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American Legion :

Indorses general proposition.-
Favorable resolutions adopted_.
Study backs stand-

Supports unified control.
Appropriations, Congress liberal with:

Additional facilities.
Difficulty over administration --
Funds mismanaged------
Magnitude of activities shown..
Solution offered by Hines--

World War men-
Appropriations, annual, for veterans' activities -
Army, Navy, and Public Health Service hospitals:

Best separate; cooperate well.-
Consolidation of these undesirable.
Military discipline and control..
Not inclluded in bill-
Number of patients----

Problems different----
Attorney General :

Point raised by ---
No conflict in decisions_-

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Civil Service retirement division :

Method of appeals-----
Logically and economically placed..

Should be placed elsewhere..
Civil War veterans :

Domiciliary care.
Number now living-
Pensions.

Prefer barracks life_
Consolidation, activities stretch into future:

Clinical standardization
Domiciliary care--
Complications to increase_.
Peak of mental cases in 1947_
Peak of consolidated agencies in 1947-
Potential pension load--
Trend toward domiciliary cases--

Ultimate concentration certain.
Consolidation, application of theory:

Each step must be tested---
Consolidation approved :

By Budget Bureau..

Under proper conditions.
Consolidation, immediate effect of:

Disturbance to personnel.
Disturbance not hurtful
No shift of patients..
On veteran occupants--

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Consolidation, obstacles foreseen under H. R. 16722:

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Details of plan to cause trouble---

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Disruption of adjudication work imaginary in many respects-- 44-55
Service men fear Veterans' Bureau...

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Titles to Soldiers' Homes_

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Consolidation, study of problem advocated :
Conference of bureaus suggested --

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Hines recommends congressional research.-

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Kirby asks exhaustive idy--

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Miller suggests nonpartisan committee_

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Consolidation under existing Cabinet head :
Advantages.

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Disadvantages
Comments on H. R. 16722:
Agencies encompassed.-

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Eventual plan of sponsors.

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History of bill---

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Primary purpose of bill..

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Simply a basis for hearings_-

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Committee, questions and remarks of members:
Williamson, William (South Dakota), chairman..

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97, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127,

129, 130, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 143, 152, 154.
Beedy, Carroll L. (Maine)

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Colton, Don B (Utah)-

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Swing, Phil D. (California).

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126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 138, 146, 150, 151, 152
Campbell, Guy E. (Pennsylvania)

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Dallinger, Frederick W. (Massachusetts).

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84, 86, 94, 95, 111, 112, 114, 130, 131, 135, 139, 146, 147, 150, 152.
Goodwin, Godfrey G. (Minnesota) 12, 13, 59, 63, 67, 68, 86, 134, 135, 136
Rowbottom, Harry E. (Indiana)

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Schafer, John C. (Wisconsin) -

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91, 92, 96, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 128, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 137,

138, 139, 140, 142, 143, 147, 150, 151, 152, 153.
Cochran, Thomas C. (Pennsylvania)

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Lanham, Fritz G. (Texas).

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Gasque, Allard H. (South Carolina).

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Cochran, John J. (Missouri)-- 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 14, 17, 24, 25, 29, 32, 35, 39, 90
O'Brien, William S. (West Virginia).

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Compensatory legislation, clash in:
Burial expenses.-

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Dissension caused in Soldiers' Home-
Due to way system grew up -

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Inequalities cause amendments_-

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Presumption of soundness_

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Revision required.-
Service connection.

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Summary of pension laws_-

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Unnecessary delays expensive---
Comptroller General:
Delayed decisions cause expense-

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Medical decisions...

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Report to committees_

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Rulings on operation of agencies..

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Cost of claims, relative--.

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Decentralization of activities :

Handling of death cases.
Problem is in the field_

War-risk insurance..
Disability required in all cases..
Disabled American Veterans of World War:

Organization favors immediate transfers of units..
Unit transfer will improve administration---

Wholesale merger to follow---
Distribution of veterans in Soldiers' Home--
Domiciliary care versus hospitalization :

Authority exceeded..
Basic difference should be considered..
Comparative figures---
Construction for dual purpose_
Cost comparisons confusing-
Cost of each in Soldiers' Home_
Decrease in tubercular load-----
Development of Soldiers' Homes.
Different propositions-
Disability due to age-
Modification of plants---
No objection to one management.
Medical men as administrators -
Problem of Veterans' Bureau growing-
Problems merge with age---
Separate administration required.
Sharp line of demarcation.-
Sold ers' Home basically domiciliary
System bring dissatisfaction.
Veterans' Bureau basically for hospitalization.-

World War men create situation.-
Duplication of legal expenses..

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Economy, predictions of increased :

Annual saving of $5,000,000_
Construction and overhead.
Combination of purchases.
Joint utilization of medical examiners_-
No additional expense-
Reduction in overhead_
Reorganization following war cited----

Travel of veterans.-
Economy doubted.--
Efficiency, prediction of increased :

Closer coordinated as matter of good business-
Better utilization of experience--
Greater distribution of facilities-
Time saved, costs cut down.-

Unified control to remove conflict.
Expenditure of Government funds:

Complete jurisdiction necessary
Decision of attorney general..
Decision of comptroller general.

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Federal Board of Hospitalization :

Character of body---
Transfer resolution adopted..

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Hines, Maj. Gen. Frank T.:

Digest of statement..
Statement---
Statement, continued.

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New draft of bill ordered----
National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers :

Eleven branches should be consolidated.
Act creating corporation.-
Administration made difficult-
Board of Managers experienced.
Can not be criticized--
Diet supervised by experts.
Effect of transfer...
Eligibility clause broad..
Employees underpaid.
Few complaints on food_
Food costs low----
Laymen better administrators..
Low cost of administration.-
Medical dispensaries separate.
Menus of messes.
Milk allowance increased.
No legal division---
Nomenclature out of date..
Officers buy own food--
Oleomargarine served..
Personnel salary schedule..
Practically administered by veterans.
Rations consumed per member (table)
Résumé of titles.--.
Reasons for vacant beds_
Status of home in merger

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