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BEFORE THE

HEARINGS
41,4. Cadavate

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
UNITED STATES SENATE

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EIGHTY-SECOND CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H. R. 5505

AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE PROVI-
SIONS OF THE TARIFF ACT OF 1930 AND RELATED

LAWS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

WALTER F. GEORGE, Georgia, Chairman TOM CONNALLY, Texas

EUGENE D. MILLIKIN, Colorado HARRY FLOOD BYRD, Virginia

ROBERT A. TAFT, Ohio EDWIN C. JOHNSON, Colorado

HUGH BUTLER, Nebraska CLYDE R. HOEY, North Carolina

EDWARD MARTIN, Pennsylvania ROBERT S. KEKR, Oklahoma

JOHN J. WILLIAMS, Delaware J. ALLEN FREAR, JR., Delaware

RALPH E. FLANDERS, Vermont
ELIZABETH B. SPRINGER, Chief Clerk
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Text of H. R. 5505.

Testimony of-

Acer, Victor A., vice president, Spencer Kellogg & Sons, Inc., Buffalo,

N. Y..

Altschuler, Benjamin M., counsel, Customs Brokers and Forwarders

Association of America, Inc.-

Anthony, Richard H., secretary, the American Tariff League-

Armstrong, Jan, assistant to the president, Eldorado Oil Works.

Beiter, Alfred F., national president, National Customs Service

Association.

Bennett, Fred, chairman, import and customs committee, Commerce

and Industry Association of New York, Inc.---

Bennett, Julia D., director, Washington office, American Library

Association..

Berkowitz, Max, codirector, National Authority for the Ladies'

Handbag Industry-

Breckenridge, John, the Dehydrated Onion and Garlic Industry

of America

Canfield, Robert E., American Paper and Pulp Association, New York,

N. Y.

Casey, James H., executive secretary, National Association of Leather

Glove Manufacturers.

Cohen, Samuel Harris, attorney, Pocketbook Workers Union, AFL-

Colburn, J. Bradley, Association of the Customs Bar..

Dailey, H. Warner, secretary, Pin Clip and Fastener Association.

Gordon, John B., secretary, bureau of raw materials for American

Vegetable Oils and Fats Industries..

Graham, Hon. John S., Assistant Secretary, Department of the

Treasury, accompanied by Philip Nichols, Jr., General Counsel,

Renegotiation Board; W. R. Johnson, Assistant to the Com-

missioner of Customs, and Charles McNeill, Assistant General

Counsel.

Grinberg, P. Irving, exeoutive vice chairman, Jewelers Vigilance

Committee, Inc.

Hinckley, Hugh F., Associated Representation of Staffordshire Potters.

Hooker, R. W., Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Associa-

tion, and the Manufacturing Chemists Association..

Huston, Howard, American Cyanamid Co..

Jones, Rowland, Jr., president, American Retail Federation.

Lerch, John G., Lamb and Lerch.

Linder, Hon. Harold J., Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Eco-

nomic Affairs, Department of State

Martin, Robert F., executive secretary, Vitrified China Association.-

Mercer, Walter J., president, Hudson Shipping Co., Inc.

Miller, Charles C., director of public relations, Rubber Manufacturers

Association, Inc.

Moss, Harry A., Jr., execut secretary, American Knit Handwear

Association, Inc

O'Mahoney, Hon. Joseph C., United States Senator from the State of

Wyoming

Pickrell, Eugene R., representing Carbic Color and Chemical Co., Inc.,

and Sandoz Chemical Works, Inc.-
Pinkussohn, Lewis A., Jr., assistant secretary, Camillus Cutlery Co.-
Radcliffe, Harry S., 'executive vice president, National Council of

American Importers, Inc.--

Ray, John, chairman, Import and Customs Committee, Detroit Board

of Commerce

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Text of H. R. 5505—Continued
Testimony of—Continued
Rothschild, Louis, executive director, National Association of Retail

Clothiers and Furnishers..
Shapiro, Benjamin, president, National Handbag and Accessories

Salesman's Association, Inc.--
Southard, Hon. Frank A., Jr., special assistant to the Secretary of the

Treasury -
Strackbein, O. R., chairman, National Labor-Management Council

on Foreign Trade Policy.
Taylor, Wayne C., consultant, Mutual Security Agency -
Tipton, Stuart G., general counsel, Air Transsort Association of

America
Tomkins, Allerton de Cormis, committee on trade barriers, United

States Council, International Chamber of Commerce..
Tyre, A. C., Importers Association, Inc., Chicago, Ill.
Walinsky, Ossip, president, International Handbag, Luggage, Belt and

Novelty Workers' Union.

Wellman, Arthur 0., president, Nichols & Co., Inc.--
Additional information submitted by-

Air Transport Association of America: Statement of Stuart G. Tipton,

general counsel..
American Association of Nurserymen, Inc., Washington, D. C.:

Statement of Richard P. White, executive secretary
American Chamber of Commerce for Trade with Italy, Inc., New

York, N. Y.: Statement of Walter J. Mercer, director
American Cyanamid Co., New York, N. Y.: Letter from Howard

Huston, vice president, to chairman, April 22, 1952--
American Farm Bureau Federation: Letter from John C. Lynn,

legislative director, to chairman, April 21, 1952.
American Retail Federation:

Advertisement from New York Times.

Statement of Rowland Jones, Jr., president-
American Tariff League: Conversion of foreign currencies under

United States laws..
American Warehousemen's Association, merchandise divison: Letter

from Jay Weil, Jr., chairman, committee on bonded warehouses

and foreign trade, to chairman, May 1, 1952-
American Vegetable Oils and Fats Industries: Brief of John B. Gordon,

secretary, bureau of raw materials.-
American Watch Association, Inc.: Statement of S. Ralph Lazrus,

president
Associated Representatives of Staffordshire Potters: Statement of

Hugh F. Hinckley
Association of the Customs Bar: Statement of J. Bradley Colburn -
Book Manufacturers Institute, Inc., New York, N. Y.: Letter from

J. Raymond Tiffany to chairman, with enclosures, April 28, 1952..
Boston Wool Trade Association: Telegram from Ralph J. Keltie,

president, to Hon. Leverett Saltonstall, April 21, 1952
Boudin, Cohn, and Glickstein: Letter from Samuel Harris Cohen to

committee, May 2, 1952, transmitting statement in behalf of Pocket-

book Workers Union, AFL.
California Fig Institute, the: Statement of John Freckenridge.
California Stevedore and Ballast Co., San Francisco, Calif.: Letter

from J. G. Ludlow, vice president and general manager, to chair-

man, December 20, 1951.-
Camillus Cutlery Co., Camillus, N. Y.: Letter from Alfred B. Kastor,

chairman of the board, April 15, 1952--
Carpet Institute, Inc.: Statement of Merrill A. Watson, president.
Chamber of Commerce of the United States: I etter from Clarence

R. Miles, manager, department of governmental affairs, to chair-
man, January 23, 1952.
Close & Stewart, Spokane, Wash.: Letter from Ralph M. Close to

Hon. Harry P. Cain, February 11, 1952.-

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Additional information submitted by-Continued
Commerce and Industry Association of New York, New York, N. Y.:

Letter from Vincent J. Bruno, manager, import division, world

trade department, to clerk, April 29, 1952, transmitting recom-

mended changes
Statement of Fred Bennett, chairman, import and customs com-

mittee
Commerce Department: Letter from Charles Sawyer, Secretary, to

chairman, April 29, 1952.
Curtis & Tompkins, Ltd., San Francisco, Calif.: Letter from H. de

Bussieres, vice president, to Ian Armstrong, Eldorado Iron Works,

San Francisco, Calif., April 25, 1952-.
Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc., New

York, N. Y.: Statement of Benjamin M. Altschuler, counsel -
Dehydrated Onion and Garlic Industry of America, the: Briefs filed

before the United States Tariff Commission under the provisions of

section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930..
Detroit Board of Commerce, Detroit, Mich.:

Resolution -
Statement of John C. Ray, chairman, import and customs com-

mittee.
Export Managers Club of New York, Inc., the: Letter from Oren O.

Gallup, executive vice president, to chairman, April 21, 1952.-
Fountain Pen and Mechanical Pencil Manufacturers' Association,

Inc.: Statement of Frank L. King, executive secretary ---
Hunter, Hon. Allan 0.: Remarks in House of Representatives, May

12, 1952
Illinois Manufacturers' Association, Chicago, Ill.: Letter from

James L. Donnelly, executive vice president, to chairman, January

31, 1952...
Importers Association, Inc., Chicago, Ill.: Statement of A. C. Tyre..
International Chamber of Commerce, Inc., New York, N. Y.: State-

ment and proposed revisions of Allerton de Cormis Tompkins--
Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Inc.: Letter from P. Irving Grinberg,

executive vice chairman, to chairman, transmitting statement

and letter to Commissioner of Customs, March 25, 1952...
Joseph Magnin Co., Inc., San Francisco, Calif.: Letter from Cyril

Magnin, vice president, to Hon. William Knowland, April 21, 1952-
Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City, Mo.: Letter from

Arthur 0. Terrel, chairman, foreign-trade committee, to chairman,

February 28, 1952..
Lerch, John G.:

Brief submitted to House Committee on Ways and Means.
Data on small industries that have been injured by imports

within a recent period.---

Legislative history-application of ad valorem rates of duty.
Metropolitan Stevedore Co., San Ffancisco, Calif.: Letter from J. G.

Ludlow, president, to chairman, December 20, 1951..
Mundt, Hon. Karl E.: Letter to chairman, April 22, 1952-
National Association of Retail Clothiers and Furnishers, Washington,

D. C.: Statement of Louis Rothschild, executive director.-
National Association of Waste Material Dealers, Inc., New York,

N. Y.: Letter from Clinton M. White, executive vice president, to

chairman, April 1, 1952.
National Association of Wool Manufacturers: Statement of Edwin

Wilkinson, executive vice president---
National Council of American Importers, Inc.: Statement of Harry S.

Radcliffe, executive vice president-
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Washington, D. C.: Letter

from John J. Riggle, assistant secretary, to chairman, April 23,

1952..
National Federation of American Shipping, Inc.: Letter from A. U.

Krebs, counsel, to chairman, April 25, 1952-
National Foreign Trade Council, Inc., New York, N. Y.: Letter from

William S. Swingle, president, to chairman, February 4, 1952.--

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