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Mr. Flood. No difference between you leasing and renting a house in Alexandria.

Mr. OSTERTAG. If you do accept and sign it, you have a bound lease?

Mr. Flood. That is correct.
Mr. Sikes. It can be canceled with a year's notice.

I think the question is, you need the property, and if so, this is a proper price.

Mr. Ford. What is the Army getting for this $150,000 in fiscal 1961?

Colonel LEE. We are getting the use of the national match site, which is Camp Perry, in its entirety for 2 months for conducting of the national matches. The matches will take 1 month, half of the time, but we need the rest of it to roll up and clear out and police up.


Mr. FORD. What is the State of Ohio going to do with the $150,000?

Colonel LEE. They are going to spend it in maintaining, repairing the buildings that our competitors live in. There is a major item there.

Mr. Ford. Do they expect to do some of those things in this fiscal year?

Colonel LEE. They are doing them.

Mr. Ford. Can we have for the record specifically what they are doing, or intend to do prior to the use of these facilities by your office?

Colonel LEE. Yes.
Mr. FORD. In 1961.
Colonel LEE. I will have to obtain that for

you. (The information to be supplied follows:) The following plans for rehabilitation of Camp Perry is a part of the lease agreement and is the total rehabilitation work to be accomplished during the first 4-year period. Work to be accomplished during each year will be my mutual agreement of the lessor and the Government.


1. (a) Respace target carriers on Vaile Range to approximately 7-foot 10 inch centers and add approximately 50 carriers in the additional space. All carriers on Vaile to use target frames interchangeable with other ranges (except Petrarca).

(b) Repair catwalks in pits.
(C) Erect new number boards to correspond with new carriers.

(d) Install new firing line markers at 200, 300, 500, 600, and 1,000 yards, to correspond with new carriers. Remove old markers.

(e) Install new telephone lines from Vaile Range pits to 200-, 300-, 500, 600-, and 1,000-yard firing points. Cable to be waterproof, permanent, and appropriate for underground installation.

(f) Install new powerlines to firing lines and pits, if needed. This cable to be waterproof, permanent, and suitable for underground installation.

2. Change or alter carriers on Young Range as necessary to insure that target frames on Young Range are interchangeable throughout this range and interchangeable throughout the other ranges (except Petrarca).

3. Install new sewage lines throughout building 1738 (competitors mess hall) to include separation of sewage lines which serve latrine and kitchen facilities in this building into two separate line systems.

4. Improve all 200-, 300-, 600-, and 1,000-yard firing lines by : (a) Filling up all holes, depressions, and irregularities. (b) Resodding where necessary. 5. Continue rehabilitation of hutments as necessary, including covering outsides with asbestos shingles or other fireproof material.

6. Continue rehabilitation of buildings in 1,000 area used as offices or quarters as necessary by:

(a) Installing wall and/or ceiling lining.
(b) Putting wardrobes in quarters.
(c) Rewiring as necessary.
(d) Providing fluorescent lighting in all office buildings.
(e) Providing latrine facilities in buildings used as quarters.

7. Improve Donahey Road (between Commercial Row and hutments) and parking area between building 1024 and Niagara Road by :

(a) Providing adequate drainage.
(b) Paving or oiling to eliminate dust.
(c) Providing maximum all-weather parking.

8. Overhaul and rehabilitate sewage and storm drain systems tbroughout camp as necessary.

9. Rehabilitate all latrines in camp to insure maximum usability and increase latrine facilities.

10. Install an adequate number of drinking facilities in all pits and in rear of the firing line along Lawrence Road, and provide adequate drainage for fountains.

11. (a) Install hand-washing facilities by present pit latrines on Petrarca Range.

(6) Install flush latrines and washing facilities in all pits except Petrarca.

12. (a) Provide a limited all-weather parking area across Lawrence Road on a portion of Young Range extension.

(6) Provide additional all-weather parking area across Lawrence Road from Vaile Range.

13. Improve Ariel Road area by :
(a) Providing adequate drainage.
(b) Improving paving.
(c) Providing maximum all-weather parking along this road.

14. Rehabilitate or replace the telephone exchange switchboard and rehabilitate outside plant area cables as necessary."

The first payment for rebabilitation will be applied as follows: la Respace carriers on Vaile Range..

$9,500 1b Repair catwalks in pits--

2, 300 1c Yew number boards_

4, 500 id New firing line markers--

500 2 Alter carriers on Young Range-

600 3 Replace sewage lines, competitors mess.

2, 200 4 Improvements on ranges.

4, 400 5 Rehabilitation of hutments..


Engineer costs, U.S. Army Engineers..

83, 000


100, 000

Payments for maintenance will be applied as follows:
Maintenance of buildings, repair of hutments to include roofs, outside

walls and interiors.--.
Maintenance of roads, walks, and grounds.
Maintenance of water and sewage systems,
Maintenance of electrical system and surface drainage.
Maintenance of ranges--

41, 000
3, 150
1, 250
1, 500
3, 100



150, 000

67438–61-pt. 2-26


Mr. Ford. Let's have your response, Colonel, to the obvious question, Why do you want this site rather than one that the Army could provide at no cost?

Colonel LEE. Sir, I will have to answer that by saying I have no personal feeling. This has been adopted by some study before my time. It was determined Camp Perry would be the national match site. This was determined after considerable study by the Department of the Army itself.

Mr. FORD. There is no other adaptable site?

Colonel LEE. I will say it is the Army's view. There are others the Army could possibly use, but this was settled at that time as being the most acceptable and desirable site.

Mr. SIKES. What was that date?
Colonel LEE. I believe 2 or 3 years ago.

Mr. Sikes. We should have the current thinking on it before any agreement is actually terminated. A review, in other words, of this question.

Mr. FORD. Could we have a résumé as well as a copy of that report of several years ago for the record ?

Mr. Sikes. Please see that it is brought up to date.
Colonel LEE. Yes.
(The matter referred to follows:)



Camp Perry, a State-owned facility near Port Clinton, Ohio, has been the traditional site of the national matches since the creation of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice in 1903. On resumption of the national matches at Camp Perry in 1953, after a break of several years due to World War II and the Korean conflict, camp facilities needed for the national matches, and not needed for State purposes, were found to be in extremely poor condition and practically untenable. This was particularly true in the case of hutments in which competitors were required to live. These hutments were tarpaper buildings used as housing for prisoners of war during World War II.

Since most facilities needing repair were excess to State needs for National Guard training and other purposes, the State of Ohio had no interest in using State money to effect improvements. The Federal Government on its part could not spend money for improvement of State-owned facilities unless some lease arrangement could be reached.

In view of the above, the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice decided to investigate the following two possibilities :

1. Move the national matches to an existing Army site.

2. Arrange a lease agreement for Camp Perry that would permit use of Federal funds to improve that site to an acceptable status. As a result of a request from Hon. Hugh M. Milton II, president of NBPRP to the Chief of Staff of the Army, a study was conducted by U.S. Continental Army Command to determine the most satisfactory Army facility for a national match site. This study was completed in January 1957, with the selection of Camp Atterbury, Ind., as the most desirable location for the national matches should they be moved from Camp Perry to an Army comp. This study determined that approximately $3,500,000 would be needed to put Camp Atterbury in condition to meet national match requirements.

Since the above study involved only Army camps and accordingly did not include Camp Perry, it was now necessary to make some comparison of costs involved in improving the two sites-Atterbury and Perry.

Investigation of Camp Perry by Army Engineers indicated that complete renovation of Camp Perry and construction of desired new ranges and facilities would cost considerably more than the $372 million reported for Atterbury. However, by omitting construction of new ranges and housing and restricting improvements to repair of existing facilities, it was reported in a memorandum dated July 23, 1958, that the hutments at Camp Perry could be rehabilitated and made livable for several years at a cost of $600,000 for materials and contract labor.

In a meeting on August 24, 1958, the NBPRP voted to continue the national matches at Camp Perry and requested the adjutant general of Ohio to initiate action to develop a proper lease for the Camp Perry facilities needed for national match purposes.

The present lease form, signed by proper officials of Ohio, but not signed by the Federal Government, is the result of the above actions. In anticipation of this lease the State of Ohio has spent over $200,000 of the $600,000 sum for rehabilitation of the hutments while the Federal Government has paid none of the $400,000 remainder.



Washington, D.C. March 10, 1961. Subject: Study of possible future sites of national matches. To: Executive Officer, National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice.

1. Pursuant to the request for the file copy of the study, "Future Site of the National Matches," dated January 31, 1957, and related correspondence, this document is forwarded for duplication so that a copy may be placed in the Congressional Record as requested by the Honorable Gerald R. Ford, Jr., Member of Congress.

2. This study is not the present Army approved position on a possible site for future national matches. A new study should be conducted in the event that the site of the national matches is changed.

3. Request the material furnished be returned to this office for file. For the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations:


Brigadier General, GS, Director of Organization and Training, ODCSOPS.


Colonel, G8, Assistant Director of Organization and Training, ODOSOPS.


Fort Monroe, Va., January 31, 1957. Subject: Future site of the national matches. To: Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, Department of the Army,

Washington, D.C. 1. Submitted herewith, in compliance with Department of the Army letter, DCSOPS, OPS OT TR2, subject: "Future Site of the National Matches,” dated March 3, 1956, is the report of the committee concerned.

2. The findings and recommendations of the committee are approved.
For the Commander:

Major General, GS,

Chief of Staff.


Fort Monroe, Va., January 21, 1957. Subject: Final report of CONARC Committee for Selection of Future Site of the

National Matches. 1. This report is submitted in accordance with instructions contained in Department of the Army letter OPS OT TR2, dated March 3, 1956, subject : “Future Site of the National Matches."

2. The committee consisted of :
Col. N. I. Fooks, infantry section, CONARC, chairman
Lt. Col. S. C. Carpenter, infantry section, CONARC
Lt. Col. P. Botchin, engineer section, CONARC
Lt. Col. Ellis Lea, NBPRP, DA
Mr. R. W. Blanchard (OCE), ODCSLOG, DA
Mr. W. E. Day, G3 section, CONARC
Mr. W. H. Tardy, G4 section, CONARO

3. References:

(a) DA letter OPS OT TR2, dated March 3, 1956, subject: "Future Site of the National Matches" (enclosure 1).

(6) Memo to CG, CONARC, subject : “Interim Report of Committee for Future Site of the National Matches,” dated April 30, 1956. This memo reported elimination from consideration of all stations except Camps Breckinridge and Atterbury and Forts Bragg and Gordon, and outlined procedure for comparing them. It also reported that most optimistic date that shift could be made from Camp Perry to a new site would be for the 1958 matches (enclosure 2).

(c) Memo to CG, CONARC, subject: "Second Interim Report of Committee for Selection of Future Site for National Matches," dated August 16, 1956. This memo reported elimination from consideration of Forts Bragg and Gordon, and gave comparisons including raw preliminary monetary estimates. It also announced a planned subcommittee visit to Camps Breckinridge and Atterbury in company with Engineer representatives (enclosure 3).

4. Facilities requirements were based upon those available at Camp Perry aug. mented and improved to meet the directive in reference paragraph 3(a). Only first-class range facilities and accommodations were considered. Range facilities requirements were set at:

600-yard rifle range (with firing points at 600, 500, 300, and 200 yards) – 400 targets.

1,000 and 600 yards-100 targets.

300-meter rifle range (with firing line at 300 meters and 200 yards) -150 targets.

50-meter pistol range (with a covered firing line and with targets at 50 meters, 50 yards, and 25 yards)-350 targets.

100-meter rifle range (with a covered firing line and with targets at 100 meters, 100 yards, 50 meters, and 50 yards)-240 targets. Range, housing, and administrative facilities requirements are shown on map in enclosure 4, at table A, and on chart in enclosure 4, at table B. Specific requirements are prescribed in enclosure 4, at table C.

5. The committee heard the report of the subcommittee which visited Camps Atterbury and Breckinridge and has reviewed reports comparing the several stations considered.

6. The committee also took into consideration DA letter, file G3 OT TR2, dated April 14, 1955, to CG CONARC, subject: "Future Site for National Matches" and four endorsements thereto which, separately on July 26, 1955, reported favorably to Department of the Army on selection of Camp Atterbury.

7. Data on Camp Atterbury. (a) Camp Atterbury:

(1) Is suitable to accommodate international and Pan-American games as well as national matches. An initial outlay of approximately $3,512,000 (see enclosure 4, table 1) will provide adequate first-class facilities for shooting, housing, and administration,

(2) Is located as conveniently as possible to geographical extremities of the United States, and is favorably situated with respect to existing and planned arteries of travel.

(3) Possesses range facilities which can be expanded at a minimum cost, and can provide a 1,000-yard range.

(4) Is capable of providing accommodations on post for a minimum of 3,000 competitors with families in numbers commensurate with past exper. ience, and is capable of expansion to provide facilities for even more than 4,000 competitors. Hotel-type accommodations in the vicinity of the camp are meager.

(5) Affords suitable weather conditions generally during the months of August and September. See inclosure 5.

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