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73D CONGRESS 2d Session ) HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES j j \ RBPOKT No. 2056 DIRECT LOANS FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES^ Y FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS JUNE 15 (calendar day, JUNE 16), 1934.—Ordered to be printed Mr. STEAGALL, from the committee of conference, submitted the following CONFERENCE REPORT [To accompany S. 3487] The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes 6i the two House on the amendment of the House to the hill (S. 3487) relating to direct loans for industrial purposes by Federal Reserve banks, and for other purposes, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows: That the Senate recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the House and agree to the same with an amendment as follows: In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the House amendment insert the following: That the Federal Reserve Act, as amended, is amended by adding after section 13a thereof a new section reading as follows: "SEC. 13b. (a) In exceptional circumstances, when it appears to the satisfaction of a Federal Reserve bank that an established industrial or commercial business located in its district is unable to obtain requisite financial assistance on a reasonable basis from the usual sources, the Federal Reserve bank, pursuant to authority granted by the Federal Reserve Board, may make loans to, or purchase obligations of, such business, or may make commitments with respect thereto, on a reasonable and sound basis, for the purpose of providing it with working capitalf but no obligation shall be acquired or commitment made hereunder with a maturity exceeding five years. " (b) Each Federal Reserve bank shall also have power to discount for, or purchase from, any bank, trust company, mortgage company, credit corporation for industry, or other financing institution operating in its district, obligations having maturities not exceeding five years, entered into for the purpose of obtaining working capital for any such established industrial or commercial business; to make loans or advances 2 DIRECT LOANS BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS direct to any such financing institution on the security of such obligations; and to make commitments with regard to such discount or purchase of obligations or with respect to such loans or advances on the security thereof, including commitments made in advance of the actual undertaking of such obligations. Each such financing institution shall obligate itself to the satisfaction of the Federal Reserve bank for at least 20 per centum of any loss which may be sustained by such bank upon any of the obligations acquired from such financing institution, the existence and amount of any such loss to be determined in accordance with regulations of the Federal Reserve Board: Provided, That in lieu of such obligation against loss any such financing institution may advance at least 20 per centum of such working capital for any established industrial or commercial business without obligating itself to the Federal Reserve ba*nk against loss on the amount advanced by the Federal Reserve bank: Provided, however, That such advances by the financing institution and the Federal Reserve bank shall be considered as one advance, and repayment shall be made pro rata under such regulations as the Federal Reserve Board may prescribe. li (c) The aggregate amount of loans, advances, and commitments of the Federal Reserve banks outstanding under this section at any one time, plus the amount of purchases and discounts under this section held at the same time, shall not exceed the. combined surplus of the Federal Reserve banks as of July 1, 1984, V^us a^ amounts paid to ihe Federal Reserve banks by the Secretary of the Treasury under subsection (e) of this section, and all operations of the Federal Reserve banks under this sectioi} shall be subject to such regulations as the Federal Reserve Board may prescribe. " (d) For the purpose of aiding the Federal Reserve banks in carrying out the provisions of this section, there is hereby established in each Federal Reserve district an industrial advisory committee, to be appointed by the Federal Reserve bank subject to the approval and regulations of the Federal Reserve Board, and to be composed of not less than three nor more than five members as determined by the Federal Reserve Board. Each member of such committee shall be actively engaged in some industrial pursuit within the Federal Reserve district in which ihe committee is established, and each such member shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to receive from ihe Federal Reserve bank of such district his necessary expenses while engaged, in the business of the committee, or a per diem allowance in lieu thereof to be fixed by the Federal Reserve Board. Each application for any such loan, advance, purchase, discount, or commitment shall be submitted to the appropriate committee and, after an examination by it of the business with respect to which the application is made, the application shall be transmitted to the Federal Reserve bank, together with the recommendation of the committee. " (e) In order to enable the Federal Reserve banks to make the loans, discounts, advances, purchases, and commitments provided for in this section, the Secretary of the Treasury, upon the date this section takes effect, is authorized, under such rules and regulations as he shall prescribe, to pay to each Federal Reserve bank not to exceed such portion of the sum of $139,299,557 as may be represented by the par value of the holdings of each Federal Reserve bank of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation stock, upon the execution by each Federal Reserve bank of its agreement (to be endorsed on the certificate of such stock) to hold such DIRECT LOANS BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS 3 stock unencumbered and to pay to the United States all dividends, all payments on liquidation, and all other proceeds oj such stock, for which dividends, payments, and proceeds the United States shall be secured by such stock itself up to the total amount paid to each Federal Reserve bank by the Secretary of the Treasury under this section. Each Federal Reserve bank, in addition, shall agree that, in the event such dividends, payments, and other proceeds in any calendar year do not aggregate 2 per centum of the total payment made by the Secretary of the Treasury under this section, it will pay to the United States in such year such further amount, if any, up to 2 per centum of the said total payment, as shall be covered by the net earnings of the bank for that year derived from the use of the sum so paid by the Secretary of the Treasury, and that for said amount so due the United States shall have a first claim against such earnings and stock, and further that it will continue such payments until the final liquidation of said stock by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The sum so paid to each Federal Reserve bank by the Secretary of the Treasury shall become a part of the surplus fund of such Federal Reserve bank within the meaning of this section. All amounts required to be expended by the Secretary of the Treasury in order to carry out the provisions of this section shall be paid out of the miscellaneous receipts of the Treasury created by the increment resulting from the reduction of the weight of the gold dollar under the President's proclamation of January 31, 1934; and there is hereby appropriated, out of such receipts, such sum as shall be required for such purpose.'1 SEC. 2. Section 5202 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: " Tenth. Liabilities incurred under the provisions of section 13b of the Federal Reserve Act.-7 SEC. 3. Section 22 of the Federal Reserve Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraphs: " (h) Whoever makes any material statement, knowing it to be false, or whoever willfully overvalues any security, for the purpose of influencing in any way the action of a Federal Reserve bank upon any application, commitment, advance, discount, purchase, or loan, or any extension thereof by renewal, deferment of action, or otherwise, or the acceptance, release, or substitution of security therefor, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both. " (i) Whoever, being connected in any capacity with a Federal Reserve bank (1) embezzles, abstracts, purloins, or willfully misapplies any moneys, funds, securities, or other things of value, whether belonging to it or pledged or otherwi.se entrusted to it, or (2) with intent to defraud any Federal Reserve bank, or any other body politic or corporate, or any individual, or to deceive any officer, auditor, or examiner, makes any false entry in any book, report, or statement of or to a Federal Reserve bank, or, without being duly authorized, draws any order or issues, puts forth, or assigns any note, debenture, bond, or other obligation, or draft, mortgage, judgment, or decree shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. "(j) The^provisions of sections 112, 113, \ll±, 115, 116, and 117 of the Criminal Code of the United States, insofar as applicable, are extended to apply to contracts or agreements of any Federal Reserve bank 4 DIRECT LOANS BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS under this Act, which, for the purposes hereof, shall be held to include advances, loans, discounts, purchase and repurchase agreements; extensions and renewals thereof; and acceptances, releases, and substitutions of security therefor. " (k) It shall be unlawful for any person to stipulate for or give or receive, or consent or agree to give or receive, any fee, commission, bonus, or thing of value for procuring or endeavoring to procure from any federal Reserve bank any advance, loan, or extension of credit or discount or purchase of any obligation or commitment with respect thereto, either directly from such Federal Reserve bank or indirectly through any financing institution unless such fee, commission, bonus, or thing of value and all material facts with respect to the arrangement or understanding therefor shall be disclosed in writing in the application or request for such advance, loan, extension of credit, discount, purchase, or commitment. Any violation of the provisions of this paragraph shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not exceeding $5,000, or both. If a director, officer, employee, or agent of any Federal Reserve bank shall knowingly violate this paragraph, he shall be held liable in his personal and individual capacity for any loss or damage sustained by such Federal Reserve bank in consequence of such violation." SEC. 4- Section 10 of the Federal Reserve Act, as amended, is further amended by changing the period at the end of the third paragraph thereof to a comma and inserting thereafter the following: uand such assessments may include amounts sufficient to provide for the acquisition by the Board in its own name of such site or building in the District of Columbia as in its judgment alone shall be necessary for the purpose of providing suitable and adequate quarters for the performance of its functions. After approving such plans, estimates, and specifications as it shall have caused to be prepared, the Board may, notwithstanding any other provision of law, cause to be constructed on the site so acquired by it a building suitable and adequate in its judgment for its purposes and proceed to take al$ such steps as it may deem necessary or appropriate in connection with the construction, equipment, and furnishing of such building. The Board may maintain, enlarge, or remodel any building so acquired or constructed and shall have sole control of such building and space therein." SEC. 5. That the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act, as amended (U.S.C., Supp. VII, title 15, ch. 14), is amended by inserting before section 6 thereof the following new section: 1 SEC. 5d. For the purpose of maintaining and increasing the employment of labor, when credit at prevailing bank rates for the character of loans applied for is not otherwise available at banks, the Corporation is authorized and empowered to make loans to any industrial or commercial business, which shall include the fishing industry, established prior to January 1,1934. Such loans shall in the opinion of the board of directors oi the Corporation be adequately secured, may be made directly, or in cooperation with banks or other lending institutions, or by the purchase of participations, shall have maturities not to exceed five years, shall be made only when deemed to offer reasonable assurance of continued or increased employment of labor, shall be made only when, in the opinion of the board oj directors of the Corporation, the borrower is solvent, shall not exceed $300,000,000 in aggregate amount at any one time outstanding, and shall be subject to such terms, conditions, and restrictions as the DIRECT LOANS BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS 5 board of directors of the Corporation may determine. The aggregate amount oj loans to any one borrower under this section shall not exceed $500,000. "The power to make loans given herein shall terminate on January 31, 1935, or on such earlier da teas the President shall by proclamation fix; but no provision oj law terminating any oj the junctions oj the Corporation shall be construed to prohibit disbursement oj junds on loans and commitments, or agreements to make loans, made under this section prior to January 31, 1935, or such earlier date.11 SEC. 6. (a) Section 882 oj the Revised Statutes (U.S.C., title 28, sec. 661) is amended to read asjollows: "SEC. 882. (a) Copies oj any books, records, papers, or other documents in any oj^ the executive departments, or oj any corporation all oj the stock oj which is beneficially owned by the United States, either directly or indirectly, shall be admitted in evidence equally with the originals thereof, when duly authenticated under the seal oj such department or corporation, respectively. "(b) Books or records oj account in whatever form, and minutes (or portions thereoj) oj proceedings, oj any such executive department or corporation, or copies of such books, records, or minutes authenticated under the seal oj such department or corporation, shall be admissible as evidence of any act, transaction, occurrence, or event as a memorandum oj which such books, records, or minutes were kept or made. "(c) The seal oj any such executive department or corporation shall be judicially noticed.'' (b) Section 4 oj the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act, as amended (U.S.C., Supp. VII, title 15, sec. 604), is amended by inserting immediately before the semicolon following the words "corporate seal11 a comma and the words "which shall be judicially noticed11. SEC. 7. Section 1001 oj the Revised Statutes, as amended (U.S.C., title 28, sec. 870), is amended by inserting immediately ajter the word " Government11 the jollowing: "or any corporation all the stock oj which is beneficially owned by the United States, either directly or indirectly11. SEC. 8. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act, as amended (U.S.G., Supp. VII, title 15, ch. 14), is further amended by inserting after section 5a thereof the following new section: "SEC. 5b. Notwithstanding any other provision of law— " (1) The maturity of drafts or bills of exchange which may be accepted by the Corporation under section 5a of this Act, and the period for which the Corporation may make loans or advances under sections 201 (c) and 201 (d) of the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932, as amended, and under section 5 of this Act, may be five years, or any shorter period, from February 1, 1935: Provided, That in respect of loans or advances under such section 5 to railroads, railways, and receivers or trustees thereof, the Corporation may require as a condition of making any such loan or advance for a period longer than three years that such arrangements be made for the reduction or amortization of the indebtedness of the railroad or railway, either in whole or in part, as may be approved by the Corporation after the prior approval of the Interstate Commerce Commission. "(2) The Corporation may at any time, or from time to time, extend, or consent to the extension of, the time of payment of any loan or advance made by it, through renewal, substitution of new obligations, or otherwise, but the time for such payment shall not be extended beyondfiveyears from 6 DIRECT LOANS BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS February 1,1935: Provided, That the time oj payment oj loans or advances to railroads, railways, and receivers or trustees thereoj, shall not be so extended except with the prior approval oj the Interstate Commerce Commission, and, in the case oj a loan to a railroad or railway, with the prior certification oj the Interstate Commerce Commission that the railroad or railway is not in need ojjinancial reorganization in the public interest. "(8) In connection with the reorganization under section 77 oj the Federal Bankruptcy Act, approved July 1, 1898, as amended, or with receivership proceedings in a court or courts, oj any railroad or railway indebted to the Corporation, or oj any railroad or railway the receivers or trustees oj which are indebted to the Corporation, the Corporation may, with the prior approval oj the Interstate Commerce Commission, adjust or compromise its claim against such railroad or railway, or any such receiver or trustee, by accepting, in connection with any such reorganization or receivership proceedings and in exchange jor securities or any part thereoj then held, new securities which may have such terms as to interest, maturity, and otherwise as may be approved by the Corporation, or part cash and part new securities so approved: Provided, That any such adjustment or compromise shall not be made on less javorable terms than those provided in the reorganization oj the railroad or railway jor holders oj claims oj the same class and rank as the claim oj the Corporation." SEC. 9. Section 301 oj the National Industrial Becovery Act (U.S.C., Supp. VII, title 40, sec. 412) is amended by inserting bejore the period at the end thereoj a colon and the jolio wing: "Provided jurther, That in connection with any loan or contract or any commitment to make a loan entered into by the Beconstruction Finance Corporation prior to June 26, 1933, to aid injinancing part or all oj the construction cost oj projects pursuant to section 201 (a) (1) oj the Emergency Beliej and Construction Act oj 1932, as amended, the Corporation may make such jurther loans and contracts jor the completion oj any such project, or jor improvements, additions, extensions, or equipment which are necessary or desirable jor the proper junctioning oj any such project, or which will materially increase the assurance that the borrower will be able to repay the entire investment oj the Corporation in such project, including such improvements, additions, extensions, or equipment; and the Corporation may disburse junds to the borrower thereunder, at any time prior to January 23, 1939, notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary contained in this section or in section 201 (h) oj the Emergency Beliej and Construction Act oj 1932, as amended: Provided jurther, That any such jurther loans shall be made subject to all the terms and conditions set jorth in the Emergency Beliej and Construction Act oj 1932, as amended, with respect to the loans authorized by section 201 (a) (1) oj said Act" SEC. 10. Notwithstanding any limitations on its power, the Beconstruction Finance Corporation, upon request oj any borrower under section 201 (a) oj the Emergency Beliej and Construction Act oj 1932, as amended, may adjust the maturities oj any obligations oj such borrower now held by it, or hereafter acquired by it under lawful commitments, to such periods as may in the discretion oj the Beconstruction Finance Corporation be proper, but such adjustment shall not extend any such maturity to more than twenty years jrom the advancing oj the sum or sums evidenced thereby. SEC 11. Section 36 oj the Emergency Farm Mortgage Act oj 1933, as amended (U.S.C., Supp. VII, title 43, sec. 403), is amended asjollows: DIRECT LOANS BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS 7 (1) By striking from the first sentence thereof "$50,000,000 to or for the benefit of drainage districts, levee districts, levee and drainage districts, irrigation districts, and similar districts," and inserting in lieu thereof "$125,000,000 to or for the benefit of drainage districts, levee districts, levee and drainage districts, irrigation districts, and similar districts, mutual nonprofit companies and incorporated water users1 associations". (2) By striking from the second sentence thereof "district or political subdivision" and inserting in lieu thereof "district, political subdivision, company, or association". (3) By amending clause (4) thereof to read as folio ws: "(4) the borrower shall agree, insofar as it may lawfully do so, that so long as any part of such loan shall remain unpaid the borrower will in each year apply to the repayment of such loan or to the purchase or redemption of the obligations issued, to evidence such loan, an amount equal to the amount by which the assessments, taxes, and other charges collected by it exceed (a) the cost of operation and maintenance of the project, (b) the debt charges on its outstanding obligations, and (c) provision for such reasonable reserves as may be approved by the Corporation; and". (4) By adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "When any loan is authorized pursuant to the provisions of this section and it shall then or thereafter appear that repairs and necessary extensions or improvements to the project of such district, political subdivision, company, or association are necessary or desirable for the proper functioning of its project or for the further assurance of its ability to repay such loan, and if it shall also appear that such repairs and necessary extensions or improvements are not designed to bring new lands into production, the Corporation, within the limitation as to total amount provided in this section, may make an additional loan or loans to such district, political subdivision, company, or association for such purpose or purposes. When application therefor shall have been made by any such district, political subdivision, company, or association any loan authorized by this section may be made either to such district, political subdivision, company, or association or to the holders or representatives of the holders of their existing indebtedness, and such loans may be made upon promissory notes collateraled by the obligations of such district, political subdivision, company, or association or through the purchase of securities issued or to be issued by such district, political subdivision, company, or association." SEC. 12. (a) Sections 2 and 3 of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to subscribe for preferred stock and purchase the capital notes of insurance companies, and for other purposes", approved June 10, 1933, as amended (U.S.C., Supp. VII, title 15, sees. 605f and 605g), are amended to read as follows: "SEC. 2. In the event that any such insurance company shall be incorporated under the laws of any State which does not permit it to issue preferred stock, exempt from assessment or additional liability, or if such laws permit such issue of preferred stock only by unanimous consent of stockholders, or upon notice of more than twenty days, or if the insurance company is a mutual organization without capital stock, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation is authorized for the purposes of this Act to purchase the legally issued capital notes of such insurance company, or, if the company is a mutual organization without capital stock, such other form or forms of indebtedness as the laws of the State 8 DIEECT LOANS BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS under which such company is organized permit, or to make loans secured by such notes or such other form or forms of indebtedness as collateral, which may be subordinated in whole or in part or to any degree to claims of other creditors. " SEC. 3. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation shall not subscribe for or purchase any preferred stock or capital notes of any applicant insurance company, (J) until the applicant shows to the satisfaction of the Corporation that it has unimpaired capital, or that it will furnish new capital which will be subordinate to the preferred stock or capital notes to be subscribed for or purchased by the Corporation, equal to the amount of said preferred stock or capital not-es so subscribed for or purchased by the Corporation: Provided, That the Corporation may make loans upon said preferred stock or capital notes, or other form or forms of indebtedness permitted by the laws of the State under which said applicant is organized, if, in its opinion, such loans will be adequately secured by said stock or capital notes or other form or forms of indebtedness and/or such other forms of security as the Corporation may require, (2) if at the time of such subscription, purchase, or loan any officer, director, or employee of the applicant is receiving total compensation in a sum in excess of $17,500 per annum from the applicant andjor any of its affiliates, and (8) unless at such time, the insurance company agrees to the satisfaction of the Corporation that while any part of the preferred stock, notes, bonds, or debentures (or, in the case of a mutual insurance company, other form or forms of indebtedness permitted by the laws of the State under which the company is organized) of such insurance company is held by the Corporation, the insurance company, except with the consent of the Corporation, will not (a) increase the compensation received by any of its officers, directors, or employees from the insurance company and/or any of its affiliates, and in no event increase any such compensation to an amount exceeding $17,500 per annum, or (6) retire any of its stock, notes, bonds, debentures, or other forms of indebtedness issued for capital purposes. For the purposes of this section, the term 'compensation' includes any salary, fee, bonus, commission, or other payment, direct or indirect, in money or otherwise for personal services." (b) Section 11 of such Act of June 10, 1933, as amended (U.S.C., Supp. VII, title 15, sec. 605i), is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "As used in this section and in sections 1, 2, and 3, of this Act, the term 'State' means any State, Territory, or possession of the United States, the Canal Zone, and the District of Columbia." SEC. 13. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation is authorized and empowered to make loans upon full and adequate security, based on mineral acreage, to recognized and established incorporated managing agencies of farmers' cooperative mineral rights pools not engaged in drilling or mining operations, said loans to be made for the purpose of defraying the cost of organizing such pools. SEC. 14- The Reconstruction Finance Corporation is authorized and empowered to make loans upon adequate security, based on mineral acreage to recognized and established incorporated agencies, individuals, and partnerships engaged in the business of mining, milling, or smelting of ores. Sec. 15. The Corporation is authorized and empowered to make loans under section 5 of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act, as amended, to any person, association, or corporation organized under the DIRECT LOANS BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS 9 laws of any State, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, for the purpose oj financing the production, storage, handling, packing, processing, carrying, and I or orderly marketing oj fish oj American fisheries and)or products thereof upon the same terms and conditions, and subject to the same limitations, as are applicable in case oj loans made under said section 5, as amended. Sec. 16. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to make loans at any time prior to January 31,1935, out ojthejunds oj the Corporation uponjull and adequate security, to publicschool districts or other similar public-school authorities organized pursuant to State law, jor the purpose oj payment oj teachers' salaries due prior to June 1, 1934: Provided, That the aggregate amount oj such loans at any time outstanding shall not exceed $75,000,000. And the House agree to the same. HENRY B. STEAGALL, T. ALAN GOLDSBOROUGH, ANNING S. PRALL, ROBERT LUCE, Managers on the part oj the House. CARTER GLASS, ROBERT F. WAGNER, ALBEN W. BARKLEY, JOHN G. TOWNSEND, JR., F. C. WALCOTT, Managers on the part oj the Senate. STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the House to the bill (S. 3487) relating to direct loans for industrial purposes by Federal Reserve banks, and for other purposes, submit the following statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the conferees and recommended in the accompanying conference report: The House amendment contained a provision amending the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act to authorize the establishment or utilization by the Corporation of export or import trading and banking corporations, in which the United States shall own the entire beneficial interest, and to authorize the Corporation to subscribe for and purchase the stock and obligations of such corporations, for the purpose of aiding in financing exports and imports between the United States and other nations. The bill as agreed to in conference eliminates this provision. Section 6 of the Senate bill, which authorized direct loans to industry to be made by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, limited the aggregate amount of loans to any one borrower to the sum of $1,000,000. Section 13 of the House amendment provided an aggregate limitation of $100,000. The conference agreement (sec. 5) fixes the amount at $500,000. Section 2 of the Senate bill provided with respect to direct loans to industry by the Federal Reserve banks, that the Secretary of the Treasury should pay to the Federal Reserve banks the sum of $139,299,557 for the purpose of aiding in the making of such loans, such amount to be paid back to the Treasury by the Federal Reserve banks at a rate of at least 1 percent per annum. The House amendment, while it authorized the loans to industry by the Federal Reserve banks, made no such provision. The bill as agreed to in conference (sec. 1) carries into the new section 13b added to the Federal Reserve act by the bill a provision which authorizes, but does not direct, the payment of not to exceed an identical sum to the Federal Reserve banks which is to be returned to the Treasury at a rate of not less than 2 percent per annum. Section 5 of the Senate bill contained a provision permitting the Federal Reserve Board to construct, equip, and furnish a building to provide suitable and adequate quarters for the performance of its functions. The House amendment contained no such provision. The bill as agreed to in conference (sec. 4) contains this provision. HENRY B. STEAGALL, T. ALAN GOLDSBOROUGH, ANNING S. PRALL, ROBERT LUCE, Managers on the part of the House. 10 o