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Eisenhower's State-of-the-Union speech. I have a copy of it and I hope that you will include it in the record, as it represents a composite of liberal-Democratic thinking at the end of '59 and the beginning of '60 in the United States. It's quite comprehensive.

About this time, in the beginning of '59, Lloyd, who was working about half-time for the Committee, suggested that Bo Jones, a man who had worked for the State Department and had worked especially on the Marshall Plan in its early days, be employed to do some memoranda and work with the Committee, and he worked full time. He had an interest particularly in the use of surplus foods, as did David Lloyd, and as I came to have, and he wrote a memorandum on the need for the intelligent use of surplus foods in the United States which Senator Humphrey used as the basis for a speech in introducing his food-for-peace bill. The bill did not pass until 1960, and there were many problems in connection with it; however, we did provide Humphrey with a number of basic new ideas. The bill, when it finally passed, provided for a two-year extension with a billion and a half per year for sales of surplus commodities and a 300 million a year provision for relief donations. Secondly, it provided a permissive food-stamp plan, and also priority for making surplus food available to needy Americans before it could be sold overseas. Thirdly, it provided that foreign currency could be used to promote medical and scientific research in foreign countries, that funds earmarked for India, for example, could be used to promote scientific and medical research and the distribution of

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