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September 1935 was a reporter for the Sydney (Australia) Daily Guardian at 10 guineas.

Education: University of Missouri, B. J. Mahoney, J. R.

Consultant; $8,000 per annum; entered on duty April 8, 1945.

Experience: September 1929 to 1945 was director, Bureau of Economics and Business, professor of economics, salary $2,800 to $5,200 (additional $2,000 from writings); September 1919 to May 1926 was head history and social science at Box Elder school district at $1,200 to $1,800 per annum; Šeptember 1918 to May 1919 was head history and social science department at Wasatch school district at $1,000 per annum; September 1913 to May 1915 was principal at the Center school district at $720 per annum.

Education: 1914 to 1918, University of Utah, A. B.; 1926 to 1929, Harvard, A. M., Ph. D. Mullenbach, Philip.

Economist; P-7, $6,500 per annum; entered on duty, August 22, 1944.

Experience: From March 1941 to 1944 was economist, War Department, Army Service Forces, at $3,800 to $5,600; May 1938 to February 1941 was economist, United States Tariff Commission, at $3,200 to $3,800; July 1935 to November 1937 was economist, Harland Allen Associates, at $1,800 to $2,400; January 1935 to June 1935, economist, United States Tariff Commission, at $2,000; September 1934 to December 1934 was statistical clerk at the National Recovery Administration at $1,800.

Education: 1930 to 1932, undergradutate, Carleton College, major economics; 1932 to 1934, University of Chicago; 1936 to 1938, graduate, Columbia University (all requirements for Ph. D. completed except dissertation). Mulligan, Edward F.

Information assistant; CAF-14, $6,500; entered on duty, December 27, 1944. Experience: From January 1942 to December 1944 was campaign manager, War Production Board, at $4,600 to $5,600 per year; 1940 to 1942 was in sales and sales-promotion department for Transit Advertisers at $350 per month; June 1938 to July 1940 was in sales and sales promotion department for Barron G. Collier Co. at $350 per month; May 1936 to June 1938 was in the advertising sales department of the National Sportsman at a salary of $300 per month; March 1935 to May 1936 was in sales department of the Eastern Advertising Agency at $50 per week; March 1934 to March 1935, supervisor for the National Youth Administration at $45 per week; May 1931 to March 1934 was in the sales and sales-promotion department of the Sampson & Murdock Co. at $60 per week; September 1936 to May 1931 was connected with the sales department of the New York Times at a salary of $3,500 to $4,800 per year.

Education: Boston College, A. B. Pauli, Hans.

Special assistant; $8,000 per annum; entered on duty, April 1, 1945.

Experience: From May 1943 to present, was chief adviser for the War Food Administration at $6,200 per annum; September 1935 to May 1943, procurement officer, United States Treasury Procurement Division, at a salary of $4,500 to $4,800; January 1921 to September 1935 was president and general manager of the Pauli Corporation of Des Moines, Iowa, at $12,000; June 1918 to January 1921 was manager of the Merchants Trade Journal, Des Moines, Iowa, at $10,000.

Education: 1909 to 1910, Kohmansskolen, Copenhagen, Denmark; 1914 to 1917, Grand View College, Des Moines, Iowa. Reiner, Jonas.

Deputy administrator, Consumer Goods; $9,000 per annum; entered on duty March 6, 1945.

Experience: From June 1942 to February 1945 with the Army Service Forees, with rank as major; from 1921 to present, president of Custom Underwear Corporation and affiliated companies in New York City. Smith, Malcolm.

Director, Producer Goods, without compensation; entered on duty February 26, 1945.

Experience: From January 1942 to February 1945, Office of the Fiscal Director. War Department, with rank of lieutenant colonel, as chief of the Liquidatzon Section; March 1932 to July 1942, partner in charge at the Glore, Forgan & Co., in New York, at $15,000 per year; March 1930 to March 1932 as personal assistant to J. Brooks Nichols, in New York, at $7,500 per year.

Education: Brown University, Ph. D.; Harvard University, master's degree in business administration. Stuart, Frederick W., Jr.

Associate Disposal Agency liaison officer; CAF-14, $6,500 per annum; entered on duty, May 16, 1945.

Experience: From November 1944 to 1945 was Chief of the Contract Pricing Branch of the United States Treasury Department, Procurement Division, at $6,500 per annum; September 1943 to November 1944 was Chief, Contract Pricing Branch of the War Production Board, at $5,600 to $6,500 salary; January 1943 to September 1943 was executive officer with the Rubber Development Corporation at $5,600 to $6,500 salary; March 1939 to January 1943 was assistant general merchandise manager with Stern Bros., at a salary of $5,500 to $5,800; October 1938 to March 1939 was general manager of the United Service Stores at $3,900; July 1938 to October 1938 had his own business as a merchandise broker; April 1937 to July 1938 was comptroller for Rudge & Guenzel Co. at $5,000; June 1934 to August 1936 was the general manager and assistant to the president of the Terminal Barber Shops, Inc., at $7,500 per year; from September 1929 to June 1934 was assistant general merchandise manager for the Abraham & Straus, Inc., at $5,000 to $6,500; October 1927 to April 1929 was managing director of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd., Berlin, Germany, at $6,000 net of all taxes; January 1920 to October 1927 was employed at Wm. Filene's Sons Co. as secretary of the corporation and as assistant to the president at a salary of $1,820 to $8,600; May 1918 to June 1919 was an ensign in the United States Navy; from April 1917 to January 1920 was senior pay clerk for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. at a salary of $1,000 to $1,560; June 1914 to April 1917 operated his own business as a real-estate broker; September 1912 to June 1913 was an instructor in the Carpinteria School at $800 plus keep.

Education: 1908 to 1912, Harvard, A. B. Sturges, Wesley A.

General counsel (special assistant); $10,000 per annum; entered on duty, February 26, 1945.

Experience: Employed Yale Law School faculty the past 20 years; previously employed University of Minnesota Law School faculty, 1 year; previusly employed University of South Dakota Law School, 2 years.

Education: 1911 to 1915, University of Vermont, Ph D.; 1915 to 1919, Columbia University, LL. B.; 1922 to 1923, Yale University, J. D.; 1925, Yale University, L. L. M. Taff, A. Eric.

Consultant, accepted appointment at $6,500; industrial specialist, CAF-14, $6,500; entered on duty May 1, 1944.

Experience: December 1940 to May 1944, Director, Relief ot Prisoners of War, Red Cross, at $325 per month plus expenses; September 1932 to November 1940, manager of the Paris office of the New York Stock Exchange, at $450 to $900 per month; November 1930 to September 1932 manager for investment bankers, at $450 to $700 per month; January 1929 to November 1930, manager, securities department, banking, at $450 to $650 per month; October 1922 to December 1928, manager, securities department, banking, at $350 to $450 per month.

Education: 1922, Harvard, B. A. Tidwell, William Peyton.

Executive secretary; CAF-15, $8,000, May 31, 1944; Director of Information, CAF-15, $8,000, April 1, 1945; special consultant, CAF-15, $8,000, May 11, 1945; entered on duty May 31, 1944.

Experience: From October 1942 to April 1944 was in the United States Army with rank of major; January 1938 to October 1942 was executive assistant to the chairman of the Crucible Steel Co. at $4,800 to $6,500 per year; June 1936 to January 1938 was manager of promotion and publicity for the Thomas & Griffith Co. at $4,800 to $5,000 plus bonus; January 1934 to June 1936, industrial news wiiter for Barron's Weekly at $5,000 per year; October 1930 to January 1934, associate editor for Barron's Weekly at $4,000 to $5,000 per year; October 1928 to October 1930, reporter on the Wall Street Journal at $4,000 per year; January 1924 to October 1928, private secretary to C. W. Barron, publisher, at $3,000 to $4,000 per year; December 1922 to January 1924, reporter, Wall Street Journal,

to $2,000 to $2,500 per year; May 1918 to December 1922, clerk, accounting department, for Willys-Overland Co. at $1,500 to $1,800 per year.

Education: 1917 to 1918, Georgia-Alabama, extension courses; LaSalle Estension University, accounting. Weld, Edward M.

Industrial specialist, CAF-15, $8,000, November 9, 1944; Assistant Director, P-8, $8,250, April 1, 1945; entered on duty November 9, 1944.

Experience: From June 1942 to 1944, United States Ármy, ending as major, May 1941 to June 1942, assistant general counsel, Defense Supplies Corporation, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, at $6,500 to $8,000 per year; September 1938 to May 1941, principal attorney, Civil Aeronautics Board, at $5,600 per year; September 1930 to September 1938, attorney at $2,400 to $5,000 per year.

Education: 1923 to 1927, Harvard College, B. A.; 1927 to 1930, Harvard Law School, Willard, Charles H.

Assistant general counsel; P-7, $6,500 per annum; entered on duty August 21, 1944.

Experience: July 1942 to 1944 was loan officer, War Department, healquarters, Army Service Forces, at $5,600 per year; November 1930 to June 1942 was associate attorney for Davis Polk Wardwell Gardener & Reed, New York, at salary of $2,400 to $11,000 per year; June 1929 to June 1930, assistant to seeretary, National Commission on Law (Wickersham Commission), at $3,000 per year.

Education: 1922 to 1926, Yale University, B. A.; 1926 to 1929, Harvard Lav School. Wilson, James R.

Assistant general counsel; P-7, $6,500 per annum; entered on duty March 1, 1945.

Experience: August 1943 to March 1945, principal attorney in the Department of Agriculture at $6,228 to $6,528 per year; April 1942 to August 1943 was chief counsel, Legal Branch of the Office of Price Administration, at $5,200 to $6,200 per year; June 1941 to April 1942 was visiting professor for the University of Pittsburgh at $4,000 per year; September 1938 to June 1941 was professor of law at Stetson University at $3,000 to $4,000 yer year; September 1930 to November 1934 was revising editor for the American Law Book Co. at $3,500 to $5,200 per year.

Education: 1928, University of Iowa, B. A.; 1930, University of Iowa Lax School, J. D.; 1931, Columbia Law School, J. S. D. Wood, Dudley P. K.

Assistant Director; CAF-15, $8,000 per annum; entered on duty April 20, 1945.

Experience: From October 1944 to 1945 was lieutenant colonel, Army Air Force, United States Army; July 1940 to March 1942 was vice president of the American Export Airlines, at a salary of $11,000 per year; August 1939 to June 1940 was adviser to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce, at $7,500 per year; March 1930 to August 1939 was assistant vice president and director of the American Machinery & Foundry Co., at $16,000 per year.

Education: 1925 to 1928, Harvard College, B. A. Woolfson, Joseph J.

Special assistant: $6,500; entered on duty January 24, 1945.

Experience: From October 1944 to January 1945 was State procurement officer, Selective Service System; January 1942 to October 1944 was public relations chief for Compagna Construction Corporation at a total income of $6,400 per year; January 1941 to December 1942 was public relations officer for Gov. Robert A. Hurley, State of Connecticut, at $6,000 per year; 1937 to December 1940, free lance reporter and writer, at $4,800 per year; 1930'to 1937 was telegrapher and publicist, at $120 per week.

Education: 1911 to 1913, Ellis Grammar; 1913 to 1916, Rindge Manus. Training.


Mr. CANNON. You have already discussed this item of $60,000,000 Suppose you now give us a review of your complete statement, summarizing how you expect to handle it and just what your routine will be in the allocation of this $60,000,000 to the disposal agencies, taking up each one, one by one.

Colonel HOWSE. I have here a statement for the record. I do not know whether you wish me to read it or not.

Mr. CANNON. You may just insert the statement in the record and give us a brief summary of how the allocations will be made.

(The statement is as follows:)

In January, this year, the Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion proposed that the Surplus Property Board present a consolidated estimate of the 1946 fiscal year expenses of the disposal agencies designated by the Board, and the Director of the Bureau of the Budget concurred in this proposal. There is included in this estimate an amount necessary to reimburse Government-owned corporations for expenses incurred during fiscal years 1944 and 1945 in the care, handling, and disposition of property declared surplus to them by other Government agencies. I would like to call to your attention, however, that no funds are to be provided to reimburse disposal or owning agencies for the costs of disposal of property owned by them. Such costs will be defrayed from their regular appropriations or capital funds.

The expenses of the Office of Surplus Property of the Treasury Department having been included in the estimate of the Treasury Department, and subsequently transferred to the Department of Commerce by Executive Order No. 9541, are not included in this estimate. In 1947 fiscal year, however, their estimate will be merged into the Surplus Property Board's estimate, so that then there will be uniformity in handling disposal agencies' expenses.

The Board has designated, thus far, nine disposal agencies for surplus property in the United States and its possessions. They are:

Reconstruction Finance Corporation-Industrial property.
Office of Surplus Property, Commerce Department-Consumer goods.
Maritime Commission-Ships and maritime property.
War Food Administration-Food.
Agriculture Department-Agricultural and forest real property.
National Housing Agency-Housing.
Federal Works Agency-Community facilities.

Interior Department-Grazing and mineral real property in United States and property in possessions and Territories.

Foreign Economic Administration-Aircraft to foreign nationals.

The various owning agencies have been designated as disposal agencies for their own property located outside the United States and its possessions, and no part of this estimate is to be used for the expenses of these foreign disposals, with the exception of the expenses for disposal of aircraft and related items for which the Foreign Economic Administration is the designated disposal agency, No part of this estimate is for the expenses of the Office of Surplus Property of the Commerce Department, because the $15,000,000 appropriated to the Treasury Department for that office's expenses have been transferred to the Commerce Department by Executive Order No. 9541.

You can well imagine the difficulties the disposal agencies had in estimating the values, the kinds, and the condition of property that would be declared surplus to them, the amount they would dispose of, and the proceeds of disposition. Their experience to date could provide at best only a slight indication of the size and scope of 1946 operations. At the end of that fiscal year we may find the actual experience to be twice their estimates; or, on the other hand, it may be only one-half or one-third the estimated volume.

The record shows that the past year's operations have resulted in declarations of surplus property having an original cost of $1,665,000,000. Of this amount approximately $1,000,000,000 consisted of aircraft, of which you will hear more later. Property with an original cost value of $265,000,000 has been sold for approximately $160,000,000.

It has been estimated by the disposal agencies that 522 billions of dollars cost value of property will be declared surplus to them by other agencies during 1946 fiscal year. Dispositions of property costing $2,345,000,000 will be made in the same period.

Although I must reiterate that these estimates are pure guesses, I would like to call attention to the fact that the disposal agencies have computed their expenses on the same bases, and presumably expenditures will be proportionate to realization of these estimates. In the estimate for the Board's own expenses,

a special division has been provided for, to review the fiscal operations of the disposal agencies. It is the Board's intention to scrutinize and analyze most carefully these operations before making an allocation or reimbursement from the appropriation to any disposal agency.

These disposal agencies have submitted to the Board estimates for 1946 fiscal year expenses in the amount of $150,000,000. In addition, Government-owned corporations have estimated that it will require 3274 million dollars to reimburse them for 1944 and 1945 fiscal years' disposal expenses. These figures do not include recently submitted estimates of Maritime Commission, Agriculture, and Interior Departments amounting to approximately $6,000,000. The estimates were based on the continuation of global war through the fiscal year 1946. The achievement of VE-day may tend to make them conservative.

The estimates have been reviewed by the board, by the Director of War Mobilization and by the Bureau of the Budget. It was apparent to all concerned that no one could forecast with any degree of accuracy (1) the volume or nature of property of all varieties that might be declared surplus; (2) what part of the property declared surplus in 1946 would be sold in 1946; or (3) what amount would be realized on property sold. It was mutually decided, therefore, that the board would not seek an appropriation for the full estimate of $188,000,000 st this time but instead would ask for $60,000,000, which should meet the require ments for at least 4 or 5 months of the fiscal year 1946. This period of time will enable the disposal agencies to organize adequately to handle their problems and the board to evaluate more accurately on a broader factual basis the further requirements of the disposal agencies for the balance of the fiscal year.

You have undoubtedly noticed that if actual operations approximate these estimates there will accrue during fiscal year 1946 an increase in property inventory of more than $3,000,000,000 of cost value. Most of this increase will represent combat aircraft and parts and components thereof which will be declared surplus by the armed forces to Reconstruction Finance Corporation. As of March 31, 1945, 60 percent of Reconstruction Finance Corporation's inventory consisted of this class of property. The whole problem of disposal of aircraft and related items is perhaps the greatest from the standpoint of volume and cost value that confronts the Board and Reconstruction Finance Corporation. I have with me Lieutenant Colonel Harding, of the Surplus Property Board's Aviation Division, who is prepared to present a general outline of the aircraft-disposal problem.

Colonel Howse. Briefly, the budgets of the disposal agencies, as we have pointed out before, indicated an estimated amount of $150,000,000, plus 32 million that remains in the 1944-45, in respeet to the disposal of property, and not recognized in the Budget last year.

Mr. Cannon. The first agency is the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

Colonel Howse. Mr. Cannon, if I may, these figures do not include the Procurement Division of the Treasury Department and certain other groups that are delineated in this statement. We are asking now for only a token fund of $60,000,000 from which we can gain some experience. We have the Reconstruction Finance people here to explain their budget, but first of all we have the Director of the Aviation Division who would like to explain one or two of the principal problems and policies governing the policies on the part of the R. F. C. in the aircraft disposal problem.

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