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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan, Chairman R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York

WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois CECIL M. HARDEN, Indiana

CHET HOLIFIELD, California GEORGE H. BENDER, Ohio

FRANK M. KARSTEN, Missouri
CHARLES B. BROWNSON, Indiana

JOHN W. McCORMACK, Massachusetts
MARGUERITE STITT CHURCH, Illinois BILL LANTAFF, Florida
GEORGE MEADER, Michigan

EARL CHUDOFF, Pennsylvania
FRANK C. OSMERS, JR., New Jersey

FRANK IKARD, Texas CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio

JACK B. BROOKS, Texas LOUIS E. GRAHAM, Pennsylvania

LESTER HOLTZMAN, New York WALTER H. JUDD, Minnesota

ROBERT L, CONDON, California GORDON L. McDONOUGH, California

THOMAS J. DODD, Connecticut KATHARINE ST. GEORGE, New York ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York

L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina JEFFREY HILLELSON, Missouri

J. L. PILCHER, Georgia
RICHARD H. POFF, Virginia

HELEN M. BOYER, Chief of Staff
WILLIAM F. McKENNA, General Counsel

ANNABELL ZUE, Chief Clerk

CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Minority Professional Staff (NOTE.-Members of the House Committee on Agriculture were invited to participate in the hearings.)

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Message from the President of the United States, transmitting Reorgan-

ization Plan No. 2 of 1953, prepared in accordance with the Reorgani-
zation Act of 1949, as amended, and providing for reorganizations in

the Department of Agriculture (H. Doc. No. 111, 83d Cong., 1st sess.)--

Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953..

House Resolution 236 (83d Cong., 1st sess.), disapproving Reorganization

Plan No. 2 of 1953..

Statement of -

Benson, Hon. Ezra Taft, Secretary of Agriculture; accompanied by

Karl Loos, Solicitor, Department of Agriculture.

Cooley, Hon. Harold D., a Representative in Congress from the State

of North Carolina.

Dodge, Joseph M., Director, Bureau of the Budget (as read by

William F. Finan).

Ellis, Clyde T., executive manager, National Rural Electric Coopera-

tive Association.

Finan, William F., Assistant Director for Management and Organ-

ization, Bureau of the Budget; accompanied by Edward B. Strait,

staff member, Government Organization Branch, Bureau of the

Budget.

Fountain, Hon. L. H., a Representative in Congress from the State.

of North Carolina

Hope, Hon. Clifford R., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Kansas, and chairman, House Committee on Agriculture

McCormick, Robert L. L., director of research, Citizens Committee

for the Hoover Report
Meek, J. H., director, Division of Markets, Virginia Department of

Agriculture and Immigration, Richmond, Va
Sanders, J. T., legislative counsel, the National Grange-
Woolley, Frank K., legislative counsel, American Farm Bureau Fed-

eration

Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by-

Benson, Hon. Ezra Taft, Secretary of Agriculture:

Appendix A-Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953—Department of

Agriculture (authority similar to that in effective plans for other

departments)

Conclusions of Karl Loos, Solicitor, Department of Agriculture -
Exceptions to transfer of functions.

Corporations excepted..

Entities excepted.

Excerpt from Hoover Commission Report on General Manage-

ment of the Executive Branch.

Recommendations Nos. 14, 18, and 20.

Excerpt from President's Committee on Administrative Manage-

ment, 1937, and studies of administrative management in the

Federal Government, 1937..

Excerpt from talk before the Graduate School of the Department

of Agriculture, April 30, 1953..

Excerpts from testimony before the House Subcommittee on

Agriculture Appropriations,

Letter from Karl Loos, Solicitor, Department of Agriculture, to

Secretary of Agriculture, May 22, 1953, expressing his opinions

on Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953

Memorandum No. 1320— Administrative grouping of Depart-

ment agencies

Chart-Organization of the United States Department of

Agriculture, effective January 21, 1953.

Memorandum No. 1320, Supplement 1-Revised administrative

grouping of department agencies, March 10, 1953.---

Chart-Organization of the United States Department of

Agriculture, revised March 10, 1953..

Programs and operations of the Department of Agriculture,

four major groups -

Reorganization plans that have become effective..

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68, 80

Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by-Continued

Cooley, Hon. Harold B., a Representative in Congress from the State

of North Carolina:

Excerpt from statement of Secretary of Agriculture Benson to the

House Appropriations Committee.---

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Excerpt from remarks of Congressman Fountain..

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Ellis, Clyde T., executive manager, National Rural Electric Coopera-

tive Association:

Excerpt from section 9 of the Norris-Rayburn Act--

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Statement.

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Fountain, Hon. L. H., a Representative in Congress from the State of

North Carolina:

Excerpt from hearing held March and April 1953 before a special

subcommittee investigating the dairy industry in the United

States.

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Excerpt from hearings of House Subcommittee on Appropria-
tions for the Department of Agriculture for 1954..

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Excerpts from hearings on Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1950 109,

110, 111, 152

Excerpts from Reorganization Act of 1949.. 27, 28, 100, 103, 104

Letter from Congressman L. H. Fountain, to the editor of the

Washington Post, May 22, 1953

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Public Law 109 (81st Cong.), Reorganization Act of 1949, as
amended,

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Hope, Hon. Clifford R., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Kansas, and chairman, House Committee on Agriculture: Ex-
cerpts from Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1950..

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McCormick, Robert L. L., director of research, Citizens Committee for

the Hoover Report:

Reorganization Act of 1939, pertinent wording therefrom.

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Statement.

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McDonough, Hon. Gordon L., a Representative in Congress from the

State of California: Excerpts from Reorganization Plan No. 2 of
1953..

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Meader, Hon. George, a Representative in Congress from the State of
Michigan:
Excerpt from Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953.

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Excerpts from report of the Hoover Commission on the general
management of the executive branch..

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Meek, J. H., director, division of markets, Virginia Department of

Agriculture and Immigration, Richmond, Va.:
Exhibit 1-Statement by the executive committee of the National

Association of Marketing Officials.-

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Quotations from “Food Crisis,” published 1943 by Roy

Hendrickson, director, United States Food Distribution Ad-

ministration..

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Riehlman, Hon. R. Walter, a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York:

Excerpts from Senate hearings on Reorganization Plan No. 2 of

1953_-

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Letter from former President of the United States Herbert Hoover,

to Congressman Clare E. Hoffman, April 21, 1953---

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Statement of Gavin W. McKerrow, president, Golden Guernsey

Dairy Cooperative, Milwaukee, Wis.

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Statement of Herbert Hoover in compliance with the request of

House Committee on Government Operations upon the Presi-

dent's Plan No. 2 of 1953 for the Department of Agriculture. 165

Statement of Homer L. Brinkley, executive secretary, National
Council of Farmer Cooperatives -

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Statement of John A. Baker, assistant to president, National

Farmers Union

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Woolley, Frank K., legislative counsel, American Farm Bureau

Federation:

Editorial that appeared in the Washington Post, May 21, 1953,

entitled “New Look for Agriculture"

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Excerpts from Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953..

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Resolution passed by the American Farm Bureau Federation at
Seattle, Wash., in December 1952..

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