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Commemoration ceremony upon the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Cuba, 1898-1948

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Title:
Commemoration ceremony upon the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Cuba, 1898-1948 at a Joint Session of Congress in the House of Representatives at twelve o'clock noon, Washington, D.C., April 19th, 1948
Translated Title:
Ceremonia de conmemoración con motivo del quincuagésimo aniversario de la liberación de Cuba, 1898-1948 en una sesión conjunta del Congreso en la Cámara de Representantes a las doce del mediodía, Washington, D.C., 19 de abril de 1948 ( spa )
Creator:
United States -- Congress. -- Joint Committee on Arrangements
Place of Publication:
[Washington, D.C.]
Publisher:
[G.P.O.]
Copyright Date:
c [1948]
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 online resource (8 pages) : ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
1895-1898 ( fast )
Diplomatic relations ( fast )
History -- Cuba -- Revolution, 1895-1898 ( lcsh )
Foreign relations -- Cuba -- United States ( lcsh )
Foreign relations -- United States -- Cuba ( lcsh )
Cuba ( fast )
United States ( fast )
Relaciones exteriores -- Cuba -- United States ( qlsp )
Historia -- Cuba -- Revolución, 1895-1898 ( qlsp )
Relaciones exteriores -- United States -- Cuba ( qslp )
Genre:
federal government records ( aat )
Registros del gobierno federal
Historia ( qlsp )
History ( fast )
Temporal Coverage:
US tutelage ( 1902 - 1958 )
Tutela de los Estado Unidos ( 1902 - 1958 )
Spatial Coverage:
Cuba

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General Note:
Ticket to ceremony in pocket.
Statement of Responsibility:
[Joint Committee on Arrangements].

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
UF Latin American Collections
Rights Management:
This item is a work of the U.S. federal government and not subject to copyright pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §105.
Resource Identifier:
035612264 ( ALEPH )
1007151115 ( OCLC )
Classification:
F1786 .U551 ( lcc )

Full Text
The Fiftieth
Anniversary of the Liberation
of Cuba

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Upon the Occasion of the
Fiftieth Anniversary
of the Liberation of Cuba
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AT A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS
IN THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
AT

TWELVE 0' CLOCK NOON

Washington, D. C. April i9th, 1948







The Joint Committee on Arrangements
EDWARD MARTIN, Chairman

For the Senate
EDWARD MARTIN
of Pennsylvania
C. WAYLAND BROOKS
of Illinois
ToM CONNALLY
of Texas
THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN
of Rhode Island

For the House
EARL C. MICHENER
of Michigan
JAMES E. VAN ZANDT
of Pennsylvania
BERNARD W. KEARNEY
of New York
THOMAS J. LANE
of Massachusetts

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Summary of Events Which led to the Passage by the Congress of the United States of a Joint Resolution, April rg, 1898, recognizing the right of the people of Cuba to be free and independent. *
C UBA'S struggle for liberation from Spanish rule, which was
led by Jose6 Marti and other outstand ing Cuban patriots, aroused widespread sympathy from the people of the United States. After three years of Cuban insurrection against the Spanish colonial administration, conditions on the island early in 1898 had deteriorated to such an extent that it seemed almost inevitable that United States neutrality could no longer be maintained. The sinking of the United States battleship Maine in Habana harbor on February 15 under mysterious circumstances, had the effect of crystallizing sentiment in the United States in favor of joining forces with the Cuban patriots in achieving their aspirations for self-rule. Further developments prompted the Congress of the United States to pass a joint resolution which reads in part as follows:
(a) ". . That the people of the Island of Cuba are, and of
right ought to be, free and independent"
(b) .. That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction or control over said Island except for the pacification thereof, and asserts its determination when that is accomplished, to leave the government and control of the Island to its
people."
A formal declaration of war was made against Spain on April 25, 1898, and four months later, as United States forces strove side by side with the valiant Cuban patriots for the liberation of the island, Spain sought peace. A treaty with Spain which was concluded at Paris on December io, 1898, formally terminated Spanish rule in Cuba.
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The Program for the Joint Session
PRELUDE-United States Marine Band Orchestra, Major William F. Santelmann, Leader.
PRESIDING OFFICERThe Speaker, Honorable Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Medley of Songs of the Spanish-American War Period. Presenting the Colors.
INVOCATION-Rev. James Shera Montgomery, D. D.,
The Chaplain of the House of Representatives.
READING OF JOINT RESOLUTIONThe Honorable Edward Martin, Chairman,
Yoint Committee on Arrangements.
The National Anthem of the Republic of Cuba, Miss Emma Otero.
ADDREss-The President of the United States. RESPONsE-His Excellency Guillermo Belt, Ambassador of Cuba. The National Anthem of the United States, Miss Hollace Shaw, Columbia Concerts.
BENEDICTION-Very Rev. Ignatius Smith, 0. P., Dean of School of Philosophy, C. U.
Retiring of the Colors. The guests in the galleries will remain in their seats until the President of the United States and the other guests have retired.
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Order of Arrangements and Program
ADMISSION
The House Wing of the Capitol will remain closed on the morning of the x9th day of April 1948 until Io o'clock a. m., to all persons except Members, officers, and employees of the Congress.
At i o o'clock a. m. the House Wing of the Capitol will be open to those to whom invitations have been extended under the concurrent resolution of Congress and to those who hold tickets of admission issued by the Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives under the direction of the Joint Committee on Arrangements.
The United States Marine Band Orchestra, under the direction of Major William F. Santelmann, will be in attendance at i i o'clock a. m. in the Speaker's Lobby.
TIME OF CONVENING
The Senate and the House of Representatives will convene in their respective chambers not later than 11:30 o'clock a. m. on Monday, April x9, 1948.
RECEPTION ROOMS
The President of the United States and the members of his Cabinet will meet in the office of the Speaker of the House.
The Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court will meet at 1 s:30 o'clock in the Ways and Means Committee room, number P15, in the House side of the Capitol.
The Ambassadors, Ministers, and Charges d'Affaires will meet at i : 30 o'clock in the Committee on Appropriations room, number P3, on the principal floor of the Capitol.

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The General of the Armies, the Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard will meet at I 1: :30 o'clock a. m. in the Ways and Means Committee room, number Px5, in the Capitol.
The Commander in Chief of the United Spanish-American War Veterans and staff will meet at 11 I 30 o'clock a. mn. in the Ways and Means Committee room, number P15, in the Capitol.
SEATING
The guests of the Congress who have admission cards for the galleries are requested to occupy their seats before 11 i 45 O'clock a. mn.
Representatives in Congress will occupy the seats on the east and west side of the main aisle in the rear of the Members of the Senate.
The following officials and guests of honor will be announced by the Doorkeeper and escorted to the seats assigned to them, in the following order:
The Senators will occupy seats in front of the Representatives on the east and west side of the main aisle.
The Chief justice and Associate justices of the Supreme Court will occupy seats on the right of the rostrum. .The Ambassadors, Ministers, and Charges d'Affaires of foreign governments will occupy seats assigned them on the floor.
Members of the President's Cabinet will occupy seats in front of and on the left of the rostrum.
The General of the Armies, the Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard will occupy the seats assigned them on the floor.

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The Commander in Chief of the United Spanish-American War Veterans and staff will occupy seats assigned them on the floor.
The Members of the Committee on Arrangements will occupy the seats provided for them on the floor.
The President Pro Tempore of the Senate will occupy a chair to the left of the Speaker.
The Speaker of the House will preside and will occupy a seat to the right of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House will occupy seats assigned them on the floor.
The President of the United States escorted by the joint Committee on Arrangements.
RETIREMENT
The Speaker of the House of Representatives will then declare the joint session dissolved. The assemblage will kindly remain seated until the distinguished guests have retired.
The joint Congressional Committee on Arrangements will escort the President of the United States and the members of his Cabinet from the Hall of the House.
The Doorkeeper will escort. the invited guests from the Hall of the House in the following order:
The Chief justice, and the Associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Ambassadors and the Ministers of foreign governments.
The General of the Armies, the Chief of Staff of the Commander in Chief, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard.
The Commander in Chief of the United Spanish-American War Veterans and other invited guests.

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Upon the retirement of the guests, the Senate will return to its Chamber.
The House of Representatives will resume its regular session.
At the conclusion of the program the guests in the galleries are requested to -retain their seats until the President of the United States and the other guests have retired.
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