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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

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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
HAROLD D. COOLEY, North Carolina, Chair man

W. R. POAGE, Texas, Vice Chairman
GEORGE M. GRANT, Alabama

WILLIAM S. HILL, Colorado E. C. GATHINGS, Arkansas

CHARLES B. HOEVEN, Iowa JOHN L. MCMILLAN, South Carolina

SID SIMPSON, Mlinois THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi PAUL B. DAGUE, Pennsylvania CARL ALBERT, Oklahoma

RALPH HARVEY, Indiana WATKINS M. ABBITT, Virginia

PAGE BELCHER, Oklahoma JAMES G, POLK, Ohio

CLIFFORD G. MCINTIRE, Maine CLARK W. THOMPSON, Texas

WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS, New York PAUL C. JONES, Missouri

ROBERT D. HARRISON, Nebraska JOHN C. WATTS, Kentucky

HENRY ALDOUS DIXON, Utah HARLAN HAGEN, California

WINT SMITH, Kansas LESTER R. JOHNSON, Wisconsin

OTTO KRUEGER, North Dakota VICTOR L. ANFUSO, New York

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California ROSS BASS, Tennessee

DONALD E. TEWES, Wisconsin COYA KNUTSON, Minnesota

ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota W. PAT JENNINGS, Virginia

DELEGATES
D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, Florida

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska
JOHN A. BURNS, Hawaii

RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

A. FERNÓS-ISERN, Puerto Rico
Mrs. MABEL C. 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, Chairman OARL ALBERT, Oklahoma

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

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

SID SIMPSON, Mlinois JOHN A. BURNS, Hawaii

CONTENTS

Statement of

Aspinall, Hon. Wayne, a Representative in Congress from the Fourth Page

District of the State of Colorado..

125

Berry, Hon. E. Y., a Representative in Congress from the Second Dis-

trict of the State of South Dakota..

133

Budge, Hon. Hamer H., a Representative in Congress from the State
of Idaho...

169

Burdick, Hon. Usher L., a Representative in Congress from the State

of North Dakota...

137

Fisher, Hon. 0. C., a Representative in Congress from the 21st Dis-
trict of the State of Texas.-.

140, 181
Im Masche, Frank W., Department of Agriculture..

154

Krueger, Hon. Otto, a Representative in Congress from the State of

North Dakota...

139

Marsh, Edwin E., executive secretary, National Wool Growers Asso-

ciation, Salt Lake City, Utah..

146

Pfost, Hon. Gracie, a Representative in Congress from the State of
Idaho..

138
Salyer, E. C., of Salyer Land Co., accompanied by Mr. Gordon H.
Garland, puhlic relations and legislative counsel.-

143
Sisk, Hon. B. F., of the 12th District of the State of California. 170
Thomson, Hon. E. Keith, a Representative at Large in Congress from
the State of Wyoming-

128
Ullman, Hon. Al, a Representative in Congress from the Second Dis-
trict of the State of Oregon..

131
Upsal, Paul, president of the South Dakota Farmers' Union..

165
Woolley, Frank K., legislative counsel, American Farm Bureau Fed-
eration...

171

Additional data submitted to the subcommittee by-

Department of Agriculture:

Rates of duty (schedule 11) taken from United States Import

Duties (1952)

156-163

Fisher, Hon. O. Clark:

Duties collected on wool and wool manufactures imported into

the United States...

184

Projections of payments under wool payment program and duty

collections available for payments through the 1958 market-

ing year-

183

Marsh, Edwin E., National Wool Growers Association:

Apparel wool consumption and fabric production within the

woolen and worsted industry, average 1935–39, annual

1939–45.

150

End use consumption of apparel wool, scoured basis, United

States, 1955.

149

Wool used by the military forces, clean basis, United States,

1955–57..

151

Wool used by the military forces, scoured basis, United States,

1955–57..

151

Poage, Hon. W. R.:

Knutson, Hon. Coya, Washington, D. C., letter of May 20, 1958.. 170

Miller, Hon. A. L., Washington, D. C., letter and telegram of

May 19, 1958.

140

Porter, Hon. Charles O., Washington, D. C., letter of May 19,
1958.

139

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EXTEND NATIONAL WOOL ACT OF 1954

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 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. W. R. Poage (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Poage, Jennings, Matthews, Hill, Harvey, and Simpson.

Also present: Representatives Hagen, Johnson, McIntire, Dixon, Quie, Harrison, and Fisher.

Mabel C. Downey, clerk.

Mr. POAGE. We are meeting here this morning to further consider the wool situation.

I see we have several Members of Congress here whom I presume wish to discuss the wool bill.

We would be glad to hear from any of you.
Congressman Wayne Aspinall.

STATEMENT OF HON. WAYNE ASPINALL, A REPRESENTATIVE

IN CONGRESS OF THE FOURTH DISTRICT FROM THE STATE OF COLORADO

Mr. ASPINALL. Mr. Chairman, I would ask permission to have my statement filed as if read, and then I will speak but just a moment to the bill.

Mr. PoAGE. We will be glad to proceed that way, and without objection your statement will be made a part of the record.

Mr. AsPINALL. Mr. Chairman, I am happy to appear before you today in behalf of a measure which I introduced in the Congress last summer to extend the provisions of the National Wool Act beyond its present expiration date of March 31, 1959.

I introduced this bill, first of all, because of its great importance to my own district of western Colorado. I also introduced this bill because it is a measure which is vital not only to the entire State of Colorado but because of its benefits to all of the Nation as well.

There are about 1,200,000 stock sheep in the State of Colorado. A large percentage of these harvest the natural grass resources of the

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