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SUBCOMMITTEE ON CIVIL FUNCTIONS AND MILITARY CONSTRUCTION
GLENN R. DAVIS, Wisconsin, Chairman
JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina
Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations
WASHINGTON : 1954
JOHN TABER, New York, Chairman
GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
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
GEORGE Y. HARVEY, Clerk
CIVIL FUNCTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1955
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1954.
MISSOURI RIVER PROJECTS
STATE OF IOWA
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