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CLAIM OF H. W. BENNETT

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

A SUPPLEMENTAL ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION FOR PAYMENT

OF AN INDEMNITY TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ON ACCOUNT OF LOSSES SUSTAINED BY H. W. BENNETT, A BRITISH SUBJECT, AMOUNTING TO $400

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 25), 1931.—Read; referred to the Com

mittee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 24, 1931. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE:

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress a supplemental estimate of appropriation for the Department of State for the fiscal year 1931, amounting to $400, for payment of an indemnity to the British Government on account of losses sustained by H. W. Bennett, a British subject.

The details of this estimate, the necessity therefor, and the reason for its transmission at this time are set forth in the letter of the Director of the Bureau of the Budget transmitted herewith, with whose comments and observations thereon I concur. Respectfully,

HERBERT HOOVER.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, February 24, 1931. Sır: I have the honor to submit for your consideration a supplemental estimate of appropriation for the Department of State for the fiscal year 1931, amounting to $400.

Payment of an indemnity to the British Government on account of losses sustained by H. W. Bennett, a British subject: For payment to the British Government as full reimbursement for losses sustained by H. W. Bennett, a British subject, in connection with the rescue of survivors of the U. 8. S. Cherokee, in February, 1919, as authorized by the act approved February 24, 1931, $400 (submitted).

The act approved February 24, 1931, directs the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the British Government $400 as full reimbursement for losses sustained by H. W. Bennett, a British subject, in connection with the rescue of survivors of the U. S. S. Cherokee, in February, 1919, and authorizes the appropriation of a sufficient sum to carry out the purpose of this act.

This estimate of appropriation is submitted in furtherance of legislation which has been enacted since the transmission of the Budget for the fiscal year 1931, and its approval is recommended. Very respectfully,

J. Clawson Roop,

Director of the Bureau of the Budget. The PRESIDENT.

CLAIM FOR DAMAGES TO PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY

COMMUNICATION

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSMITTING

AN ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION SUBMITTED BY THE DIRECTOR

OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND PUBLIC PARKS OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL, TO PAY A CLAIM FOR DAMAGES TO PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY, AMOUNTING TO $156.34

FEBRUARY 17 (calendar day, FEBRUARY 26), 1931.—Read, referred to the Com

mittee on Appropriations, and ordered to be printed

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, February 26, 1931. The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of Congress an estimate of appropriation submitted by the Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital, to pay 8 claim for damages to privately owned property, in the sum of $156.34, which has been considered and adjusted under the provisions of the act of December 28, 1922 (U. S. C., title 31, sec. 215), and which requires an appropriation for its payment. Respectfully,

HERBERT HOOVER.

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BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, February 26, 1931. The PRESIDENT.

Sir: I have the honor to transmit for your consideration an estimate of appropriation submitted by the Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital, to pay a claim for damages to privately owned property, which has been considered and adjusted under the provisions of the act of December 28, 1922 (U. S. C., title 31, sec. 215), and which requires an appropriation for its payment, as follows: Damage claim: Under Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital.

$156. 34 The letter of the Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital submitting this estimate is transmitted herewith.

In accordance with the provisions of the act providing for such submission, I recommend that this estimate be transmitted to Congress. Very respectfully,

J. CLAWSON ROOP, Director of the Bureau of the Budget.

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Public BUILDINGS AND PUBLIC PARKS,

Washington, D. C., February 24, 1931. Col. J. CLAWSON ROOP,

Director Bureau of the Budget. DEAR COLONEL Roop: Pursuant to the act of Congress approved December 28, 1922 (U. S. C., title 31, sec. 215), authorizing the heads of departments and establishments acting on behalf of the Government of the United States to consider, ascertain, adjust, and determine claims on account of damages to or loss of privately owned property, where the whole amount does not exceed $1,000, by negligence of an officer or employee of the Government, acting within the scope of his employment, this office reports a claim of Warren F. Brenizer Co., 1501 South Capitol Street, Washington, D. C., for $156.34 damage done to a tractor belonging to that firm.

As the result of an investigation conducted by this office in connection with the above claim, evidence adduced indicates that on December 19, 1930, the claimant's tractor, which was engaged in excavation work at the intersection of the Mount Vernon Boulevard and Rosslyn Road, Arlington County, Va., was struck by a Government-owned truck operated by an employee of this office while in the performance of his official duties. The damage to the tractor was the result of a collision due to negligence of the Government employee operating the truck.

The claim was presented well within one year from the date of accrual and in view of the facts the above claim is certified for submission to Congress for an appropriation as a legal claim against the United States which has been considered, ascertained, adjusted, and determined by me under, and by virtue of, the act of December 28, 1922, mentioned above. Yours truly,

U. S. GRANT 3D, Director. O

NATIONAL
HYDRAULIC LABORATORY

PROGRESS REPORT

DESIGNS, ESTIMATES OF COST
AND COMPARISONS OF DESIGNS

RELATING TO

THE NATIONAL HYDRAULIC LABORATORY AT THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF STANDARDS, WASHINGTON, D. C., PREPARED BY JOHN R. FREEMAN, CONSULTING ENGINEER

PROVIDENCE, R. I.

(Supplemental to Senate Document No. 208]

PRESENTED BY MR. HEBERT

February 17 (calendar day, February 26), 1931.-Ordered

to be printed with illustrations

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1931

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