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BILLS SEEKING TO AMEND THE INSURANCE LAWS
ADMINISTERED BY THE VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION

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OF THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSURANCE

53-2185
COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 24, 36, 50, 51, 148, 253, 259, 289, 419, 547,
1259, 1261, 1538, 1545, 1546, 1859, 1993, 2126,
2146, 2278, 2339, 2470, 2752, 3198, 3418, 3838,
3843, 4041, 4084, 4117, 4599, 4774,

4791, 5138, 5314
BILLS SEEKING TO AMEND THE UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT LIFE INSURANCE ACT, NATIONAL
SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE ACT, AND THE

SERVICEMEN'S INDEMNITY ACT

MAY 18, 19, AND 22, 1953
U.S. Candinaatton
Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs ,

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Pages of all hearings are numbered cumulatively to permit
comprehensive index at the end of the Congress. Page numbers
lower than those in this hearing refer to other legislation.

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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, Massachusetts, Chairman BERNARD W. (PAT) KEARNEY, New York OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio

JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana

W.J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina WILLIAM L, SPRINGER, Illinois

ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont

ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia EDMUND P. RADWAN, New York

GEORGE S. LONG, Louisiana RUSSELL V. MACK, Washington

HARLAN HAGEN, California JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania

JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania EDWARD J. BONIN, Pennsylvania

BRADY GENTRY, Texas PETER FRELINGHUYSEN, JR., New Jersey D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, Florida WILLIAM S. MAILLIARD, California

ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma PAUL A. FINO, New York

ARMISTEAD I, SELDEN, JR., Alabama ALBERT W. CRETELLA, Connecticut

KARL STANDISH, Chief Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEES

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE IN THE VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana, Chairman PAUL A, FINO, New York

JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania ALBERT W.CRETELLA, Connecticut

ARMISTEAD I. SELDEN, JR., Alabama

COMPENSATION AND PENSION

EDMUND P. RADWAN, New York, Chairman JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania

W.J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina WILLIAM S. MAILLIARD, California

ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois, Chairman E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas EDMUND P. RADWAN, New York

HARLAN HAGEN, California

HOSPITALS

BERNARD W. (PAT) KEARNEY, New York, Chairman JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania

JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee PETER FRELINGHUYSEN, JR. New Jersey ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio WILLIAM S. MAILLIARD, California

ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia ALBERT W. CRETELLA, Connecticut

GEORGE S. LONG, Louisiana

HOUSING

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio, Chairman WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas EDWARD J. BONIN, Pennsylvania

ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

INSURANCE

WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont, Chairman EDWARD J. BONIN, Pennsylvania

D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, Florida PAUL A. FINO, New York

ARMISTEAD I. SELDEN, JR., Alabama

SPANISH WAR

RUSSELL V. MACK, Washington, Chairman
PETER FRELINGHUYSEN, JR., New Jersey GEORGE S. LONG, Louisiana
PAUL A. FINO, New York

BRADY GENTRY, Texas

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CONTENTS

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American Legion:

Pago

Olson, C. H...

1150-1151

Stevens, Charles W.

1151-1162

AMVETS: Wilson, Rufus H..

1170–1173

Disabled American Veterns:

Dove, Robert F.

1166–1170

Foster, Charles E..

1165-1166

Ashworth, Robert L. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)

Bennett, Hon. John C., statement of..

1178

Birdsall, Guy H. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Bonin, Hon. Edward J.

1146-1147, 1149–1151, 1154, 1156, 1160, 1162–1164, 1175–1176,

1183-1185, 1194.

Chamber of Commerce, United States, letter from.

1199

Dove, Robert F. (See Disabled American Veterans.)

Downer, Adin M. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)

Dunawey, Carlyle. (See National Association of Life Underwriters.)

Foster, Charles E. (See Disabled American Veterans.)

Gerardi, Frank. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Gubser, Hon. Charles S., statement of

1174

Heller, Hon. Louis B., statement of..

1120-1122

Insurance:

National Guard.

1140–1142

Reinstatement..

1118-1120, 1124-1126, 1151-1154, 1170–1173

Restoration of right to apply - 1118-1120, 1124-1126, 1151-1154, 1170–1173

ROTC.

1137–1140

Jewish War Veterans, letter from..

1115

Jones, Hon. Paul C., statement of

1177-1178

Knapp, D. C. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Life Insurance Association of America.

1197–1199

Martin, Melbourne M., statement of..-

1188–1190; 1191–1195
Matthews, Hon. D. R. (Billy) -

1129, 1131, 1141, 1154, 1162–1163, 1172
National Åssociation of Life Underwriters:
Dunawey, Carlyle, statement of

1178–1181, 1184, 1186-1187
Grayson, Louis

1178–1187, 1181-1187
Norrell, Hon. W. F., statement of..

1187, 1190, 1194, 1197
Olson, C. H. (See Ảmerican Legion.)
Patterson, Edwin B. (counsel to committee) -

1195

Prouty, Hon. Winston L.

1067,

1126, 1133, 1135, 1137, 1140-1141, 1165-1166, 1170, 1172–1174,

1176-1179, 1185, 1187, 1190–1191, 1193, 1195, 1197.

Sadlak, Hon. Antonio N., statement of -

1175-1176

Selden, Hon. Armistead I., Jr...

1170, 1173, 1195

Stevens, Charles W. (See American Legion.)

Veterans' Administration:

Birdsall, Guy H., Assistant Administrator for Legislation.

1124-

1135, 1137, 1140-1141, 1147, 1150
Gerardi, Frank, Office of Insurance -

1148
Knapp, D. C., Office of Legislation.

1135-1137, 1146-1149
Veterans of Foreign Wars:
Ashworth, Robert L.

1163
Downer, Adin M.

1162–1164
Whitten, Hon. Jamie L., statement of

1122-1123
Wilson, Rufus H. (See AMVETS.)

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