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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1935
BEFORE S. Corettely
MESSRS. WILLIAM A. AYRES (CHAIRMAN)
AND JOHN T. BUCKBEE
1 JAMES P. BUCHANAN, Texas, Chairman
JOHN TABER, New York
ROBERT L. BACON, 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
J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania
MARCELLUS O. SHEILD, Clerk
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.
B. Budget officer--Continued.
5. Statement of interchange of appropriations during fiscal year 1933.
of original estimates presented to Budget Bureau and estimates
presented to Congress.
a. Consolidating departmental functions.
department of a nature common to both.
1. Closing or skeletonizing.
on page 671 of 1934 hearings for Dec. 31, 1932, and Oct. 31,
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
1. Necessity or desirability for continuing.
1. Fleets and squadrons.
planned originally and modified.
1. Near East.
6. Other points.
1. Steps actually taken which should influence our course.
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.
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.
ments and reenlistments, and net annual turnover.
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.
| Vumber of freshmen each year from beginning.
by branch of service and number commissioned in Regular Navy by
branch of service.
1. Civilian and officer instructors.
IV. BUREAU OF SUPPLIES AND ACCOUNTS
V. REPAIR AND UPKEEP OF THE FLEET Bureau of Ordnance: