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transferred to the Treasury June 1, last, it seemed necessary to set up a departmental Office of Budget and Finance to handle this greatly increased activity and to act as a clearing house on financial matters between the Department and the Treasury.
We have consolidated the Bureaus of Entomology and Plant Quarantine and Lee Strong is chief of this Bureau.
The Biological Survey has been placed under the charge of J. N. Darling, as chief. The Bureau is being reorganized and I think is prepared to give greater satisfaction than ever before.
Mr. F. D. Richey, has been appointed Chief of the Bureau of Plant Industry, and Mr. C. C. Auchter, and Mr. A. A. McCall are functioning as assistant chiefs-Mr. Auchter in charge of the horticultural work and Mr. McCall in charge of the cereal investigations.
ESTIMATE FOR 1936, COMPARED WITH APPROPRIATION FOR 1935
Now for a birdseye view of the Budget of the coming year, as compared with the previous year. In its simplest form, this is shown in a summary I will place in the record. (The table is as follows:)
TABLE X.-Budget estimate 1936 compared with appropriations for 1935
Ordinary activities....... -------- --- --------
Forest fire deficiency, grasshopper and chinch bug
control Payments to States for experiment stations, extension
work, and forestry.
Total, "General and special funds".
5 percent salary adjustment and classification of revolving funds) ---
Total, "General and special funds" as shown in
Budget table no. 2....
Forest Service.. ..
1 Includes $1,746,837 for 5 percent salary restoration (to 95 percent).
Includes $1,810,293 for 5 percent salary restoration (to 100 percent).
This coming year you will note the Budget estimate for the ordinary activities of the Department is for 512 million dollars, approximately, in excess of the current year. I do not know, but I suspect it might be well to delay discussion of the successive items there until later on, unless there is something very particular that you have in mind.
Mr. SANDLIN. Well, these items will come up later on under those who have direct charge of those funds?
Secretary WALLACE. Yes. Mr. SANDLIN. So I presume it would be well to wait, unless there is something particular which you desire to bring to our attention.
Secretary WALLACE. Do you think of anything in particular, Mr. Jump, which it would be well to bring to the attention of the committee at this time?
Mr. JUMP. I think this might be of interest, Judge Sandlin: In this table we have made a strenuous effort to produce something that is exceedingly simple. The budget for the Department of Agriculture is somewhat complicated. We have tried to boil it down to the significant group headings, and it would be of great benefit to agriculture, I think, to have seven men in the House who understand thoroughly the break-down of the agricultural appropriations. You hear these large total sums mentioned and there are few people who take the trouble to analyze these things by groups, to reflect the amount that goes for the ordinary activities of the Department, and the amounts for payments to the States, the amounts for roads, and so forth. ESTIMATE FOR 1936 COMPARED WITH APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1932, 1938,
1934, AND 1935 Before you go into this further, Mr. Chairman, I have some tables which I would like to offer for the record at this point, dealing with the departmental appropriations as a whole. Table A shows the Department of Agriculture budget for 1936 compared with the appropriations from 1932 to 1935.
(The table is as follows:)
TABLE A.--Department of Agriculture, budget for 1980 compared with appropriations, 19.3.2-35
I have another tabletable B—which gives the Budget estimates
(The table is as follows:)
$1, 206, 547
---2, 354, 893
2, 354, 893
-2, 354, 893
4, 260, 000