Hearing on Army Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 1907-8
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...time, with the battalion in Cuba, we have 11 students. Mr. Slayden. Under normal conditions you would have about 22? Colonel Abbot. Yes, sir. Of course it varies with the number of men coming in from West Point. They have been coming in at the rate of about 10 men a year. As we have a two years' course we ought to have at least 20. We have a number in the corps who have not yet gone through the school. They must be picked up and put through the school, which for a time will increase the size of the classes. Wednesday, December 13, 1906. STATEMENT OF BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM CROZIER, XT. S. ARMY, CHIEF OF ORDNANCE. Ordnance' Department. The Chairman. On page 45 of the bill there is a little change of phraseology in connection with the receiving of ordnance and ordnance stores. General Crozier. In regard to this appropriation for the general service of the Ordnance Department I can explain that the change in the language is for the purpose of making more apparent the intention of the language as it has stood for several years. We have had no difficulty in living under that language, and we do not wish to do anything different from what has been considered to be authorized. But I think that the language does not exactly authorize what is intended that it shall authorize, and therefore we are in danger at any time of encountering opposition on the part of the auditing officers. We will expend the money as we have expended it and as it is intended to be expended. It will be noticed that the old language speaks of the availability of this appropriation for current expenses of the ordnance service, of the receiving of stores and issuing them, and such details as fuel, light, water, advertising, etc. You see there is an appropriation for ' current expenses" of such ...
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