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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

OREN HARRIS, Arkansas, Ohairman
JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan
KENNETH A. ROBERTS, Alabama

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois HARLEY O. STAGGERS, West Virginia PAUL F. SCHENCK, Ohio WALTER ROGERS, Texas

J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland

MILTON W. GLENN, New Jersey TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York

HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts JOHN E. MOSS, California

WILLARD S. CURTIN, Pennsylvania JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

ABNER W. SIBAL, Connecticut PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska JAMES C. HEALEY, New York

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina
HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina DONALD G, BROTZMAN, Colorado
W. R. HULL, JR., Missouri 1
GILLIS W. LONG, Louisiana
LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California
J.J. PICKLE, Texas
ALBERT W. WATSON, South Carolina
FRED B. ROONEY, Pennsylvania

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
KENNETH J. PAINTER, A8sistant Clerk

Professional Staf

ANDREW STEVENSON
KURT BORCHARDT

SAM G. SPAL
GEORGE W. PERRY

WILLIAM J. DIXON

SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

KENNETH A. ROBERTS, Alabama, Chairman LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York

PAUL F. SCHENCK, Ohio PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota J. J. PICKLE, Texas

DONALD G. BROTZMAN, Colorado

i Resigned from committee June 2, 1964.

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CONTENTS

2

Hearings held on

Pago

May 26, 1964.

1
June 22, 1964.

155

Text of H.R. 8546.

2

Report on H.R. 8522 from-

Bureau of the Budget-

2

Health, Education, and Welfare Department..

2

Statement of-

Adams, Joseph P., representing International Chiropractors Associa-

tioncm

146

Anderson, Hon. John B., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Illinois

6

Ashmore, Hon. Robert T., a Representative in Congress from the

State of South Carolina..

13

Chapman, Dr. W. Judd, president, American Optometric Association. 19

Dorn, Hon. William Jennings Bryan, a Representative in Congress

from the State of South Carolina..

11

Ewalt, Dr. H. Ward, Jr., immediate past president, American Op-

tometric Association..

23

Fuqua, Hon. Don, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Florida..

18

Garmatz, Hon. Edward A., a Representative in ongress from the

State of Maryland.---

5

Grabowski, Hon. Bernard F., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Connecticut..

10

Hansen, Hon. Julia Butler, a Representative in Congress from the

State of Washington..

8

Heath, Dr. Gordon, president, Association of Schools and Colleges of

Optometry --

64

Leggett, Hon. Robert L., a Representative in Congress from the State

of California.--

Matsunaga, Hon. Spark M., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Hawaii..

12

Patman, Hon. Wright, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Texas..

3

Peterson, Dr. Paul Q. Associate Chief for Operations, Bureau of

State Services, Public Health Service, Department of Health, Edu-

cation, and Welfare.

148, 155

Robison, Hon. Howard W., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York.

9

St. Onge, Hon. William L., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Connecticut..

5

Shipley, Hon. George E., a Representative in Congress from the State
of Illinois.

7

Springer, Dr. Donald A., president, American Academy of Op-

tometry -

138

Thompson, lion. Frank, Jr., a Representative in Congress from the
State of New Jersey.

15

Thomson, Hon. Vernon W., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Wisconsin.

4

Trimble, Hon. James W., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Arkansas

14

Waldman, Dr. Nelson F., chairman, committee on vocational guidance,

American Optometric Association..

73

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Additional information submitted for the record by-

Alabama Optometric Association, letter from Dr. Franklin C. Minton, Page

president..

191

Alaska Optometric Association, telegram from Dr. E. E. Bach, presi-
dent..

186

American Medical Association, letter from Dr. F.J. L. Blasingame. 195

American Optometric Association:

Employment outlook for optometrists..

134

Licensed optometrists and certified ophthalmologists related to

the population of the United States, table..

34

Optometry seeks bright young men and women who are looking
for a rewarding, exciting professional career..

133
“Optometry's Role in Health Maintenance-A Study of Re-

ferrals,” from American Journal of Public Health, November
1961, by Dr. Galen F. Kintner.-

37

Scholarships in optometry, 1964–65.-

85

Statements with respect to importance of vision..

41-59

Vision and school achievement.

35

What is an optometrist?.

Your opportunity as a lady 0.D.

131

American Optometric Foundation, statement of Dr. Frank M.

Kitchell, senior vice president...

142

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, accredited schools

and colleges of optometry in the United States, their deans, and
year organized, table....

69
California Optometric Association, telegram from Dr. Bernard R.

Garrett, chairman, legislative committee, and Dr. G. Bradley
Barnes, president.

189

Chelf, Hon. Frank, letter from.

187

Florida Optometric Association, telegram from Dr. Paul M. Kessler,

president..

190

Georgia Optometric Association, letter from Dr. Wallis E. Reagin,

president.

194

Gross, Hon. H. R., letter from..

188

Harding, Hon. Ralph, letter from...

188

Hawaii Optometric Association, letter from Dr. Richard A. Johnson,

corresponding secretary-

12

Health, Education, and Welfare Department:

Letter from Dr. Luther L. Terry, Surgeon General..

172

Memorandum from Dr. Paul Q. Peterson, Assistant Surgeon

General, transmitting additional information...

173

Huddleston, Hon. George, Jr., letter from..

188

Idaho Optometric Association:

Letter from

Hibbard, Dr. C. P., president--

193

Schroeck, Dr. Peter G., secretary-treasurer.,

193

International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry, Inc.,

letter from Dr. Albert H. Rodriguez, president-

190

International Chiropractors Association, letter from Joseph P. Adams,

Washington, D.C., counsel.

146

Iowa Optometric Association, telegram from C. M. Long, president.. 189

Kansas Optometric Association, Inc., letter from Dr. E. D. Nelson,

president

196

Kentucky Optometric Association:
Telegram from,
Madden, Dr. B. W., president

187
Oliver, Dr. George I., administrative director

189

Maryland Optometric Association, Inc., telegram from Dr. B. A.

Saltysiak, president -

195

McIntire, Hon. Clifford G., letter from

185

Michigan Optometric Association, letter from Dr. Ralph M. Howard,

president..

188

New Mexico Optometric Association, telegram from Dr. L. O. Blevins,

president

196

North Dakota Optometric Association, letter from Dr. Kenneth L.

Benson, president.

196

Ohio State Board of Optometry, letter from J. T. Keith, president.. 190

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