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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 5969

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL
SECURITY COUNCIL, THE NATIONAL SECURITY
RESOURCES BOARD, AND FOR MILITARY FUNC-
TIONS ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL MILI-
TARY ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING JUNE 30, 1954, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

PART 2

(Pages 1009–2069)
(Thursday, June 18, through Friday, July 10, 1953)

(Same index in parts 1 and 2)

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1953

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

HOMER FERGUSON, Michigan, Chairman STYLES BRIDGES, New Hampshire

CARL HAYDEN, Arizona LEVERETT SALTONSTALL, Massachusetts RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND, California

DENNIS CHAVEZ, New Mexico MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota

PAT MCCARRAN, Nevada EDWARD J. THYE, Minnesota

BURNET R. MAYBANK, South Carolina GUY CORDON, Oregon

LISTER HILL, Alabama MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine

JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS FROM ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE RALPH E. FLANDERS, Vermont

HARRY F. BYRD, Virginia
ROBERT C. HENDRICKSON, New Jersey

GORDON A. NEASE, Clerk to Subcommittee
Assistants: WILLIAM BONSELL

S. L. SOMMER

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1954

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1953

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 9:30 a. m., pursuant to recess,

in room F-39, the Capitol, Hon. Homer Ferguson (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Senators Ferguson, Saltonstall, Smith, Hayden, and Maybank.

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

STATEMENT OF GEN. LEMUEL C. SHEPHERD, JR., USMC, COM

MANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS; MAJ. GEN. WILLIAM P. T. HILL, USMC, QUARTERMASTER GENERAL OF THE MARINE CORPS; MAJ. GEN. WILLIAM O. BRICE, USMC, ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR AIR; REAR ADM. EDWARD A. SOLOMONS, USN, DEPUTY COMPTROLLER; REAR ADM. EDWARD W. CLEXTON, USN, ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER, DIRECTOR OF BUDGET AND REPORTS; REAR ADM. JOHN H. SIDES, USN, DIRECTOR, GUIDED MISSILES DIVISION, OFFICE OF DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (AIR); BRIG. GEN. JOHN C. McQUEEN, USMC, DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF RESERVE; COL. MELVIN G. BROWN, USMC, HEAD, ELECTRONICS SUPPLY SECTION, SUPPLY DEPARTMENT; LT COL. DONALD W. SHERMAN, USMC, HEAD, PERSONNEL PLANS AND POLICIES BRANCH, G-1; LT. COL. ELIOTT B. ROBERTSON, USMC, HEAD, UTILITIES SECTION, SUPPLY DEPARTMENT; MAJ. DONALD L. SHENAUT, USMC, HEAD, FISCAL AND REQUIREMENTS UNIT, ORDNANCE SUPPLY SECTION; MAJ. CLIFFORD FAIRBAIRN, USMC, OFFICER IN CHARGE, ESTIMATE SECTION; ELMER HABERKORN, SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO QUARTERMASTER GENERAL; CAPT. ROBERT R. CRAIGHILL; USN, CHIEF STAFF OFFICER, OFFICE OF BUDGET AND REPORTS; AND LT. COL. HOWARD B. BENGE, USMC, STAFF OFFICER, OFFICE OF BUDGET AND REPORTS

JUSTIFICATION

Senator FERGUSON. The committee will come to order.

We will insert the justification, and then will you proceed with your statement, please.

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