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BEFORE THE

HEARINGS
U.S. Congreso House,
COMMITTEE ON RIVERS AND HARBORS,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H. R. 6407
A BILL AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR
AND PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC
WORKS ON RIVERS AND HARBORS

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

APRIL 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, AND

MAY 3, 6, AND 9, 1946

Printed for the use of the Committee on Rivers and Harbors

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COMMITTEE ON RIVERS AND HARBORS

JOSEPH J. MANSFIELD, Texas, Chairman HUGH PETERSON, Georgia

GEORGE A. DONDERO, Michigan C. JASPER BELL, Missouri

WILLIAM A. PITTENGER, Minnesota GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina ROBERT L. RODGERS, Pennsylvania JOHN E. RANKIN, Mississippi

HOMER D. ANGELL, Oregon FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama

GEORGE H. BENDER, Ohio HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

SID SIMPSON, Illinois 0. C. FISHER, Texas

JAMES C. AUCHINCLOSS, New Jersey HENRY D. LARCADE, JR., Louisiana JOHN C. BUTLER, New York J. HARDIN PETERSON, Florida

WILLIAM C. COLE, Missouri CLYDE DOYLE, California

ALVIN E. O'KONSKI, Wisconsin JAMES P. GEELAN, Connecticut

GORDON L. MCDONOUGH, California HERBERT J. MCGLINCHEY, Pennsylvania WILLIAM W. LINK, Illinois

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska JAMES J. DELANEY, New York

JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hawaii
JOSEPH H. MCGANN, Clerk

JOSEPH H. MCGANN, Jr., Assistant Clerk
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Page.

Absecon Inlet, N. J---

45

Adams Bayou, Sabine, River, Tex. (Printed separately.)

Akina, Clement, statement-

290

Allen, James H., telegram---

96

Amendment, proposed, re Santee-Congaree Rivers, S. C-----

304

American Merchant Marine Institute, Inc. :

Letter

25

Testimony-

38

Angell, Hon. Homer D., statement-

223

Andrews, Hon. George, statement-

251

Apalachicola, Chattahoochie, and Flint Rivers, Fla. and Ga-

239

Aransas Pass (town), Tex_---

81

Arkansas River and tributaries, Arkansas and Oklahoma. (Printed sep

arately.)

Association of American Railroads, spokesman.

132

Astoria Harbor, Oreg-

228

Atlantic Refining Co., letter---

26

Bainbridge, Ga.:

Representative-

253

Resolution

255

Barnegat Inlet, N. J--

41

Baton Rouge (La.) Port Development Association, spokesman. 179, 275

Beach Erosion Board, proposed amendment-

308

Beach Erosion Subcommittee, brief.

165

Bell, Mayor Grady, statement--

253

Berry, Joe E., brief_.

302

Big Sandy River, and Tug and Levisa Forks, Ky., W. Va., and Va.

(Printed separately.)

Big Sioux River, S. Dak_

56

Piles Creek, Delaware River, Pa.

49

Bland, Hon. S. O., statement--

89, 92

Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, representative_.

14, 26,

34, 39, 71, 98, 149, 183, 206, 239, 269, 308

Bradley, Hon. Michael J., statement-

97

Brazos Island Harbor, Tex..

85

Brazos River, Mill Creek, Tex_

80

Bridgeport (Conn.) Chamber of Commerce, spokesman and brief-

31

Bridgeport Harbor, Conn.-

26

Bureau of Reclamation, representative---

305

Calcasieu River and Pass, La.

162

Calumet Sag Channel, Ill. and Ind. (Printed separately.)

Capehart, Homer E., letter---

255

Cape May Canal, N. J--

264

Carter, Commissioner Jerry W., telegram.

147

Central Dock Co., letter--

222

Central Florida, Inc., telegram.

146

Chalkley, Harry G., statement-

160

Chaney, H. F., letter -

221

Chattahoochee (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce, spokesman..

254

Chattahoochee River, Ga---

239

Chicago River, North Branch, Ill.-

200

Chief of Engineers, Office, civilian engineer.

310

Cities Service Co., Lake Charles, La., representative_

174

Cleveland Harbor, Ohio. (Printed separately.)

Coachman, Walter, Jr., telegram..

145

Columbia River at Astoria, Oreg-

228

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Columbia River at The Dalles, Oreg---

233

Columbia River, Foster Creek Dam, Wash. (Printed separately.)

Columbia River, Vancouver, Wash., to The Dalles, Oreg-

283

Columbia (S. C.) Chamber of Commerce:

Representative.

298

Brief_

302

Congaree River, S. C.-

293

Connecticut State Port Survey Commission, representative_

36, 49

Continental Oil Co., Lake Charles, La., representative..

174

Coos Bay Lumber Co., letter---

221

Coos Bay, Oreg--

209

Coos Bay, Oreg., water-borne shipments, lists of..

215

Corps of Engineers, representatives--

1, 14, 34,

39, 77, 98, 149, 183, 206, 239, 269, 308
Cost of river and harbor works to June 30, 1944, table_

118
Costs, estimated, of projects in the bill, table..

5
Cox, E. W., resolution..

255

Cox, Hon. E. E., statement-

250

Cumberland River, Ky, and Tenn. (Printed separately.)

Dant & Russell, Inc., letter--

218

Dark Head Creek, Md--

87

Darling, R. J., letter----

218

Doughton, Hon. Ralph H., statement-

122

Delaware River Basin, Interstate Commission, telegram

96

Delaware River, Biles Creek, Pa--

49

Devils Swamp Barge Canal, La---

266

Dockendorff & Co., brief..

29

Dockendorff, J. H., brief.

29

Duncan Slough, Siuslaw River, Oreg-

309

Eckert, S. B., letter--

31

Ellsworth, Hon. Harris, statement-

209

Ely, Northcutt, statement-

209

Engineer at large, in War Department, section 5 of bill_-

310

Engineer officers, retired, assignment to duties with the Corps_

308

Eufaula, Ala., representative_

252

Fairport Harbor, Ohio.

198

Fall River Harbor, Mass..

39

Farrington, Hon. J. R., statement

289

Feringa, Col. P. A., statements-----14, 26, 34, 39, 77, 98, 149, 183, 206, 239, 269, 308

Fleming, S. P., letter_

220

Flint River, Ga---

239

Florida Railroad Commission, telegram

147

Foster Creek Dam., Wash. (Printed separately.)

Franklin Canal, La----

149

French, Raymond L., Sr., statement_

31

Frith, Alva P., letters -

-170, 173

Garsaud, Col. Marcel, economic survey, Devils Swamp Canal, La-

272

Gary, Hon. J. Vaughan, statement..

90

Gosselin, Arthur H., statement------

36, 49

Great Lakes :

Improving connecting channels, project_

109

Proposed improvements, table---

111

Traffic, estimated savings on..

118

Green, A. H., statement -

290

Growers and Shippers League of Florida, telegram.

146
Gulf intracoastal waterway, Texas:
Aransas Pass Channel project--

81
Commerce on, table_.

82
Port Isabel, improvement at.

85

Gut, Mayor H. James, - telegram.

146

Hallet, Richard M., statement-

Hamilton Veneer Co., telegram

301

Hastings Harbor, Minn.---

191

Hawaii, County of, representative..

Hendricks, Hon. Joe, statement-

142

Hilo Harbor, T. H.--

289

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Hilo (T.H.) Chamber of Commerce, representative.

290

Hilo, (T. H.) Sugar Co., representative-

291

Hoeven, Hon. Charles B., statement_

56, 76

Hollywood Harbor_(Port Everglades), Fla.

119

Honolulu Harbor, T. H..

280

Illinois River at Peoria, Ill_--

277

Illinois waterway-Calumet Sağ Channel and Indiana Harbor and Canal,

Ill. and Ind. (Printed separately.)

Indiana Harbor and Canal, Ind. (Printed separately.)

Interior Department, representative---

305

Intracoastal Canal Association, representative-

53

Izac, Hon. Ed V., statement-

259

Johnson, Hon. J. Leroy, statement

205

Jumper, Henry F., brief -

302

Kelly, John, statement.--

74

Kendall, John C., statement-

214

Kimball, Harold E., statement.

23

King, A. Paul, statement---

43

Knappen, Theodorė, statement..

38

Korn Industries, Inc., telegrams---

301, 302

Labor, amount of, employed in river and harbor works, analysis...

8

Ladner, Grover C., telegram---

97

Lake Carriers Association, spokesman.-

114

Lake Charles deep water channel, Louisiana.

162

Lake Charles, La.:

Chamber of commerce, testimony-

160

Letter

170

Port of, testimony-

168

Vessels, using the waterway-

170

Lake Pepin, Minn.-

196

Lansing Harbor, Iowa --

190

Larcade, Hon. Henry D., Jr---

155, 164

Lavon Reservoir, Trinity River, Tex..

309

Lee, John D., telegram.--

302

Leonard, H. C., statement --

179, 275

Levisa and Tug Forks, Ky., W. Va., and Va. (Printed separately.)

Linton, John S.:

Brief

302

Statement

298

Logan, J. E., telegrams.

301, 302

Long Beach Island (N. J.) Board of Trade, representative_

44

Louisiana State Department of Public Works:

Spokesman.

151, 158, 178

Brief

270

Luce, Hon. Clare Boothe, statement by secretary of---

29

Lueddemann, H., letter--

218

Lyle, Hon. John E., Jr., statement.---

84

Maine Port Authority, representative--

21

Mann, F. W., statement.

174

Markle, Frank B., letter-

173

Marriott, W. H., statement..

68

Marshall, Mayor Fred D., brief.

302

Mattaponi River, Va----

88

McAlpine, William H., data in re--

310

McConnell, Hon. Samuel K., Jr., statement-

97

McKenzie, Hon. Charles E., statement...

162

McKeown, Joseph, letter_.

222

Mermentau River and tributaries, Louisiana--

153

Louisiana and Texas intracoastal waterway:

Arkansas Pass, channel from..

81

Brazos Island Harbor," channel, in.

85

Commerce on, table-

82

Plaquemine-Morgan City alternate route_

177

Middle Creek and Dark Head Creek, Ma-

87
Mill Creek, Tex_-

80
Miller, Dale, statement -

53

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