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. 1922 Excerpt: ...What is your business? Mr. Harmon. I am the executive in charge of the offices of the association. The Chairman. That association represents ...Read MoreThis 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. 1922 Excerpt: ...What is your business? Mr. Harmon. I am the executive in charge of the offices of the association. The Chairman. That association represents all the manufacturers of Connecticut? Mr. Harmon. It has about 800 manufacturers of the State and is thoroughly representative of the industries of the State. The Chairman. You may proceed with any statement you have to make to the committee. Mr. Harmon. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, I desire for a moment to call your attention to the fact that the Manufacturers' Association of Connecticut believe the American valuation is essential for ade quate protection of Connecticut industries. That has been expressed through formal vote of the executive committee and board of directors. Senator Mclean.. What was that vote based upon? Was there a referendum on the question? Mr. Harmon. It was discussed in our meetings, it was the subject of discussion in our association bulletins, but we did not conduct a formal referendum. Senator Mclean. Was there any opposition that you know of? Mr. Harmon. No, sir. I will point out that Connecticut is a highly industrialized State, and that it is a very good cross section of American industry, and among our members are some manufacturers who have large importing interests and whose views on that question differ from those of the majority. The association is made up of some 800 manufacturing establishments in the State, which last year employed more than a quarter of a million men and women, and its combined aggregate capitalization is nearly $1,000,000,000. The question of American valuation of imported goods has been before them for several months, and as individuals, in local groups, and through the trade associations, they have supported the action of the State association in favor of the Am...Read Less
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