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Break-down showing comparatire expenditures for fuel for the Marine Corps Estimate, 1939.
$470. (8 Committee allocation, 1938_
Estimate for subhead fuel.-
470.000 This estimate corers cost of coal, wood, kerosene, gasoline, gaa, fuel oil, electric current, and steam heat for all activities of the Marine Corps, and represents the minimum sum that will be require for the purposes indicated.
REASONS FOR INCREASED ESTIMATES FOR FUEI.
The increases occur as follows:
(1) An increase of $2,000 is required to meet the cost of kerosene and is confirmed by expenditures for the fiscal year 1937.
(2) An increase of $1,000 under this item is required due to increased cost of gasoline incident to operating combat motor transportation for the Fleet Marine Force.
(3) An increase of $5,000 under this item is necessary in order that sufficient funds may be made available to meet cost of fuel oil or the Marine Corps for the fiscal year 1939. The increase is due to ncreased consumption and is confirmed by expenditures for the fiscal ear 1937. Itemized statement
Mr. UMSTEAD. I believe the total amount you are asking for under he subhead Fuel is the same as you were allowed for the present rear!
General WILLIAMS. Yes, sir.
1. Salaries and wages.
tol, etc. 5. Care and preservation of
ammunition and ord.
nance material. 6. Prizes 7. Medals, good conduct,
expert riflemen, sharp
shooters, etc. S. Materials for manufactur
ing accouterments. 9. Lumber for tent floors. 10. Maintenance of targets
and ranges. 11. Reconnaissance outfits,
photo material, etc.. 12. Band instruments and
accessories... 13. Maintenance of amuse
ment and gymnasium
rooms. 14. Articles of field sport. 15. Military equipment. 16. Spare parts for rifles, pis
tols, and guns. 17. Canvas, cots and sea bags. 18. Signal equipment, radio,
telephone wire, etc....
1,085 1, 270 30, 518
6,183 6,303 4, 726 28, 815
4,000 25, 000 10,000 17,000
JUSTIFICATION OF 1939 BASE The base for 1939, $601,800, represents the appropriation for 1938, minus $5,000 for mapping equipment for the Fleet Marine Force (a nonrecurring item), and $3,200 for signal equipment, etc.
This estimate covers funds required for wages of employees engaged in the manufacture of military equipment including tentage, for the procurement of supplies for vocational training schools and officers' schools, for ammunition, rifles, and parts for rifles, prizes and medals, materials for the manufacture of accoutrements, and other types of military equipment, and for the maintenance of target ranges, all essential to the maintenance of the corps. The annual
expenditures for training of caliber .30 ammunition approxima 8,500,000 rounds. It is essentital that annual procurements apprvi mate annual expenditures, as stocks have been depleted as far as tik safely can be. In fact, stocks of all classes of military equipment habeen depleted to the point that replacements in greater quantitie are necessary in order that essential needs of the corps for arms al. military equipment can be met.
Itemized statement Allocation, 1938_
$610 Deduct nonrecurring items:
(a) Mapping equipment, Fleet Marine Force (p. 11). 5,000 (6) Signal equipment, etc. (p. 18)-
1,000 additional men:
(2) Wages (p. 1)--
Subtotal for recurring items -Nonrecurring items: (6) Mapping equipment for Fleet Marine Force (p. 11)--
3.000 (7) Signal equipment for Fleet Marine Force (p. 18). 10,000
The reductions occur as follows:
(a) The reduction of $5,000 represents the amount appropriatei for the purchase of mapping equipment for the Fleet Marine Force during the current fiscal year.
(6) The reduction of $3,000 covers estimated reduction in requirements for signal equipment during the fiscal year 1939.
The increases occur as follows:
(1) An increase of $20,720 is required to meet : cost of ammunitio... $14,720; increased cost of maintenance of targets and ranges, $2.000: increased cost of articles of field sport, $1,000; and increased cost of military equipment, $3,000; incident to increase of 1,000 men.
(2) The increase of $14,000 is required for pay of additional employees at the Marine Corps depot, Philadelphia, for production of tentage. The stock of tentage is depleted, and it is necessary that additional tentage be manufactured during the fiscal year 1939 orer and above what can be manufactured with the available force ir. order that supply of tentage may be adequate to the needs of the Marine Corps.
(3) An increase of $24,000 is necessary due to increased cost of aliber .30 ammunition from $26.48, the price that prevailed when he estimates for 1938 were made, to $29.44.
(4) The increase of $3,000 under this item will be required to meet he cost of maintenance of targets and ranges as indicated by comuted cost of material required for this purpose as per lists subnitted by the depot of supplies, Philadelphia, and as indicated by xpenditures for this purpose for the fiscal year 1937.
(5) The increase of $5,000 under this item is required to meet ncreased cost of military equipment for the current needs of the orps. The amount available in the appropriation for 1938 for this vurpose is $47,000. The lists of supplies that it will be necessary to procure in 1939, submitted by the depot of supplies, Philadelphia, ind chargeable to this item aggregate $76,991. Among the principal tems in this list are steel helmets, gas masks, and first-aid packages.
(6) The amount of this item, $3,000, is required for procurement of mapping equipment for the Fleet Marine Force.
(2) The amount of this item, $10,000, is required for the procurement of signal equipment for the Fleet Marine Force.
Mr. PLUMLEY. The cost of the caliber .30 ammunition has increased $24,000. It has been costing $26.48 per thousand, and it is now $29.44 per thousand. Can you explain that?
General WILLIAMS. The Army manufactures the caliber .30 ammunition at the Frankford Arsenal, and that is their increase in price. We buy all of the caliber .30 ammunition from them.
Mr. PLUMLEY. Is that due to the increased cost of powder?
1,000 additional men:
Transportation troops (p. 6).
Estimate for subhead "Transportation of troops-recruiting".
The base for 1939, $300,000, represents the estimated cost of providing troop transportation and transportation of recruits enlisted as replacements during the fiscal year 1938. The base also incluc estimated funds required to meet the cost of transportation of ym pendents of officers and enlisted personnel and cost of advertisi: 3 together with other necessary supplies and services incident to ti. recruiting service as set forth in itemization.
This estimate covers transportation of troops and expenses of t! recruiting service, including transportation of recruits. Transporta tion of troops is to an extent a variable item and is determined by t. exigencies of the service. It is imperative that adequate funds to made available under this subhead in order that the corps may be in position to meet demands that may be made upon it and the amount of the estimate is regarded as the minimum required.
This item represents an increase of $25,000 required to meet trans portation and recruiting expenses incident to increase of 1,000 mer Of this amount $5,000 will be required for transportation of troopa and $20,000 for transportation of recruits.
(6) REPAIRS OF BARRACKS
Repairs of barracks—Break-down of appropriations, estimates, etc.
The base for 1939, $400,000, represents the minimum estimated to be required for 1939 for the maintenance and upkeep of buildings of the Marine Corps, and expenditure for rentals for buildings leased for use of the Marine Corps.
This estimate covers rentals of buildings leased for use of the Marine Corps and the maintenance of Marine Corps buildings. Ex