MEDICAL BILLS IN CONGRESS
Changes in Status.—
S. 2708 has passed the Senate, proposing to amend the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 so as to extend the benefits of the U. S. Employees' Compensation Act to conscientious objectors. A companion bill, H. R. 7459, introduced by Representative May, Kentucky, is pending in the House Committee on Military Affairs. H. R. 6196 has passed the House and Senate, proposing to authorize the authorities of the Panama Canal Zone to prohibit the importation or production of marihuana in the Canal Zone.
S. 2769, introduced by Senator Walsh, Massachusetts, proposes to establish the rank and grade of rear admiral, dental surgeon, in the Dental Corps of the U. S. Navy. Dental officers will become eligible for selection and promotion to this rank and grade under the provisions governing the selection and promotion of other staff officers