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VALLEY

HEARINGS

BEFORE

THE COMMITTEE ON FLOOD CONTROL

HOUSE

SEVENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

A PLAN TO MODIFY AND EXTEND THE PROJECT FOR
FLOOD CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER AUTHORIZED BY
THE FLOOD CONTROL ACT

OF 1928

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11.95 1985

COMMITTEE ON FLOOD CONTROL

SEVENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

RILEY J. WILSON, Louisiana, Chairman
WILL M. WHITTINGTON, Mississippi ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania
GLENN GRISWOLD, Indiana

HARRY L. ENGLEBRIGHT, California CLEVELAND DEAR, Louisiana

CHARLES W. TOBEY, New Hampshire OTHA D. WEARIN, Iowa

HENRY M, KIMBALL, Michigan
MONRAD C. WALLGREN, Washington FRANK CARLSON, Kansas
ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio
R. A. GREEN, Florida
LEO KOCIALKOWSKI, Illinois
MILTON H. WEST, Texas
JAMES L. QUINN, Pennsylvania
PHIL FERGUSON, Oklahoma
JOHN STEVEN MCGROARTY, California
ORVILLE ZIMMERMAN, Missouri
JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

BERNARD J. GEHRMANN, Wisconsin

BYRON B. CANN, Clerk
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CONTENTS

Statement of —

Page

Alexander, James W., Paragould, Ark....

498

Allen, J. S., chief engineer, Board of Mississippi Levee Commis-

sioners, Greenville, Miss.

218

Andrews, Frank H., Vicksburg, Miss.

219

Armstrong, W. B., Lake City, Ark..

494

Barbre, Steve, chairman of the board of equalization, Pointe Coupee

Parish, La

242

Beck, J. 0. E., Hughes, St. Francis County, Ark..

498

Blaess, A. F., chief engineer, Illinois Central System, Chicago, Ill.,

chairman committee of engineers representing Mississippi Valley

railroads affected by flood-control project..

320

Block, Dave, chairman State Highway Commission of Arkansas,

Wynne, Ark.

502

Brown, Edgar, member Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners,

Greenville, Miss

218

Bullis, G. P., representative of the Fifth Louisiana Levee District.. 312
Burke, F. N., Marianna, Ark.

483
Burke, J. G., Helena, Ark.-

247, 635
Burnside, W. W., representative of the citizens of Tensas Parish, La-- 253
Carlson, A., Trumann, Poinsetta County, Ark..

432, 493
Catoe, E. V. Jr..

211

Clark, Hon. Bennett Champ, United States nator from the State

of Missouri..

574

Coleman, Charles R., Osceola, Ark.

501

Curry, Hon. Joseph T., State Representative of Louisiana, St. Joseph,

La..

406

Doxey, Hon. Wall, Representative in Congress from the State of

Mississippi.--

--213, 810

Driver, Hon. William J., representative in Congress from the State

of Arkansas...

-487, 791

Elam, W. E., assistant engineer, Board of Mississippi Levee Commis-
sioners, Greenville, Miss

218

Ferguson, Brig. Gen. Harley B., Corps of Army Engineers, president of

the Mississippi River Commission, Vicksburg, Miss.. --74, 250, 658

Ford, Hon. A. L., Representative in Congress from the State of

Mississippi.

803

Friend, A, B., Sardis, Miss--

268
Gary, H. L.

211
Gilbert, Hon. H. W., a member of the State Senate of Louisiana,
Wisner, La..

294
Gillison, J. C., Lake Village, Chicot County, Ark.

342, 376
Gregg, C. B., Jonesboro, Ark.

496

Hamley, Martian, Lake Providence, La---

718

Hobson, E. E., attorney at law, Arkansas City, Ark.

440
Hodges, Lt. Col. J. N., United States Corps of Army Engineers, dis-
trict engineer, New Orleans, La..

181
Hoge, Maj. W.M., United States Corps of Army Engineers, district
engineer, Memphis, Tenn..

578

Houck, C.'N., secretary-treasurer of Miller Lumber Co., Marianna,

Ark.

479

Hudson, Fred G., Jr., attorney at law, Monroe, La.

406
Hunt, Warren, attorney at law, Rayville, La.

-355, 358

Jacobs, Harry, associate engineer State Board of Engineers of Louisi-

ana, New Orleans, La.

-258, 695

Joffrion, Winston K., Marksville, La.

250

Jones, Earl E., Kennett, Mo.

487

Statement of_Continued

Page

Jones, Howard, member Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners,

Greenville, Miss..

218

Jones, Hon. Langdon R., president of the St. Francis Flood Associa-

tion of Missouri and Arkansas, and State representative of Missouri. 504

Kell, A. E., president board of commissioners Fifth Louisiana Levee

District, Tallulah, La---

381

Kellner, Ernest, attorney Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners,
Greenville, Miss..

218
Kemper, J. P., Fordche, La.

774
Klorer, John, chief engineer State of Louisiana, New Orleans, La---234,299
Knowlton, S. D., member Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners,
Greenville, Miss

218
Lant, N. E., bridge engineer Louisiana Highway Commission, Baton
Rouge, La---

255

McGehee, Hon. Dan R., Representative in Congress from the State of

Mississippi -

816

Mann, S. H., Forrest City, Ark..

478

Markham, Maj. Gen. Edward M., Chief of Army Engineers -2,23,639

Martin, Wade O., Chairman of the Louisiana Flood Control Com-

mittee, St. Martinville, La-

621

Meyer, J. W. Blytheville, Ark.

576
Milliken, Miss Marie, Lake Providence, La_

326
Mitchell, E. F., chief engineer of the Texas & Pacific Railroad Co.,
Dallas, Tex.

332

Montgomer, M. B., chancellor eleventh Chancellor District, Yazoo

City, Miss

689

Mounger, H. P., president of the police jury of Pointe Coupee Parish,
Lettsworth, La

236
Negus, W. H., member board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners,
Greenville, Miss.

218
Offenhiser, N. E., chief engineer, Yazoo Mississippi Delta Levee
Board, Clarksdale, Miss__

219
Oliver, Maj. L. E., United States Corps of Army Engineers, district
engineer, Vicksburg, Miss

-117,154
Pfeiffer, Paul, member of the board, St. Francis Drainage District,
Clay and Greene Counties, Piggott, Ark.

493
Pharr, H. N., chief engineer of the St. Francis Levee District of
Arkansas, West Memphis, Ark -

456
Poe, Dewitt, McGehee, Ark ..

247
Powers, T. H., president, Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners,
Greenville, Miss...

218

Ransdell, Joseph E., Lake Providence, La

730

Schneider, F. H., Lake Providence, La

727

Sevier, Henry, attorney at law, Tallulah, La-

715

Shaw, E. D., Bastrop, La--

378
Shields, Leo, delegate at large from the fifth Louisiana Levee District,
Alsatia, La

309

Smith, W. T., Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, La.

371

Sturdivant, M. P..

211

Summerlin, J. W., president, board of commissioners of the Tensas

Basin Levee District, Rayville, La..

254,764

Tschudy, E. W., Wenoa, Poinsett County, Ark.

500

Twist, C. C., Crittenden County, Ark_

491

White, J. Lester, Bastrop, La..

368

Whittington, Hon. Will M., Representative in Congress from the

State of Mississippi.--

210,818

Williamson, Lamar, attorney at law, Monticello, Ark_.

592
Williamson, Dr. O. L., Marianna, Ark_

474
Womble, Dr. H. B., representing the police jury of Franklin Parish,
Gilbert, La---

291
Young, Ben F., member of the board of commissioners of the Fifth
Louisiana Levee District, St. Joseph, La--

388,405

Zimmerman, Hon. Orville, a Representative in Congress from the

State of Missouri.

829

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Miscellaneous resolutions:

Page

Resolution adopted by_the Board of Supervisors of Humphreys

County, Miss., dated February 16, 1935.--

223

Resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Warren County,

Miss., February 16, 1935.-

224

Resolution adopted by representatives from Quitman, Holmes, Sun-

flower, Yazoo, Coahoma, Grenada, Tate, Tallahatchie, Panola,

Tunica, Yalobusha, Humphreys, DeSoto, Leflore, Carroll, Wash-

ington, Marshall, Warren, Lafayette, and Benton Counties, Miss.,

February 26, 1935.

225

Resolution adopted by the Chamber of Commerce of Greenwood,

Miss., the Junior Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post,

No. 49, of Greenwood, and the Greenwood Kiwanis Club, Green-

wood, Miss., February 11, 1935.--

226

Resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Humphreys

County; the Belzoni Rotary Club; the Humphreys County Cham-

ber of Commerce; the Belzoni Business and Professional Women's

Club; the American Legion of Belzoni, Miss., February 15, 1935.- 226

Resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors of DeSoto County,

Tunica County, Marshall County, Tate County, Panola County,

Quitman County, Tallahatchie County, Sunflower County, Leflore

County, Humphreys County, and Yazoo County, Miss., February

6, 1935...

228

Resolution adopted by the Board of Levee Commissioners for the

Yazoo-Mississippi Delta...

229

Resolution adopted by the police jury of Richland Parish, La., March
23, 1935...

367

Resolution adopted by the Rayville Kiwanis Club, Rayville, La.,

March 27, 1935.-

365

Resolution adopted by the Town Council of Rayville, La., April 1,
1935..

359
Resolution adopted by a citizens' mass meeting at Delhi, La., March
29, 1935...

361
Resolution adopted by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of Mang-
ham, La., March 29, 1935.-

362

Resolution passed by the police jury of the Parish of Franklin, Winns-

boro, La., April 2, 1935.

363

Resolution adopted by the police jury of Morehouse Parish, La.,

April 2, 1935

369

Resolution adopted by the Kiwanis Club of Bastrop, Bastrop, La.,

April 2, 1935

371

Resolution adopted by the Morehouse Parish School Board at Bastrop,

La., April 2, 1935.

379

Resolution adopted by the Fifth District Levee Board at Tallulah,

La. (special meeting), March 15, 1935.

383

Resolution adopted March 28, 1935, by the Chamber of Commerce of
Lake Providence, Lake Providence, La...

-742,743
Resolution adopted March 29, 1935, by the Mayor and Board of
Aldermen of the Town of Lake Providence, La..

742

Resolution adopted March 28, 1935, by the Police Jury and School

Board of East Carroll Parish, La.

741

Resolution adopted March 25, 1935, by the Police Jury and School
Board of Tensas Parish, La-

746

Resolution adopted March 6, 1935, by the Police Jury of Madison

Parish, La..

744

Resolution adopted March 7, 1935, by the Mayor and Board of Alder-

men of the Village of Tallulah, La.

745

Resolution adopted March 14, 1935, by the board of directors of the

Tallulah State Bank & Trust Co., Tallulah, La..

746

Resolution adopted March 16, 1935, by the Madison Parish School

Board, Louisiana..

744

Resolution adopted March 6, 1935, by the Business Men's Luncheon

Club of Tallulah, La--

745

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