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AMISTAD DAM AND RES

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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AEEAIRS

HOUSE OE REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION
ON

H.R. 8080

A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE CONCLUSION OF AN
AGREEMENT FOR THE JOINT CONSTRUCTION BY THE
UNITED STATES AND MEXICO OF A MAJOR INTERNA-
TIONAL STORAGE DAM ON THE RIO GRANDE IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY OF
FEBRUARY 3, 1944, WITH MEXICO, AND
FOR OTHER PURPOSES

FEBRUARY 8, 9, 10; MARCH 7 AND 18, 1960

Printed for the use of the Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Subcommittee On Inter-american Affairs

ARMISTEAD I. SELDEN, Jr., Alabama, Chairman

BARRATT O'HARA, Illinois DONALD L. JACKSON, California

DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida CHESTER E. MERROW, New Hampshire

OMAR BURLESON, Texas

Harry C. Cromer, Investigator-C»nsultant
Helen L. Hashaqen, Staff Assistant

II

CONTENTS

WITNESSES

Monday, February 8, 1960: Page

Cook, W. E., Del Rio, Tex., director, South Texas Chamber of Com-

merce, Inc., San Antonio, Tex 32

Drake, Jack EL, secretary, Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Commit-
tee, Weslaco, Tex 61

Fisher, Hon. O. C, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas 2,30

Friedkin, Joseph F., principal engineer, supervising, U.S. Section,

International Boundary and Water Commission, United States

and Mexico 27

Hardeman, Hon. Dorsey B., San Angelo, Tex., State Senator, State

of Texas 36

Hewitt, Col. L. H., Commissioner, U.S. Section, International

Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico 8

Hill, Frank Y., on behalf of the city of Laredo, county of Webb,

county of Zapata, Tex., and the Laredo Chamber of Commerce 52

Kilgore, Hon. Joe M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas 39,60

Pettit, M. H., chairman, Diablo Dam Committee of the Chamber of

Commerce of Del Rio, Tex 31

Rhodes, Jeremiah Ingels, Eagle Pass, Tex., on behalf of the city of

Eagle Pass, Tex., the county of Maverick, Tex., the Maverick

County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, and the

Chamber of Commerce of the City of Eagle Pass, Tex 40

White, Glenn G., Donna, Tex., representing the Texas Farm Bureau

Federation 62

Tuesday, February 9, 1960:

Cobb, James R., general manager, Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.,

Austin, Tex 99

Ellis, Clyde T., general manager, National Rural Electric Cooperative

Association, Washington, D.C 92

Fisher, Hon. O. C, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas 105

Hewitt, Col. L. H., Commissioner, U.S. Section, International

Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico 102

Krezdorn, Roy, consulting engineer, Texas Electric Cooperatives,

Inc., Austin, Tex 83

Robinson, Charles A., Jr., staff engineer, National Rural Electric

Cooperative Association, Washington, D.C 93

Shepperd, Riggs, Hondo, Tex., chairman, Power and Technical Com-
mittee, Texas Electric Cooperatives 76

Smith, Ernest, United Merchants of Eagle Pass, Tex 74

Yarborough, Hon. Ralph, U.S. Senator from the State of Texas 69

Wednesday, February 10, 1960:

Bennett, Newcomb B., Jr., Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Recla-

mation, Department of the Interior 130

Crum, Stewart P., Chief, Section of Basin and Project Plans, Division

of River Basins, Bureau of Power, Federal Power Commission 126

Friedkin, Joseph S., principal engineer, supervising, U.S. Section,

International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and

Mexico 121,148

Hewitt, Col. L. H., Commissioner, U.S. Section, International Bound-

ary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico 113, 148

Hughes, Phillip S., Assistant Director for Legislative Reference,

Bureau of the Budget 133

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Wednesday, February 10, 1960—Continued *»«•

Kilgore, Hon. Joe S., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas 142

Kugel, Kenneth, Resources and Civil Works Division, Bureau of the

Budget 135

Mason, John C, Deputy General Counsel, Federal Power Commission. 116

Osborne, Melville E., Officer in Charge of Mexican Affairs, Department

of State 107

Weaver, Frank L., Chief, Division of River Basins, Bureau of Power,

Federal Power Commission 117

Monday, March 7, 1960:

Crocket, Stanley B., Harlingen, Tex., president of Texas Citrus

Mutual, and representing landowners of Cameron County Water

Control and Improvement District No. 1, La Feria Water Control

and Improvement District No. 3, and Adams Garden Water Con-

trol and Improvement District; also Texas Canners Association 201

Cunningham, Paul Y., Brownsville, Tex., attorney for Cameron

County Water Control and Improvement Districts 5 and 6, and

Cameron County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 175

Drake, Jack H., secretary, Lower Rio Grande Water Committee, and

executive vice president and general manager, Lower Rio Grande

Valley Chamber of Commerce 190

Fisher, Hon. O. C, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas 209

Hudson, Hon. Hubert, Brownsville, Tex., State Senator, State of

Texas 204

Kazen, Hon. Abraham, Jr., Laredo, Tex., State Senator, State of

Texas 206

Kilgore, Hon. Joe M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas 156

Klein, Arthur A., Harlingen, Tex., attorney for Cameron County
Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, La Feria Water
Control and Improvement District, Cameron County No. 3,
Cameron County Water Control and Improvement District No. 19,
and Cameron County Water Improvement District No. 16 199

Mills, C. Y., Mission, Tex., member, Lower Rio Grande Water Com-

mittee 158

Parish, W. D., manager, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties Water Control

and Improvement District No. 9 172

Smith, Garland F., Wcslaco, Tex., general attorney for Hidalgo and

Cameron Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 9.. 163

Smith, Kenneth M., MeAllen, Tex 194

Friday, March 18, 1960:

Bates, J. L., president, Central Power & Light Co., Corpus Christi,

Tex 234

Fisher, Hon. 0, C, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas . -- 232

Hurd, Thomas J., general manager, Rio Grande Klectric Cooperative,

Inc., Brackettvllle, Tex 219

Jones, A. P., planning engineer, Central I'ower & Light Co., Corpus

Christi, Tox- .- - - --- 240

Kilgore, lion. Joe M,, n Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas . 229

Reavley, general counsel, Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., Austin,

Tex - - .--- 222

LETTERS, HTATKMKNTH, AND MKMORANDUMS
HUHMITTKD KOH Till"! RECORD

H.R. 8080, a bill to authorlsso the conclusion of an agreement for the joint
construction by the United States of a major International storage dam
on the Rio Grande in accordance with Lie provisions of the treaty of
February 3, 1944, with Mexico, and for other purposes, text of . ... 1

Ratio of U.S. benefits to costs if Federal Government built a powerplant

at proposed Amistad Dam site, tabulation on, submitted by Joseph S.

FriedHn, International Boundary and Water Commission 26

South Texas Chamber of C icrc'e, resolution of 33

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