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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

THIRD SESSION

MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR WORK RELIEF

AND RELIEF, FISCAL YEAR 1941

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1940

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado, Chairman CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri

JOHN TABER, New York CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachuset s LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia

D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma

J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania

ALBERT E. CARTER, California JAMES MCANDREWS, Hlinois

ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky

CHARLES A. PLUMLEY, Vermont GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginia

EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois JAMES G. SCRUGHAM, Nevada

ALBERT J. ENGEL, Michigan JAMES M. FITZPARTICK, New York

KARL STEFAN, Nebraska LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

FRANCIS H. CASE, South Dakota JOACHIM O. FERNANDEZ, Louisiana DUDLEY A. WHITE, Ohio MILLARD F. CALDWELL, Florida

CLARENCE J. McLEOD, Michigan
DAVID D. TERRY, Arkansas

FRANK B. KEEFE, Wisconsin
JOHN M. HOUSTON, Kansas
JOE STARNES, Alabama
ROSS A. COLLINS, Mississippi
CHARLES H. LEAVY, Washington
JOSEPH E. CASEY, Massachusetts
JOHN H. KERR, North Carolina
GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California
BUTLER B. HARE, South Carolina

MARCELLUS C. SHIELD, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFICIENCIES

EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado, Chair man CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia

JOHN TABER, New York CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachuset 8 LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana

WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas
J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania

J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania
EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky
GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginia

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APPROPRIATION FOR WORK RELIEF AND RELIEF, FISCAL

YEAR 1940

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HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. EDWARD T. TAYLOR (CHAIRMAN), CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, CLARENCE CANNON, LOUIS LUDLOW, J. BUELL SNYDER, EMMET O'NEAL, GEORGE W. JOHNSON, JOHN TABER, RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, AND J. WILLIAM DITTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CHARGE OF THE DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS, ON THE DAYS FOLLOWING, NAMELY:

TUESDAY, March 26, 1940.

CIVIL AERONAUTICS AUTHORITY

STATEMENTS OF CLINTON M. HESTER, ADMINISTRATOR; PAUL

J. FRIZZELL, COORDINATOR AND SECRETARY; AND CHARLES I. STANTON, DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF FEDERAL AIRWAYS.

Mr. WOODRUM. Mr. Hester, we have before us an item of $175,000 for the Civil Aeronautics Authority for the fiscal year 1941. Will | you tell us about that?

SAFETY RECORD OF COMMERCIAL AIR LINES

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Mr. HESTER. Mr. Chairman, before we proceed to a consideration of the estimate, may I make a brief statement?

Mr. WOODRUM. Yes. Mr. HESTER. This is a great day in the history of civil aviation, because at 3:50 o'clock this morning the scheduled air lines of this

country completed an entire year of operation without an accident : involving a fatality or serious injury either to a passenger, a member of the crew, or any other person. Mr. CANNON. That is on the commercial lines? Mr. HESTER. That is right, on all the air lines of this country. For that 12-month period they carried over 3 million passengers for the first time, and they flew 87 million airplane miles and 814 million passenger miles, both of which are all-time records.

Mr.CANNON. That is a magnificent record and it ought to be widely publicized, because a great many people who would otherwise take advantage of this splendid service are prevented by a fear which would be removed entirely by this record.

Mr. HESTER. In 1937 the air lines carried 1,000,000 passengers; in 1938 they carried 1,300,000 passengers, and in the year ending December 31, 1939, they carried 1,800,000. As to the accident rate,

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