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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

SEVENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

JAMES P. BUCHANAN, Texas, Chairman EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado

JOHN TABER, New York WILLIAM B. OLIVER, Alabama

ROBERT L. BACON, New York ANTHONY J. GRIFFIN, New York RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, MassachuJOHN N. SANDLIN, Louisiana

setts CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri

CLARENCE J. MCLEOD, Michigan CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

LLOYD THURSTON, Iowa WILLIAM W. ARNOLD, Illinois

FLORENCE P. KAHN, California JOHN J. BOYLAN, New York

JOHN T. BUCKBEE, Illinois TILMAN B. PARKS, Arkansas

CHESTER C. BOLTON, Ohio LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

W. P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas
WILLIAM J. GRANFIELD, Massachusetts D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey
THOMAS L. BLANTON, Texas

J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania
THOMAS S. MCMILLAN, South Carolina
GLOVER H. CARY, Kentucky
B. M. JACOBSEN, Iowa
MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia
JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma
J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania
WILLIAM B. UMSTEAD, North Carolina
WILLIAM R. THOM, Ohio
MARION A. ZIONCHECK, Washington
JOHN F. DOCKWEILER, California
EDWARD C. MORAN, JR., Maine
JAMES MCANDREWS, Illinois
EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginia
JAMES G. SCRUGHAM, Nevada

MARCELLUS C. SHIELD, Clerk

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON INDEPENDENT OFFICES Messrs. Woodrum (chairman), Boylan, Granfield, Johnson (Oklahoma), Moran, Wigglesworth, and Bolton.

NOTE. In order to expedite the gonsideration of the appropriation bills during the first session of the Seventy-fourth Congress the hearings on this bill were practically completed prior to the convening of that Congress. They were conducted by the following subcommittee of the Seventy-third Congress, all of whom were reelected to the Seventyfourth Congress : Messrs. Woodrum (chairman), Boylan, Granfield, and Wigglesworth. Mr. Lambertson was designated as a member of the subcommittee of the Seventy-third Congress to participate in the hearings in place of Mr. Goss who was not reelected to the Seventy-fourth Congress. Messrs. Johnson (Oklahoma), Moran, and Bolton were not appointed to the subcommittee until after the organization of the committee for the Seventy-fourth Congress.

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INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1936

HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1936, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING, NAMELY:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1934.

EXECUTIVE MANSION AND GROUNDS

STATEMENTS OF ARNO B. CAMMERER, DIRECTOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE; R. O. JENNINGS, ASSISTANT CHIEF, BRANCH OF OPERATIONS; AND CAPT. E. P. LOCK, JR., CORPS OF ENGINEERS, UNITED STATES ARMY

Mr. WOODRUM. We will begin the hearings this morning on the independent offices appropriation bill, and the first item we will take up for consideration is that for the Executive Mansion and grounds. We have with us Mr. Arno B. Cammerer, Director of the National Park Service, and some of his assistants. Mr. Cammerer, will you present the justifications for the item for the Executive Mansion and grounds?

Mr. CAMMERER. Mr. Chairman, we have prepared this justification as briefly as we could in the two pages that we have here, and with your permission I would like to make that a part of the record. They are concise, and I believe present the picutre as well as any oral statement I might make to you.

JUSTIFICATION FOR 1936 ESTIMATES

Mr. WOODRUM. Suppose you read that justification in the record. Mr. CAMMERER. Very well. It reads as follows: The work under this appropriation consists of maintaining the Executive Mansion and grounds and operating the White House greenhouses. The approristion act for the fiscal year 1935 provided the total sum of $174,210, of which ike sum of $50,000 was for extraordinary repairs, refurnishings, and equipment, ad is avalable until expended. Appropriation, 1935..

$174, 210 Deduet nonrecurring item.

50, 000 Base for 1936.

124, 210 Iscesse over base

19, 088 Estimate for 1936..

143, 298

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