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BEFORE

U.S. Congress. House.
THE, COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 157

BY MR. PURNELL

A BILL TO ENDOW AGRICULTURAL

EXPERIMENT STATIONS

JANUARY 22, 1924

Serial F

WASHINGTON
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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION.

GILBERT N. UAUGEN, Iowa, Chairman.
CHARLES B. WARD, New York.

JAMES B. ASWELL, Louisiana.
FRED S. PURNELL, Indiana.

DAVID H. KINCHELOE, Kentucky.
EDWARD VOIGT, Wisconsin.

MARVIN JONES, Texas.
MELVIN O. MCLAUGHLIN, Nebraska. F. B, SWANK, Oklahoma.
J. N. TINCHER, Kansas.

H. P. FULMER, South Carolina.
THOMAS S. WILLIAMS, Illinois,

THOS. L. RUBEY, Missouri
JAMES H, SINCLAIR, North Dakota. GEO, W. JOIINSON, West Virginia.
CHARLES J. THOMPSON, Obio.

THOS. A. DOYLE, Illinois.
FRANK CLAGUE, Minnesota.

JOHN MCSWEENEY, Ohio.
JOHN D, CLARKE, New York.

W. P. JARRETT, Hawaii.
JOHN C. KETCHAM, Michigan.

L. G. HAUGEN, Clerk.

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CONTENTS.

Statement of

Dr. R. A. Pearson.
Dr. W. B. Bizzell.
F. B. Mumford..
A. R. Mann.
G. I. Christie.

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PURNELL AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS BILL.

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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Tuesday, January 22, 1924. The committee met, pursuant to adjournment of yesterday, at 10 o'clock a. m., Hon. Gilbert N. Haugen (chairman) presiding.

Present: Representatives Haugen (chairman), Purnell, Tincher, Williams, Sinclair, Thompson, Clague, Clarke, Ketcham, Kincheloe, Jones, Swank, Fulmer, Johnson, Doyle, and McSweeney.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.

Mr. PURNELL. Mr. Chairman, I think we might as well proceed to the consideration of H. R. 157. I think I ought to make this statement to the committee; that the members of the executive committee of the land-grant colleges, who are in the city, had an engagement with the President this morning at 9.30 o'clock and expect to come here just as quickly as that is over. They ought to be here any minute now.

Here are the hearings that were held before this committee: January 26 and February 23, 24, and 25, 1922. These hearings contain statements by Dean Mann, of Cornell University, Doctor Knapp, of Arkansas, and several others, and I would like to have these hearings made a part of the hearing on the bill at this session, and if necessary to offer a motion to do that, I will do so.

The CHAIRMAN. It can be done either by motion or by unanimous consent.

Mr. Jones. These hearings were printed the last time, and is there now any necessity of going to the expense of reprinting?

Mr. PURNELL. I just consulted the clerk of the committee, and he tells me that there are about 150 copies of these hearings, and in my judgment it will not be necessary to have a reprint. We can consider them as a part of this present hearing, and the hearings that we now hold can be printed in a separate volume and avoid the necessity of any reprint.

Mr. Jones. We can just let this record refer to them as being still available.

Mr. PURNELL. There are newcomers on the committee, and new Members of the House, who will, of course, want to read the hearings on this bill when it is on the floor of the House, but I do not see any necessity of having a reprint, but I do want, either by motion or by unanimous consent, to have these old hearings, heretofore held on this bill, made a part of these new hearings.

The CHAIRMAN. If there is no objection, it is so ordered.

Mr. KINCHELOE. I would be glad to have you make a brief statement with reference to this bill, Mr. Purnell.

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