Editorial Note

Senate bill 2370, authorizing the sale of certain vessels to Brazil for use in the Brazilian coastwise shipping trade, was introduced on July 13, 1953; companion bill 6317 was introduced in the House of Representatives on July 15, 1953. For text of statements made before the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee in support of the bills by Assistant Secretary Woodward and Officer in Charge of Transportation [Page 624] and Communications Policy Charles P. Nolan on March 24 and June 8, 1954, respectively, see Department of State Bulletin, April 5, 1954, pages 533–534, and ibid., June 21, 1954, pages 951–953. Senate bill 2370 became Public Law 496, approved July 15, 1954; for text, see 68 Stat. 481.