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4 - MAY 1 9
HEARING COPY 1970
US Congress. BEFORE THE
JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON

VETERANS' AFFAIRS
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

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JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

JOHN MCDUFFIE, Chairman, Representative from Alabama
DAVID I. WALSH, Vice Chairman, Senator from Massachusetts

ARTHUR R. ROBINSON, Senator from Indiana
SMITH W. BROOKHART, Senator from Iowa
HENRY D. HATFIELD, Senator from West Virginia
WALTER F. GEORGE, Senator from Georgia
JACOB L. MILLIGAN, Representative from Missouri
JOHN W. BOEHNE, JR., Representative from Indiana
JOHN TABER, Representative from New York
BURNETT M. CHIPERFIELD, Representative from Illinois

BINGHAM W. MATHIAS, Secretary

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Joint CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS,

Wednesday, February 1, 1933. Pursuant to adjournment Monday, January 30, 1933, the committee met in room 335, Senate Office Building, at 10.05 a. m. John McDuffie, chairman, Representative from Alabama, presided.

The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Herman W. Brams was supposed to appear this morning at 10 o'clock for the Jewish War Veterans of the United States. Mr. Brams evidently comes from Jersey City—that is his address. He does not seem to be here. Mr. Basil H. Pollitt, of Newark, N. J., of the public relations committee of the Veterans Alliance, Essex County, N. J., is not here. He is supposed to be here at 10.30. Mr. Brams was a substitute for Mr. Hyman Hordes, of Jersey City. A letter from the secretary to the adjutant general of the Jewish War Veterans advises that Mr. Hordes is out of town on a trip and Mr. Brams will substitute for him at 10 o'clock this morning.

Mr. CHIPERFIELD. I wonder if Mr. Wholean is here? If he is we might put him further up on the program.

The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Wholean, of Hartford, Conn., representative of the Disabled Provisional Officers of the World War. [No response.] It seems we have no one to hear this morning. Here are requests from individuals asking to be heard. If we have to hear individuals, of course, we would never close the hearings. We have to have a week or two to work on our report. I think we will not have time to hear individuals.

Mr. CHIPERFIELD. I think we have covered the ground pretty thoroughly as far as organizations are concerned.

(Messrs. Brams, Pollitt, and Dunn entered committee room.)

The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Brams, the committee is waiting to hear you. Are you ready to go on, sir?

Mr. Brams. No; I have just arrived in town and I would like a few minutes to look over some notes.

Mr. POLLITT. I am ready, sir.
Mr. CHIPERFIELD. We may just as well let Mr. Pollitt speak first.

The CHAIRMAN. All right, Mr. Pollitt, we will give you 30 minutes.

STATEMENT OF BASIL H. POLLITT, NEWARK, N. J., CHAIRMAN

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE OF THE VETERANS' ALLIANCE,
ESSEX COUNTY, N. J.

Mr. POLLITT. Mr. Chairman and members of the Joint Congresjional Committee on Veterans' Affairs, my name is Basil H. Pollitt. [ served in the United States Marine Corps from 1917 to 1922, and I am here to-day as a representative of the Veterans' Alliance of Essex County, N. J. You all know Essex County, I presume. It

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