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Appendix B to statement of American Newspaper Publishers Association (representative comments of reporting newspapers)

Comment No. 1: "It would appear this is the time to be heard, although the Justice Department apparently is not in agreement with FTC."

Comment No. 2: "There is a trend on the part of 'independents' to get together on this kind of advertising to offset the big advertising advantages enjoyed by the discount houses in terms of volume."

Comment No. 3: "This concept of doing business is basic to the success of these smaller retailers and in the majority of instances their only defense in withstanding the impact of the larger operator. To remove this method could well be fatal to many."

Comment No. 4: "These groups form in self-protection against the corporate chains. Even then they are seldom able to compete on prices. They certainly are no threat to antitrust regulations."

Comment No. 5: "The proposed position is an excellent one."

Comment No. 6: "This represents about 60 to 70 small stores for a respectable total of lineage during the past year. We have undoubtedly overlooked some situations."

Comment No. 7: "It has long concerned me that this type of operation violated price-fixing laws. I hope that out of this wrangle comes permission for these cooperative efforts so that the small businessman is able to compete in advertising effectiveness."

Comment No. 8: "We feel this would certainly be an undue restriction on retailing, at least as far as the market is concerned. Market is highly competitive and in some cases this is the only way smaller firms can compete."

GOVERNMENT SMALL BUSINESS PROCUREMENT
PRACTICES AND PROGRAMS

HEARINGS

BEFORE

SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 2

ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

PURSUANT TO

H. Res. 13

A RESOLUTION CREATING A SELECT COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT
STUDIES AND INVESTIGATIONS OF THE PROBLEMS
OF SMALL BUSINESS

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Askins, Jack W., Small Business Adviser to the Army..

Brackett, Ernest W., Director of Procurement; accompanied by

Jacob M. Roey, Small Business Adviser, and Carl Schreiber, Assist-

ant to the Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration_

Griffin, Robert T., Assistant Administrator of General Services;

accompanied by Charles W. Gasque, Acting Deputy General Counsel

of GSA; William A. Schmidt, Deputy Commissioner, Public Build-

ings Service; Henry A. Levy, Director, Business Services and

Small Business; and Eugene English, Director of Procurement,

Operations Division, Federal Supply Service, General Services

Administration___

Johnston, Vance M., Deputy Executive Director, Procurement and

Production; accompanied by Julian F. Ross, Small Business Adviser;

and Capt. James Harvey, Division Chief, Procurement, Defense

Supply Agency..

Jones, M. E., Assistant Director of the Procurement Division, Office of

Naval Material, Department of the Navy; accompanied by Capt.

Augustus Lotterhos, Jr., Director of the Navy Small Business

Program; and Morris Questal, Deputy Director of the navy small

business program.......

Kunze, Edward E., Special Assistant for Small Business, Agency for

International Development, Department of State...

Loevinger, Hon. Lee, Commissioner, accompanied by Bernard Strass-

burg, Associate Chief of the Common Carrier Bureau, Federal

Communications Commission_..

Meyer, Lewis C., Finance Coordinator, accompanied by Allen E.

Throop, Vice President and General Counsel, Communications

Satellite Corp--

McDonald, H. Stewart, Assistant to the Director, Office of Survey

and Review; accompanied by Harold W. Lady, Auditing and Analy-

sis Division, Office of Survey and Review, Department of the

Interior.

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