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1949 23

MAY 23 is
HEARINGS COSENT

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

Ald

BEFORE A

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 2781

A BILL TO REORGANIZE AND SIMPLIFY THE
PROCUREMENT, UTILIZATION, AND DIS-
POSAL OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois, Chairman CHET HOLIFIELD, California

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan HENDERSON LANHAM, Georgia

ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York
FRANK M. KARSTEN, Missouri

RALPH HARVEY, Indiana
JOHN W. MCCORMACK, Massachusetts CHARLES A. HALLECK, Indiana
HERBERT C. BONNER, North Carolina WILLIAM L. PFEIFFER, New York
GEORGE G. SADOWSKI, Michigan

HAROLD O. LOVRE, South Dakota
WALTER B. HUBER, Ohio
JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota
HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts
EARL T. WAGNER, Ohio
ROBERT L. COFFEY, JR., Pennsylvania
WILLIAM P. BOLTON, Maryland
M. G. BURNSIDE, West Virginia
RICHARD BOLLING, Missouri
ANTHONY F. TAURIELLO,, New York
LOUIS B. HELLER, New York

CHRISTINE RAY Davis, Clerk

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION SUBCOMMITTEE

CHET HOLIFIELD, California, Chairman JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan
M. G. BURNSIDE, West Virginia

RALPH HARVEY, Indiana
RICHARD BOLLING, Missouri
LOUIS B. HELLER, New York

DOROTHY MORRISON, Çlerk

CONTENTS

Page H. R. 2781

1 Public Law 584, the Fulbright Act-

213 Statement of

Anderson, Gilbert, Division of Exchange of Persons, State Department- 86
Anderson, Hon. Jack Z., a Representative in Congress from the State
of California.

175
Brown, Hon. Clarence J., a Representative in Congress from the State
of Ohio---

103 Bryan, Belton 0., assistant legal adviser, State Department.-

75 Carpenter, Donald F., Chairman, Munitions Board, Washington, D. C-- 130 Crow, William C., Director of Marketing Facilities Branch, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C---

70 Elliott, Maxwell H., general counsel, Federal Works Agency

41 Fleming, Phillip B., Administrator, Federal Works Agency; and Maxwell H. Elliott, general counsel, Federal Works Agency

12 Gray, Hon. Gordon, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Washington, D. C.

131, 161 Harding, Byron, chief counsel, Bureau of Federal Supply; Harry

Kurth, Assistant Director, Bureau of Federal Supply; and Willis
S. MacLeod, Deputy Director in charge of Standards Brancs, Bureau
of Federal Supply ---

55, 201 Joss, John H., general counsel, War Assets Administration..

62 King, Leland W., chief, Foreign Buildings Division.

83 MacLeod, Willis S., Deputy Director, Standards Branch, Bureau of Federal Supply

193, 201 Manasco, Hon. Carter, member of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government

115 Moore, William H., in behalf of National Committee of State Educa

tional Agencies for Surplus Property Murphy, Francis T., Deputy Foreign Liquidation Commissioner--

80 Niederlehner, Leonard, counsel for the Munitions Board---

60, 96 Reid, James L., cochairman, legislative committee of the national com

mittee, State Educational Agencies for Surplus Property, Washing-
ton, D. C.----

142 Ring, Rear Adm. Morton L., Vice Chief, Office of Naval Material, Navy Department.

1891 Scammahorn, James, Assistant Director of Finance, Department of Agriculture

63 Ward, Ray, administrative analyst, Bureau of the Budget

95, 208 Weitzel, Frank H., assistant to the Comptroller General.

95 right, William D., Chief, Division of Central Services-

86 Letters, memorandums, and statements submitted for the record by

Anderson, Hon. Jack Z., a Representative in Congress from the State of California, statement

181 Brannan, Charles F., Secretary of Agriculture, letter to Hon Chet Holifield, March 25, 1949_

89 Bryan, Belton 0., assistant legal adviser, State Department, statement-

78, 94 Elliott, Maxwell H., Federal Works Agency, statement, Federal Property Act, H. R. 2781, section-by-section analysis.

13 Forrestal, James, memorandum to Secretary of the Army, Secretary of the Navy, and Secretary of the Air Force, May 12, 1948_

245 Gray, Gordon, Assistant Secretary of the Army, statement.

139, 173

96

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Letters, memorandums, and statements submitted for the record by—Continued

Hale, Matthew, Acting Solicitor, Commerce Department, to Secretary Page
of Commerce, March 24, 1949---

237
MacLeod, Willis S., Deputy Director, Standards Branch, Bureau of
Federal Supply, statement.

243
Patterson, S. W., in behalf of National Committee of State Educational

Agencies for Surplus Property, letter to Thomas A. Kennedy, April
1, 1949_--

210
Reasons for procuring and stocking before cataloging-

247
Reasons for the existence of operating catalogs in the services, bureaus
and commands of the National Military Establishment-

247
Reid, James L., cochairman, legislative committee of the national com-

mittee, State Educational Agencies for Surplus Property, statement 143
Ring, Rear Adm., Morton L., Vice Chief, Office of Naval Material, Navy
Department, statement -

188, 226
Roosevelt, Franklin D., letter to Hon. Harold D. Smith, January 18,
1945

212
Sawyer, Charles, Secretary of Commerce, letter to Hon. William L.
Dawson, March 25, 1919.

236
Smith, Hon. Harold D., Director, Bureau of the Budget, letter to Hon.
Henry Morgenthau, Jr., March 6, 1945_-

212
State Department, statement.

246
Timberlake, Maj. Gen., Patrick W., Munitions Board, National Military

Establishment and Clifton E. Mack, Bureau of Federal Supply,
Treasury Department, statement--

211
Tobin, Maurice J., Secretary of Labor, letter to Hon. William L. Daw-
son, March 25, 1949_

239
Totten, Robert L.:
Letter to Thomas A. Kennedy, April 15, 1919

243
Statement-

243
Warren, Lindsay C., Comptroller General of the United States:
Letter to Hon. John L. McClellan, April 28, 1949_

215
Letter to Hon. William L. Dawson, April 14, 1949.

239
Warren, Lindsay C., Comptroller General of the United States, John

W. Snyder, Secretary of the Treasury and James E. Webb, Director,
Bureau of the Budget :
Statement-

215
Joint program for improving accounting in the Federal Govern-
ment, January 6, 1949.-

222

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