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MAR 28

1940

DOCUMENTS THE COMMITTEE ON WORLD WAR VETERANS' LEGISLATION

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

THIRD SESSION

ON

H. R. 1008, H. R. 2288, H. R. 2289, H. R. 2650
H. R. 2891, H. R. 4793, H. R. 7558, H. R. 7560
H. R. 7593, H. R. 7697, H. R. 7705, H. R. 7707
H. R. 7764, H. R. 7873, H. R. 7874, H. R. 7894
H. R. 7895, H. R. 7896, H. R. 7925, H. R. 7939

H. R. 7977, H. R. 8355
TO AMEND CERTAIN LAWS AND VETERANS REGULATIONS

AFFECTING WORLD WAR VETERANS

AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

Printed for the use of the
Committee on World War Veterans' Legislation

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON: 1940

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COMMITTEE ON WORLD WAR VETERANS' LEGISLATION

JOHN E. RANKIN, Mississippi, Chairman HAROLD K. CLAYPOOL, Ohio

EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, Massachusetts JERRY VOORHIS, California

ALBERT J. ENGEL, Michigan JOE B. BATES, Kentucky

JAMES C. OLIVER, Maine GEORGE M. GRANT, Alabama

JAMES E. VAN ZANDT, Pennsylvania E. C. GATHINGS, Arkansas

CHARLES L. GERLACH, Pennsylvania JOSEPH A. MCARDLE, Pennsylvania JOHN G. ALEXANDER, Minnesota JOSEPH R. BRYSON, South Carolina HARRY N. ROUTZOHN, Ohio WILBURN CARTWRIGHT, Oklahoma

LEONARD W. HALL, New York
J. HARDIN PETERSON, Florida
ALBERT S. CAMP, Georgia

II

INDEX

Bailey, Eldon L., Director, Dependents Claims Service, Veterans' Page
Administration.--

269–272
Brown, George E., Director, Veterans Claims Service, Veterans' Admin-
istration

234-236, 239, 240, 256, 266, 267
Brown, Otis N., commander in chief, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the
United States

3442
Bull, Cornelius H., American Veterans Association -

51, 190-200
Church, Herbert A., legislative chairman, the Military Order of the Purple
Heart..

186
Chittenden, Leroy P., national educational director, Regular Veterans
Association.

177-180
Cliff, E. V. (Pat), chairman, national rehabilitation committee, the Amer-
ican Legion

55
Corwith, Mrs. William H., president, the American Legion Auxiliary-

14
Fawcett, Mrs. Roberta, national legislative chairman, Ladies' Auxiliary
to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States..

42-48
Felter, Mrs. Bertha F., representing nurses' organizations--

53
Hines, Gen. Frank T., Administrator, Veterans' Administration.

52,

205–234, 236, 316-317
Jennings, Irving, chairman, national legislative committee, the American
Legion --

14
Kelly, Raymond J., national commander, the American Legion---

9-14
Kirby, Capt. Thomas, legislative representative, Disabled American Vet-
erans of the World War.--

15–19, 85–108
McCormack, Hon. John W., Representative in Congress from Massachu-
setts..

180-186
Miller, Capt. Watson B., director, national rehabilitation committee, the
American Legion.

48, 56-84
Rankin, Hon. John E., chairman, Committee on World War Veterans'
Legislation..

1
Rice, Millard W., legislative representative, Veterans of Foreign Wars of
the United States_.

19_34, 109–175, 317–319
Taylor, Col. John Thomas, director, national legislative committee, the
American Legion --

1-9
Welch, Hon. Richard J., Representative in Congress from California--- 200–204
Williams, Mrs. George Walter, president, American Gold Star Mothers.-- 49-51

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PENSIONS FOR WORLD WAR VETERANS' WIDOWS

AND ORPHANS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1940

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON WORLD WAR VETERANS LEGISLATION,

Washington, D. C. The committee met at 10 a. m., Hon. John E. Rankin presiding. The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.

The service organizations want to have some pictures made of the committee, but they want the whole committee, and we have sent out an S. O. S. for them. They will be here in a few minutes. I want cvery other veteran of the World War who was a Member of Congress, because we are going to make arrangements to get you in the picture. In the meantime we are going to start the proceedings.

I want to say to you that this is merely a get-together meeting to present the heads of the various veteran and auxiliary organizations.

This is not a time for long speakers. Any one who makes a speech, if he has it written out, he can read the first two paragraphs, and extend it in the record. We are going to treat you like Congressmen, going to give you a dose of our medicine this time, and make you like it

. [Laughter.] So I am ging to ask that the commander of each veterans' organization confine himself to not more than 15 minutes at the outside. All others will be limited to 5 or 10 minutes, as the time will permit.

We are not going to try to shut anybody off, but you can do as we do, make a short talk and put the rest of it in the record, and we will read it as we need to.

I am going to first call on the American Legion, and ask Col. John Thomas Taylor to present the national commander.

STATEMENT OF COL. JOHN THOMAS TAYLOR, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL

LEGISLATION COMMITTEE, AMERICAN LEGION

Colonel TAYLOR. Mr. Chairman and lady and gentlemen of the committee: I want to say that we appreciate this opportunity for the American Legion to appear before you and present its national legislative program dealing with the disabled veterans' legislation.

And with your permission, Mr. Chairman, I will insert in the record at this point the resolutions adopted at the convention, touching upon these various subjects.

The CHAIRMAN. Without objection it is so ordered. (The resolutions referred to are as follows:)

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