Excerpt from Cost of Living: Joint Hearings Before the Committees on Agriculture and Forestry, Congress of the United States, Sixty-Sixth Congress, Second Session, on Cost of Living, Wednesday, January 28, 1920The committees this day met in jointMoreExcerpt from Cost of Living: Joint Hearings Before the Committees on Agriculture and Forestry, Congress of the United States, Sixty-Sixth Congress, Second Session, on Cost of Living, Wednesday, January 28, 1920The committees this day met in joint session, at the hearing room of the House committee, at 10 oclock a.m., Hon.
Gilbert N. Haugen (chairman of the House committee) presiding.Chairman Haugen. The committee will come to order. We have with us this morning members of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry of the Senate. The committees have met in joint session in order to hear a number of gentlemen who desire to present their views on certain legislation, more especially, I believe, legislation bearing upon the cost of living.This being a joint meeting of the Senate and House committees I will request Senator Gronna to preside over the meeting.Representative Rainby.
Mr. Chairman, just for a moment, the cause of the Chicago delegation waiting on this committee was occasioned by a visit that Congressman Juul and myself made while in Chicago, being invited over before the city council and we accepted the invitation. The Committee on Health at that time had under discussion the question of the high cost of living, one that has aggravated not only the city of Chicago but our great country. They suggested that at a later date they might desire to come on to Washington and lay before this committee some information and data they had gathered.
We signified our willingness to arrange everything for them, and I now take occasion on behalf of Congressman Juul and myself to thank the Chairman and the members of this committee for the opportunity given the representatives from Chicago to be heard.I understand that the scope of their committee has been enlarged, and that some health officers and men interested in this question have joined them.
Therefore, there are people here from all over the country.The Chicago contingent is headed by Dr. Robertson, the Commissioner of Public Health, who has associated with him Mr. Russell J. Poole, the Director of the Bureau of Foods, Markets, and Farm Products, of Chicago, and the legal expose or analysis of the situation will be presented by Judge lies, of Chicago.
I think the committee has arranged for Dr. Robertson, Mr. Poole, and Alderman Fetzer, who is chairman of the committee, to be heard. Whatever other arrangement they have at the time I think they will be glad to inform the committee.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.
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