Investigation of the Trade Practices of Big Scale Retail and Wholesale Buying and Selling Organizations: Hearings Before the Special Committee on Investigation American Retail Federation, House of Representatives, Seventy-fourth Congress, First Session

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Page 1 - House is sitting, has recessed, or has adjourned, to hold such hearings, to require the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers, and documents, and to take such testimony, as it deems necessary.
Page 1 - Congress, to employ such clerical and other assistants, to require by subpena or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers, and documents, to administer such oaths, to take such testimony, and to make such expenditures, as it deems advisable.
Page 1 - ... to require, by subpena or otherwise, the attendance of such witnesses and the pro•duction of such books, papers, and documents, to administer such oaths, and to take such testimony, as it deems advisable. The...
Page 69 - As a mode of defense autobiography is a failure; it too often confirms the old saying, that a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
Page 151 - W ashington, a weekly newspaper? Mr. KIRSTEIN. A newspaper? The CHAIRMAN. Yes; in connection with your work? Mr. KIRSTEIN. No. The CHAIRMAN. Or magazine? Mr. KIRSTEIN. No. The CHAIRMAN. The extent of your publicity was to talk about employing a man for publicity purposes? Mr. KIRSTEIN. I didn't get the question. The CHAIRMAN. I say, the only extent to which you went in the matter of publicity was to talk about employing someone who was a good newspaper man? Mr. KIRSTEIN. Yes. The CHAIRMAN. And who...
Page 3 - The CHAIRMAN. How many units have they? Mr. LOGAN. Slightly under 4,000, to my recollection. The CHAIRMAN. Who owns the Safeway Stores? Mr. LOGAN. I think the Safeway Stores are incorporated. The CHAIRMAN. Who are the principal owners? Mr. LOGAN. That I cannot tell you, sir. I do not know the answer. I would be very glad to tell you if I did. I do not know ; I have not a record of their stockholders. I do not have the stockholders' list and have never seen one, to my knowledge.
Page 117 - Whereas it is apparent that said American Retail Federation is organized for the purpose of increasing the profits of big business, through lobbying tactics, designed to prevent small businesses from securing competitive opportunities equal to those enjoyed by corporations representing vast aggregations of capital; and Whereas it is apparent that the achievement of any or all of the purposes of said American Retail Federation will react to the detriment of the farmer, the wage earner...
Page 83 - Regional or State organizations will be eligible only when generally representative of retailing within the region or State, and provided such regional or State organiz'ation complies with the minimum standards of service to its membership as determined by the board of trustees of this corporation.
Page 119 - Congress through direct and subversive lobbying activities, as well as through coercing hundreds of thousands of underpaid employees throughout the Nation to flood the respective Members of the United States Congress with letters, petitions, and propaganda designed to improperly and untruthfully represent the public sentiment of the respective constituencies of said Members of the Congress," is without foundation. There is nothing whatever in the record or in the facts to prove any intention whatever...
Page 25 - Whereas the Associated Press on April 16, 1935, and the New York Times of April 17, 1935, reported that a superlobby to be known as the "American Retail Federation" was recently formed to promote the business of chain stores throughout the United States and to influence the actions of Members of Congress with reference to legislation affecting chain stores and their holding companies; and Whereas one Louis E.