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H. R. 5282, H. R. 5283, H. R. 5454, H. R. 7038,

H. R. 7319, H. R. 7764, and H. R. 7796
BILLS TO TRANSFER TO THE FEDERAL TRADE COM-
MISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
JURISDICTION OVER UNFAIR AND MONOPOLISTIC TRADE

PRACTICES IN THE MEATPACKING INDUSTRY

JUNE 5, 6, 7, 14, AND JULY 26, 1957

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Printed for the use of the
Committees on the Judiciary and Interstate and Foreign Commerce

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U.S. Congresso House.

JOINT HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY.

AND

COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 5282, H. R. 5283, H. R. 5454, H. R. 7038,

H. R. 7319, H. R. 7764, and H. R. 7796

BILLS TO TRANSFER TO THE FEDERAL TRADE COM-
MISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
JURISDICTION OVER UNFAIR AND MONOPOLISTIC TRADE

PRACTICES IN THE MEATPACKING INDUSTRY

JUNE 5, 6, 7, 14, AND JULY 26, 1957

Printed for the use of the
Committees on the Judiciary and Interstate and Foreign Commerce

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

9.5530

WASHINGTON : 1957

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

HD 9416

A536

1952

EMANUEL CELLER, New York, Chairman
FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania KENNETH B. KEATING, New York
THOMAS J. LANE, Massachusetts

WILLIAM M. MCCULLOCH, Ohio
MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio

PATRICK J. HILLINGS, California FRANK CHELF, Kentucky

WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana

DEAN P. TAYLOR, New York JAMES B. FRAZIER, JR., Tennessee

USHER L. BURDICK, North Dakota PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey

LAURENCE CURTIS, Massachusetts E. L. FORRESTER, Georgia

JOHN M. ROBSION, JR., Kentucky BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado

DEWITT S. HYDE, Maryland HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts RICHARD H. POFF, Virginia JACK B. BROOKS, Texas

WILLIAM C. CRAMER, Florida WILLIAM M. TUCK, Virginia

ARCH A. MOORE, JR., West Virginia
ROBERT T. ASHMORE, South Carolina RUSSELL W. KEENEY, Illinois
CHARLES A. BOYLE, Illinois

F. JAY NIMTZ, Indiana
EARL CHUDOFF, Pennsylvania
JOHN DOWDY, Texas
LESTER HOLTZMAN, New York
JOSEPH M. MONTOYA,New Mexico

BESS E. Dick, Staff Director
WILLIAM R. FOLEY, General Counsel
WALTER M. BESTERMAN, Legislative Assistant

WALTER R, LEE, Legislative Assistant
CHARLES J. ZINN, Law Revision Counsel

CYRIL F. BRICKFIELD, Counsel
E. WILLOUGHBY MIDDLETON, Jr., A880ciate Counsel

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

OREN HARRIS, Arkansas, Chairman JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey PETER F. MACK, JR., Illinois

JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota KENNETH A. ROBERTS, Alabama

ROBERT HALE, Maine MORGAN M. MOULDER, Missouri

JOHN W. HESELTON, Massachusetts HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan ISIDORE DOLLINGER, New York

JOHN V. BEAMER, Indiana WALTER ROGERS, Texas

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois MARTIN DIES, Texas

ALVIN R. BUSH, Pennsylvania SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland

PAUL F. SCHI CK, Ohio JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

JOSEPH L. CARRIGG, Pennsylvania TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts STEVEN B. DEROUNIAN, New York GEORGE M. RHODES, Pennsylvania

J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

WILLIAM H. AVERY, Kansas LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York

BRUCE ALGER, Texas
JOHN E. MOSS, California

WILL E. NEAL, West Virginia
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan
J. CARLTON LOSER, Tennessee

ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk

Professional Staff
ANDREW STEVENSON

SAM G. SPAL
KURT BORCHARDT

MARTIN W. CUNNINGHAM

ANTITRUST SUBCOMMITTEE

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 5

EMANUEL CELLER, New York, Chairman PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey

KENNETH B. KEATING, New York BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado

WILLIAM M. MCCULLOCH, Ohio
LESTER HOLTZMAN, New York

WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York
HERBERT N. MALETZ, Chief Counsel

KENNETH R. HARKINS, Cocounsel
SAMUEL R. PIERCE, A880ciate Counsel
HERBERT FUCHS, A88istant Counsel

LEONARD APPEL, A88istant Counsel
JULIAN H. SINGMAN, A88istant Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND FINANCE

PETER F. MACK, JR., Illinois, Chairman MORGAN M. MOULDER, Missouri

JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan ISIDORE DOLLINGER, New York

JOHN V. BEAMER, Indiana JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

WILLIAM H. AVERY, Kansas JOHN E. MOSs, California

BRUCE ALGER, Texas

1 Resigned from committee July 23, 1957. 2 Appointed to committee July 23, 1957.

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CONTENTS

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Text of—

H. R. 5282

H. R. 5283.

H. R, 5454.

H. R. 7038

H. R. 7319.

H. R. 7764.

H. R. 7796.

Statement of-

Butz, Earl L., Assistant Secretary of Agriculture; accompanied by

Robert L. Farrington, General Counsel; Roy W. Lennartson, Deputy

Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service; Nathan Koenig,

special assistant to the Administrator, Agricultural Marketing

Service; and David M. Pettus, Acting Director, Livestock Division,

Agricultural Marketing Service.--

Campbell, Wallace, Jr., director of the Washington office, Cooperative

League of the U. S. A.

Culberson, Sherwood, director, New Mexico Cattle Growers Associa-

tion, Lordsburg, N. Mex.

Dixon, Hon., H. A., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Utah

Forbes, E. F., president and general manager, Western States Meat

Packers Association, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.; accompanied by
L. Blaine Liljenquist, Washington representative, Western States

Meat Packers Association, Inc., Washington, D. Ć.

Gwynne, Hon. John W., Chairman, Federal Trade Commission; ac-

companied by Earl W. Kintner, General Counsel; and John P.

Loughlin, Assistant General Counsel..

Hardenbergh, Wesley, president, American Meat Institute; accom-

panied by Leo F. Tierney, acting chairman and member of the staff

of Meyer, Freslich, Spiess, Tierney, Brown & Platt.
McDonald,' Angus, assistant legislative secretary, National Farmers

Union..
Metcalf, Hon. Lee, a Representative Congress from the State of

Montana..

Norton, E. M., secretary, National Milk Producers Federation; ac-

companied by Patrick B. Healy, assistant secretary; and M. R.

Garstang, general counsel

O'Mahoney, Hon. Joseph C., a United States Senator from the State

of Wyoming; accompanied by Donald P. McHugh, chief counsel,

Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly of the Committee on the

Judiciary-

Smith, Harold O., Jr., executive vice president, United States Whole-

sale Grocers Association, Inc.; accompanied by William A. Quinlan,

general counsel --

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

Utah..

Woolley, Frank K., legislative counsel, the American Farm Bureau

Federation...

Additional information:

Answer by Swift & Co. to charges made against Swift & Co.---.

Department of Agriculture:

Benson, Hon. E. T., Secretary, letter, May 28, 1957, to Hon.

Emanuel Celler and Hon. Oren Harris..

List of formal administrative cases under title II of the Packers

and Stockyards Act---

392

383

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