Rent Control: Hearing Before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Seventy-seventh Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 7695, a Bill to Aid in Preventing Inflation, to Stabilize Rents of Real Property, and for Other Purposes. Oct. 14, 1942 ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942 - Rent - 20 pages
 

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Page 11 - That in order to aid in the effective prosecution of the war, the President is authorized and directed, on or before November 1, 1942, to issue a general order stabilizing prices, wages, and salaries, affecting the cost of living; and, except as otherwise provided in this Act, such stabilization shall so far as practicable be on the basis of the levels which existed on September 15, 1942.
Page 3 - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY, Washington, DC The committee met at 10:45 am, Hon. Henry Steagall (chairman) presiding.
Page 8 - The purpose is to control not the use of the property but the right of possession. The purpose of that language, if you read the preceding sentence, is to — prohibit the recovery of possession of such property, without regard to subsequent sale, and any practices or agreements relating to 'easing or renting such property or the possession or occupancy thereof.
Page 11 - ... undertaken.4 Although the President in his message to Congress on April 27, 1942, urged that the appropriate steps be taken, this was not done. On September 7 the President addressed Congress again and urged amendment of the Emergency Price Control Act. On October 2 the act was amended and the President was authorized and directed to issue a general order stabilizing prices, wages and salaries affecting the cost of living, so far as practicable, on the basis of the levels which existed on September...
Page 5 - I do not know what has been done with respect to the checking of the adulteration of food; probably the hon.
Page 4 - ... appreciate it. Mr. HARRIMAN. I understand that the draft has been submitted to the staff of the committee for consideration. The purpose of my requesting the privilege of appearing is to explain the purposes of consular convention, what we expect to gain from it, some of the important provisions, and to answer any questions that you, Mr. Chairman, and members of the committee may have. May I first indicate that I hope this will be kept confidential because there are one or two provisions that...
Page 19 - ... off from wool and add it on to the meat under the Steagall amendment. If you want to add it on to the meat, it is perfectly all right with me, but you cannot divorce the two in the animal. Whether you want to put the wool high and the meat low, or the wool low and the meat high, is all right with me. I know you well enough to know you are not going to take- the position the whole animal should not be under the provisions of the Steagall amendment. Mr. PACE. The gentleman from Wisconsin misunderstood...

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