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UNIFORM SYSTEM OF BANKRUPTCY

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 3866

A BILL TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO
ESTABLISH A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF BANKRUPTCY
THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES," APPROVED
JULY 1, 1898, AND ACTS AMENDATORY THERE-

OF AND SUPPLEMENTARY THERETO

APRIL 12 AND 13, 1932

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

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GEORGE W. NORRIS, Nebraska, Chairman WILLIAM E. BORAH, Idaho.

HENRY F. ASHURST, Arizona. ARTHUR R. ROBINSON, Indiana.

THOMAS J. WALSH, Montana. JOHN J. BLAINE, Wisconsin.

WILLIAM H. KING, Utah. CHARLES W. WATERMAN, Colorado.

HUBERT D. STEPHENS, Mississippi. DANIEL O, HASTINGS, Delaware.

C. C. DILL, Washington. FELIX HEBERT, Rhode Island.

SAM G. BRATTON, New Mexico. THOMAS D. SCHALL, Minnesota.

HUGO L. BLACK, Alabama.
WARREN R. AUSTIN, Vermont.

M. M. NEELY, West Virginia,
JOHN P. ROBERTSON, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON S. 3866

DANIEL O. HASTINGS, Delaware, Chairman FELIX HEBERT, Rhode Island,

SAM G. BRATTON, New Mexico. II

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UNIFORM SYSTEM OF BANKRUPTCY

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1932

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10 o'clock a. m. in the room of the Committee on the Judiciary, Capitol, Senator Daniel 0. Hastings presiding.

Present: Senators Hastings (chairman), Herbert, and Bratton. • The subcommittee had under consideration the uniform system of bankruptcy bill, S. 386.

Senator HASTINGS. I should like to state, and I would appreciate it if the newspapers would carefully report the fact, that many protests have been received by the committee urging postponement of these hearings for at least 30 days, and the committee desires all of such protestants to understand that they shall not be cut off from a hearing.

The hearings will probably last several weeks, and if we should finish with the persons who appear here we will postpone, from time to time, until everybody, within reason, has had an opportunity to be heard, and certainly ample notice will be given before the hearings are closed.

Senator COPELAND. Mr. Chairman, may I say in that connection that I came over on purpose to tell you that the Onondaga County Bar Association, at Syracuse, and the Erie County Bar Association, at Buffalo, have asked for a postponement for 30 days.

Senator HASTINGS. I must have a couple of hundred telegrams on my desk.

Senator COPELAND. As I understand the matter, the hearings will be continued for some time now, and ample notice will be given to these bar associations so they may be heard ?

Senator HASTINGS. If we get through in six weeks I think we will be lucky.

Senator COPELAND. Thank you very much.

Mr. Cook. What form of notice is contemplated being sent? Is it a written notice to all of those who have asked to be notified of the hearings?

Senator HASTINGS, I suppose that would be a practicable proposition, but, on the other hand, if we gave that notice, everybody coming in response to that notice would feel they ought to he heard at that particular time. I think that all that is necessary is just to state publicly that the hearings will be had at certain times, and then let the witnesses take their chances at having to wait over until the next day, and so on.

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