War Department Appropriation Bill; Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives...

War Department Appropriation Bill; Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives...

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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: ...cars manufactured durmg the war for the purpose of a reserve for use in time of war, does it not stand to reason that, should an emergency arise three or four or five years from now, those trucks will be out of date and of small value at that time, and would it not be best to adopt the military system that other countries have adopted, namely, of commandeering motor transportation that is in civil use. Secretary BAKER. Clearly it would be unwise to keep any very large surplus of motor transportation, although I think the building of a motor truck is so stabilized an art that five years will not make much difference. Mr. ArrHONY. Are there not a great many so-called Liberty trucks? Secretary BAKER. I think so. 1/Ir. ANTHONY. And is it not a fact that in a few years it may be difficult to get extra parts for this truck, should they be put into use? That would be a serious item which would militate against keeping them. Secretary BAKER. Being a specialized truck, the repair parts would be more difiicult to get. Mr. AxrHoNY. So that it would be well to dispose of the entire number of trucks? Secretary BAKER. So far as thev are reasonably surplus. Mr. ANTHONY. V'ould it not be a good pollc ' to declare practically all of them surplus, beyond the actual needs of the Army for such motor transportation to-day? Secretary BAKER. Beyond the needs of the Army for motor transportation to-day, I think there should be such a reserve as would be necessary in the event of speedy mobilization to carry forward that mobilization until a fresh supply could be obtained. Mr. ANTHoNY. I have had men whose military judgment I rely on say that they consider the best policy would be to dispose of those trucks, and in time of emergency to resort to the civilian...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827813
  • 9781236827814