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DEPARTMENTS OF STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE,
AND THE JUDICIARY
APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1952
Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
PAT MCCARRAN, Nevada, Chairman KENNETH MCKELLAR, Tennessee
STYLES BRIDGES, New Hampshire ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana
LEVERETT SALTONSTALL, Massachusetts LISTER HILL, Alabama
HOMER FERGUSON, Michigan HARLEY M. KILGORE, West Virginia
KENNETH S. WHERRY, Nebraska JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas
Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS FROM COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS FOR CONSIDERA
TION OF DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR APPROPRIATIONS THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN, Rhode Island BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa BRIEN MCMAHON, Connecticut
EVERARD H. SMITH, Clerk
DEPARTMENTS OF STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE, AND
THE JUDICIARY APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1952
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1951
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 10 a. m., pursuant to call, in room F-82 of the Capitol, Hon. Pat McCarran, chairman of the subcommittee, presiding.
Present: Senators McCarran, McKellar, Ellender, Hill, and Ferguson.
Senator McCARRAN. The subcommittee will come to order.
GENERAL STATEMENT BY CHAIRMAN McCARRAN
Senator McCARRAN. I would like before starting the hearings on the State, Justice, Commerce, and Judiciary Subcommittee, to make just a few observations. Before we hear from the Attorney General, I should like to make this very short statement.
Unless the committee is of a different mind, I recommend that the same procedure be followed as was the case last year. All hearings will be in executive session unless a member of the committee requests that for a particular item the hearing be open. When that item is concluded, the committee will then resume the executive session.
This system worked very well last year. It is a method that facilitates the hearings and allows the committee to proceed in an orderly manner.
I also wish to call to the committee's attention that when a witness makes statements off the record, that means that it will not be taken down by the stenographer unless he is otherwise instructed. If that part of the testimony is taken down, it will not appear in the printed hearings. Statements that are made off the record should not be repeated on the outside. If this system is followed, witnesses will be more inclined to be frank with the committee in making statements that are, for sound reasons, not made a part of the public announcement.
As the members of the committee well know, we are facing terrible dangers at home and abroad: Abroad, the enemies of our system of Government and our way of life; and at home, from the horrors of inflation which, unless checked, will surely bring about a downfall just as sure as might come from an enemy.