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H. R. 9518, H. R. 9519, H. R. 9532, H. R. 9535, H. R. 9539, H. R. 9675, H. R. 9859, H. R. 9895, H. R. 9921, H. R. 9973, H. R. 9995, H. R. 10016,

H. R. 10049, H. R. 10192 and H. R. 10567

FEBRUARY 11 AND 12, 1958

Printed for the use of the Committee on Agriculture

Serial RR

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1958

23102

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

HAROLD D. COOLEY, North Carolina, Chairman

WILLIAM S. HILL, Colorado, ex officio member of all subcommittees W. R. POAGE, Texas

CHARLES B. HOEVEN, Iowa GEORGE M. GRANT, Alabama

SID SIMPSON, Illinois E. C. GATHINGS, Arkansas

PAUL B. DAGUE, Pennsylvania JOHN L. MCMILLAN, South Carolina

RALPH HARVEY, Indiana THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi PAGE BELCHER, Oklahoma CARL ALBERT, Oklahoma

CLIFFORD G. MCINTIRE, Maine WATKINS M, ABBITT, Virginia

WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS, New York JAMES G. POLK, Ohio

ROBERT D. HARRISON, Nebraska CLARK W. THOMPSON, Texas

HENRY ALDOUS DIXON, Utah PAUL C. JONES, Missouri

WINT SMITH, Kansas JOHN O. WATTS, Kentucky

OTTO KRUEGER, North Dakota HARLAN HAGEN, California

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California LESTER R. JOHNSON, Wisconsin

DONALD E. TEWES, Wisconsin
VICTOR L. ANFUSO, New York

ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota
ROSS BASS, Tennessee
COYA KNUTSON, Minnesota

DELEGATES
W. PAT JENNINGS, Virginia

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, Florida

JOHN A. BURNS, Hawaii

RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

A. FERNÓS-ISERN, Puerto Rico
Mrs. MABEL O. DOWNEY, Clerk
HYDE H. MURRAY, Assistant Clerk
JOHN J. HEIMBURGER, Counsel
FRANCIS M. LEMAY, Consultant

SUBCOMMITTEE ON LIVESTOCK AND FEED GRAINS

W. R. POAGE, Texas, Chair man CARL ALBERT, Oklahoma

CHARLES B. HOEVEN, Iowa W. PAT JENNINGS, Virginia

RALPH HARVEY, Indiana D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, Florida

SID SIMPSON, Ilinois JOHN A. BURNS, Hawaii

CONTENTS

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H. R. 9518. A bill to extend the National Wool Act of 1954.

H. R. 9519. A bill to extend the National Wool Act of 1954.

H. R. 9532. A bill to extend the National Wool Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 910).

H. R. 9535. A bill to extend the National Wool Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 910).

H. R. 9539. A bill to extend the National Wool Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 910).

Statement of

Anderson, Hon. Leroy H., a Representative in Congress from the

Second District in the State of Montana.

Baker, J. A., director, division of legislative services, National Farmers

Union.--

Barrett, Hon. Frank A., a United States Senator from the State of

Wyoming---

Berry, Hon. E. Y., a Representative in Congress from the State of

South Dakota...

Clyde, Don, president of the National Wool Growers Association,

Heber City, Utah.--

Crowder, J. A., of Washington, D. C., representing the Boston Wool

Trade Association, Philadelphia Wool and Textile Association, and

National Wool Trade Association.--

Dawson, Hon. William A., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Utah...

Engle, Hon. Clair of California..

Etchepare, Paul, representing the National Lamb Feeders Associa-

tion, Denver, Colo..

Fisher, Hon. Ó. Clark, a Representative in Congress from the 21st

District of the State of Texas...

Fulton, Dan, of Ismay, Mont., president of the Montana Wool

Growers Association...

Jackson, C. W., director of public relations, National Grange-

Kincaid, T. A., president; accompanied by Ernest L. Williams, execu-

tive secretary, of Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers' Association, Ozona,

Tex.

Lemmon, James H., president of National Wool Marketing Corp.,

Lemmon, S. Dak.'-
McLain, Hon. Marvin L., Assistant Secretary; accompanied by Frank

W. Immasche, Commodity Stabilization Service, and F. Richard

Burke, Agricultural Marketing Service.

Marsh, Edwin E., executive secretary of National Wool Growers

Association, Salt Lake City, Utah..

Moss, Hon. John E., & Representative in Congress from the Third

Congressional District of the State of California.
O'Dunne, Eugene, representing National Association of Wool Manu-

facturers, Washington, D. C...

Smith, Arthur, secretary-treasurer of the Utah Livestock Production

Credit Association, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thomson, Hon. E. Keith, a Representative in Congress from the

State of Wyoming--

Watkins, Hon. Arthur V., a United States Senator from the State of

Utah, with exhibits 1 and 2 included.---

Winder, G. Norman, president, American Sheep Producers Council.

Yarborough, Hon. Ralph, a United States Senator from the State of

Texas.

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Additional data submitted to the subcommittee by-

Clyde, Don:

List of sheep producer organizations authorizing Don Clyde to

represent them...

Department of Agriculture:

Number of stock sheep in the United States; domestic production,

imports and consumption of wool; wool prices and payments

under the National Wool Act of 1954 and 70 percent of duties

collected on wool and wool manufactures.--

Report on H. R. 9539 by True D. Morse, Acting Secretary, of

January 16, 1958.

Fisher, Hon. Ò. Clark:

Proposed committee amendment to the bill for Wool Act renewal.

McLain, Hon. Marvin L.:

Exhibit A-Stock sheep and lambs on farms January 1.-

Exhibit B_United States duty-paid imports of wool by specific

countries of origin...

Exhibit C-Foreign value of wool imported into the United States

and import duties.-

Exhibit D-Prices paid by farmers.

Exhibit E-Pasture-feed conditions, October 1, 1956-

Exhibit F-Prices for wool at Boston and Sydney, Australia -

Exhibit G-CCC holdings of wool accumulated from 1952 to

1954, price-support loan program.,

Exhibit H-Average price received in the open market by

growers and incentive payments for shorn wool.

Exhibit I--Number of stock sheep in the United States; domestic

production, imports and consumption of wool; wool prices and

payments under the National Wool Act of 1954; and 70 percent

of duties collected on wool and wool manufactures (table)--

Exhibit J-Number of goats clipped; production and consump-

tion of mohair, and farm price of mohair in the United States

(table)

Exhibit K-Number of farms and ranches reporting sheep and

shearing sheep in 1949 and 1954 (table) -

Exhibit L-Production of shorn wool, by States (table) -

Exhibit M-Estimated mill consumption of wool, cotton, rayon,

acetate, other man-made fibers and silk, United States, 1938

to date (table) -

Exhibit N-Price per pound of wool and other textile fibers, 1938

to date (table)

Exhibit Duties collected on wool and wool manufactures

imported into the United States (table)--

Exhibit P-Projections of payments under wool payment program

and duty collections avaiable for payments through the 1958

marketing year with incentive price at 62 cents for the 1958

marketing year (table)..

Exhibit Q-Wool payments through October 31, 1957, for the

1955 marketing year (table).

Exhibit R-Wool payments through November 30, 1957, for the

1956 marketing year (table)--

Exhibit S-How wool payments are figured (table)

Poage, Hon. W. R.:

Campbell, Phil, Atlanta, Ga., telegram of February 3, 1958.

Smylie, Gov. Robert E., telegram to Hon. Hamer Budge...

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EXTEND NATIONAL WOOL ACT OF 1954

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1958

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON LIVESTOCK AND FEED GRAINS
OF THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a. m., in room 1310, New House Office Building, Hon. D. R. Matthews presiding.

Present: Representatives Matthews (presiding), Hill, Johnson. Also present: Representatives Cooley and McIntire; John Heimburger, counsel; Mabel C. Downey, clerk.

Mr. MATTHEWS (presiding). Ladies and gentlemen, I think we will get started on our hearings this morning.

We have before us several bills which will be made a part of the record at this point: (The bills referred to and Department report are as follows:)

(H. R. 9518, 85th Cong., 1st sess.)

A BILL To extend the National Wool Act of 1954 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 703 of the National Wool Act of 1954 is amended by striking out “March 31, 1959” and inserting in lieu thereof "March 31, 1963."

(H. R. 9519, 85th Cong., 1st sess.)

A BILL To extend the National Wool Act of 1954 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 703 of the National Wool Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 910) is amended by striking out "March 31, 1959” and inserting in lieu thereof “March 31, 1963”.

[H. R. 9532, 85th Cong., 1st sess.)

A BILL To extend the National Wool Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 910) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 703 of the National Wool Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 910) is amended by striking out "March 31, 1959” and inserting in lieu thereof "March 31, 1963.”

(H. R. 9535, 85th Cong., 1st sess.)

A BILL To extend the National Wool Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 910) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 703 of the National Wool Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 910) is amended by striking out "March 31, 1959" and inserting in lieu thereof "March 31, 1963.”

(H. R. 9539, 85th Cong., 1st sess.)

A BILL To extend the National Wool Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 910) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 703 of the National Wool Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 910) is amended by striking out “March 31, 1959” and inserting in lieu thereof “March 31, 1963."

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