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WAR CLAIMS ACT-AMENDMENTS OF 1954

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HEARINGS

AUG 30 1954

BEFORE A

DOCUMENTS

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

BILLS TO AMEND THE WAR CLAIMS ACT OF 1948

JUNE 7, 9, 10, 11, AND 16, 1954

Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey, Chairman
CARL HINSHAW, California

ROBERT CROSSER, Ohio
JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota

J. PERCY PRIEST, Tennessee
ROBERT HALE, Maine

OREN HARRIS, Arkansas
JAMES I. DOLLIVER, Iowa

DWIGHT L. ROGERS, Florida
JOHN W. HESELTON, Massachusetts ARTHUR G. KLEIN, New York
JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan

WILLIAM T. GRANAHAN, Pennsylvania
RICHARD W. HOFFMAN, Illinois

F. ERTEL CARLYLE, North Carolina
JOHN V. BEAMER, Indiana

JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi
WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois

PETER F. MACK, JR., Illinois
ALVIN R. BUSH, Pennsylvania

HOMER THORNBERRY, Texas
PAUL F. SCHENCK, Ohio

LOUIS B. HELLER, New York
JOSEPH L. CARRIGG, Pennsylvania

KENNETH A, ROBERTS, Alabama
HERBERT B. WARBURTON, Delaware MORGAN M. MOULDER, Missouri
STEVEN B. DEROUNIAN, New York HARLEY 0. STAGGERS, West Virginia
THOMAS M. PELLY, Washington
J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California

ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk

Professional Staff
KURT BORCHARDT

ANDREW STEVENSON
SAM G. SPAL

A. E. STOCKBURGER

SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON WAR CLAIMS AND TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACTS

CARL HINSHAW, California, Chairman
JOHN V. BEAMER, Indiana

ARTHUR G. KLEIN, New York
PAUL F. SCHENCK, Ohio

PETER F. MACK, JR., Ininois
JOSDPE L. CARRIGG, Pennsylvania HARLEY 0. STAGGERS, West Virginia

II

Reports of—Continued

Page

War Claims Commission on-

H. R. 4422

90

H. R. 6407

103

H. R. 7711

200

H. R. 6923.

9

H. R. 8076.

15

H. R. 9094

19

H. R. 9234.

25

H. R. 9390

27

S. 541..

94

Statement of-

Bluemel, Brig. Gen. Clifford, United States Army, retired.

109

Boote, Ward, Legislative Branch, Office of the Solicitor, Department

of Labor

204

Budge, Hon. Hamer H., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Idaho

78

Daley, T. F., Director, Legislative Project Services, Veterans' Admin-
istration..

176

Downer, Adin M., assistant legislative representative, Veterans of

Foreign Wars.

37, 117

Drake, Brig. Gen. Charles C., United States Army, retired.

190
Foster, Charles E., assistant director, Disabled American Veterans.. 44
Friedman, Joseph B., representing China Banking Corp. of Manila - 121
Fulton, Hon. James G., a Representative in Congress from the State
of Pennsylvania

171
Gillilland, Whitney, Chairman, War Claims Commission.

28, 195
Glattly, Col. Harold W., Medical Corps, United States Army -

187

Holden, John R., national legislative director, American Veterans of

World War II..

Katz, Anne, Washington, D. C..

55

Klepinger, Robert F., attorney at law, Washington, D. C.. 83

McCauley, William, Director, Bureau of Employees' Compensation.-- 204

McGuire, Andrew T., General Counsel, War Claims Commission.. 195

Mueller, Dr. C. R., Department of Medicine and Surgery, Veterans'

Administration.-

176

Olson, C. H., assistant director, national legislative commission,
American Legion.

39

Pace, Mrs. Pearl Carter, Vice Chairman, War Claims Commission.. 195

Riley, George D., member, national legislative committee, National

Federation of Labor..

170

Robson, Mark S., Department of Veterans' Benefits, Veterans'
Administration -

176
Roesler, Paul, War Claims Commission.

195
Rogers, Hon. Byron G., a Representative in Congress from the State
of Colorado

98
Shore, Chester C., Washington, D. C.

43
Stevens, Charles W., assistant director, national rehabilitation com-
mission, American Legion.

39
Tawney, James, assistant to the General Counsel, War Claims Com-
mission.

28

Vater, Joseph A., national commander, American Defenders of

Bataan and Corregidor, Inc.

174

Warburton, Hon. Herbert B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Delaware..

54

Ward, Mary H., president, Workers of Wake, Guam, and Cavite.

Wilson, Frank E., chairman, American Internee Committee 58, 79, 150

Wing, Lt. Col. Paul R., United States Army, retired, Mathews, Va.. 81

Additional data submitted for the record by—

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc., telegram from Maurice A.

Graham, adjutant...

174

American Internees Association, Inc., telegram from Ralph L.

Reynolds, secretary

205

American Legion, letter from Miles D. Kennedy, director, national

legislative commission.--

183

Assadourian, Haig, affidavit of

132

Axe, Agnes J., letter from...

205

Additional data submitted for the record by—Continued

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Bard, Melvin, letter from.--.

87

Barnett, Stuart R., letter from..

145

Barr, Frank R. and Ruth E., letter from.

88

Baumgardner, E. G., letter from.--.

66

Bluemel, Brig. Gen. Clifford: Letters in support of testimony 110-115

Carlson, Mabel R., letters from..

133-138

Carson, Selma, letter from...

67

Fino, Hon. Paul A., letter and statement-

47

Friedman, Joseph B., letter from, transmitting memorandum.

155

Gibbs, Finley, statement of..

123

Glazier, Milton, letter from.

86

Hall, Theo. L., letter from

138
Jones, Ruth, letter from..

132
Katz, Anne: One in Seven Lives, article from Newsweek, March 15,
1954

56

Lyle, Hon. John E., Jr., statement of

73

McPherran, George, letter from..

87

Permenter, Donald O., letter from.

68
Philippine National Bank, letter from Roman G. Azanza, vice president
and agent---

154

Plowman, G. Harden, letters from..

142-145

Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar, Sr., letter from

88

Robinson, Mrs. Lillian S., letter from

89

Scott, Elizabeth S., letter from.

141
State Department, letters from Thruston B. Morton, Assistant Sec-
retary-

14, 72

Tolman, T. B., letter from...

140

Veterans of Foreign Wars, resolution No. 433.

37

War Claims Commission;

Letter from Whitney Gillilland, Chairman.

8

Number of American civilian internees, December 7, 1941-August

14, 1945, table

199

United States Army and Air Force personnel detained as prisoners

of war in World War II, table.

198

United States Navy and Marine Corps personnel detained as pris-

oners of war in World War II, table-

198

Ward, Mary H., statement on H. R. 7711.

172
Wilson, Dr. Warren A., letter from

152
Winn, Mrs. Ethel M., letter from.

141
Woolf, Alexandra Louise, letter from..

138

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