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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1956 - File 032. 1956-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1329/show/1291.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Title File 032
Transcript ——- INTRODUCTION THE monumental Report of the Hoover Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government has been condensed to a 70,000-word volume by Frank C. Henighen, editor of the periodical, Human Events. Mr. Hanighen's condensation describes the findings and recommendations of the Commission with sufficient fullness to give the reader an excellent, general idea of that vast undertaking. FACTS FORUM NEWS now pinpoints his condensation, so that the reader with limited time to devote to this subject may find a yet more condensed presentation both stimulating and informing. Of course, for deeper understanding it would be well for the student to consult either the original work or the condensation from which this miniature version was distilled. HISTORY OF THE COMMISSION The first Hoover Commission studied primarily organizational and administrative matters. Its objective was in part alignment of appropriate agencies. The second Commission, created by unanimous vote of Congress on July 10, 1954, and expiring May 31, 1955, could consider administrative techniques and organizational problems as did the 1949 Commission, but it was also specifically authorized to examine government policy. In creating this Commission, the stated objective of Congress was "to promote economy, efficiency, and improved service in the transaction of the public business" throughout the Executive Branch. The Commission could propose the extensive abolition of specific functions with which the federal establishment has become encumbered. The Executive Branch of the Government comprises more than 2,100 different organizational entities grouped either in Departments, Agencies, Independent Commissions, or acting directly under the President. It expends over $65 billion annually. The Executive Branch currently includes 2,300,000 civilian employees and an additional 3,300,000 members of the Armed Forces. The Report reflects a broad area of agreement among the twelve members. Mr. Hoover has stated that the members did not divide on party lines. The Commissioners were: Herbert Hoover, Chairman Chet Holifield Clarence J. Brown Solomon C. Hollister Herbert Brownell, Jr. Joseph P. Kennedy James A. Farley John L. McClellan Homer Ferguson Sidney A. Mitchell Arthur S. Flemming Robert G. Storey The Commission utilized the "task force" approach to meet its problems. For each area to be examined, eminent citizens in the field were appointed. In all investigations, the task forces utilized studies made by the first Commission and by Congressional Committees. Chairmen of task forces and subcommittees were: 1. Budget and Accounting: J. Harold Stewart Page 30 2. Intelligence Activities: General Mark W. Clark 3. Legal Services and Procedures: James Marsh Douglas 4. Lending Agencies: Paul Grady 5. Medical Services: Chauncey McCormick — deceased Sep 8, 1954; succeeded by Dr. Theodore George Klumpp a. Subcommittee on Health Insurance: Msgr. Donald McGowan b. Subcommittee on Dentistry: Dr. Otto W. Brandhors' 6. Overseas Economic Operations: Henning W. Prentis, ■"' 7. Paper Work Management: Emmett J. Leahy 8. Personnel and Civil Service: Harold W. Dodds 9. Procurement: Robert Wilson Wolcott 10. Real Property: John R. Lotz 11. Subsistence Services: Joseph P. Binns a. Subcommittee on Depot Utilization: Clifford E. Hi 12. Use and Disposal of Surplus Property: General Rob"r Wood 13. Water Resources and Power: Admiral Ben Moreell i t ° 14. Committee on Business Organization of the Departmen Defense*: Charles R. Hook ., a. Subcommittee on Business Enterprises: Joseph B. b. Subcommittee on Research Activities: Mervin 1. * . c. Subcommittee on Special Personnel Problems: Tn0 R. Reid j d. Subcommittee on Transportation Activities: Pern Shoemaker ,. a^ The Commission had the final responsibility of <" recommendations to Congress. ^ Some recommendations were not unanimous. The " r ^ on Personnel and Civil Service (concerning propos" j tightening up the Administrative Procedures Act), on ^ Resources and Power, and on Overseas Economic Ac ' j were the only reports on which the dissents were v|9 and divisive. *Thij committee i cjted the work ol several talk forcei. Facts Forum News, Ma'J- /'/• AM.-:» £•% sen of s Put of se Yet go '•* whicl 0f three Just hi krticiila, of the II 0,1 Orgar "lent." Tl Nnimum , The R, S, exp Nding , "far be> . The wi ^ginat fervor "^sion a famine, ^roples . The An >e uni! Sers a: tVears. I he N. >ed ha N of it J?ndom i^'v obti >• ■ Cet"ta tan and e fir*; average ft n" Cee(l'Ki in, '5hilli VVask >,of spat K^gove * Million
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