Strategic and Critical Materials Guayule Rubber: Hearing, Dec. 10, 1941

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Page 73 - I shall be glad to answer them to the best of my ability. The CHAIRMAN. Are there any further questions?
Page 2 - The Corporation shall be entitled to the free use of the United States mails for its official business in the same manner as the executive departments of the Government, and shall determine its necessary expenditures under this Act and the manner in which they shall be incurred, allowed^ and paid, without regard to the provisions of any other law governing the expenditure of public funds.
Page 56 - The Germans made it from coal and lime, making a gas which they converted back into the raw material from which they made their Buna rubber. That rubber has been used in this country in a small way. It has been a specialty product for several years. About a year and a half ago, I think it was, we got the German people to send over some Buna rubber to be experimented with here in making tires, and the various rubber companies experimented with that rubber, some of them reporting success and others...
Page 1 - ... breeding or by selection, and to improve planting methods; to make surveys of areas suitable for cultivating guayule; to make experimental plantings; and to conduct agronomic tests; (6) To conduct tests, in which he may cooperate with any other public or private agency, to determine the qualities of rubber...
Page 9 - Guayule is a rubber producing, desert shrub which is native to north central Mexico and the Big Bend area of Texas. In 1912, the year of greatest output, Mexico produced 10,000 long tons of guayule rubber. After 1912 the Mexican output declined, and in 1940 amounted to about 4,000 long tons. Production facilities are being increased and production in 1942 may amount to 7,000 long tons. The entire Mexican production is from wild guayule, and the output is now restricted by the Mexican Government in...
Page 44 - First, the tread and side wall, which is over 45 percent of all the rubber consumed in the country, we are actually going to try to sell tires in July, and they are going out with our company's name, and that means that those tires are going to be competitive with other tires. The complete replacement of rubber still needs considerable work before that can be done. We have made tires; we have tested tires; but whether it is going to take 6 months or a year or even 2 years to make them fully competitive...
Page 2 - The Secretary with the consent of any executive department, independent establishment, or other agency of the Government, including any field service thereof, may avail himself of the use of information, services, facilities, officers, and employees thereof in carrying out the provisions of this title.
Page 2 - Board, in accordance with the civil-service laws, and whose compensation shall be fixed in accordance with the Classification Act of 1923, as amended. Each such veterans...
Page 1 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter called the "Secretary") is authorized — (1) To acquire by purchase, license, or other agreement, the right to operate under processes or patents relating to the growing and harvesting of guayule or the extraction of rubber therefrom, and such properties, processes, records, and data as are necessary to such operation, including but not limited...
Page 1 - Hemisphere where guayule might be grown; and to establish and maintain records indicating areas to which guayule cultivation could be extended for emergency production; (4) To construct or operate, or to contract for the operation of, factories for the extraction of rubber from guayule, and from Chrysothamnus, commonly known as rabbit brush; to purchase guayule shrub...