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( 1 No. 310.
WELCOME TO GEN. JOllX J. PEKSUING.
September 11, 1919. — Onic nil to be ]ir)nted.
Mr. Mo.MiEi.L, from tho Coniniitteo on ArrangtMuont of Welcome to-
Gen. Persliing, submitted the following
Mr. -Mondell pi'eseiited the following repoi't from the jonit rom-
niittee upjiointed to nri'unge for a welcome to Cien. -loliii .1. Persiiing.
The joint committee appointed in accordance with tiie pro\ isions
of House concurrent resolution 21), consisting of five mcmlx'rs of tiie
ITniled States Senate jind se\en nn-mhers of the House of Repre-
sentatives, for the ])ur|)ose of making arrangements for ai)prt)])riate
exercises in welcome oi Gen. John .1. Pershing, general of the Armies
of the United States and conuuander in chief of the Amei'ican E.xpe-
ditionary Forces during the Worhl War, witli instructions to r(>i)ort
to tlie Senate and House of llei)resentatives such ])rogram and |)ro-
cedure as the joint committee deems lilting :ind appn)|)riate, begs
leave to i-e|)ort as follows:
Tile joint committe<' reconuneiids that tiiere he held, in the HiJl of
the House of Ue|irescritatives, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon of Tliursday,
Septend)er IS, lill'J, a joint session of (he Congi'ess, at which session
it is suggested that tlu' \ ice President ui-, in Ids enforced absence, the
President pro teni|iore of tiie Senate, shall make an address of wel-
come on the part of tlie Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Kej)-
resentatives shidJ make an address of welcome on the jtart of the
House. It is further suggested that in the event of the passage of
the pending resolution authorizing the gift by tiie Congress of a
sword of iionor to Gen. Persiiing, the Hon. Champ Clark, a Meml)er
from tiie State of Missouri and former Speaker of tiie House of Ke])-
reseiitatives, be selected to make an address of presentation.
The joint committee suggests that invitati(ins be extended to the
President of the Lhiitetl .States, the members of tlie Cabinet, tlie Chief
Justice and associate justices of the Su|)reme Court, and such ollicers
of tlie Army, Navy, i.nd Marine Corps as the Secretary of War and
2 WELCOME TO GKN. .lOHN J. PERSUING. i
the Secretary of the Navv, respectively, may suggest. Tlie j..inr
..ununittee further rerommwuls the adoption of a concurrent reso-
lution wiu<h will i)ermit the completion of the arrangements lor t- .
lu.Uhng of the joint session. ^^^^^^^ ^^ Wadswouth, Jr.
Fk.\ncis E. Waruen.
Seldon p. Spencek.
George E. Ciiamheri.ain.
Charle.s S. Thomas.
Frank W. Monuell.
Frank L. Gree.ne.
FlORELLO n. LaGuaRUIA.
S. Hubert Dent, Jr.
William J. Fields.
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