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Stat. 1061), as augmented by the First Deficiency Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1936 (49 Stat.,' p. 1638), shall be available for the augmentation of limits of cost of projects selected under the provisions of this Act in an amount not exceeding 10 per centum for any project: Provided, That with a view to relieving countrywide unemployment the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General, in the selection of towns or cities in which buildings are to be constructed, shall endeavor to distribute the projects equitably throughout the country so far as may be consistent with the needs of the public service; and the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General may also select for prosecution under this appropriation such projects not included in such revised report as in their judgment are economically sound and advantageous to the public service: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to direct the preparation of all sketches, estimates, plans, and specifications (including supervision and inspection thereof), and to enter into all contracts necessary for carrying out the purposes of this paragraph, and he is hereby authorized, when deemed by him desirable and advantageous, to employ, by contract or otherwise, the personal services of temporary professional, technical, or nontechnical employees to such extent as may be required to carry out the purposes of this paragraph, without reference to civil-service laws, rules, regulations, or to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended: Provided further, That in the acquisition of land or sites for the purposes of Federal public buildings and in the construction of such buildings provided for in this paragraph, the provisions of sections 305 and 306 of the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932, as amended, shall apply.

Mr. WOODRUM. Admiral, we will be glad for you to make a statement to the committee and furnish us with information showing what you have done so far under the building program, what buildings have been begun up to date, the present status of those you have under way, and so forth.

Admiral PEOPLES. Yes, sir; Mr. Chairman. I have here a joint report of the Secretary of the Treasury and of the Postmaster General, the two Cabinet officers named in the act, and who have been handling the building program during the last 2 or 3 years, which report sets forth the situation.

This report is under date of May 17, 1937, and is as follows: REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY AND THE POSTMASTER GENERAL SUBMITTING REVISED LIST OF PROJECTS SET FORTH IN HOUSE REPORT 1879

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, May 17, 1937. Hon. EDWARD THOMAS TAYLOR,

Chairman, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives. MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: In each of the authorizations for the construction of public buildings outside of the District of Columbia during the past 3 years, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General were directed to act jointly in the selection of public-building projects and the sites therefor. Lists of places under consideration for public-building construction accompanied each of the three previous reports made to Congress by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General.

This fourth report includes a consolidated list showing by States: (a) All projects selected under the provisions of the acts approved June 19, 1934, August 12, 1935, and June 22, 1936, and (b) projects eligible for consideration under future authorizations, including all projects having postal receipts in excess of $10,000 for the calendar year 1936.

In selecting projects for consummation under the three prior authorizations, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General have been guided by the expressed intent of Congress that the projects be distributed equitably throughout the country so far as might be consistent with the needs of the public service. The following tabulation shows the amount of the previous appropriation, the number of projects selected thereunder, total limits of cost and the balance remaining unallotted in each appropriation at this time:

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In making selections under the authorization contained in act of June 22, 1936, 62 projects were authorized which were not listed in the previous report. The reasons for the selection of these additional projects are set forth in a separate statement.

Since the submission of the last report on March 16, 1936, it appears that the limits of cost established for 37 projects are insufficient to permit their completion and that amendatory legislation increasing the respective limits of cost will be required before proceeding further with the projects. The unallotted balance under the total appropriation is too limited to permit the necessary increases and the projects must be deferred until additional funds are made available for the construction of public buildings. All of these cases have been listed in a separate statement which shows the original limits of cost, the increase considered necessary and the reason for the deficit.

Unauthorized projects listed in report of March 16, 1936, were of two classes: (1) 355 with limits of cost proposed and (2) 770 with no limits of cost, concerning which it was stated that this latter class of projects was being investigated and studied to determine the necessity and comparative urgency therefor and that limits of cost had not yet been established pending survey and analysis of requirements.

During the past year, the two Departments have carefully reviewed the merits of these projects and where the needs appeared to be urgent, limits of cost have been established and the projects included in this report. Certain of these projects previously submitted for consideration have not been included in this report for the reason that the postal receipts for the calendar year 1936, were less than the $10,000 fixed under the act of March 4, 1913, as a minimum requirement for construction of Federal buildings for post office purposes. This report, therefore, is confined to one list and covers all projects with postal receipts above $10,000 remaining for consideration in the formulation of future building programs. Total number of projects remaining for consideration.

1, 806 Total estimated cost---

$208, 101, 500 It is recognized, however, that additional projects will be brought to the attention of the two Departments from time to time as a result of new legislation, increased needs, or other special conditions which cannot be foreseen at present and in order that such projects may receive the same consideration as other eligible projects listed in this report, it is recommended that similar authority heretofore granted the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General to select projects not included in this report, as in their judgment are economically sound and advantageous to the public service, be continued in subsequent authorizations for public-building construction.

The following statement shows the status of all projects authorized under the three previous programs as of May 14, 1937:

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THIRD REVISION, HOUSE REPORT 1879, May 17, 1937

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS IN TABLES FOLLOWING

Purpose

Agr. & P.O
Apprs. Strs.
As. O
B. s.
C. G. A.S.
Ct. H..
Cu. H.
Exp. Sta
F. B.
F. & P. O.
F. O. B
Imm. & Nat.

Agriculture and Post Office. Addl. Fac.
Appraisers stores.

Addl. Stories
Assay office.

A. L.
Border station.

B.
Coast Guard air station. Bldgs.
Courthouse.

Dem. N. B.
Customhouse.

E. & R..
Experimental station.

N. S. & B.
Forestry building.

Pur. & Rem.
Forestry and Post Office. Rehab..
Federal office building. Remod.
Immigration and Naturali. Rem. & Garage.
zation.

Repairs, etc.
Immigration station.
Marine hospital.

S. & B
Public Health hospital.
Public Health Service.
Parcel-post building.
Post office.
Quarantine station.

Character of project

Additional facilities.
Additional stories.
Additional land.
Building.
Buildings.
Demolition, new building.
Extension and remodeling.
New site and building.
Purchase and remodeling.
Rehabilitation.
Remodeling.
Remodeling and garage.
Repairs, improvements, and

alterations.
Site and building.

Imm. Sta.
M. H.
P. H. H.
P. H. S.
P. P. B
P. O
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struction of public-building projects outside of the District of Columbia, showing (a) projects authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postmaster General under acts approved June 19, 1934, Aug. 12, 1935, and June 22, 1936; and (6) unauthorized projects eligible for consideration under future public building programs

State and city

Purpose

Character of project

Proposed Projects limits of authorized cost for and amount projects not allotted authorized

to date

ALABAMA

$70,000

130,000 75, 000 70,000 75, 000

70,000

70,000

185, 000

Alabama City.

P. O., etc.

S. & B.
Alexander City.

P.O
S. & B.

$66, 000 Anpiston.

P. O. & Ct. H.
E. & R.

182, 000 Atmore

PO
S. & B.

65, 000 Bay Minette.

P. O
S. & B.

66, 000 Birmingham.

P. O. & Ct. H
Repairs, etc.

95, 000 Brewton.

P. O
S. & B

51, 000 Clanton...

P.O.
S. & B

55, 000 Dothan.

P. O.

A. L., E. & R. Elbe.

P.O., etc

S. & B Enterprise

P. O., etc

S. & B Eutaw.

P.O., etc.

S. & B Evergreen.

P.O

S. & B Fairfax.

60,000 P. O., etc.

S. & B
Fairfield.

P. O
S. & B.

74, 000 Fairhope.

P. 0., etc.

S. & B
Fayette.

P. O
S. & B.

72, 900 Florence..

P.O.

E. & R.
Fort Payne.

P. O
S. & B.

60,000 Gadsden.

P. O. & Ct. H
E. & R.

174, 000 Greensboro.

P. O
S. & B

66,000 Guntersville

P. O., etc.

S. & B Haleyville.

P. O., etc.

S. & B. Hartselle.

P.O., etc.

S. & B Luverne.

P. O., etc.

S. & B.
Marion..

P.O
S. & B.

55, 000 Mobile..

M.H
Repairs, etc.

84, 000 Monroeville

Agr. & P. O.
S. & B

66, 000 Montevallo

P. O
S. & B

73, 600 Oneonta 1

Agr. & P.O
S. & B

66,000 Opp.

P. O., etc.

S. & B.
Ozark.

P. O
S. & B

74, 300 Phenix City 1

P.O
S. & B

66,000 Prattville 1

Agr. & P. O.

S. & B Roanoke

66, 000 P.O., etc..

S. & B.
Russellville.

P. O.
8. & B

55, 000 Scottsboro.

P. O
S. & B

66, 000 Tuscumbia.

P. O
S. & B

74, 500 Tuskegee.

P. O
S. & B

55, 000 Wetumpka.

P. O
S. & B.

78, 700 1 Denotes projects not originally included in H. Rept. 1879, as revised Feb. 29, 1936.

75,000 70,000 70,000 75,000

70,000

70,000

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ARKANSAS
Benton..
Bentonville
Berryville
Clarksville
Crossett.
Dardanelle
De Queen.
De Witt.
Eudora
Fort Smith
Hamburg 1
Heber Springs.
Lake Village
Little Rock,
Magnolia.
Malvern.
McGehee
Monticello
Morrilton.
Nashville.
Osceola.
Paris
Piggott!
Pocahontas
Russellville.
Siloam Springs.
Smackover.
Springdale
Van Buren.
Walnut Ridge.
Warren.
Wynne..

P.O., etc.
P.O.
P. O., etc..
P.O.
P. O., etc.
Agr. & P. O.
P. O., etc.
P. O., etc.
P. O., etc.
P. 0.& Ct. H.
P.O.
Agr. & P. O.
P. O., etc.
P. O. & Ct. H.
P.O.
P.O.
P. O
P. O
PO
P. O
P.O.
P. O., etc.
Agr. & P. O.
Agr. & P. O.
Forestry.
P.O.
P. O., etc.
P.O.
P. O
P.O.
P.O.
P.O.

S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
B
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
E. & R.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S. & B.
S, & B.
S. & B.
S. & B
S. & B
S. & B.

75,000 55, 000 66, 000 65,000 76,500 66,000 55,000

75,000

66, 000 73, 500

155,000

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74,000 76, 700 61,000 61, 100 69, 500

CALIFORNIA

79,000

75, 000

Alhambra (Monterey Park P. O.

S. & B branch). Alturas.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Andrade

B. S

S. & B Antioch.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Arcadia

P. 0., etc.

S. & B Arcats.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Arlington

P. O., etc.

S. &B Atascadero.

P. O., etc.

S, & B Auburn..

P. (..

S. & B Avalon.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Avenal.

P. O., etc.

S. & B. Azusa,

P. O., etc.

S. & B. Bakersfield

P. O., etc.

S. & B. Baldwin Park

P. O., etc

S. & B. Banning.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Barstow

P. O., etc.

S. & B Beaumont.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Bellpower.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Bishop

P. O., etc.

S. & B Blythe..

P. O., etc.

8. & B Denotes projects not originally included in H. Rept. 1879, as revised Feb. 29, 1936. Denotes increases requested in projects already authorized.

90,000 20.000 75,000 80,000 75, 000 75,000

75,000 7 13, 000 80,000 75,000 75,000 330, 000 75,000 85, 000 70,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 70,000

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struction of public-building projects outside of the District of Columbia-Con.

State and city

Purpose

Character of project

Proposed Projects limits of authorized cost for and amount projects not allotted authorized

to date

$99, 000
210,000

P.O.,

74, 000

: $50, 000 215, 000 111,000 70,000 75,000 75,000 124, 000 70,000 70,000 70,000 75,000 75, 000 215,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 82,000 80,000 75,000 129,000 75,000 75, 000 75, 000 70,000

73,000

P. O.,

CALIFORNIA-continued Brawley..

P. O

S. & B Burbank.

P. O

S. & B Burlingame.

P. O., etc

S. & B Calexico.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Calistoga..

P. O., etc.

S. & B Campbell

P. O., etc.

S. & B Canoga Park

P. O., etc

S. & B Carmel

P. O., etc.

S. & B Carpenteria.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Chino.

etc.

S. & B Chowchilla

P. O., etc.

S. & B Chula Vista.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Coalinga.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Colusa

P. O

S. & B Concord

P. O., etc.

S. & B Corcoran

P. O., etc.

S. & B Corning.

P. O., etc

S. & B. Corona..

P. 0., etc.

S. & B Covina..

P.O., etc.

S. & B Crescent City

P. O., etc.

S. & B Crockett.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Culver City.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Davis..

P. O., etc.

S. & B Delano.

P. 0., etc.

S. & B Dinuba.

P. O., etc..

S. & B Dixon..

P. O., etc.

S. & B Downey

P. O.

S, & B Dunsmuir

etc.

S. & B El Segundo.

P. 0., etc.

S. & B Elsinore..

P. O., etc.

S. & B Escondido.

P. 0., etc.

S. & B Exeter

P. O., etc.

S. & B Fairfield.

P. O., etc..

8. & B Fillmore.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Fontana.

P. 0., etc..

S. & B Fort Bragg

P. O., etc.

S. & B. Fortuna..

P. O., etc.

S. & B Fresno.

P. O. & Ct. H

S. & B. Fullerton.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Gardena

P. O., etc.

S. & B Garden Grove.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Gilroy.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Glendora.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Gridley

P.O., etc.

S. & B Guadalu

P.O., etc.

S. & B. Gustine

P. O., etc.

S. & B. Hawthorne.

P. O., etc..

S. & B. Hayward.

P.O.

В. Healdsburg

P, O., etc.

S, & B Hemet.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Hermosa Beach

P. O., etc.

S. & B Holtville.

P. O., etc.

S. & B. Huntington Park

P.O.

S. & B Hynes.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Imperial.

P. O., etc.

S, & B. Indio..

P. O., etc.

S. & B Jackson.

P. 0., etc.

S. & B. King City

P. O., etc.

S. & B Laguna Beach

P. O., etc.

S. & B. La Habra.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Lakeport.

P. O., etc.

S. & B La Mesa.

P. O., etc.

S. & B. Lancaster

P. O., etc.

S. & B La Verne.

P. O., etc.

S. &B Lemoore.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Lincoln.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Lindsay.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Livermore.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Lomita.

P. O., etc.

S. & B Lompoc.

P. O., etc.

S. & B. Long Beach.

P. O.

Remod. Los Angeles.

P. 0. & Ct. H

B. Do.

P.O.

S. & B. Do...

Imm. & Nat. Sta.... S. & B. : Denotes increases requested in projects already authorized.

75,000 75,000 70,000 85, 000 75,000 80,000 75,000 75,000 75, 000 70,000

870, 000

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