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DATES OF HEARINGS

March 23, 1965 March 24, 1965. March 25, 1965. March 29, 1965. March 30, 1965March 31, 1965. April 1, 1965. April 2, 1965. April 5, 1965.

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CONTENTS

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Statement of -

March 23, 24, 25, 1965:

Hon. Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, Attorney General of the United

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States.

8

March 29, 1965:

Charles J. Bloch, attorney at law, Macon, Ga.---

251

March 30, 1965:

Judge Leander H. Perez, Plaquemines Parish, La----

305

March 31, 1965:

A. Ross Eckler, Acting Director, Bureau of the Census.

587

John W. Macy, Jr., Chairman, Civil Service Commission.

605

Paul Rogers, Jr., assistant attorney general of the State of

Georgia.

615

April 1, 1965:

Robert Y. Button, attorney general of the State Virginia.- 639, 696

Frederick T. Gray, former attorney general of the State of Vir-

ginia..

710

James J. Kilpatrick, editor, Richmond News-Leader, Richmond,

Va., and vice chairman, Virginia Commission on Constitutional

Government...

Hon. John J. Sparkman, a U.S. Senator from the State of Ala-

bama...

625

Thomas J. Watkins, attorney at law, Jackson, Miss...

664

April 2, 1965:

T. Wade Bruton, attorney general of the State of North Caro-

lina...

775

Frank Mizell, attorney at law, representing the registrars of the

State of Alabama, accompanied by Eli Howell, attorney, Mont-

gomery, Ala..

729

April 5, 1965:

- Hon. John Stennis, a U.S. Senator from the State of Mississippi. 804

Hon. Strom Thurmond, a U.S. Senator from the State of South

Carolina...

833

Hon. John J. Williams, a U.S. Senator from the State of Dela-

ware.

799

Statements submitted by-

Hon. Harry F. Byrd, a U.S. Senator from the State of Virginia --- 977

Hon. William A. Egan, Governor, State of Alaska -

988

Hon. Hiram L. Fong, á U.S. Senator from the State of Hawaii.

189

Albert P. Gallinghouse, registrar of voters, parish of Orleans, La ---- 1000

W. B. Hicks, Jr., executive secretary, Liberty Lobby, Washington,

D.C.

991

Hon. Lister Hill, a U.S. Senator from the State of Alabama.

981

Hon. Richard J. Hughes, Governor, State of New Jersey

583

Hon. Edward V. Long, a U.S. Senator from the State of Missouri. 4

Hon. George McGovern, a U.S. Senator from the State of South

Dakota

984

Walter P. Reuther, president, United Auto Workers -

994

Hon. A. Willis Robertson, a Ú.S. Senator from the State of Virginia .. 985

Hon. Hugh Scott, a U.S. Senator from the State of Pennsylvania... 6

Thomas A. Skornia, chairman, Marin, Calif., Democratic Assembly -- 1002

Irby Turner, Jr., attorney at law, Belzoni, Miss., and member of the

the Mississippi State Legislature.

990

Roy Wilkins, National Association for the Advancement of Colored

1004

Sidney Zagri, legislative counsel, International Brotherhood of

Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen & Helpers of America -- 996

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EXHIBITS
Copy of S. 1564..
Estimates on voting as of November 1, 1964, as prepared by the Bureau of

the Census, and submitted by Attorney General Katzenbach...

Prosecutions brought by the Justice Department listed by States under 18

U.S.C. 241, 242

Voter qualifications of different States at the time the 15th amendment was

submitted.

Editorial, “An Immoral Law,” from the Wall Street Journal, dated March

22, 1965.

Editorial, “A Question of Perversion,” from the Wall Street Journal, dated

March 24, 1965...

Civil service laws that will apply to examiners appointed under section 4(a)

of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.--

Letter dated April 2, 1965, addressed to Hon. James 0. Eastland from

Attorney General Katzenbach, re commentary on S. 1517-

Lassiter v. Northampton County Board of Elections, 360 U.S. 45.

Williams y. Mississippi, 170 U.S. 213.

Guinn and Beal v. United States, 238 U.S. 347.

Article, “LBJ's Voting Bill Strafed by Lake”.

William Alston, et al. v. L. M. Butts, et al. (elections registration, North

Carolina).

Supplemental memorandum prepared by Charles J. Bloch with respect to

section 9 of S. 1564..

The following were submitted for the record by Judge Leander Perez:

(1) US v. Mary Ethel Fox, Registrar of Voters, Plaquemines Parish,

Louisiana

Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

“Is the NAACP Subversive?”' as prepared by the Patrick Henry

Group, Richmond, Va

(4) "Activities in the Southern States," speech by Senator Eastland

from the Congressional Record dated May 25, 1961..

(5-A) “Highlander Folk School,” prepared by Georgia Commission

on Education.

(5-B) “Baptist Bible Tribune,” dated January 31, 1964.

(5-C) “Common Sense,” dated November 1, 1960-

(6) "Whither Solid South?”' a study in politics and race relations, by

Charles Wallace Collins.--

(7) Excerpts, Herndon v. Lowry, 301 U.S. 242.

(7-A) Pages 95–107 from the booklet “The Joint Legislative Com-

mittee on Un-American Activities,” prepared by the State of

Louisiana.---

(8) Booklet entitled "American Negro Problems”.

The following were submitted for the record by Hon. Sam J. Ervin, Jr.:

(1) Letter dated March 29, 1965, from Hon. John Sparkman.

(2) Editorial, “A Speech and a Bill,” from the Charlotte News dated

March 16, 1965.-

(3) Article, "Voting Bill 'Piles Wrong on Wrong'," by James J. Kil-

patrick printed in the Evening Star of March 25, 1965.-

(4) “The Voting Bill,” an editorial in the Evening Star of March 19,

1965...

(5) “Question Lingers on Voting Bill” by Richard Wilson, printed in

the Evening Star of March 24, 1965..

(6) “Vote Test Here Simple, and Same for Everyone,” an article by

Bill Wright printed in the Fayetteville Observer of March 23,

1965..

(6–A) Military personnel, dependents, and civilians working on mili-

tary installations in four North Carolina counties..

(7) Editorial, “Illogical Is the Word,” from the Evening Star dated

March 26, 1965.-

(8) Letter dated March 26, 1965, addressed to Hon. Sam J. Ervin,

Jr., from William Joslin, chairman, State board of elections,

Raleigh, N.C..

(9) Editorial, "Special Laws and Blanket Indictments," from the

Greensboro Daily News, dated March 23, 1965.

(10) Article,“Vote Bill Won't End Protests,” from the Evening

Star..

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The following were submitted for the record by Hon. Sam J. Ervin, Jr.-

Continued

(11) Editorial, 'Debating the Rights Bill," from the Evening Star of Page

March 29, 1965.-

503

(12) Editorial, "İncongruities in the Drama,” from the Wall Street

Journal dated March 25, 1965..

504

(13) Letter dated March 25, 1965, from Thomas F. Butt, chancellor,

and probate judge, State of Arkansas.-

554

(14) Editorial from the National Observer of March 29, 1965-

557

(15) Article, “Your Vote," by John Chamberlain, as printed in the

Evening Star of March 25, 1965----

558

(16) Editorial, ”“LBJ's Voting Bill Ignores Basic Law of Democracy,”

from the Nashville Graphic of March 18, 1965.--

559

417) Article, “But Vote Bill Does Need Analysis," by A. T. Burch,

from the Chicago Daily News of March 26, 1965.-

559

Louisiana v. United States, the Supreme Court of the United States, de-

cided March 8, 1965...

566

Telegram dated March 20, 1965, addressed to Hon. John T. Connor,

Secretary of Commerce, from Hon. James O. Eastland.

584

Letter dated March 22, 1965, addressed to Hon. James O. Eastland from

Hon. John T. Connor...

585

Telegram dated March 20, 1965, addressed to Hon. A. Ross Eckler,

Director, Bureau of the Census.--

585

Letter dated March 23, 1965, addressed to Hon. James 0. Eastland from

Hon. A. Ross Eckler, enclosing table showing by States the estimated

population of voting age as of November 1, 1964

586

Letter dated April 2, 1965, addressed to Hon. James O. Eastland from Hon.

A. Ross Eckler, enclosing compilation of voting figures for six States

(Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Vir-

ginia).

849

Letter dated April 6, 1965, addressed to Hon. James 0. Eastland from

Hon. A. Ross Eckler, enclosing compilation of voting figures for the

remaining 44 States..-

870

Negro registration in certain Virginia counties, submitted by Mr. James J.

Kilpatrick

634

Copy of statement of Attorney General Robert Y. Button, of Virginia,

before the House Judiciary Committee.

706

Application for registration in the State of Virginia -

716

" Right To Vote," by Kenneth Crawford, as printed in Newsweek maga-
zine, March 1, 1965..--

731

Applications for registration in the State of Alabama, submitted by

Senator Edward M. Kennedy--

754

Application for registration in the State of Alabama, submitted by Mr.
Mizell

762

New York State regents literacy test.

766

Alabama registration and voting statistics.

771

Report of 50 North Carolina counties on voting and literacy test statistics -- 787

Instructions for registration in Mecklenburg County, N.C.

792

North Carolina literacy test..

794

New Hanover County, N.C., board of elections literacy test-

795

Amendment to S. 1564 intended to be proposed by Mr. Williams of Dela-

799

Amendment to S. 1564 intended to be proposed by Mr. Williams of Dela-

799

Editorial, "Voting Discrimination" as printed in the Evening Star of

April 4, 1965..

844

Letter dated April 7, 1965, addressed to Mr. Joseph A. Davis, chief clerk,

Senate Judiciary Committee, fro Clarence Mitchell, Washington

bureau, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.... 1004

Analysis of educational facilities afforded to Negroes and white in the

State of Mississippi...-

1017

In the State of Louisiana.

1103

In Sumter County, Ala-

1161

1964 Status report of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of

Justice...

1175

A compendium of various tables of statistics and other data relating to S.
1564.

1456

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