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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SELECT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT

ORGANIZATION
UNITED STATES SENATE

Appointed pursuant to Senate Resolution No. 69

Seventy-fifth Congress, First Session

ON

S. 2700

A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR REORGANIZING AGENCIES OF THE GOVERNMENT, EXTENDING THE CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE, ESTABLISHING A GENERAL AUDITING OFFICE AND A DEPARTMENT OF WEL

FARE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

AUGUST 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 1937

Printed for the use of the
Senate Select Committee on Government Organization

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SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION

JAMES F. BYRNES, South Carolina, Chairman HARRY FLOOD BYRD, Virginia

CHARLES L. McNARY, Oregon JOSEPH C. O'MAHONEY, Wyoming

JOHN C. TOWNSEND, JR., Delaware ALBEN W. BARKLEY, Kentucky

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin PAT HARRISON, Mississippi FRED H. BROWN, New Hampshire

II

CONTENTS

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Statement of

Merriam, Charles E., member, President's Committee on Adminis-

trative Management..

1, 51, 99

Greeley, W. B., secretary-manager, West Coast Lumbermen's Asso-

ciation..

27

Chapman, H. H., president, Society of American Foresters.

41

Gulick, Luther, member, President's Committee on Administrative

Management-

52, 91

Taber, Louis J., master of the National Grange.

75

McClure, James G. K., Jr., American Forestry Association-

103

Smith, H. A., Association of State Foresters---

109

Cope, Francis R., Jr., Pennsylvania Forestry Association

110

Cary, Dr. Edward H., chairman, legislative activities committee,

American Medical Association -

122

Woodward, Dr. William C., legislative counsel for the American

Medical Association --

126

Kaplan, H. Eliot, executive secretary, National Civil Service Reform

League

139

Stengle, Charles I., national president, American Federation of

Government Employees

147

Steward, Luther C., National Federation Federal Employees.

155

Baldwin, Mrs. Harris T., National League of Women Voters.

157

Rice, M. W., Veterans of Foreign Wars...

159

Lyman, Josiah, Association of Federal Mechanics.

165

Eastman, Joseph B., member Interstate Commerce Commission.- 177

Sykes, Eugene 0., acting chairman, Federal Communications Com-

mission.--

197

Ayres, W. A., Chairman, Federal Trade Commission..

202

Scott, John W., Federal Power Commission_

207

Brashears, Edward S., Association of Practitioners Before the Inter-

state Commerce Commission.

208

Fulbright, R. C., National Industrial Traffic League..

212

Hooker, H. L., Association Railroad and Utilities Commissioners. 224

Smith, Elmer A., Association of Practitioners Before the Interstate

Commerce Commission..

233

Miller, C. A., general counsel, the American Short Line Railroad

Association

237

Hood, J. M., the American Short Line Railroad Association.

244

Ames, Harry C., New Jersey Industrial Traffic League-

246

Walter, Luther M., National Industrial Traffic League-

250

Ryder, Oscar B., Commissioner, United States Tariff Commission. -

260

Madden, J. Warren, Chairman, National Labor Relations Board. 261

Herrell, R. H., Comptroller, Government Printing Office..

263

Briggs, Dr. Lyman J., acting chairman, executive committee, Na-

tional Advisory Committee for Aeronautics ---

266

Mitchell, Harry B., President, United States Civil Service Commis-

sion..

271

Hazen, Melvin C., President, Board of Commissioners of the District

of Columbia

275

Elliott, R. N., Acting Comptroller General of the United States. 281

Neumann, David, Claims Division, General Accounting Office

292

Bell, E. W., Chief of the Audit Division, General Accounting Office - 312

Tulloss, s.' B., Chief of the Investigations, Office of Comptroller

General

316

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