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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

HAROLD D. COOLEY, North Carolina, Chairman W. R. POAGE, Texas

AUGUST H. ANDRESEN, Minnesota GEORGE M. GRANT, Alabama

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

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

SID SIMPSON, Illinois 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

DELEGATES
W. PAT JENNINGS, Virginia
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
JOHN J. HEIMBURGER, Counsel
FRANCIS M. LEMAY, Consultant

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSUMERS STUDY

VICTOR L. ANFUSO, New York, Chairman JOHN C. WATTS, Kentucky

CLIFFORD G. MCINTIRE, Maine COYA KNUTSON, Minnesota

ROBERT D. HARRISON, Nebraska W. PAT JENNINGS, Virginia

HENRY ALDOUS DIXON, Utah

WALTER W. WILCOX, Consultant
II

CONTENTS

Statement of-

Page

Adams, John Q., Manhattan Refrigeration Co., New York, N. Y.--- 184

Bildner, Joseph, president, King's Supermarket, Irvington, N.J-- 138, 142

Campbell, Dr. Persia, governor's consumers' counsel, New York State. 3

Chalek, Sol, Associate Food Stores, Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y..

59

Clark, James R., Milton, N. Y.

31

Cream, Harry E., Salinas, Calif..

17

Crow, William C., Marketing Research Division, Agricultural Mar-

keting Service, United States Department of Agriculture -

68, 73

De Lewis, Angelo, Wallkill, N. Y., and Ulster County, N. Y., Farmers'

Union..

39

Fisher, Max, Associated Food Stores, New York, N. Y..

56

Galub, William, president of Central Markets, Inc., Syracuse, N. Y. 130

Herrmann, Dr. Omer W., Deputy Administrator, Agricultural Mar-

keting Service, United States Department of Agriculture.--

46

Levin, George C..

62

National Federation of Independent Business.

85

Ogren, Kenneth E., Marketing Research Division, Agricultural

Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture; ac-

companied by D. B. DeLoach, Agricultural Marketing Service,

United States Department of Agriculture...

Phillips, Dr. Charles H., president, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine- 116

Produce Truckmen's Association, Inc.-

153

Raab, Harold S., executive secretary, Trading Stamp Institute of

America---

136

Unterberg, Harold, general counsel and secretary for the Associated
Food Stores; also representing the Food Industry Alliance..

91
Werbell, Mrs. S., Henry Street Settlement; Mrs. Walton Pryor, Con-

sumers Protective Committee; and Mrs.R. D. Persinger, YWCA.- 4

Zimmerman, M. M., president, Supermarket Merchandising, New

York, N. Y.

110

Additional data submitted to the subcommittee by-

Adams, John Q.:

Two letterheads:

Coordinating Committee of the Food Industries.

Marketmen's Association of the Port of New York..

109

Anfuso, Hon. Victor L.:

An open letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Cincinnati,

Ohio, of August 27, 1957.--

87

Food Industry Alliance, Inc., New York, N. Y., letter of October
17, 1957-

145
Indexes of weekly earnings of workers in manufacturing, retail

food prices, and the farm value of foods in the market basket- 38
Newspaper ads of 1937, 1947, and 1957 (5 illustrations).

7-11
Office of Committee on Slum Clearance, Randall's Island, New

York, N. Y., letter of October 16, 1957, containing material,
map, and write-down estimates..

146, 153

Safeway says you are entitled to the facts.

90

1915 decision labels stamps "dangerous evil”.

89
Sturm, Jerome Y., counselor at law, New York, N. Y., letter
with statement of October 28, 1957 ---

153
Weekly Retail Price Report, New York City, October 3, 1957--- 34

Bildner, Joseph:

Producers' Price-current, New York, Tuesday, October 8, 1957. 142

Crow, William C.:

Charts 1 through 8.---

77–84

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