The government's 5 year expansion program

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The government's 5 year expansion program - STARTS ON NAVY BILL House Subcommittee...
STARTS ON NAVY BILL House Subcommittee Discusses Various Various Legislative Provisions Agrees on Another Admiral Ranking Next to Dewey Building Program Laid Aside for Full Committee Drafting jjf the 1917 naval appropriation appropriation bill with which the administration will launch Its five - year Increase program program was undertaken yesterday by the i appropriation subcommittee of the House naval committee It was determined at the outset to leave the building program to be considered considered by the full committee Various legislative provisions in the bill were discussed and tentative agreement was reached on a few items The committee committee decided however that no statement statement of its action should be made public public until its report had been completed The most important question considered considered yesterday related to the duties of the chief of operations Whlleflnal decision decision was not reached the committeemen committeemen were Inclined to write into law most of the powers now conferred on the office by departmental regulation Secretary Daniels has approved the suggestion that the rank and pay of a full admiral be provided during the tenure of office for any officer detailed as chief of operations The law would provide that the officer officer rank next to Admiral Dewey the admiral of the navy being senior to the three fleet admirals The committee is understood to have agreed upon this plan

Clipped from The Washington Post11 Apr 1916, TuePage 5

The Washington Post (Washington, District of Columbia)11 Apr 1916, TuePage 5
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