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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1947

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
U.S. Congress, House,

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

JOHN TABER, New York MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts JED JOHNSON, Okla homa

CHARLES A. PLUMLEY, Vermont EMMETT O'NEAL, Kentucky

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

ALBERT J. ENGEL, Michigan JOHN H. KERR, North Carolina

KARL STEFAN, Nebraska GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas

FRANCIS H. CASE, South Dakota HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California FRANK B. KEEFE, Wisconsin BUTLER B, HARE, South Carolina NOBLE J. JOHNSON, Indiana ALBERT THOMAS, Texas

ROBERT F. JONES, Ohio JOE HENDRICKS, Florida

BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota JOHN M. COFFEE, Washington

HENRY C. DWORSHAK, Idaho W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas

WALTER C. PLOESER, Missouri
ALBERT GORE, Tennessee

HARVE TIBBOTT, Pennsylvania
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi WALT HORAN, Washington
JAMES M. CURLEY, Massachusetts DEAN M. GILLESPIE, Colorado
THOMAS D'ALESANDRO, JR., Maryland GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey
GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama
JOHN J. ROONEY, New York
HERMAN P. KOPPLEMANN, Connecticut
J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia
MATTHEW M. NEELY, West Virginia
DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania
EDWARD A. KELLY, Illinois

JOHN C. PUGH, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON STATE, JUSTICE, AND COMMERCE DEPARTMENTS

APPROPRIATIONS

LOUIS C. RABAU Michigan, Chairman
JOHN H. KERR, North Carolina KARL STEFAN, Nebraska
BUTLER B. HARE, South Carolina ROBERT F. JONES, Ohio
THOMAS J. O'BRIEN, Illinois 1 DEAN M. GILLESPIE, Colorado
JOHN J. ROONEY, New York ?
J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia ?

CORHAL D. ORESCAN
Executive Secretary to Subcommittee

1 Resigned from Committee on March 26, 1946.
2 Appointed to Subcommittee on March 26, 1946.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPROPRIATION BILL, 1947

131 HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. LOUIS C.

RABAUT (CHAIRMAN), JOHN H. KERR, BUTLER B. HARE, THOMAS
J. O'BRIEN, KARL STEFAN, ROBERT F. JONES, AND DEAN M.
GILLESPIE, OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF
STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE, AND JUDICIARY APPROPRIATION
BILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1947, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING,
NAMELY:

FEBRUARY 19, 1946.
STATEMENT OF HON. JAMES F. BYRNES, SECRETARY OF STATE;

ACCOMPANIED BY DONALD RUSSELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY;
WILLIAM BENTON, ASSISTANT SECRETARY; COL. ALFRED Mc-
CORMACK, SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY; THOMAS
McCABE, FOREIGN LIQUIDATION COMMISSIONER; WILLARD L.
THORP, SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO ASSISTANT SECRETARY CLAY-
TON; SELDEN CHAPIN, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF THE FOREIGN
SERVICE; AND HARRY KURTH, BUDGET OFFICER

Mr. RABAUT. This morning we are very happy to open the appropriation hearings for the Department of State. We have before us an old friend, a man who has held three of the highest positions our Government has to offer. I think it is unique that he has been a member, not only of the House and Senate, but of the Supreme Court, Also, he has been Assistant to the President. Now he is Secretary of State in one of the most trying times of world history.

We feel at home with him because of his schooling in the House. We feel more at home with him because of the fact that he was formerly a member of the Appropriations Committee. He knows both sides of the table. We know him and he knows us.

His friendships on the Hill were on both sides of the aisle. That was true of the House as well as of the Senate, and it can be said for the distinguished Secretary, known in friendship as "Jimmy" Byrnes, that he knows his way around.

Mr. STEFAN. As the ranking minority member of this committee, I wish to add to what our chairman has had to say my confirmation of the feeling he has just given expression to in his statement regarding the distinguished gentleman who is here today, Mr. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, who is held in high esteem and has the respect of all the members of the minority. I feel that I am honored to be here while he justifies the appropriations for the Department of State.

We have traveled over half of the world with Mr. Byrnes, and when you have traveled with a man and become intimately acquainted with him and his family, you become much better acquainted than through a mere casual acquaintance.

I am very happy to express to you, Mr. Chairman, the sentiment of the minority in confirmation of what you have had to say about Secretary Byrnes.

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