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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana, Chairman OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina
GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, Florida
MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi
BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota
KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri
ANDREW F. SCHOEPPEL, Kansas HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia
JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, Kentucky WILLIAM PROXMIRE, Wisconsin B. EVERETT JORDAN, North Carolina STEPHEN M. YOUNG, Ohio PHILIP A. HART, Michigan
COTYS M. MOUSER, Chief Clerk
SPECIAL AGRICULTURE INVESTIGATING SUBCOMMITTEE
STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri, Chairman HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia
JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, Kentucky WILLIAM PROXMIRE, Wisconsin
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana
RICHARD M. SCHMIDT, Jr., Special Counsel
Betts, Ernest C., Jr., Director of Personnel, U.S. Department of Pago
Ballou, Roland F., Assistant Deputy Administrator, Operations,
Commodity Stabilization Service, U.Š. Department of Agriculture - 280
Brooks, William F., attorney and Washington representative, National
Grain Trade Council..
Charam, Philip, Assistant Director, Civil Accounting and Auditing
Division, General Accounting Office.----
Cole, James A., Minneapolis, Minn., regional director, Commodity
Corey, Earl C., Portland, Oreg---
Dudden, Garrett, Dudden Elevators, Inc., Venango, Nebr.
Goold, W. George, Assistant Director of Personnel in Charge of
Security and Investigations, U.S. Department of Agriculture - 96,
139, 148, 262
Gregg, Joseph B., Kansas City, Mo., partner in Morrison-Gregg-
Mitchell Grain Co.--
Hanson, Robert, Deputy Director, Grain Division, Commodity Sta-
bilization Service, U.Š. Department of Agriculture..
Hendrickson, Roy F., executive secretary, National Federation of
Hunter, Howard M., Venango, Nebr., accountant..
Laybourn, L. A., Salina, Kans., on behalf of the Grain & Feed
Dealers National Association..
Oliver, Alvin E., executive vice president, Grain & Feed Dealers
Olson, Howard D., Lincoln, Nebr., accountant.
Palmby, Clarence D., Acting Administrator, Commodity Stabilization
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture -
Pickard, Howard, attorney, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture -
57, 148, 262
Phillips, Dr. Richard, Ames, Iowa, professor of agricultural economics
at Iowa State University -
Pollock, Raymond J., Director, Grain Division, Commodity Stabiliza-
tion Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Puelz, Robert A., Lincoln, Nebr., manager, Equity Union Grain Co.. 45
Roberts, Ralph S., Administrative Assistant Secretary of Agriculture,
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Summa, Ivan, Archer, Iowa, manager of Farmers Cooperative Grain
Theis, Frank A., Kansas City, Mo., president, Terminal Elevator
Grain Merchants Association..
Thompson, L. F., attorney, General Counsel's Office, General Ac-
counting Office --
Wilker, G. J., supervisory accountant, General Accounting Office.--- 243
Exhibits and other documents
Resolution creating subcommittee
Biographical data concerning Dr. Richard Phillips, Iowa State Univer-
sity, Ames, Iowa..
Schedule of value of CCC commodities pledged for outstanding loans
and commodities in inventory for fiscal years 1951 through 1959.-- 4
Schedule of costs incurred by ČCC for storage, handling, transporta-
tion, and interest expense applicable to price support inventory and
loan operations, fiscal years 1952 through estimated 1961.-
CCC storage and handling costs for all commodities and for grains
during fiscal years 1952 through estimated 1960-
Exhibits and other documents—Continued
Schedule of storage volume and annual storage costs for 44 country Page
elevators in Iowa..
Schedule from Iowa State University concerning Newhall Grain Co.,
Revenues, costs, profits, and rates of return on Government storage
for Newhall Grain Co. and Farmers Cooperative Grain Co., Archer,
Affidavit of Hugo Blumstengel concerning sale of storage bins.-
Advertisement of Aldinger Farm Service, Iowa Falls, Iowa, concern-
ing payment to producers for storage of Government grain.---
Advertisement of Farmers Cooperative Society, Rockwell, Iowa, con-
cerning payments made to producers for storage of Government
Letter from counsel of subcommittee, dated January 15, 1960, to Mr.
Robert Puelz, concerning supplemental matter to be furnished to
the subcommittee by Mr. Puelz.
Letter of January 18, 1960, from Robert A. Puelz, general manager,
Equity Union Grain Co., Lincoln, Nebr., to counsel for subcom-
mittee concerning additional material to testimony of Mr. Puelz.- 55
Chart from Grain Division, CSS, showing total CCC bin site capacity
and reduction in such capacity for fiscal years 1950-59--
Supplemental statement of USDA concerning H.R. 3407, H.R. 5670,
and H.R. 6426, 83d Congress-
Letter dated January 25, 1960, to subcommittee from Raymond J.
Pollock, Director, Grain Division, CSS, concerning ownership of
Memo dated January 22, 1960, to Marvin L. McLain, Assistant Sec-
retary of Agriculture, from W. George Goold, concerning Raymond
Affidavit of Raymond J. Pollock dated January 21, 1960, concerning
ownership of grain elevators--
Promissory note dated August 1, 1953, from Gerald R. Pollock to
Raymond J. Pollock -
Promissory note dated February 23, 1957, from Gerald R. Pollock to
Raymond J. Pollock.
Letter dated March 4, 1960, to chairman of subcommittee from
Malcolm R. Wilkey, Assistant Attorney General, concerning
Earl C. Corey ---
Organization chart, dated November 2, 1956, USDA, CSS, Portland,
Partnership agreement dated August 1, 1956, Three State Warehouse
Co., Portland, Oreg---
Letter dated May 10, 1956, from Portland CSS to Three State Ware-
house Co. approving warehouse for grain storage.
Application for approval of Three State Warehouse Co. facility under
Copy of UGSA dated April 26, 1956, for Three State Warehouse Co-- 400
Chart showing revenues received by Three State Warehouse Co.
under UGSA from April 1956 to January 1960.-
Check dated April 17, 1959, for $150.82 to Earl C. Corey-
Check dated April 17, 1959, for $5,000 to Robert E. Corey
Check dated April 17, 1959, to New York Life Insurance Co. in the
amount of $2,372.19.
Check dated April 10, 1959, to Earl C. Corey for $3,409.69.
Check dated April 10, 1959, to Earl C. Corey for $20,567.30.
Check dated June 29, 1959, to Earl C. Corey for $30,000
Check dated June 12, 1959, to Earl C. Corey for $18,250.07.
Check dated June 12, 1959, to Director, Internal Revenue, $3,500.- 113
Ledger sheet of Diamond Lumber Co., Portland, Oreg., showing check
dated November 6, 1956, issued to Earl Corey, Inc., for $3,295--- 115
Stock certificate dated May 12, 1955, for 200 shares of California
Malting Co. in the name of Mrs. Earl C. Corey -
Stock certificate dated September 4, 1956, for 103 shares of California
Malting Co. stock in the name of Lottie S. Corey-
USDA list of recipients of storage payments in excess of $500,000
made in calendar year 1959 under UGSA.
Exhibits and other documents—Continued
Letter dated November 27, 1959, from H. W. Collins concerning Page
valuation of stock of California Malting Co.---
Affidavit of George C. Jacobson concerning employment with Three
State Warehouse Co.-
Employee Handbook issued by Office of Personnel, USDA.
P.M.A. Instruction No. 344–5, dated August 27, 1953, concerning
types of misconduct which subject an employee to disciplinary
Chapter 55, USDA Regulations concerning conduct of employees,
January 15, 1960.--
Chapter 55, U.S.D.A. Regulations dated June 30, 1947, “Conduct of
Employees,” Section 2—“Outside Interests”
Code of #thics for Government service issued by the 85th Congress - 430
Statement of Ralph S. Roberts, Administrative Assistant Secretary,
U.S.D.A., before subcommittee, March 23, 1960.-
C.S.S. instruction concerning general policies and authorities governing
C.S.S. procedure, of August 23, 1955---
Letter dated March 29, 1960, to W. George Goold, Security and
Investigations, U.S.D.A., from Arnold R. Beasley, Assistant to the
Assistant Administrator, F.A.S., concerning P.D. Bulletin No. 49-- 161
Schedule of handling and storage charges under 1956 U.G.S.A. and
under 1960 revision of U.G.S.A.-
Letter dated April 18, 1960, from U.S.D.A. listing the individuals
representing the grain storage industry negotiating the U.G.S.A.
with the U.S.D.A.
Statement of Senator Symington before the U.S. Senate on April 14,
1960, "The Need for Cost Knowledge in Setting Fair Grain Storage
Excerpts from C.C.C. Charter.
Cost value of national stockpiles other than food.
Analysis by R. F. Hendrickson of 1960 U.G.S.A.--
Chart prepared by R. F. Hendrickson concerning handling rates
Letter dated March 24, 1952, by the Honorable Charles Brannan,
Secretary of Agriculture, as presented by R. F. Hendrickson... 456
Excerpts of testimony of Marvin McLain, Assistant Secretary of
Agriculture, before House Committee on Appropriations, as pre-
sented by R. F. Hendrickson
Subsequent statement of R. F. Hendrickson presented to subcommittee
after his testimony..
Schedule showing location of 57 warehouses audited by General
Schedule showing rate of occupancy for 57 warehouses audited by
General Accounting Office.
Audit report of General Accounting Office giving costs of grain storage
in 57 elevators, dated May 10, 1960.-
Teletype dated August 18, 1954, from James A. Cole to Marvin
McLain concerning approval of Cargill elevator at Savage, Minn.- 298
Teletype dated August 25, 1954, from Marvin McLain to James Cole
concerning Cargill elevator, Savage, Minn.
Teletype dated September 1, 1954, from A. F. Troyer to James Cole
concerning Cargill warehouse, Savage, Minn.
Teletype dated September 1, 1954, from James Cole to A. F. Troyer
concerning Cargill elevator, Savage, Minn.
Teletype, November 23, 1959, from James A. Cole to Andrew J.
Mair concerning policy changes adding commissions and loadout
charge on soybean sales by CČC..
Exhibits and other documents—Continued
Letter from Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Co. dated March 2, 1960,
to Transport Indemnity Co. concerning insurance coverage for grain
storage, handling, deterioration, risk, etc..
Letter from Transport Indemnity Co. to Mr. Al Laybourn, dated
March 8, 1960, concerning insurance coverage..
Letter from Transport Indemnity Co. to Grain Dealers Mutual In-
surance Co. dated Februsry 16, 1960, concerning insurance-
Computation by Grain & Feed Dealers National Association con-
cerning risk in grain storage-
Statement of Grain & Feed Dealers National Association concerning
bond coverage for warehousemen.
Chart of G. & F.D.N.A. showing CCC and commercial storage
capacity and annual wheat production.-
Chart of G. & F.D.N.A. showing commercial storage facilities under
G. & F.D.N.A. chart showing labor costs---
G. & F.D.N.A. chart showing purchasing power of the dollar -
G. & F.D.N.A. chart showing engineering construction cost index.---
G. & F.D.N.A. table of storage costs.--
G. & F.D.N.A. chart showing their estimated storage rates required.-
G. & F.D.N.A, table of receiving and loading costs -
G. & F.D.N.A. chart showing estimated cost of storage in 27 country
elevators in Ohio.-
G. & F.D.N.A. chart showing estimated handling costs on 27 Ohio
Letter dated May 10, 1960, from Blanton Grain Co. to the G. &
Letter dated May 11, 1960, from Illinois Grain Dealers Association
to G. & F.D.N.A..
Letter dated May 10, 1960, from Western Grain & Feed Association
of Iowa to G. & F.D.N.A.
Letter (undated) from Montana Feed Manufacturers and Dealers
Association's Secretary to President of that association.-
Letter dated May 14, 1960, from Missouri Grain & Feed Association
to G. & F.D.N.A.
Letter dated May 9, 1960, from Nebraska Grain & Feed Dealers
Association to G. & F.D.N.A.
Letter dated May 10, 1960, from Farmers Elevator Association of
South Dakota to G. & F.D.N.A.-
Letter dated May 9, 1960, from Osborne McMillan Elevator Co--
Letter dated May 9, 1960, from McCarthy Bros. Co. to G. & F.D.N.A.
Chart submitted by L. A. Laybourn comparing obligations for farm-
stored grain vs. commercial-stored grain.-
Arthur Young & Co. report on combined financial information cover-
ing 36 members of the Terminal Elevator Grain Merchants Asso-
ciation, fiscal years ending 1951 to 1959, inclusive.
Chart from "Business and Economic Conditions,” First National City
Bank of New York dated April 1960, showing net income of leading
corporations for years 1958 and 1959.
Letter to counsel of subcommittee dated May 25, 1960, from Clarence
Palmby, Acting Administrator, CSS, concerning effect of storage
rate cut on farmers..
Chart of subcommittee prepared from data by USDA showing
savings to farmers under proposed grain storage rate--
Chart prepared by Terminal Elevator Grain Merchants Association
showing cost to farmers under proposed new grain storage rate--
USDA cost study of commercial warehouses storing grain.---
USDA handling cost study of commercial warehouse handling grain..
USDA binsite storage cost study.
List of members of Grain Storage Advisory Committee of USDA.
Schedule of storage and handling payments to companies represented
on USDA Grain Storage Advisory Committee under UGSA for
years 1958 and 1959.
Statement of Arthur Young & Co. concerning Simonds-Shields-Theis
Grain Co., Kansas City, Mo.----
*Denotes that material may be found in the files of the subcommittee.