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BEIRUT AGREEMENTS

UNIVERS,

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STANFORD

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JUL 1966

BEFORE THE

GOV'T

HEARINGS
COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANSVISION
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 8664 and H.R. 15271
BILLS TO IMPLEMENT THE AGREEMENT ON THE IMPOR-
TATION OF EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND CULTURAL
MATERIALS, OPENED FOR SIGNATURE AT LAKE SUCCESS
ON NOVEMBER 22, 1950 (THE FLORENCE AGREEMENT);

AND

H.J. Res. 688

TO GIVE EFFECT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR FACILITATING
THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCULATION OF VISUAL AND AUDI-
TORY MATERIALS OF AN EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND
CULTURAL CHARACTER, APPROVED AT BEIRUT IN 1948

JUNE 6 AND 7, 1966

Printed for use of the Committee on Ways and Means

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

64-216

WASHINGTON : 1966

See

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

WILBUR D. MILLS, Arkansas, Chairman CECIL R. KING, California

JOHN W. BYRNES, Wisconsin HALE BOGGS, Louisiana

THOMAS B. CURTIS, Missouri EUGENE J. KEOGH, New York

JAMES B. UTT, California FRANK M. KARSTEN, Missouri

JACKSON E. BETTS, Ohio A. S. HERLONG, JR., Florida

HERMAN T. SCHNEEBELI, Pennsylvania JOHN C. WATTS, Kentucky

HAROLD R. COLLIER, Illinois AL ULLMAN, Oregon

JOEL T. BROYHILL, Virginia
JAMES A. BURKE, Massachusetts

JAMES F. BATTIN, Montana
CLARK W. THOMPSON, Texas
MARTHA W. GRIFFITHS, Michigan
W. PAT JENNINGS, Virginia
GEORGE M. RHODES, Pennsylvania
DAN ROSTENKOWSKI, Illinois
PHIL M. LANDRUM, Georgia
CHARLES A. VANIK, Ohio
RICHARD H. FULTON, Tennessee

LEO H. IRWIN, Chief Counsel
JOHN M. MARTIN, Jr., Assistant Chief Counsel

WILLIAM H. QUEALY, Minority Counsel
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CONTENTS

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Press release dated May 26, 1966, announcing public hearings on H.R. 8664

and H.R. 15271, bills to implement the Florence Agreement, and House

Joint Resolution 688, a bill to implement the Beirut Agreement.
Text of H.R. 8664 and H.R. 15271,
Text of House Joint Resolution 688.

Executive communication dated May 28, 1965, from Hon. Dean Rusk,

Secretary of State, addressed to Hon. John W. McCormack, Speaker of

the House of Representatives, forwarding a draft bill to implement the

Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific, and Cultural

Materials, of November 22, 1950.

Letter dated May 4, 1966, from Hon. Douglas MacArthur II, Assistant

Secretary for Congressional Relations, to Chairman Mills, with Analysis

of Florence Agreement Implementing Legislation (H.R. 8664) attached -

Text of the Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific, and

Cultural Materials (Florence Agreement)---

Executive communication dated August 20, 1965, from Hon. Burnett

Anderson, Acting Director, U.S. Information Agency, to Hon. John W.

McCormack, Speaker of the House of Representatives, transmitting a

draft joint resolution to give effect to the Agreement for Facilitating

the International Circulation of Visual and Ăuditory Materials of an

Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Character, approved at Beirut in

1948, an analysis of the provisions of the proposed joint resolution, and

the text of the agreement

Text of Agreement for Facilitating the International Circulation of Visual

and Auditory Materials of an Educational, Scientific, and Cultural

Character (Beirut Agreement).

Departmental reports:

Health, Education, and Welfare, Department of, report dated June 8,

1966, from Hon. Wilbur J. Cohen, Under Secretary, to Chairman

Mills on H.R. 8664.

Health, Education, and Welfare, Department of, report dated June 9,

1966, from Hon. Wilbur J. Cohen, Under Secretary, to Chairman

Mills on House Joint Resolution 688..

Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations, Executive

Office of the President report dated June 3, 1966, from Hon. Chris-

tian A. Herter, Special Representative, to Chairman Mills on

H.R. 8664..

Treasury Department, Office of the General Counsel report dated

June 8, 1966, from Fred B. Smith, General Counsel, to Chairman

Mills on H.R. 15271.

U.S. Tariff Commission memorandum on H.R. 8664.

STATEMENTS BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Commerce, Department of, Hon. James F. Collins, Deputy Assistant

Secretary for Domestic Business Policy

Librarian of Congress, Hon. L. Quincy Mumford..

State, Department of:

Frankel, Dr. Charles, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational

and Cultural Affairs..

Allen, George V., Director, Foreign Service Institute.--

U.S. Information Agency, Hon. Leonard H. Marks, Director...

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STATEMENTS BY PUBLIC WITNESSES

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American Association of Physics Teachers, Prof. Harald C. Jensen, chair- Pago
man, Committee on Apparatus for Educational Institutions.

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American Book Publishers Council and American Textbook Publishers

Institute, joint Washington office, Robert W. Frase, director.-- 70, 106

American Council on Education, Randall M. Whaley, chancellor, Univer-

sity of Missouri.--

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American Library Association, Verner W. Clapp--

96

American Textbook Publishers Institute and American Book Publishers

Council, joint Washington office, Robert W. Frase, director---

70, 106

Association of American Colleges, Randall M. Whaley, chancellor, Univer-

sity of Missouri..

Benton, Hon. William, U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO, and publisher,

Encyclopaedia Britannica....

70

Book Manufacturers' Institute, Inc., James H. French, attorney.

101

Clapp, Verner W., American Library Association -

96

Committee for a National Trade Policy, David J. Steinberg, secretary and

chief economist -

99

Council on International Non-Theatrical Film Events, Thomas W. Hope,

vice president--

223

Devine, C. Robert, chairman, International Committee, Magazine Pub-

lishers Association, Inc.-

Dunn, Donald M., director, E. Leitz, Inc.--

142

Encyclopaedia Britannica, Hon. William Benton, publisher, and U.S.

Ambassador to UNESCO..

70

Feist, Leonard, Music Publishers' Committee on Federal Relations-

152
Frase, Robert W., director, joint Washington office, American Book Pub-
lishers Council and American Textbook Publishers Institute.

70, 106

French, James H., attorney, Book Manufacturers' Institute, Inc..

101

Hope, Thomas W., vice president, Council on International Non-Theatrical
Film Events.

223

Hyer, Dr. Anna, executive secretary, Department of Audio-Visual Instruc-

tion, National Education Association --

225

International Allied Printing Trades Association, O. R. Strackbein..

135
Jensen, Prof. Harald C., chairman, Committee on Apparatus for Educa-
tional Institutions, American Association of Physics Teachers--

215
Joerger, David J., Scientific Apparatus Makers Association.

155

Keller, Emil, vice president, E. Leitz, Inc.---

142

Land, 'H. A., Siemens America, Inc., and Picker X-Ray Corp-

217

Lawrence, George, secretary, Scientific Apparatus Makers Association -- 155

Leitz, E. Inc.:

Dunn, Donald M., director.

142

Keller, Emil, vice president-

142

Scarff, James G., executive vice president--

142

McCauley, Alfred R., Scientific Apparatus Makers Association.--

155

Magazine Publishers Association, Inc., C. Robert Devine, chairman,

International Committee

132

Music Publishers' Committee on Federal Relations, Leonard Feist_

152

National Association of State Universities & Land-Grant Colleges, Randall
M. Whaley, chancellor, University of Missouri --

67
National Education Association, Dr. Anna Hyer, executive secretary,
Department of Audio-Visual Instruction.--

225
Picker X-Ray Corp., and Siemens America, Inc., H. A. Land.

217
Scarff, James G., executive vice president, E. Leitz, Inc.-

142

Scientific Apparatus Makers Association:

Joerger, David J..

155

Lawrence, George, secretary-

155

McCauley, Alfred R.

155

Siemens America, Inc., and Picker X-Ray Corp., H. A. Land.

217

Steinberg, David J., secretary and chief economist, Committee for a
National Trade Policy --

99
Strackbein, O. R., International Allied Printing Trades Association.-

135

UNESCO, Hon. William Benton, U.S. Ambassador to, and publishers,

Encyclopaedia Britannica---

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MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

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Air Transport Association of America, Leo Seybold, vice president, Federal

Affairs, letter dated June 10, 1966, to Chairman Mills.

American Association of University Professors, William P. Fidler, general

secretary, letter dated June 6, 1966, to Chairman Mills.

American Book Publishers Council, Inc., and American Textbook Pub-

lishers Institute, Robert W. Frase, director, joint Washington office,

letter dated June 7, 1966, to Leo H. Irwin, chief counsel, Committee on

Ways and Means, enclosing analysis of the export-import balance on

books, entitled “The Manufacturing Clause--The Economic Case

for Repeal”

American Council of Learned Societies, Frederick Burkhardt, president,

letter dated June 2, 1966, to Chairman Mills..

American Library Association, Verner W. Clapp, resolution by --

American Textbook Publishers Institute, and American Book Publishers

Council, Inc., Robert W. Frase, director, joint Washington office, letter

dated June 7, 1966, to Leo H. Irwin, chief counsel, Committee on Ways

and Means, enclosing analysis of the export-import balance on books,

entitled “The Manufacturing Clause-The Economic Case for Repeal”.

Anderson, Thomas F., senior member and professor of biophysics, Univer-

sity of Pennsylvania, Institute for Cancer Research, letter dated June 10,

1966, to Chairman Mills..
Association of American University Presses, Inc., Chester Kerr, president,

letter dated June 3, 1966, to Chairman Mills.-

Authors League of America, Inc., Irwin Karp, counsel, letter dated June 9,

1966, to Chairman Mills.--
Burkhardt, Frederick, president, American Council of Learned Societies,

letter dated June 2, 1966, to Chai an Mills.

Canadian Embassy, aide memoire, with covering letter dated June 2, 1966,

from Douglas MacArthur II, Assistant Secretary for Congressional

Relations, Department of State, to Chairman Mills

Clapp, Verner W., resolution by American Library Association.
Coates, Vincent j., director, Distributor Products Department, Perkin-

Elmer Corp., letter dated June 6, 1966, to Chairman Mills---

College English Association, Donald A. Sears, professor of English, Howard

University and executive secretary, statement-

Curtis, Hon. Thomas B., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Missouri, memoranda on Florence and Beirut Agreements---
Dunn, Donald M., director, E. Leitz, Inc., supplemental statement re-

garding what other signatory countries are doing in the way of legislation

implementing the Florence Agreement and their procedures thereunder--
Feist, Leonard, Music Publishers' Committee on Federal Relations,

National Music Council resolution on the Florence Agreement.
Fidler, William P., general secretary, American Association of University

Professors, letter dated June 6, 1966, to Chairman Mills ---
Frase, Robert W., director, joint Washington office, American Book Pub-

lishers Council, Inc., and American Textbook Publishers Institute, letter
dated June 7, 1966, to Leo H. Irwin, chief counsel, Committee on Ways
and Means, enclosing analysis of the export-import balance on books,

entitled “The Manufacturing Clause The Economic Case for Repeal”.
German Embassy, aide memoire, with covering letter dated June 14, 1966,

from Douglas MacArthur II, Assistant Secretary for Congressional

Relations, Department of State, to Chairman Mills
Institute for Cancer Research, Thomas F. Anderson, senior Member and

Professor of biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, letter dated June 10,

1966, to Chairman Mills.
Kaminstein, Abraham L., Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress,

letter dated June 6, 1966, to Chairman Mills.
Karp, Irwin, counsel, Authors League of America, Inc., letter dated June 9,

1966, to Chairman Mills....

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