THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Mar. 22, 1926

At his conference with the press the President explained what he wanted done with Muscle Shoals (q. v.): 1) If possible Congress should decide definitely on a lease of the plant before the end of the present session. 2) Some provision should be in the lease so that the lessee would be required to manufacture nitrates as well as electric power, because the manufacture of nitrates would not only tend to give farmers cheaper fertilizer but be absolutely vital to the country in time of war,...

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