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SPECIAL COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING TIIL NATIONAL

DEFENSE PROGRAM

HARRY S. TRUMAN, Missouri, Chairman TOM CONNALLY, Texas

JOSEPH H. BALL, Minnesota JAMES M, MEAD, New York

RALPH 0. BREWSTER, Maine
MON C. WALLGREN, Washington
CARL A, HATCH, New Mexico

Hugh A. Fulton, Chief Counsel
CHARLES P. CLARK, A88ociate Chief Counsel

MARJORIE S. EBY, Secretary

LYDIA LEE, Editor
WILLIAM A. HEFLIN, Research Analyst

CONTENTS

Testimony of:

Page

Almy, Capt. E. D., Shore Establishments Division, United Stat 8

Navy..

1414

Brennan, Thomas M., Secretary, National Industrial Council, Na-

tional Association of Manufacturers, New York, N. Y.

1357–1368

Dempsey, John J., Commissioner, United States Maritime Commis-

sion.---

1277-1297

Forrestal, Hon. James V., Under Secretary of the Navy.. 1405–1410,

1412--1416

Jackendoff, Miss Ruth, Statistical Department, National Association

of Manufacturers, New York City.

1364-1365

May, Stacy, Director, Bureau of Research and Statistics, Office of

Production Management.

1299-1332

Mehornay, Robert L., Chief, Defense Contract Service, Production

Division, Office of Production Management-

1368-1385

Nathan, Robert R., Chief of Capacities, Requirements Section, Bureau

of Research and Statistics.

1309–1310, 1332–1333

Nelson, Donald M., Director of Purchases, Office of Production

Management.

1335-1355

Patterson, Hon. Robert P., Under Secretary of War.

1387-1405

Ring, Commander M. L., Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, United

States Navy

1411

Robinson, Rear Admiral S. M., Chief, Bureau of Ships, L'nited States

Navy

1413-1415, 1417-1463

Spear, Rear Admiral Ray, Chief, Bureau of Supplies and Accounts,

United States Navy--

1410-1411, 1413

Functions of Maritime Commission in new ship construction...

1278

Outline of defense program of Office of Production Management

1299

Objectives and activities of Division of Purchases of Office of Production

Management

1335

Results of survey of productive facilities by National Industrial Council.. 1357

Formation and functions of Defense Contract Service of Office of Produc-

tion Management

1368

Importance of subcontracting in defense production and of utilizing idle

machine capacity.

1387

Experience of English in meeting defense problems

1406

Naval expansion program.

1417

Question of idle shipbuilding capacity

1420

Ratio of private to navy yard shipbuilding

1424

Comparative costs of private and navy yard shipbuilding

1426

Earnings of shipbuilding companies awarded navy contracts.

1436

Navy yards, working hours, and personnel.

1441

Spreading the work of naval defense

1444

Fees and contracts of shipbuilding companies.

1449

Schedule and summary of exhibits:

Tuesday, June 3, 1941..

1277

Wednesday, June 4, 1941

1299

Thursday, June 5, 1941..

1335

Tuesday, June 10, 1941.

1357

Thursday, June 12, 1941.

1387

Wednesday, July 9, 1941.

1417

Appendix...

1465

Supplemental data.

1496

Index

I-XI

Corporate and individual names incomplete in the text appear in full in the inder-Ed.

SCHEDULE OF EXHIBITS

Number and summary of exhibits

Introduced

Appears on page

at page

1465

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1473

1474

1474

1477

1478

66. Statement of Commissioner John J. Dempsey, June 3, 1941.-1277
67. Report of the results of industrial facilities survey by the

National Industrial Council and copy of a manual on
community pooling entitled “Your Community's Share in
National Defense" published by National Industrial
Council, May 1941.

1358 68. Directive, dated May 20, 1941, by Under Secretary of War

Robert' P. Patterson to Chief of Supply Arms and Service,
re subcontracting of prime defense orders.

1388 69. Directive, dated December 20, 1940, by Assistant Secretary

of War Robert P. Patterson to Chief of Supply Arms and

Services, re use of subcontractors in Defense Program. 1388 70. Directive, dated Feb. 17, 1941, by Under Secretary of War

Robert P. Patterson to Chiefs of Supply Arms and Services
re cooperation with Defense Contract Service in facilitating
subcontracting---

1388 71. Directive, dated February 19, 1941, by Secretary of War

Henry L. Stimson to Chiefs of Oro ance and Ordnance
Procurement Districts, commanding generals of the manu-
facturing arsenals and commanding officers of ordnance
plants and works re ordnance production under the na-
tional defense program...

1388 72. Directive, dated June 3, 1941, by Lt. Col. A. B. Quinton, Jr.,

Ordnance Department, to all crdnance districts re sub-
contracting of prime defense orders.

1388 73. Memorandum, dated May 17, 1940, from the Assistant

Secretary of the Navy (Shore Establishments Division) to
the commandants of various navy yards re reduction of
manufacturing in navy yards to release personnel and
equipment for shipbuilding and repair program..

1416 74. Memorandum, dated December 3, 1940, from Secretary of the

Navy Frank Knox to all concerned, re transfer of Navy
manufacturing to private concerns-change of specifica-
tions to conform with private industrial methods...

1416 75. Letier, dated January 8, 1941, from Under Secretary of the

Navy, James Forrestal, to contractors and prospective con-
traciors re expediting the defense program through sub-
contracting on "farming out” move work---

1416 76. Memorandum, dated January 15, 1941, from Secretary of the

Navy, Frank Knox, to Chief of the Bureau of Ships, and all
inspectors of machinery and naval material, re expedition
and prosecution of work on national-defense shipbuilding
program

1416 77. Memorandum, dated January 28, 1941, from Secretary of the

Navy, Frank Knox, to commandants and commanding
officers all naval districts, navy yards, and naval stations;
all bureaus and offices, Navy Department; and headquart-
ers, L'. S. Marine Corps, re use of unutilized industrial facil-
ities and subcontracting-

1416 78. Memorandum, dated February 26, 1941, from Acting Secre

tary of the Navy James Forrestal to all bureaus and offices,
Navy Department participation in objectives of Defense

Contract Service, Office of Production Management... 1416 * On file with the committee.

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1481

1481

1483

1481 Number and summary of exhibits

Introduced at page

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70. Memorandum, dated March 20, 1941, from Acting Secretary

of the Navy James Forrestal to all bureaus and offices of the
Navy Department, commandants of all naval districts,
commandants and commanding officers of navy yards and
naval stations re subcontracting or "farming out” work-
utilization of Office of Production Management, Defense

Centract Service.
NO. Memorandum, dated April 8, 1941, from Acting Secretary of

the Navy Ralph A. Bard to commandants all naval dis-
tricts and all bureaus and offices, Navy Department, re
utilization of Office of Production Management Defense

('ontract Service...
81. Memorandum, dated May 26, 1941, from Assistant Secretary

of the Navy Ralph A. Bard to all concerned re contractors
preference list for machine tools-utilization of idle machine

tools..
82. Memorandum, dated June 12, 1941, from Capt. A. B. Ander-

son, U. S. Navy to Mr. Dulles re list of regional offices of
Defense Contract Service visited by Lt. Comdr. E. P. A.

Simpson
83. Entered in the record during hearings on June 17, 1941, and

included in Hearings, Part 3.84. List of strikers involved in west coast shipbuilding strike.

(See Hearings, Part 4), entered in the record during

Èxecutive session and on file with the committee.) 88. Table, listing shipbuilding companies having navy cost-plus

fixed-fee contracts..

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SUPPLEMENTAL DATA

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1500

1501

1501

Unnumbered. Table, showing expansion of Navy Yard facilities

through Bureau of Ships from July 1, 1940, to

July 1, 1941..
I'nnumbered. Table, showing shipbuilding facilities expansion

summary as of July 8, 1941..
Unnumbered. Table, showing expansion of personnel in navy

yards and private shipyardsUnnumbered. Statement, furnished by Civil Service Commission

relating to the relaxation of age restrictions on

workers in navy yards. Unnumbered. Table, dated July 22, 1941, indicating the geo

graphical distribution, by States, of private

shipyards engaged in navy work Unnumbered. Data on cost of Naval Accounting:

(1) Cost of operating navy cost inspection

offices, compensation board and Ac-
counting Division in Navy Department

for fiscal years 1940, 1941, 1942, and
(2) Cost of operating the accounting depart-

ment in the continental navy yards,
and all other accounting departments
or activities ashore for the years 1940,
1941, and the estimated cost for 1942...

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