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TO AMEND FURTHER THE FEDERAL PROPERTY AND
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ACT OF 194929

AS AMENDED
(To Authorize the Disposal of Surplus Property for Civil

Defense Purposes)

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HEARINGS

BEFORE A

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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EIGHTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 4660 and H. R. 7227

BILLS TO AMEND FURTHER THE FEDERAL PROPERTY AND
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ACT OF 1949, AS AMENDED,
TO AUTHORIZE THE DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS PROP-

ERTY FOR CIVIL DEFENSE PURPOSES

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JULY 19 AND 20, 1955

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

STANFORD
LIBRARIES

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

65810

WASHINGTON : 1955

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

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

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan JOHN W. MCCORMACK, Massachusetts R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York EARL CHUDOFF, Pennsylvania

CECIL M. HARDEN, Indiana JACK BROOKS, Texas

CHARLES B. BROWNSON, Indiana LESTER HOLTZMAN, New York

GEORGE MEADER, Michigan ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

B. CARROLL REECE, Tennessee JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California ROBERT E. JONES, Jr., Alabama

VICTOR KNOX, Michigan EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland

OTTO KRUEGER, North Dakota JOAN E. MOSS, California

CHARLES R. JONAS, North Carolina JOE M. KILGORE, Texas

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio
DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida
MARTHA W. GRIFFITHS, Michigan
HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Staff Director

ILLE S. POLAND, General Counsel
WILLIAM PINCUS, Associate General Counsel

SPECIAL GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES SUBCOMMITTEE

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman LESTER HOLTZMAN, New York

R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York JOHN E. MOSS, California

J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

OTTO KRUEGER, North Dakota PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

MEMBERS Ex OFFICIO WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan VERNON MCDANIEL, Staff Director

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H. R. 4660..

H. R. 7227.

Statement of-

Arnold, George, civil defense director, Columbus, Ohio...

Baldwin, Hon. John F., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

State of California.--

Berry, Maj. Gen. K. L., adjutant general, State of Texas..

Bolton, Hon. Oliver P., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Ohio.---

Brown, Col. Harry E., Assistant Administrator for Operations Con-

trol Services, Federal Civil Defense_Administration; accompanied

by Charles M. Manning, legal staff, Federal Civil Defense Adminis-

tration.

Cretella, Hon. Albert W., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Connecticut--

Derounian, Hon. Steven B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York --

Durey, Thane, civil defense deputy director, State of Ohio.--

Ellsworth, Hon. Harris, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Oregon; accompanied by H. S. Garber, administrative assistant--

Ewing, Sherley, civil defense director, State of Maryland..

Falcey, William H., director, civil defense and disaster control of

Mercer County, N. J-

Gurstell, Dr. Richard, civil defense director, State of Pennsylvania...

Hartenstein, Paul B., civil defense director, Philadelphia, Pa.

Huebner, Lt. Gen. Clarence, civil defense director, New York State -

Jackson, Elliott R., director, Atlanta metropolitan area of civil defense,

Atlanta, Ga.

Kennedy, Miles D., legislative director, the American Legion.

Lipscomb, Hon. Glenard P., a Representative in Congress from the

State of California -

McGill, William L., civil defense administrator for Texas, and presi-

dent of the National Association of Civil Defense Directors...

Maginnis, Col. John, civil defense director, State of Massachusetts..

Malone, Joseph, civil defense director, Boston, Mass., and president

of the United States Civil Defense Council.

Metcalf, Hon. Lee, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Montana.

Nelson, Hon. Charles P., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Maine..

Peterson, Val, Federal Civil Defense Administrator, Washington,

D. C..

Poff, Hon. Richard H., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Virginia
Sisk, Hon. B. F., a Representative in Congress from the State of Cali-

fornia..

Teague, Hon. Charles M., a Representative in Congress from the State

of California

Thomas, John, Director of Personal Property Utilization, General

Services Administration; accompanied by Paul A. Barron, General

Services Administration.

Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by-

Allen, Neil R., chairman, national civil defense committee, the Ameri-

can Legion: Statement.

Bolton, Hon. Oliver P., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Ohio:

Excerpt of letter from Val Peterson, Administrator, Federal Civil

Defense Administration, July 1, 1955.-

Excerpt of letter from Rear Adm. F. A. Leamy, July 15, 1955.--

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Letters, statements, etc.—Continued

Brooks, Hon. Jack, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas:

Letters supporting H. R. 7227--

Names of those who sent letters or telegrams to the subcom-

mittee..

Rádiogram from MARS, Military Amateur Radio System, to

Hon. Jack Brooks..

Telegram from Hon. George M. Leader, Governor, State of Penn-

sylvania, to Hon. Jack Brooks, July 18, 1955_

Telegram from Jane Gould Rishworth, national secretary, Ameri-

can Legion Auxiliary, to Hon. Jack Brooks, July 19, 1955.

Telegrams supporting H. R. 7227--

Brown, Col. Harry E., Assistant Administrator for Operations Control

Services, Federal Civil Defense Administration: Statement...
Bryan, Thomas P., mayor, Richmond, Va.: Letter to Hon. Jack

Brooks, July 15, 1955_

Calder, Col. Paul J., director, St. Paul civil defense: Letter to Hon.

Jack Brooks, July 19, 1955-

Derounian, Hon. Steven B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York:

Statement..

Telegram from Col. Lewis M. Merrick, director of civil defense,

county of Nassau, to Hon. Steven B. Derounian, July 16,

1955
Dixon, Hon. Henry Aldous, a Representative in Congress from the

State of Utah: Statement..
Ellison, T. B., president, County Judges and Commissioners Associa-

tion of Texas, Jefferson County, Port Arthur, Tex.: Letter to Hon.
Jack Brooks, July 15, 1955-..
Hartenstein, Paul B., civil defense director, Philadelphia, Pa.: Excerpt

from resolution adopted by the American Municipal Association,

November 1954.---

Johnson, Hon. Lester, a Representative in Congress from the State
of Wisconsin: Letter to Hon. Jack Brooks, July 19, 1955_
Telegram from Maj. Gen. Ralph J. Olson, Madison, Wis., to

Hon. Lester Johnson, July 18, 1955---

Lipscomb, Hon. Glenard P., a Representative in Congress from the

State of California:

Letter from Ray E. Lee, chief clerk, board of supervisors, County

of Los Angeles, to Hon. Glenard P. Lipscomb, July 14, 1955.

Letter from Stanley Pierson, director, office of civil defense, State

of California, to Hon. Glenard P. Lipscomb, June 27, 1955...
McGill, William L., civil defense administrator for Texas, and presi-

dent of the National Association of Civil Defense Directors:

Resolution adopted April 22, 1955.--

Metcalf, Hon. Lee, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Montana: Letter from Hugh K. Potter, director of civil defense,

State of Montana, to Hon. Lee Metcalf, February 24, 1955 - -
Nelson, Hon. Charles P., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Maine: Letter from Hon. Edmund S. Muskie, Governor, State

of Maine, to Hon. Charles P. Nelson, July 11, 1955_
Payne, Hon. Frederick G., a United States Senator from the State of
Maine: Letter to Hon. Jack Brooks, July 19, 1955..
Letter from Hon. Edmund S. Muskie, Governor, State of Maine,

to Senator Frederick G. Payne, July 11, 1955---

Resolution approved by the committee on civil defense and by

the council on national defense of the American Medical

Association.

Peterson, Val, Federal Civil Defense Administrator, Washington,
D. C.: Excerpt from statement of Hon. John W. McCormack

during floor debate on H. R. 3322.

Scudder, Hon. Hubert B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of California: Statement..

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