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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas, Chairman HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

JOSEPH R. MCCARTHY, Wisconsin JOHN F. KENNEDY, Massachusetts

KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota STV'ART SYMINGTON, Missouri

MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine SAMUEL J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota

GEORGE H. BENDER, Ohio
THOMAS A. WOFFORD, South Carolina THOMAS E, MARTIN, Iowa

WALTER L. REYNOLDS, Chief Clerk
GLENN K. SHRIVER, Professional Staf Member

SUBCOMMITTEE ON REORGANIZATION

JOHN F. KENNEDY, Massachusetts, Chairman
HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine
STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri

NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire
THOMAS A. WOFFORD, South Carolina THOMAS E. MARTIN, Iowa

MILES SCULL, Jr., Professional Staf Member
MRS. KATHRYN M. KEENEY, Clerical Assistant

CONTENTS

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S. 1527, a bill to amend further the Federal Property and Administrative

Services Act of 1949, as amended, to authorize the disposal of surplus

property for civil defense purposes--

H. R. 7227, an act to amend fürther the Federal Property and Administra-

tive Services Act of 1949, as amended, to authorize the disposal of surplus

property for civil defense purposes, to provide that certain Federal sur-

plus property be disposed of to State and local civil defense organizations

which are established by or pursuant to State law, and for other purposes.

H. R. 7227 (committee print),

amendments (in the nature of a substitute) to

amend further the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of

1949, as amended, to authorize the disposal of surplus property for civil

defense purposes, to provide that certain Federal surplus property be dis-

posed of to State and local civil defense organizations which are estab-

lished by or pursuant to State law, and for other purposes---

S. 3693, a bill to amend further the Federal Property and Administrative

Services Act of 1949, as amended, to authorize the disposal of surplus

property for civil defense purposes, to provide that certain Federal sur-

plus property be disposed of to State and local civil defense organizations

which are established by or pursuant to State law, and for other purposes.

H. R. 7855, an act to amend the Federal Property and Administrative

Services Act of 1949, as amended, to extend until June 30, 1956, the

period during which disposals of surplus property may be made by

negotiation.

8. 2668, a bill to amend the Federal Property and Administrative Servic-'

Act of 1949, as amended, regarding advertised and negotiated disposals of

surplus property-

S. 1799, a bill to amend 203 (f) of the Federal Property and Administrative

Services Act of 1949, as amended..-

Staff memorandum, 84-1-38, Senate Committee on Government Opera-

tions, December 9, 1955, relative to H. R. 7227 and S. 1527..

Appendix A to staff memorandum No. 84-1-38—Hoover Commission

recommendations relative to broadening donable property program.

Statement of:

Kennedy, Hon. John F., a United States Senator from the State of

Massachusetts (chairman, Subcommittee on Reorganization):

Opening statement.

Statement relative to S. 1799 and S. 2668.

Bureau of the Budget: Represented by George C. Mullins, Chief, Gen-

eral Services Group, Office of Management and Organization...

Comptroller General of the United States: Represented by Robert F.

Keller, Assistant to the Comptroller General..

Defense, Department of: Represented by Vincent C. Tolino, Office,

Assistant Secretary of Defense (Supply and Logistics)--

General Services Administration:

Represented by John Thomas, Director of Personal Property

Utilization, accompanied by Charles W. Gasque, Jr., Assistant

General Counsel, Personal Property Division --

Represented by Maxwell H. Elliott, General Counsel, accom-

panied by Charles W. Gasque, Jr., and John Thomas...

Federal Civil Defense Administration:

Represented by Harold L. Aitken, Executive Assistant Adminis-

trator, accompanied by Charles Manning, Associate General

Counsel.

Statement of Hon. Val Peterson, Administrator (read by Mr.

Aitken)

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Statement of-Continued

Health, Education, and Welfare, Department of: Represented by

Chester Lund, Director of Field Administration, accompanied by
Willis T. Frazier, Chief, Surplus Property. Utilization Division,
Manuel B. Hiller, attorney-adviser, Office of General Counsel, and
Theodore Ellenbogen, legislative attorney, Office of General Coun-

sel...

Malone, Hon. George W., a United States Senator from the State of

Nevada..

Proposed amendment to H. R. 7227.-

National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property: Repre-

sented by E. O. Rolland, national chairman, Tallahassee, Fla.----

Statements, letters, etc., submitted for the record:

American Legion, The, national legislative commission: Letter and

statement, April 24, 1956, to Senator John F. Kennedy, from Miles

D. Kennedy, director, relative to S. 3693.

Budget, Bureau of: Letter, February 17, 1956, to Senator John L.

McClellan, from Hon. Rowland Hughes, Director, relative to com-

mittee print, H. R. 7227-..

Coon, Hon. Sam, a Rer entative in Congress from the State of Ore-

gon: Statement, relative to negotiation authority of the General

Services Administration..

Defense, Department of:

Letter, March 1, 1956, to Senator John L. McClellan, from Rich-
ard A. Buddeke, Director, Legislative Programs, Office of the
Assistant Secretary, Legislative and Public Affairs, relative to

committee print, #. R. 7227-
Regulations relative to surplus property donation:

Department of the Air Force :
Department of the Army--

Department of the Navy..

Duck Valley Soil Conservation District, Western Shoshone Agency,

Owyhee, Nev.: Letter, January 24, 1956, to Senator George Malone,

from Gus Garity, chairman, relative to military surplus property--

Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950:

Section 201 (b)

Section 401 (c)

Section 401 (e)

Section 405. --

Federal Civil Defense Administration:

Letter, February 23, 1956, to Senator John L. McClellan, from

Hon. Val Peterson, Administrator, relative to committee print,

H. R. 7227.

Statement, Hon. Val Peterson, Administrator (read by Mr.

Aitken)

Basic requirements list of surplus property for civil defense pur-

poses.-

General Services Administration:

Letter, February 20, 1956, to Senator John L. McClellan, from

Hon. Edmund F. Mansure, Administrator, relative to com-

mittee print, H. R. 7227-
Report of surplus property disposals, fiscal year 1955 and first

half of 1956 (excess and surplus personal property)
Health, Education, and Welfare, Department of: Letter, February 21,

1956, to Senator John L. McClellan from Hon. Roswell B. Perkins,

Acting Secretary, relative to committee print, H. R. 7227-
Jiggs Soil Conservation District, Lee, Nev. Letter, January 30, 1956,

to Senator George Malone, from H. V. Hansel, secretary-treasurer,
relative to surplus equipment for soil conservation districts - -

Kennedy, Hon. John F., a United States Senator from the State of

Massachusetts (chairman, Subcommittee on Reorganization): Let-

ters and statements relative to S. 3693 from:

American Legion, The, national legislative commission, Miles D.

Kennedy, director.

Maryland Civil Defense Agency, Sherley Ewing, director...

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