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General Leather Products, Inc.-
Godchaux Sugar, Inc.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber-
Greenbaum Tanning Co--
Hyatt Roller Bearing Co-
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp-
Kansas City Light & Power Co.
Kelly Springfield Tires--
P. Lorillard Tobacco Co..
Morresville Cotton Mills
Mount Vernon Car Mfg. Co..
Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co-
Osgood Co...
Remington-Rand Co.
Schwarze Electric Co.
Serrick Corp-
Shenandoah Dives Mining -
Stehli & Co., Inc.-
Sterling Electric Motors Inc.
Sorge Paper Co.
Swayne and Hoyt Co., Inc-
Talledega Cotton Mills.
Tex-0-Can Co..
Utah Copper Co.
Waterman Steamship Corp-
Weyerhaeuser Timber Co.
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co..

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Committee exhibit 1085.
Committee exhibit 1086.
Committee exhibit 1087–1092 (witness, Rosenberg).
Committee exhibit 1093.
Committee exhibit 1094.
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Committee exhibit 1096 witness, Davidson).
Committee exhibit 1097
Committee exhibit 1098
Committee exhibit 1099
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Committee exhibit 1101
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Committee exhibit 1104
Committee exhibit 1105
Committee exhibit 1106
Committee exhibit 1107
Committee exhibit 1108 (witness, Fuchs).
Committee exhibit 1109
Committee exhibit 1110
N. L. R. B. exhibit 219 (witness, Halliday)
N. L. R. B. exhibit 220 (witness, Rosenberg)
N. L. R. B. exhibit 221
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NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1940

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE
NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD,

Washington, D. C. The committee met at. 10:10 a. m., pursuant to adjournment on Friday, February 23, 1940, in room 362 of the Old House Office Building, Representative Howard W. Smith, chairman, presiding.

Present: Representatives Howard W. Smith of Virginia, Arthur D. Healey of Massachusetts; Abe Murdock of Utah; Charles A. Halleck of Indiana; and Harry N. Routzohn of Ohio.

Edmund M. Toland, general counsel of the committee.

Charles Fahy, general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will be in order.

We would like to insert in the record the first thing : In connection with an incident relative to so-called lobbying activities on the part of the Board, I wrote to the Attorney General the day the question arose, and I am in receipt of a reply from him under date of February 23, and I have made a reply to that dated February 27, and I would like both letters to go into the record.

Mr. TOLAND. Mr. Chairman, you want them printed, of course, as exhibits.

The CHAIRMAN. I want them placed on the record at this point.

(Communication from Robert H. Jackson to Hon. Howard W. Smith dated February 23, 1940, was received in evidence and marked “Exhibit No. 1085"; communication from Representative Howard Smith to Hon. Robert H. Jackson, dated February 27, 1940, was received in evidence and marked "Exhibit No. 1086." Both communications follow):

EXHIBIT No. 1085

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL,

Washington, D. C., February 23, 1940. Hon. HOWARD W. SMITH,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. MY DEAR MR. SMITH: I have your letter of February 13, asking if I could with propriety give your committee my opinion as to whether the testimony before the committee established a violation within the prohibition of United States Code, title 18, section 201.

Almost from the beginning of the Government my predecessors have, with great unanimity, taken the position that the statutes prescribing the duties of the Attorney General do not authorize him to render opinions to the Congress or to its committee or Members.

These statutes have not been substantially changed since 1789. As early as 1818, Attorney General Wirt, and as late as October 4, 1939, Attorney Gen

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