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But I do not know whether we are quite ready to bring it up to date, in the light of some of the diseases that are just showing up lately, and on which we are still doing research.

Mr. BUCKLEY. In the earlier days, as we all recall, we had 2 additional volumes, 1 on diseases of cattle, and a similar book on the diseases of the horse, but since the 1942 yearbook came out, I imagine that it has largely superseded the information in those 2 books, because it was so much later.

Mr. Horan. What is the status of the account on yearbooks? Has there been an overall profit in agricultural yearbooks?

Mr. BUCKLEY. Yes, sir. The price at which we sell all publications is set by law, and covers the cost, plus 50 percent. We have a 50 percent markup on anything which we sell.

Mr. HORAN. That takes into account, does it not, the fact that the Department first publishes the book, and all you do is to publish the reprints?

Mr. BUCKLEY. Yes, sir; that takes into account only the running of the sales copies. The Department bears the initial cost.

To come back to the yearbooks which we have on this list, Mr. Chairman, we have the 1941 yearbook, entitled "Climate and Man," with 18,246 having been sold.

We have the 1940 yearbook entitled “Farmers in a Changing World," and 15,025 have been sold.

We have the 1939 Agricultural Yearbook entitled "Food and Life," and 12,840 have been sold.

Then we have the 1938 yearbook entitled "Soils and Men," and we have sold 11,392.

Then we have the 1937 and 1936 yearbooks, both bearing the same title of “Better Plants and Animals," issued in two parts. Of the 1936 volume, we have sold 9,643, and of the 1937 volume, we have sold 8,918.

Mr. Horan. At this point, we shall include that list in the record. (The matter referred to is as follows:)

Agricultural yearbooks, sales as of Apr. 30, 1954

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Mr. HORAN. If there are no further questions, I want to thank you gentlemen for being here for this presentation.

Thank you, Mr. Buckley, and Mr. Addison.
Mr. BUCKLEY. Thank you, sir.

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1954.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

WITNESSES
LYLE O. SNADER, CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
J. C. SHANKS, DISBURSING CLERK
WILLIAM R. BONSELL, SERGEANT AT ARMS

Mr. Horan. The committee will come to order. We are pleased
to have Mr. Lyle Snader, the Clerk of the House; Mr. Bill Bonsell,
the Sergeant at Arms; and Mr. Crawford Shanks, the disbursing
clerk, with us this morning. We are considering appropriations for
the legislative branch of the Congress.
Mr. Snader, do you have a statement at this point?

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GENERAL STATEMENT

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Mr. SNADER. Yes, I do, Mr. Chairman,
I should like to state to the chairman of the subcommittee that we
appreciate the opportunity of appearing before you today to justify
the budget which is necessary to operate the House of Representatives
and to take care of the functions which are, of course, necessary in the
operation of the legislative branch of the Government.

I have a prepared statement, a copy of which I believe is before each
one of you. With your permission I will start with the statement.
Mr. Horan. Surely.
Mr. SNADER. Mr. Chairman, for the information of the committee,
we desire to insert in the record a tabulated statement in support of
the estimates (both original and revised), as submitted through the
Bureau of the Budget, for the operation of the House of Representa-
tives, fiscal year 1955. This statement gives a complete picture cover-
ing all estimates by paragraphs, as appearing in the committee print.

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ITEMIZATION OF BUDGET

Each member of the committee has before him a photostatic copy of this statement, which breaks down and itemizes each position, or title thereof, by offices and departments, and reflects the number of employees involved; their basic and gross annual salaries, including increased or additional compensation as authorized by law.

Mr. Horan. Without objection, we will insert this information in the record. It is quite complete, is it not? Mr. Snader. It is very complete; yes, sir. (The information is as follows:)

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House of Representatives, itemized estimates of appropriations, fiscal year 1955

SALARIES, MILEAGE, AND EXPENSES OF MEMBERS

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Office of the Chaplain: Chaplain..
Office of the Clerk:

Clerk of the House.
Administrative assistant
Administrative assistant
Stenographer to the Clerk
Clerk
Clerks
Administrative assistants.
Additional clerical assistants.
Reading clerks:

Reading clerks

Assistant reading clerk ?
Journal clerk's office:

Journal clerk
Assistant journal clerk (minor-

ity)
Assistant journal clerk

Do
Assistant journal clerk-indexer

(minority)
Stenographer to journal clerk
Tally clerk's office:

Tally clerk
Assistant tally clerk

Assistant tally clerk (minority)..
Enrolling room:

Enrolling clerk
Assistant enrolling clerks (1

minority) Bill clerk's office:

Chief bill clerk.
Assistant bill clerk (minority).

Assistants to chief bill clerk.
File room:

File clerk...
Assistant file clerk (minority)--.

Assistant file clerk.
House Library:

Librarian
Assistant librarian

Do...
Disbursing office:

Disbursing clerk
Assistant disbursing clerk (mi-

nority).

Assistant to disbursing clerk See footnotes at end of table, p. 190.

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House of Representatives, itemized estimates of appropriations, fiscal year 1955–Con.

SALARIES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES-Continued

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Office of the Sergeant at Arms-Con.

Skilled laborer
Capitol Police force:

Lieutenants
Special officer.
Sergeants.
Privates..

Total. -
Office of the Doorkeeper:

Doorkeeper...
Stenographer
House floor:

Floor managers of telephones

(1 minority)..
Assistant floor manager, tele-

phones (majority)..
Assistant floor manager, tele-

phones (minority).-
Pages 3
Telephone pages.
Chief pages (1 minority).

Special employee.
Document room:

Superintendent...
Assistant superintendent.
Clerk...
Assistant clerk.
Assistants.

Janitor..
Messengers and laborers:

Chief messenger.
Messengers.

Messengers (soldier's roll).
Janitor's force:

Chief janitor
Assistant chief janitor (minority).
Foreman of laborers
Laborers.
Laborers (cloakroom)
Laborer (cloakroom) 4

Do...
Laborers (cloakroom)
Ladies' retiring rooms:

Female attendant in ladies' re

tiring room
Attendant for ladies' reception

room.
House press gallery:

Superintendent.
Ist assistant superintendent
2d assistant superintendent
3d assistant superintendent.

4th assistant superintendent. House radio press gallery:

Superintendent.
1st assistant superintendent

2d assistant superintendent House Periodical Press Gallery:

Superintendent
Folding room:

Superintendent.
Foreman
Assistant foreman.
Chief clerk.
Clerks.
Shipping clerk
Folders.
Drivers
Laborers
Janitor.

Total..
See footnotes at end of table, p. 190.

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