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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois, Chairman CHET HOLIFIELD, Califorria

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan JOHN W. McCORMACK, Massachusetts R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York JACK BROOKS, Texas

GEORGE MEADER, Michigan L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

CLARENCE J, BROWN, Ohio PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

FLORENCE P. DWYER, New Jersey JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

JOE HOLT, California ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama

ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland

GEORGE M. WALLHAUSER, New Jersey JOHN E. MOSS, California

JESSICA MCC. WEIS, New York JOE M. KILGORE, Texas

ODIN LANGEN, Minnesota
DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida

ROBERT R. BARRY, New York
MARTHA W. GRIFFITHS, Michigan
HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin
OVERTON BROOKS, Lonisiana
ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia
KATHRYN E. GRANAHAN, Fennsylvania
JOHN S. MONAGAN, Connecticut
NEAL SMITH, Iowa

CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Staff Director

ORVILLE S. POLAND, General Counsel
JAMES A. LANIGAN, Associate General Counsel
HELEN M. BOYER, Minority Professional Staff

J. P. CARLSON, Minority Counsel

GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES SUBCOMMITTEE

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairwan ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama

GEORGE M. WALLHAUSER, New Jersey JOHN E. MOSS, California

JESSICA McC. WEIS, New York HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

MEMRERS EX OFFICIO
WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan
EDWARD C. BROOKS, Jr., Staff Administrator

JOHN E, MOORE, Investigator
L. RUSSELL HARDING, Inrestigator

IRMA REEL, Clerk

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ONTENTS

Testimony of

Arganbright, Wayne, Acting Chief, Accounting Division, Office of

Comptroller, General Services Administration, Region 6, Kansas

City, Mo.--------------------

Burns, D. Murray, sales representative, the Henges Co., Inc., of

Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.--

208

Collins, Joseph R., Area Manager, Public Buildings Service, General

Services Administration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo.------

Groppel, E. T., vice president and sales manager, The Hamilton Co.,

Inc., St. Louis, Mo--------

Horn Bostel, James L., Regional Counsel, General Services Adminis-

tration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo.--

Jay, Thomas G., Regional Commissioner, General Services Admin-

istration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo.-----

Kerlin, Walter C., Chief, Buildings Management Division, Public

Buildings Service, General Services Administration, Region 6,

Kansas City, Mo.-----

Lund, Earl H., Regional Director, Public Buildings Service, General

Services Administration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo.-----

Moran, Eugene, Chief, Administrative Division, Commodity Stabiliza-

tion Service, Kansas City, Mo.----

O'Brien, Glen, president, O'Brien Partition Co., Kansas City, Mo.---

Patterson, Dee A., Chief, Operations Branch, Public Management

Division, Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration,

Region 6, Kansas City, Mo.---

106

Warren, Ralph G., Chief, Design and Construction Division, Public

Buildings Service, General Services Administration, Region 6,

Kansas City, Mo.-----

Letters, statements, etc.; submitted for the record by-

Brooks, Hon. Jack, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas, and chairman, Government Activities Subcommittee:

Abstract of bids, December 31, 1959..

Contract summary sheet, re new movable partitions, December 8,

1959-----

Department of Agriculture request for supplies, equipment,

or service:

Requisition of August 19, 1959, for $2,496. ----

123

Requisition of August 19, 1959, for $1,700.---

124

Requisition of August 19, 1959, for $1,497.---

125

Excerpt from an article in the Kansas City Star of January 17,

1960, entitled “Amazing New Face at 2420 Broadway".---- 185, 199

Excerpt from Department of Agriculture request for supplies,
equipment, or service: Requisition of August 19, 1959, for
$2,496..-

119
Excerpt from instruction to bidders.----

180
Excerpt from reference slip referred to Lake Churchill, August
19, 1959.-

--- 117, 118
Excerpt from routing slip re Henges Co.
Excerpt from specifications, section 4-8.

134

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Letters, statements, etc.—Continued

Brooks, Hon. Jack, a Representative in Congress, etc.-Continued

Excerpt of letter from Earl H. Lund, Regional Director, Public

Buildings Service, General Services Administration, Region 6,

Kansas City, Mo., to:

Page

D. Murray Burns, November 10, 1959.

32

Hon. Jack Brooks, April 5, 1960....

Excerpt of letter from Robert Bevan (for the Government), to

Hercules Construction Co., June 25, 1959...

217

Excerpt of memorandum from Earl H. Lund, Regional Director,

Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration,

Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to the file, January 26, 1960

(exhibit 21)--------------------

Excerpt of memorandum from Regional Comptroller, Kansas

----------------------- 45, 46, 75

City, Mo., to Regional Director, Public Buildings Service,

Kansas City, Mo., October 22, 1959.----
Excerpt of memorandum from Regional Counsel, General Services

Administration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to Chief, Acqui-

sition Branch, November 6, 1959.---

181

Excerpt of memorandum initialed “JLH," directed to the Design

and Construction Division re contract PB-JO 60071, January

14, 1960---------------- ----- ------- ------------
Excerpt of routing slip from Dee A. Patterson, Chief, Operations

Branch, Public Buildings Service, General Services Adminis-

tration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to Walter C. Kerlin,

September 9, 1959--

107

General Services Administration Order No. ADM 6240.1 re

employee participation in real estate transactions, July 2, 1959.

Income and estimated expenditures of Third Recon Corp. under

sublease GS-06B-5599---
Job Order JO 60071, September 11, 1959, completed September

15, 1959, actual job cost $5,794.-----
Letter from Carl M. Heaton, Acting Director, Commodity

Stabilization Service, to Dee A. Patterson, September 8, 1959.
Letter from D. Murray Burns, the Henges Co., Kansas City,

Mo., to Earl H. Lund, October 23, 1959.--
Letter from D. Murray Burns, the Henges Co., Kansas City,

Mo., to Thomas G. Jay, October 23, 1959..--.

Letter from Thomas G. Jay, Rezional Commissioner, General

Services Administration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to J.

Gordon Henges, November 9, 1959.-----------------------

Letter of acceptance from Earl H. Lund, Regional Director,

Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration,

Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to Third Recon Corp., August 14,

1959.----

Memorandum from Earl H. Lund, Regional Director, Public

Buildings Service, General Services Administration, Region 6,

Kansas City, Mo., to Henges Co., Inc., Kansas City, Mo.,

January 27, 1960.-

Memorandum from Ralph G. Warren, Chief, Design and Con-

struction Division, Public Buildings Service, General Services
Administration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., entitled “Henges

Co. Letter to Mr. Jay" (from confidential file), September 30,

Memorandum from Ralph G. Warren, Chief, Design and Con-

struction Division, Public Buildings Service, General Services

Administration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to Earl H. Lund,

July 28, 1959-----

Memorandum from Rerional Comptroller, General Services Ad-

ministration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to Regional Director,

Public Buildings Service, Kansas City, Mo., October 22, 1959

Statement-Instances which exceeded the $2,500 limitation.

Memorandum from Regional Director, Public Buildings Service,

Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to Regional Comptroller, Kansas

City, Mo., November 5, 1959.-

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Letters, statements, etc.—Continued

Brooks, Hon. Jack, a Representative in Congress, etc.—Continued

Memorandum re Regional Director, Public Buildings Service,

memorandum to the file, January 26, 1960, on Commodity Page

Stabilization Service, Kansas City, Mo.-PB-JO 60071.---

Memorandum to board of award re new movable partitions for the

Commodity Stabilization Service Building, Kansas City, Mo.,
December 30, 1959.-----

166

Office memorandum from Earl H. Lund, Regional Director, Public

Buildings Service, General Services Administration, Région 6,

Kansas City, Mo., to Thomas G. Jav, September 30, 1959 --- 27, 28

Office memorandum from Ralph G. Warren, Chief, Design and

Construction Division, Public Buildings Service, General

Services Administration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to

Regional Director, Public Buildings Service, October 5, 1959.. 29

Reference slip referred to Lake Churchill, August 19, 1959. ----- 122

Routing slip from Dee A. Patterson, Chief, Operations Branch,

Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration,
Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to Walter C. Kerlin, September

9, 1959..
Rules of the House Committee on Government Operations.---
Sworn statement from J. Hunt Benoist, Jr., vice president, Her-

cules Construction Co., St. Louis, Mo., to whom it may concern,

March 24, 1960.--

Collins, Joseph R., Area Manager, General Services Administration,

Public Buildings Service, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo.: Excerpt of

letter re Job No. 60079 for $1,247 -----

104

Hornbostel, James L., Regional Counsel, General Services Adminis-

tration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo.:

Excerpt from letter of acceptance, from Earl H. Lund, Regional

Director, Public Buildings Service, General Services Adminis-

tration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to Third Recon Corp.,

August 14, 1959 -------

Excerpt of memorandum from James L. Horn Bostel, to John
Moore, February 4, 1960 (exhibit 22) --

---- 70,
Excerpt of memorandum from James L. Hornbostel, Region 6,

to Chief, Acquisition Branch, November 6, 1959------ 79, 90, 81,
Letter from James L. HornBostel, to Hon. Jack Brooks, March

28, 1960..
Jay, Thomas G., Regional Commissioner, General Services Adminis-

tration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo.: Letter from Thomas G. Jay,
to Hon. Jack Brooks, Anril 4, 1960..

198

Lund, Carl H., Regional Director, Public Buildings Service, General

Services Administration, Region 6, Kansas City, Mo.:

Excerpt of report from inspection report of the Design and Con-

struction Division, Public Buildings Service, February 25, 1960. 172

Statement re installation of partitions (exhibit 21)------------- 169

Moore, John E., Investigator, Government Activities Subcommittee:

Excerpt from General Services Administration specification con-

ditions, paragraphs 2-17.--

13

Excerpt of memorandum from D. Murray Burns, the Henges Co.,

Kansas City, Mo., to Tom Jay, September 22, 1959--------

Excerpt of memorandum from Thomas G. Jay, Regional Com-

missioner, General Services Administration, Region 6, Kansas

City, Mo., re complaint of D. Murray Burns, September 25,

1959-------

Excerpt of office memorandum from Ralph G. Warren, Chief,

Design and Construction Division, Public Buildings Service,

Region 6, Kansas City, Mo., to Regional Director, October 5,

1959 ----

Moran, Eugene, Chief, Administrative Division, Commodity Stabili-

zation Service, Kansas City, Mo.: Excerpt of memorandum from
Commodity Stabilization Denver Office, to Eugene Moran, Sep-
tember 21, 1959.---

128

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