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KE27

1949

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas

JOHN TABER, New York HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California

BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa ALBERT THOMAS, Texas

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

WALT HORAN, Washington W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas

GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama

GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

HAROLD C. OSTERTAG, New York J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island

CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin PRINCE H. PRESTON, Georgia

EL FORD A, CEDERBERG, Michigan OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

JOHN R. PILLION, New York FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota

PHIL WEAVER, .Nebraska JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming
JOHN F. SHELLEY, California

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Mlinois
EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts
DON MAGNUSON, Washington
WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania
WINFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana
TOM STEED, Oklahoma
HUGH Q. ALEXANDER, North Carolina
CHARLES A. BOYLE, Illinois
ALFRED E. SANTANGELO, New York
JOSEPH M, MONTOYA, New Mexico

KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director

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W.J. MCNEIL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMPTROLLER)
MAJ. GEN. ROBERT S. MOORE, SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE COMP-

TROLLER
HAROLD R. LOGAN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BUDGET, OFFICE OF

THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMPTROLLER)
MAURICE H. LANMAN, ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL (FISCAL

MATTERS), OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
M. W. KANDLE, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE BRANCH, OFFICE

OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMPTROLLER)
MAJ. GEN. DAVID W. TRAUB, DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET, OFFICE

OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE ARMY
REAR ADM. LOT ENSEY, ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER, DIRECTOR OF

BUDGET AND REPORTS, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
BRIG. GEN. R. J. FRIEDMAN, DIRECTOR OF BUDGET, OFFICE OF

DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, COMPTROLLER, DEPARTMENT OF THE

AIR FORCE
LYLE S. GARLOCK, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE

(FM)
Mr. Mahon. Gentlemen, the committee will come to order.

We will begin today on the appropriations for the operation and maintenance of the armed services.

Following a study by our staff I advised Mr. McNeil, who is our chief witness for today, that there were certain questions which we would like him or others to discuss with the committee today or during this hearing. We went into considerable detail as to the areas in which we were principally interested.

Mr. Secretary, I am sure you have had these questions and problems in mind in the preparation of your remarks for today.

I am sure that many other questions will arise as we give consideration to the huge sums requested by the services for the operations and maintenance of our defense program.

What is your thought, Mr. Secretary, as to how you ceed with your statement today?

Mr. McNeil. Mr. Chairman, first as to the questions you submitted, they were very helpful to us in preparing a statement which may serve to focus attention on the operation and maintenance group of appropriations.

In this prepared statement we have dealt with a number of the areas covered by your questions—not all, because several of the ques

should pro

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