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SUBCOMMITTEE OF HOUSE COMMITTEE
MESSRS. JAMES W. GOOD (CHAIRMAN), WILLIAM S. VARE,
AND JAMES A. GALLIVAN
but it would be better not to be down too closely on that, and to expend the unexpended balance tnere would make the building more suitable.
The CHAIRMAN. What would you build there?
Mr. WETMORE. This is for the extension of the mailing platform and inclosing the open space. It is now exposed to the elements and is not of sufficient size. That would give 332 feet of inclosed working space. That would give quite an addition to the workroom.
The CHAIRMAN. What is the width of it?
Mr. WETMORE. No, sir; that would be the number of square feet additional, and it would make 128 square feet of the present platform more available.
The CHAIRMAN. Do you regard this as very important?
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1920.
STATEMENTS OF MR. JAMES A. WETMORE, ACTING SUPERVISING ARCHITECT; MR. JOHN H. SCHAEFER, ACTING SUPERINTENDENT, MAINTENANCE DIVISION; MR. N. H. THOMPSON, SUPERINTENDENT MECHANICAL AND ENGINEERING DIVISION; MR. E. H. JEMISON, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, TREASURY BUILDING; MR. W. S. BROUGHTON, COMMISSIONER OF THE PUBLIC DEBT; MR. W. H. MORAN, CHIEF OF SECRET SERVICE DIVISION; MR. JAMES L. WILMETH, DIRECTOR BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING; DR. R. H. CREEL, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE; MR. N. V. PERRY, CONSTRUCTING ENGINEER, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE; MR. JACKSON, INSPECTOR, POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT; MR. DANIEL LIX; MR. H. C. RUSSELL; AND MR. A. L. BLAKESLEE, OFFICE SUPERVISING ARCHITECT.
Public Buildings, CONSTRUCTION, AND RENT.
· FOR RENT OF TEMPORARY QUARTERS.
The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Wetmore, your first item is for $5,000 for rental of quarters at Alexandria, Lå. What is the situation there?
Mr. WETMORE. The situation is the same as it was when I appeared here the last time. The post office is in a rented building. We were unable within the limit of cost fixed by Congress to construct the addition to the present building appropriated for.
The CHAIRMAN. Have you a lease on this building you are occupying?
Mr. WETMORE. Not an actual lease. There is a written agreement for the rental.
The CHAIRMAN. At $4,000 per year!