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PRAYERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND OTHER MATTERS

HEARINGS 84-2

UNIV

VERSIT

BEFORE THE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S.J. Res. 205
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
UNITED STATES TO PERMIT THE OFFERING OF PRAYER IN

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

S.J. Res. 206
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
UNITED STATES TO PERMIT THE USE OF PRAYER IN PUBLIC

SCHOOLS

FEB

1963

DOCUMENT

S.J. Res. 207
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
UNITED STATES PERMITTING THE OFFERING OF PRAYERS
AND THE READING OF THE BIBLE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE
UNITED STATES, AND RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF A STATE
TO ENACT LEGISLATION ON THE BASIS OF ITS OWN PUBLIC

POLICY ON QUESTIONS OF DECENCY AND MORALITY

S. Con. Res. 81
THAT IT IS THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT THE DESIGNATION
BY A PUBLIC SCHOOL AUTHORITY OF A NONSECTARIAN
PRAYER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ESTABLISHMENT OF

RELIGION

S. Res. 356
PROVIDING ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM MAY PROVIDE TIME
DURING THE SCHOOL DAY FOR PRAYERFUL MEDITATION

JULY 26 AND AUGUST 2, 1962

UNIVERS

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Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judicials

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

JAMES O. EASTLAND, Mississippi, Chairman ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee

ALEXANDER WILEY, Wisconsin OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina

EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN, JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska SAM J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina

KENNETH B. KEATING, New York JOHN A. CARROLL, Colorado

HIRAM L. FONG, Hawaii
THOMAS J. DODD, Connecticut

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania
PHILIP A. HART, Michigan
EDWARD V. LONG, Missouri

CONTENTS

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Statement of

Hon. J. Glenn Beall, a U.S. Senator from the State of Maryland..

Hon. Frank J. Becker, a Representative in Congress from the Third

Congressional District of the State of New York

Hon. John Dowdy, a Representative in Congress from the Seventh

Congressional District of the State of Texas..-

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Hon. Vance Hartke, a U.S. Senator from the State of Indiana----

Hon. Kenneth B. Keating, a U.S. Senator from the State of New

York-------

The Right Reverend James A. Pike, bishop, Episcopal diocese of

California, San Francisco, Calif...
Hon. A. Willis Robertson, a U.S. Senator from the State of Virginia -
Hon. Eugene Siler, a Representative in Congress from the Eighth

Congressional District of the State of Kentucky------
Hon. John Stennis, a U.S. Senator from the State of Mississippi ----
Hon. Strom Thurmond, a U.S. Senator from the State of South
Carolina---

EXHIBITS

Copy of Senate Joint Resolution 205.-

Copy of Senate Joint Resolution 206.-----

Copy of Senate Joint Resolution 207.-

Copy of Senate Concurrent Resolution 81.-

Copy of Senate Resolution 356.-

Steven I. Engel et al. v. William J. Vitale, Jr., et al., as decided by the

Supreme Court of the United States on June 25, 1962---
Petition of the Young Americans for Freedom, Inc., dated July 25, 1962,

submitted by Senator Keating----
Text of resolution and petition of the council of the city of Yonkers, N.Y.,

submitted by Senator Keating---
Letter dated June 26, 1962, from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Carney, ad-

dressed to Senator Keating------
Copy of House Joint Resolution 752.-
Article, “A Little Prayer That Stirred a Nation,” by J. S. Bracewell, sub-

mitted by Congressman Dowdy-------

Statement submitted by-

Hon. John B. Anderson, a Representative in Congress from the 16th

Congressional District of the State of Illinois.--

Hon. Walter S. Baring, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Nevada

Hon. J. Floyd Breeding, a Representative in Congress from the Fifth

Congressional District of the State of Kansas.-

Hon. Howard W. Cannon, a U.S. Senator from the State of Nevada.-

Hon. Homer E. Capehart, a U.S. Senator from the State of Indiana..

Hon. Steven B. Derounian, a Representative in Congress from the

Second Congressional District of the State of New York.-----

Hon. George H. Fallon, a Representative in Congress from the Fourth

Congressional District of the State of Maryland.---

Hon. Paul A. Fino, a Representative in Congress from the 25th Con-

gressional District of the State of New York.

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Hon. William E. Miller, a Representative in Congress from the 40th

Congressional District of the State of New York.--.

Hon. John H. Ray, a Representative in Congress from the 15th Con-

gressional District of the State of New York.----

Hon. L. Mendel Rivers, a Representative in Congress from the First

Congressional District of the State of South Carolina.-----

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