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ACT OF 1920

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC LANDS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 5530 (H. R. 8289)

A BILL TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO
PROMOTE THE MINING OF COAL, PHOSPHATE,
OIL, OIL SHALE, GAS, AND SODIUM ON THE
PUBLIC DOMAIN," APPROVED FEBRUARY

25, 1920 (41 STAT. 437; U. S. C., TITLE 30,
SECS. 185, 221, 223, AND 226),
AS AMENDED

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CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX

APRIL 15, 1935

The bill H. R. 5530..

Report of Secretary of Interior on H. R. 5530.

Statement of—

Hon. Paul R. Greever, a Representative in Congress from the State
of Wyoming and author of the bill___

Page

14

7

Mr. Herman Stabler, Chief, Conservation Branch, United States
Geological Survey...-

15

APRIL 16, 1935

Statement of—

Mr. Herman Stabler, Chief, Conservation Branch, United States
Geological Survey-resumed..

Mr. Frederick L. Kirgis, Assistant Solicitor, Department of Interior.

Statement of—

APRIL 17, 1935

Mr. Rufus G. Poole, Assistant Solicitor, Department of Interior
Mr. Herman Stabler, Chief, Conservation Branch, Department of
Interior..

Mr. Robert L. Patterson, of California.....

Statement of-

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APRIL 18, 1935

Mr. Robert L. Patterson, of California-resumed..
Mr. Robert P. Jackson, Great Falls, Mont., representing the Oil
Conservation Board of the State of Montana, and other organiza-
tions__

101

120

APRIL 19, 1935

Statement of—

Mr. Robert P. Jackson, Great Falls, Mont., representing the Oil
Conservation Board of the State of Montana, and other organiza-
tions-resumed_.

153

Mr. Clay Tallman, representing Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Associa-
tion, Tulsa, Okla...

173

APRIL 20, 1935

Statement of—

Mr. Clay Tallman, representing Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association,
Tulsa, Okla.-resumed.

173

Mr. A. T. Danaher, of Casper, Wyo..........

193

APRIL 22, 1935

Statement of—

Mr. J. W. Steele, former supervisor, Conservation Branch, Geological
Survey..

203

Mr. Hal W. Stewart, Findlay, Ohio, representing the Oil Ohio Co---

215

APRIL 23, 1935

Statement of—

Mr. Edward M. Freeman, representing Mid-Continent Oil & Gas
Association..

Mr. William R. Eaton, Denver, Colo...

Mr. Rufus G. Poole, Assistant Solicitor, Department of Interior__
Mr. Herman Stabler, represented Department of the Intericor..

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