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OF SUPPLY FACILITIES OF THE ARMED SERVICES,

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

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üz-v. Hou: HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SURPLUS PROPERTY SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE
ON EXPENDITURES IN THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

AND

SUBCOMMITTEE ON PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY OF THE

COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

CARD DIVISION

PURSUANT TO

H. Res. 90, H. Res. 100, and H. Res. 303

PART 1

SEPTEMBER 15, 16, AND 17, 1947

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments

and Committee on Armed Services

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UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1948

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COMMITTEE ON EXPENDITURES IN THE EXECUTIVE

DEPARTMENTS

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan, Chairman GEORGE H. BENDER, Ohio

CARTER MANASCO, Alabama WALTER H. JUDD, Minnesota

JOHN W. MCCORMACK, Massachusetts ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois HENRY J. LATHAM, New York

JOHN J. DELANEY, New York JAMES W. WADSWORTH, New York

CHET HOLIFIELD, California FOREST A. HARNESS, Indiana

HENDERSON LANHAM, Georgia CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio

W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina ROSS RIZLEY, Oklahoma

PORTER HARDY, Jr., Virginia J. EDGAR CHENOWETH, Colorado

FRANK M. KARSTEN, Missouri
FRED E. BUSBEY, Illinois

J. FRANK WILSON, Texas
MELVIN C. SNYDER, West Virginia
J. CALEB BOGGS, Delaware
R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York
MITCHELL JENKINS, Pennsylvania

HELEN M. BOYER, Clerk

SURPLUS PROPERTY SUBCOMMITTEE

ROSS RIZLEY, Oklahoma, Chairman MELVIN C. SNYDER, West Virginia

CHET HOLIFIELD, California MITCHELL JENKINS, Pennsylvania

W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina EDMOND J. DONOHUE, Jr., General Counsel

KATHRYN E. SMITH, Clerk

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COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES

WALTER G. ANDREWS, New York, Chairman
DEWEY SHORT, Missouri

CARL VINSON, Georgia
LESLIE C. ARENDS, Illinois

PATRICK H. DREWRY, Virginia
W. STERLING COLE, New York

OVERTON BROOKS, Louisiana
CHARLES R. CLASON, Massachusetts

LYNDON B. JOHNSON, Texas
J. PARNELL THOMAS, New Jersey

PAUL J. KILDAY, Texas
GEORGE J. BATES, Massachusetts

CARL T. DURHAM, North Carolina
PAUL W. SHAFER, Michigan

LANDSDALE G..SASSCER, Maryland
WILLIAM E. HESS, Ohio

JAMES J. HEFFERNAN, New York
CHARLES H. ELSTON, Ohio

L. MENDEL RIVERS, South Carolina
JACK Z. ANDERSON, California

ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida
WILLIAM W. BLACKNEY, Michigan

PHILIP J. PHILBIN, Massachusetts
MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine

F. EDWARD HÉBERT, Louisiana
LEROY JOHNSON, California

ARTHUR WINSTEAD, Mississippi
HARRY L, TOWE, New Jersey

FRANCK R. HAVENNER, California
C. W. (Runt) BISHOP, Illinois
LEON H. GAVIN, Pennsylvania

JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hawaii
WALTER NORBLAD, Oregon

EDWARD L. BARTLETT, Alaska
JAMES E. VAN ZANDT, Pennsylvania

A. FERNÓS-ISERN, Puerto Rico
ROBERT H. HARPER, Chief Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY

JACK Z. ANDERSON, California, Chairman
J. PARNELL THOMAS, New Jersey

PHILIP J. PHILBIN, Massachusetts
GEORGE J, BATES, Massachusetts

PATRICK H. DREWRY, Virginia
HARRY L. TOWE, New Jersey

JAMES J. HEFFERNAN, New York
O. W. (Runt) BISHOP, Illinois

F. EDWARD HÉBERT, Louisiana
JAMES E. VAN ZANDT, Pennsylvania

BRYCE N. HARLOW, Professional Staf Member

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CONTENTS

LIST OF WITNESSES

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Beardsley, Commander H. L., Naval Air Transport Service, Moffett Field,

Calif.

115

Boone, Rear Adm. J. T., Western Sea Frontier, San Francisco, Calif... 135,

138, 173
Boylen, Walter F., War Assets Administration, San Francisco, Calif_ 146
Breckinridge, Lt. Col. W. M., War Department General Staff, Washing-
ton, D. C.---

37, 145

Buttle, Elmo L., War Assets Administration, San Francisco, Calif.

146

Cone, Capt. D.'N., assistant commander for Naval Reserve, San Fran-

cisco, Calif..

134

Cook, Arthur E., Stockton Chamber of Commerce, Stockton, Calif-

19

Creesy, Brig. Gen. Andrew Elliott, Marine Corps, San Francisco, Calif.- 86, 98

Culberson, Lt. Col. C. E., Army Air Force, San Francisco, Calif..

112

Davidson, Capt. W. B., naval district headquarters, San Francisco, Calif. 121, 137

Deasy, Pierce J., Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco, Calif..

96, 121

de Vos, Capt. Paul L., representing commander, Western Sea Frontier,

San Francisco, Calif

60

Elder, Col. William, Fourth Air Force, Hamilton Field, Calif.

110

Ellis, Capt. William, Navy air base, San Francisco, Calif..

115

Fleming, L. C., Maritime Commission, San Francisco, Calif.

172

Fox, G. L., San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, Calif.

29, 33

Gaffney, Rear Adm. John, naval supply center, Oakland, Calif.

62, 84

Graham, V. I., War Assets Administration, San Francisco, Calif.

146

Green, H. C., chief deputy assessor, Alameda County, Oakland, Calif. 12

Hale, Maj. Gen. Willis, Fourth Air Force, Hamilton Field, Calif..

110

Hall, George W., county assessor, Marin County, San Rafael, Calif.

32

Harrigan, Andrew L., realtor, San Francisco, Calif..

26

Hesser, Capt. F. W., Western Sea Frontier, San Francisco, Calif..

75

Hogan, W. G., city manager, Stockton, Calif.

24

Keesling, Francis V., Jr., attorney at law, San Francisco, Calif.

2

Kiellor, Col. Russell, Eastern Pacific Wing, Air Transport, Fairfield-

Suisun, Calif

110

Larson, Jess, War Assets Administration, Washington, D. C--

146

Liversedge, Col. H. B., Twelfth Marine Reserve District, San Francisco,

Calif..

144

Lukey, Thomas C., Marine Corps, Islais Creek, Calif-

35

Lyon, Capt. Bercy, Naval Air Transport Service, San Francisco, Calif. 115, 143

McCauley, Thomas E., War Assets Administration, San Francisco, Calif. 146

Moeller, Commodore Lewis W., Western Sea Frontier, San Francisco,

Calif.

75

Osborne, Tom, Public Buildings Administration, San Francisco, Calif 166

Owen, Rear Adm. J. P., Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco, Calif 136

Randall, Justin A., assessor of Contra Costa County, Calif.

15

Russell, B. H., Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, Vallejo, Calif.

17

Sale, Rev. Miller B., member of Military Affairs Committee, Benicia,

Calif.

25

Tillson, Capt. E. M., Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, San Francisco,

Calif.

58

Turkington, E. L., the San Francisco Bay Area Council, Inc., San Francisco,

Calif

11

Weaver, Brig. Gen. James R. N., president of the Sixth Army Joint Utiliza-
tion Board, San Francisco, Calif_

51
Wells, Lt. Col. Albert C., Jr., War Department General Staff, Washington,

D. C..

Wilson, George A., Public Buildings Administration, San Francisco,

Calif

165

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