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DOCUMENTS THE COMMITTEE ON WORLD WAR VETERANS' LEGISLATION
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
H. R. 1008, H. R. 2288, H. R. 2289, H. R. 2650
H. R. 7977, H. R. 8355
AFFECTING WORLD WAR VETERANS
AND THEIR DEPENDENTS
Printed for the use of the
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
Bailey, Eldon L., Director, Dependents Claims Service, Veterans' Page
234-236, 239, 240, 256, 266, 267
205–234, 236, 316-317
19_34, 109–175, 317–319
PENSIONS FOR WORLD WAR VETERANS' WIDOWS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1940
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
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:)