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Mr. Rooney. What was the total amount that went into the Treasury in fiscal year 1960 ?

Mr. BENNETT. $3 million. We shall pay at least that dividend again

this year.


Mr. ROONEY. Where do you have the shops which rehabilitate office furniture and equipment?

Mr. BENNETT. We have those shops in several places—Terre Haute, Ind., Los Angeles, Calif., Tallahassee, Fla., El Paso, Tex.

Mr. ROONEY. Any others!
Mr. BENNETT. I do not think so.

Mr. WILKINSON. One at McNeil Island, Wash. We will be opening one at Lompoc, Calif., in a few weeks.

Mr. Rooney. Do you in each of these locations rehabilitate Government furniture on a reimbursable basis?

Mr. BENNETT. That is right, sir. We rebuild them. We do not rehabilitate them. We rebuild them just as good as new.


Mr. Rooney. How much business in this regard have you done with the Government in the past year?

Mr. BENNETT. I would have to add it up.
Mr. Rooney. Do you have it by institution?
Mr. WILKINSON. Yes, sir.
Mr. Rooney. Could you submit it for the record ?

Mr. WILKINSON. I can get it up for the 7 months of this year, sir, through January 31.

Mr. Rooney. Do you have it for last year, the full year?
Mr. WILKINSON. I shall have to get that.

Mr. ROONEY. Please insert for fiscal year 1960, by location, with which agencies of the Government you did business, and the amounts involved.

Mr. WILKINSON. Very well.
(The information supplied follows:)

V’alue of furniture refinishing for periods as indicated below


Fiscal year


Fiscal year 1961 (July 1, 1969-Jan. 31,



Alcatraz Island, Calif.
La Tuna, Tex.
MeNeil Island, Wash.
Seagoville, Tex.
Tallahassee, Fla.
Terminal Island, Calif.
Terre Haute, Ind.

$54, 905. 58
185, 886. 55
63, 248, 01
78, 902.60
48, 410.84
178, 482. 89
242, 720.58

1 $2,890.55
131, 076.50
110, 091. 47
59, 120. 10
55, 677. 22
163, 084. 18
87, 362. 26

$57, 796. 13
316, 963. 05
173, 339. 48
138, 022. 70
104,088, 06
341, 567.07
330, 082. 84


852, 557.05

609, 302. 28

1, 461, 859.33

i To close of factory, Aug. 31, 1961,

Total number pieces of furniture refinished at all prison industries shops-by Govern

ment agencies

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Ilealth, Education, and Welfare.
Federal judiciary.
General Services Administration.
Veterans' Administration..
Federal Aviation Agency.
Civil Defense.
Interstato Commerce.
Post Office Department.
Atomic Energy
Federal Trade Commission.
Public Housing..
Federal National Mortgage
Federal Housing Administration.
Central Intelligence..
Civil Service Commission.
Labor Department.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
General Accounting Office
Small Business Administration.
National Labor Relations Board
Securities and Exchange Commission,
Selective Service..


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Mr. ROONEY. With regard to the 7 months you referred to, may we look at that tabulation and perhaps save time.

Mr. WILKINSON. You will have to pick out the places where furniture rehabilitation is done.

Mr. ROONEY. Apparently you had one at Alcatraz, but it has been discontinued.

Mr. WILKINSON. There is Lompoc.
Mr. ROONEY. The next one is Ashland, Ky.

Mr. WILKINSON. That is a furniture fabrication. That is not refinishing, sir.

Mr. Rooney. That is discontinued in any event. Right?

Mr. WILKINSON. No, sir. McNeil Island, about midway of the page. La Tuna, Tex.

Mr. SUGARMAN. I have the 1960 figures here, Mr. Chairman, if you wish to have them.

Mr. ROONEY. Suppose you take the sheet which I have in my hand and get together the locations where you are doing the business of rehabilitating or manufacturing furniture, put them together as to total amount, and then show us, of this amount, how much was business done with the Government.

Mr. BENNETT. All of it.
Mr. WILKINSON. It was all with the Government.

Mr. ROONEY. You can break down the categories of Government, can you?

Mr. WILKINSON. Yes, sir.


Mr. ROONEY. Is there any way of telling us offhand here and now how much in the past 7 months you did in terms of dollar business with the judiciary?

Mr. WILKINSON. Most of our furniture refinishing is done through the GSA, so we do not always know where the furniture comes from.

Mr. Rooney. Does the Department of Justice do business with you directly?

Mr. ANDRETTA. We did up until the last couple of years. Mr. Rooney. Why was there a change in that? Mr. ANDRETTA. We used to have to load a truck to go to Terre Haute. Not only was it very costly to ship the stuff out and back but, in the first place, there was a doubt whether we ought to refinish it, it was so far gone. Then because of the cost the Prison Industries charged us with transportation on top of it, and the loss of use for a long time, we found it cheaper to do it under contract here.

Mr. Rooney. When you say "here,” you are referring to the District of Columbia ?

Mr. ANDRETTA. The District of Columbia.
Mr. ROONEY. Or a number of locations?

Mr. ANDRETTA. In the District of Columbia mostly, and in the field locations we have done it there, too, with private contractors.


Mr. BENNETT. Mr. Chairman, we are establishing a furniture refinishing plant down at Petersburg, Va., to overcome this problem of shipping furniture out of Washington for long distances. That will be in operation very shortly.

Mr. ANDRETTA. We have the Prison Industries making furniture for us, too, and they do a beautiful job. As I say, the elements are the loss of time in the use and the cost of transportation back and forth.


Mr. Rooney. With whom do you do business in the District of Columbia ?

Mr. ANDRETTA. We have contractors here that do our reupholstering and refinishing. I do not remember their names. Mr. Rooney. It may be that you do not want it on the record, but I

ROONEY am curious to know who they are. Maybe some other Government department such as the State Department would be able to use them.

Mr. ANDRETTA. We have had very successful relations. Mr. ROONEY. Who are they? Mr. ANDRETTA. I will get the names for you. (The information supplied follows:) 1. In the District of Columbia the contractors are Woodbridge Upholstery Co. and Wallace Cabinet Shop.


Mr. BENNETT. We have gone into the manufacture of what they call "unitized" furniture.

Mr. Rooney. It seems to me I have heard that expression previously.

Mr. BENNETT. I do not know where you heard it, but nevertheless we are going into it.

Mr. WilKINSON. We have just completed our prototype pilot run and do not have figures on it.


Mr. ROONEY. What are these articles you have on the table ?
Mr. WILKINSON. These are samples I brought along.
Mr. ROONEY. What do we have here?

Mr. BENNETT. This one that Mr. Howe has in his hands are part of our electronics shop out at McNeil Island, Wash. That is a jeep spark and ignition harness. The Army found that rather than trying to find where the shortcircuit was, it was cheaper and easier to install a new harness. So we have gone into this business. We are also making it for tanks, for trucks, for part of the missile program.

Mr. Rooney. These look like mighty good shoes to sell to the armed services for $5.31 a pair.

Mr. BENNETT. I will say it is a beauty.

Mr. MARSHALL. You could almost compete with the Japanese with that.

Mr. BENNETT. Those are things we make in Mr. Marshall's district.

Mr. WILKINSON. Those gloves require a mitten underneath. It is called a shell type glove.

Mr. MARSHALL. These are being manufactured for the armed services, are they?

Mr. WILKINSON. Yes, sir.

Mr. Rooney. It looks as though some of our Foreign Service officers ought to be able to use these shoes.

Mr. MARSHALL. They might be a little low.

Mr. ROONEY. These are plugs for the Lexington Signal Depot at Lexington, Ky., and the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

You are also in the business, according to this photograph, of making highway signs for the national forests!

Mr. WILKINSON. Yes, sir; and the military installations.


Mr. Rooney. What is the extent of your business in typewriter and office machine repairs ?

Mr. WILKINSON. In dollar volume, it is relatively low, sir.
Mr. BENNETT. About $75,000 a year.

Mr. Rooney. That certainly could be enlarged, could it not, in view of the fact that the Government uses so many typewriters and office machines?

Mr. BENNETT. The problem there is in the transportation, and also most of the typewriters we get are not automatic. In fact, I do not think we get any automatic electrically operated typewriters, Mr. Chairman.

Mr. WILKINSON. If I may add one word, the followup is quite a problem, too. We cannot go too far away. If we have to make minor adjustments the second or third day, then we have to send a supervisor. We cannot send one of our prisoners out to do it. It is a good training program.


Mr. Rooney. With regard to the information I asked for a while ago, I do not want you to give me the answer that you do business with General Services Administration. If necessary, I want you to find out from General Services who you did business for, because I want to know the details with regard to the Department of Justice, the Federal judiciary and, while we are at it, the Department of State and the U.S. Information Agency.

Mr. WILKINSON. Yes, sir.

I believe, Mr. Chairman, your first question was the dollar volume in 1960, and then I believe you said then this 7 months. Would you like both, sir?

Mr. ROONEY. Both.
Are there any further questions, gentlemen!
Thank you, Mr. Bennett and gentlemen.
Mr. BENNETT. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1961.



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1960 actual

1961 estimate 1962 estimate

14, 050

Total number of permanent positions.
Full-time equivalent of other positions..
Average number of all employees.
Number of employees at end of year.
Average GS grade.
Average GS salary..

13, 728

3 13, 262 13, 593

8.0 $6, 646

13, 975

4 13, 504 13, 745

8.0 $7, 196

13, 579 13, 820

8. 1 $7, 290

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