Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939 Page: 31 of 263
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projects and to plan for the future of the State. The State Planning
Board is designed to aid, assist and advise the Governor. Surely, it is
not asking too much to suggest that the Governor should be permitted
to name the members of his own advisory board.
It is my understanding that in all other states where state planning
boards have been created, the power of appointment has been given
to the Governor. I hope this Legislature will manifest equal confidence
in the chief executive of Texas.
JAMES V. ALLRED
Governor of Texas
February 21, 1935.
To the Senate of the Forty-fourth Legislature of the State of Texas:
I submit to you for emergency consideration the following matter:
Pursuant to the provisions of H. C. R. 26, adopted February 1, 1935,
I attended a conference of the governors and their representatives from
the oil producing states held at Dallas, Texas, on February 15th and 16th
for the purpose of discussing, formulating and recommending a form of
compact between said states to accomplish the conservation of petroleum
and natural gas and the prevention of physical waste of these natural
I have the honor to report that as a result of said conference a compact
was entered into, duly signed by the Governors of the States of Oklahoma
and Texas, and by representatives of the Governors of California,
New Mexico, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Kansas; such
compact subject, of course, to the approval of the law-making body of
each of said states. The compact as entered into reads as follows:
"An Interstate Compact to Conserve Oil and Gas.
"This agreement may become effective within any compacting state at
any time as prescribed by that state, and shall become effective within
those states ratifying it whenever any three of the States of Texas,
Oklahoma, California, Kansas and New Mexico have ratified and Congress
has given its consent. Any oil-producing state may become a party
hereto as hereinafter provided.
"The purpose of this compact is to conserve oil and gas by the prevention
of physical waste thereof from any cause.
"Each state bound hereby agrees that within a reasonable time it will
enact laws, or if laws have been enacted, then it agrees to continue the
same in force, to accomplish within reasonable limits the prevention of:
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