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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

86-60879

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.

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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 THOMŞON, 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, Chair man 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

R.V.S,

INDEX

Page Adair, Hon. E. Ross

3467 American Legion: T. 0. 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.

3307, 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 Kraabel, 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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