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INVESTIGATION OF POLITICAL, ECONOMIC,
AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS IN PUERTO RICO

APPENDIX TO HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

5. Compresse House. SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON INSULAR AFFAIRS.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

PURSUANT TO

H. Res. 159

EXHIBITS PERTAINING TO TESTIMONY APPEARING IN
PARTS 1 TO 14, INCLUSIVE (PAGES 1 TO 1318)

OF THE COMMITTEE HEARINGS

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UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1944

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C. JASPER BELL, Missouri, Chairman JOE L. SMITH, West Virginia

RICHARD J. WELCH, California DAN R. McGEHEE, Mississippi

W. STERLING COLE, New York J. W. ROBINSON, Utah

FRED L. CRAWFORD, Michigan ED GOSSETT, Texas

KARL M. LECOMPTE, Iowa JAMES DOMENGEAUX, Louisiana

CHESTER H. GROSS, Pennsylvania JOHN S. GIBSON, Georgia

WALTER H. JUDD, Minnesota EUGENE WORLEY, Texas

JAY LEFEVRE, New York CECIL R. KING, California

RANULF COMPTON, Connecticut WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois

LEON H. GAVIN, Pennsylvania
JOHN W. MURPHY, Pennsylvania

P. W. GRIFFITHS, Ohio
ANTONIO M. FERNANDEZ, New Mexico
HARRY SAUTHOFF, Wisconsin

JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hawaii
BOLÍVAR PAGÁN, Puerto Rico

SUBCOMMITTEE INVESTIGATING POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS IN

PUERTO Rico

C. JASPER BELL, Missouri, Chairman DAN R. McGEHEE, Mississippi

W. STERLING COLE, New York J. W. ROBINSON, Utah

FRED L. CRAWFORD, Michigan JAMES DOMENGEAUX, Louisiana

KARL M. LECOMPTE, Iowa

VERNON E. MOORE, Clerk
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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1... Appropriations, Puerto Ricar, compared with other recent

State ard Territorial appropriations.-

2.-- Approbriations for Governor's office, Feb. 5, 1934, to Sept. 19,

1941.

3.. Travel expe“ses of i“ sular officials.

4.. Motorcars assigned to insular offices

5. Receipts a .d disbursements of ir sular funds...

6. Jacques Covo's statement amplifying "off-the-record discussion'

7.. Ge eral Supplies Administration, food commodities handled by

8.. Jacques Covo's statement amplifying “off-the-record discussion"

Letter from B. W. Thoron to Jacques Covo, Apr. 26, 1943

10. Food Distribution Admi' istration, inventory of commodities.-

11 Letter from Jack Fahy to B. W. Thoro”, Nov. 20, 1942..

12.. Letter from Edward J. Bash to Maj. Ralph Olmstead, Apr. 19,

1943..

13.

Jacques Covo's letter of resig ation to B. W. Thoron..

14. Cable to Jacques Covo from B. W. Thoron.

15. Letter to Jacques Covo from Ke field Bailey, Apr. 28, 1943.

16. Jacques Covo's statemet amplifying "off-the-record discussion”

17. Development Ba”k, directors of

18. Developmet Bark of Puerto Rico, law creating-

Puerto Rico Developmet Company, law creating-

Development Bank, charter of (see Exhibit No. 73).

21.. Statistics 07 i sular government employees; employment by

major groups.-

Federal ager cies in Puerto Rico and persoas in charge.
23. Statistics on elections in Puerto Rico on Nov. 5, 1940.
24. Executive Courcil of Puerto Rico as of Jure 3, 1943.
25.. Fiscal relatio ships betweeż the U"ited States and Puerto Rico..
26.. Ir slur treasury; receipts, disbursements, cash balance as of

Apr. 30, 1943.
Acts creating water resources authority, transportation authority,

commu; icatiors authority, planning board, and sugar public

service authority -

28. Statistics on Nov. 5, 1940, election (see Exhibit No. 23)

29

Tax appeals, laws relating to..

30.-- Board of review and equalization of taxes, members of former

board...

31..- Insular legislature, votes or establishment of authorities referred

to, in Exhibit Nos. 18, 19, and 23.

32.

Newspaper clippings, submitted by Seator Balseiro.

Charts titled "Governmet Domiration of Economic Life in

Puerto Rico" and "Interlocking Control of Puerto Rico

Goverr ment Age“ cies”.

Office of statistics, law creating

35.. Excerpt from “Puerto Rican Economy During the War Year

1942"

36..

I'sular income statistics.

37. Insular goverr ment departments, commissions, authorities,

boards, a' d depedencies.

38 Food tourage statistics...

39. Food raised in Puerto Rico compared to food volume imported.

40. Food, retail prices..

41. Dividends paid to absentee owners..

42 White Star Bus Line, Inc., employees of...

43. Puerto Rico Transportation Authority, operations of..

44.

Transportation Authority Bus Service, operating statement.

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45... White Star Bus Lines, Inc., salaries of employees.

46. Appointments confirmed by Senate, 1941 to June 10, 1943-

Budget, summary by functions, 1941-42 to 1942–43.

48. Appropriations, from the general fund for 1943–44...

49. Jorge Bird, statement of

50. Wage rates, 1931–43, table for sugar workers.--

51. Minimum Wage Board, mandatory decrees Nos. 2 and 3.-

52. Wage rates, comparison of hourly rates on Puerto Rico sugar-

cane farms and on farms in Southern States....

53.. Land authority, letter to Antonio Roig --

54.

Telegraph System of Puerto Rico, revenues and expenditures.-

Independent bus owners in Puerto Rico.

56...

Land owned by sugarcane industry in Puerto Rico.

57. White Star Bus Line, statistics on net income and net loss..

58. Transportation Authority Bus Service, taxes of..-

59. Barrel shipments by J. Younge Grain Co. to Moe Goldman at

San Juan..

60... Workers in different agricultural activities, graph on.

Sugarcane marketed in Puerto Rico.

62 Antonio Roig v. Public Service Commission, law case of .

63. Dos Bocas Reservoir, water storage.

64. Antonio Lucchetti, questions asked by Hon. Fred Crawford..

65. Puerto Rico Land Authority, projects of..

66_ Land ownership by private individuals---

67.-- Planning board, projects of -

Birth and death rates, 1932–41.

69. Typhoid fever, graph on, for years 1926–41.

70. Statement to Bell committee from 38 municipalities.

71. Rafael Mayoral, endorsement of, as wholesale merchant.

72. Development Bank, minutes of meetings -

73.

Development Bank, amendment of charter.

74. “Mr. Reese," information asked about.

75. Development Bank, law creating --

76.

Puerto Rico Glass Co., stock bought by government and Develop-

ment Bank...

Department of finance, estimates for fiscal year 1943-44.

78.-- Attorney General, opinions of questions submitted by com-

mittee.

79.-- Attorney General, opinion on act creating Puerto Rican Develop-

ment Company -

80. Appropriations for 1943-44 (see Exhibit No. 48).

81 War emergency program, projects of..

82. Trust funds, analysis of -

83. White Star Bus Line Co., taxes assessed against ..

Development Company, letter from Owens-Illinois Glass Co.

85.-- Puerto Rico Glass Corporation, resolution No. 11.-.

86--- Puerto Rico Glass Corporation, contract with Frazier-Simplex,

Inc.-

87.. Bagaese, utilization of.

88. Sugarcane, regulation for purchase and sale of, by Act No. 112.

89.

Sugarcane, determination of fair and reasonable prices for the

1938 crop, pursuant to the Sugar Act of 1937.--

90.-- Planning, urbanizing, and zoning board, law creating-

91. Sugar-mill contracts and operations..

92.-- Five-hundred-acre law, gr hs on.-

93. Food Distribution Administration, agreements with merchants.

94. Food Distribution Administration operations-

95. Food Distribution Administration policies -

96. Free food distribution, table on.--

97 Food Distribution Administration personnel.

98. Food Distribution Administration, draft classifications of em-

ployees.--

99.-- Puerto Rico Grocery Retailers' Association, resolution of

100. Food Distribution Administration, authorization of firms to

distribute food...

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101 Food Distribution Administration, licensing of wholesalers.

102_ Food Distribution Administration, warehousing of commodities..

103. Food Distribution Administration, sales to cooperatives ----

104. Food Distribution Administration, resolution by insular house

of representatives regarding its sales to cooperatives.--

105.-- Draft classifications, all continental employees of insular govern-

ment and Federal Government under age of 38.

106.-- Rafael Mayoral, statement by Ramon Ripoll Escriba regarding

his application to be wholesaler..

Correspondence in July 1942, between Secretary Harold Ickes,
Department of the Interior, and Filipo L. De Hostos, includ-

ing Swift & Co. invoices...

108.--Food-purchasing agreements, Puerto Rican merchants and the

Department of the Interior. .

109.-- Food-distribution problem outlined by merchants to the Depart-

ment of the Interior, Department of Agriculture and Governor

of Puerto Rico.--

110.-- Food Distribution Administration, tonnage received, invento-

ries, analysis of distribution-

111.-- Food Distribution Administration, food brought into Puerto

Rico at a loss..

112... Five-hundred-acre law, interior press release on..

113. Letter from Miguell

Martorell, president of the Farmers' Asso-

ciation of Puerto Rico, to Governor Tugwell.--

114. Farm strikers, article from El Mundo, regarding their murder.-

115.-- Senator Luis Munoz Marin, remarks regarding murders of farm

strikers as published in El Imparcial.

116.-- Charles Taussig, report on Anglo-American-Caribbean Commis-

sion to President Roosevelt.

117. Sugar and the Caribbean Problem, report on..

118. “The Directive”, by Gov. Rexford G. Tugwell.

119. Coffee situation, remarks on, by Speaker Garcia Mendez, insular

house of representatives, as published in El Imparcial

120... Senator Luis Muñoz Marín's manifesto against El Mundo, as

published in El Mundo...

121.-- Coffee farmers, Ramiro L. Colon's report on their situation.

122. Tobacco growers, statement on.

123. Food imports and distribution, July 1, 1942, to May 31, 1943.

124. Cooperatives and the Food Distribution Administration (see

Exhibit No. 103).

125. Food Distribution Administration, losses sustained by-

126. Subsidies, by Department of the Interior, through Food Distri-

bution Administration..

127. Food Distribution Administration, sales to institutions.

128 Barrel shipments (see Exhibit No. 59) -

129. Food Distribution Administration, warehouse bids.

130. Work Projects Administration, statement on.

131. State insurance fund, statistics on financial condition.

132. State insurance fund, premium revenue and expenses, 1939-43

133. State insurance fund, classifications of workers and industries

134. State insurance fund, 7 charts on work of

135.. State insurance fund hospitalization table-

136. Fishing industry, rehabilitation of

137. Attorney General's opinions (see Exhibit No. 78).

138.-- Molasses price ceilings outlined by Maurice W. Fillius.

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