Shipping Board Operations; Hearings Before Select Committee on U. S. Shipping Board Operations, House of Representatives, Sixty-Sixth Congress, Second[-Third] Session ... PT. 1[-14 and General Index and Table of Contents] Volume 11

Shipping Board Operations; Hearings Before Select Committee on U. S. Shipping Board Operations, House of Representatives, Sixty-Sixth Congress, Second[-Third] Session ... PT. 1[-14 and General Index and Table of Contents] Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...the Requisitions Claims Board? Mr. GILLEN. Yes, sir. Mr. CONNALLY. Now was it, or was it not the function of your two assistants that you had, to analyze and brief, as it were, for the Requisitions Claims Board, this great mass of information which you had received from the comptroller general? Mr. GILLEN. They would analyze it and put it in form for them after the board had assed on it. Mr. CONNALLY. ou mean they would simply write up the findin s of the board? ' r. GILLF.1'. They would write up the findings, and they would bring in the information to Admiral Rousseau and get it in shape for him. He is a very fine mathematician himself--so is Gen. Weaver--and the boys would bring this information in and get it up to them so that they could pass on it. Then the board would pass on that and give the instructions to Beck or Clark to draw up the findings and get the other things ready for them. Mr. CONNALLY. They were really largely recorders for the board? Mr. GILLE1'. I would not say so. It takes a great deal of judgment to do that work. Mr. CONNALLY. I thought you said, though, -that all they did was after the board passed on them and come to some conclusion about the matter, they would put it in form and in shape? Mr. C: iLI.E.'. That takes some judgment, playing with millions of dollars. It is no child's play. Mr. CONNALLY. They had no discretion, did they? Mr. GILLEN. No, they did not have any discretion; neither would I on any of the work that I did. Mr. CONNALLY. Certainly. Mr. GILLEN. Because it would go up to the board for final passage. None of us had discretion. Mr. CQNNALLY. I was just trying to get at what the function of these two gentlemen really was. Mr. GILLEN. Yes. The CHAIRMAN. I was out, and I know I possibly...show more

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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 916g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919769
  • 9781236919762