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PROCUREMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois, Chairman CHET HOLIFIELD, California

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan JOHN W. MCCORMACK, Massachusetts R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York EARL CHUDOFF, Pennsylvania

CECIL M. HARDEN, Indiana JACK BROOKS, Texas

CHARLES B. BROWNSON, Indiana LESTER HOLTZMAN, New York

GEORGE MEADER, Michigan ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

B. CARROLL REECE, Tennessee JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama

VICTOR A. KNOX, Michigan EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland

OTTO KRUEGER, North Dakota JOHN E. MOSS, California

CHARLES R. JONAS, North Carolina JOE M. KILGORE, Texas

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio
DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida
MARTHA W. GRIFFITHS, Michigan
HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Staff Director

ORVILLE S. POLAND, General Counsel
WILLIAM PINCUS, Associate General Counsel
HELEN M. BOYER, Minority Professional staff

LEGAL AND MONETARY AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE

ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia, Chairman JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

GEORGE MEADER, Michigan JOE M. KILGORE, Texas

J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California MARTHA W. GRIFFITHS, Michigan WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio EARL CHUDOFF, Pennsylvania

MEMBERS Ex OFFICIO WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan
CURTIS E. JOHNSON, Staff Director

JEROME S. PLAPINGER, Counsel
HAL CHRISTENSEN, Associate Counsel
A. CARD. CAREY, Jr., Assistant Counsel
STANLEY FISHER, Accountant-Investigator
AC
JOHN L. ANDERSON, Investigator

ELIZABETH HEATER, Clerk
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CONTENTS

3, 213

Statement of-

Pago
Fageol, L. J., president, Twin Coach Co.; accompanied by W. H.
Carlson, regional manager, Twin Coach Co..

187
Goff, Abe McGregor, solicitor, Post Office Department..-

Gunther, Robert H., partner, Robert Heller & Associates, Inc.-

10

Kieb, Ormonde A., Assistant Postmaster General, Bureau of Facili-

ties; accompanied by Wilho Kallio, chief of procurement; M. W.

Banton, former chief industrial engineer; Roy D. Schlegel, director

of motor vehicles; Daniel M. O'Donoghue, attorney; Charles P.

Graddick, assistant industrial engineer; and Robert E. O'Donovan,

Deputy Assistant Postmaster General, Bureau of Transportation.- 48, 90

Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by-

Fageol, L. J., president, Twin Coach Co.: Memorandum re vehicles

sold to the Post Office Department--

204

Goff, Abe McGregor, solicitor, Post Office Department:

Excerpt from House Appropriations Committee report on appro-

priations for the Post Office Department for the fiscal year
1954.-

4
Excerpt of letter from Abe McGregor Goff, to Hon. Robert H.
Mollohan, April 18, 1956.-

170

Letter from Abe McGregor Goff, solicitor, Post Office Depart-

ment, to Hon. Robert H. Mollohan, March 30, 1956.-

106

Status and estimated savings..

107

Twin Coach vehicle costs at named offices.

108

Comparative vehicle costs at named offices -

114

Chart of travel and delivery times of vehicles tested at

Miami, Fla., during calendar year 1954. -

118

Project RD-153, supplement No. 3—procedures at Miami.. 118

Capture of savings made possible by the introduction of

functional vehicles..

121

Disposition of Twin Coach vehicles as of March 4, 1955.- 122

Supplemental information, April 16, 1956.

127

Terms and conditions of the invitation for bids..

131

Statement of representation applying to invitation issued by

the Postmaster General.---

133

Examination of records..

133

Amendment No. 1, specification for truck, etc.:

June 7, 1954.

March 19, 1954.

134

Findings and determination under title III of the Federal

Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949.-

140

Terms and conditions of the invitation for bids---

141

Statement of representation applying to invitation issued by

the Postmaster General..

143

Examination of records.---

143

Amendment No. 2, August 3, 1954.

144

Amendment No. 1:

June 7, 1954.

144

March 19, 1954.

144

Findings and determination under title III of the Federal

Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949..

150

Terms and conditions of the invitation for bids.

152

Statement of representation applying to invitation issued by

the Postmaster General..

154

Examination of records

154

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39

Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by-Continued
Goff, Abe McGregor, solicitor, Post Office Department-Continued Page
Amendment No. 3, September 9, 1954.

155
Amendment No. 2, August 3, 1954.--

155

Amendment No. 1:

June 7, 1954.

155

March 19, 1954.

156

Findings and determination under title III of the Federal

Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949.

162

Letter from Abe McGregor Goff to Hon. Robert H. Mollohan,

June 27, 1956.--

184

Letter from Hon. Robert H. Mollohan to Madison W. Banton,

March 7, 1956.

106

Letter from M. W. Banton, chief industrial engineer, Post Office

Department, to Hon. Robert H. Mollohan, March 9, 1956.-- 106

Letter from N. R. Abrams, Assistant Postmaster General, to Hon.

Robert H. Mollohan, February 27, 1956..

5

Report-Lightweight, Sit-Stand Functional Vehicles ..

5

Gunther, Robert H., partner, Robert Heller & Associates, Inc.:

Excerpts from Robert Heller & Associates, Inc., final report,

December 31, 1954.--

11, 12, 38

Post Office Department exhibits:

Exhibit 4-Annual savings from first applications of

functional motor vehicles...

Exhibit 5-Potential annual national savings from the

functional motor-vehicle program.-

40

Exhibit 6-Chart, curbside delivery typical velocities of

vehicles including serving times.

41

Exhibit 7–Procedures for adjusting curbside delivery

routes..

41

Chart-house delivery typical velocities of vehicles

including serving times -

42

Exhibit 8 Procedures for adjusting house delivery

routes

43

Fiscal report submitted to Hon. Arthur E. Summerfield, Decem-

ber 31, 1954.

38

Mollohan, Hon. Robert H., a Representative in Congress from the

State of West Virginia, and chairman, Legal and Monetary Affairs

Subcommittee:

Excerpt from interoffice Twin Coach memorandum from W. H.

Carlson to Walter Smart--

177, 198

Excerpt from the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946.

2

Excerpt from United States Code, title 5, section 105a.-

2

Plapinger, Jerome S., counsel, Legal and Monetary Affairs Sub-

committee:

Excerpt from Post Office Department 1954 annual report.-

171

Excerpt from statement of Assistant Postmaster General N. R.

Abrams, before the Appropriations Subcommittee, January 11,

1956...

56

Excerpt of letter from Hon. Robert H. Mollohan, to Abe

McGregor Goff, April 13, 1956..

164

Excerpt of letter from Hon. Robert H. Mollohan, to M. W.

Banton, March 7, 1956.--

96

Reply from Abe McGregor Goff, March 30, 1956.-

96

Letter from Abe McGregor Goff, to Hon. Robert H. Mollohan:

April 18, 1956.--

167

May 9, 1956..

169

Letter from Hon. Robert H. Mollohan, to Abe McGregor Goff:

April 13, 1956.

167

May 2, 1956.

168

May 23, 1956

169

Memorandum from W. H. Carlson, to Walter Smart, August 17,

1955..

173, 200

Staff comparative exhibit 5 (with Heller exhibit 5) --

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