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BILLS PROVIDING BENEFITS FOR SERVICE-CONNECTED
AND NON-SERVICE-CONNECTED VETERANS

AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

RECOGNIZING WAAC SERVICE FOR PURPOSE

OF VA LAWS

MARCH 31, APRIL 1, 2, AND 6, 1954

Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans Affairs

Pages of all hearings are numbered cumulatively to permit a
comprehensive index at the end of the Congress. Page numbers
lower than those in this hearing refer to other legislation.

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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, Massachusetts, Chairman BERNARD W. (PAT) KEARNEY, New York OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio

JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana

W.J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois

ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont

ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia EDMUND P. RADWAN, New York

GEORGE S. LONG, Louisiana RUSSELL V. MACK, Washington

HARLAN HAGEN, California JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania

JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania
EDWARD J. BONIN, Pennsylvania

BRADY GENTRY, Texas
PETER FRELINGHUYSEN, JR., New Jersey D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, Florida
WILLIAM S. MAILLIARD, California

ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma
PAUL A. FINO, New York

ARMISTEAD I. SELDEN, JR., Alabama ALBERT W. CRETELLA, Connecticut

WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

LESTER R. JOHNSON, Wisconsin
KARL STANDISH, Chief Clerk

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SUBCOMMITTEES
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE IN THE VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana, Chairman PAUL A. FINO, New York

JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania
ALBERT W. CRETELLA, Connecticut

ARMISTEAD I. SELDEN, JR., Alabama
LESTER R. JOHNSON, Wisconsin

COMPENSATION AND PENSION

EDMUND P. RADWAN, New York, Chairman JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania

W.J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina
WILLIAM S. MAILLIARD, California

ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio
WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois, Chairman E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas EDMUND P. RADWAN, New York

HARLAN HAGEN, California

HOSPITALS
BERNARD W. (PAT) KEARNEY, New York, Chairman
JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania

JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee
PETER FRELINGHUYSEN, JR., New Jersey ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio
WILLIAM S. MAILLIARD, California

ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia ALBERT W.CRETELLA, Connecticut

GEORGE S. LONG, Louisiana

HOUSING

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio, Chairman WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas EDWARD J. BONIN, Pennsylvania

ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

INSURANCE

WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont, Chairman EDWARD J. BONIN, Pennsylvania

D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, Florida PAUL A. FINO, New York

ARMISTEAD I. SELDEN, JR., Alabama

SPANISH WAR

RUSSELL V. MACK, Washington, Chairman
PETER FRELINGHUYSEN, JR., New Jersey GEORGE S. LONG, Louisiana
PAUL A. FINO, New York

BRADY GENTRY, Texas

II

INDEX

American Legion:

Page
Kennedy, Miles D., legislative director.

4713–4740
Kraabel, T. O., director of rehabilitation --

4713-4740
Shapiro, Dr. H. D., senior medical consultant.-

4713-4740
Stevens, Charles W., assistant director, national rehabilitation -- 4713-4740
AMVETS: Holden, John R., acting national legislative director.- 4740-4743
Arthritis, presumption.

4705, 4775
Ayres, Hon. William H., statement of.

4705
Bentley, Hon. Alvin M., statement of_

4670–4671
Bernstein, Howard. (See Veterans' Administration.)
Birdsall, Guy H. (See Veterans' Administration.)
Blatnik, Hon. John A., statement of

4675
Brooks, Henry C. (Sée Veterans' Administration.)
Burial benefits..

4756-4758, 4792
Cash, Chester. (See DAV.)
Chief Clerk (Karl Standish)

4670, 4710, 4727, 4762
Clark, Omer, W. (See DAV.)
Cochrane, George W., letter of.

4672-4673
Compensation table, disability -

4797-4798
Compensation, veterans receiving via rate of disability

4802-4803
Davis, Hon. James C., statement of..

4674
Department of the Army, reports---

4615–4619
Department of Labor, reports.

4578–4579
Department of State, reports.

4553–4554
Disabled American Veterans:
Cash, Chester, assistant director of claims.

4763–4771
Clark, Omer W., national director of legislation.

4763–4771
Hogan, Cicero F., national director of claims.

4763-4771
Disbursements for veterans' benefits, June 30, 1953-

4803
Dorn, Hon. W. J. Bryan..

4679, 4684, 4771
Downer, Adin M. (See VFW.)
Dyess, Dr. W. B. (See Veterans' Administration.)
Eastern Paralyzed Veterans' Association, statement of.

4699
Elliott, Hon. Carl, statement of

4685–4687
Fino, Hon. Paul A., letter of.--

4672
Gross, Hon. H. R., statement of..

4709
Hagen, Hon. Harlan, statement of.

4756-4757
Hagen, Hon. Harold' C., statement of

4675-4676
Hébert, Hon. F. Edward, statement of.

4687-4689
Hillings, Hon. Patrick J., statement of..

4672
History of service-connected compensation.-

Facing 4796
Hoeven, Hon. Charles B., letter and statement of..

4671-4672
Hogan, Cicero F. (See DAV.)
Holden, John R. (See AMVETS.)
Hosmer, Hon. Craig, statement of, and correspondence...

4689–4696.
Howell, Hon. Charles R., letters of.

4673–4674
Income limitation on pensions---

4789–4790
Inman, Edward K., editor, National Tribune, letter of .

4812-4813
Japanese and German nationals, payments to-

4695-4696
Kennedy, Miles D. (See American Legion.)
Ketchum, Omar B. (See VFW.)
Knapp, Donald C. (See Veterans' Administration.)
Kraabel, T. O. (See American Legion.)
Lane, Hon. Thomas J., statement of.

4696–4699
Lipscomb, Hon. Glenard P., letter of..

4671
McCarthy, Hon. Eugene J., statement of --

4684-4685
McGee, Morris G. (See Eastern Paralyzed Veterans' Association).

4699
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Mack, Hon. Peter F., Jr., statement of

4701-4703
Mailliard, Hon. William S.

4703, 4707, 4761, 4771, 4811
Medal of Honor, pensions for.

4701-4703, 4786–4787
Mexican border service..

4680-4684, 4704, 4708
Mills, Hon. Wilbur D., statement of

4674–4675
Moulder, Hon. Morgan M., statement of

4703–4705
Multiple sclerosis, presumption of ----

4684–4685, 4719-4722, 4739, 4775
Natcher, Hon. William H.

4679, 4701, 4755, 4758, 4762, 4811
Overholser, Dr. Winfred, Superintendent, St. Elizabeths Hospital.-- 4759–4762
Pension criteria. -

4779-4780
Perkins, Hon. Carl D., statement of

4709–4710
Presumptions, chart of

Facing 4801
Psychosis presumption.-

4722-4727, 4759–4762, 4775
Radwan, Hon. Edmund P.. 4499, 4670, 4676, 4678-4680, 4684, 4685, 4687, 4689,

4694-4696, 4699, 4701, 4703, 4705, 4707, 4709, 4710, 4713, 4717,

4718, 4722, 4726, 4740, 4743, 4744, 4745, 4748-4852, 4755, 4758
Reed, Hon. Daniel A., statement of_

4680–4684
Rees, Hon. Edward H., statement of_.

4708-4709
Rogers, Hon. Edith Nourse (chairman)

4679, 4680,

4684, 4698, 4699, 4701, 4705–4708, 4726
Saylor, Hon. John P.

4678, 4684, 4688,
4759–4763, 4766, 4767, 4769-4772, 4796, 4798–4806, 4808, 4811
Secrest, Hon. Robert T.

4679, 4680, 4696,
4707, 4710, 4739, 4743, 4744, 4748, 4750, 4753, 4755, 4808–4811
Shapiro, Dr. H. D. (See American Legion.)
Smith, Hon. Frank E., statement of..

4699–4701
Standish, Karl (chief clerk).

4670, 4710, 4727, 4762
Stevens, Charles W. (See American Legion.)
St. George, Hon. Katharine, statement of

4676-4679
Suder, Harry L. (See United Indian War Veterans, U. S. A.)
Uniform pensions---

4717, 4751-4752, 4784-4785, 4806, 4812, 4813
United Indian War Veterans, U. S. A., address of National Commander
and correspondence--

4691-4693
Ute Indian campaigns.

4689–4693
Van Zandt, Hon. James E., statement of..

4706–4707
Veterans' Administration:

Bernstein, Howard, Director, Legislative Projects Service III.-- 4772-4811
Birdsall, Guy H., Assistant Administrator for Legislation --- 4772–4811
Brooks, Henry Q., Director, Veterans' Service --

4772–4811
Dyess, Dr. W. B., Department of Veterans Benefits.

4772-4811
Knapp, Donald Č., Director, Legislative Projects I.-

4772-4811
Reports---

4499-4548, 4550-4553, 4555–4578, 4580–4614, 4619
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States:

Downer, Adin M., assistant director, national rehabilitation serv-
ice.

4743–4755
Ketchum, Omar B., director, national rehabilitation service. 4743–4755
Veterans, projected number, World War I..

4805
Veterans, World War II, projected number.

4805
WAAC, service in.-

4676-4679, 4699, 4729-4730, 4735–4796, 4810
War Department: Edward F. Witsell, Major General, the Adjutant Gen-
eral, letter of

4548-4549
Whitten, Hon. Jamie L., statement of_

4713–4714
Witsell, Maj. Gen. Edward F. (See War Department.)
Yorty, Hon. Samuel W., statement of --

4757-4758

COMPENSATION AND PENSION BILLS FOR VETERANS

AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1954

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS
OF THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 10 a. m., pursuant to call, in room 356, Old House Office Building, Hon. Edmund P. Radwan, chairman of the subcommittee, presiding.

Mr. RADWAN. The subcommittee will come to order.

We are meeting this morning to open hearings on some 70 compensation and pension bills now pending before the Subcommittee on Compensation and Pensions.

In the last session, this committee considered several compensation bills and recommended action to the full committee. At the same time, it was agreed that no action would be taken by the subcommittee on non-service-connected bills until the service-connected bills had been disposed of. It therefore seemed appropriate to proceed at this time with all the bills pending before the subcommittee which have thus far had no action.

Without objection, I will insert at this point the bills, as well as the reports from the Veterans' Administration.

(The bills and reports referred to are as follows:)

WAAC BILLS

(H. R. 56, 83d Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To define service as a member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps as active military service

under certain conditions Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That active service in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps on or after May 14, 1942, and before September 1, 1943, shall be deemed to be active military service: Provided, That there was subsequent active military service in the Women's Army Corps established pursuant to the provisions of the Act of July 1, 1943 (Public Law 110, Seventy-eighth Congress): Provided further, That compensation or pension payable under laws administered by the Veterans' Administration by virtue of provisions of this Act shall not be paid concurrently with payments of United States employees' compensation based upon such service. Where a person who is eligible for compensation or pension under laws administered by the Veterans' Administration is also eligible for the benefits of the Employees' Compensation Act, such person shall elect which benefit be received.

(H. R. 1078, 83d Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To provide that persons who served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, under certain

conditions, shall be deemed to have been in the active military service for the purposes of laws administered by the Veterans' Administration

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person who served for a period of ninety days, or more, in any capacity in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps between

4499

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