Congressional Edition Volume 5554

Congressional Edition Volume 5554

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...given on pages 7 and 8, which shows other comparisons, which I submit for your consideration. The organization which I represent asks one thing only--an even chance in our home market. From the tables that are submitted it is apparent that with a tariff of 75 per cent the merchandise stock values of the average inventory would have to be in excess of onehalf of the total inventory before the American manufacturer will be able to deliver the goods at a price equal to the prices quoted by the foreign manufacturer. I thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Crumpacker. The paper manufacturing industry in this country is quite extensive, is it not? I mean the manufactures of paper? Mr. Blanchard. Yes, sir. Mr. Crumpacker. Do you want an increase in the duty? Mr. Blanchard. No, sir. Mr. Crumpacker. What are you asking for? Mr. Blanchard. We are asking for an increase in the duty on printed matter, under section 403, reading " Books of all kinds, including blank books and pamphlets and engravings bound or unbound," etc. Mr. Crumpacker. And printed matter? Mr. Blanchard. Yes. Mr. Crumpacker. What is the ad valorem duty now? Mr. Blanchard. Twenty-five per cent on some items; free list on some others. Mr. Crumpacker. Is it a large industry in the United States now? Mr. Blanchard. It is an industry which in 1905, according to the census reports, amounted to $180,000,000. Mr. Crumpacker. It is a prosperous industry? Mr. Blanchard. The prosperity is measured by the total and bulk of business. Mr. Crumpacker. You mentioned wages in this country and in Germany. That was mentioned by several of the gentlemen who have given testimony on the subject. It would seem that the rate of wages in this country is about four times as high as the rate in Germany for the more

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