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H. J. Res. 261 and H. J. Res. 262

JUNE 22, 23, and 24, 1953
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Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1953

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CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan, Chairman R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York

WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois CECIL M. HARDEN (Mrs.), Indiana

CHET HOLIFIELD, California GEORGE H. BENDER, Ohio

FRANK M. KARSTEN, Missouri
CHARLES B. BROWNSON, Indiana

JOHN W. MCCORMACK, Massachusetts
MARGUERITE STITT CHURCH, Illinois BILL LANTAFF, Florida
GEORGE MEADER, Michigan

EARL CHUDOFF, Pennsylvania
FRANK C. OSMERS, JR., New Jersey

FRANK IKARD, Texas CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio

JACK B. BROOKS, Texas LOUIS E. GRAHAM, Pennsylvania

LESTER HOLTZMAN, New York WALTER H. JUDD, Minnesota

ROBERT L. CONDON, California GORDON L. MCDONOUGH, California THOMAS J. DODD, Connecticut KATHARINE ST. GEORGE, New York ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia WILLIAM L. MILLER, New York

L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina JEFFREY JIILLELSON, Missouri

J. L. PILCHER, Georgia
RICHARD 1. POFF, Virginia

HELEN M. BOYER, Chief of Staff
WILLIAM F. MCKENNA, General Counsel

ANNABELL ZUE, Chief Clerk
CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Minority Professional Staff
Assisted by the staff of the International Operations Subcommittee

MAURICE J. MOUNTAIN, Staff Director

WALLACE J. PARKS, Staff Analyst
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Page

H. Res. 261.

1

Message from the President of the United States, transmitting Reorgan-

ization Plan No. 7 of 1953, House Document No. 157.

2

Reorganization Plan No. 7 of 1953.

2

H. Res. 262

4

Message from the President of the United States, transmitting Reorgan-

ization Plan No. 8 of 1953, House Document No. 158.

4

Reorganization Plan No. 8 of 1953.---

5

Statement of

Finan, William F., Assistant Director for Management and Organ-

ization, Bureau of the Budget ---

202

Halaby, N. E., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Inter-

national Security Affairs

Hughes, Rowland R., Assistant Director, Bureau of the Budget;

accompanied by William F. Finan, Assistant Director for Manage-

ment and Organization, Bureau of the Budget..

6

Johnson, Dr. Robert L., Administrator, International Information

Administration, Department of State; accompanied by Martin

Merson, Special Assistant to the Administrator, International

Information Administration; William L. Clark, Consultant, Inter-

national Information Administration; I. N. P. Stokes, Special

Counsel, International Information Administration; Ben Crosby,

Director, Congressional Relations, International Information

Administration; and William F. Finan, Assistant Director for

Management and Organization, Bureau of the Budget-

153

Lourie, Hon. Donald B., Under Secretary of State for Administration;

accompanied by Edwin M. Martin, Special Assistant to the Secre-

tary for Mutual Security Affairs; Howland Sargeant, Office of the

Assistant Secretary for Administration; Edward T. Wailes, Assist-

ant Secretary for Administration; Scott McLeod, Administrator

for Security and Consular Affairs; and Joseph B. Phillips, Deputy

Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs . .

Smith, Gen. Walter Bedell, Under Secretary of State

29, 75

Stassen, Hon. Harold E., Director for Mutual Security

91, 119

Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by-

Brownson, Hon. Charles B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Indiana:

Excerpt from conclusions and recommendations of the Senate

subcommittee of the Committee on Foreign Relations.

191

Excerpt from Reorganization Plan No. 8 of 1953-

143

Halaby, N. E., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Inter-

national Security Affairs: Letter from Hon. Charles E. Wilson,

Secretary of Defense, to Congressman Clare E. Hoffman.

146

Lantaff, Hon. Bill, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Florida: Excerpt from Brookings Report on Reorganization

Plan No. 7 of 1953

69, 135

Johnson, Dr. Robert L., Administrator, International Information

Administration, Department of State:

British information service activities in the United States of

America..

165

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Letters, statements, etc.—Continued

Johnson, Dr. Robert L.-Continued

Budgeted positions related to the information functions to be

transferred to the United States Information Agency -

203

Administrative support positions.

203

Plans for the personnel operations of the new information

agency -

200

Statement-

154

Lourie, Hon. Donold B., Under Secretary of State for Administra-

tion:

Chart 1-Present structure, foreign policy, foreign aid operations,

and foreign information.-

42

Chart 2–Frees Secretary of State from operating responsibilities. 43

Chart 3— Responsibility for foreign policy

44

Chart 4-Planned structure.-

44

Chart 5—Relative size of the Department of State.

45

Chart 6—Effect of reorganization on size and distribution of

staff.

Chart 7–Country level organization..

51

Chart 8-Functions of the Chief of United States diplomatic

mission...

53

Chart 9—Results of reorganization.

65

Statement

37

Meader, Hon. George, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Michigan: Excerpt from hearings on Reorganization Plan
No. 6 of 1953..

176

Sargeant, Howland, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for

Administration: Excerpt from the President's letter of June 1

directed to the heads of all executive departments---

83

Smith, Gen. Walter Bedell, Under Secretary of State: Effect of

reorganization upon personnel of the Department of State.

85

Stassen, Hon. Harold E., Director for Mutual Security:

Chart-Current DMS-MSA/W organization---

97

Chart-Current TCA/W organization.-

98

Chart-Executive branch of the Government-

Faces p. 96

Chart- Mutual Security Agency, Washington organization.. Faces p. 96

Chart-Office of the Director for Mutual Security -

96

Chart-The Mutual Security Program for 1954.

128

Excerpt from President's letter of June 1, 1953 re cooperation.. 126

Excerpt from President's message covering Reorganization Plans 7

and 8 of 1953...

92

Excerpt from speech of the Secretary of State-

132

Personnel affected by Executive Order 10458 and by Reorganiza-

tion Plan No. 7 (January 31, 1953)--

140

APPENDIX

Letter from Hon. Charles B. Brownson, acting chairman, House Committee

on Government Operations to Hon. Walter Bedell Smith, June 23, 1953.- 207

Letter from Donold B. Lourie, Under Secretary for Administration,

Department of State, to Congressman Charles B. Brownson, June 25,

1953.

207

Questions and answers on Reorganization Plans 7 and 8 of 1953.

207

Letter from Rowland R. Hughes, Assistant Director, Bureau of the

Budget, to the Secretary of State, June 17, 1953.-

214

Proposed handling of 1954 operating expenses appropriations for civilian

foreign information and educational exchange activities of the United

States....

215

Prereorganization information and educational exchange program budgets

for operating expenses.-

217

Exchange of letters between Congressman Brownson and Scott McLeod,

Administrator, Bureau of Security and Counselor Affairs, Department

of State, re termination of personnel.

218

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 7 OF 1953

(Foreign Operations Administration)

AND

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 8 OF 1953

(United States Information Agency),

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 1953

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,

Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10:15 a. m., in room 1501, New House Office Building, Hon. Clare E. Hoffman (chairman of the committee) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order. The first witness will appear on plan 7.

Mr. HUGHES: Seven and eight together.
The CHAIRMAN. You want to hear them both together?
Mr. HUGHES. Yes.
The CHAIRMAN. All right.

Dr. Judd, this has to do with the State Department, as I understand it, and Mr. Brownson had some matters on it, but he is gone, and I wonder if you would come up and take charge of the matter.

Mr. Judd. I will be glad to. The CHAIRMAN. Thank you. Mr. JUDD (presiding). The hearing is on House Joint Resolution 261 and on the Reorganization Plan No. 7 of 1953, and House Joint Resolution 262 and the Reorganization Plan No. 8 of 1953, all of which will be incorporated in the record.

(H. J. Res. 261 and the Reorganization Plan No. 7 of 1953, and H. J. Res. 262 and the Reorganization Plan No. 8 of 1953 are as follows:)

[H. Res. 261, 83d Cong., 1st sess.)

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That the House of Representatives does not favor the Reorganization Plan No. 7 transmitted to Congress by the President on June 1, 1953.

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