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Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina, Chairman
RALPH W. GWINN, New York
CARROLL D. KEARNS, Pennsylvania
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
ORVIN B. FJARE, Montana
FRED G. HUSSEY, Chief Clerk
JOHN O. GRAHAM, Minority Clerk
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
Derrickson, Russell C., chief investigator, Committee on Education
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of States; Dwight Cramer,
Moore, William D., Jr., Van Camp Co., Terminal Island, Calif., and
Nixon, Lt. Col. Perry E., Procurement Policy Division, Director of
Procurement Production, Headquarters, United States Air Force_- 138
Yeomans, William L., United States Department of the Interior----- 82, 140
Bills, documents, letters, etc.-Continued
Keesing, Prof. Felix M., Stanford University --
MINIMUM WAGES IN CERTAIN TERRITORIES, POSSESSIONS, AND OVERSEA AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1956
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
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.