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Approved For Release 2005/11/21 :CIA-RDP70B00338R000300070014-3 May ~', Y968 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD -Extensions of Remarks ATOMIC ENERGY UNIT WARNED ABOUT UTILTTY TRADE GROUP [From the Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times, Mar. 8, 1968] WASHINGTON.-Sen. Lee Metcalf today warned the Atomic Energy commission that the private utility trade association was tak- ing it "down the primrose path." Tho Montana Democrat told A.E.C. Chair- nnan Glen. T. Seaborg that the Edison Elec- tric institute-which the A.E.C. has proposed to head a nationwide survey of atomic power plant sites-"is notorious for misleading and using public officials in order to increase the advantage and profit of its segment oP the industry." The A.E.C. has come under increasing fire because of its proposal and its failure to provide an equal role for public power groups and the government. Informed sources say the commission will shift its stand in a few days and call for the Federal Power commission to head the survey. Metcalf told Seaborg he should familiarize himself with E.E.I.'s qualifications to head up any public policy study. He said he had a "deep interest in making the tremendous benefits- of nuclear power available to all Americana on equitable terms." Metcalf said the F.P.C. showed, in its con- duct of the national power survey, how it could marshal all segments of the power in- dustry and government while retaining re- sponsibility. Available facts, the senator added, indi- cated to him the A.E.C, did not have that capability. Metcalf said he had been "deeply dis- turbed" by the original A.E.C. plan. He noted the E.E.I. was neither a public body nor did it represent the whole electric power indus- As of the end of February, he continued, no one on the A.E.C, had consulted with F.P.C. or public power groups about partici- pating in the nuclear power plant site survey. [Pram the Watertown (N.Y.) Daily News, Mar. 15, 1968 ] NUCLEAR POWER SITE SURVEY NOT PRIVATE INTEREST SHOW (By Alan Emory) WASHINGTON.-AtO~m1C Energy commission Chairman Glenn T. Seaborg today prom- ised not to turn over the government's atomic power plant site survey to the private utility companies' trade association. He said the A.E.C. had "no intention" of pursuing such a plan. Seaborg also conceded the A.E.C. would have done better to explore the problem with more organizations than Just the Edison Electric institute. The chairman indicated the end result would probably be an interdepartmental study along the lines suggested in October by A.E.C. Commissioner James T. Ramey. Ramey favored having the Federal Power commission run the show, but Seaborg said it might be headed by a newly-formed energy policy stair. An A.E.C. proposal to allow the E.E.I. to head the study and have other federal agen- cies and public power groups participate "as required" drew fiI?e in and out of congress. Seaborg said discussions with other ar- ganizations were designed to focus industry attention on the subject of power plant sites. Discussions with E.E.I., he said, were "only a part of the overall study plans" and part of that was "still in the formative stage." The early talks are aimed mainly at identifying factors to be considered, he added, and "no definitive arrangements have been consummated regarding the conduct of such studies." In a letter to American Public Power as- sociation General Manager Alex Rodin, Sea- berg, said A.E.C. officials had referred to the future involvement of the F.P.C. and Radin'e association. The A.E.C., said the chairman, "does not plan to commission others, such as the E.E.I. to conduct such comprehensive siting studies fo:r nuclear plants except as would be part of an interdepartmental or similar effort." Early talks were held with the private in- dustry group, he saki, because E.E.I. com- prised "by Par the largest segment of the industry and E.E.I, expressed a willingness to participate in such efrorts." "We have not delegated any responsi- bility to E.E.I., he added, "and A,E.C. has no intention of doing so." Seaborg hinted again the A.E.C. did not have Jurisdiction ovel? the consumer aspects of power operations, and the consumer angle reinforced the need for an interdepartmental group to conduct the survey. The A.E.C. en- dorses this "more strongly than ever," he declared. In retrospect," Seaborg told Rodin, "a broader exploration of the problem with more organizations would have been in order." CONGRESSIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM HON. JOHN R. DELLENBACK OF OREGON IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Tuesday, May 7, 1968 Mr. DELLENBAC:K. Mr. Speaker, in an effort to make our National Government come alive to our young people, last year Mrs. Dellenback and I instituted a pro- gram which we called our congressional scholars program. When we began the program, we asked the school authorities o:f Oregon's Fourth Congressional District to select students who would be particularly able to learn and profit from a week in the Nation's C:l~pital and who would be willing and able to pass along to their fellow students in their respective counties what they learned here. The transportation expenses were taken care of through arrangements made by the education districts involved. While in Washington, the students were the guests of the Dellenback family. Tlie eight students who visited us last year did a marvelous job of reporting their experiences upon their return to Oregon. Our young guests' stay with us was so successful that we decided to con- tinue the program this year and to ex- pand the number o:f congressional scho- lars to 12. From more than 100 applicants, 12 outstanding young people were selected by a committee of educators to be our guests this year. Mrs. Dellenback, the children, and I were pleased to have liv- ixig in our home during this year's pro- g]'al]l Bill Ankeny, Myrtle Creek; Steve Green- wood, Eugene; John Heinz, Coos Bay; Robert Pete, Phoenix; Gary Cully, Eugene; John Fisher, Eugene; Kris Keil, Ashland; Teri Schwarz, Gold Beach; Ronald Blanton, Eu- gene; Cynthia Buhl, Myrtle Creek.; John Craig, Springfield; Celia Duboraw, Grants Pcess. While they were with us, we sought to give these scholar,; an opportunity to meet some of the peolile and observe as E 3825 many as possible of the procedures and structures through which and in which our National Government lives and per- forms its functions. It was a most en- couraging and stimulating experience for us to note the concerned and responsible manner in wYlich these outstanding young people observed, thought about, and discussed the representatives and operations of their Government first hand. I mention this program today with the thought that some of my colleagues might be interested in this kind of pro- gram and adapt it for scholars in their respective districts. I know that involve- ment in such a program has been a most satisfying expe~lence for the Dellen- EA T-WEST TRADE HON. VNAYNE MORSE OF OREGON IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES Tuesday, May 7, .1968 Mr. MORSE. Mr. President, the Amer- ican Management Association performed a singular service to our economic com- munity when, early in March, it hosted an orientation and briefing conference in New York City on the subject of East-West trade. I was among those privileged to address this important session. My remarks on that occasion were placed inter the RECORn, on April 29. The conference agenda included im- portant remarks by a number of distin- guished businessmen, scholars, and dip- lomats. Iknow that several of the ad- dresses delivered contained. particularly significant commentary on the East- West trade structure that will be of interest to my colleagues and to the public. I ask unanimous consent that a selec- tion of addresses by various conference participants be printed in the Extensions of Remarks. There being no objection, the address- es were ordered to be printed in the RECORD, as follows: GPPORTUNITIES FOR TRADE WITH THE EAST: LOST AND FOUND (By Tino Perutz, Managing Director, Omni Division, C. Tennant, Sons & Co., of New -York ) The topic of my talk is Opportunities for Trade With the East: Lost and Found. My remarks are personal;. and not necessarily the views of my company. Ever since Caeaar, on his way to the Forum, was warned by the soothsayer to beware the Ides of March, this has been a, month of im- portant events. Fifty years ago ,yesterday the new Bolshevik government, which assumed power Sn Rus- sia on November 7, 1917, signed the peace treaty of Brest-Litovsk with the Gentral pow- ers. A year later, irI March 1919, the third International (Comintern) was founded with the ultimate aim of bringing; about world revolution. (Comintern was dissolved-as Cominfarm-in 1956.) On the Ides of March 1921 Lenin introduced N.E.P., the New Eco- nomic Polley, by saying "let's take one step backward in order to take two steps forward." A year later Stalin became Secretary-Gen- eral of the Party. In March 1953 Stalin died, and three years later at the tgventieth Party Congress, was Approved For Release 2005/11/21 :CIA-RDP70B00338R000300070014-3 Approved For Release 2005/11/21 :CIA-RDP70B00338R000300070014-3 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD -Extensions of Remarks Mat' T; 1968 denounced for megalomania and repressions. After de-Stalinization the Soviet Union went on to scientific, technological achievements, among them the launching of the first astro- naut into space. The standard of living of the Russian people was greatly improved, and on the political scene, collective leader- ship was established. With the publication in 1962 of Professor Evzei Liberman's economic theories, anew economic concept was proposed, substituting profitability for Stakhanovism, and market demand for rigid central planning. Fifty years ago in the United States the income tax ranged from one to six percent- the Gross National Product reached 40 bil- lion dollars, and Congress was about to deter- mine that we should disengage ourselves from international involvements. A Rip van Winkle, who had fallen asleep at that time, would hardly comprehend the changes that have made America the world's leading in- dustrial and political power. And had he been interested in our economy at the time he feel asleep, he would now undoubtedly cry: "Socialism". If, similarly, tl:e hero of Mayakowski's "Bedbug' would ]nave been frozen for the same period, and would now thaw into a new Russia, he mi};ht well mutter: "Capital- ism". I had the privilege of addressing the East- West seminar last year, and would like to compare today's outlook and opportunities fn East-West trade with those of last year. Last year some of us expected that hearings on the East-West Trade Bill would be sched- uled in 1967. This bill was added to the leg- islative junkheap in May 1966, as Senator Mansfield announced upon introducing the bill. Now we have all given up hope that this bill will be salvaged in the course of this year. President Johnson authorized the Exim- bank in October 1966 to-extend its export guarantee program to sales of U.S. goods to five East European countries. Under this au- thorization medium term guarantees would have enabled U.S. companies to obtain non- recourse financing through U.S. banks or through :Eurodollar sources, thereby allow- ing U.S. exporters to compete with European sellers. When the Senate passed the Exim- bank extension bill in August 1967, this presidential authorization was specifically repudiated. The House passed this restrictive bill on February 'J, 1968. This is a serious setback compared to last year. The omission of reference to East-West trade in the President's State of the Union :message this year indicates that the bridge- building concept of 1967 has been abandoned, at least tempomarily. The over-all feeling in Congress toward trade with Eastern Europe has changed in the last twelve months from a more or less passive unfriendliness to active hostility. This change in sentiment was naturally caused by the escalation in Vietn