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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
OAK RIDGE, TENN.
MARCH 13 AND 14, 1950
Printed for the use of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY
(Created pursuant to Public Law 585, 79th Cong.)
BRIEN MCMAHON, Connecticut, Chairman
CARL T. DURHAM, North Carolina, Vice Chairman RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia
CHET HOLIFIELD, California EDWIN C. JOHNSON, Colorado
MELVIN PRICE, Illinois TOM CONNALLY, Texas
PAUL J. KILDAY, Texas MILLARD E. TYDINGS, Maryland
HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa
W. STERLING COLE, New York EUGENE D. MILLIKIN, Colorado
CHARLES H. ELSTON, Ohio WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND, California
CARL HINSHAW, California
JAMES E. VAN ZANDT, Pennsylvania
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY TO INQUIRE
INTO THE LEASING OF CERTAIN DEPARTMENT STORE FACILITIES IN OAK RIDGE, TENN.
CHET HOLIFIELD, California, Chairman PAUL J. KILDAY, Texas
CHARLES H. ELSTON, Ohio
Ould, J. Wallace, assistant general counsel, Oak Ridge-
Roth, Eugene F., counsel to the Darling Stores Corp-- 2, 11, 18, 39,
Additional data submitted for the record:
DEPARTMENT STORE LEASE AT OAK RIDGE, TENN.
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 1950
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE JOINT
Washington, D. C. The subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy convened at 2 p. m., pursuant to call, in room 48-G, the Capitol, Hon. Chet Holifield (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Present: Representatives Holifield, Kilday, and Elston. Mr. HOLIFIELD. The subcommittee will come to order, please. This special subcommittee has been appointed by Senator McMahon, the chairman of the whole committee, for the purpose of holding a hearing on the leasing of certain department store facilities in Oak Ridge, Tenn. We have had turned over to the subcommittee certain telegrams addressed to Senator Hickenlooper, Senator McMahon, and Senator Ives, and a letter addressed to Senator Lehman from parties interested at Oak Ridge, all of them asking for this hearing.
The departments of the Government concerned have been notified, and the people representing the Darling Stores and the concessionaires have been notified and, I presume, are present.
We will open the hearings by asking Mr. Stanley Levitt, whom I understand is the representative of the subconcessionaires in the Taylor Department Stores in Oak Ridge, and the complainant in this matter, to take the stand at this time.
I have just been informed by the committee staff that Mr. Roth is here representing the Darling Stores. Mr. Roth, do you have any preference as to when you should make your statement? Do you want to make your statement ahead of Mr. Levitt or after him?
Mr. Roth. I do not think it matters except that I may lay the general background of all of the basic facts in the matter.
Mr. HOLIFIELD. Under that circumstance, and not having been informed of it before, I will ask Mr. Roth to proceed. Mr. Levitt, you may remain seated there and we will ask Mr. Roth to proceed with the first statement. Will you please give your full name and your capacity as a representative here, to the clerk?
Mr. Roth. My name is Eugene F. Roth. I am counsel to the Darling Stores Corp., a New Jersey corporation, which is the parent corporation of Taylor's Oak Ridge Corp., and Taylor's Oak Ridge Corp. being a Tennessee corporation which is involved in this matter.
Mr. HOLIFIELD. Before you start, will you submit to an oath? Do you swear that the evidence that you are about to give and the testimony you are about to give will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Mr. Roth. I do.