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Page Hartnett, Gen. John, statement, with summary

100-107 Hines, Gen. Frank T.: Report on H. R. 6141

4 Statement, with summary

3-31 Supplemental statement, with summary

178–217 Hospitalization:

American Legion interested in.
Based on new principle.

48, 85 Necessity for, to decrease.

124, 129, 132 Hospitalization and domiciliary care: Can not be completely segregated.

121, 122, 123, 135, 163 Interchange of facilities.

45, 78, 85, 86, 109, 114, 115, 120, 135, 136, 162, 180, 181, 191, 194 Is larger problem under discussion..

20 Operating costs can not be fairly compared.

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37, 63, 64, 66, 88, 101, 162, 188, 194 Partial transfer to demonstrate difference planned.

160 Hurley, Hon. Patrick J., report on H. R. 6141.

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New department, establishment of:

Argument for, strengthened....
Benefit of Cabinet discussions.
Heretofore recommended..
Not here contemplated.
Proposal for, outlined..
Somewhat premature.-

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P Pensions:

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-'- 19, 109, 164, 168, 203 Decreasing activity

132 History of

19, 98, 99 Matter for Pension Bureau.

20 Pensions and compensation: Essentially same thing

85, 87, 98, 102, 105, 132, 180 Requirements for, differ-

12, 40, 48, 54, 198 Pension Bureau: Abandoned decentralization.

84 Administers civil-service retirement.

22, 58, 59 Appropriation for.

11 Average number of employees.

11, 196 Bill authorizes transfer of Commissioner's hands tied.

37 Cost of checks..

66, 86, 165 Could not infuse new blood into Veterans' Bureau.

68, 86, 89, 102 Description of functions.

10, 87 General law claims.-

91, 92, 166 Method of selecting doctors.

94 Nearly century of experience.

44, 57, 63, 65, 66, 68, 69, 97, 98, 101, 132, 133, 164, 179 Not under preaudit system.

37, 83, 99 Operates under simple laws.

40, 64, 166, 167, 186, 198 Personal view of commissioner.

80, 89 Potential load becoming less.

19 Question of appeals.

53, 92, 93, 187 Report for 1929.

101 Salaries of officials..

64 Went through stormy period.

21, 179 Personnel:

Asked to leave out, matter of
Experience should be utilized.

6, 13, 19, 21, 24, 104 Soldiers' home not classified.

169, 191 Reduction in total number of.

6, 13, 89 Total number involved.

11, 89, 196 Would not be disturbed..

65, 90 Policy toward veterans, new national: Impossible without consolidation.

110, 166 Single administrative responsibility. 12, 51, 52, 53, 54, 70, 98, 130, 135 Uniform legislation and treatment for future....

5, 12, 16, 19, 20, 40, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 65, 104, 108, 109, 123, 126,

130, 157, 158, 164, 179, 203, 204. Preaudit system: Explanation of.

143, 144, 145, 154 Growing steadily.

83 Nullifies departmental action.

207 Operates in Veterans' Bureau.

38, 145, 205, 207 Pension Bureau, not under...

37, 99 Would be extended under consolidation..

83 Would not be extended under consolidation..

205 President: Created little cabinet..

79 Message to Congress

52, 74, 78, 79 Understood to favor Veterans' Bureau..

218 Very much overburdened.President's commission:

53, 128 Could present definite program.

26 Did not go into details. Drafted no bill..

16, 29, 44, 47, 51, 79 Gave consideration to uniformity of laws.

20, 43 Personnel of..

15, 16, 43, 73, 75, 82, 83, 108, 113 Recommendations of..

16, 43, 44, 45, 47, 61, 62, 73, 75, 79, 80, 100 Report of no consequence

125 Requested to submit bill

58 Subcommittees appointed. ibcommittee drafted bill.

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Soldiers' home and branches:
Appropriation for.--

9, 11, 137 Average number of employees.

11 Battle Mountain Sanitarium. Central and Pacific Branches

121 Charged primarily with domiciliary care. 19, 32, 33, 49, 121, 124, 135, 180 Cooperates with Veterans' Bureau..

114, 115 Description of functions.

10 Diversions to post fund.

163, 172, 173 Employees take up needed space.

172 Expansion program.

119, 120, 133, 181 Filled to capacity.

23, 33, 119, 135 Have developed efficient organization. 43, 86, 95, 116, 130, 131, 136, 163, 179 Hospital service of high character..

117 Little independent communities..

130 Marion Branch for mental defective..

17, 18, 115, 121, 124, 182 Not under civil service..

169, 191 Patients work around homes.

33, 191, 194 Percentage of hospital patients.

121 Per diem costs.

86, 116, 117, 138, 182, 188, 190, 194, 195 Population growing rapidly.

116, 117, 118, 119, 181 Salaries, matter of

131, 163 Situation at Togus Branch..

120 Small units not to best advantage of Government

122, 124 Titles to homes.

173, 174, 175 Two branches in South.

133, 181 Veterans dissatisfied with.

162, 164, 171 Will eventually be taken over..

32 Soldiers' Home, Board of Managers: Advisory to headquarters

125, 128 Experience of, would be helpful.

6, 20 Has failed to function.. Responsible only to Congress.

115, 116, 125, 126, 127, 129, 131, 159 Should be continued. Would be abolished..

4, 5, 23, 46, 94, 159, 160 Spanish-American War veterans: Comparatively small number of

162 Fearful of consolidation.

84, 106, 107, 108, 109 Must be considered.

36 Percentage in soldiers' homes.. St. Elizabeths Hospital: Used by Veterans' Bureau.

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Taylor, Col. John Thomas: Statement, with summary

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167, 183, 187 9, 11, 183, 184, 185, 195

Veterans' Bureau:

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Appropriation for, distribution of
Average number of employees.
Bill authorizes transfer to
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Can assimilate other agencies..

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3, 4, 5, 46, 158 54, 55, 187, 206, 207

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7, 17, 105, 124, 197 Check system.

44, 66, 86, 165, 166, 214, 215 Compared with private hospitals.-

189, 190, 193, 194 Contemplated procedure under consolidation.-- 6, 18, 24, 25, 180, 191, 192 Criticized.

46, 71, 134 Description of major duties..

10 Distribution of personnel..

196, 197, 199 Has now settled down.

21 Has problems of large insurance company

22 Has direct relationship to president.

53 Has higher standard than soldiers' homes. 161, 163, 188, 191, 193, 194 Hospitals lack grounds for domiciliary care

122, 124 Operates under complex laws.-. 40, 64, 131, 166, 167, 185, 186, 187, 197, 201 Per diem costs.--

118, 162, 182, 188, 192, 194, 195 Previous merger under, had good effect. Salaries in.

64, 131, 192 Service groups interested in creation of

21 Rating of cases

164, 167, 168, 204 Under preaudit system.

38, 83, 145, 205 Very efficient organization.

22, 35, 39, 69, 70, 95 Veterans of Foreign Wars: Can speak for veterans of all wars..

34 Estimated membership-

85 Indorses proposed consolidation.

35, 84, 218

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Wadsworth, Col. C. W.: Statement, with summary -

134-140 Wilbur, Hon. Ray Lyman: Statement, with summary

42-62 Wood, Gen. George H.: Statement, with summary

112-128 World War veterans: Consolidation means better service to...

32 Commanders on record in favor of consolidation..

35-36 Feel Veterans' Bureau is their agency.

21, 132 Give unqualified indorsement to consolidation..

85, 111 Not divided on question of consolidation.

110, 140 Percentage of, in soldiers' homes increasing

12, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 32, 33, 39, 85, 109, 164 Potential load for future...

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