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. However, I am very much incensed at you else, would you consider putting this Interstate Commerce Commission. so-called “blind trust"?

Prior to the expiration of the term of Commission onsidered that, and I would be amenable will be replacing on the Commission if confirmed, the chairman I stated if the committee is composed of two members from Maryland, one fo glad to get them so I could follow their sa Florida

, one from West Virginia, one from Ge at if considered necessary.

a come from Texas, one from Illinois, one from Cali ler again that my ownership in Ashland sixteky. Since the death of Commissioner Wallace I

and the nomination and confirmation of Rol that I, to answer your question directly,

- Maryland to serve the balance of his unexpired te mmittee when it considers your nomina

12In many years there is not a single member of t)

Mustern part of this country. And yet the probler if any appreciable number of the comnajority, were to feel that your ought to put the portheast section of this country are very ac rust,” you would have no objection?

Toa probably have read in the papers or heard som

treties of the Penn Central Railroad. The New et. -hich, although perhaps not pointed parbre a central situation with respect to the developme

you have an admirable background and when a problem for many years as has the Boston must have caused you to have a good deal race transportation within the northeast corridor.

Thare been serving on this committee many years, probably the State I represent together with Vermont

stand that during your years as postali nie of any locality in the United States. I realize service of the Post Office Department was to matter for the Interstate Commerce Commissio

a very few persons called in from the field problems of population, traffic, and commuter tra ganization was a recommendation of

that any President or any administration would - to that time there had been a Pennsluterstate Commerce Commission without a m

a te cities in the northeast corridor, it is absolutely

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stig, however, and with the efficiency which you

por definite language, and I shall tell them agai

commerce Commissioner from the Northeast Si Nates New England, New York, New Jer

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arole section.

gton was getting bogged down completely het of our record of Government service merfield called in 10 postal inspectors in a barily bring myself in justice to vote against

b. I have told representatives of the White H Che States of Indiana, Kentucky, and it to allow them to continue to ignore the housand, to set up the first region in Corsage that as ranking Republican member of th tion officer of the Post Office Departments after all of the years I have put in on this

in one region a month until we got the – for a while, before I took over as regioni ved as acting regional director in Bostat

Es there is a vacancy, I can promise them ta and Denver and in Memphis during to g the new people.

pisten to it even if they nominate St. Peter!

Tan said so before. I have said so in this hear me, and probably the largest reorganizatio anization ever undertaken in the Post 06

?'autte conversations with representatives from 15 regions created throughout the country as been completely ignored. I may say so

y lil do make a statement on the floor of I think it worked rather well.

rebration. I hope you will understand that = you. Now let me say this—this is no refa , shape, or manner, because I am impre

will be a very competent member of ertainly expect to heartily support your

to presentatives on this committee from New F

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ald beg you will be replacing on the Commission if confirmed, the Commission
f the eve was composed of two members from Maryland, one from Kansas, one
and fails from Florida, one from West Virginia, one from Georgia, one from

Ohio, one from Texas, one from Illinois, one from California, one from
Shipind Kentucky. Since the death of Commissioner Wallace R. Burke in June

of 1969 and the nomination and confirmation of Robert C. Gresham

of Maryland to serve the balance of his unexpired term, for the first rs totes time in many years there is not a single member of the ICC from the aber oft northeastern part of this country. And yet the problems of transporta

tion in the northeast section of this country are very acute.

You probably have read in the papers or heard something about the difficulties of the Penn Central Railroad. The New Haven Railroad has been a problem for many years as has the Boston & Maine. We also

have a central situation with respect to the development of high-speed barea surface transportation within the northeast corridor.

I have been serving on this committee many years, and I think that probably the State I represent together with Vermont have the least air service of any locality in the United States. I realize that air service is not a matter for the Interstate Commerce Commission, but with all of the problems of population, traffic, and commuter transportation with

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In view of your record of Government service and of business
service, however, and with the efficiency which you have displayed,
I can hardly bring myself in justice to vote against your confirmation.

But, I have told representatives of the White House I thought in

rather definite language, and I shall tell them again in more definite y regic language that as ranking Republican member of this committee I do

not intend to allow them to continue to ignore the need for an Inter-
state Commerce Commissioner from the Northeastern section of the
United States-New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
that whole section.

And after all of the years I have put in on this committee we have

two representatives on this committee from New England, and I am ctor in Sure that Mr. Prouty feels as I do—if my own administration isn't

willing to show the section we represent just consideration, the next

time that there is a vacancy, I can promise them that there will be the pup opposition to it even if they nominate St. Peter!

I have said so before. I have said so in this hearing. I have said so
in private conversations with representatives from the White House.
Yet it has been completely ignored. I may say so on the floor of the
Senate. If I do make a statement on the floor of the Senate prior to
your confirmation, I hope you will understand that it is not a reflection
on you personally.

I think you will be a very competent member of the ICC. However,
if, as it appears, the administration has written off the Northeast en-

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come addition to the Interstate Commerce Commissio
mle upon many complex financial transactions.
From May 1963 until his appointment as Federal coc
Four Corners Commission, Mr. Brewer was president
and Rubber Co. in Denver, Colo., a nationwide firmy
Inchised dealers throughout the country and 18
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outlets
Mr. Brewer has also had extensive experience with
nd professional organizations. He is married and ha
sides in Denver.

I could hardly be more pleased with this nominatio
Bewer as I do, and having had an opportunity to o

is howledge and his experience. I enthusiastically
Dlation and confirmation as Commissioner of the
bence Commission.

It is my honor, together with Senator Dominick,
tent also, to present him to this committee.
Santor Hartke. Thank you. Senator Dominick!

Senator DOMINICK. Mr. Chairman, Senator Cotto
members of the committee: It is a pleasure to be
might say. I have missed many of my companions
on the Commerce Committee when I served on it befo

I have no prepared statement in addition to wh
houdy said

. But I want to thoroughly endorse this
I had the pleasure of working with Nr. Brewer wh
Kiministrator of the Small Business Administratio
les Select Committee on Small Business. And I kr
pat deal of imagination and initiative in trying t
antive matters of that agency more under control.
I also have known Mr. Brewer personally for
bil an certainly testify as to his ability and his ch
hesitation in recommending him to you.
Sastor HARTKE. Thank you, Senator.

Senator Baker, Senator Pearson, any questions?
Seautor Baker. No, Mr. Chairman, I have nothin
tet: I have known Mr. Breer as Senator Dom
before the Select Committee on Small Busin

Le Boonomic Development Subcommittee of the I
then there he has appeared many times. I am

en this capacity and facetiously I might poi
bend und I believe Senator Pearson and other me

lave cosponsored a proposal to authorize a Stator Pearson. I have no questions, Mr. Chair Sestor Corton. Not at this time, except to say e Colorado Senators getting up this morn last night and coming in to give us their

ddition to the Interstate Commerce Commission, which must on many complex financial transactions.

May 1963 until his appointment as Federal cochairman of the orners Commission, Mr. Brewer was president of the O.K. Tire bber Co. in Denver, Colo., a nationwide firm with a thousand sed dealers throughout the country and 18 company owned itlets. rewer has also had extensive experience with various business fessional organizations. He is married and has one son, who in Denver. Id hardly be more pleased with this nomination, knowing Don as I do, and having had an opportunity to observe firsthand wledge and his experience. I enthusiastically recommend his 1 and confirmation as Commissioner of the Interstate Comommission, my honor, together with Senator Dominick, who has a stateo, to present him to this committee. or HARTKE. Thank you. Senator Dominick?

(ENT OF HON. PETER H. DOMINICK, U.S. SENATOR FROM

COLORADO

or DOMINICK. Mr. Chairman, Senator Cotton, distinguished s of the committee: It is a pleasure to be back with you, I iy. I have missed many of my companionships which I had ommerce Committee when I served on it before. ? no prepared statement in addition to what Senator Allott said. But I want to thoroughly endorse this nomination. the pleasure of working with Mr. Brewer while he was Deputy strator of the Small Business Administration as a member of ct Committee on Small Business. And I know that he had a al of imagination and initiative in trying to get the adminisatters of that agency more under control. have known Mr. Brewer personally for many many years certainly testify as to his ability and his character. I have no in in recommending him to you. or HARTKE. Thank you, Senator. or Baker, Senator Pearson, any questions? or BAKER. No, Mr. Chairman, I have nothing, except this comhave known Mr. Brewer as Senator Dominick has, when he fore the Select Committee on Small Business and also before omic Development Subcommittee of the Public Works Comhere he has appeared many times. I am delighted to see you this capacity and facetiously I might point out that I introid I believe Senator Pearson and other members of this comave cosponsored a proposal to authorize a commission to conabolishment of the ICC. or PEARSON. I have no questions, Mr. Chairman. or HARTKE. Senator Cotton? or Cotton. Not at this time, except to say we appreciate both 'olorado Senators getting up this morning, after so late a ast night and coming in to give us their recommendations for

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3 2 ary 1963, Mr. Brewer was executive assistar ncorporation of Los Angeles, a firm owning some addition to the Interstate Commerce Commission

Kule upon many complex financial transactions. nt of the O.K. Tire and Rubber Co. of Littlets From May 1963 until his appointment as Federal coch ittleton firm is a tire manufacturer with 1. Four Corners Commission, Mr. Brewer was president of 1 outlets. In 1966 it was merged with Ashles and Rubber Co. in Denver, Colo., a nationwide firm wi Ky., and Mr. Brewer served as executive assist

franchised dealers throughout the country and 18 co. Of Ashland Oil. Post Office Department in 1933 as a rural carrietail outlets. ector from 1943 to 1953 ; and from 1953 to 185 Mr. Brewer has also had extensive experience with va isting the Post Master General in establishing and professional organizations. He is married and has es. t service in 1969, Mr. Brewer served as directe resides in Denver

. ver, First National Bank of Engletvood, Call I could hardly be more pleased with this nomination a rman of the board O.K. Tire stores, Canadie Bremer as I do, and having had an opportunity to ob tising Agency, Littleton, Colo., assistant clair bis howledge and his experience. I enthusiastically ittee Nixon for President, and executive chair

selection and confirmation as Commissioner of the In yance Committee. He has served as trusted of Denver Federal Businessmen's Associative merce Commission. Public Administration, American Management Lis my honor, together with Senator Dominick, w ey Credit Capital Committee of National art mut also

, to present him to this committee. resently a trustee of Iliff School of Theology is

Senator Hartke. Thank you. Senator Dominick? otarian. Presently lay leader, trustee and met = received numerous honors and commendations STATEMENT OF HON. PETER H. DOMINICK, U.S. SI

y Methodist Church in Denver. He is active li 'ho in Finance and Industry, Who's Who is

COLORADO County, Ky., on March 19, 1912, and is married _kerson of Wallingford, Ky. The Brewers make Senator DOMINICK. Mr. Chairman, Senator Cotton e son, William D. Brewer, Jr., a resident might say. I have missed many of my companionshi

Drive, McLean, Va., and also maintain a restrubers of the committee: It is a pleasure to be ba pleased to have Senators Dominick and love to prepared statement in addition to what inee. RDON ALLOTT, U.S. SENATOR FROM Atministrator of the Small Business Administration COLORADO man and members of the committee: I at of the State of Colorado, Mr. Donaldson certainly testifs as to his ability and his cha

behalf of myself and Senator Dominick on's nominee to the Interstate Commeren

eputy Administrator of the Small Bus -hairman of the Four Corners Regionalt: I have known Mr. Brewer as Senator Domir ctober of last vear. Prior to that Mr.

Senator Baker. No, Mr. Chairman, I have nothing he he dealt in some depth with the transouty area of Arizona, Colorado, New Pronomic Development Subcommittee of the Pu

the where he has appeared many times. I am de vell qualified for this position. He has

trative positions, both within and with prience in the Post Office for which he _cht into transportation problems of all astor Pearson. I have no questions, Mr. Chairm

enver from Ipril 1955 to March 1961 star the abolishment of the ICC. Erds, trucks, and buses. executive assistant to the president of the Colorado Senators getting up this mornir und, from August 1961 until February

Senator Corton. Not at this time, except to say Los Angeles, a corporation owning ? am last night and coming in to give us their rec financial matters will make him a wel.

o the Commerce Committee wħen I served on it before
Laat suid. But I want to thoroughly endorse this n
I had the pleasure of working with Nr. Brewer whil

e elect Committee on Small Business. And I kno Dat deal of imagination and initiative in trying to native matters of that agency more under control. I also have known Mr. Bremer personally for m

me before the Select Committee on Small Busines

et in this capacity and facetiously I might point tugal and I believe Senator

Pearson and other men mens are cosponsored a proposal to authorize a c

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