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SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTIETH CONGRESS
SECOND SESSION

ON
H. R. 6202 and H. R. 6249
BILLS TO BROADEN THE COOPERATIVE SYSTEM AS
ESTABLISHED IN THE ACT OF MAY 8, 1914, AND
ACTS SUPPLEMENTAL THERETO, BY PROVIDING FOR
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK BETWEEN COL-
LEGES RECEIVING THE BENEFITS OF THIS ACT AND
THE ACTS OF JULY 2, 1862, AND AUGUST 30, 1890, AND
OTHER QUALIFIED COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND
RESEARCH AGENCIES, AND THE UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

HEARINGS HELD AT WASHINGTON, D. C.
APRIL 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 27, AND

MAY 19, 1948

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

FRED A. HARTLEY, JR., New Jersey, Chairman GERALD W. LANDIS, Indiana

JOHN LESINSKI, Michigan CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan

GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina EDWARD O. MCCOWEN, Ohio

AUGUSTINE B. KELLEY, Pennsylvania MAX SCHWABE, Missouri

0. C. FISHER, Texas SAMUEL K. MCCONNELL, JR., Pennsylvania ADAM C. POWELL, JR., New York RALPH W. GWINN, New York

JOHN S. WOOD, Georgia ELLSWORTH B. BUCK, New York

RAY J. MADDEN, Indiana WALTER E. BREHM, Ohio

ARTHUR G. KLEIN, New York WINT SMITH, Kansas

JOHN F. KENNEDY, Massachusetts CHARLES J. KERSTEN, Wisconsin

WINGATE H. LUCAS, Texas
GEORGE MACKINNON, Minnesota
THOMAS L. OWENS, Illinois
CARROLL D. KEARNS, Pennsylvania
RICHARD M. NIXON, California

W. MANLY SHEPPARD, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 14MEASURES RELATING TO EDUCATION GENERALLY

EDWARD O. MCCOWEN, Ohio, Chairman GERALD W. LANDIS, Indiana

JOHN LESINSKI, Michigan MAX SCHWABE, Missouri

GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina RALPH W. GWINN, New York

ADAM C. POWELL, JR., New York WALTER E. BREHM, Ohio

JOHN F. KENNEDY, Massachusetts THOMAS L. OWENS, Illinois CARROLL D. KEARNS, Pennsylvania

FRANK S. MCARTHUR, Professional Staff

CONTENTS

LIST OF WITNESSES

Page
Borchardt, Selma, vice president and Washington representative, Ameri-
can Federation of Teachers, Washington, D. C-----

--- 157-166
Brooks, Earl, secretary and associate professor, New York State School of

Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y---- 166–179

Coit, Eleanor G., director, American Labor Education Service, New York,

N. Y

209-215

Connors, John D., director, Workers' Education Bureau of America, New

York, N. Y---

112-120

Eby, Kermit, director of education and research, Congress of Industrial

Organizations, Washington, D. C--

66-77

Elder, Arthur A., director, Workers Educational Service, University of
Michigan, Detroit, Mich.--

191–193, 329–356
Fernbach, Frank L., vice chairman, National Committee for the Extension
of Labor Education, Washington, D. C----

52–60, 80–90, 298–305
Griffiths, Dr. H. M., representing the National Economic Council of New
York, New York, N. Y.

280_293
Hedges, Marion H., secretary-treasurer, National Committee for the Ex-
tension of Labor Education, Washington, D. C--

46-52

Johnson, W. D., vice president and national legislative representative,

Order of Railway Conductors, Washington, D. C-------

78–79

Keller, J. O., assistant to the president, Pennsylvania State College,
State College, Pa----

259-280

Madden, Hon. Ray J., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Indiana

1-10

Mason, Walter J., national legislative representative, American Federa-

tion of Labor, Washington, D. C---

95-109

Miller, Spencer, adjunct professor of industrial relations, New York

University-

179–190

Rafsky, William L., director of education, American Federation of Hosiery,

Workers, Philadelphia, Pa----

135-138

Sifton, Paul, national legislative representative, United Auto Workers,

CIO, Washington, D. C.--

215_257

Smith, Hilda W., chairman, National Committee for the Extension of

Labor Education, Washington, D. C-------

30–45, 356-371

Starr, Mark, educational director, International Ladies' Garment Work-
ers' Union, New York, N. Y_-

90-94

Stricker, Adam K., Jr., of personnel staff of General Motors Corp., Detroit,

Mich-

307-329

Tollefson, Hon. Thor C., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Washington.-

11-30, 292, 293–298

Verdier, Harry H., Jr., executive secretary, Philadelphia Foremen's Club;

executive secretary, Eastern Pennsylvania Foreman's Clubs Association;

and industrial secretary, YMCA of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa--- 202–208
Ware, Dr. Caroline F., Vienna, Va., professor at Howard University
School of Social Work..

120–134
Wilson, M. L., director, Extension Service, United States Department of
Agriculture, Washington, D. C__.

--- 194–202

Woodward, Carl R., president, Rhode Island State College, Kingston,

R. I.--

139_157, 168

III

INDEX

Page
Account of statement made by Adam K. Stricker, Jr., to Samuel Jacobs__- 336
Advisory Committee for Study of Labor Education in Universities :
Conclusions of, excerpts from.

125, 126, 127
List of inembers of.--

12+125
Aiken, Hon. George D., chairman of Senate Subcommittee on Education :
Letter from-
Compton, Arthur, of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo-

224
Connor, Gerald J., secretary, Catholic Labor Guild of Boston,
Mass_

224
Taylor, George W., professor of industry, Wharton School, Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, and colleagues_

226–227

Witte, Edwin E., chairman, department of economics, University

of Wisconsin

225-226

Testimony on S. 1390, before Senate subcommittee, excerpt from--- 14-15
Allen, Dr. Raymond B., president, University of Washington, statement of, 13-14
All Members of Congress, letter to, from Clinton S. Golden, labor adviser,

American Mission for Aid to Greece --

American Council on Education, Washington, D. C., letter to Hon. Fred A.
Hartley, Jr.---

299

American Federation of Labor :

Resolution No. 63, on Labor Extension Service, adopted at 1947 con-

vention

112-113

Statement of Thomas G. Walters in behalf of Government Employes
Council of the--

371-372
Americans for Democratic Action, Washington, D. C., letter to Hon. Fred A.
Hartley, Jr-----

375

Antiunion movie, complaint relative to showing of..

339-340

Articles from—

Economics of Inflation (UAW-CIO pamphlet).

312–314

Executive's Labor Letter, entitled “The Labor Trend”.

58–60

Knickerbocker Press [Albany, N. Y], entitled “Union Stewards

Get University Training on Company's Time":

177-178

Steel, entitled “Training Labor Leaders”.

57-58

Berdecia, Fernando Sierra, Commission of Labor, Puerto Rico, letter to

House Committee on Education and Labor--

226

Borchardt, Selma, statement and testimony of -

157-166

Bradley, Phillips, director, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations,

University of Illinois, letter to Hon. Fred A. Hartley, Jr.-

225

Brooks, Earl, statement and testimony of-----

166–179

Article from Knickerbocker Press [Albany, N. Y.] entitled “Union

Stewards ... Get University Training on Company's Time”--- 177–178

Comments of labor-union officials who have attended extension classes
at Cornell University------

176-177

Editorial in Elmira Star-Gazette entitled "Labor and Management

Will Profit by Study”.

176

Letter to Dean Martin P. Catherwood, from Robert N. Denham, general

counsel, National Labor Relations Board---

179

Number of registrations, New York State School of Industrial Rela-

tions, September 1946–March 1948..

177

Brown, Harvey W., president, International Association of Machinists,

statement of

239-243

Catherwood, Dean Martin P., of New York State School of Industrial and

Labor Relations, letter from Robert N. Denham, general counsel, Na-
tional Labor Relations Board.

179

Christman, Elisabeth, secretary-treasurer, National Women's Trade Union

League of America, statement of ---

244-246

Coit, Eleanor G., statement and testimony of-

209–215

Comment by Hilda W. Smith relative to "1931,” a play by Paul and Claire

Sifton

358, 360

Comments of labor-union officials who have attended extension classes at
Cornell University-

--- 176-177

Page

Committee on Education and Labor, letter from Fernando Sierra Berdečia,

Commissioner of Labor, Puerto Rico ----

226

Communications Workers of America :
Resolution adopted at 1947 convention of..

373
Statement of Sylvia B. Gottlieb on behalf of_

372-373

Complaint relative to showing of antiunion movie.

339–340

Compton, Arthur H., of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., letter to

Hon. George D. Aiken.

224

Conclusions of Advisory Committee for Study of Labor Education in

Universities, excerpts from---

125, 126, 127

Congress of Industrial Organizations:

Resolution No. 38, adopted at 1946 convention of.

70

Statement of Philip Murray in behalf of H. R. 6202

70–74

Connor, Gerald, Jr., secretary, Catholic Labor Guild of Boston, Mass., let-

ter to Hon. George D. Aiken----

224

Connors, John D., statement and testimony of---

112-120
Resolution No. 63, adopted by AFL 1947 convention.

112-113
Contributions received by the National Committee for the Extension of
Labor Education in behalf of S. 1390, etc., statement of...

51-52
"Corporations Take More Than Their Share of National Income,” article
from Economics of Inflation (UAW-CIO pamphlet) entitled-

314

Corsi, Edward, industrial commissioner, department of labor, State of

New York, letter to Hilda W. Smith--

226

Davis, William, former chairman of National War Labor Board and direc-

tor of economic stabilization, excerpt from statement before Senate

subcommittee.

235-236

Denham, Robert N., general counsel, National Labor Relations Board,

letter to Dean Martin P. Catherwood, of New York State School of In-

dustrial and Labor Relations -

179

Eaton, Cyrus, chairman of the board, Portsmouth Steel Corp., Cleveland,

Ohio, statement to Senate subcommittee_

227

Eby, Kermit, statement and testimony of_

66-77

Resolution No. 38, adopted by CIO 1946 convention---

70

Statement of Philip Murray, president, Congress of Industrial Organi-

zations, in behalf of the labor extension bill.

70–74

Economics of Inflation (CIO pamphlet), articles from, entitled-

"Corporations Take More Than Their Share of National Income". 314

"Prices Are Going Higher, Wage Increase or No”.

312

“When Corporations Say Production, They Mean Profits".

313

Editorial from—

Elmira Star-Gazette, entitled “Labor and Management Will Profit by

Study"

176

Washington Post, entitled “Labor Education”.

220-221

Elder, Arthur A., statement and testimony of_---

191-193, 329–356

Account of statement made by Adam K. Stricker, Jr., to Samuel Jacobs_ 336

Complaint relative to showing of antiunion movies_

339-340

Letter to Senator Taft and Representative Hartley from Alexander G.

Ruthven, president, University of Michigan---

354

Memo to Everett J. Soop relative to work of Workers Educational

Service---

334 335

Elmira Star-Gazette, editorial entitled “Labor and Management Will Profit

by Study”.

176

Enslavement of workers, quotation from Abraham Lincoln relative to-- 310

Excerpts from—

Conclusions of Advisory Committee for Study of Labor Education in

Universities_-

125, 126, 127

Letter from Senator Irving Ives to unnamed addressee-

248

Letter to Hilda W. Smith from Senator A. H. Vandenberg-

248

Radio speech of Representative Tollefson---

283, 292

St'tement of William Davis, former chairman of National War Labor

Board and director of economic stabilization, before Senate sub-

committee

235-236

Testimony on S. 1390 by Senators Vandenberg, Aiken, Ives, Thomas,
Hill, and Morse, before Senate subcommittee..

14, 15
Statement of Prof. Edwin E. Witte, of University of Wisconsin-- 32, 253, 254
Executive's Labor Letter, article in, entitled “The Labor Trend". 58-60

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