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COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
THOMAS E. M.ORGAN, Pennsylvania, Chairman

A. S. J. CARNAHAN, Missouri ROBERT B. CHIPERFIELD, Illinois
CLEMENT J. ZABLOCKI, Wisconsin FRANCES P. BOLTON, Ohio
OMAR BURLESON, Texas CHESTER E. MERROW, New Hampshire
EDNA F. KELLY, New York WALTER H. JUDD, Minnesota
WAYNE L. HAYS, Ohio JAMES G. FULTON, Pennsylvania
ARMISTEAD I. SELDEN, JR., Alabama DONALD L. JACKSON, California
J. L. PILCHER, Georgia MARGUERITE STITT CHURCH, Illinois
BARRATT O'HARA, Illinois E. ROSS AD AIR, Indiana
L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina ALVIN M. BENTLEY, Michigan
DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida LAURENCE CURTIS, Massachusetts
FRANK M. COFFIN, Maine STUY VESANT WAINWRIGHT, New York

LEONARD FARBSTEIN, New York

D. S. SAUND, California

CHARLES C. DIGGS, Jr., Michigan

LINDLEY BECKWORTH, Texas

HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Delaware

WILLIAM T. MURPHY, Illinois

WILLIAM H. MEYER, Vermont

CORNELIUS E. GALLAGHER, New Jersey

CHESTER BOWLES, Connecticut
Boyd CRAwford, Staff Administrator
Roy J. BULLock, Senior Staff Consultant
ALPERT C. F. WESTPHAL, Staff Consultant
FRANKLIN J. Schupp, Staff Consultant
JUNE NIGH, Senior Staff Assistant
WINIFRED G. OSRORNE, Staff Assistant
HELEN C. MATTAs, Staff Assistant
MYRTIE MELVIN, Staff Assistant
HELEN. L. HASHAGEN, Staff Assistant
MARY LOUISE O’BRIEN, Staff Assistant
RoRERT J. Bow EN, Clerical Assistant

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTER-AMERICAN AFFAIRs

ARMISTEAD I. SELDEN, JR., Alabama, Chairman BARRATT O'HARA, Illinois DONALD L. JACKSON, California DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida CHESTER E. MERROW, New Hampshire OMAR BURLESON, Texas HARRY C. CROMER, Investigator-Consultant HELEN L. HASHAGEN, Staff Assistant

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WITNESSES

Monday, February 8, 1960:

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Cook, W. E., Del Rio, Tex., director, South Texas Chamber of Com-

merce, Inc., San Antonio, Tex..

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Drake, Jack H., secretary, 'Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Commit-

tee, Weslaco, Tex.------

Fisher, Hon. Ó. C., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Friedkin, Joseph F., principal engineer, supervising, U.S. Section,

International Boundary and Water Commission, United States

and Mexico.----

Hardeman, Hon. Dorsey B., San Angelo, Tex., State Senator, State

of Texas.---

Hewitt, Col. L. H., Commissioner, U.S. Section, International

Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico.--

Hill, Frank Y., on behalf of the city of Laredo, county of Webb,

county of Zapata, Tex., and the Laredo Chamber of Commerce ---

Kilgore, Hon, Joe M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas.--

Pettit, M. H., chairman, Diablo Dam Committee of the Chamber of

Commerce of Del Rio, Tex..-

Rhodes, Jeremiah Ingels, Eagle Pass, Tex., on behalf of the city of

Eagle Pass, Tex., the county of Maverick, Tex., the Maverick

County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, and the

Chamber of Commerce of the City of Eagle Pass, Tex..---

White, Glenn G., Donna, Tex., representing the Texas Farm Bureau

Federation -------

Tuesday, February 9, 1960:

Cobb, James R., general manager, Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.,

Austin, Tex.-------------

Ellis, Clyde T., general manager, National Rural Electric Cooperative

Association, Washington, D.C..

Fisher, Hon. 0. C., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas.--

Hewitt, Col. L. H., Commissioner, U.S. Section, International

Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico.----

Krezdorn, Roy, consulting engineer, Texas Electric Cooperatives,

Inc., Austin, Tex----

Robinson, Charles A., Jr., staff engineer, National Rural Electric

Cooperative Association, Washington, D.C.------

Shepperd, Riggs, Hondo, Tex., chairman, Power and Technical Com-

mittee, Texas Electric Cooperatives.----

Smith, Ernest, United Merchants of Eagle Pass, Tex...

Yarborough, Hon. Ralph, U.S. Senator from the State of Texas.---- 69

Wednesday, February 10, 1960:

Bennett, Newcomb B., Jr., Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Recla-

mation, Department of the Interior --

Crum, Stewart P., Chief, Section of Basin and Project Plans, Division

of River Basins, Bureau of Power, Federal Power Commission - 126

Friedkin, Joseph S., principal engineer, supervising, U.S. Section,

International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and

Mexico -----

--- 121, 148

Hewitt, Col. L. H., Commissioner, U.S. Section, International Bound-

ary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico.-------- 113, 148

Hughes, Phillip S., Assistant Director for Legislative Reference,

Bureau of the Budget-----

133

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Wednesday, February 10, 1960_Continued

Kilgore, Hon. Joe S., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Kugel, Kenneth, Resources and Civil Works Division, Bureau of the

Budget-----

Mason, John C., Deputy General Counsel, Federal Power Commission.

Osborne, Melville E., Officer in Charge of Mexican Affairs, Department

of State.-----

Weaver, Frank L., Chief, Division of River Basins, Bureau of Power,

Federal Power Commission.

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Monday, March 7, 1960:

Crocket, Stanley B., Harlingen, Tex., president of Texas Citrus

Mutual, and representing landowners of Cameron County Water

Control and Improvement District No. 1, La Feria Water Control

and Improvement District No. 3, and Adams Garden Water Con-

trol and Improvement District; also Texas Canners Association.--

Cunningham, Paul Y., Brownsville, Tex., attorney for Cameron

County Water Control and Improvement Districts 5 and 6, and

Cameron County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1.--

Drake, Jack H., secretary, Lower Rio Grande Water Committee, and

executive vice president and general manager, Lower Rio Grande

Valley Chamber of Commerce ----

Fisher, Hon. 0. C., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas.-.

Hudson, Hon. Hubert, Brownsville, Tex., State Senator, State of

Texas.-

Kazen, Hon. Abraham, Jr., Laredo, Tex., State Senator, State of

Kilgore, Hon. Joe M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas..

Klein, Arthur A., Harlingen, Tex., attorney for Cameron County

Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, La Feria Water

Control and Improvement District, Cameron County No. 3,

Cameron County Water Control and Improvement District No. 19,

and Cameron County Water Improvement District No. 16.-----

Mills, C. Y., Mission, Tex., member, Lower Rio Grande Water Com-

mittee.-------------------

Parish, W. D., manager, Hidalgo and Cameron Counties Water Control

and Improvement District No. 9. -----

Smith, Garland F., Weslaco, Tex., general attorney for Hidalgo and

Cameron Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 9..

Smith, Kenneth M., McAllen, Tex.-----

Friday, March 18, 1960:

Bates, J. L., president, Central Power & Light Co., Corpus Christi,

Tex.--

Fisher, Hon. 0. C., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Hurd, Thomas J., general manager, Rio Grande Electric Cooperative,

Inc., Brackettville, Tex.---

Jones, A. P., planning engineer, Central Power & Light Co., Corpus

Christi, Tex.---

Kilgore, Hon. Joe M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas----------

Reavley, general counsel, Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., Austin,

Tex----------------------

LETTERS, STATEMENTS, AND MEMORANDUMS

SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

H.R. 8080, a bill to authorize the conclusion of an agreement for the joint

construction by the United States of a major international storage dam

on the Rio Grande in accordance with the provisions of the treaty of

February 3, 1944, with Mexico, and for other purposes, text of -------

Ratio of U.S. benefits to costs if Federal Government built a powerplant

at proposed Amistad Dam site, tabulation on, submitted by Joseph S.

Friedkin, International Boundary and Water Commission.---

South Texas Chamber of Commerce, resolution of .------------

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Letters, statements, and memorandums—Continued

Mexico-Texas Bridge Owners Association, resolution by, submitted by

Hon. 0. C. Fisher, on behalf of Aubrey Rowland ----

Daniel, Gov. Price, of Texas, telegram from, to Hon. 0. C. Fisher.----

Uvalde, Tex., telegram from prominent citizens of, to Hon. 0. C. Fisher..

Texas Water Conservation Association, statement of J. E. Sturrock,

general manager, submitted by Hon. O. C. Fisher----

Arroyo Colorado Navigation District of Cameron and Willacy Counties,

Harlingen, Tex., letter of February 3, 1960, from Clifford H. Purdy,

chairman, to Hon. Thomas E. Morgan, chairman, Committee on Foreign

Affairs. ----

Green, Edward H., Harlingen, Tex., letter of February 4, 1960, to Hon.

Thomas E. Morgan, chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs ---

Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, San Angelo, Tex., letter of February 5,

1960, from Carroll Land, manager, to Hon. 0. C. Fisher --

Federal Power Commission, letter of February 16, 1960, from Hon. Jerome

K. Kuykendall, Chairman, to Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr., chairman,

Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs, relative to power values.----

International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mex-

ico, letter of February 26, 1960, from L. H. Hewitt, Commissioner, to

Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr., chairman, Subcommittee on Inter-

American Affairs, concerning benefit-cost ratio for Falcon Dam------

Office of the Chief of Engineers, Headquarters, Department of the Army,

letter of February 5, 1960, from Maj. Gen. William F. Cassidy, U.Š.

Army, to Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr., chairman, Subcommittee on

Inter-American Affairs.------

Department of Agriculture, letter of February 9, 1960, from Hon. True D.

Morse, Under Secretary, to Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr., chairman,

Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, letter of February 10,

1960, from Hon. Robert A. Forsythe, Assistant Secretary, to Hon.

Armistead I. Selden, Jr., chairman, Subcommittee on Inter-American

Affairs. ----

Department of Commerce, letter of February 12, 1960, from Hon. Philip

A. Ray, Acting Secretary of Commerce, to Hon. Thomas E. Morgan,

chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs ---

Bureau of the Budget, letter of March 4, 1960, from Phillip S. Hughes,

Assistant Director for Legislative Reference, to Hon. Thomas E. Morgan,
chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, concerning repayment of

water supply and irrigation costs...

Statements of:

Becker, Gerald D., city attorney of and for the city of Eagle Pass,

Tex--------------------------------------------------------

Haven, C. I., Edinburg, Tex., manager and engineer of Hidalgo

County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.-------

Wiesehan, Richard, McAllen, Tex., president, board of directors of

Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.-

Key, Elton, Mission, Tex., a director of Hidalgo County Water Con-

trol and Improvement District No. 7.-----

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Flanagan, Rex, Edinburg, Tex., president of board of directors,

Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 15.-

Gibson, E. E., Edinburg, Tex., manager, Hidalgo County Water Con-

trol and Improvement District No. 15.--

Longwell, Eldin, Edinburg, Tex., a director of the Hidalgo County

Water Control and Improvement District No. 15.---

Redford, Mark, Edcouch, Tex., general manager, Hidalgo and Willacy

Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.-----

Agar, Ralph T., San Benito, Tex., general manager, Cameron County

Water Improvement District No. 2-----

Loop, G. H., Brownsville, Tex., president, board of directors, Cameron

County Water Control and Improvement District No. 15.------

Moses, Leo T., Los Fresnos, Tex., director, board of directors, Cam-

eron County Water Control and Improvement District No. 6.----

Fitzpatrick, H. C., Los Fresnos, Tex., member of the board of directors

of the Cameron County Water Improvement District No. 11.----

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations,

letter of March 3, 1960, from Andrew J. Biemiller, director, department

of legislation -----

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Letters, statements, and memorandums—Continued

West Texas Chamber of Commerce, Abilene, Tex., letter of March 5, 1960,

from Fred H. Husbands, executive vice president--------------------

River flows of Rio Grande, exhibit submitted by Tom Reavley, general

counsel, Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc

International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico,

letter of March 29, 1960, from Commissioner L. H. Hewitt to Hon.

Armistead I. Selden, Jr., chairman, Subcommittee on Inter-Ameriacn

Affairs, concerning river flows of Rio Grande------------------------

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 66, Houston,

Tex., letter of February 29, 1960, from J. C. Epperson, business manager,

to Hon. O. C. Fisher---------------------------------------------

Hill, Frank Y., attorney, for the city of Laredo, Tex., and representing

Webb County, Zapata County, and Laredo Chamber of Commerce,

additional statement of

American Public Power Association, statement of Alex Radin, general

manager of ----------------------------------------------------

Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., letter of March 8, 1960, from J. R. Cobb,

general manager, to Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr., chairman, Subcom-

mittee on Inter-American Affairs----------------------------------

Medina Electric Cooperative, Inc., letter of March 16, 1960, from Riggs

Shepperd, general manager, to Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr., chairman,

Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs - - -------------------------

Laredo Area Farmers & Landowners Association, telegram of March 18,

1960, from R. S. Phelps, to Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr

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