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SMALL BUSINESS IN SMALLER CITIES

AND TOWNS

HEARINGS

BEFORE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON URBAN AREAS

OF THE

SELECT COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

OF

PURSUANT TO

UNIVERSITY

JUN

H. Res. 53
A RESOLUTION CREATING A SELECT COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT

STUDIES AND INVESTIGATIONS OF THE PROBLEM

MINNESOTA

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VOLUME 1

WASHINGTON, D.O., MARCH 20, 21, AND 22, 1967

Printed for the use of the
Select Committee on Small Business

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1967

77-669

SELECT COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS

JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee, Chairman WRIGHT PATMAN, Texas

ARCH A. MOORE, JR., West Virginia ABRAHAM J. MULTER, New York

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts TOM STEED, Oklahoma

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina JOHN C. KLUCZYNSKI, Illinois

FRANK J. HORTON, New York JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

ROGERS C. B. MORTON, Maryland NEAL SMITH, Iowa

LAURENCE J. BURTON, Utab
JAMES C. CORMAN, California
DONALD J. IRWIN, Connecticut

BRYAN HASKELL JACQUES, Staff Director
RICHARD L. MITCHELL, General Counsel
MYRTLE RUTH FOUTch, Clerk
JOHN J. WILLIAMS, Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON URBAN AREAS

JOHN C. KLUCZYNSKI, Illinois, Chairman TOM STEED,

FRANK J. HORTON, New York
DONALD J. IRWIN, Connecticut

LAURENCE J. BURTON, Utah
GREGG POTVIN, Counsel

JOHN J. WILLIAMS, Minority Counsel
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Testimony of

Baker, John A., Assistant Secretary of Agriculture---

Boutin, Hon. Bernard L., Administrator, Small Business Administra-

tion.--

Bertsch, Howard, Administrator, Farmers Home Administration -

Birkhead, Kenneth M., Administrator, Rural Community Develop-

ment Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.-

Chance, Mayor James, Maud, Tex.----

!! Davis, Hon. Ross D., Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic

Development..

Statement.

Elliott, Ward C., Wheeling, W. Va...

W. Freeman, Hon. Orville L., Secretary of Agriculture.

Halsell, Judge Frank B., Clay County, Tenn.-

Statement

Hausler, Richard M., Deputy Administrator, Rural Electrification

Administration.

Hurl, Albert, Willamina, Oreg-

Recommendations...

Attachments..

Jonas, Hon. Charles, a Representative in Congress from the State of

North Carolina..

Jones, Hon. Robert E., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Alabama

Lentz, Mayor William, Lincolnton, N.C.

MacDonald, Peter, director, Navajo Tribe, SBDC.

Statement.--

** McCorkle, Rev. George, Florence, Ala--
McGrath, Thomas G., General Counsel, Department of Housing and

Urban Development -
Patman, Hon. Wright, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Texas..
Parrette, Bernard V., Chief Counsel, Economic Development Adminis-

tration.

Rauner, Robert M., Deputy Assistant Secretary, Economic Develop-

ment Planning, EDA --

Still, Richard, congressional staff member..

Trowbridge, Hon. Alexander B., Acting Secretary of Commerce-

Varano, Dr. Guido R., Mount Carmel, Pa---

Weaver, Hon. Robert C., Secretary of Housing and Urban Develop-

ment.

Wyatt, Hon. Wendell, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Oregon.

Young, Gladwin E., Associate Administrator, Soil Conservation

Service

Additional information:

Cherry, V. L., letter to Frank B. Halsell, July 6, 1966..

Community Development District, A typical.---

Economic Development Administration exhibits:

Distribution of approved EDA projects by local population.---

Approved EDA business loan projects which will employ 250 or

fewer workers as of Jan. 31, 1967 ----

Relation between county size and employment growth rate.

Number of qualified counties by type of criteria as of March 10,

1967.

Executive Order 11307—Coordination of Federal Programs Affecting

Agricultural and Rural Area Development.

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Additional information—Continued

Freeman, Orville L., address, “The Issue of Rural Development: Page

Communities of Tomorrow'

101

Housing Act of 1954, proposed legislation to amend section 701.-- 149

Housing and Urban Development, Department of, “Examples of

How Small Cities Are Helped by Programs of the U.S. Department

of Housing and Urban Development": 200

Apollo, Pa-

116

Atchison, Kans

117

Batavia, N.Y.

118

Benton Harbor, Mich.

118

Berea, Ohio.--

118

Blairsville, Pa.

118

Blanco, Tex...

118

Blytheville, Ark

118

Cedar Lake, Ind.

119

Chama, N. Mex.

119

Chisholm, Minn

119

Colton, Calif..

119

Cullman, Ala-

119

Danville, Ark

120

Delight, Ark

120

Estancia, Moriarity, and Willard, N. Mex.

120

Farmington, N. Mex..

120

Fayetteville, Tenn..

120

Galesburg, ill.

120

Glasgow, Mo.-

120

Glens Falls, N.Y-

123

Grand Junction, Colo.

123

Harrisonburg, Va.

124

Hoquiam, Wash.

124

Hot Springs, Ark.

124

Iowa small cities.

124

Jeffersonville, Ga..

125

Jonesboro, La---

125

Kenner, La-

125

Keokuk, Iowa

125

Kinloch, Mo

126

Laurinburg, N.C.

126

Lick Branch, Ky.

126

Lithonia, Ga.

126

Lynneville, Ind..

127

Marquette, Mich.

127

Maryville, Tenn..

127

McAlester, Okla.

127

Mercedes, Tex

128

Miami, Okla

128

Milan, Ill.

128

Morristown, Tenn.

129

Morrisville, Mo.

131

Muskegon Heights, Mich_

131

Natchitoches, La

131

New Summerfield, Tex.

131

Oil City, Pa

132

Oxford, Ark..

132

Palacios, Tex.

132

Prestonsburg, Ky...

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133

Rankin, Pa

133

Rochester, Mich.

133

Rutledge, Tenn

133

St. Joseph, Mich-

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134

Schertz, Tex

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134

Seymour, Conn.

ES

135

Sharon, s.c.

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135

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Shelbyville, Tenn

136

Sherman, Tex.

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