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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1945

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON THE

NATIONAL WAR AGENCIES
APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1945

PART 2

OFFICE OF CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

OFFICE OF CIVILIAN DEFENSE
COMMITTEE ON FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES
OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION
OFFICE OF WAR MOBILIZATION
WAR RELOCATION AUTHORITY

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1944

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

JOHN TABER, New York LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia

WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma

D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania

ALBERT E, CARTER, California EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky

CHARLES A. PLUMLEY, Vermont JAMES M. FITZPATRICK, New York

EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois LOUIS C, RABAUT, Michigan

ALBERT J. ENGEL, Michigan JOE STARNES, Alabama

KARL STEFAN, Nebraska JOHN H. KERR, North Carolina

FRANCIS CASE, South Dakota GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas

FRANK B. KEEFE, Wisconsin HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California

NOBLE J. JOENSON, Indiana BUTLER B. HARE, South Carolina

ROBERT F. JONES, Ohio ALBERT THOMAS, Texas

BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa JOE HENDRICKS, Florida

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

HENRY C. DWORSHAK, Idaho JOHN M. COFFEE, Washington

WALTER C. PLOFSER, Missouri
W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas

HARVE TIBBOTT, Pennsylvania
ALBERT GORE, Tennessee
ELMER H. WENE, New Jersey
CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi
THOMAS J. O'BRIEN, Illinois
JAMES M. CURLEY, Massachusetts

MARCELLUS C. SHEILD, Clerk

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFICIENCIES

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman CLIFTON A, WOODRUM, Virginia

JOHN TABER, New York LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas
EMMETT O'NEAL, Kentucky

D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey
LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan
JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma

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HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COM-
MITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN
CHARGE OF DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS, MESSRS. CLARENCE
CANNON (CHAIRMAN), CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, LOUIS LUDLOW,
J. BUELL SNYDER, EMMET O'NEAL, LOUIS C. RABAUT, JED JOHN-
SON, JOHN TABER, RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, WILLIAM P.
LAMBERTSON, AND D. LANE POWERS, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING,
NAMELY:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1944.

OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION

STATEMENTS OF ELMER DAVIS, DIRECTOR; EDWARD KLAUBER,

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR; CHARLES M. HULTEN, ASSISTANT
DIRECTOR FOR MANAGEMENT ; GEORGE HEALY, JR., DIRECTOR,
DOMESTIC BRANCH; NOBLE CATCHART, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR,
DOMESTIC BRANCH; EDWARD W. BARRETT, EXECUTIVE DIREC-
TOR, OVERSEAS BRANCH; THURMAN L. BARNARD, ASSISTANT
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OVERSEAS BRANCH; FERDINAND KUHN,
JR., DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OVERSEAS BRANCH; OWEN LATTI-
MORE, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OVERSEAS BRANCH; LOUIS G.
COWAN, CHIEF OF THE NEW YORK OFFICE; JAMES WELDON,
CHIEF OF THE BUREAU OF COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES;
KENNETH FRY, ASSISTANT CHIEF OF THE SAN FRANCISCO
OFFICE; PHILIP HAMBLET, CHIEF, LONDON OFFICE; AND
GEORGE TAYLOR, ASSISTANT CHIEF, PACIFIC REGION

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SALARIES AND EXPENSES

The CHAIRMAN. Taking up the Budget estimate, Mr. Davis, in House Document 521, for 1945, the aggregate is $64,390,000, as follows:

SALARIES AND EXPENSES, OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION Salaries and expenses: for all necessary expenses of the Office of War Information, including the employment of a Director and Associate Director at not exceeding $12,000 and $10,000 per annum, respectively; not to exceed $105,000 for the temporary employment in the United States of persons by contract or otherwise without regard to the civil service and classification laws; employment of aliens; employment of persons outside the continental limits of the United States without regard to the civil-service and classification laws; travel expenses (not to exceed $404,355 for travel within the continental limits of the United States); expenses of transporting employees and their effects from their homes to their places of employment in a foreign country and return to their homes in the United States; purchase of radio time and purchase or rental of facilities for

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