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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1935

HEARING

BEFORE S. Corettely
SUBCOMMITTEE OF HOUSE COMMITTEE

ON APPROPRIATIONS

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CONSISTING OF

MESSRS. WILLIAM A. AYRES (CHAIRMAN)
GLOVER H. CARY, MICHAEL J. HART, J. HOWARD SWICK

AND JOHN T. BUCKBEE

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1 JAMES P. BUCHANAN, Texas, Chairman

JOHN TABER, New York
DITIOT, TAYLOR, Colorado
OLIVER, Alabama

ROBERT L. BACON, New York
ANTHONY J. GRIFFIN, New York

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTE, Massachusetts JOHN N. SANDLIN, Louisiana

JAMES H. SINCLAIR, North Dakota WILLIAM A. AYRES, Kansas

OLARENCE J. MCLEOD, Michigan ROSS A. COLLINS, Mississippi

LLOYD THURSTON, Iowa WILLIAM W. HASTINGS, Oklahoma

FLORENCE P. KAHN, California CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri

JOHN T. BUCKBEE, Mlinois OLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

3. HOWARD SWICK, Pennsylvania WILLIAM W. ARNOLD, Illinois

CHESTER C. BOLTON, Ohio' JOHN J. BOYLAN, New York

W. P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas TILMAN B, PARKS, Arkansas

EDWARD W. GOSS, Connecticut
CHARLES L. ABERNETHY, North Carolina D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey
LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania
WILLIAM J. GRANFIELD, Massachusetts
THOMAS L. BLANTON, Texas
MICHAEL J. HART, Michigan
THOMAS S. MCMILLAN, South Carolina
GLOVER H. CARY, Kentucky
B. M. JACOBSEN, Iowa

MARCELLUS O. SHEILD, Clerk

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NAVY DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1935

IBARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. WILLIAM A. AYRES (CHAIRMAN), GLOVER H. CARY, MICHAEL J. HART, J. HOWARD SWICK, AND JOHN T. BUCKBEE, OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE NAVY DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1935, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1933.

STATEMENTS OF REAR ADMIRAL CLAUDE C. BLOCH, BUDGET OFFICER, NAVY DEPARTMENT, REAR ADMIRAL H. L. BRINSER, DIRECTOR OF NAVY YARDS, AND CAPTAIN D. C. BINGHAM, ASSISTANT BUDGET OFFICER, NAVY DEPARTMENT

PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCT OF HEARINGS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1935 Mr. AYRES. Gentlemen, we are ready to proceed with the consideratop of the Navy estimates for the fiscal year 1935, and at the outset I wish to express to you, Admiral Bloch, our appreciation of the plendid way in which you and other officers of the Department have cooperated in making it possible for us to begin the hearings at this early date.

I desire to have the record show at this point a general outline of our procedure in the conduct of the hearings.

The outline is as follows:)

I. BUDGET FOR 1935

A General statement by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. B Bridget officer: 1. Statement as to all apropriations showing (1) amount appropriated

and/or made available in the 1934 Naval Appropriation Act, (2) plus unobligated balances on June 30, 1933, available for obligation after such date, (3) plus amount made available from National Industrial Recovery Act funds, (4) plus amount being and to be charged to civilian conservation corps funds, (5) minus amount impounded purruant to law (cite law and section), (6) minus amount reserved by direction of the President, (7) minus amount diverted by direction of the President, (8) net amount available for expenditure during present fiscal year, followed by a summary of sources, that is, from Treasury special funds (show amounts separately), from civilian conservation

corps, and from National Industrial Recovery Act. 2. Statement similar to foregoing touching permanent annual and indefi

nite appropriations and special funds. 3. Summary of 1 and 2, above. 4. Statement by appropriation titles of savings actually effected during

the fiscal year 1933 under each section and subsection, separately, of part II of the Legislative Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1933, and of amounts, if any, deducted from 1935 estimates in anticipation of continuance of any such provisions.

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B. Budget officer--Continued.

5. Statement of interchange of appropriations during fiscal year 1933.
6. Statement showing by appropriation titles variations between amounts

of original estimates presented to Budget Bureau and estimates

presented to Congress.
7. Major new items in 1935 Budget.
8. Steps taken and projected to effect economies.

a. Consolidating departmental functions.
b. Merging Navy Department activities with activities of another

department of a nature common to both.
c. Decommissioning of vessels.
d. Employment of vessels.
e. Navy-yard management.
f. Shore establishments.

1. Closing or skeletonizing.
2. Civil employments. (Supply statement in form of statement

on page 671 of 1934 hearings for Dec. 31, 1932, and Oct. 31,

1933.)
g. Any other measures.

II. CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS

A. General statement as to existing personnel and matériel situations and of

prospective changes therein during fiscal year 1935. B. Statement of vessels, other than yard craft, in inactive status, by classes and

nature of status. C. Statement of vessels comprising special squadrons and on detached and trans

port service.

1. Necessity or desirability for continuing.
D. Employment of vessels at variance with 1933 program.
E. Proposed employment of vessels during fiscal year 1933:

1. Fleets and squadrons.
2. Detached service.
3. Effect upon fuel requirements, contrasted with present fiscal year as

planned originally and modified.
F. Naval activities abroad, including relief work, since last hearings:

1. Near East.
2. Cuba.
3. Nicaragua.
4. Santo Domingo.
5. Yangtze patrol.

6. Other points.
G. Foreign programs and policies:

1. Steps actually taken which should influence our course.
2. Moves in contemplation of which we should take cognizance.
3. Steps taken to curtail expenditures.

a. Vessels.
b. Personnel.

c. Shore establishments. H. Treaty arrangements initiated or concluded since previous hearings. 1. Řésumé of moves at home and abroad since previous hearings bearing

upon iimitation or reduction of naval armament. I, General statement on our naval strength in relation to the principal foreign

navies as modified by construction under N.I.R.A. funds. J. Statistical tables on principal navies of the world (tables I to XI and XIII,

XIV, XV, and XXI-second section, of compilation of Senate Naval Committee dated Dec. 31, 1932, brought down to date).

III. BUREAU OF NAVIGATION

(Usual statement with respect to distribution of officers and men afloat and

ashore) A, Officer personnel:

1. Commissioned, commissioned warrant, and warrant-Number on

active and retired lists, line and staff, separately.

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A. Ofrer personnel-Continued. 2. Sumber and rank, line and staff, of officers on active list performing

other than naval duties. (a) Itemization of those receiving compensation incident to their

assignments in lieu of or in addition to their Federal pay, giving rank, Federal compensation, extra compensation and

by whom paid, and date of commencement of detail. 3. Number and rank, line and staff, of officers on active list performing no

duties. 4. Number, rank, and assignment of retired officers on active duty. 5. Sumber and rank, line and staff, of retired officers holding civil posi

tions under the Federal Government, showing the activity with

which employed and compensation of position. 6. Number, rank, and assignment of officers of Naval Reserve on active

duty other than training. 7. Loss of officers during fiscal year 1933 by rank and cause. s. Number and disposition of last graduating class of midshipmen. 9. Number and rank of Naval Academy graduates holding commissions

in the Civil Engineer Corps, the Supply Corps, and the Marine

Corps, contracted with totals in such corps, by rank.
10. Present enrollment at Naval Academy, by classes.
11. Composition of present first class-

Civilian appointees.
From enlisted force.

From reserve.
B Eulisted personnel:

1. Morale.
2. Educational activities.
3. Desertion.
4. Attrition by causes, fiscal years 1930 to 1933, both inclusive, first enlist-

ments and reenlistments, and net annual turnover.
. Prisoners.
6. Uniforms.
7. statement as of October 31, 1933, of number of transferred members of

Naval Reserve performing active duty other than training arranged according to length of continued active duty, e.g., 12, 1 month or less; 20, 2 months or between 1 and 2 months; 8, 3 months or between

2 and 3 months, etc.
C Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps (include in justifications for):

| Vumber of freshmen each year from beginning.
2. Total enrollment each year from beginning.
3. Vuinber of graduates thus far.
4. Of graduates thus far, number holding commissions in Naval Reserve

by branch of service and number commissioned in Regular Navy by

branch of service.
D Appropriations.
I Vaval Academy:

1. Civilian and officer instructors.
2. Appropriations.
3. Farmı, dairy, and store.

IV. BUREAU OF SUPPLIES AND ACCOUNTS
Amores accounts.
B sperial working fund.
C Appropriations.

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V. REPAIR AND UPKEEP OF THE FLEET Bureau of Ordnance:

1. Ammunition.

2. Appropriations.
B Bureau of Construction and Repair appropriations.
C Birpau of Engineering appropriations.

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