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Recording Date: 1947-1958

File Identifier:MA012-AV-0175_01

South Dakota Farmers Union president, Paul Opsahl, introduces Merrell Q. Sharpe, former governor of South Dakota, who gives a radio address about the consumer power districts bill before the South Dakota Legislature. He supports the equal distribution of power to all South Dakotans at the lowest possible rates. Private power companies are against consumer power districts. A man is speaking at a conference about price supports. He is for the restoration of storage capacities for farm commodities across the U.S. He also talks about parity and farmers cooperatives. He also states that he feels that the American farmer has done the most to fight communism. A man is speaking at a conference about the Standard Oil monopoly. The recording ends in the middle of his speech.

Subject Heading

South Dakota Farmers Union
Agriculture -- South Dakota -- Societies, etc.
Agriculture, Cooperative -- South Dakota
Sharpe, Merrill Q. (Merrill Quentin), 1888-1962
Electric utilities -- Law and legislation

Item Type

Sound Recording - Non-Musical

Physical Format

Wire recordings



Digital Publisher

South Dakota State University