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A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE FOURTEENTH AND SUBSE-

QUENT DECENNIAL CENSUSES

SEPTEMBER 10 AND 11, 1918

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Census

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1918

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COMMITTEE ON THE CENSUS.

MORRIS SIIEPPARD, of Texas, Chairman. HENRY F. ASHURST, of Arizona. ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, of Visconsin. JOE T. ROBINSON, of Arkansas.

GEORGE P. MCLEAN, of Connecticut. THOMAS W. IIARDWICK, of Georgia. CHIARLES E. TOWNSEND, of Michigan. WILLIAM II. KING, of Utah.

HOWARD SUTIIERLAND, of West Virginia. KENNETUI MCKELLAR, of Tennessee. HARRY S. NEW, of Indiana. WALTER GUION, of Louisiana.

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CONTENTS.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1918.

Page.

Statement of Hon. Sam. L. Rogers.-

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Necessity for taking complete decennial census

Requests for up-to-date information -

Chief clerk, duties and salary of

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Chiefs of division, duties and salaries of_

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Disbursing clerk, duties and salary of...

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Duplication of statistics.--

Fourteenth Census act as passed by the House---

Fourteenth Census, necessity for new act to provide for.

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Geographer, duties and salary of

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Outside work of Census Bureau..

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Salaries, comparison of, past and proposed--

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General discussion of -

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Necessity for increase of, statement by Secretary of Commerce_-

Section 3, discussion of the first proviso of, concerning deferred classifica-

tion of employees.---

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Proposed amendment to..

Section 5, discussion of duties of oflicials and statisticians.

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Statement of William Dudley Foulke.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1918.

Statement of Hon. Sam. L. Rogers, resumed.--

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Clerks and other employees, statement of Mr. Rogers concerning appoint-

ment of_

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Date of introduction of Fourteenth Census bill, criticism of, statement

concerning -

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Date of taking census, discussion of

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Personnel of committee recommending change of date_

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Statement of Mr. George M. Rommel concerning-

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Statement of Secretary Houston concerning---

Discussion of statement of Mr. Foulke_

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Enumerators, compensation of

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Method of appointment of_

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Section 6 (graduated salary scale for clerks), proposed amendment of - 63

Section 7 (examination and appointment of employees), statement con-
cerning proposed amendment of

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Section 8 (scope of Fourteenth Census), proposed amendment of..

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Section 16, proposed amendment of proviso with reference to residence of

supervisors and enumerators.-----

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Section 20, discussion of change of size limit of cities in the enumeration

districts

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Section 27, statement concerning allowance in lieu of subsistence.

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Special agents, method of appointment of ..

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