Nomination of Rexford G. Tugwell: Hearings ... August 6, 12, 13, and 16, 1941


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Side 57 - Surely nothing more immediately touches the local concern of Puerto Rico than legislation giving effect to the Congressional restriction on corporate land holdings. This policy was born of the special needs of a congested population largely dependent upon the land for its livelihood.
Side 84 - ... corporations to cultivate sugar cane in the island can not be disputed, and the executive council has, within the past few months, passed a resolution recommending a modification of the statute. A sugar estate of 500 acres is hardly large enough to tempt capitalists subscribing to stock investments. The principle which would prevent a few corporations from acquiring unlimited quantities of cane lands, perhaps all in Porto Rico, is a salutary one, but on the other hand, to confine ownership to...
Side 85 - Ricans were made citizens of the United States with all the rights and Privileges pertaining thereto by an act of Congress in 1917.
Side 80 - A better procedure would be to provide for initial holding by a public agency, setting up on family places, with secure lifetime tenure, as many families as possible who desire to live that way, and establishing cash-crop farms to beoperated on a participating basis.
Side 85 - The aim of the Foraker Act and the Organic Act was to give Puerto Rico full power of local self-determination, with an autonomy similar to that of the states and incorporated territories".
Side 66 - Since the underlying validity of the relationship is its bilateral character, it will be as permanent as the people of Puerto Rico and the people of the United States wish it to be.
Side 85 - Of these, the Governor, the attorney general, the commissioner of education and the auditor are appointed by the President of the United States.
Side 11 - Do any other members of the committee wish to ask any questions ? Mr.

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