Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955
File 004
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955 - File 004. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/69/show/3.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955 - File 004. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/69/show/3

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Facts Forum, Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955 - File 004, Facts Forum News, 1955-1956, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 27, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/69/show/3.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 9, October 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date unknown
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States
Item Description
Title File 004
Transcript Hoover Eyes Our Government —Widn World Pholo Hoover Commission recommendations for economies in tIt«* Departmenl ol' Defense alone will save about four or five billion dollars, estimates IVeil eVIaceVeil, formerly an editor of llie /Veic York Times and editorial director of tbe Commission, wbo bere joins tlie I eee I- Forum Panel in discussing tbe question: "Should tbe Hoover Commission recommendations be adopted'*'* Panelists include William F. Buckley, Jr., editor of tlie forthcoming journal of public opinion. i\ntiinml Review; Commentator George Hamilton Combs; and Professor Charles Hodges of New York University. Hardy Hurt is llieir moderator. BURT: Mr. MocNeil, |ast to give us the background in brief, what are the principal recommendations of the Hoover Commission? MacNeiL: We're going to produce, in all, aliout three million words. We've r j > i j made' alieiiit lln ea' hun dred recommendations. Probably the most important recommenda- rgB -^^^ tion we've made was ^k -**M for a senior civil serv- ■a" aaamsl jce. We found that one of the great problems in government is the personnel (problem), the difficulty of getting good men and good women, too, to come into government, lo develop competence in their work, and then to remain in government. They're not paid too highly, at leasl not comparably to private industry, and private industry hires them away. 1 hat applies even to generals, admirals and so on. So we recommend a senior civil service of about three thousand career civil servants who would have personal prestige and hi' outstanding in lhe community, would have security in their positions. We want them to be on a level with assistant secretaries in government now. That would mean about twenty-five thousand dollars a year. Now, that seems out of character with the Hoover Commission which was recommending economies in government. Actually llie-re- s a tremendous turnover in gov- ernment employees. The governmenl has about two million three hundred thousand employees, and it has an annual turnover of about 25 per cent. At least four hundred fifty thousand people move out of government each year. Now, you make government service more attractive when you cut that down to, say, two hundred thousand a year, and you save' re-employing two hundred fifty thousand a year. It costs about three hundred dollars, and sometimes as high as five hundred dollars apiece to get them into government, and to break them into their work. So there would be a very large economy there'. The second most important recommendation, in my opinion, would be lhe administrative court. The administrative court, at the beginning, was three departments: a tax court, a labor court, and a trade court. Various independent agencies in government have taken on judiciary functions: they make rules on their own. make charges against individuals, and then bring these individuals before them and levy fines upon them and other penalties, and so on. Hc want those judicial functions taken away from the departments and agencies and given to the administrative court. BURT: Let's pinpoint this a bit more. In what areas can the federal government best conserve the taxpayers' money, Mr. Buckley? Buckley: Well, by Limiting the function of government. Surely this is what the Hoover Commission is after. Richard Revere sums it up in one simple word — "Stop." The government ought to stop expanding. MacNeIL: I Wouldn't agree wilh Mr. Revere on lhal. I think our major function is to get all we're getting for less, get more efficient government. Ill CKLEY: You mean that the Hoover Commission, for example, supports such welfare measures as have already been enacted—federal social security, and . . . MacNeil: The Hoover Commission' has not touched social security at all. It's made no study of it. It has made' no recommendation on the mailer. When it endorses something, it is very specific, but social security it has not gone into. However, to pinpoint this as Mr. Burt suggested, I ihink the place to save money is where money is being spent. \eiu lhe Department of Defense is where lln- big hulk of your money is being spenl. and lhal. naturally, is lhe area where you can save money. We've made thirteen reports dealing wilh various phases of the activities of the Departmenl of Defense because it is lln' big spender. BURT: Well now, Mr. MacNeil, could the Department of Defense carry on all of its activities that it is carrying on at present, do you believe, but more efficiently, so that economies could be made? MacNeil: Yes, in fact, that's lhe recommendation of the Hoover Commission. Despite remarks made hv certain military commentators, we have nol touched lhe combat fore es uf the I nited Sleiles. except lo support them. Hoiic.es: I'm not happy over iln defense setup. I regard il as lhe implementing hand of sound foreign policy. An.l I feel thai wc are not going to get what the Hoover Commission expects, sn feir ei^ I can judge from the defense proposals. I lliiiik that iliei are building up an extension of bureaucracy by the necessity e>f increasing lln- civilian staffing. Basically we want lhe civilians lo control lhe mililarv establishment. Ilul lhe' complications of modern war wilh the problems of gelling the mosl effective use in military terms Page 2 FACTS FORUM NEWS, October, /■"■'■'
File Name uhlib_1352973_v004_n009_004.jpg