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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 1349

A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT OF 1938,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

WASHINGTON, D. C.
SEPTEMBER 25, 26, 27, AND 28; OCTOBER 2, 4, 5, 9, 10,

12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, AND 26, 1945

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

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UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1945

78595

708244

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana, Chairman DAVID I. WALSH, Massachusetts

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah

ROBERT A. TAFT, Ohio CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida

GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana

JOSEPH H. BALL, Minnesota LISTER HILL, Alabama

H. ALEXANDER SMITH, New Jersey DENNIS CHAVEZ, New Mexico

WAYNE MORSE, Oregon
JAMES M. TUNNELL, Delaware

FORREST C. DONNELL, Missouri
JOSEPH F. GUFFEY, Pennsylvania
OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina
J. W. FULBRIGHT, Arkansas

CHARLES A. MURRAY, Clerk
PAUL SAMPLE, Assistant Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON S. 1349

CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida, Chairman ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana

GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont JAMES M. TUNNELL, Delaware

H. ALEXANDER SMITH, New Jersey

CHARLES KRAMER, Consultant
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CONTENTS

Tuesday, September 25, 1945:

Testimony of-

Lewis B. Schwellenbach, Secretary of Labor...

A. F. Hinrichs, Acting Chief, Bureau of Labor Statistics...

Wednesday, September 26, 1945:

Testimony of A. F. Hinrichs, resumed..

Thursday, September 27, 1945:

Testimony of-

Charles C. Burke, Amalgamated Clothing Workers.

Mrs. Frances Garcia, American Communications Association ---

Mrs. Winifred Burr, United Electrical Workers...

Mrs. Gladys Bellows, Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied

Workers Union of America..

Arnold N. Fesser, National Maritime Union..

Shirley Hall, Textile Workers Union of America..

Friday, September 28, 1945:

Statement of Clinton P. Anderson, Secretary of Agriculture----

Testimony of-

A. C. Remele, Northwestern Country Elevator Association.

William H. Davis, Former Director Office of Economic Stabiliza-

tion.

Mrs. Lucille Durham, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of

America..

Mrs. Dorothy Fizz, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

Tuesday, October 2, 1945:

Testimony of-

Lewis G. Hines, legislative representative, American Federation

of Labor.

Katharine F. Lenroot, chief, Children's Bureau, United States

Department of Labor.

Thursday, October 4, 1945:

Testimony of L. Metcalfe Walling, Administrator, Fair Labor Stand-

ards Act and Public Contracts Act, United States Department of

Labor...

Friday, October 5, 1945:

Testimony of-

Patrick W. McDonough, McDonough Steel Co...

Solomon Barkin, chairman, CIO Committee on S. 1349..

Tuesday, October 9, 1945:

Testimony of -

R. B. Bowden, vice president, Grain & Feed Dealers National

Association..

S. R. Nichols, National Cotton Compress & Cotton Warehouse

Association.

A. L. Reed, secretary-counsel, Southwestern Compress & Ware-

house Association..

Statement of Clyde S. Bailey, executive vice president, United States

Independent Telephone Association.

Testimony of J. C. Crowley, Jr., secretary, Minnesota Telephone

Association and chairman of subcommittee on employment rela-

tions committee of the United States Independent Telephone Asso-

ciation.

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Wednesday, October 10, 1945:

Testimony of

Mortimer Cosby, president and manager, Jefferson Hotel, Colum-

bia, S. C.

Claudius T. Murchison, president, the Cotton Textile Institute..

James W. Haley, attorney, National Coal Association...

Warren P. Ross, vice president, Panther Creek Mines, Inc.-

William T. Jobe, general counsel, National Association of Ice

Industries

Friday, October 12, 1945:

Testimony of

Samuel Fraser, secretary, International Apple Association..

Charles W. Holman, secretary, National Cooperative Milk Pro-

ducers Federation.

Julius H. Parmelee, director, Bureau of Railway Economics, Asso-

ciation of American Railroads..

Tyre Taylor, general counsel, Southern States Industrial Council.

Tuesday, October 16, 1945:

Testimony of-

Tom Linder, commissioner of agriculture, State of Georgia ---

Harry Bridges, president, International Longshoremen's and

Warehousemen's Union..

Rt. Rev. Msgr. John O'Grady, secretary, National Conference of

Catholic Charities..

Mrs. F. F. Shotwell, Home Missions Council of North America -

Rt. Rev. Msgr. L. G. Ligutti, executive secretary, National

Catholic Rural Life Conference-

Howard McKenzie, vice president, National Maritime Union.-

William C. Smith, Pacific Coast Marine Firemen, Oilers, Water

Tenders and Wipers Association.--.

Scipio Collins, Marine Cooks and Stewards Association of the

Pacific.

Thursday, October 18, 1945:

Testimony of

Broadus Mitchell, Research Director, International Ladies Gar-

ment Workers Union.---.

Clark Foreman, president, Southern Conference for Human

Welfare.

Frank Graham, president, University of North Carolina-

Testimony of David Kaplan, International Brotherhood of Team-

sters, Chauffeurs, and Warehousemen of America -

Friday, October 19, 1945:

Testimony of—

Harold Lane, secretary-treasurer, Food, Tobacco, Agricultural,

and Allied Workers Union of America...

T. B. Gittings, assistant vice president, Western Union Tele-

graph Co.

Clarence J. Bourg, vice president, American Sugar Cane League..

James Iden Smith, Bucks County, Pa.--

Tuesday, October 23, 1945:

Testimony of Robert Wood Johnson, chairman of the board, Johnson &

Johnson Co---

Testimony of—

A. É. Lyon, executive secretary, Railway Labor Executives'

Association..

L. E. Keller, research director, Brotherhood of Maintenance of

Way Employees, AFL..-

Thursday, October 25, 1945:

Testimony of—

Frank Donner, assistant general counsel, CIO.--

John W. Lawrence, managing director, American Trucking

Associations, Inc.-

Peter T. Beardsley, attorney, American Trucking Associations,

Inc...

Professor Richard A. Lester..

Hon. James M. Mead..

Solomon Barkin (resumed)-

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Friday, October 26, 1945:

Testimony of—

Sidney Hillman, president, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of

America..

Gladys Dickason, research director, Amalgamated Clothing

Workers of America..

R. E. Steele, assistant director, National Fisheries Institute --

Testimony of Charles W. Triggs, executive secretary, Fish Dis-

tributors Cooperative Association, Inc.--

APPENDIX

Exhibit 1. Supplementary testimony of L. Metcalfe Walling, Administra-

tor, Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division of the United States

Department of Labor.---

Exhibit 2. Statement of Chester Bowles, Administrator, Office of Price

Administration...

Exhibit 3. Statement of Hon. Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Commerce-

Exhibit 4. Statement of Admiral E. S. Land, Administrator, War Shipping

Administration..--

Exhibit 5. Statement of Surg. Gen. Thomas Parran, United States Public

Health Service...

Exhibit 6. Statement of J. W. Studebaker, Commissioner, United States

Office of Education.--

Exhibit 7. Statement of T. J. Woofter, Director of Research, Federal

Security Agency -

Exhibit 8. Statement of American Merchant Marine Institute.

Exhibit 9. Letter from Edward A. O'Neal, president, American Farm

Bureau Federation.---

Exhibit 10. Statement of Chester C. Thompson, president, American

Waterways Operators--

Exhibit 11. Statement of the Associated General Contractors of America,

Inc.

Exhibit 12. A Study of Textile Wages in the South. By William P. Jacobs,

president, American Cotton Manufacturers Association.

Exhibit 13. Statement by Ira Mosher, president, National Association of

Manufacturers..

Exhibit 14. Statement of National Cottonseed Products Association -

Exhibit 15. Statement of Stanley I. Posner, general counsel, Linen Supply

Association of America...

Exhibit 16. Statement of Jack Garrett Scott, general counsel, National

Association of Motor Bus Operators -

Exhibit 17. Statement of Southern Pine Industry Committee

Exhibit 18. Statement of H. A. Thomas, Jr., manager, Agricultural Pro-

ducers Labor Committee..

Exhibit 19. Statement of John R. Van Arnum, secretary, National League

of Wholesale Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Distributors

Exhibit 20. Statement of Russell Smith, legislative secretary, National

Farmers Union

Exhibit 21. Statement of United Packinghouse Workers of America, CIO.-

Exhibit 22. Brief of Michigan Bean Shippers Association, Michigan Bean

Producers Association, New York State Bean Shippers Association, and

Rocky Mountain Bean Dealers Association..

Exhibit 23. Textimony of members of the International Union of Mine,

Mill, and Smelter Workers, CIO..

Exhibit 24. Statement of Willard Saxby Townsend, president, United

Transport Service Employees of America, CIO-

Exhibit 25. Statement of the National Canners Association.

Exhibit 26. Statement of J. Dewey Singleton, Louisiana Syrup Associa-

tion

Exhibit 27. Statement of Dr. William M. Leiserson, president, Con-

sumers League of Ohio..

Fxhibit 28. Statement of National Consumers' League

Exhibit 29. Statement of the social action department of the National

Catholie Welfare Conference.

Ext i'it 30. Statement of Mrs. Gertrude Folks Zimand, general secretary,

National Child Labor Committee.

Exhibit 31. Statement of California Fish Canners Association.

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