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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION

AND PENSIONS

AND OF THE

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 156, H.R. 209, H.R. 210, H.R. 212, H.R. 255, H.R. 271, H.R. 283, H.R. 287, H.R. 397, H.R. 501, H.R. 605, H.R. 619, H.R. 623, H.R. 660, H.R. 697, H.R. 698, H.R. 701, H.R. 702, H.R. 703, H.R. 712, H.R. 728, H.R. 868, H.R. 869, H.R. 878, H.R. 886, H.R. 928, H.R. 1059. H.R. 1062, H.R. 1098, H.R. 1840, H.R. 1928, H.R. 1946, H.R. 1952, H.R. 1953, H.R. 1958, H.R 1959, HR. 1979, H.R. 1993, H.R. 2237, H.R. 2246, H.R. 2266, H.R. 2515, H.R. 2516, H.R. 2517, H.R. 2525, H.R. 2549, H.R. 2565, H.R. 2579, H.R. 2904, H.R. 2912, H.R. 2943, H.R. 2944, H.R. 3173, H.R. 3274, H.R. 3286, H.R. 3422, H.R. 3455, H.R. 3467, H.R. 3468, H.R. 3670, H.R. 3745, H.R. 3889, H.R. 3891, H.R. 3895, H.R. 3903, H.R. 3945, H.R. 3947, H.R. 3950, H.R. 4090, H.R. 4101, H.R. 4117, H.R. 4136, H.R. 4137, H.R. 4155, H.R. 4165, H.R. 4234, H.R. 4342, H.R. 4353, H.R. 4396, H.R. 4401, H.R. 4409, H.R. 4417, H.R. 4572, H.R. 4575, H.R. 4582, H.R. 4611, H.R. 4663, H.R. 4672, H.R. 4677, H.R. 4727, H.R. 4758, H.R. 4763, H.R. 4770, H.R. 4814, H.R. 4841, H.R. 4928, H.R. 4932, H.R. 5021, H.R. 5048, H.R. 5103, H.R. 5111, H.R. 5128, H.R. 5152, H.R. 5164, H.R. 5216, H.R. 5234, H.R. 5278, H.R. 5308, H.R. 5411, H.R. 5421, H.R. 5433, H.R. 5434, H.R. 5466, H.R. 5534, H.R. 5666, H.R. 5668, H.R. 5701, H.R. 5824, H.R. 5853, H.R. 5899, H.R. 5987, H.R. 6009, H.R. 6053, H.R. 6054, H.R. 6199, H.R. 6200, H.R. 6266, H.R. 6359, H.R. 6612, H.R. 6620, H.R. 6724, H.R. 6788, H.R. 6847, H.R. 6856, H.R. 6969, H.R. 7011, H.R. 7024, H.R. 7025, H.R. 7028, H.R. 7048, H.R. 7080, H.R. 7093, H.R. 7094, H.R. 7233, H.R. 7290, H.R. 7603, H.J. Res. 134, H.J. Res. 229, H.J.

Res. 264

JULY 11, 12, AND 13, 1961

Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Pages of all hearings are numbered cumulatively to permit a
comprehensive index at the end of the Congress. Page numbers
lower than those in this hearing refer to other legislation.

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1961

72275 0

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama

PAUL A. FINO, New York JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York

JAMES G. FULTON, Pennsylvania WM. J. RANDALL, Missouri

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, Wyoming ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Illinois

HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin HARRIS B. MçDOWELL, JR., Delaware ROBERT F. ELLSWORTH, Kansas G. ELLIOTT HAGAN, Georgia HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York

OLIVER E. MEADOWS, Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION

JAMES A. HALEY, Florida, Chairman WM. J. RANDALL, Missouri

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Illinois

JAMES G. FULTON, Pennsylvania

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION AND PENSION

W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina, Chairman G. ELLIOTT HAGAN, Georgia

PAUL A. FINO, New York HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California

SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING

ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, JR., Delaware WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, Wyoming

HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOSPITALS

ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia, Chairman JAMES A, HALEY, Florida

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio WALTER S. BARIN 7, Nevada

PAUL A. FINO, New York ROBERT A, EVER T Tennessee

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania WM. J. RANDALL, Missouri

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York

JAMES G. FULTON, Pennsylvania ROLAND V. LIBONATI, Illinois

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, Wyoming G. ELLIOTT HAGAN, Georgia

HENRY C. SCHADEBERG, Wisconsin JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING

FRANK W, BOYKIN, Alabama, Chairman WM. J. RANDALL, Missouri

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, JR., Delaware E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York

ROBERT F. ELLSWORTH, Kansas

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSURANCE

WALTER S. BARING, Nevada, Chair man ROBERT A. EVERETT, Tennessee

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina ROBERT F. ELLSWORTH, Kansas

II

CONTENTS

American Legion:

Page

Corcoran, John J., director, national rehabilitation commission.. 1621-1645

MacDonald, Warren, assistant director, national rehabilitation com-

mission

1645

American Veterans of World War II. (See AMVETS.)
AMVETS:
Bowman, Garrett J., assistant national service officer.

1616
Holden, John R., national legislative director..

1614, 1616
Russell, Harold, national commander.

1609-1616

Anfuso, Hon. Victor L., statement of.

1552, 1553

Baring, Hon. Walter S...

1621

Bills and reports.

1117-1505

Bowman, Garrett J. (See AMVETS.)

Bray, Hon. William G.

1537-1539

Breeding, Hon. J. Floyd, statement of.

1553

Brownstein, P. N. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Bruce, Hon. Donald C., letter of.

1554

Burke, Hon. Frank W.

1527, 1528

Burke, Hon. James A., statement of.

1554, 1555

Byrne, Hon. James A., statement of

1585-1587

Chairman

1591, 1599,

1602, 1604, 1609, 1612–1617, 1620-1627, 1629-1631, 1633, 1634,

1638, 1639, 1645, 1646, 1650, 1656-1661, 1663–1666.

Cohelan, Hon. Jefferey, statement of -

1555

Corcoran, John J. (See American Legion.)

Counsel.

1552

Cramer, Hon. William C., statement of..

1555, 1556

Daley, T. F. (See Veterans' Administration.)
Daniels, Hon. Dominick V.

1528, 1529
Davis, Hon. James C..

1536, 1537
Denton, Hon. Winfield K..

1519-1525
Disabled American Veterans: Freudenberger, Elmer M., national legisla-
tive director, letter from.

1506-1508
Dorn, Hon. W. J. Bryan..

1065, 1512,
1513, 1516, 1519, 1522, 1525-1531, 1533, 1536, 1537, 1539, 1541,

1543, 1544, 1547-1549, 1551, 1552, 1590.
Ellis County (Tex.) Barracks No. 1586. (See Veterans of World War I of

the U.S.A.)

Erickson, John E. (See Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., Inc.)

Fenton, Hon. Ivor D., letter of -

1556

Fino, Hon. Paul A.

1556, 1557, 1663

Freudenberger, Elmer M. (See Disabled American Veterans.)

Fulton, Hon. James G.

1526, 1531

Garland, Hon. Peter A., letter of

1557

Gilbert, Hon. Jacob H., statement of

1558

Goodling, Hon. George A., letter of.

1590

Haley, Hon. James A....

1613, 1614, 1620, 1621

Halpern, Hon. Seymour, statement of

1558–1560

Hansen, Hon. Julia Butler.

1529–1531

Holden, John R. (See AMVETS.)

Hosmer, Hon. Craig, statement of

1560, 1561

Huddleston, Hon. George, Jr., statement of..

1561

Johnson, Hon. Harold T. (Bizz), statement of.

1561, 1562

Knox, Hon. Victor A., statement of..

1562, 1563

Kowalski, Hon. Frank, statement of

1563, 1564

Lane, Hon. Thomas J..

1516-1519

Page
Langen, Hon. Odin, statement of

1564, 1565
Libonati, Hon. Roland V.

1548,
1549, 1614-1616, 1644, 1645, 1656-1658, 1660, 1664-1666
McCaskill, Cyrus W. (See Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., Inc.:

Ellis County (Tex.) Barracks No. 1580.)

MacDonald, Warren. (See American Legion.)

McDonough, Hon. Gordon L., statement of .-

1565, 1566

McElroy, James H. (See United Spanish War Veterans.)

McFall, Hon, John J., statement of

1565

McIntire, Hon, Clifford G..

1539-1541

Madden, Hon. Ray J.

1525-1527

Meadows, Oliver E. (See Staff director.)

Merrow, Hon. Chester E., statement of

1566, 1567

Mexican Border Veterans, Inc., letter of..

1508, 1509

Miller, Hon. George P.

1513-1516

Moeller, Hon. Walter H., statement of

1567

Montoya, Hon. Joseph M., statement of.

1567, 1568

Morgan, Hon. Thomas E., statement of..

1568, 1569

Morrison, Hon. James H., of ..

1569

Morse, Hon. F. Bradford, statement of.

1569, 1570

Moulder, Hon. Morgan M., statement of

1570

Natcher, Hon. William H., statement of.

1570, 1571

O'Hara, Hon. Barratt.

1541-1543

Olsen, Hon. Arnold H.

1543, 1544

Patterson, Edwin B. (See Council.)

“Pensions for Veterans and Their Dependents,” a committee staff study-- 1066-

1116

Census, Bureau of:

Age of head: Families and unrelated individuals by total money

income in 1959, for the United States, urban and rural. -- 1090
Age and veteran status: Persons 14 years of age and over by total

money income in 1959, by sex, for the United States, urban and
rural.

1092, 1093
Size of family: Families and unrelated individuals by total

money income in 1959, for the United States, urban and rural.. 1091

Characteristics of World War I veterans' service and benefits.--1068-1071

Charts and drawings:

Participants in World War I, World War II, Korea, and prior

wars and veterans in civil life..

1078

VA appropriated dollar...

1083
VA expenditures from appropriated funds by war.

1082
Cost projections:
Existing pension law.

1088
H.R. 209 and similar bills

1088
H.R. 3745 and similar bills.

1088

Daily additions to pension rolls-

1080

Distribution, compensation and pensions, 1960, 1961, 1962.

1085

Expenditures from appropriated funds:

By war, through June 30, 1960 (chart).

1082

By war and purpose, through June 30, 1960.

1086

January 1, 1940-June 30, 1960.

1084

Funds for Veterans' Administration, fiscal years beginning July 1, 1960,
1961, 1962..

1084

Index:

Author..

1112

Chronological

1113, 1114

Subject

1115

Legislation referred to committee (related to pensions)

1094-1111

Participants and deaths in service during all wars.

1081

Pensions for veterans and their dependents, explanation of laws govern-

ing non-service-connected pension for veterans of World War I,

World War II, and Korea and their dependents.

1066, 1067

Pensions to widows and children for non-service-connected death (rates

and requirements, current law).

1074-1077

Percentage of total veterans receiving pension or compensation as of

June 30, 1960..

1080

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"Pensions for Veterans and Their Dependents”—Continued

Page

Rating schedule, extract from.

1087

Service experience and total drawing compensation and pension

benefits

1079

Service of veterans of World War I, World War II, and Korea.

1080

Social security, coverage of veterans.-

1087

Veterans' pensions (rates and requirements, current law). 1072, 1073

World War I veterans and dependents:

Characteristics of World War I veterans' service and benefits. -- 1068-

1071

Expenditures for..

1086

Participants.

1078, 1081

Program for

1089

Service of

1080

Peterson, Hon. M. Blaine, statement of

1666, 1667
Philbin, Hon. Philip J., statement of

1571, 1572
Piernie, Hon. Alexander, statement of

1572
Rabaut, Hon. Louis C., statement of

1572, 1573

Randall, Hon. William J.

1549-1552, 1656

Rhodes, Hon. George M., statement of

1573, 1574
Rogers, Hon. Paul G., statement of..

1574-1579

Roosevelt, Hon. James, statement of..

1579

Roudebush, Hon. Richard L.

1531-1535
Russell, Harold. (See AMVETS.)
Saund, Hon. D. S., statement of..

1579, 1580
Saylor, Hon. John P..

1621, 1631, 1632, 1638, 1639
Schadeberg, Hon. Henry C...

1656
Shelley, Hon. John F., statement of_

1580-1583

Shipley, Hon. George E., statement of

1583

Siler, Hon. Eugene, statement of..

1583, 1584
Spanish-American War Veterans. (See United Spanish War Veterans.)
Staff director..

1665

Staggers, Hon. Harley 0., statement of

1584

Stover, Francis W. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)

Stratton, A. W. (See Veterans' Administration.)

Teague, Hon. Olin E. (See Chairman.)

Thomson, Hon. Vernon W., statement of..

1588, 1589

Trimble, Hon. James W.

1512, 1513

Turner, Mrs. Lillian. (See Widows of World War I, Inc.)

United Spanish War Veterans: McElroy, James H., adjutant general, letter

from

1505, 1506

Utt, Hon. James B., statement of

1584, 1585
Van Zandt, Hon. James E.

1544-1547

Veterans' Administration:

Brownstein, P. N., Chief Benefits Director

1654-1659, 1663-1666

Daley, T. F., Acting Assistant General Counsel.

1645-1654

Stratton, A. W., Director, Compensation and Pension Service... 1660-1663

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Stover, Francis W., director of legislative

service.

1617-1621

Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., Inc.:

Erickson, John E., national commander.

1591-1602

Ellis County (Tex.) Barracks No. 1580, letters from..

1509–1511

Menominee County (Mich.) Barracks No. 930, letter of.. 1608, 1609

Widows of World War I, Inc.: Turner, Mrs. Lillian, national presi-

dent.

1602-1608

Wilson, Hon. Earl, statement of

1589, 1590

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