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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
H. R. 10527, H. R. 10770, H. R. 10847, H. R. 11048,
H. R. 11216, and H. R. 11264
BILLS TO AMEND THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ACT,
AS AMENDED, SO AS TO EQUALIZE RIGHTS IN THE
DISTRIBUTION OF IDENTIFIED MERCHANDISE
APRIL 29, 30, MAY 1, 6, AND 7, 1958
Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
OREN HARRIS, Arkansas, Chairman JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey PETER F. MACK, JR., Illinois
JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota KENNETH A. ROBERTS, Alabama
ROBERT HALE, Maine MORGAN M. MOULDER, Missouri
JOHN W. HESELTON, Massachusetts HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan ISIDORE DOLLINGER, New York
JOHN V. BEAMER, Indiana WALTER ROGERS, Texas
WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Minois MARTIN DIES, Texas
ALVIN R. BUSH, Pennsylvania SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland
PAUL F. SCHENCK, Ohio JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia
JOSEPH L. CARRIGG, Pennsylvania TORBERT MACDONALD, Massachusetts STEVEN B. DEROUNIAN, New York GEORGE M. RHODES, Pennsylvania J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma
WILLIAM H. AVERY, Kansas LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York
BRUCE AI GER, Texas
JOHN E. MOSS, California
WILL E. NEAL, West Virginia
JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan
J. CARLTON LOSER, Tennessee
W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
KENNETH J. PAINTER, Assistant Clerk
SAM G. SPAL
MARTIN W. CUNNINGHAM
SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND FINANCE
PETER F. MACK, JR., Illinois, Chairman MORGAN M. MOULDER, Missouri
JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan ISIDORE DOLLINGER, New York
JOHN V. BEAMER, Indiana JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma
WILLIAM H. AVERY, Kansas
JOHN E. MOSS, California
BRUCE ALGER, Texas
Text of -
H. R. 10527
H. R. 11216.
Report of -
Agriculture Department -
Bureau of the Budget--
Abramowitz, Emil, president, Bronx County Pharmaceutical Associa-
Akerman, Alex, Jr., Washington, D. C.
Ashley, Hon. Thomas L., a Representative in Congress from the State
Bissell, M. R., II, president, Bissell Carpet Sweeper Co.
Bockovac, Joseph L., Kensington, Md...
Burger, George J., vice president, National Federation of Independent
Calamia, Eric, managing director, Retail Tobacco Dealers of America,
Caldwell, James R., president, Rubbermaid, Inc.
Carretta, Albert A., on behalf of National Audio-Visual Association..
Despres, Jean, executive vice president, Coty, Inc.
Dressler, John, executive secretary, New Jersey Gasoline Retailers
Association and Allied Trades, Inc.-
Fisher, Paul C., president and owner, Fisher Pen Co..
Fleischaker, Joseph, president, National Appliance and Radio-TV
Fort, Charles F., president, Food Town Ethical Pharmacies, Inc.
Foulkrod, S. Walter, Jr., counsel, Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical
Franzoni, F. Royce, chairman, committee on legislation, American
Friedel, Hon. Samuel N., a Representative in Congress from the
State of Maryland..
Graeff Carl E., president, National Retail Hardware Association-
Greenberg, Emil, general counsel, Pharmaceutical Society of the
State of New York.
Gwynne, Hon. John W., Chairman, Federal Trade Commission.
Herman, Edward S., associate professor of economics, Pennsylvania
Hubbell, John W., vice president, Simmons Co.
Incardona, Joseph, president, Malt Beverage Distributors of Penn-
Kimbriel, Harry A., executive vice president, National Wholesale
Klamon, Joseph M., on behalf of Consumers' Federation of St. Louis
and St. Louis County,
Lee, Stewart M., chairman, department of economics and business
administration, Geneva College-
Macdonald, Hon. Torbert H., a Representative in Congress from
the State of Massachusetts.
MacLachlen, James A., professor of law, Harvard University.
Mashaw, William G., executive vice president, National Retail Hard-
McDevitt, Peggy, American Booksellers Association, Inc.
McEwen, Robert J., S. J., associate professor of economics, Boston
Mermey, Maurice, director, Bureau of Education on Fair Trade-
Nellis, Joseph L., National Association of Consumer Organizations,
Patterson, Hon. James T., a Representative in Congress from the
State of Connecticut..
Pelly, Hon. Thomas M., a Representative in Congress from the State
Plesser, David, Roslyn Heights, N. Y
Prentice, Dr. Howard A., executive vice president, Proprietary Asso-
Shutt, G. Marvin, secretary, National Sporting Goods Association.. 50
Smith, George F., president, Johnson and Johnson..
Teel, Forrest, executive vice president, Eli Lilly & Co.
Van Mell, Herman T., vice president and general counsel, Sunbeam
Waller, Herman S., legal counsel, National Association of Retail
355, 540, 571
Weigel, Stanley A., on behalf of California Pharmaceutical Associa-
Wilkinson, R. J., executive manager, Master Photo Dealers & Finishers
Wimmer, Ed, president, Forward America Publishing Guild, Inc., and
vice president, public relations director, National Federation of
Independent Business, Inc.--
Additional information submitted for the record by-
Adams, Walter, letter from, transmitting articles from Yale Law
American Farm Bureau Federation, statement of Matt Triggs,
assistant legislative director.--
Arnold, Schwinn and Co., letter from W. F. Stoeffhaas, vice president
and general manager..
Association of American Railroads, statement of..
Bureau of Education on Fair Trade:
Bankruptcies in the United States, 1953 to 1957, inclusive,
Letter from Maurice Mermey, director..
Total retail bankruptcies in United States, 1953 and 1957, table.. 40
California Pharmaceutical Association:
Excerpts from article by Louis D. Brandeis, from Harper's Weekly,
November 15, 1931
Letter from Cecil A. Stewart, executive secretary-
Carlston, Kenneth S., letter from.
Celler, Hon. Emanuel, letter from
Central Massachusetts Retail Association, Inc., letter from Sumner
Consumers' Federation of St. Louis and St. Louis County:
Are We Heading for a Federal Price-Fixing Law? from Consumer
Reports, May 1958.
Johnson, Mrs. Loretta, vice president...
Kerber, Mrs. Rose, member, executive board..
Consumers Information Bureau, letters from Thomas F. Hall, Jr.,
executive director :
Cooperative League of the U.S. A., letter from Wallace J. Campbell.. 652
Dale System, Inc., statement of Addison H. Verrill, president-
Davis, 0. L., letter from.---
District of Columbia Pharmaceutical Association, Inc., letter from
Harold C. Kinner, executive secretary--
Edenton, Bruce C., Jr., letter from.
Additional information submitted by-Continued
Fulda, Carl H., statement of -
General Electric Co., statement of housewares and radio receiver
General Federation of Women's Clubs, letter from Mrs. R. I. C. Prout,
Georgia Pharmaceutical Association, Inc., letter from Charles Hall
Evans, chairman, board of directors, transmitting resolution.----
Greenawalt's, letter from Earl C. Greenawalt, Sr., president.
Haring, Albert, letter from -
Herman, Edward S.: Free and Open Competition, from Stanford Law
Review, March 1957.-
Kansas Farm Bureau, letter from Clarence Rupp, director of research..
Machlup, Fritz, statement of ...
MacLachlen, James A., letter from..
Macy, R. H., & Co., statement of
Masters, Inc., statement of Stephen Masters, president.
McEwen, Robert J.:
Growing Concern, from American Druggist, December 30, 1957--
Retailers Battle To Keep Sales Up, by William M. Freeman, from
New York Times, April 13, 1955-
Small Grocers Keep a Foothold, by James J. Nagle, from New
York Times, March 16, 1958.
National Association of Retail Clothiers & Furnishers, statement of
Louis Rothschild, executive director
National Association of Retail Druggists, letter from Herman S.
Waller, transmitting statement_
National Association of Tobacco Distributors, Inc., statement of
Chester Inwald, general counsel.
National Congress of Petroleum Retailers, Inc., statement of William
D. Snow, general counsel.
New York State Bar Association, letter from Charles Wesley Dunn,
chairman, section on antitrust law..
Pharmaceutical Society of the State of New York, statement of
Nicholas S. Gesoalde, executive secretary-
Rawlings, Charles T., letter from..
Rostow, Eugene V., letter from..
Simmons Co., letter from Howard C. Heinz.