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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina, Chairman
AUGUSTINE B. KELLEY, Pennsylvania SAMUEL K. MCCONNELL, JR., Pennsylvania
ADAM C. POWELL, JR., New York

RALPH W. GWINN, New York
CLEVELAND M. BAILEY, West Virginia WINT SMITH, Kansas
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky

CARROLL D. KEARNS, Pennsylvania
ROY W. WIER, Minnesota

HAROLD H. VELDE, Illinois CARL ELLIOTT, Alabama

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan PHIL M. LANDRUM, Georgia

ALBERT H. BOSCH, New York LEE METCALF, Montana

JOE HOLT, California JAMES B. BOWLER, Illinois

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona EARL CHUDOFF, Pennsylvania

STUYVESANT WAINWRIGHT, New York EDITH GREEN, Oregon

PETER FRELINGHUYSEN, JR., New Jersey JAMES ROOSEVELT, California

SAM COON, Oregon
HERBERT ZELENKO, New York

ORVIN B. FJARE, Montana
HARRIS B. MCDOWELL, JR., Delaware
FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey
STEWART L. UDALL, Arizona

FRED G. HUSSEY, Chief Clerk

JOHN O. GRAHAM, Minority Clerk
RUSSELL C. DERRICKSON, Chief Investigator
KENNEDY W. WARD, Assistant General Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINIMUM WAGES IN CERTAIN TERRITOKIDS, POSSESSIONS, AND OVERSEA

AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES

CARL ELLIOTT, Alabama, Chairman PHIL M. LANDRUM, Georgia

JOE HOLT, California EARL CHUDOFF, Pennsylvania

SAM COON, Oregon JAMES ROOSEVELT, California

ORVIN B. FJARE, Montana

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Statement of-

Ala'ilima, Vaiinupo J., Takoma Park, Md. (representing Tutuila,

Samoa).

346

Arnold, William, United States Department of the Interior,

82

Aspinall, Hon. Wayne, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Colorado----

33

Derrickson, Russell C., chief investigator, Committee on Education
and Labor, United States House of Representatives.--

346
Fitzgerald, Gerald, legislative representative, Government and civic
employees organizing committee, AFI-CIO.--

301
Goott, Daniel, Special Assistant for International Labor Affairs,

Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of States; Dwight Cramer,
Office of Dependent Area Affairs, and Philip Sullivan, Bureau of
Far Eastern Affairs, United States Department of State_-

321
Herr, Lt. Col. Norman P., Procurement Law Division, Office of the
Judge Advocate General, Department of the Army -

133, 200

Lundquist, Clarence T., United States Department of Labor; accom-

panied by John J. Babe, Office of the Solicitor, and Harry Kantor,

United States Department of Labor--

100

Mason, Walter J., American Federation of Labor and Congress of In-

dustrial Organizations; accompanied by Kenneth J. Meiklejohn,

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, AFL-CIO--

149

Moore, William D., Jr., Van Camp Co., Terminal Island, Calif., and
Linton M. Collins, Washington, D. C-----

5

Munro, Howard E., legislative representative, the Central Labor Union

and Metal Trades Council, AFL-CIO_.

286

Nixon, Lt. Col. Perry E., Procurement Policy Division, Director of

Procurement Production, Headquarters, United States Air Force_- 138

Parks, Rear Adm. Joel D., accompanied by William Sellman, counsel ;

William Speck, assistant counsel, and T. L. Jones, Department of

the Navy-

113, 171, 266–279, 281

Yeomans, William L., United States Department of the Interior----- 82, 140

Bills, documents, letters, prepared statements, reports, tables, etc., submit-

ted for the record by-

Agreement for the trust territory under United States administration,

and related documents_-

333

Ala'ilima, Vaiinupo J. (representing Tutuila, Samoa).

347, 359

Antikickback regulations..

184

Arnold, William A., Assistant Director for Insular Affairs -

96

Aspinall, Hon. Wayne, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Colorado -

43-81

Appendixes to report (American Samoa, pursuant to H. Res. 89). 67

Chart showing the ratio of cropland to population (American

Samoa)

61

Map, Samoa and Canton Islands ---

46

Organizational and functional charts, Samoan local government. 53, 54

Report, American Samoa, pursuant to House Resolution 89_

43

Barden, Hon. Graham A., a Representative in Congress from the State

of North Carolina---

1

Calingo, Mauro, Minister-Counselor, Philippine Islands_-

279

Chart showing agreements with respect to wages with principal coun-

tries...

200

Cramer, Dwight, United States Department of State, agreement cover-

ing the trust territory-

333

Davis-Bacon Act---

176

140

Bills, documents, letters, etc.-Continued

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Elliott, Hon. Carl, a Representative in Congress from the State of
Alabama_.

344
Excerpts from Committee on Territorial and Insular Affairs Com-
mittee Print No. 3, Guam, Mariana Islands---

339

Fitzgerald, Gerald, AFL-CIO, tables, contract work, Panama Canal

Zone

313-320

Government of the Ryukyu Islands:

Act No. 42_

204

Act No. 43_--

211

Act No. 44.

215

Guam Legislature i Ilution.

345

H. R. 209, H. R. 4477 R. 9129, H. R. 9144, 84th Congress_

2

H. R. 209, sugge ed language for amendment to-

148

Hawk, John, Seafanuro International Union ---

365

Hernandez, Jose J., Philippine Trade Unions Council.

153–154

Herr, Lt. Col. Norman P., Department of the Army:

Government of the Ryukyu Islands_-

204-229

United States civil administration of the Ryukyu Islands_ 229–265

Keesing, Prof. Felix M., Stanford University --

94
Kelley, James W., American Law Division-

99-100
Lausi, Anthony T., Department of the Interior, resolutions of the
Guam Legislature_-

344

List of Territories, possessions, Department of the Interior has juris-

diction over..

Lowe, Richard B., Governor of American Samoa_.

92, 93

Mitchell, James P., Secretary of Labor---

147-148

Moore, William D. Jr., Terminal Island, Calif..

24-32

Munro, Howard E., wage statements, Panama-

299

Parks, Rear Adm. Joel D., Department of the Navy-

176-200

Antikickback regulations----

184-187

Average rates paid by private firms in Guam.

282–284

Davis-Bacon Act..

176

Panama manual wage schedule ---

285

Treaty provisions and allied materials relating to the limitation

of private enterprise in Canal Zone_

285

Vermilya-Brown decision---

188-200

Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act--

107-184

Romulo, Carlos P., Ambassador, Philippines---

145, 146

Roosevelt, Hon. James, a Representative in Congress from the State

of California---

279

Seafarers International Union of North America -

365

Tables :

Average rates paid by private firms in Guam---

282

Panama Canal Company and Canal Zone Government contract

awards and work.-

313

Panama manual wage schedule_

285

Panama wage statements_-

299

United States civil administration of the Ryukyu Islands:

Ordinance 90_

229

Ordinance 68

232

Ordinance 116_.

241

Vermilya-Brown decisions_.

188, 192

Walsh-Healey Public Cɔntracts Act..

177

MINIMUM WAGES IN CERTAIN TERRITORIES, POSSESSIONS, AND OVERSEA AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1956

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE
ON EDUCATION AND LABOR,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10:30 a. m., pursuant to notice, in room 429 of the House Office Building, Hon. Carl Elliott (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Elliott, Landrum, Roosevelt, and Coon.

Present also: Fred G. Hussey, chief clerk; John O. Graham, minority clerk; Kennedy W. Ward, assistant general counsel to the committee; and Russell Č. Derrickson, chief investigator.

Mr. ELLIOTT. The subcommittee will be in order. Gentlemen, we meet_today pursuant to the appointment of the Honorable Graham A. Barden, chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, as evidenced by a letter from the Honorable Graham A. Barden addressed to me dated February 10, 1956, in which he said:

By virtue of the authority vested in me as chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, I hereby appoint you as chairman of a subcommittee to hold hearings and consider the bills, H. R. 209, H. R. 4478, H. R. 9129, and H. R. 9144, and such other bills as may come to the attention of the subcommittee dealing with the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to Guam, American Samoa, or Wake Island. After completion of your consideration of this matter, you should report your recommendations for consideration to the full committee.

The following members of the committee will serve with you on this subcommittee: Hon. Phil M. Landrum, Hon. Earl Chudoff, Hon. James Roosevelt, Hon. Joe Holt, Hon. Sam Coon, and Hon. Oryin B. Fjare. Sincerely yours,

GRAHAM A. BARDEN, Chairman. Now our subcommittee has met in executive session and in that executive session we have determined that the scope of our inquiry shall first be limited to American Samoa; and secondly, that we will hear witnesses beginning now who are interested in the subject of American Samoa; and thirdly, that our hearings will go over from today when we have finished today, to 10 o'clock on Friday, February 17. At that time there will be heard representatives of the Department of Defense, the Department of Interior, and the Department of Labor.

Now, it is contemplated that we may be in session a considerable portion of the day, Friday. We will begin at 10 o'clock. It depends on how long it takes us to finish.

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