ARMY & NAVY: Appropriation

The House Appropriation Committee reported out the supply bill for the Navy Department. It carried appropriations of $271,942,867—$23,024,000 less than was appropriated a year ago and $4,453,000 less than was requested in the budget estimate. The provisions of the bill included:

¶ Appropriations for pay to keep the Navy at its present strength of 6,469 officers and 86,000 men, and to keep the Marine Corps at its present strength of 1,002 officers and 19,500 men.

¶ A cut of $410,000 from the budget estimate for naval aviation, making the appropriation $57,174 less...

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