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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, Mas JOHN 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

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

(Oklahoma),

NOTE.-In order to expedite the consideration of the appropriation bills during t session of the Seventy-fourth Congress the hearings on this bill were practical pleted prior to the convening of that Congress. They were conducted by the fc subcommittee of the Seventy-third Congress, all of whom were reelected to the S fourth Congress : Messrs. Woodrum (chairman), Boylan, Granfield, and Wiggle Mr. Lambertson was designated as a member of the subcommittee of the Seven Congress to participate in the hearings in place of Mr. Goss who was not reele the Seventy-fourth Congress, Messrs. Johnson (Olla homa), Moran, and Bolton w appointed to the subcommittee until after the organization of the committee Seventy-fourth Congress.

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INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1936

HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COM-. MITTEE 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 appropriation act for the fiscal year 1935 provided the total sum of $174,210, of which the sum of $50,000 was for extraordinary repairs, refurnishings, and equipment, and is avalable until expended. Appropriation, 1935

$174, 210 Deduct nonrecurring item.

50, 000

Base for 1936. Increase over base.

124, 210 19, 088

Estimate for 1936-

143, 298 1

144391

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