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UNITED STATES. CONGRESS. HOUSE.

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

Hearings before the Committee on Foreign
Affairs, in the Sixty-Eighth through the
Seventy-First Congress, 1924-1931.

Contents

Arbitration of the Claim of_George J. Salem against the Government of Egypt. Feb. 10, 1931. Civilian Officers and Employees of the Gover

nment stationed in Foreign countries.1930. Claim of Charles J. Harrah against the

Government of Cuba. March 26, 1930. Equitable use of the waters of the Rio Grande

below Fort quitman, Texas. April 17, 1924. Foreign Serviee Buildings. Tan. 20, 1931. In re the Treaty between Great Britain and the United States having for its purpose the abolition of Smuggling intoxicating liquors from Great Britain into America. Norwegian Steamship "Hassel" May 9,13, 1925. Restricting Passport visas in certain cases. To amend the act entitled "An act for the reorganization and improvement of the Foreign Service of the United States. Validity of Passports. May 12, 1926.

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A JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN APPROPRIATION
FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE ARBITRATION OF THE

CLAIM OF GEORGE J. SALEM AGAINST

THE GOVERNMENT OF EGYPT

FEBRUARY 10, 1931

STATEMENTS BY

HON. GREEN H. HACKWORTH

MR. JOSEPH E. DAVIES

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1931

39501

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

HENRY W. TEMPLE, Pennsylvania, Chairman HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York.

J. CHARLES LINTHICUM, Maryland. CYRENUS COLE, Iowa. MORTON D. HULL, Illinois.

R. WALTON MOORE, Virginia. JOSEPH W. MARTIN, JR., Massachusetts. SAM D. MCREYNOLDS, Tennessee. CHARLES A. EATON, New Jersey.

SOL BLOOM, New York. HENRY ALLEN COOPER, Wisconsin.

LUTHER A. JOHNSON, Texas.
EDWARD E. BROWNE, Wisconsin.

RUTH BRYAN OWEN, Florida.
FRANKLIN F. KORELL, Oregon.
MELVIN J. MAAS, Minnesota,
WILLIAM M. MORGAN, Ohio.
JOE CRAIL, California.
EDGAR C. ELLIS, Missouri.
EDMUND F. ERK, Pennsylvania.

FRANK S. CISNA, Clerk

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ARBITRATION OF THE CLAIM OF GEORGE J. SALEM

AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF EGYPT

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1931

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS,

Washington, D. C. The committee this day met at 10.30 o'clock a. m., Hon. Henry W. Temple (chairman) presiding, for consideration of H. J. Res. 485, which reads as follows:

(H. J. Res. 485, Seventy-first Congress, third session]

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of $52,000 is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the expenses of the United States in the arbitration of the claim of George J. Salem against the Government of Egypt, including honorarium to the arbitrators, compensation of employees in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, stenographic and other services, by contract if deemed necessary, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., title 41, sec. 5), travel and subsistence or per diem in lieu of subsistence (notwithstanding the provisions of any other act), rent, purchase of necessary books and documents, official cards, printing and binding, one-half of all reasonable and necessary joint expenses of the tribunal incurred under the terms of the arbitral agreement, and such other expenses as may be authorized by the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State is authorized to reimburse from the said appropriation any other appropriation from which payments may have been made for purposes connected with this arbitration prior to the time when the appropriation here:n authorized shall have become available.

Amendment requested by the Secretary of State in letter of February 4, 1931.)

On page 1, line 9, after the word “elsewhere” insert the words without reference to the classification act of 1923, as amended.”

The CHAIRMAN. This is H. J. Res. 485, authorizing an appropriation for the expenses of the arbitration of the claim of George J. Salem against the Government of Egypt. I will put in the hearing a letter from the Secretary of State and the message of the President outlining the facts.

(The communications in question follow :)

[Senate Document No. 261, Seventy-first Congress, third session]

To the Congress of the United States:

I inclose herewith a report which the Secretary of State has addressed to me in regard to the claim of George J. Salem against the Government of Egypt. This claim grows out of the improper exercise of jurisdiction over Mr. Salem by the native courts of Egypt respecting a charge of forgery of deeds and out of the retention by the Egyptian authorities of Mr. Salem's

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