Muscle Shoals: Hearings Before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Seventy-third Congress, First Session. April 11 to April 15, 1933

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1933 - 384 pages
Considers (73) H.R. 4859.

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Page 7 - AuthorityŚ a corporation clothed with the power of government but possessed of the flexibility and initiative of a private enterprise. It should be charged with the broadest duty of planning for the proper use, conservation and development of the natural resources of the Tennessee River drainage basin and its adjoining territory for the general social and economic welfare of the nation.
Page 2 - ... (c) Any member appointed to fill a vacancy in the board occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of such term.
Page 95 - This unit was established in 1931 by the Bureau of Chemistry and Soils of the United States Department of Agriculture for research in health hazards of food constituents and contaminants, spray residues, and insecticides.
Page 50 - ... for the general purpose of fostering an orderly and proper physical, economic, and social development...
Page 2 - Each member shall hold office for a term of six years, except that (1) any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed, shall be appointed for the remainder of such term; and...
Page 2 - To improve the navigability and to provide for the flood control of the Tennessee River ; to provide for reforestation and the proper use of marginal lands in the Tennessee Valley; to provide for the agricultural and industrial development of said valley ; to provide for the national defense by the creation of a corporation for the operation of Government properties at and near Muscle Shoals in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes.
Page 22 - (4) Whenever in any such investigation the Commission, after full hearing finds that any such rate, fare, charge, classification, regulation, or practice causes any undue or unreasonable advantage, preference, or prejudice as between persons or localities in intrastate commerce on the one hand and interstate or foreign commerce...
Page 81 - The board in order to improve and cheapen the production of fertilizer is authorized to manufacture and sell fixed nitrogen, fertilizer, and fertilizer ingredients at Muscle Shoals by the employment of existing facilities, by modernizing existing plants, or by any other process or processes that in its judgment shall appear wise and profitable for the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen or the cheapening of the production of fertilizer.
Page 255 - It is clear that the Muscle Shoals development is but a small part of the potential public usefulness of the entire Tennessee River. Such use, if envisioned in its entirety, transcends mere power development; it enters the wide fields of flood control, soil erosion, afforestation, elimination from agricultural use of marginal lands, and distribution and diversification of industry. In short, this power development of war days leads logically to national planning for a complete river watershed involving...
Page 2 - Two of the members in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of the Board.

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