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235

Finance Department, annuities to beneficiaries in yellow fever ex

periments, 1929 and 1930.

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235 Quartermaster Corps, construction, approaches, and surroundings,

Tomb of Unknown Soldier, 1930 and 1931.
274 | Signal Corps, Washington-Alaska military cable, 1930 and 1931.
235 Ordnance Department, Moline-Rock Island Bridge, 1930 and 1931..
235 River and harbor damage claims, 1930.

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National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers:

Central Branch, Dayton, Ohio, construction of sanitary hospital,

no year.

1, 475, 000.00

1, 475, 000.00

Pacific Branch, completion of construction and equipment, no

year.

200,000.00

200, 000.00

Marion Branch, completion of construction of fire-proof hospital,

equipment, etc., no year.

100, 000.00

100, 000.00 Total, National Soldiers' Homes.

45, 000. 00

45, 000. 00

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Bath Branch, repair of barrack buildings, 1930 and 1931.
State and Territorial Homes for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors,

1929.

24, 049. 33

24, 049. 33

1

1, 844, 049. 33

1, 844, 049. 33

235

Panama Canal, technical survey of Canal Zone schools, 1930 and 1931.

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Total, War Department..

JUDGMENTS AND CLAIMS

243

44, 500. 56

44, 500. 56

248

Damage claims, loss of or injury to privately owned property, 1930.-Judgments, United States courts, 1930. Judgments, Court of Claims, 1930.

348, 464. 80

348, 464. 80

246

2,096, 368. 89

2, 096, 368. 89

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Claims allowed by General Accounting Office, 1930.

Grand total.

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DELIVER TO GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA SILVER

SERVICE OF U. S. S. “CHARLOTTE”

FEBRUARY 17, 1930.—Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. VINSON of Georgia, from the Committee on Naval Affairs,

submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 7391)

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The Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 7391) to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to deliver to the State of North Carolina the silver service presented to the United States for the U. S. S. North Carolina (now the U. S. S. Charlotte, but out of commission), having had the same under consideration, report favorably thereon with the following amendment, and with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

Amend title; strike out all of lines 1, 2, 3, and 4, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

That the Secretary of the Navy is authorized, in his discretion, upon request from the Governor of the State of North Carolina, to deliver to such governor as custodian for such State the silver service presented to the United States for the United States ship North Carolina (now the United States ship Charlotte, but out of commission).

The bill meets with the approval of the Navy Department, as shown by the following letter from the Acting Secretary of the Navy addressed to the chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives, and which is hereby made a part of this report:

Navy DEPARTMENT,

Washington, January 29, 1930. The CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: Replying further to the committee's letter of December 19, 1929, transmitting the bill (H. R. 7391) to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to deliver to the State of North Carolina the silver service presented to the United States for the U. S. S. North Carolina (now the U. S. S. Charlotte, but out of commission), with the request for report thereon, I have the honor to inform the committee as follows:

The purpose of the proposed legislation is to authorize the Secretary of the Navy, in his discretion, to deliver to the Governor of North Carolina, as custodian for such State, the silver service presented to the United States for the U. S. S. North Carolina (now the U.S.S. Charlotte) by citizens of the State of North Carolina; no expense to be incurred by the United States for delivery.

The Navy Department has recently adopted the policy not to approve bills authorizing the return of presentation silver services. This is for the reason that such silver services are much in demand by ships in active commission whose outfit of silver is inadequate. The service in question is now on the U. S. S. Raleigh, which is the largest and most modern ship named after a city of the State of North Carolina. It is highly valued by the personnel of that ship and its continued presence on board is greatly desired.

However, prior to the adoption of the policy mentioned above the Navy Department in a letter dated September 24, 1928, addressed to the Governor of the State of North Carolina, stated that this department would be glad to recommend favorable action upon such a bill as the present one should it be referred for consideration.

In view of the above, the Navy Department interposes no objection to the enactment of the bill H. R. 7391. Sincerely yours,

ERNEST LEE JAHNCKE,

Acting Secretary of the Navy. O

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