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Index to rating cards of officers, covering years 1918-19, the ratings themselves being retained and made accessible. This index is never used. The cards are contained in four drawers. (Marked "Exhibit C.")

Reports of civilian employees at camps, 1919-20. This was furnished for statistical or checking purposes at the time and has no present or future value. Contained in two drawers. (Marked "Exhibit D.")

Duplicate casualty cables. These are copies furnished to agencies needing them at the time. The originals are all on file and carefully indexed. These copies occupy about one and one-half 4-drawer filing cabinets. (Marked "Exhibit E.") 1918-1920.

Precedent index cards covering period 1892-1908. They were used for ready reference when the file was active, but are no longer used. The subjects to which they relate are all contained in the general file, and, in addition, those of importance are also included in the main precedent file. They are contained in 21 file boxes. (Marked "Exhibit G.")

Cross-reference cards relative to issue of campaign badges. All the data to which they refer can be located by other means. Contained in 10 file boxes. (Marked Exhibit J.") 1905-1917.

Instructions of a temporary nature issued to officers of the Army in 1923 and 1924. These papers are no longer required and it is requested that authority be obtained for their destruction. These instructions are superceded by later instructions and are therefore obsolete. Samples are submitted herewith. About 70 packages. (Marked "Exhibit K.")

C. H. BRIDGES,
Major General,

Description of papers

! Books.

The Adjutant General.

Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army

Contents of packages-medical supplies received at depots and stations in Philippine
Islands..

Memoranda of medical property received at various stations.
Records of requisitions for medical supplies received at depots in Philippine Islands.
Index books, to what not shown..

Miscellaneous property records (field), records of liquors dispensed, postage stamps purchased, bills for groceries, etc..

Ledger accounts for subsistence..

Date

1900

1900

1900

1900

1898-99

1900

1898

1898

No date.

Clothing accounts..

Copies of letters and indorsements received at Camp Wheeler, Ala..

Unused and unclassified books-almost entirely blank..

1926-27

Monthly statements of expenditure of special dental materials (Form 18b, M. D.)...
Receipts for special dental materials turned over to successors responsible for same.. 1926-1928
Monthly reports of dental service (Form 57, M. D.)..
Veterinary statistical reports:

1925-1927

Form 869 V

Form 86b V.

Veterinary repor sheet sick and wounded animals, Form 102.

Record and report veterinary meat and dairy hygiene, Form 110..

Vital statistics tabulation card, veterinary, Form 215a....

Veterinary health certificate, Form 101..

Record and report pysical examination of animals for purchase, Form 109.
Sanitary reports, veterinary..

1928

1928

1928

1928

1928

1928

1928

1928

Estimated amount

120

111

15

13

118

11

11

11

12 2,400 100 3,750

3,000

1, 200

1,800

4,500

ALBERT E. TRUBY, Colonel, Medical Corps, Executive Officer (For the Surgeon General).

2,500

1,500

1,000 8,000

OFFICE OF CHIEF OF FINANCE

1. Correspondence and data pertaining to funds obligated and in regard to final settlement of contracts. These papers are of no further value and may be destroyed. Papers pertain to period 1917-1920.

2. Record of payments in settlement of awards made by War Department board of appraisers under act of August 10, 1917. These papers are of no further value and may be destroyed. Papers pertain to period 1917-1920.

3. Daily report of awards approved and accepted under act of March 2, 1919. These papers are of no further value and may be destroyed. Papers pertain to period 1917-1920.

4. Examination papers on enlisted men, finance department, for promotion to grades of master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant. These papers relate to examinations held in April, 1928, and April, 1929, are of no further value, and may be destroyed.

5. Preliminary educational examination papers for enlisted men below the first three grades for entrance to finance school and for the twenty-first and twenty-second classes. These papers are of no further value and may be destroyed. Examination held in 1929 for school of 1930.

R. L. CARMICHAEL,
Major General,
Chief of Finance.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF THE AIR CORPS, WAR DEPARTMENT

1. Time books, etc., 1918.

2. Duplicate copies of minutes, Air Service Claims Board, 1919.

3. Copies of purchase orders, with notations respecting progress, payments, completion, etc., 1918.

4. Partial payments reports, 1919.

5. Working papers reference sales of surplus property, 1920.

6. Stock record cards, 1920.

7. Duplicate sales sheets, 1919.

8. Duplicate shipping tickets reference sales surplus property, 1920. 9. Duplicate receiving reports reference sales surplus property, 1919. 10. Inventories surplus property, 1921.

11. Sales bulletins, 1919.

12. Correspondence and records reference sales of surplus property, 1920.

13. Correspondence and records reference sales machinery, 1919.

14. Inventories of surplus property, Buffalo depot, 1921.

15. Aircraft production 1 cards, reports of surplus property, 1919.

16. Correspondence and records reference procurement of chemical supplies, 1918. 17. Duplicate copies of travel orders, 1918.

18. Correspondence, records, reports, working papers, etc., reference construction of aviation camps, fields, and stations, 1918.

19. Correspondence, reports, records, etc., from district accounting offices, 1918. 20. Purchase orders, 1917.

21. Correspondence, reports, records, etc., reference orders for castor beans, 1918. 22. Correspondence reports, and other records from district material disposal and salvage offices relating to sales of and disposal of surplus property, 1919-20.

23. Records, reports, and correspondence relating to aviation camps, fields, and stations, 1917.

24. Requisitions for equipment, 1919.

25. Purchase orders American Expeditionary Forces, 1918.

26. Inventory tags, 1918.

27. Local freight tariff rates, 1914.

28. Correspondence relative to samples of supplies to be furnished, 1918.

29. Receipt of supplies furnished, 1918.

30. Reference procurement of supplies, 1918.

31. Correspondence relative to procurement of supplies, 1918.

32. General stores requisitions, 1918.

33. Shipping tickets auction sales, 1922.

34. Lists of motor parts, 1917.

35. American Expeditionary Forces purchases, 1918.

36. Stock record cards, 1921.

37. Purchase of supplies, Camp Dick, 1918.

38. Requisitions for office equipment, 1919.

39. Engine inspections, 1918.

40. American Expeditionary Forces workers' permit, 1917-18.

41. Inspection tags, 1918.

The above stored in boxes located in rooms 5, 6, 7, and 8, temporary building No. 6.

USELESS RECORDS AT WRIGHT FIELD, DAYTON, OHIO

1. Special data relative civilian personnel employed at McCook Field during War, 1918-19; 2 file cabinets, letter size.

2. Correspondence with manufacturers relative to products, not relating to contracts, 1918-1924; 3 file cabinets, letter size.

3. Lists of commercial commodities, 1922-23; 1 file cabinet, letter size.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, BUREAU OF INSULAR AFFAIRS

Approximately 5,000 letters of inquiry regarding employment in the Philippine Islands and Porto Rico, and copies of the replies thereto, all dated prior to the year 1915.

F. LE J. PARKER,
Chief of Bureau.
By D. M. ASHBRIDGE,

Assistant.

OFFICE OF THE QuartermasTER SUPPLIES OFFICER

(a) 19 boxes numbered DQM-1-4-5; 10 to 20; 23 to 27; containing letters received requesting transportation of supplies, proposals, etc. (document files), from 1871 to 1900.

(b) 8 boxes numbered DQM-2-3; 6 to 9; 28–29; containing letters sent regarding purchase and transportation of supplies, advertisements for same, etc. (press copy books), from 1865 to 1901.

(c) 1 box numbered DQM-21, containing transportation, dray tickets, etc., for the period 1896 to 1899.

(d) 1 box numbered DQM-22, containing transportation invoices, etc., for the

period 1896 to 1899.

The above papers are packed in packing boxes and are not needed or useful in the transaction of current work and have no permanent value or historical interest. CHAS. G. MORTIMER, Lieutenant Colonel, Quartermaster Corps, Quartermaster Supply Officer.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington, December 27, 1930.

To the ACTING ASSISTANT AND CHIEF CLERK,
War Department, Washington, D. C.

SIR: In reply to your letter of December 22, transmitting lists of certain records filed in the offices of the Secretary of War, The Adjutant General, Surgeon General, Chief of Finance, Chief of Air Corps, Chief of Bureau of Insular Affairs, and Quartermaster Supply Officer of the Washington General Depot, which the department wishes to destroy under the terms of the Executive order of March 16, 1912:

The matter has had the attention of the chief of our division of manuscripts, who now reports that these records do not appear to have any historical value. The lists are therefore returned herewith.

Very respectfully,

HERBERT PUTNAM, Librarian.

ODRNANCE DEPARTMENT

The following papers are all dated 1916-1917-1918:

WORLD WAR CORRESPONDENCE

1. 4 boxes, report of stores received and inspected from European sources. 2. 3 boxes, transfer of ordnance property; copies.

3. 6 boxes, extra copies of cablegrams.

4. 5 boxes, extra copies of cablegrams received at Washington, D. C.

5. 4 boxes, extracted copies of cablegrams received at Washington, D. C.

6. 2 boxes, inspection division chemical and physical test report, extra copies.

7. 2 boxes, receiving and issuing voucher forms used overseas.

8. 4 boxes, extra copies of telegrams between headquarters at Washington, D. C., and camps.

9. 1 box, field depot miscellaneous register form, showing abstract of transfers, etc.

Above papers in storage at Curtis Bay Ordnance Depot, Baltimore, Md.

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USELESS RECORDS AT PICATINNY ARSENAL, DOVER, N. J.

Estimated quantity of all useless records is from 40 to 50 file cases. Due to explosion at Lake Denmark, N. J., in 1926, many of these records are already destroyed or mutilated, and the remainder are in a confused state:

1. Cost vouchers and collateral papers, 1907-1921.

2. Circular advertisements and proposals, 1907-1921.

3. Quotation sheets showing prices, 1921-1929.

4. Shipping tickets, copies, 1919-1921.

5. Stores issues tickets, 1924-1926.

6. Receiving reports, copies, 1919-1921.

7. Consignors shipping tickets, copies, 1919-1926.

8. Requisitions for supplies, 1919-1926.

9. Shipping orders directing issues, copies, 1918-1926.

10. Shipping orders directing issues to Picatinny Arsenal, copies, 1918-1926.

11. Government bills of lading, copies, 1917-1921.

12. Record of freight cars received and returned to carriers, 1918-1921.

13. Circular proposals and bids, 1919-1921.

14. Carriers' freight notices, 1915-1926. 15. Reports of survey, 1919-1922.

16. Routing orders for shipments, 1922-1928. 17. Daily cost summary (labor), 1924-1928.

18. Workmens' cost slips, 1925-1928.

19. Workmens' absent tickets for 1928.

20. Workmen's time cards, for 1928.

21. Labor sheets, showing labor distribution, 1920-1926.

22. Trial balances for 1928.

23. Over, short, and damage reports, copies, 1921–22.

24. Stock record cards, audited for 1921.

25. Balance of stores sheets, 1916-1925.

26. Carbon copies of checks, 1913-1923.

27. Copies of accounts current, 1907-1923.

28. Abstracts of disbursements, copies, 1907-1923.

29. Retained papers, special deposit accounts, 1916-1923. 30. Copies of correspondence relative supplies, 1908-1915. 31. Daily overhead sheets (costs), 1926-1930.

32. Shop expense reports, labor and material, 1926-1928.
33. Copies of work order memoranda, 1917-1928.
34. Addressograph lists of employees, 1917-1929.
35. Forage reports pertaining to animals, for 1928.

36. Tank car reports, 1924-1928.

37. Stock record cards, old, 1926-1928.

38. Fuel reports, light and power, 1923-1926.

39. Quarterly reports, rail transportation, copies, 1924-1926.

40. Reports of transportation requests and bills of lading, 1921-1926.

41. Reports of animals and animal equipment, for 1928.

42. Job orders, showing costs, 1926-1928.

43. Job order sheets, showing materials and costs, 1926-1928.

44. Statements of costs of work, 1926-1929.

45. Lists of parts and materials, 1926–1928.

Mr. F. M. HOADLEY,

Assistant Chief Clerk, War Department.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS,
Washington, January 6, 1931.

SIR: In reply to your letter of January 2, transmitting a list of miscellaneous material filed in the office of the Chief of Ordnance which the department wishes to destroy under the terms of the Executive order of March 16, 1912:

The matter has had the attention of the chief of our division of manuscripts, who now reports that the list seems to indicate no material that needs to be preserved on account of any historical interest. It is therefore returned herewith.

Very truly yours,

HERBERT PUTNAM, Librarian.

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AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, IN HIS DISCRETION, TO DELIVER TO THE CUSTODY OF THE PRINCETON CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA, THE BOWL AND LADLE FORMERLY IN USE ON THE U. S. S. "PRINCETON"

FEBRUARY 12, 1931.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House and ordered to be printed

Mr. DARROW, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, submitted the following

REPORT

To accompany S. 4907]

The Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives, to whom was referred the bill (S. 4907) authorizing the Secretary of the Navy, in his discretion, to deliver to the custody of the Princeton Club of Philadelphia the bowl and ladle formerly in use on the U. S. S. Princeton, having had the same under consideration, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

The bill has the approval of the Navy Department, as shown by the following letter from the Secretary of the Navy, addressed to the chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs of the United States Senate, and which is hereby made a part of this report:

NAVY DEPARTMENT, Washington, January 6, 1931.

The CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS,
United States Senate, Washington, D. C.

MY DEAR SENATOR: Replying further to the committee's communication of December 4, 1930, transmitting the bill (S. 4907) authorizing the Secretary of the Navy, in his discretion, to deliver to the custody of the Princeton Club of Philadelphia the bowl and ladle formerly in use on the U. S. S. Princeton, I have the honor to advise you that the Navy Department has no objection to the enactment of this bill.

Sincerely yours,

C. F. ADAMS, Secretary of the Navy.

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