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Washington, D. C. consumers' price index for moderate-income families-Con.

(1935–39–100)

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Mr. BATES. Are there any other questions?
Senator Cain, do you have any questions to ask?
Senator CAIN. No, sir.
Mr. BATES. Mr. Smith?
Mr. Smith. No questions.

Mr. BATEs. Mr. Huff, we are very grateful to you for coming here today; and we will adjourn until tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.

Is that satisfactory, Senator Cain?
Senator Cain. I would suggest 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Mr. BATES. All right.
We will adjourn until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.

(Thereupon, at 4:35 p. m., an adjournment was taken until 10 a. m., Thursday, March 20, 1947.)

(Statement later received for the record from the Board of Public Welfare covering a 10-year period.)

BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE, APPROPRIATIONS AND PERSONNEL SUMMARY, 1937–46

Office of the Director

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1938: Hospital Permit Bureau transferred to Health Department.
1940–42: Added positions for Child Care Services.
1944: Child-care positions transferred to Child Care Services.
1945: Three additional clerks.

1946: One additional statistical clerk, three clerks transferred from other appropriation.

Child care services

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1937-43: All salaries carried under Office of the Director. 1944: Salaries transferred from Office of the Director. 1945: Allowance for increase in board rates for children in foster care. 1946: Transfer of 17 positions to Public Assistance and Children's Services.

Receiving home

Number

Year

of

Amount appropriated

Number
of

Amount positions appropriated

Year

positions

1937 1938. 1939 1910 1941.

18
18
18
18
18

$36, 180
38,000
38,000
39, 800
39,000

1942
1943
1944.
1945
1946.

17
17.3
17.1
20.6
21

$37. 870
43. 745
49,759
53, 564
56, 456

1943: Increased allowance for food and supplies.
1944: Increase due primarily to overtime pay.
1945: Moved to larger quarters, requiring added personnel.

Public assistance and children's services

Year

Personnel

Amount appropriated

Year

Personnel

Amount appropriated

.

1937 1938. 1939 1940 1941

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229
222
128
148
193

$2, 101, 265
2,039, 410
1, 696, 250
1,897, 500
1, 893,000

1942
1943.
1944
1945
1946

207
229
139.3
131. 1
141.6

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$2,078,000

1,978, 665 1, 660, 425 1, 466, 0010 1,587,000

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1939: Legislative ceilings were established, limiting grants to $24 per month for one person (or $30 if receiving old age assistance or aid to the blind) and $6 for each additional person; and staff reduced to keep administrative cost within 10 percent of expenditures for grants.

1910-41: Staff increased to certify cases for WPA, and to distribute surplus commodities.

194+45: Staff reduced to numbers needed for reduced case load. Appropriation for grants reduced for same reasons.

1946: Includes 17 positions transferred from Child Care and 8 percent increase in assistance to provide a more nearly adequate grant per case.

Support of the insane, St. Elizabeths Hospital

Year

Amount appropriated

Year

Amount appropriated

1937
1938
1939
1940
1911.

$2 233, 800
2, 325, 780
2, 426, 000
2, 602, 20
2, 729, 250

1942
1943.
1944
1945
1946

$2.956, 500
3,055, 050
3, 250, 080
3, 259, 450
3, 922, 000

This item provides for a per diem payment by the District of Columbia to the Federal Security Agency for the care of District patients at St. Elizabeths Hospital. There has been an increase in numbers from 3,458 in 1937, to 4,565 in 1946.

Deportation of nonresident insane

Year

Personnel

Amount appropriated

Year

Personnel

Amount appropriated

1937

1939 1940. 1941.

$12,000
12.000
12,000
12, 000
12,000

1912.
1943.
1944.
1945.
1946.

6.9
7

$12.000
12, 000
47, 023
49, 296
41, 200

1937-43: Salaries included under Office of the Director.

1944: Salaries transferred to this appropriation, allowance for travel costs increased from $12,000 to $33,000 to permit the prompt removal of nonresident insane to their places of residence.

1946: Travel cost reduced by reducing average cost per person deported.

Munipical lodging house

Year

Personnel

Amount appropriated

Year

Personnel

Amount appropriated

1937 1938

3 3 3 3 3

1939 1940.

$7, 600
7,600
7,600
7,660
7,660

1942
1943
1944
1945
1946.

3 3 3

$7.935 8, 225 9, 650 9, 710 10, 245

1941.

The small increases here are due to the Pay Act increase.

Home for the aged and infirm

Year

Personnel

Amount appropriated

Year

Personnel

Amount appropriated

1937 1938 1939. 1940. 1941.

54
56
57
57
71

$139, 130
151, 400
154, 140
149. 110
184, 760

1942.
1943
1944
1945
1946.

72
128
125.5
116
106.6

$189, 340 310, 190 355, 922 334, 335 322, 108

1941: Increase was due to increase in personnel and other increases in mainte nance, equipment, and supplies, resulting from public criticism dating from Mrs. Roosevelt's visit in January 1940.

1943: Increase due to larger personnel increase. WPA workers had been assigned since 1941 to dining room and kitchen. They were withdrawn and were replaced in 1943.

1944: This increase was due largely to general reclassification of any lowpaid positions.

1945–46: Decreases due to drafting of some positions, and positions left vacant account of lower population.

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The increase in 1946 was due to Pay Act increase.

Florence Crittenton Home and St. Ann's Infant Home

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The decrease in 1939 was due to decreased requirement.

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The increase in 1945 was granted in response to the appeal to Congress by the Library.

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1941: New personnel, transfer of teachers from Board of Education to the Board of Public Welfare. 143 : Assistant Superintendent added and position reclassified. 1941: Overtime provided by congressional action. 1945: Additional positions to give better supervision to children. 1:46: Number of positions decreased because of inability to recruit personnel under war conditions.

Vocational rehabilitation

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Carried under "Public assistance, but not named separately.

Later years included in assistance appropriation either by language of act or carried for summary purposes.

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1913: Due to new positions, $4,000 for boiler house. 1941: Increase due to new positions and overtime and repairs. 1945: Increase due to pay act. 1946: New positions. The new positions in 1943, 1944, and 1946 were to give better supervision to

the children.

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