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FEDERAL AID FOR LIBRARY SERVICE

IN RURAL AREAS

41.5. Congress. House

HEARINGS

4 JUL - 8
Copy-----1955

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

Bills to Promote the Further Development of

Public Library Service in Rural Areas

HEARINGS HELD AT WASHINGTON, D. C.

MAY 25, 26, AND 27, 1955

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

55-01516

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

63164

WASHINGTON : 1955

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina, Chairman
AUGUSTINE B. KELLEY, Pennsylvania SAMUEL K. MCCONNELL, JR., Pennsylvania
ADAM C. POWELL, JR., New York

RALPH W. GWINN, New York
CLEVELAND M. BAILEY, West Virginia WINT SMITH, Kansas
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky

CARROLL D. KEARNS, Pennsylvania
ROY W. WIER, Minnesota

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 2D, New York EDITH GREEN, Oregon

PETER FRELINGHUYSEN, JR., New Jersey JAMES ROOSEVELT, California

SAM COON, Oregon
HERBERT ZELENKO, New York

ORVIN B. FJARE, Montana
HARRIS M. McDOWELL, JR., Delaware
FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey
STEWART L. UDALL, Arizona

FRED G. HUSSDY, Chief Clerk
JOHN O. GRAHAM, Minority Clerlo
EDWARD A. MCCABE, General Counsel
RUSSELL C. DERRICKSON, Chief Investigator

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL AID FOR LIBRARY SERVICE IN RURAL AREAS

PHIL M. LANDRUM, Georgia, Chairman LEE METCALF, Montana

SAM COON, Oregon EDITH GREEN, Oregon

ORVIN B. FJARE, Montana

II

Cours

CONTENTS

Statement of

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Bailey, Hon. Cleveland M., a Representative in Congress from the

State of West Virginia..

59

Baily, Harold J., first vice-president, trustees section, public libraries

division, American Library Association.

116

Bingham, Mrs. Barry, chairman of the Kentucky bookmobile project

and chairman of the governor's advisory commission to the library

extension division.-

139, 143

Brownell, Dr. S. M., United States Commissioner of Education.- 75

Brownson, Hon. Charles B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Indiana --

132

Bull, Mrs. F. L., on behalf of the Maryland Council of Homemakers. 201
Campbell, Wallace J., director, Washington office, Cooperative League
of the Únited States of America...

186

Chaney, Mrs. Clara Mae, Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County, Md.- 204

Dawson, Howard A., director of rural service, National Education

Association, executive secretary, department of rural education, Na-

tional Education Association, and executive secretary, National

Conference of County and Rural Area Superintendents of Schools --

152

Elliott, Hon. Carl, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Alabama

3

'arrell, Sallie, field representative, Louisiana State Library, Baton
Rouge, La---

193
ray, Mrs. Edward R., member, Washington committee on legislation,
National Congress of Parents and Teachers.-

189
Griffiths, Hon. Martha W., a Representative in Congress from the
State of Michigan

18

Hacker, Harold S., director, Rochester Public Library, Rochester,

N. Y.-

167

Hall, Mrs. Zippa L., chairman, citizens' committee of the Kansas Li-
brary Association --

121

Hamilton, Frances, executive secretary, Association for Childhood

Education International, Washington, D. C-----

197

Harris, M. M., editor of the San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Tex_- 90

Hartz, Mrs. A. Paul, Waverly, Va., legislative chairman, General Fed-

eration of Women's Clubs

119

Hays, Hon. Brooks, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Arkansas.

173

Johnson, Reuben, legislative assistant, National Farmers Union

191
Leigh, Robert D., member of the graduate faculty, Columbia Uni-
versity, and
dean of the Library School.-

111
Lemke, The Reverend Andrew B., minister, First Congregational
Church, Allegan, Mich.

105
McKay, Mrs. Mildred, director of the New Hampshire State Library
and president of the National Association of State Libraries --

87
McKnight, Dr. R. B., Charlotte, N. C., Library Commission.-

124
Merrow, Hon. Chester E., a Representative in Congress from the
State of New Hampshire

62
Moore, Mrs. Kay B., Whortonsville, N. C.

198

Moore, Mrs. Merlin M., chairman, Arkansas Library Commission,

Little Rock, Ark.

175, 217

Mumford, L. Quincy, Librarian of Congress.

84

Pelissier, Mrs. Raymond, Arlington, Va., member, American Associa-

tion of University Women.

163

Pilkerton, Norman A., Jr., student, Margaret Brent High School,

Leonardtown, Md.; also Louis Guy Knott, Mary Rose Payne, and
Marian Pilkerton, Leonardtown, Md..

157

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Statement of.-Continued

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Richards, John, director, Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Wash., and

president-elect, American Library Association -

22

Robsion, Hon. John M., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Kentucky---

143

Schacter, Harry W., president, Banner-Whitehill Corp. of Indian-

apolis.

132

Smith, Hon. Frank E., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Mississippi.

1

Thompson, Hon. Frank, Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New Jersey -

129

Thompson, Hon. Ruth, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Michigan

103

Turner, Mrs. Marie R., Jackson, Ky., superintendent of schools,

Breathitt County, Ky--

147

Letters, prepared statements, articles, etc.-

A Slanted Guide to Library Selections, article from Jan. 14, 1952, issue

of the Freeman..

241

Additional funds needed to meet $1.50 minimum, chart.

29

Agriculture and Libraries, article from American Library Association

Bulletin..

13

Albert, Hon. Carl, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Oklahoma.

99

Allotments to States under Library Services Act for fiscal year ending

June 30, 1956, together with related data-

53

American Association of School Librarians.

66

American Coalition --

261

American Home Economics Association...

219

Appleby, Paul H., director of the budget, State of New York-

227

Ashley, Hon. Thomas L., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Ohio..

160

Bean, Arthur E., Department of Administration, State of New

Hampshire

229

Bennett, G. L., deputy State librarian, State of Colorado.

250

Berry, Hon. E. Y., a Representative in Congress from the State of

South Dakota -

205

Berry, M. L., president, Mississippi Library Association

2

Bills, list of, proposing library service-

56

Bixby, William H., budget commissioner, Commonwealth of Massa-

chusetts---

233

Boling, Edward J., director of the budget, State of Tennessee-

237

Bolton, Hon. Frances P., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Ohio.--

16

Book Burning, How the Librarians Do It, article from Human Events. 263
Botsford, W. S., secretary, Library Commission, State of Wisconsin--- 248
Boysworth, Willa, president, Alabama Library Association.

5, 267
Bradley, A. M., budget secretary, State of Pennsylvania --

234

Brewster, Mrs. George, Jr., president, South Dakota Library Asso-

ciation.

259

Bright, Mrs. A. L., president, National Association of Pro America - 240
Brown, K. E., West Virginia Library Commission.--.

62

Budge, Hon. Hamer H., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Idaho..

100

Burkhart, John, president, College Life Insurance Co..

239

Burkholder, Lucy, president, Kansas Library Association,

245

Butler, Florence W., Sioux City Library--

209

Cammack, Elizabeth, president, Louisiana Library Association - 259

Carter, Harriet I., extension division, Indiana State Library --

214

Chapman, Gilbert W., representing the National Book Committee--- 207

Chism, H. J., president, and J. F. Shubert, vice president, Nevada

Library Association -

254

Church, J. G., president, Utah Library Association.

255

Clark, Don, director of the budget, State of Indiana.

234
Clark, Helen M., Maryland State Department of Education.

214
Collins, C. C., Nevada State librarian..

70
Coy, Sallie E., chairman, government relations committee, and Walter
W. Curley, president, Rhode Island Library Association -

65
Day, N. J., president, Southeastern Library Association --

70
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, report to Committee
on Education and Labor on H. R. 1753 and H, R. 2861.

74

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Letters, prepared statements, articles, etc.—Continued

Faubus, Hon. 0. E., Gov rnor of the State of Arkansas..

Fayer, Mrs. M. L., president, Vermont Library Association---

Federal Aid to Public Libraries, extract from.

Fox, Charlesana, president, North Carolina Library Association,

letter and statement.

Foy, B. L., president, Tennessee Library Association.

Franklin, R. D., president, Ohio Library Association..

Fuller, Dr. Edgar, executive secretary, Council of Chief State School

Officers.

Gainer, D. L., director of the budget, State of West Virginia -

Gates, Catherine, president, Colorado Library Association.

Giezentanner, Marguerite, president, Illinois Library

. Association --

Gimlett, Mrs. I. G., president, Washington Association of Library

Trustees..

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

Gwinn, Hon. Ralph W., a Representative in Congress from the State

of New York.-

Hintz, C. W., president, Oregon Library Association.
Hovde, O. M., resident, Iowa Library Association..
Huber, Mary L., president, Maryland Library Association..,
Jenkins, Hon. Thomas A., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Ohio..
Johnson, A. M., State controller, State of Montana -
Johnson, Mrs. Dean, Buckhannon, W. Va--
Johnson, Paul C., president, American Country Life Association.
Joyner, L. Felix, deputy commissioner, Department of Finance,

Commonwealth of Kentucky ----

Kee, Hon. Elizabeth, a Representative in Congress from the State

of West Virginia-

Landers, F. M., director, Department of Administration, State of

Michigan.-

LeCompte, Hon. Karl M., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Iowa..

Library service in Kentucky, information re Kentucky tax for

library support.--

Long, John R., mayor, Springfield, Tenn.

Lord, Ellen, president Nebraska Library Association...

Low, Edmon, Oklahoma A. and M. College, Stillwater, Okla_

Lybeck, C. G., president, North Dakota Library Association.

McCarthy, Hon. Eugené J., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Minnesota -

McDonald, Marguerita, secretary, Montana State Library Associa-

tion --

McDonough, Roger H., Department of Education, State of New

Jersey-
McGregor, W. B., assistant budget director, State of Missouri.
McKay, M. B., secretary, South Dakota Library Commission.
Marshall, C. F., secretary, Reno (Nev.) YMCA---
Martin, Mrs. A. B., president, Oklahoma Library Association..
Martin, Lillian I., chief accountant, Budget Commission, State of

Delaware.

Memorial of Arkansas Legislature..

Michigan, State of, map showing need for library facilities---

Miller, Hon. George P., a Representative in Congress from the State of

California.

Minimum standards of volumes per capita, as formulated by American

Library Association..

Mollohan, Hon. R. H., a Representative in Congress from the State

of West Virginia -

Morrison, Hon. J. H., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Louisiana.

Mullen, E. D., director, library service, State of Alabama -

Neath, Mrs. E. A., chairman, Montana Federation of Women's

Clubs.

Nix, Lucile, State Department of Education, Atlanta, Ga..

145

220

74

209

247

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