The Defense Minerals Production Program: Hearings...April 4, 5, 6,, and 20, May 10 and 11, June 7, 11, and 18, and Oct. 4

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Contents

GSA tabulation of contracts let as of April 3 1951 Facing
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Only two minerals procurement contracts executed under Defense Pro
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New loan application form reduced from 12 to 2 pages
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Thomas A Baker Director Foreign Division Defense Minerals
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Need for premiumprice plan discussed
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Discussion of applications processed to date_
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Excerpt from report of the Senate Small Business Committee Seventy
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San Manuel Copper Co contract
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Advantage of premiumprice plan discussed
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Manganese Inc contract discussed
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Administration
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Manpower Branch
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Statement of H A Savage president American Tungsten Association
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American Tungsten Association active members
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Minerals and metals for which OPS price ceilings are proposed or estab
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Chain of command in OPS for actions on minerals and metals
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Experience record of Lipkowitz OPS economist
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Domestic mercury mines closed by foreign imports
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OPS Metals Branch recommended premium price plan to obtain maximum
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Thomas F Farrell Deputy Administrator for Resources Expansion
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DMA chrome program approved by DPA
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Discussion of responsibility for executing the defense minerals program
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Statement of C E Wampler Director of Program and Requirements
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Need cited for quickly setting target area on minerals requirements
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Statement of Dr John D Morgan Jr Director Materials Policy Division
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Copper shortage
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Abovemarket price contracts held necessary for chrome
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Faster action in DPA on clearing DMA recommendations now possible
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DPA urged to speed up minerals program
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DPA report on programs and projects approved and being considered
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DPA procedures for coordinating procurement actions and encouragement
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Executive Order No 10161 delegating certain functions of the President
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Statements presented by the Office of Defense MobilizationContinued
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Letter of April 3 1951 to the committee chairman from the Director
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Meeting military requirements
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program
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Statement of Chairman Ken Regan
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GSA plans for stimulating tungsten production
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than domestic rate
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Prices paid by GSA for domestic minerals and metals said to be restricted
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Proposed chrome program price almost three times as much as foreign
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Foreign sources of chrome ore_ 309
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northern California chrome properties
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Domestic manganese production
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Government record of Fred Searls Jr
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Contingent liability interpretation explained by budget representative
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Discussion of proposed manganese mill at El Paso Tex
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Discussion of possible use of stockpiling funds_
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Discussion of the steps involved in formulating the manganese program
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Economic feasibility of slag program questioned
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Further discussion of artillery peak
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Discussion of Idaho Beryllium Corp s loan application
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DMA developing a mica program to encourage domestic production
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Defense Minerals Administration should be part of emergency agency
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Formulation by DMA of minerals requirements program for
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Manganese stockpile at Deming N
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Cupuna Range Minn manganese deposits
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Division
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Price of manganese ore to be decontrolled
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Manganese price provided by district programs to be maintained regardless
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Statements of Philip R Bradley Chief ChromeManganeseTungsten
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Denniug district manganese program held quantitatively inadequate to jus
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Discussion of reasons for delay in developing additional domestic min
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Only one domestic production contract made under Defense Production
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Contingent liabilities set up for Manganeseproducing areas
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Manganese program inadequate need for action discussed
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JUNE 18 1951
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Total value of minerals programs now exceeds available funds
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Deming district New Mexico manganese program defended by DMA
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Manganese deposits southern Nevada
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Decontrol of OPS price ceilings on manganese and other minerals pending
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Bad APPENDIX Page
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Status of the domestic chrome program 626 Status of the domestic chrome program
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Cost of producing standard metallurgical grade chromite concentrates from
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Red Lodge and Gish properties not planned for development by the Gov
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Letter from Senator Murray to Hon Clair Engle regarding Timmins
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Defense Production Act of 1930 Public Law 774 Eightyfirst Congress
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Mobilization Policy exhibit 4
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Statement by the President of August 1 1951 announcing his intention
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ODM announcement of DMO Order No 1 creating a Committee on For
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suance of DMPA Delegation No 1 exhibit 17
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Secretary Chap
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Address of Jess Larson Administrator before the National
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Manganese ore exhibit 30 727
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Zinc oretoll agreements exhibit 34
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Serialization of mines smelters and min
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DMA form letter which accompanies Form MF100 evhiibt
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Application for Government loan not to exceed
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Application form NSRB140 for tax amortization necessity certificate
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ODM press release regarding policy directive and request for 60day
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exhibit 50
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Mining MRO Sup
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DMA industry memorandum No 2 to all seralized domestic mines ex
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YPA Construction Order M4A as amended August 20 1951 exhibit 61
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hibit 62
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XPA press release on interpretation of term production equipment
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ernment aid in defense exploration projects exhibit 78
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Operators monthly progress report on exploration
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Application for access road exhibit 85
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GSA domestic tungsten purchase program regulations of May 10 1951
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GSA press release of August 31 1951 on chrome purchase program
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DPA and NPA press releases 7 on all 60 emergency loans approved
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Zinc contract with Volcan
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Issue No 3 released October
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Statement of W H Harrison Administrator Defense Production
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Statement of James Boyd Administrator Defense Minerals
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as of August 18 1951 exhibit 112
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437
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Quarterly report on utilization of borrowing authority under section 304
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Manpower requirements in metal mining BLS report No 11 exhibit 115
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Defense Production Act amendment of 1951 as adopted to eliminate maxi
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Cobaltnickel opper contract
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OPS annendment 1 to GOR2 exempting from price restrictions certain
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Oneagency responsibility and operation of minerals program proposed 236
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Adjustments in ceiling prices
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Page 268 - President may authorize, subject to such regulations as he may prescribe, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Commerce...
Page 625 - ... required of him may tend to incriminate him or subject him to penalty or forfeiture...
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Page 696 - Person” means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or any other organized group of persons, and Includes any agency of the United States Government or any other government. (b) “BDSA” means the Business and Defense Services Administration of the United States Department of Commerce.
Page 619 - No objection to the order of the Commission shall be considered by the court unless such objection shall have been urged before the Commission or unless; there were reasonable grounds for failure so to do.
Page 630 - Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, and as President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: 1.
Page 20 - ... for the expansion of capacity, the development of technological processes, or the production of essential materials, including the exploration, development, and mining of strategic and critical metals and minerals, and manufacture of newsprint.
Page 628 - Individuals so employed may be compensated at rates not in excess of $50 per diem and while away from their homes or regular places of business they may be allowed transportation and not to exceed $15 per diem in lieu of subsistence and other exjwnses while so employed. The President is authorized to provide by regulation for the exemption of such persons from the operation of sections 281, 283, 284.
Page 268 - States engaged in procurement for the national defense as he may designate (hereinafter referred to as "guaranteeing agencies"), without regard to provisions of law relating to the making, performance, amendment, or modification of contracts, to guarantee in whole or in part any public or private financing institution (including any Federal Reserve Bank), by commitment to purchase, agreement to share losses, or otherwise, against loss of principal or interest on any loan, discount, or advance, or...
Page 128 - Washington is hereby authorized and directed to make loans (including participations in, or guarantees of, loans) to private business enterprises, for the expansion of capacity, the development of technological processes, and the production of essential materials, including the exploration, development, and mining of strategic and critical metals and...

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