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A RESOLUTION TO INVESTIGATE CERTAIN MATTERS
A BILL TO REORGANIZE THE FEDERAL POWER
FEBRUARY 25, 26, AND MARCH 5, 1930
Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate Commerce
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE COMMERCE
JAMES COUZENS, Michigan, Chairman JAMES E. WATSON, Indiana.
ELLISON D. SMITH, South Carolina. SIMEON D. FESS, Ohio.
KEY PITTMAN, Nevada. ROBERT B. HOWELL, Nebraska.
C. C. DILL, Washington. GUY D. GOFF, West Virginia.
BURTON K. WHEELER, Montana. W. B. PINE, Oklahoma.
HARRY B. HAWES, Missouri. JESSE H. METCALF, Rhode Island.
ROBERT F. WAGNER, New York. OTIS F. GLENN, Illinois.
MILLARD E. TYDINGS, Maryland. SMITH W. BROOKHART, Iowa.
ALBEN W. BARKLEY, Kentucky.
JOHN CARSON, Clerk
Charles A. Russell, solicitor Federal Power Commission, Washington,
Army, chief engineer Federal Power Commission..
INVESTIGATION OF FEDERAL REGULATION OF POWER
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1930.
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The committee met at 10 o'clock a. m., pursuant to adjournment on Thursday, February 20, 1930, in room 416, Senate Office Building Senator James Couzens presiding.
Present: Senators Couzens (chairman), Pine, Fess, Brookhart, Kean, Hastings, Pittman, Dill, Wheeler, and Tydings.
Present also: William C. Green, special counsel to the committee.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order. Is Mr. Bonner here?
Mr. BONNER. Yes, Mr. Chairman.
TESTIMONY OF F. E. BONNER, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF
THE FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION, WASHINGTON, D. C.Resumed
(The witness was duly sworn by the chairman of the committee when he appeared Thursday, February 20, 1930.)
The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Bonner, at the last hearing I gave you a memorandum of what the committee desired with respect to applications for licenses and controverted valuation items in excess of $5,000, I believe. I have understood from the clerk of the committee that you have prepared that information. Have you the information here this morning?
Mr. BONNER. Yes, sir.
Mr. BONNER. Yes, sir. But may I have the privilege of making a short statement first, Mr. Chairman? The CHAIRMAN. You may.
Mr. BONNER. It seems to me that there are several points in your record that should have some clarification before we go further in considering some of this other information. I shall not attempt to try to correct all of the inaccuracies in the testimony of some of the previous witnesses, but I should like to cover a couple of points. One is that Mr. Russell testified I ordered him out of the Flathead hearing
The CHAIRMAN (interposing). Will you just direct your conversation to the committee reporter and speak out so that we may all hear you?