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RURAL TELEPHONES

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

UNITED STATES SENATE
EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS
FIRST SESSION

ON
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S. 78 A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE APPROPRIATION OF $300,000,000 TO ASSIST IN PROVIDING TELEPHONE FACILITIES IN RURAL AREAS

S. 121 A BILL TO AMEND THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ACT TO PROVIDE FOR RURAL TELEPHONES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

S. 1254 A BILL TO AMEND THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ACT TO PROVIDE FOR RURAL TELEPHONES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

AND

H. R. 2960 AN ACT TO AMEND THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ACT

TO PROVIDE FOR RURAL TELEPHONES,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

JUNE 11, AUGUST 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, AND 10, 1949

Printed for the use of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

ELMER THOMAS, Oklahoma, Chairman ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana

GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont SCOTT W. LUCAS, Illinois

MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota CLYDE R. HOEY, North Carolina

EDWARD J. THYE, Minnesota OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina

JAMES P. KEM, Missouri SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, Florida

BOURKE B. HICKENLOOPER, Iowa GUY M. GILLETTE, Iowa OLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico

JOYCETTE K. JONES, Clerk

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Statement of -

Baggett, C. E., director, Peace River Valley Electric Co-op, Seminole
Generation Corp.; National Rural Electric Cooperative Association;

Fort Green, Fla.

Barnes, Frank S., president, United States Independent Telephone

Association..

Bigbee, G. D., McClellanville, S. C..

Bozell, Harold V., president, General Telephone Corp. and first vice

president, United States Independent Telephone Association. --

Brorein, Carl D., president, Peninsular Telephone Co., in behalf of the

Florida Telephone Association..

Bryan, Billy, Cattle Electric Cooperative, Binger, Okla.
Caldwell, Harry B., master, North Carolina State Grange-
Cangelosi, Theo F., attorney, Louisiana Electric Co-op Association,

Baton Rouge, La

Chitwood, Andrew, president, Curry County Farm Bureau; director,

New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau, Clovis, N. Mex..

Clay, Warren B., manager, Hutchinson Telephone Co., Hutchinson,

Minn..

Cooley, V. E., president, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.

Cooper, Thomas E., manager, Harrison County Rural Electric

Membership Corp-

Davis, Claude A., Corydon, Ind.
Davis, C. Jerome, Ramsey, Ind.
Dowling, Robert A., president and general manager, Patterson

Telephone Co., Rotterdam Junction, N. Y.
Dumas, H. S., president, Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co..
Early, C. V., Bemidji, Minn..
Ellis, Clyde T., executive manager, National Rural Electric Coopera-

tive Association.
Fleming, Roger, director of the Washington office of the American

Farm Bureau Federation

Heinkel, F. V., president, Missouri Farmers Association, Inc.-

Hill, Lister, Hon., United States Senator from the State of Alabama -

Hopley, Russell J., president, Northwestern Bell Telephone Co-

Langer, William, Hon., United States Senator from the State of North

Dakota.

Laning, Wayne L., president, Hazel Dell Telephone Co., Mt. Sterling,

Ill...

Lumpkin, R. A., president, Illinois Consolidated Telephone Co.,

appearing on behalf of the United States Independent Telephone

Association and the Illinois Telephone Association

Mason, Robert, chairman, Public Service Securities Committee, In-

vestment Bankers Association of America.

Massey, J. A. secr: *ary-treasurer, North Work Elrei ic Co-op, Sayre,

Okla
McFarlin, Clyde, *, Moutea ma mutu ! seephone Co., and

president, Iowa epdent "elephoi - Associi.
Mockrud, Arthur (). member, Wisco, Assenli Westby, Wis.;

secretary-treasurer, Wesby Telephone Co.; representing the Nelson
Telephone Co-op, Hartland Farmers Co-op Telephone Co., Mar-
quette & Adams Telephone Co., and Lund Telephone Co.--
Mugnier, Alston D., Granby Telephone Co., Granby, Mass
Neely, Cecil I., manager, North Fork Electric Co-op, Sayre, Okla -
Newton, W. G., manager, South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc.,

Lubbock, Tex.

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