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Restricting Exportation of Douglas Fir Peeler
Logs and Port Orford Cedar Logs
A BILL TO RESTRICT THE EXPORTATION OF CERTAIN
LOGS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
MAY 12 AND 15, 1939
Printed for the use of the Committee on Commerce
U 3 Hal 1939
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE
JOSIAH WILLIAM BAILEY, North Carolina, Chairman MORRIS SHEPPARD, Texas
CHARLES L. MONARY, Oregon HATTIE W. CARAWAY, Arkansas
HIRAM W. JOHNSON, California BENNETT CHAMP CLARK, Missouri ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan JOHN H. OVERTON, Louisiana
WALLACE H. WHITE, JR., Maine THEODORE G. BILBO, Mississippi
ERNEST W. GIBSON, Vermont
W. WARREN BARBOUR, New Jersey
A. HAND JAMES, Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISHERIES, FOREST PRODUCTS, MINERALS, AND LAND SURVEY
THEODORE G. BILBO, Mississippi, Chairman FRANCIS T. MALONEY, Connecticut CHARLES L. McNARY, Oregon CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida
HIRAM JOHNSON, California JOSH LEE, Oklahoma
WALLACE H. WHITE, JR., Maine JAMES M. SLATTERY, Illinois
RESTRICTING EXPORTATION OF DOUGLAS FIR PEELER
LOGS AND PORT ORFORD CEDAR LOGS
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1939
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10:30 a. m., in the Commerce Committee room at the Capitol, Senator Bilbo (chairman) presiding.
President: Senators Bilbo (chairman), Lee, and McNary.
This is a meeting of the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Forest Prod. ucts, Minerals, and Land Surveys for the purpose of considering S. 1108.
(S. 1108 and the amendment thereto, are as follows:
[S. 1107, 76th Cong., 1st Sess.)
A BILL To restrict the exportation of certain Douglas fir peeler logs and Port Orford
cedar logs and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Douglas fir peeler logs shall not be exported from the United States, or any Territory or possession thereof, except with the approval of the President on the joint recommendation of the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Agriculture, after an application made to the Secretary of Commerce.
SEC. 2. For the purposes of this Act, a "peeler log" shall mean a log (a) hav. ing a diameter of twenty-four or more inches at either end; (b) suitable for rotary veneer cutting and capable of producing not less than 20 per centum of clear veneer, based upon the scale content of the log; (c) having not less than eight annual rings per inch at the smaller end; and (d) not containing such defects as shatter, excessive splits, loose annual rings, loose or soft heart decay, or any other defect which makes such a long unsuitable for rotary veneer cutting. Any defect apparent at both ends of a log shall be considered to exist throughout a log.
SEC. 3. For the purposes of this Act, Port Oxford cedar logs shall not be exported from the United States irrespective of size or quality.
SEO. 4. Any person who knowingly exports or causes to be exported any such logs without the approval of the President, as provided in his Act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction in any district court of the United States, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.