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Text of S. 205..

Text of H. R. 2840..

Reports:

Bureau of the Budget---

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare--

Statements:

Aiken, Hon. George D., United States Senator from the State of

Vermont...

Allott, Hon. Gordon, United States Senator from the State of

Colorado...

Bequet, Neva, president, Washington Library Association.

Bible, Hon. Alan, United States Senator from the State of Nevada.-

Brown, Robert, Hamilton, Ohio.--

Burdick, Harriet Forbes, president, New Jersey Library Association..

Campbell, Wallace J., director, Washington office, Cooperative League

of the U. S. A.

Carr, William G., executive secretary, National Education Associa-

tion...

Chait, Williams, president, Michigan Library Association.

Chapman, Gilbert W., National Book Committee, Inc.

Cook, Olan V., president, North Carolina Library Association.

Culbertson, Katheryn C., regional librarian, Watauga Regional Li-

brary, East Tennessee State College, Johnson City, Tenn..

Doerschuk, Ernest E., Jr., president, Pennsylvania Library Associa-

tion.

Fulbright, Hon. J. W., United States Senator from the State of Arkan-

Hodgson, James G., president, Colorado Library Association

Homes, Nellie M., president, Missouri Library Association..

Hoyal, Mrs. Margaret J., president, Texas Library Association..

Kideney, Mrs. James W., chairman, legislative program committee,

American Association of University Women.

McDonough, Roger H., direetor, New Jersey State Library-

Mueller, Dr. Kate Herner, chairman, education committee, Ameri-

can Association of University Women.

National Farmers Union...

Oboler, Eli M., president, Pacific Northwest Library Association ---

Osland, Mrs. Geneneve, legislation assistant, General Federation of

Women's Clubs...

Richards, John S., president, American Library Association...

Sexton, Brendan, education director, United Automobile, Aircraft,

Agricultural Implement Workers of America..

Wallace, Mrs. George, Fitchburg, Mass...

Walton, Virginia, president, Montana State Library Association....

Letters and telegrams:

Belknap, Helen R., secretary, Delware Library Association, to Hon.

Lister Hill, April 20, 1956.

Bingham, Mrs. Barry, Glenview, Ky., to chairman, May 22, 1956..

Byrnes, Mrs. Hazel Webster, director, State library commission,

North Dakota Library Association, to chairman, May 22, 1956..

Colburn, Edwin B., secretary-treasurer, Council of National Library

Associations, to chairman, May 22, 1956----

Dennis, Catherine T., president, American Home Economics Associa-

tion, to chairman, May 22, 1956

Dodd, Dorothy, president, Florida Library Association, Tallahassee,

Fla., to chairman, May 21, 1956..

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Letters and telegrams-Continued

Drennan, Henry, president, Oregon Library Association, to chairman,

May 21, 1956

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Edmonds, Cecil, national director, Arkansas Jaycees, to Hon. Lister

Hill, May 21, 1956..

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Fayer, Mrs. Margaret L., president, Vermont Library Association, to

chairman, May 21, 1956.

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Ferguson, Elizabeth, chairman, Council of National Library Associa-

tions, to Hon. Lister Hill, April 19, 1956.-

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Foy, Bernard L., president, Tennessee Library Association, to chair-

man, May 21, 1956...

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Fulbright, Hon. J. W., to Hon. Lister Hill, February 25, 1955, trans-

mitting resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas - 38

Gould, Samuel B., president, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio,

to chairman, May 21, 1956.

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Halvorson, Lloyd Č., economist, the National Grange, to chairman,

May 22, 1956..

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Hertel, John, Fairplay, Colo., to Hon. Gordon Allott, January 25,

1956---

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Humphry, James, III, president, Maine Library Association, to

chairman, May 21, 1956...

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Jacobs, Mrs. Alma S., librarian, Great Falls, Mont., to chairman,

May 22, 1956.-

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Jefferson, Ruth, associate secretary, Association for Childhood Educa-

tion International, to chairman, May 21, 1956.--

Jenkins, Mrs. Clifford N., national chairman of legislation of the

National Congress Parents and Teachers, to chairman, May 22,

1956..

Judd, Jim W., Denver, Colo, to Hon. Gordon Allott, February 2,

1956.--

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Kellam, W. P., president, Georgia Library Association, to chairman,

May 22, 1956

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Kideney, Mrs. James W., legislative program committee chairman,

American Association of University Women, to Hon. Lister Hill,,
March 30, 1956.-

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LaBounty, Maxine, president, division of libraries for children and

young people, American Library Association, to chairman, May 22,
1956..

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Land, Miss Ray, president, Virginia Library Association, to chairman,
May 21, 1956, transmitting statement-

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Love, Mary, president, Mississippi Library Association, to committee,

May 19, 1956.

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Mallon, Rev. Vincent, executive secretary, Catholic Library Associa-

tion, to chairman, May 23, 1956.

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McBirney, Ruth, president, Idaho State Library Association, Boise,

Idaho, to chairman, May 22, 1956

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Milligan, Frank, president, Iowa Library Association, to chairman,

May 20, 1956.-

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Moreland, George B., president, Maryland Library Association.-

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Mueller, Kate Herner, education committee chairman, American

Association of University Women, to Hon. Lister Hill, March 30,
1956.-

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Nistenderk, Verna, president, library extension section, public libraries

division, American Library Association, to chairman, May 21, 1956..

Peck, Irene S., executive secretary, New Mexico State Library Com-

mission, to Hon. Dennis Chavez, January 21, 1955, and enclosure.-- 47

Reedy, Ruth Clark, president, Louisiana Library Association, to
chairman, May 22, 1956-

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Reid, Ed E., executive director, Alabama League of Municipalities,
to chairman, May 21, 1956..

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Roysworth, Willa M., past president, Alabama Library Association,
Montgomery, Ala., to chairman, May 19, 1956-

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Rush, N. Ordwin, president, Mountain Plains Library Association,
Laramie, Wyo., to Hon. Lester Hill, May 19, 1956

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Sandoe, Mildred W., president, public libraries division, American

Library Association, to chairman, May 22, 1956, transmitting

statement

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Letters and telegrams—Continued

Sepin, Gladys S., president, Ohio Library Association, to chairman,

May 21, 1956.
Settlemire, Claude L., president, Kansas Library Association, to

committee
Shubert, Joseph F., president, Nevada Library Association, to chair-

man, May 19, 1956.. Stratton, John B., president, Oklahoma Library Association, to

chairman, May 22, 1956. Sullivan, Richard J., president, Massachusetts Library Association,

to chairman, May 19, 1956. Sweasy, Mrs. J. R., president, Minnesota Library Association, to

chairman, May 19, 1956.-Thomas, Robert, president, North Dakota Library Association, to

chairman, May 22, 1956.-Thompson, Alice B., Federal Coordinator for the Connecticut Library

Association, New Haven, Conn., to chairman, May 21, 1956.-
Thurow, Gertrude R., president, Wisconsin Library Association, to

chairman, May 22, 1956, transmitting statement-
Traynor, J. Frank, president, Library Trustees Foundation of New

York State, to Hon. Lester Hill, May 22, 1956..
Vaughan, Dorothy M., president, New Hampshire Library Associa-

tion, to chairman, May 19, 1956..
Vickers, Lucile F., president, South Dakota Library Association, to

chairman, May 21, 1956, and enclosure_
Vosper, Robert, president, Association of College and Reference

Libraries, to chairman, May 21, 1956.-
Wright, Mrs. Marjorie P., Oklahoma, Agricultural and Mechanical

College, to Hon. George Smathers, May 11, 1956.-

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LIBRARY SERVICES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1956

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION OF THE
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a. m., in the Old Supreme Court Chamber, United States Capitol, Senator James E. Murray presiding.

Present: Senators Murray, Hill, and Smith of New Jersey.

Also present: Committee staff members Steward E. McClure, John E. Forsythe, William G. Reidy, Michael Bernstein, and Mary Di Dio.

Senator MURRAY. The hearing will come to order, please. This hearing has been scheduled to take testimony relating to the Library Services bill, S. 205. This measure was introduced by my esteemed colleague, Senator Lister Hill, for himself and 12 other Senators.

The cosponsors of this measure are Senators George Aiken, Paul Douglas, Henry Jackson, Mike Mansfield, Frank Carlson, Irving Ives, William Langer, Dennis Chavez, Matthew Neely, Herbert Lehman, James Eastland, and Estes Kefauver.

Since the introduction, four other Senators have asked that their names be added as cosponsors: Olin Johnston, J. W. Fulbright, Gordon Allott, and Clifford Case. To that list, I want to add

my own name. I should like to mention briefly Lister Hill's long time interest in this legislation. In March 1946, he introduced the public library demonstration bill. The bill was favorably reported by this committee, but it was passed over on the Consent Calendar. The following year, he reintroduced the bill and George Aiken joined him as a cosponsor.

In 1948 the bill passed the Senate, but did not reach the House floor. Again in 1949, the bill was introduced by Senators Hill and Aiken. The bill reached the Consent Calendar but was passed over when the House defeated it by 3 votes. The bill was completely revised and became the Library Services bill.

It has been introduced in each Congress since then. Twice more this committee favorably reported the bill, but the failure of the House to act caused the Senate bill to be passed over on the Consent Calendar. I am pleased to be able to say that Senator Hill and Senator Murray voted for the bill every time it came to a committee vote.

On May 8, the House passed the Library Services bill, H. R. 2840, by a voice vote with a good majority. This is the action we have been awaiting.

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