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IMPORTATION OF FEED WHEAT

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HEARINGS Copy ----1953

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

) UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

IMPORTATION INTO THE UNITED STATES OF CANADIAN
WHEAT CLASSIFIED AS “WHEAT, UNFIT FOR HUMAN
CONSUMPTION," UNDER PARAGRAPH 729, TARIFF ACT

OF 1930

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PART 2

OCTOBER 8 AND 9, 1953—MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

OCTOBER 13 AND 14, 1953—GALVESTON, TEX.

U.S. Conetichet. Senate.

I’rinted for the use of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry,

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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont, Chairman
MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota

ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana
EDWARD J. THYE, Minnesota

CLYDE R. HOEY, North Carolina
BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa

OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina
KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota

SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, Florida
JOHN J. WILLIAMS, Delaware

CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico
ANDREW F. SCHOEPPEL, Kansas

JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi
HERMAN WELKER, Idaho

EARLE C. CLEMENTS, Kentucky
HARRY R. VARNEY, Chief of Staff

HARKER T. STANTON, Counsel
EDWARD P. GUINANE, Investigator
JAMES M. KENDALL, Chief Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE

EDWARD J. THYE, Minnesota, Chairman
MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota

ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana

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Statement and testimony of-

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Bachmann, John J., Chief, Accounting Investigation Division, Office

of Compliance and Investigation, Production and Marketing Ad-

ministration, United States Department of Agriculture ---

216,

292, 308, 339, 384, 540
Bailey, R. E., Gano Grain Corp., Fort Worth, Tex---

510

Barry, E. J., Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association, St. Paul,

Minn.

251

Brodtmann, S. L., assistant to the manager, Board of Commissioners
of the Port of New Orleans, New Orleans, La-

518, 526

Cannon, Lester J., general foreman, elevator B, Galveston wharves,

Galveston, Tex

444, 455

Carroll, D. O., assistant general foreman, elevator B, Galveston

wharves, Galveston, Tex..

432, 465

Cunningham, John P., Office of Compliance and Investigation, Pro-

duction and Marketing Administration, United States Department

of Agriculture, Dallas, Tex.-

334, 389, 468, 506, 538

Dodge, B. J., Hallet & Carey Co., Minneapolis, Minn.

195, 303
Funchess, W. F., Grain Branch, Production and Marketing Adminis-

tration, United States Department of Agriculture, Galveston, Tex.. 526
Henderson, Robert J., vice president and manager, Bunge Corp., Min-
neapolis, Minn.--

178, 245, 259, 325
Horan, Timothy P., assistant collector of customs, Minneapolis, Minn. 220,

231, 253

Kellogg, William G., president, Kellogg Milling Co., Minneapolis,

Minn...

168, 206, 218, 247

King, Kenneth, Office of Compliance and Investigation, Production

and Marketing Administration, United States Department of Agri-

culture, Chicago, Ill..

326
Kopecky, Vincent J., foreman, elevator B, Galveston wharves, Gal-
veston, Tex...

359
McGann, Mrs. Josie Meyer, head, export grain department, W. L.
Richeson & Sons, Inc., New Orleans, La.--

525

McGowen, George, counsel for Bunge Corp., New York, N. Y.

175,

224, 290

McLarty, Dr. E. Sinks, Galveston, Tex---

451

Moskovitz, Irving, counsel for Bunge Corp., New York, N. Y..

169,

257, 285

Mulloy, Walton F., manager, Bunge Corp., Kansas City, Mo.--

476

Nichols, Chester, counsel for Bunge Corp., Minneapolis, Minn.-

174,

224, 285, 293
Parrish, James E., chief clerk, Galveston wharves, Galveston, Tex.-- 372,

422, 440, 469

Perich, Stephen P., vice president, Stone Forwarding Co., Galveston,

Tex..

412, 434, 505, 536

Richeson, Lacy D., president, W. L. Richeson & Sons, Inc., New

Orleans, La

522

Sassman, George A., Hallet & Carey-Co., Duluth, Minn.

327
Svensson, Theodore W., Duluth;"Minn.-

274

Thornton, E. H., Sr., vice chairman and general manager, Galveston

wharves, Galveston, Tex.--

369, 440, 548

Thornton, E. H., Jr., counsel for Galveston wharves, Galveston, Tex. 431,

545

Vaughan, David C., assistant collector of customs, Duluth, Minn--- 255
Vosika, Walter J., general traffic manager, Hallet & Carey Co., Min-
neapolis, Minn.

203, 279, 295
Williams, Bryan S., counsel for Galveston wharves, Galveston, Tex_' 369, 394
Winters, C. J., New Orleans, La.

513

Pt.2

III

Page

183

Miscellaneous documents:

Letter, dated November 10, 1953, from Irving Moskovitz, counsel

for Bunge Corp., New York, relative to grain importations by

Bunge Corp. since 1948.

Letter, dated October 16, 1950, from collector of customs, Duluth,

Minn., to Bunge Corp., Minneapolis, relative to importation of feed

wheat

Excerpt from United States Department of Agriculture bulletin,

dated July 29, 1949, relative to exportation of domestic wheat and

wheat flour under the International Wheat Agreement...

Excerpt from Presidential proclamation on limitation of imports of

wheat and wheat flour..

Statement filed by committee staff relative to tax liability of foreign

individuals and corporations -

Excerpts from letter, dated May 14, 1951, by B. J. Dodge, Hallet &

Carey Co., Minneapolis, captioned “Memorandum of Southwest-

ern Trip by B. J. Dodge”.

Letter dated May 18, 1951, from Hallet & Carey Co., Minneapolis,

to Brackett Grain Co., Fort Worth, Tex., relative to sale of frost-

damaged wheat.

Letter, dated February 19, 1951, to Acme Milling Co., Oklahoma

City, Okla., from Hallet & Carey Co., Minneapolis, relative to

sample of imported wheat-

Letter, dated April 24, 1951, from Bunge Corp., New York, to Bunge

Corp., Minneapolis, relative to use of imported wheat.

Letter, dated May 8, 1951, from “R. G.,” Red Wing Milling Co., to

Hallet & Carey Co., Minneapolis, relative to wheat purchased from

Bunge.

Letter, dated May 3, 1951, from Hallet & Carey Co. to Red Wing

Milling Co., relative to frosted wheat for export.--

Letter, dated January 24, 1951, from Midwest Flour & Feed Co., St.

Louis, to Hallet & Carey Co., Minneapolis, relative to use of frost-

damaged wheat.

Letter, dated January 26, 1951, from Hallet & Carey Co. to Midwest

Flour & Feed Co., in reply to letter of January 24, 1951.-

Letter, dated May 1, 1951, from R. E. Bailey of Gano Grain Corp.,

Fort Worth, Tex., to Bunge Corp., Minneapolis, relative to ex-

portation of wheat imported from Canada and Dallas convention.-

Letter from W. G. Kellogg of Bunge Corp., to R. E. Bailey, in reply

to letter of May 1, 1951.-

Letter, dated May 9, 1951, to Kellogg Milling Co. from R. E. Bailey,

relative to mixing of Canadian wheat with domestic wheat.--

Letter, dated March 6, 1952, from W. G. Kellogg, Minneapolis, to

Willow B. Fox, New Orleans, La., offering 100,000 bushels of

Canadian wheat..

Letter, dated August 24, 1951, from Transit Grain Co., Fort Worth,

to Bunge Corp., Minneapolis, relative to duty on imported wheat--

Letter, dated August 23, 1951, from Bunge Corp., Minneapolis, to

Transit Grain Co., Fort Worth, relative to payment of duty on

wheat imported from Canada -

Letter, dated August 28, 1951, from Bunge Corp., Minneapolis, to

Transit Grain Co., Fort Worth, in reply to letter of August 24, 1951.

Letter, dated August 20, 1951, from Walter Vosika, Minneapolis, to

Hallet & Carey Co., Duluth, relative to wheat in bond and descrip-

tion of wheat.

Excerpt from Public Law 421, 81st Congress, relative to shipment of

wheat under the International Wheat Agreement...

Section 18.11 of Customs Regulations of 1943, relative to description

of merchandise for collection of duties---

Letter, dated September 5, 1951, from the assistant collector of cus-

toms, Minneapolis, to the collector of customs, New Orleans, rela-

tive to shipments of wheat imported from Canada..

Telegram, dated April 26, 1951, from the collector of customs, Du-

luth, to the Commissioner of Customs, Washington, D. C., relative

to large quantities of feed wheat being imported from Canada..

Telegram, dated April 30, 1951, from the collector of customs, Du-

luth, tó Hallet & Carey Co., Minneapolis, relative to importation

of wheat classified as "wheat, unfit for human consumption”.

Miscellaneous documents-Continued

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Bureau of Customs, Circular Letter No. 2852, dated June 24, 1953,

relative to description of wheat on all consumption, warehouse,

transportation, and export entries.

250

Telegram, dated January 17, 1951, from Theodore W. Svensson,

Duluth, Minn., to Bureau of Customs, Washington, D. C., relative

to use of imported wheat-

257

Telegram, dated January 19, 1951, from Bureau of Customs,

Washington, D. C., to Theodore W. Svensson, Duluth, Minn., in

reply to telegram of January 17, 1951.-

258

Letter, dated January 23, 1951, from assistant collector of customs,

Duluth, to Commissioner of Customs, Washington, D. C., relative to

reclassification of wheat for duty purposes.-

258

Letter, dated January 31, 1951, from the Bureau of Customs, Wash-

ington, to collector of customs, Duluth, in reply to letter of Janu-

ary 23, 1951..

258

Invoice filed in connection with dutiable customs entry No. 346,

dated June 28, 1951, by Theodore W. Svensson, Duluth, for Bunge

Corp., Minneapolis.

269

Invoice of wheat shipped by Hallet & Carey, Ltd., Winnipeg, Canada,

dated September 11, 1952-

273, 274

Transportation entry, dated April 23, 1951, for wheat imported by

Kellogg Milling Co., Duluth -

278

Copy of telegram, undated, from W. J. Vosika, Hallet & Carey, Ltd.,

Minneapolis, to Stone Forwarding Co., Houston, Tex., relative to

clearance from Bureau of Customs on use of imported wheat... 286

Interoffice memorandum Bunge Corp., Minneapolis, dated April 17,

1951, relative to grain trade understanding of use of imported wheat. 288

Letter, dated September 30, 1950, from Hallet & Carey Corp.,

Minneapolis, to Hubbard Milling Co., Mankato, Minn., relative to

samples of Canadian wheat..

305

Letter, dated September 5, 1951, from Stone Forwarding Co., Houston,

Tex., to Bunge Corp., New York, relative to shipment of imported

wheat on the steamship Poly Trader-

315

Letter, dated September 11, 1951, from Bunge Corp., New York, to

Stone Forwarding Co., Houston, in reply to letter of September 5,
1951.

317

Letter from Stone Forwarding Co., Houston, to Bunge Corp., New

York, in further reference to letters of September 5 and 11, 1951.- 317

Telegram, dated January 19, 1951, from Uhlmann Elevators Co., of

Texas, Fort Worth, Tex., to McNamara, Milne & Patrick, relative

to shipment of wheat on steamship Poly Trader--

318

Statement filed by E. H. Thornton, Sr., vice chairman and general

manager, Galveston wharves, Galveston, Tex...

400

Tabulation of personnel and salaries paid by the Stone Forwarding

Co., Galveston, 1949–52..

418

Affidavit by Dr. Martin L. Towler, Galveston, Tex., relative to the

health of David J. Sweeney -

453

Affidavit by Dr. E. Sinks McLarty and Dr. William A. Wilson III,

relative to the health of David J. Sweeney,

453

Confirmation of purchases by Bunge Corp., Kansas City, Mo.-

498,

499, 500, 501, 502, 503, 504

Letter, dated May 22, 1952, from the superintendent, New Orleans

public elevators, to Bunge Corp., New York, relative to the corpo-

ration's stock of wheat.

514

Letter filed by S. L. Brodtmann, assistant to the manager, Board of

Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, New Orleans, La----- 521

Supplementary statement filed by John J. Bachmann, chief, Account-

ing Investigation Division, Office of Compliance and Investigation,

Production and Marketing Administration United States Depart-

ment of Agriculture..

541

Telegram, dated November 26, 1952, from Bunge Corp., New York, to

Stone Forwarding Co., Galveston, relative to shipment of domestic

wheat to Brazil..

543

Letter, dated November 26, 1952, from Bunge Corp., New York,

to Stone Forwarding Co., Galveston, confirming the sending of

telegram of November 26, 1952.--.

544

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