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H. J. Res. 234

BILLS RELATING TO SERVICE-CONNECTED COMPENSATION
FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS (ALL WARS)

MARCH 21, 22, AND 23, 1956

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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.

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

75181

WASHINGTON : 1956

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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

EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, Massachusetts ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia

BERNARD W. (PAT) KEARNEY, New York GEORGE S. LONG, Louisiana

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

PAUL A. FINO, New York FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama

PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado

WILLIAM H. AVERY, Kansas
LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York

E. KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming
GEORGE A. SHUFORD, North Carolina EUGENE SILER, Kentucky
GEORGE H. CHRISTOPHER, Missouri CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California
CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan
B. F. SISK, California
JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

OLIVER E. MEADOWS, Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEES

ADMINISTRATION

JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania, Chairman ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia

PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska CHARLES C. DIGGS, Jr., Michigan

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California

COMPENSATION AND PENSION

W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina, Chairman GEORGE H. CHRISTOPHER, Missouri PAUL A. FINO, New York CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan

E. KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas, Chairman ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio B. F. SISK, California

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana

HOSPITALS

GEORGE S. LONG, Louisiana, Chairman ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia

BERNARD W. (PAT) KEARNEY, New York LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York

WILLIAM H. AVERY, Kansas
B. F. SISK, California
JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

HOUSING

ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma, Chairman GEORGE A. SHUFORD, North Carolina WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio GEORGE H. CHRISTOPHER, Missouri PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska

INSURANCE

WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado, Chairman JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania

EUGENE SILER, Kentucky GEORGE A. SHUFORD, North Carolina CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California

SPANISH WAR

FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina

PAUL A. FINO, New York WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado

E: KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming

3307,

Page
Adair, Hon. E. Ross.-

3467
American Legion:
T. O. Kraabel, national rehabilitation director..

3494-3500, 3520
C. H. Olson, assistant national legislative director...

3493–3494,

3500, 3519, 3521
Dr. H. D. Chapior, medical consultant.

3502–3514, 3520–3521
Charles W. Stevens, national rehabilitation service-- 3500–3502, 3514–3520
American Medical Association:
Dr. Walter B. Martin, past president--

3523–3527, 3531, 3533–3534
Dr. Desmond O'Doherty -

3526–3530, 3533–3534
AMVETS, John R. Holden, national legislative director

3490–3493
Ayres, Hon. William H.

3477
Bradley Commission, VFW answers to at hearing-

3478–3482
Calkins, H. A. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)
Chairman.

3449, 3451, 3457, 3461, 3463, 3464–3467, 3471-3473, 3476–3478,
3482–3490, 3493–3494, 3510-3511, 3514, 3516, 1319–3520, 3522–

3529, 3531-3535, 3551-3556.
Clark, Omer W. (See Disabled American Veterans.)
Compensation, uniform bill:
Government agencies views..

3422, 3548, 3552
Veterans' organization position.

3465–3466, 3483, 3496, 3516, 3519
Cramer, Hon. William C..

3456-3457
Disabled American Veterans:
Omar W. Clark, legislative director.

3461-3466
Elmer M. Freudenberger, assistant legislative director

:46 - 464
Edmondson, Hon. Ed..

3451, 3464, 3466
Elliot, Hon. Carl..

3555-3556
Evins, Hon. Joe L.

3467-3470
Fino, Hon. Paul A.

3477
Flood, Hon. Daniel V.

3455-3456
Freudenberger, Elmer M. (See Disabled American Veterans.)
Granahan, Hon. William T.

3454
Haley, Hon. James A.

3478
Healy, A. J., national commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart. 3489–3490
Henderson, Hon. John E.

3449-3451
Holden, John R. (See AMVETS.)
Holt, Hon. Joe..

3453–3454
Johnson, Hon. Lester.

3459
Kearney, Hon. B. W. (Pat).

3486, 3488–3489
Kraab?l, T. O. (See American Legion.)
Kee, Hon. Elizabeth.

3451, 3466, 3486, 3488–3489
Ketchum, Omar B. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)
Long, Hon. George S.

3451, 3487, 3521, 3525–3528, 3533–3534
Matthews, Hon. D. R. (Billy).

3452
Metcalf, Hon. Lee..

3451-3542
National Tuberculosis Association, James E. Perkins, director. 3458-3459
O'Brien, Hon. Leo W.

3466
Olson, C. H. (See American Legion.)
Patman, Hon. Wright..

3459–3460
Pilcher, Hon. John L.

3457-3458
Powers, James E..

3458
Price, John M., editor, Paraplegic News.

3485-3487
Priest, Hon. Percy.

3460
Richter, Elmer. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)
Robson, M. S. (See Veterans' Administration.)
Rogers, Hon. Edith Nourse-

3470, 3477, 3482, 3519–3520

Page
Seely-Brown, Hon. Horace.

3453
Shapiro, Dr. H. D. (See American Legion.)
Shuford, Hon. George A.-

3529
Siler, Hon. Eugene. -

3467, 3471, 3478
Smith, Hon. Lawrence H.

3460-3461
Staff director...

3451, 3473, 3486–3488
Stevens, Charles W. (See American Legion.)
Strauss, John M., president, National Guard Association..

3487-3488
Teague, Hon. Charles M.

3478, 3490
Thomson, Hon. E. Keith_ 3451, 3467, 3478, 3519-3520, 3528-3531, 3553
Veterans' Administration:
Donald C. Knapp, Office of Legislation..

3535-3556
M. S. Robson, Rating Schedule Board

3554-3555
Veterans of Foreign Wars:
H. A. Calkins, director of rehabilitation --

3472–3473, 3477
Omar B. Ketchum, national legislative director.

3470–3483
Elmer Richter, director of claims ..

3473
Wilson, Hon. Earl...

3452

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