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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 2239, H. R. 1742, H. R. 1728

and H. R. 992

BILLS RELATING TO THE FULL UTILIZATION

OF MANPOWER

MARCH 25, 26, 30, 31
APRIL 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23

MAY 6, AND 7, 1943

Printed for the use of the Committee on Military Affairs

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SEVENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

ANDREW J. MAY, Kentucky, Chairman R. EWING THOMASON, Texas

WALTER G. ANDREWS, New York MATTHEW J. MERRITT, New York

DEWEY SHORT, Missouri JOHN M. COSTELLO, California

LESLIE C. ARENDS, Illinois OVERTON BROOKS, Louisiana

CHARLES E. CLASON, Massachusetts JOHN J. SPARKMAN, Alabama

J. PARNELL THOMAS, New Jersey PAUL J. KILDAY, Texas

PAUL W. SHAFER, Michigan CARL T. DURHAM, North Carolina

THOMAS E. MARTIN, Iowa CLIFFORD DAVIS, Tennessee

CHARLES H. ELSTON, Ohio E. C. GATHINGS, Arkansas

FOREST A. HARNESS, Indiana JOHN EDWARD SHERIDAN, Pennsylvania IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

J. LEROY JOHNSON, California PHILIP J. PHILBIN, Massachusetts

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, Connecticut PAUL STEWART, Oklahoma

ANTHONY J. DIMOND, Alaska
VOLIVAR PAGAN, Puerto Rico

JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hawaii
JULIA WATTERSON, Clerk

II

CONTENTS

Statement of

Page

Hon. Howard W. Smith, Member of Congress from Virginia.

3-6

Mr. John D. Battle, executive secretary, National Coal Association.. 6-10

Edward R. Burke, president, Southern Coal Producers Association... 11-22

Heath S. Clark, president, Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Co..

31-52

Walter Gordon Merritt, attorney.

52-59

C. E. Wilson, president, General Motors Corporation

61-87

Clarence B. Randall, vice president, Inland Steel Co.

87-90

Edward E. Butler, executive vice president, Vinco Corporation. 90-92

R. J. Goldie, vice president, Timken-Detroit Axle Co..

93-98

C. C. Carlton, vice president, Motor Wheel Corporation.

98-118

M. B. Linquist, Murray Corporation of America-

118-123

J. C. Argetsinger, Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.

123-126

Robert H. Keys.

126

C. R. Barton, vice president, National Supply Co.

127-130

J. A. Voss, director of industrial relations, Republic Steel Corpora-

tion.

130-146

E. F. Blank, director of personnel relations, Jones & Laughlin Steel

Corporation.-

146-161

Joseph M. Larkin, vice president, Bethlehem Steel Co.

161-172

Eugene McAuliffe, president, the Union Pacific Coal Co.

172-174

National Lumber Manufacturers Association...

175-176

J. Handly Wright, executive vice president, Associated Industries of

Alabama

176-178

Dr. J. E. Walters, vice president, Revere Copper & Brass Co.--. 179-197

Guy W. Vaughan, president, Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Co.---

197–201

Hon. H. P. Fulmer, Member of Congress from South Carolina 203-226

Ross R. Johnston, secretary-

227-229

Address by Donaldson Brown, vice chairman of General Motors

Corporation...

229-235

Richard Maize, secretary of mines, Department of Mines of Pennsyl-

vania.

235-240

Hon. James W. Wadsworth, Member of Congress from New York - 240-298

Lee Pressman, general counsel, Congress of Industrial Organiza-

tions..

299-327

Walter M. Nelson, general counsel, Foreman's Association.

327-331

Kenneth Diller, foreman, General Motors Diesel Engine Division - 331-341

William Stafford, foreman, Timken-Detroit Axle Co-

342-356

Walter M. Nelson, attorney,

356-359

William Sanders, foreman, Hudson Motor Co.

359-368

Walter M. Nelson, attorney -

368-373

W. Allen Nelson, president of the Detroit Chapter of Ford Motor Co. 373–378

Mr. Milo J. Warner, past national commander, the American Legion. 379–409

Mrs. Doris Corwith, past national president, the American Legion

Auxiliary

409-427

H. Gerrish Smith, president, Shipbuilders' Council of America... 429-448

Richard T. Frenkensteen, United Auto Workers, Congress of Industrial

Organizations.

448-480

A. C. Horrocks, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

480-487

W. Allen Nelson (resumed)--

489-500

Frank Elliott, secretary-treasurer, Chrysler Chapter Foreman's Asso-

ciation

501-505

Robert Turnbull, secretary-treasurer, Packard Chapter Foreman's

Association

505-515

Hon. Robert P. Patterson, Under Secretary of War;

517-548

Ernest L. Bell, executive secretary citizens' comm'ttee for National

War Service Act.

548-573

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