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World War Veterans' Legislation

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOSPITALS OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
WORLD WAR VETERANS' LEGISLATION

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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COMMITTEE ON WORLD WAR VETERANS' LEGISLATION

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-FIRST CONGRESS, SECOND AND THIRD SESSIONS

ROYAL C. JOHNSON, South Dakota, Chairman ROBERT LUCE, Massachusetts.

JOHN E. RANKIN, Mississippi. RANDOLPH PERKINS, New Jersey.

LAMAR JEFFERS, Alabama. ROY G. FITZGERALD, Ohio.

WILLIAM P. CONNERY, JR., Massachusetts. BIRD J. VINCENT, Michigan.

MARY T. NORTON, New Jersey.
ERNEST W. GIBSON, Vermont.

EDGAR HOWARD, Nebraska.
EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, Massachusetts. LOUISE LUDLOW, Indiana.
FREDERICK R. LEHLBACH, New Jersey. WRIGHT PATMAN, Texas.
E. HART FENN, Connecticut.
J. HOWARD SWICK, Pennsylvania.
J. MITCHELL CHASE, Pennsylvania.
DAVID HOPKINS, Missouri.
J. D. CRADDOCK, Kentucky.
ED. H. CAMPBELL, Iowa.

FRANK E. MILLARD, Jr., Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOSPITALS

EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, Chairman FREDERICK R. LEHLBACH.

JOHN E. RANKIN. E. HART FENN.

LAMAR JEFFERS. ERNEST W. GIBSON.

MARY T. NORTON.

FRANK E. MILLARD, Jr., Clerk
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INDEX

PENNSYLVANIA
Statement of-

Hon. George F. Brumm.
Hon. J. Mitchell Chase.
Hon. William R. Coyle-
Mr. J. J. Deighan---
Mr. Thomas V. Dowd..
Mrs. Frank B. Emery-
Mr. Charles I. Engard--
Hon. Edmund F. Erk.
Mr. Charles A. Gebert.
Hon. Benjamin M. Golder-
Hon. Clyde Kelly---
Hon. J. Banks Kurtz..
Hon. J. Russell Leech.
Hon. Frederick W. Magrady.
Mr. Frank L. Pino'a-.
Dr. Henry Pleasants.
Hon. J. Howard Swick.
Hon. Henry W. Temple-
Hon. Henry W. Watson-
Hon. George A. Welsh..

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43
12
45

74
36, 68

45
58

61
31, 62

18
60
42
38
21

22
27, 58
8, 56, 73

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Statement of-

357

Capt. Fred Beard..
Mr. Robert J. Byers--
Hon. Robert H. Clancy.
Colonel Emery-
Hon. Joseph L. Hooper-
Mr. Raymond J. Kelly-
Hon. Clarence J. McLeod.
Hon. Earl C. Michener..
Mr. Joel R. Moore.
Mr. C. C. Schilling
Mr. Robert M. Tolson..
Hon. Bird J. Vincent..

349
347, 372

356
346, 363

318
373
369
359
372
372
367

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WORLD WAR VETERANS' LEGISLATION

PENNSYLVANIA

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1930

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON
WORLD WAR VETERANS' LEGISLATION,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee this day met, Hon. Edith Nourse Rogers presiding.

Mrs. ROGERS. There are four bills that have been introduced by members of the Pennsylvania delegation, namely H. R. 10741, by Mr. Welsh of Pennsylvania ; H. R. 10065, by Mr. Chase; H. R. 10527, by Mr. Wolfenden; and H. R. 11584, by Mr. Swick.

These bills will be filed in the record at this point. (The bills under consideration are as follows:)

[H. R. 10741, Seventy-first Congress, second session]

A BILL To amend the World War veterans' act of 1924

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Director of the United States Veterans' Bureau, subject to the approval of the President, is authorized and directed to contract for the erection at Hospital Numbered 49, in the State of Pennsylvania, of a modern, sanitary, fireproof, four hundred bed patient capacity hospital plant, or the conversion of existing facilities, for the diagnosis, care, and treatment of general medical and surgical disabilities for persons entitled to hospitalization under the World War veterans' act, 1924, as amended. Such hospital and out-patient dispensary facilities shall include the necessary buildings and auxiliary constructions, mechanical equipment, approach work, roads, and trackage facilities leading thereto; vehicles, livestock, furniture, equipment, and accessories; and shall also provide accommodation for officers, nurses, and attending personnel; and shall also provide proper and suitable recreational centers; and the Director of the United States Veterans' Bureau is authorized to accept gifts or donations for any of the purposes herein named.

SEC. 2. The construction shall be done in such manner as the President may determine; and he is authorized to require the architectural, engineering, constructing, or other forces of any of the departments of the Government to aid or assist in such work, and to employ individuals and agencies not now connected with the Government, if in his opinion desirable, at such compensation as he may consider reasonable.

SEC. 3. For carrying into effect the foregoing provisions relating to additional diagnostic hospital, and out-patient dispensary facilities, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sum as is necessary to supply the facilities provided for in section 1, to be immediately available and to remain available until expended; and not to exceed 3 per cent of this sum shall be available for the employment, in the District of Columbia and in the field, of necessary technical and clerical

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