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and Harold A. Dahlborg was personally injured. On account of his injury in this accident Mr. Dahlborg incurred medical expenses in the amount of $16 and sustained a loss of earnings in the amount of $41.66. Mr. Dahlborg appears to have sustained no permanent disability as a result of his injury in this accident.

The Secretary of the Army in his report dated June 18, 1948, states that the evidence fairly establishes that this accident and the resulting damage to the automobile of the Ever Ready Supply Co. and the personal injury of Harold A. Dahlborg were not caused by any fault or negligence on the part of either of said claimants, but were caused solely by the negligence of the driver of the Army ambulance involved in the accident in carelessly entering an intersection after the traffic light facing him had changed from green to yellow. The Department of the Army, therefore, believes that these claimants should be compensated for the damages sustained by them. The proposed awards are fair and reasonable, and the Department, accordingly, has no objection to the enactment of this bil).

Therefore, your committee recommends favorable consideration to the bill.

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY,

Washington, D. C., June 18, 1948. Hon. Earl C. MICHENER, Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary,

House of Representatives. DEAR MR. MICHENER: The Department of the Army has no objection to the enactment of H. R. 6222, Eightieth Congress, a bill for the relief of Ever Ready Supply Co. and Harold A. Dahlborg.

This bill provides as follows:

“That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $210 to Ever Ready Supply Company, and to pay the sum of $57.60 to Harold A. Dahlborg, of Brockton, Massachusetts, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for property damage, personal injuries, and loss of wages sustained as a result of an accident involving a United States Army ambulance, at the intersection of Washington and Main Streets, North Easton, Massachusetts, on July 16, 1940”.

On July 16, 1940, an Army ambulance, operated by an enlisted man on official business, was proceeding in a southerly direction on Washington Street in North Easton, Mass., at a speed of approximately 35 miles an hour. As the Army driver approa" led the intersection of Washington and Main Streets the traffic light facing him changed from green to yellow but, despite such change, he continued to drive his vehicle into the intersection. As he proceeded into the intersection he observed an automobile owned by the Ever Ready Supply Co. and operated by Harold A. Dahlborg, which had entered the intersection on Main Street and was traveling in a westerly direction. The driver of the Army vehicle thereupon applied his brakes, but he was unable to avoid a collision. The Army vehicle struck the rear portion of the right side of the civilian vehicle, causing the latter vehicle to turn completely around. As a result of the accident the civilian automobile was damaged in the amount of $210, and Harold A. Dahlborg was personally injured. On account of his injury in this accident Mr. Dahlborg incurred medical expenses in the amount of $16 and sustained a loss of earnings in the amount of $41.66. Mr. Dahlborg appears to have sustained no permanent disability as a result of his injury in this accident.

On March 15, 1941, the Ever Ready Supply Co. executed and filed with the War Department an acceptance agreement in which it agreed to accept the sum of $210 in full satisfaction and final settlement of its claim for the damage caused to its automobile in this accident, and on August 30, 1947, Harold A. Dahlborg executed and filed with the War Department an acceptance agreement in which he agreed to accept the sum of $57.60 in full satisfaction and final settlement for all of the damages sustained by him as a result of said accident. The claims of

the Ever Ready Supply Co. and Mr. Dahlborg cannot be settled administratively by the Department for the reason that there is no statute under which they may be paid.

The evidence fairly establishes that this accident and the resulting damage to the automobile of the Ever Ready Supply Co. and the personal injury of Harold A. Dahlborg were not caused by any fault or negligence on the part of either of said claimants, but were caused solely by the negligence of the driver of the Army ambulance involved in the accident in carelessly entering an intersection after the traffic light facing him had changed from green to yellow. The Department of the Army, therefore, believes that these claimants should be compensated for the damages sustained' by them. The proposed awards are fair and reasonable, and the Department, accordingly, has no objection to the enactment of this bill.

The claimants have no remedy under the Federal Tort Claims Act (60 Stat. 842, 28 U. S. C. 921) for the reason that the accident out of which their claims arise occurred prior to January 1, 1945.

The Bureau of the Budget advises that there is no objection to the submission of this report. Sincerely yours,

KENNETH C. ROYALL,

Secretary of the Army. I hereby signify that I am willing to accept the sum of $210 in full settlement of my claim for damages against the Government of the United States for damage to my 1936 Plymouth sedan as a result of a collision between my car and Chevrolet ambulance USA-W-7122 on July 16, 1940.

Ever READY SUPPLY Co.,

By RICHARD P. BARRY, Jr., Treasurer. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of March 1941, at Taunton,

FRANCIS D. MONEY,

Notary Public. O

Mass.

81st CONGRESS | HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1st Session

INCREASING RATES OF COMPENSATION OF THE HEADS AND ASSISTANT HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

May 9, 1949.—Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State

of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. MURRAY of Tennessee, from the Committee on Post Office and

Civil Service, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 1689)

The Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 1689) to increase rates of compensation of the heads and assistant heads of executive departments and independent agencies, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass.

The amendment is as follows:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following: That the rate of basic compensation of the head of each executive department and of the Secretary of Defense shall be $25,000' per annum.

SEC. 2. (a) The rate of basic compensation of the Administrator for Economic Cooperation, the Comptroller General of the United States, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, the Chairman of the National Security Resources Board, the Federal Security Administrator, the Administrator of Veterans Affairs, each Under Secretary of an executive department, the Assistant to the Attorney General, the Solicitor General of the United States, and the First Assistant Postmaster General shall be $20,000 per annum.

(b) Section 105 of title 3 of the United States Code is amended to read as follows: “COMPENSATION OF SECRETARIES AND EXECUTIVE, ADMINIS

TRATIVE, AND STAFF ASSISTANTS TO PRESIDENT “ş 105. The President is authorized to fix the compensation of the six administrative assistants authorized to be appointed under section 106 of this title, of the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council

, and of five other secretaries or other immediate staff assistants in the White House Office as follows: Two at rates not exceeding $20,000 per annum, three at rates not exceeding $18,000 per annum, and seven at rates not exceeding $16,000 per annum.”

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'(c) The first sentence of section 106 of title 3 of the United States Code is amended to read as follows: "The President is authorized to appoint not to exceed six administrative assistants and to fix their compensation in accordance with section 105 of this title.”

Sec. 3. (a) The rate of basic compensation of the Housing and Home Finance Administrator, the Federal Works Administrator, the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, the Chairman of the Munitions Board, the Chairman of the Research and Development Board, the Deputy Administrator for Economic Cooperation, the Assistant Comptroller General of the United States, the Assistant Director of the Bureau of the Budget, and the Deputy Administrator of Veterans' Affairs shall be $18,000 per annum.

(b) The first sentence of section 603 of title 28 of the United States Code (relating to the salary of the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts) is amended to read as follows:

"The Director shall receive a salary of $17,500 a year.”

(c) The rate of basic compensation of the Public Printer, the Librarian of Congress, the members (other than the Chairman) of the Council of Economic Advisers, the Director of Central Intelligence, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director, and the Assistant Federal Security Administrator shall be $17,500 per annum.

Sec. 4. The rate of basic compensation of the members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; the Director of Aeronautical Research of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; members of the Civil Aeronautics Board; the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of Washington; members of the Federal Communications Commission; members of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (including the Comptroller of the Currency); members of the Federal Power Commission; members of the Federal Trade Commission; members of the Interstate Commerce Commission; members of the National Labor Relations Board; members of the National Mediation Board; members of the Railroad Retirement Board; the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation; members of the Securities and Exchange Commission; members of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority; members of the Civil Service Commission; the Chairman of the United States Maritime Commission; members of the United States Tariff Commission; members (other than the Chairman) of the Atomic Energy Commission; the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board; the Architect of the Capitol; and the Assistant Federal Works Administrator shall be at the rate of $16,000 per annum.

SEC. 5. (a) The rate of basic compensation of the Housing Expediter; the War Assets Administrator; the Director of Selective Service; the Archivist of the United States; members of the Displaced Persons Commission; members of the Indian Claims Commission; members of the War Claims Commission; members of the Philippine War Damage Commission; members of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia; each Assistant Secretary of an executive department (including the Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the Treasury); each Assistant Attorney General; the Assistant Solicitor General of the United States; the Counselor of the Department of State; the Second, Third, and Fourth Assistant Postmasters General; the Associate Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director; the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence; the Philippine Alien Property Administrator; the Chief Assistant Librarian of Congress; the Deputy Public Printer; members (other than the Chairman) of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of Washington; members (other than the Chairman) of the Board of Directors of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation; members (other than the Chairman) of the United States Maritime Commission; Administrator, Production and Marketing Administration; Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Director of the Bureau of Prisons; Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Commissioner of Public Roads; Commissioner of Public Buildings; Commissioner of Community Facilities; Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization; Administrator, Rural Electrification Administration; Commissioner for Social Security; Commissioner of Reclamation; Chief, Soil Conservation Service; Commissioner of Customs; Governor of the Farm Credit Administration; Chief Forester of the Forest Service; Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration; the three Special Assistants to the Secretary of Defense; and of the Governors of Alaska, Hawaii, the Virgin Islands, and the Panama Canal shall be at the rate of $15,000 per annum. Notwithstanding section 30 of the Act of May 24, 1924, as amended (U. S. C., title 5, sec. 152a), the salary of the Legal Adviser of the Department of State shall continue to be at the rate of $10,330 per annum.

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