estimate 1931, $2,900. Appropriated 1931, $6,600.

Under the act of March 2, 1929, the jurisdiction vested in the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia in respect of appeals from the Patent Office in patent and trade-mark cases was transferred to the United States Court of Customs Appeals and the title of that court changed to the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.

The act of June 16, 1930, amending section 192 of the Judicial Code, provides that the reporter of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals shall cause to be compiled and published, at least once a year, in such manner as the court shall direct, all of the opinions rendered by said court to that date, together with such digests and indexes as the court may deem necessary. Formerly the opinions rendered by this court in customs cases were published by the Treasury Department and the cost of same paid from the appropriations of that department, but under the amendatory legislation all opinions rendered by the court will be published under the direction of the court and beginning with the fiscal year 1931 funds have been provided for expenditure by the court for this purpose.

It was anticipated that two volumes of opinions would be published each year,

one of customs cases and one of patent cases, and the appropriation for the fiscal year 1931 is sufficient only for the publication of these two volumes. The presiding judge of the court advises, however, that the opinions in patent cases which have been and are being handed down by the court during the present year, since October 1, 1930, should now be in the Printing Office, being set up, with their headnotes, for the next volume, and be fully completed and bound for distribution by the time the next year's court werk begins on October 1, 1931, and it is estimated that an additional amount of $2,900 will be required for the fiscal year 1931 if this volume of opinions in patent cases is to be published at this time.

This estimate of appropriation is to meet a contingency which has arisen since the transmission of the Budget for the fiscal year 1931, and its approval is recommended. Very respectfully,

J. CLAWSON Roop,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

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JUDGMENTS RENDERED BY THE COURT OF CLAIMS

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THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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PURSUANT TO LAW RECORDS OF JUDGMENTS RENDERED BY THE

COURT OF CLAIMS, AMOUNTING TO $36,145

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 21), 1931.—Read, referred to the Com

mittee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 21, 1931. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress, in compliance with the provisions contained in the act of September 30, 1890 (U. S. C., title 31, sec. 226), and the act of April 27, 1904 (U. S. C., title 31, sec. 583, par. 2), records of judgments rendered by the Court of Claims, which have been submitted by the Attorney General through the Secretary of the Treasury and require an appropriation for their payment, as follows: Under the Navy Department..

$36, 145 The necessity for the appropriation asked is explained in the letter of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget transmitted herewith, in whose conclusions and observations thereon I concur. Respectfully,

HERBERT HOOVER.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, February 21, 1931. SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith for your consideration, in compliance with the provisions contained in the act of September 30, 1890 (U. S. C., title 31, sec. 226), and the act of April 27, 1904 (U. S. C., title 31, sec. 583, par. 2), records of judgments rendered by the Court of Claims, which have been submitted by the Attorney

for the fiscal year 1932, $75,000; amounting in all to $240,000; for the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, as follows: Additional land for Papago Reservation, Ariz., 1931: For the acquisition of

certain privately owned lands, improvements, and equipment, for the use of the Papago Indians, Arizona, in accordance with the act of February 21, 1931, fiscal year 1931, to remain available until June 30, 1932, $165,000, together with the unexpended balance of the appropriation of $9,500 contained in the Interior Department appropriation act for the fiscal year 1929, for the purchase of land as an addition to the agency reserve of the Papago Indian Reservation, Ariz. (act March 7, 1928, vol. 45, p. 207) (submitted).

The purpose of this estimate is to carry into effect the act of February 21, 1931, authorizing an appropriation for the acquisition of certain privately owned lands in Arizona for the use and benefit of the Papago Indians as an addition to their reservation. Support of Indians and administration of Indian property, 1932: For an addi

tional amount for general support of Indians and administration of Indian property, including pay of employees, fiscal year 1932, $75,000 (U. S. C., title 25, sec. 13; act February 14, 1931).

The Interior Department appropriation act for 1932, approved February 14, 1931, authorizes the expenditure of $143,000 of tribal funds of the Fort Apache Indians, Arizona, for general support and administration purposes, including $18,000 for the construction and repair of telephone lines. When the Budget for 1932 was transmitted to Congress it was anticipated that there would be sufficient tribal funds to cover these expenditures. It is now believed that the tribal revenues for that year will be deficient, in the approximate amount of this estimate, due to a recent partial suspension of lumbering operations on the reservation. The purpose of this estimate is to provide, as a gratuity appropriation, the amount necessary to meet the expected deficiency in tribal funds.

The foregoing, estimates of appropriations are required to meet contingencies which have arisen since the transmission of the Budgets for the fiscal years 1931 and 1932, and their approval is recommended. Very respectfully,

J. CLAWSON ROOP,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

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SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATES, BUREAU OF INDIAN

AFFAIRS

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THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATES OF APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, AMOUNTING TO $240,000

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FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 23), 1931.—Read, referred to the Com

mittee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 21, 1931. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress supplemental estimates of appropriations for the fiscal year 1931, $165,000; for the fiscal year 1932, $75,000; amounting in all to $240,000; for the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The details of the estimates, the necessity therefor, and the reasons for their 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,

HERBERT HOOVER.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, February 21, 1931. Sir: I have the honor to submit for your consideration supplemental estimates of appropriations for the fiscal year 1931, $165,000;

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