Manuscript Group 93
29 linear feet
This descriptive inventory of the papers of Compton I. White, Jr. in the University of Idaho Library was prepared by Judith Nielsen in May 1981.
Idaho's Democratic Congressman from the first district from 1963 to 1966, Compton Ignatius White, Jr., was born in Spokane, Washington, December 19, 1920. He was the son of Compton I. White, who was born in Louisiana and, as his son was to write in an article for the Centennial edition of the Lewiston Morning Tribune, arrived in Idaho Territory on July 1, 1890, just three days before the territory became a state; his mother was Josephine Elizabeth (Bunn) White.
Young Compton attended Clark Fork, Idaho, High School before moving to Washington, D.C., where his father was Idaho's congressional representative from the lst District. He graduated from Central High School in Washington, then attended George Washington University from 1938-1939. From 1939 to 1942 he studied mining engineering at the University of Idaho. In 1941 he became a flight engineer for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle. In 1946 he became manager of his father's mining operations and also took over the management of the family ranch in Clark Fork. On November 19, 1948 he married Florence Eulalia Waddell. They are the parents of six children, 5 sons and a daughter.
Compton White, Jr., began his political career at the age of eight when he attended the 1928 Democratic National Convention in Houston, Texas as an honorary alternate delegate. While living in Washington, D.C., he worked as a Congressional House Page. In 1962 he was elected to Congress as Representative from the first district of Idaho, succeeding Gracie Pfost who made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate. In his telegram of congratulations his opponent, Erwin Schwiebert, said "Congratulations on your victory and on achieving your ambitions to follow in your father's footsteps as a congressman from Idaho." Compton White, Sr. served in the 73rd-81st Congresses with the exception of the 80th (1933-46; 1949-50). White was re-elected for a second term in 1964. While serving in Congress he was a member of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, sitting also on its sub-committees on Mines and Mining, Indian Affairs, Irrigation and Reclamation, and Public Lands. He also served on the Committee on Banking and Currency, and its sub-committees on Internal Finance and Domestic Finance. In 1963 he attended the Geneva, Switzerland meetings of both the United Nations Committee on Tungsten (October 28-29) and the Seventh Session of the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (November 4-8) as a Congressional advisor to the U.S. Delegation. In 1965 and 1966 he was a member of the Public Land Law Review Commission.
In 1966 White lost his bid for a third term to James McClure; he was one of many Democrats who were defeated that year. He remained in Washington for a year as a consultant to the Treasury Department, then returned to his Clark Fork ranch. He ran against McClure in 1968, but again he lost. He served on the Clark Fork City Council from 1967 to 1976, and in 1974 made an unsuccessful attempt to gain a seat in the State Senate. After retiring from the city council he concentrated on the management of his ranch, "watching the trees grow taller, the cattle grow fatter and the land grow in value." (Lewiston Tribune, December 25, 1977).
The Congressional papers of Compton I. White, Jr., are contained in 29 file boxes. They consist mainly of the correspondence between White and his constituents on the many items of legislation before Congress from 1963 to 1966. All the bills introduced by White, the related bills introduced by other Congressmen and Senators as well as other bills on different subjects are included. In some instances mimeographed copies of statements presented to congressional committees are also included.
In assisting his constituents with their personal dealings with the government White wrote numerous letters to various federal and state agencies. This correspondence is included in a separate series as are the informational brochures these departments sent to White.
Anyone doing research on the legislative history of the 88th or 89th Congresses will find this an invaluable collection. It also gives a good insight into the help a Congressman is expected to render to his constituents and how a little Congressional pressure on a government department can produce results which individual constituents are unable to obtain.
The contents of each of the three sections of this group of papers are described in the following Description of Series.
The respect for provenance, or original order, has determined the organization of these papers. Compton White organized his correspondence in three separate categories:
1) Legislation by Subject. The folders are in alphabetical order by subject or congressional committee to which the bill was referred. Correspondence within each folder is roughly chronological
2) Compton I. White, Jr.'s Bills. Each bill has a separate folder; the folders are in numerical order. The correspondence is in chronological order.
3) Departments. The folders are in alphabetical order; the correspondence within each folder is in chronological order.
Due to the duplication of subjects between the various series a subject index has been prepared for legislation and projects with which White was closely associated.
File cards have been prepared for all three series, but due to the number of correspondence only a partial name file has been kept for series one.
I. Legislation by Subject Boxes 1-11
II. Compton I. White, Jr.'s Bills Boxes 12-14
III. Departments Boxes 15-29
This series contains voluminous correspondence on almost all issues brought before the U.S. House of Representatives during the 88th and 89th Congresses, 1963-1966. The folders, arranged alphabetically by subject, contain letters from White's constituents,, copies of his replies, printed copies of legislative bills, copies of statements presented before Congressional committees, pamphlets sent to White by organizations or constituents, and occasionally White's notes on meetings with other members of Congress.
There are many types of correspondence, individual letters, mimeographed form letters, and pre-printed postal cards. Most letters are requests to White to vote a certain way on a particular piece of legislation; often organizations would write thanking White for his support of legislation which was favorable to them. White frequently referred letters which expressed strong interest in or opinions on bills before Congressional committees to the committee chairmen who would often respond detailing committee progress on the bill. This correspondence also forms part of the collection.
Since a Congressman receives mail from so many people it was deemed impractical to keep a complete name file of all correspondents, although a partial file was maintained for organizations and correspondents who wrote on many subjects. Likewise a file was maintained for the miscellaneous and legislative material found in the folders.
The following is a list of the folders in each box. The folder numbers correspond to the numbers on the name index file cards. Where necessary the types of letters found or subjects covered is also included; mention is also made if a folder contains legislation. It should be mentioned that some subjects are contained in more than one folder.
List of Folders
1 1 Accelerated Public Works Program 2 Agriculture: 1963. Subjects include feed grains and donable food (surplus food donated to schools, prisons, and other institutions). Several Department of Agriculture publications are included as are legislative bills. 3 Agriculture: 1964-1966. Subjects include animal cruelty, meat inspection, community development, and farm legislation. Several legislative bills, including White's meat import limitation bill, are included. 4 Department of Agriculture ASC (Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation): 1966 5 Agriculture - Beef Imports. Two statements by Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, and several legislative bills are included. 6 Agriculture - Cotton. One legislative bill is included. 7 Agriculture - Dairy. Several legislative bills designed to encourage adjustments in milk marketing are included. 8 Agriculture - Farm Bill 9 Agriculture - Feed Grain Act. A copy of the Feed Grain Act of 1963 (H.R. 3874) is included. 10 Agriculture - Labor: Migratory Labor Bills 11 Agriculture - Livestock 12 Agriculture - Onions. Compton White's bill to permit the issuance of marketing orders for onions for canning or freezing is included. 13 Agriculture - Potatoes. Two legislative bills are included along with an American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research legislative analysis of a bill to prohibit futures trading in Irish potatoes. 14 Agriculture - Rural Electrification Administration 15 Agriculture - Soil Conservation. Along with one piece of legislation there are 1962 annual reports from the following soil conservation districts: Twin Falls, Weiser River, Lewis, Mud Lake, Portneuf, and Yellowstone. 16 Agriculture - Sugar Act. Several legislative bills to amend the Sugar Act, plus Senate Finance Committee hearings on sugar prices are present along with a U.S.D.A. Special Study of Sugar (1961). 17 Agriculture - Sugar Beets. Two annual reports of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company (1962 & 1964) are included. White's bill to increase the amount of domestic sugar and mainland cane sugar which may be marketed during 1964, 1965 and 1966 is also present. 18 Agriculture - Watershed Protection & Flood Control 19 Agriculture - Wheat: 1963. Many letters written in May and June concern the wheat referendum; many constituents were angry with White for sending out Grange material under his frank. Several U.S.D.A. publications are also included. 2 20 Agriculture - Wheat: 1964. There are many form letters prepared by the Farm Bureau in opposition to compensatory payments mentioned in farm legislation; also mentioned frequently in letters is the sale of surplus wheat to Russia. Among the miscellaneous material included are U.S.D.A. news releases, White's new releases, U.S.D.A. publications and several pieces of legislation. 21 Agriculture - Wheat: 1965 22 Agriculture -Wheat: 1966 23 Agriculture -Wool. This folder contains correspondence from the Idaho Wool Growers Association and one legislative bill. 24 Air Pollution. Two House bills relating to air pollution are included. 25 Anti-dumping Act. Items in this folder are a legislative bill, Congressional Record reprints, and general information sheets. 26 Appropriations (General). Subjects included are rent subsidies and the teacher corps. 27 Appropriations - Agriculture: Legislation. An appropriation bill and two statements by Compton White before the House Appropriations Committee are included. 28 Appropriations - Agriculture. The majority of letters concern a possible cut in the school lunch program. Many children at Canyon School in Cataldo, Idaho wrote individual letters to White requesting the continuance of this program. The appropriation for Land Grant College Extension Division also generated a great deal of correspondence. 29 Appropriations - Agriculture: Weed Research Laboratory. The folder includes one appropriation bill and a report on noxious weeds in the Columbia Basin. 30 Appropriations - Area Redevelopment Administration 31 Appropriations - Defense. The folder contains seven speeches of Indiana Congressman Earl Wilson dated November and December 1964. 32 Appropriations - Education. There are many letters concerning the school lunch program. Other subjects include vocational education, land grant colleges, and the Library Services & Construction Act. White's 1966 statement to the Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health, Education and Welfare is also included. 33 Appropriations: Federal Monies to Idaho. Contains charts, many from the files of Gracie Pfost (Congresswoman from Idaho 1953-1962), showing the amount of money various federal agencies spent in Idaho. 34 Appropriations - HEW. An appropriation bill and related committee report are included. 35 Appropriations - Interior. A copy of the appropriation bills for 1964 and 1966 and related committee reports are included. 36 Appropriations - Post Office 37 Appropriations - Public Works: 1963-1964 38 Appropriations - Public Works: 1965-1966. The report on the 1966 public works appropriation bill is included. 39 Appropriations - Public Works: Asotin Dam. Contains the engineers' report "Traffic Projections for Asotin Pool," 1965. 40 Appropriations - Public Works: Bear River. Most letters are from Lloyd Dunn of Bear River Protective Committee. The bill to authorize the construction of the reclamation project and a feasibility report are also included. 41 Appropriations - Public Works: Burns Creek Dam. The folder contains statements from Gracie Pfost, Ralph Harding, and a request to change the name to Lynn Crandall Dam. 3 42 Appropriations - Public Works: Challis Creek Project. Contains the Bureau of Reclamation report on the project. 43 Appropriations - Public Works: Dworshak Dam. Contains an Idaho Legislature Senate Joint Memorial to change the name from Bruces Eddy Dam to Henry Dworshak Dam. 44 Appropriations - Public Works: Knowles Dam Project, Montana 45 Appropriations - Public Works: Lucky Peak Reservoir 46 Appropriations - Public Works: Mann Creek Reservoir Project. Contains Compton White's 1963 statement before the Public Works Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on Idaho Dams. 47 Appropriations - Public Works: Ririe Dam 48 Appropriations - Public Works: Salmon River Basin 49 Appropriations - Public Works: Teton Dam. Contains statements by Senator Frank Church and Rep. George V. Hansen, and a joint memorial from the Idaho legislature regarding construction of the Lower Teton Project. 50 Appropriations - Soil Conservation Service. Contains annual reports from several soil conservation districts, two booklets and two legislative bills. 51 Armed Services. There is a great deal of correspondence concerning the National Guard Technicians' retirement bill and salary increases for the military. There are statements of Lewis B. Hersey and a report of the Defense Dept. on the draft, plus a bill changing the method of computing retirement pay. 52 Armed Services Military Pay Bill 53 Atomic Energy 54 Attorney Fees 55 Budget 56 Christian Amendment 57 Civil Rights: 1963. Much of the correspondence reveals a dislike for the proposed civil rights bill. H.R. 3139 (Civil Rights Act of 1963) is included. 58 Civil Rights: 1964. Again, most letters are anti-civil rights legislation. One of the more interesting letters, dated March 20, 1964, is from White's cousin in Louisiana. Although she is against the bill she gently chides White for being in favor of it. 59 Civil Service Retirement Act 60 Disarmament. Contains Public Law 87-297: Arms Control & Disarmament Act (1961) 61 Disarmament - Test Ban 62 District of Columbia 63 Education: 1963. Subjects include the Vocational Education Act; legislation is also included 4 64 Federal Aid to Education 65 Federal Aid to Education - Pro Private School. Among the correspondence are many letters from the sisters at St. Gertrude's Academy in Cottonwood. Another folder contains printed material distributed. by the Catholic Church. 66 Education: 1964. Besides correspondence there are publications of the Idaho Department of Education and the National Education Association. 67 Education and Labor Committee: 1964-1965. Among the subjects covered in this folder are right to work laws, the Higher Education Act of 1965, minimum wage, Library Services Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and mine safety. Several legislative bills are included. 68 Education and Labor Committee: 1966. Among the subjects dealt with in this folder are the "War on Poverty", the controversy surrounding Adam Clayton Powell, the minimum wage, vocational education, Library Services & Construction Act, and the situs picketing bill. Several legislative bills are included. 69 Education and Labor Committee - Repeal of 14(b). This folder deals with the right to work section of the Taft Hartley Law. It includes the House Report on H.R. 77 and the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research legislative analysis of the bills to repeal 14(b) of the National Labor Relations Act. (1965) 70 Education and Labor Committee - H.R. 2362. This folder contains material relating to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. 71 Education and Labor Committee - H.R. 10440. The material dealing with the Economic Opportunity Bill or Poverty Program, includes the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research analysis of the legislation. 72 Education and Labor Committee - Appalachian Act 73 Education and Labor Committee - Mine Safety 74 Education and Labor Committee - Truth in Packaging 75 Fair Trade 76 Farm programs 77 Federal Communications Commission. Most correspondence deals with the "fairness doctrine." 78 Federal Employees (Retired) 79 Firearms: 1963-1964. Copies of both the House and Senate bills dealing with the registration of firearms are included. 80 Firearms: 1965-66. Unlike the previous folder there are some pro gun control letters. 81 Flood Control 82 Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act: 1963 5 83 Foreign Affairs: 1963. The subjects dealt with in this folder include disarmament, Vietnam, the United Nations, and the Cuban situation. The visit of President Betancourt of Venezuela to the U.S. and the proposed extradition of Jimenez generated a great deal of anti-communist correspondence. 84 Foreign Affairs; 1964-1966. The subjects dealt with in this folder are Vietnam, Cuba, the communist threat, and the United Nations. 85 Foreign Affairs: Panama. The House Concurrent Resolution relating to the sovereignty treaty (1963) is included in the folder. 86 Foreign Affairs: Viet-Nam 87 Foreign Aid. Individual letters and petitions all urge White to vote against giving foreign aid to communist countries. The House report on the 1964 foreign aid appropriations bill is also included. 88 Foreign Policy. The correspondence deals mainly with Cuba. 89 Foreign Trade 90 Government Operations. Among the many subjects mentioned are the sale of federal surplus property to educational and health institutions, and the reorganization of the customs agency. There are several legislative items. 91 Grazing. Most material relates to the Boise National Forest. Legislation from the 86th and 88th Congresses is included. 92 Health and Welfare 93 Housing 94 House Administration Committee. Legislation relating to amending the Hatch Act is included. 95 Idaho. Correspondence relating to Idaho state politics and Idaho State Legislature joint memorials are contained in the two folders in this group. 96 Interior Committee - S. 1275 (Water Rights) 97 Interior and Insular Affairs 98 Interstate and Foreign Commerce: 1963-1964. Among the subjects discussed in this folder are a labeling bill for motion pictures, aviation fees, and radio and TV editorials. There is a statement by the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission regarding the fairness doctrine, and several bills dealing with transportation. 99 Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee: 1965-1966. Included among the subjects in this folder are the staffing of mental health centers, railroad retirement, fair labeling, box car shortages, licensing of radio stations, the humane treatment of animals and the presence of Russian fishing vessels along the Pacific coast. Several legislative bills are included. 100 Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee - FCC legislation. This folder contains letters from radio broadcasters concerning the regulation of broadcast commercials and FCC license fees. 101 Interstate Commerce Committee - Truth in Packaging 102 Judiciary: 1963-1965. Among the subjects included are Congressman Dickson's speech on the Montgomery Freedom March, an article on a law enforcement training program, the copyright bill as applied to juke boxes, and immigration and quota bills. 6 103 Judiciary Committee: 1966. The correspondence in this folder deals with the Miranda decision of the Supreme Court, the selection of a successor to the Director of the FBI, the housing section of the Civil Rights Bill, Youth Temperance Week, and a four year term for Congressmen. 104 Judiciary Committee - Bible Reading. The 1964 correspondence contains a large amount of anti-Becker amendment sentiment, while most of the 1966 correspondence is in favor of the various amendments to allow Bible reading in the public schools. Also contained in this folder is White's 1964 statement before the committee. 105 Judiciary Committee - Civil Rights. Most correspondence deals with the Title IV (property section) of the 1966 Civil Rights Bill. 106 Judiciary Committee - Immigration. Correspondence deals with the 1965 bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act. The bill and House report are included. 107 Judiciary Committee - Juan Pablo Astrano Zapata. Contained in this folder is the private immigration bill introduced by Sen. Frank Church (January 12, 1965). 108 Judiciary Committee - Presidential Inability 109 Judiciary Committee - Reapportionment. The folder includes two bills authored by Compton White and an American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research analysis of proposals relating to the reapportionment of state legislatures (1964). 110 Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights: 1965. Contains a copy of the proposed Voting Rights Act (H.R. 6400). 111 Land and Water Conservation Fund Bill. Besides the correspondence, this folder contains Dept. of Interior press releases, cuttings from the Congressional Record, statements of Compton White before the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (1963) and a copy of the proposed legislation. 112 Labor 113 Library Services Act 114 Lumber: 1963. Subjects covered include capital gains on timber, labeling of foreign timber and the proposed revision of lumber dimension standards. 115 Lumber: 1964 116 Lumber: 1965 7 117 Lumber - Documents & Statements. Includes statements by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the Forest Service, Compton White's 1963 analysis of the problems involved in the importation of lumber from Canada, publications of the National Lumber Manufacturers Association and Potlatch Forests, Inc., plus several legislative bills dealing with the use of foreign lumber. 118 Majority Report. Three and a Half Years of Progress. June 1964. 123 p. The report of the Democratic leadership of the House on legislation passed during the Kennedy/Johnson Administration. 119 Manpower Development and Training Act 120 Mass Transit. This folder deals exclusively with the development of a mass transit system for Washington, D.C. 121 Medicare. In addition to proposed legislation and several analyses of the health care for the aged problem by the Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service, there are many letters from doctors against the 1964 King-Anderson bill. 122 Mental Health 123 Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Correspondence deals with the transportation of U.S. goods in foreign ships and proposed legislation dealing with the protection of predatory animals. 124 Mining: 1963. Contains Henry L. Day's address to the Idaho Mining Association, July 18, 1963, "Mining Highlights of the Coeur d'Alene District," plus material on the stockpiling of minerals and metals. 125 Mining: 1964-1965 126 Mining - Gold: 1963. Includes several legislative bills involving the discovery and marketing of gold. 127 Mining - Gold: 1964-1965 128 Mining - Lead Zinc: 1963. Contains correspondence, articles and legislative bills. 8 129 Mining - Lead Zinc: 1964. In addition to correspondence the folders contain statements before the Tariff Commission and the House Armed Services Committee. 130 Mining - Silver: 1963. Various documents and statements, including White's 1963 statement before the Senate Banking and Currency Committee regarding H.R. 5389, and several legislative bills are included. 131 Mining - Silver: 1964. There is one folder of general correspondence, one folder of correspondence with J.B. Lynch which also contains several articles and newspaper clippings, and a third folder containing statements before the House Committee on Banking and Currency on the silver content of coins. There are also statements regarding the coin shortage. Legislative bills regarding the silver content of coins and the monetary value of silver are also included. 132 Mining - Silver: 1965-1966 133 Miscellaneous 134 National Federation of Independent Business. This folder consists of marked ballots registering opinions on current legislation. The forms are taken from the NFIB publication The Mandate. 135 Nursing 136 Oil Imports 137 Organization of the Congress Joint Committee 138 Mrs. Pfost's bills in the 87th Congress 139 Philippine War Damage Claims 140 Political Affairs: 1963-1964. Subjects include the size of the House Rules Committee, U.N. involvement in Katanga, disarmament, and Carl McIntire's radio program "20th Century Reformation Hour." 141 Post Office & Civil Service: 1963. There is some correspondence on the sale of printed envelopes by the post office and also correspondence and legislation dealing with the Alaska Railroad. 142 Postal Pay Increase: 1963 9 143 Post Office and Civil Service: 1964 144 Post office and Civil Service: 1965-1966. Contains two items of proposed legislation dealing with salaries and retirement benefits. 145 President's Messages to Congress. Contains messages of President Lyndon Johnson on such subjects as health, education, immigration, D.C. home rule, natural beauty, his farm program, the balance of payments, law enforcement, and Vietnam. They are dated from January 7, 1965 to July 29, 1965. 146 Presidential Succession 147 Public Works Committee. Contains legislation dealing with appropriations (1964), the Appalachian Regional Development Act (1964) and the Disaster Relief Act of 1965. 148 Public Works Committee - Highway Beautification. Contains a great deal of proposed legislation in the 89th Congress. 149 Quality Stabilization. Contains the proposed Quality Stabilization Act (1963). 150 Railroads: 1963. Correspondence includes discussions of compulsory arbitration. There are over 200 letters from Pocatello alone. Legislative material is also included. 151 Resolutions - John F. Kennedy. These are possible memorials to the late President and include the Presidential library, a park of roses in Israel, a memorial in Coeur d'Alene, and a performing arts center in Washington, D.C. 152 Rules Committee. Most correspondents are opposed to a permanent increase in the size of the committee from 12 to 15 members. 153 Science and Astronautics. The only item is a letter in favor of the metric system. 154 Security Exchange Act 155 Selective Service 156 Small Business 157 Social Security 158 Supreme Court. The subjects include Bible reading and prayer in the schools, and film censorship. 10 159 Taxes: 1963. White's constituents are concerned with a tax cut, repealing the excise tax on cosmetics and furs, and reducing the dividend tax. Numerous bills to amend the Internal Revenue Code are included. 160 Taxes: 1963 - Tax reduction 161 Taxes: 1963 - 5% floor on deductions 162 Taxes: 1963 - IRS Regulations. The correspondence in this folder deals with the restrictions on expense accounts and its effect on the restaurant business. 163 Taxes: 1964. Subjects dealt with include reduction in excise taxes, the Liberty Amendment (repeal of the 16th amendment), and tax reduction. 164 Tennessee Valley Authority. The only item in this folder is an article on the TVA. 165 Tobacco 166 Trade. Subjects in this folder include higher tariffs on Japanese goods, a lower duty free allowance for Canadian goods, and the quality stabilization bill. 167 Transportation. Items deal with uniform time legislation, contracts for transporting mail, and minimum rate regulations on common carriers. 168 Un-American Activities Committee. Many of White's constituents are for increased appropriations for the committee, but a few feel it could be abolished. In 1965 many correspondents are calling for investigation of the Civil Rights Leaders. 169 Unemployment Compensation 170 Veterans: 1963. Many letters are from World War I veterans seeking a better pension. 171 Veterans: 1964. These letters also deal with the Veterans' Pension Act. 172 Veterans: 1965. Letters deal with pensions, the proposed closure of some hospitals, and information of the "Cold War" GI bill. A number of legislative bills are included. 173 Veterans: 1966. Pensions and the Cold War GI bill are again predominant. 174 Vivisection. There are very good letters from veterinarians and science teachers. 175 Water Pollution 176 Water Resources Act. This folder includes correspondence, statements and legislation to establish water resource research centers at land-grant colleges. 11 177 Ways and Means Committee. Among the subjects discussed are the suspension of investment credit, the shortage of railroad boxcars, a possible ban on television broadcasting of professional football games on Friday nights in areas which have high school games scheduled, unemployment insurance and amendments to the fair trade expansion act. A number of legislative bills are included. 178 Ways and Means Committee - Excise Taxes 179 Ways and Means Committee - Granduc Mines, ltd. Correspondence concerns the Interest Equalization tax 180 Ways and Means Committee - Medical Care: Social Security 181 Ways and Means Committee - Social Security Amendments (1964) 182 Ways and Means Committee - Taxes 183 Whip Notices. The folder contains a weekly calendar of legislation for 1963. 184 Wilderness Bill: 1963. Folder 1 contains correspondence; folder 2 concerns the Sawtooth National park and contains 15 different picture postcards with pre-printed messages. The third folder contains various publications and legislation. 185 Wilderness: 1964. Legislation and a copy of the hearings before the Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs complement the correspondence in this folder. 186 Youth Conservation Camp, Idaho. Included with the correspondence are 8 photographs taken at the Youth Conservation Camp, Priest Lake, Idaho, summer 1961. There is also material on the Idaho Youth Ranch at Rupert. 187 Youth Conservation Corps. Included is John F. Kennedy's special message on the nation's youth, February 14, 1964.
The three boxes in this series contain the bills introduced by Representatives White in the 88th and 89th Congresses. Usually each folder will contain, in addition to White's bill, companion bills, similar bills from previous legislatures, reports of government departments, records of hearings, statements of interested people before Congressional committees, and correspondence relating to the bill. By far the largest amount of material is found in connection with H.R. 4184, the silver coinage bill.
Only the bills are listed below; the extraneous material is noted on the file cards maintained for this archival group. The first date is the date the bill was introduced and referred to committee; the second is the date the bill was reported to the House of Representatives from the committee.
Many of Compton White's constituents wrote to him about problems they were having with the federal bureaucracy, whether it was obtaining a hardship discharge from the military service, requesting assistance in getting relatives into the United States from foreign countries, or requesting aid in straightening out problems with Social Security or the Veterans Administration. White always referred the constituent's letter to the proper federal agency and kept in touch with both the agency and his constituent until a final determination had been made in the case. The results may not always have been what the constituent had hoped for, but many expressed their gratitude to the Congressman for finally obtaining a decision.
Smaller communities often wrote White for assistance in obtaining federal funds for local improvement projects, usually water and sewer improvements. He would then write to the agency involved letting them know of his interest in the application. He continued to follow the progress of the application until the agency decided whether or not to fund the project.
Other special interest groups would write urging White to support the use of their product in federal programs. These letters were referred to the proper agency,, but there is usually no follow-up correspondence.
In all cases the correspondence received from the federal departments, whether a brief letter of acknowledgment or a multi-paged report, is retained in the folders. Since most agencies sent at least one carbon copy of their correspondence, White was able to send a copy of all pertinent material to the constituent whose letter had initiated the contact. Also included are the informational brochures sent by the various agencies. The Department of the Treasury folder contains 13 photographs of Compton White's trip to Venezuela to sign the SWAP agreement and inspect a housing project.
Listed below are the folder headings; since most material deals with personal appeals for assistance, the contents of the folders are not mentioned, but are contained on the file cards maintained for this series.
An Alphabetical List of Department Folders
15 Department of Agriculture, 1963, 1964 Department of Agriculture, 1965, 1966 Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service. Dairy Division Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Department of Agriculture Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service 1963 Department of Agriculture Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service 1964-1966 Department of Agriculture Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. Grain Division 1963 Department of Agriculture Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. Grain Division 1964 Department of Agriculture Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. Grain Division 1965 Department of Agriculture Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. Grain Division 1966 Department of Agriculture Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. Soil Bank Division Department of Agriculture Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service Sugar Division Department of Agriculture Consumer & Marketing Service Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service Department of Agriculture Farmers Home Administration Department of Agriculture Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. 1963-1964 Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. 1965-1966 Department of Agriculture Forest Service 1963 16 Department of Agriculture Forest Service 1964 Department of Agriculture Forest Service 1965 Department of Agriculture Forest Service 1966 Department of Agriculture Forest Service Access Roads Department of Agriculture Forest Service Forest Highway 31 (Idaho State Highway 29) Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Sawtooth Wilderness Department of Agriculture. Rural Areas Development Department of Agriculture. Rural Electrification Administration. 1963-1964 Department of Agriculture. Rural Electrification Administration. 1965-1966 17 Department of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service. 1963 Department of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service. 1964 Department of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service. 1965 Department of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service. 1966 Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Atomic Energy Commission Civil Aeronautics Board Civil Aeronautics Board. Coeur d'Alene Civil Service Commission Civil Service Commission. Bureau of Retirement Insurance Department of Commerce Department of Commerce. Area Redevelopment Administration 1963 Department of Commerce. Area Redevelopment Administration 1964 Department of Commerce. Area Redevelopment Administration 1965 Department of Commerce. Area Redevelopment Administration. Benewah (Lumber) Cooperative Department of Commerce. Area Redevelopment Administration. Federal Fiber, inc., Grangeville, Idaho Department of Commerce. Area Redevelopment Administration. Lake Log Lumber, inc., Harrison, Idaho Department of Commerce. Area Redevelopment Administration. St. Maries Plywood Plant Department of Commerce. Area Redevelopment Administration. Schweitzer Basin Department of Commerce. Area Redevelopment Administration. Schweitzer Basin, new loan, 1965 18 Department of Commerce. Business and Defense Services Administration Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Taking of Census of Agriculture, 1964 Department of Commerce. Coast and Geodetic Survey Department of Commerce. Office of Economic Development Department of Commerce. Economic Development Program. Elmore County Department of Commerce. Economic Development Administration. Riverside Sewer District, Orofino Department of Commerce. Economic Development Administration. Weippe Application. Department of Commerce. Bureau of International Commerce Department of Commerce. Maritime Administration Department of Commerce. National Inventors Council Department of Commerce. Patent Office Department of Commerce. Bureau of Public Roads Department of Commerce. Bureau of Public Roads Road Projects Near Hope, Idaho Department of Commerce. Bureau of Public Roads. Road Between Nordman and Copeland Department of Commerce. Bureau of Public Roads. Schweitzer Road Department of Commerce. Bureau of Public Roads. Lowman-Stanley Road Department of Commerce. Bureau of Public Roads. Road to High Mountain Sheep Dam Department of Commerce. Bureau of Standards Department of Commerce. Office of Technical Services Department of Commerce. Weather Bureau Comptroller of the Currency Department of Defense Department of Defense. Air Force. 1963-1965 Department of Defense. Air Force. 1966 Department of Defense. Air Force. Cottonwood Radar Station Department of Defense. Air Force. Mountain Home 19 Department of Defense. Army. 1963-1964 Department of Defense. Army. 1965 Department of Defense. Army. 1966 Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. 1963 Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. 1964 Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. 1965 Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. 1966 Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Camas Prairie Railroad Relocation Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Canyon Block - Clarkia, Elk River & St. Maries Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Clark Fork Flood Control Project. Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Cottonwood Dam Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Dworshak Dam Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Dworshak Dam Road from Elk River Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Johnson Creek Recreation Area Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Libby Dam Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Lower Granite Dam 20 Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Port of Lewiston - Snake River Department of Defense. Army Corps of Engineers. Rampart Dam, Yukon River, Alaska. 1965 Department of Defense. Army Fort Bragg Trip. March 8, 1963 Department of Defense. Civil Defense Department of Defense. National Guard Department of Defense. Army & Air Force National Guard Bureau Department of Defense. Navy, Marine Corps Department of Defense. Navy. 1963-1964 Department of Defense. Navy. 1965 Department of Defense. Navy. 1966 Department of Defense. Navy. Research Laboratory at University of Idaho Office of Economic Opportunity. 1964-1965 Office of Economic Opportunity. 1966 Office of Economic Opportunity. Job Corps Office of Economic Opportunity. Job Corps Center at Cottonwood Office of Economic Opportunity. Job Corps Camp. Mountain Home Office of Emergency Planning Office of Emergency Planning. December 1964 Flood Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Executive Office Executive Office. Special Representative for Trade Negotiations Farm Credit Administration Federal Aviation Agency. 1963-1964 Federal Aviation Agency. 1965-1966 21 Federal Communications Commission. 1963-1964 Federal Communications Commission. 1965-1966 Federal Communications Commission. CATV Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Federal Home Loan Bank Board Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Federal National Mortgage Association Federal Power Commission. 1963-1964 Federal Power Commission. 1965-1966 Federal Reserve System Federal Trade Commission Foreign Claims Settlement Commission General Services Administration General Services Administration. National Archives & Record Service General Services Administration. Commissioner of Public Buildings General Services Administration. Moscow (Idaho) Federal Building General Services Administration. St. Maries (Idaho) Post Office Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. 1963-1964 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. 1965-1966 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Food & Drug Administration Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Office of Education. 1964-1965 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Office of Education. 1966 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. National Institutes of Health Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Public Health Service. 1963-1964 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Public Health Service. 1965-1966 22 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Social Security Administration 1963-1965 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Social Security Administration 1966 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Social Security Administration Arthur L Beer Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Social Security Administration Clarence E. Brady Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Social Security Administration Roy J. Cochran Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Social Security Administration. John D. Hoy Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Welfare Administration Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Boise Senior Citizens Housing Project Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Boundary County Road Projects Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Cottonwood Project Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Grangeville Library and Water Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Hayden Lake Water System Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Nez Perce Indian Tribe Community Buildings Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Application of Orofino Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Payette Project Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Pierce, Idaho Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Plummer Sewage Plant. Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Post Falls Grant Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. West Bonner Sewer District. Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Priest River Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Riverside Independent Water District (Orofino) Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Water Works Project, Sandpoint Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Rural Water District, Sandpoint Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Spirit Lake Housing and Home Finance Agency. Community Facilities Administration. Whitebird Water System Housing and Home Finance Agency. Federal Housing Administration Housing and Home Finance Agency. Public Housing Authority Housing and Home Finance Agency. Public Housing Administration. Coeur d'Alene Housing Project Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1963-1965 Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1966 Department of Housing and Urban Development. Housing Assistance Administration Idaho Departments. 1963-1964 Idaho Departments. 1965 23 Idaho Departments 1966 Idaho Departments. Boise Federal Executive Council Idaho Departments. State Highways Idaho Departments. State Highways. Olds Ferry Road Idaho Departments. State Highways. Coeur d'Alene Access Road. Interstate Route #90 Idaho Departments. State Highways. U.S. 95 Idaho Departments. State Highways. Wallace-Avery Road (Forest Route 50) Department of the Interior. 1963-1964 Department of the Interior. 1965-1966 Department of Interior. Bonneville Power Administration. 1963 Department of Interior. Bonneville Power Administration. 1964 24 Department of Interior. Bonneville Power Administration. 1965-1966 Department of Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. 1963 Department of Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. 1964-1966 Department of Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe Election Department of Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Harrison Lott Department of Interior. Bureau of Land Management. 1963 Department of Interior. Bureau of Land Management. 1964 Department of Interior. Bureau of Land Management. 1965 Department of Interior. Bureau of Land Management. 1966 25 Department of Interior.. Bureau of Land Management. Desert Land Entries Department of Interior. Bureau of Land Management. Indian Hills Desert Land Entries Department of Interior. Bureau of Land Management. Porter Brothers Withdrawal Department of Interior. Bureau of Land Management. Wilderness Department of Interior. Bureau of Mines Department of Interior. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation Department of Interior. Bureau of Reclamation. 1963-1964a Department of Interior. Bureau of Reclamation 1964b Department of Interior. Bureau of Reclamation 1965 Department of Interior. Bureau of Reclamation 1966 26 Department of Interior. Bureau of Reclamation American Falls Reservoir Department of Interior. Bureau of Reclamation Fremont Dam Department of Interior. Bureau of Reclamation Garden Valley Division - Snake River Department of Interior. Bureau of Reclamation Guffey Dam and Reservoir Department of Interior. Bureau of Reclamation High Mountain Sheep Dam Department of Interior. Bureau of Reclamation Snake River Department of Interior. Federal Water Pollution Control Administration Department of Interior. Fish and Wildlife Service 1963-1964 Department of Interior. Fish and Wildlife Service 1965-1966 Department of Interior. Fish and Wildlife Service Clear Creek Hatchery Department of Interior. Fish and Wildlife Service Duck Refuge Department of Interior. Fish and Wildlife Service Salmon River Department of Interior. Geological Survey. 1963-1964 Department of Interior. Geological Survey. 1965-1966 Department of Interior. National Park Service. 1963-1964 Department of Interior. National Park Service. 1965-1966 Department of Interior. Office of Coal Research Department of Interior. Office of Minerals Exploration Department of Interior Office of Saline Water Department of Interior Public Land Law Review Commission. 1965 Department of Interior Public Land Law Review Commission. January - May 1966 27 Department of Interior. Public Land Law Review Commission. June - December 1966 Department of Interior. Water Resources Research Laboratory Interstate Commerce Commission. 1963-1964 Interstate Commerce Commission. 1965-1966 Interstate Commerce Commission. North Idaho Freight Rates Department of Justice. 1963-1964 Department of Justice. 1965-1966 Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation Department of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service Department of Justice. Office of Law Enforcement Assistance Department of Labor. 1963-1964 Department of Labor. 1965-1966 Department of Labor. Apprenticeship Training Department of Labor. Bureau of Employees Compensation Department of Labor. Bureau of Employment Security Department of Labor. Neighborhood Youth Corps Department of Labor. Neighborhood Youth Corps. Community Organization for Progress Department of Labor, Wage and Hour & Public Contracts Division National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Commission on Food Marketing National Endowment for the Arts National Labor Relations Board National Mediation Board National Science Foundation National Wildlife Federation 28 Positions in Government Post Office Department. 1963-1965 Post Office Department. 1966 Railroad Retirement System Securities and Exchange Commission Selective Service System Small Business Administration. 1963-1964 Small Business Administration. 1965 Small Business Administration. 1966 Small Business Administration. Emerald Maintenance Small Business Administration. Moscow Mountain Ski Corporation 29 Smithsonian Institution Department of State. 1963-1964 Department of State. 1965-1966 Department of State. Agency for International Development Department of State. Agency for International Development. Nelson Howard Department of State. Office of Munitions Control Department of State. Passport Division Department of State. Peace Corps Department of State. Visa Office Tariff Commission Department of the Treasury Department of the Treasury. Coast Guard Department of the Treasury. Office of the Comptroller Department of the Treasury. Bureau of Customs Department of the Treasury. Internal Revenue Service Department of the Treasury. Foreign Assets Control Department of the Treasury. Bureau of the Mint Department of the Treasury. Bureau of Narcotics United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency United States Information Agency Veterans Administration White House
Since correspondence relating to the bills introduced by Compton White, Jr. is scattered throughout the file boxes, a broad subject index has been provided. Also included in the index are some items of local (Moscow) or regional interest. Although only box numbers are listed following each subject, the folder headings are listed on the file cards maintained for the index.
Airline Service in Idaho. 17
Asotin Dam. 2
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Forestry. 12, 13
Beef, Importation of. 1, 12, 15
Boise National Forest, Grazing Rights. 5, 15
Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation. 14
Coin Shortage. 8, 13, 14, 29
Desert Entry. 24, 25
Dworshak Dam. 3. 14, 15, 18, 19, 22
Firearms, Control of. 4, 27
Floods in Idaho. 19, 20, 23
Girl Scout Jamboree at Farragut State Park. 12, 21
Gold. 7, 12
Hides & Skins, Export of. 14, 18
Idaho. 2, 5, 17, 22, 23, 29
Identification Cards for Congressional Spouses. 12
Indian Lands in Nez Perce County, Use for Educational Purposes. 13
Kaniksu National Forest. 14
Kootenai Indian Fund Bill. 12
Lead & Zinc. 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 29
Lewiston, Idaho. 20, 21
Lower Granite Dam. 19
Lumber. 6, 7, 17, 18
Mann Creek Project. 3, 14
Mining. 4, 8, 13, 25, 26
Mint in Shoshone County, Idaho. 12
Moscow, Idaho. 18, 21, 28
National Cemetery in Idaho. 12
Nez Perce National Historical Park. 12, 13
Onions. 1, 13, 14
Pacific Northwest Power Preference. 12
Potatoes. 1, 12, 13, 15
Power Cooperatives. 1, 14, 16
Public Lands in Idaho. 13, 14, 24, 26, 27
Railroads. 5, 9, 14, 27, 28
Reapportionment of State Legislatures. 6, 13
Sawtooth National Park. 11, 12, 14, 16
Schweitzer Basin Ski Resort. 17
Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area. 16
Silver. 8, 12, 13
Southwest Idaho Water Development Project. 14
Storage & Transportation Rights on Flood Control Projects. 12, 14
Sugar Beet and Sugar Cane. 1, 12, 15
Teton Dam. 3
University of Idaho. 2, 10, 20, 22, 27, 29
Wheat. 1. 2, 15
Wilderness Areas. 11, 16, 25