Item No: pixc01152
Title: Thrift, Thrift, Horatio!
Additional Title: Thrift, Thrift, Horatio!
Print and Picture Collection
The House Appropriations Committee shears off Uncle Sam's pants (Sundry Civil Bill).
"A fifty million dollar item for army post construction submitted by the War Department and refused by the House appreciations committee in reporting out the sundry civil supply bill, was the initial step in a new army housing project contemplating estimated expenditures of more than $300,000,000 over a period of ten or twelve years. Details of the scheme formulated by the general staff are revealed in testimony taken by the committee, just made public.
"The sundry civil bill, the first of the fifteen big appropriation measures to finance the government during the next fiscal year, today was before the House for consideration. Carrying appropriations of $383,6##,292, the bill represents a reduction by the appropriations committee of more than $420,000,000 from the estimates submitted but the government departments and of $52,000,000 from current appropriations."
"Big Army Housing Project Revealed: Initial Step in $300,000,000 Proposition Balked by House Appropriations Committee." Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA). 1920, December 30: p. 2.
Sykes, Charles Henry. "Thrift, Thrift, Horatio!" Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA). 1920, December 30: p. 8.
Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist