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PECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE OF CONGRESS

ON PACIFIC COAST NAVAL BASES

SIXTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

THIRD .SESSION

RELATIVE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NAVAL BASE

ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY

Printed for use of the Special Joint Committee

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1920

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Tuesday, November 16, 1920, at city hall, San Francisco, Calif.
Wednesday, November 17, 1920, at city hall, Oakland, Calif.
Thursday, November 18, 1920, at Mare Island Navy Yard.

Friday, November 19, 1920, at city hall, San Francisco, Calif..

63
91

165

Alameda site..

63, 200

John L. Davie, mayor of Oakland, remarks of.

63

Frank Otis, mayor of Alameda, remarks of, and discussion

64, 66

Senator L. H. Ball, remarks of.

66

Joseph H. King, former president of Oakland Chamber of Commerce,

remarks of..

66

Joseph E. Caine, managing director Oakland Chamber of Commerce, re-
marks of, and discussion..

67, 200
L. H. Newbert, statement of..

83
George E. Wilhelm, chief engineer, People's Water Co., discussion as to
water rates...

85,89

V. O. Lawrence, discussion as to freight rates.

87

Electric-current rates, schedule of.

84, 89

Freight-train service into Oakland industrial district.

71, 89

Freight rates, rail and water.

87

Fuel and power....

73, 83, 89

Helm Commission, excerpts from report of.

81

McKean Board, excerpts from report of...

81

Water rates, discussion of..

85, 89

Water traffic...

72

Hunters Point site.

3

Richard J. Welch, supervisor city of San Francisco, spokesman for Hunters

Point site, remarks of..

4

James Rolph, jr., mayor of San Francisco, remarks of.

4, 209
M. M. O'Shaughnessy, chief engineer of San Francisco, remarks of.

6, 27
Detailed abalysis of advantage of Hunters Point site..

21
Water supply, discussion concerning..

17
John I. Nolan, Representative in Congress, remarks of.

12, 35, 204
John S. Dunnigan, clerk of board of supervisors, San Francisco, remarks of. 11, 13.
George C. Boardman, vice president chamber of commerce of San Fran-
cisco, remarks of..

28
P. R. Thompson, president Civic League of Improvement Clubs and Asso-
ciations of San Francisco, remarks and discussion.

30, 35
Transportation, freight rates, etc., statement as to, filed.

204
John A. O'Connell, secretary San Francisco Labor Council, remarks.

33
Capt. Clem Randall, navigator, remarks of....

36, 201
Daniel A. Ryan, attorney, board of State harbor commissioners, remarks of. 37
Helm Commission report, offered by Mayor Rolph..

39
Civic League of Improvement Clubs and Associations report of, giving
detailed statement of advantages of Hunters oint itt

57

Mare Island and Carquinez Straits site...

91, 215

Charles F. Curry, Representative in Congress, statements of..... 92, 142, 160, 215-

Communications submitted by, from-

Capt. Edw. L. Beach, commandant, Mare Island Navy Yard....

163, 215

Capt. J. M. Ellicott, United States Navy, retired..

147, 149

Col. E. P. O'Hern, Ordnance Department, United States Army,

commanding arsenal, Benicia, Calif..

150

William J. Mitchell, Labor Council, Vallejo, Calif.

152

On-

Labor conditions at Mare Island.

152

Tidal currents at Hunters Point (news item)

153

Vallejo, Calif., housing, etc..

154

III

Mare Island and Carquinez Straits site—Continued.

Charles F. Curry-Continued.

Communications submitted by, from—Continued.

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Brig. Gen. William Mitchell, Air Service, United States Army... 156

Capt. Dudley W. Knox, United States Navy.

215

Capt. Edw. L. Beach, commandant, Mare Island Navy Yard, statements

of...

92, 107, 143, 163, 215

Administration costs: Analyses and comparisons.

163, 164

Electric power costs...

109, 163

Commander L. M. Cox, public works officer, Mare Island Navy Yard,

statement of, and discussions.

116

Engineering problems and comparisons-

Alameda site.

116

Hunters Point site.

117

Carquinez Straits site.

118

Estimates of cost, tables of, and comparisons between Alameda, Hun-

ters Point, and Carquinez Straits (or Mare Island).

125, 128

Extent of deep anchorage available at Carquinez Straits.

132

Commander H. M. Gleason, ex-constructor, Mare Island Navy Yard,

statement of, and discussion..

133

Howard C. Holmes, consulting engineer, statement of, and discussion.. 136

Comparisons of foundations for dry docks available at Alameda, Hun-

ters Point, and Carquinez Straits....

137, 138

Francis Betts Smith, consulting engineer, statement of, and discussion.. 142, 156

James Roney, mayor of city of Vallejo, Calif., statement of.

157

Capt. T. M. Potts, United States Navy, retired, statement of.

161

Martinez site.

188

Warren H. McBryde, speaking for chambers of commerce of Contra Costa

County and city of Martinez, statement of.

188

Brief submitted, setting forth various advantages of Martinez site. 189

Richmond, or San Pablo, site...

190

H. W. Wernse, secretary, Richmond Industrial Commission, remarks, of.. 190

Written statement of, detailing advantages of Richmond and San Pablo

Point sites.

195, 198

San Mateo site..

166

J. E. McCurdy, president, San Mateo Chamber of Commerce, remarks of. 166

Resolution of board of supervisors, San Mateo County.

166

Resolution of board of trustees, city of San Mateo.

166

Resolution of board of trustees, city of Burlingame.

167

J.J. Dwyer, representative of the San Mateo site..

168

A. M. Lasher, civil engineer, report of.

181

Arthur M. Free, Representative-elect, eighth district of California, remarks

of...

183

Discussion of tides, currents, and silting in San Francisco Bay, by Capt. Clem

Randall..

201

The location of the naval base, a general discussion by Admiral Hugh Rodman,
commander in chief, Pacific Fleet..

183

Appendix: Communication from Capt. Dudley W. Knox, United States Navy,

submitted by Mr. Curry....

21

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