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CONTRACTS

HEARING

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H. R. 11554
(Serial 12, Part 1. Hearing on S. 3055)

TO PROVIDE CONDITIONS FOR THE PURCHASE OF
SUPPLIES AND THE MAKING OF CONTRACTS
BY THE UNITED STATES, AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

SEVENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

HATTON W. SUMNERS, Texas, Chairman ANDREW J. MONTAGUE, Virginia

RANDOLPH PERKINS, New Jersey EMANUEL CELLER, New York

U. S. GUYER, Kansas W. V. GREGORY. Kentucky

CLARENCE E. HANCOCK, New York ZEBULON WEAVER, North Carolina

WILLIAM E. HESS, Ohio JOHN E. MILLER, Arkansas

EARL C. MICHENER, Michigan ARTHUR D. HEALEY, Massachusetts

JOHN M. ROBSION, Kentucky WARREN J. DUFFEY, Ohio

WILLIAM H. WILSON, Pennsylvania J. LEROY ADAIR, Illinois ROBERT L. RAMSAY, West Virginia FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania P. L. GASSAWAY, Oklahoma WALTER CHANDLER, Tennessee HUBERT UTTERBACK, Iowa JAMES P. B. DUFFY, New York CHARLES F. MCLAUGHLIN, Nebraska WILLIAM M. CITRON, Connecticut SAM HOBBS, Alabama

ELMORE WHITEHURST, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON WALSH BILL, S. 3055, AND HEALEY BILL, H. R. 11554

Mr. HEALEY, Chairman Mr. RAMSAY, West Virginia

Mr. DUFFY, New York Mr. WALTER, Pennsylvania

Mr. HESS, Ohio Mr. CHANDLER, Tennessee

Mr. ROBSION, Kentucky

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March 20, 1936 Statement of

Mr. H. Gerrish Smith, president, National Council of American Ship

builders.
Mr. Sidney E. Cornelius, manager, Manufacturers' Association of

Hartford County, Conn..-
Mr. A. E. Crockett, manager the Industrial Management Council of

the Rochester (N. Y.) Manufacturers..
Mr. E. J. Tracy, associated with Major Berry, coordinator for indus-

trial recovery, assistant coordinator of labor...
Mr. William Green, president, American Federation of Labor.
Mr. John W. O'Leary, representing Machinery and Allied Products

Institute
Hon. Orville Zimmerman, a representative in Congress from the

State of Missouri.

Hon. David I. Walsh, a Senator from the State of Massachusetts --Written statements and communications of

Associated Industries of Cleveland, by William Frew Long, general

manager, Cleveland, Ohio...
National Crushed Stone Association, by J. R. Boyd, ac'ministrative

director, Washington, D. C.
Illinois Manufacturers' Association, by James L. Donnelly, executive

vice president, Chicago, Ill.
National Retail Dry Goods Association, by Irving C. Fox, general

counsel
Industrial Management Council of Rochester Manufacturers, by M.
Herbert Eisenhart, chairman, filed by Mr. A. E. Crockett, manager..

March 21, 1936
Statement of -

Mr. Cleveland A. Newton, representing the St. Louis Shoe Manufac

turers' Association and the Mississippi Valley Association.-
Mr. Joseph S. McDonagh, representing the International Brotherhood

of Electrical Workers...
Mr. Chester Leasure, representing Chamber of Commerce of tne

United States, presenting statement of Mr. Harper Sibley, president.
Miss Mary Anderson, director Women's Bureau, United States

Department of Labor..
Mr. John C. Gall, associate counsel, National Association of Manu-

facturers, and also representing the following: Automotive Parts
& Equipment Manufacturers, Inc., Detroit, Mich.; Associated
Industrial of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala.; California Manufac-
turers' Association, San Frencisco, Calif.; Industrial Association of
Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Associated Industries of Kentucky,
Louisville, Ky.; Michigan Manufacturers' Association, St. Paul,
Minn.; Asscciated Industries of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, S.
Dak.; Texas State Manufacturers' Association, San Antonio, Tex.;

Associated Industries of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio.
Written statements and communications of-

Construction League of the United States, by Carlton S. Proctor,

chairman, New York, N. Y.
Southern States Industrial Council, by J. E. Edgerton, president,

Nashville, Tenn...

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488

493

MARCH 23, 1936 Statement of

virs, helena in Weed, member, legislative committee, National

Women's Party-
Mr. William J. Gallagher, representing Brotherhood oi Painters,

Decorators and Paperhangers, International Organization.
Mr. Louis Rothschild, representing the Retailers National Council..
Mr. Samuel A. Syme, representing the Dried Fruit Association of

California.
Mr. (). R. McGuire, couisel for the Comptroller General.

497 499

500 503

Statement of

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Mr. James D. Marshall, presenting statement of Mr. Edward J.

Harding, managing director, the Associated General Contractors

of America, Inc

513

Mr. Ralph F. Proctor, representing the Association of Casualty and

Surety Executives.

519

Mr. James M. Myles, vice president, Operative Plasterers' and Cement

Finishers' International Association..

520

Mr. John A. MacIntyre, formerly with Government Contract Division

of the National Recovery Administration (relating to question-

naire sent out by Congressman Healey and statistics compiled with

reference thereto)

525

Mr. Gerard D. Reilly, Acting Solicitor, Department of Labor.

530

Dr. Mariam E. Oatman, representing the National Women's Party .. 540

Written statements and communications of-

The Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., by Mr. Edward

J. Harding, managing director, presented by Mr. James D. Mar-

shall.

513

Questionnaire sent to individual members of industry by Congressman
Healey, and statistics compiled with reference thereto..

526

Associated Grocery Manufacturers of America, by Mr. Charles Wesley

Dunn, general counsel. --.

540

American Mining Congress, by Mr. Julian D. Conover, secretary- 545

American Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association, by Mr. Charles

Wesley Dunn, general counsel...

546

National Board Young Women's Christian Association, by Mrs.

Kendall Emerson, chairman, public affairs committee, and Mrs.

Allen K. Chalmers, chairman, economic section, public affairs com-

mittee.

550

United Association of Journeymen Plumbers and Steam Fitters, by

Mr. John Coefield, president, and Thomas E. Burke, general secre-

tary-treasurer...

National League of Women Voters, by Mrs. Harris T. Baldwin, first 551

vice president..

493, 552

Hon. Arthur D. Healey, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Massachusetts, report relative to laws enacted in foreign countries

dealing with the subject of regulation of wages, hours of employ-

ment, child labor, etc..

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Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, by Mr. Chas. W. Erwin...

American Mining Congress, by Mr. Julian D. Conover, secretary-

American Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, by Charles Wesley

Dunn, general counsel.

Anderson, Miss Mary, director Women's Bureau, U. S. Department of

Labor..

Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., statement of Mr. Edw.

J. Harding, managing director, presented by Mr. James D. Marshall.--
Associated Grocery Manufacturers of America, by Mr. Charles W. Dunn,

general counsel-
Associated Industries of Cleveland, by Mr. Wm. Frew Long, general

manager, Cleveland, Ohio
Association of Casualty and Surety Executives, by Mr. Ralph F. Proctor_
Baldwin, Mrs. Harris T., first vice president National League of Women

Voters
Boyd, J. R., administrative director, National Crushed Stone Association.
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers, International

Organization.---
Caterpillar Tractor Co., by C. Parker Holt, executive vice president
Chamber of Commerce of the United States, statement of President

Sibley, presented by Mr. Chester Leasure.
Compton, Wilson, representing National Lumber Manufacturers Associ-

ation.
Connery, Hon. Wilson P., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Massachusetts.

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439

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