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SUBCOMMITTEE ON CIVIL FUNCTIONS AND MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

GLENN R. DAVIS, Wisconsin, Chairman
T. MILLET HAND, New Jersey CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri
ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan
JOHN TABER, New York

JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina
FRANE SANDERS, Boecutive Secretary to Subcommittee

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JOHN TABER, New York, Chairman
RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri
BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa

GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota

HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California WALT HORAN, Washington

ALBERT THOMAS, Texas GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey

MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania

W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas JOHN PHILLIPS, California

JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi ERRETT P. SCRIVNER, Kansas

GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama FREDERIC R. COUDERT, JR., New York

JOHN J. ROONEY, New York CLIFF CLEVENGER, Ohio

J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia EARL WILSON, Indiana

JOHN E, FOGARTY, Rhode Island NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire

ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida GLENN R. DAVIS, Wisconsin

ANTONIO M. FERNANDEZ, New Mexico BENJAMIN F. JAMES, Pennsylvania

PRINCE H. PRESTON, JR., Georgia GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan

OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana FRED E. BUSBEY, Illinois

LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan EDWARD T, MILLER, Maryland

SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois CHARLES W. VURSELL, Illinois

FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota T. MILLET HAND, New Jersey

JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina HAROLD C. OSTERTAG, New York

ALFRED D. SIEMINSKI, New Jersey
OAKLEY HUNTER, California
FRANK T, BOW, Ohio
HAMER H. BUDGE, Idaho
CHARLES R. JONAS, North Carolina
OTTO KRUEGER, North Dakota
ROMAN L, HRUSKA, Nebraska
SAM COON, Oregon
MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin
ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan

GEORGE Y. HARVEY, Clerk
KENNETII SPRANKLE, Assistant Clerk

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CIVIL FUNCTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1955

29

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1954.

MISSOURI RIVER PROJECTS

WITNESSES
HON. BEN F. JENSEN, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE

STATE OF IOWA
HON. E. C. MYRLAND, STATE SENATOR, ONAWA, IOWA
L H. CHRISTENSEN, SERGEANT BLUFF, IOWA
ROBERT M. ROGERS, SERGEANT BLUFF, IOWA
HAROLD O. BENSON, CITY COUNCILMAN, SIOUX CITY, IOWA
ROBERT B. BROOKS, CONSULTING ENGINEER, ST. LOUIS, MO.
HON. CHARLES F. TVRDIK, SPEAKER, NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE

Mr. Davis. We are pleased to have some of our colleagues from the House of Representatives here, as well as a number of people from the Missouri River Valley.

Representative Jensen, our colleague on the committee from Iowa, has assumed the responsibility for presenting this entire program and presenting the important witnesses to us. Mr. Jensen, we will be glad to have such introductory remarks as you would like to make at this time.

Mr. JENSEN. Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the privilege of coming before this committee, as I know every person here does, to explain the need of appropriated funds for bank stabilization and erosion from Sioux City to Omaha, Nebr.

As you know, there are many places along the river where the floodwaters of that river, and even the normal water of the river, are eating away the banks and many, many acres of most valuable land. It is being eroded into the river and washing down to the sea.

I appreciate the fact that you, Mr. Chairman, and some other members of your committee took of your valuable time to go out there this year and see with your own eyes the problem that confronts those people who live along the river, so far as the erosion and other problems are concerned.

I am sorry that I cannot remain and hear the testimony of these gentlemen. For the past month people from over the country, especially in the Western States, have had dates to appear before the subcommittee of which I am chairman, the Interior Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, along with their Congressmen and Senators. Those hearings start this morning; in fact, they are over there now waiting for me. It will be necessary for me to be at that hearing just as it is necessary for you to be at this hearing.

These gentlemen are all well acquainted with the situation as it exists along the river from Omaha to Sioux City. They will give

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