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COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

THOMAS E. MORGAN, Pennsylvania, Chairman

A. S. J. CARNAHAN, Missouri
CLEMENT J. ZABLOCKI, Wisconsin
OMAR BURLESON, Texas
EDNA F. KELLY, New York
WAYNE L. HAYS, Ohio
ARMLSTEAD I. SELDEN, Jr., Alabama
J. L. PILCHER, Georgia
BARRATT O'HARA, Illinois
L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina
DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida
FRANK M. COFFIN, Maine
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

ROBERT B. CHIPERFIELD, Illinois
FRANCES P. BOLTON, Ohio
CHESTER E. MERROW, New Hampshire
WALTER H. JUDD, Minnesota
JAMES G. FULTON, Pennsylvania
DONALD L. JACKSON, California
MARGUERITE STITT CHURCH, Illinois
E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana
ALVIN M. BENTLEY, Michigan
LAURENCE CURTIS, Massichusetts
STUYVESANT WAINWRIGHT, New York

Boyd Crawford, Staff Administrator
Rot J. Bullock, Senior Staff Consultant
Albert C. F. Westphal, Staff Consultant
Franklin J. Schupp, Staff Consultant
June Nigh, Senior Staff Assistant
Winifred G. Osborne, Staff Assistant
Helen C. Mattas, Staff Assistant
Myrtie Melvin, Staff Assistant
Helen L. Hashaqen, Staff Assistant
Mary Louise O'brien, Staff Assistant
Robert J. Bowen, 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, Irwestiiator-Consnltant
Helen L. Hashagen, Staff Assistant

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WITNESSES

Monday, February 8, 1960: Pae«

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

merce, Inc., San Antonio, Tex 32

Drake, Jack H., secretary, Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Commit-
tee, Weslaco, Tex 61

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

Texas... 2,30

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

International Boundary and Water Commission, United States

and Mexico . 27

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

of Texas 36

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

Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico 8

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

county of Zapata, Tex., and the Laredo Chamber of Commerce 52

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

Texas 39,60

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

Commerce of Del Rio, Tex 31

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 40

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

Federation 62

Tuesday, February 9, 1960:

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

Austin, Tex 99I

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

Association, Washington, D.C 92

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

Texas 105

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

Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico 102

Krezdorn, Roy, consulting engineer, Texas Electric Cooperatives,

Inc., Austin, Tex 83

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

Cooperative Association, Washington, D.C 93

Shepperd, Riggs, Hondo, Tex., chairman, Power and Technical Com-
mittee, Texas Electric Cooperatives 76-

Smith, Ernest, United Merchants of Eagle Pass, Tex 74

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 130'

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 P»8»

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

Texas 142

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

Budget 135

Mason, John C, Deputy General Counsel, Federal Power Commission, 116

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

of State 107

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

Federal Power Commission __ 117

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 201

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. 1 175

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

executive vice president and general manager, Lower Rio Grande

Valley Chamber of Commerce 190

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

Texas 209

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

Texas 204

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

Texas 206

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

Texas 156

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. 16 199

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

mittee 158

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

and Improvement District No. 9 172

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

Cameron Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 9■_ 163

Smith, Kenneth M., McAllen, Tex 194

Friday, March 18, 1960:

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

Tex.■ 234

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

Texas 232

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

Inc., Brackettville, Tex 219

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

Christi, Tex 240

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

Texas 229

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

Tex 222

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 1

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 26

South Texas Chamber of Commerce, resolution of 33
Letters, statements, and memorandums—Continued

Mexic°-Texas Bridge Owners Association, resolution by, submitted by P»w

Hon. O. C. Fisher, on behalf of Aubrey Rowland 35

Daniel, Gov. Price, of Texas, telegram from, to Hon. O. C. Fisher 38

Uvalde, Tex., telegram from prominent citizens of, to Hon. O. C. Fisher.. 39

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

general manager, submitted by Hon. O. C. Fisher 65

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 66

Green, Edward H., Harlingen, Tex., letter of February 4, I960, to Hon.

Thomas E. Morgan, chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs 67

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

1960, from Carroll Land, manager, to Hon. O. C. Fisher 106

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 128

International Boundary and Water Commission, United State* 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 139

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

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

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

Inter-American Affairs 153

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 154

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 154

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 Foreien Affairs 154

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 155

Statements of:

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

Tex 209

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

County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 211

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

Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1■■ 211

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

trol and Improvement District No. 7 212

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

Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 15■. 212

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

trol and Improvement District No. 15 213

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

Water Control and Improvement District No. 15 213

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

Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 213

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

Water Improvement District No. 2 214

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

County Water Control and Improvement District No. 15 215

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

eron County Water Control and Improvement District No. 6 215

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

of the Cameron County Water Improvement District No. 11 216

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations,

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

of legislation 217

Letters, statements, and memorandums—Continued

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

from Fred H. Husbands, executive vice president 218

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

counsel, Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc 230

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 230

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 246

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

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

additional statement of 246

American Public Power Association, statement of Alex Radin, general

manager of 249

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 I nter-American Affairs 251

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 252

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

1960, from R. S. Phelps, to Hon. Armistead I. Selden, Jr 253

APPENDIXES

Appendix I:

A. Letter, Federal Power Commission, regional office, April 1, 1958-- 255

B. Letter, Central Power & Light Co. of Texas, April 14, 1958 256

C. Letter, Gov. Price Daniel of Texas, December 11, 1958, enclosing

feasibility report of Board of Water Engineers of Texas 257

Appendix II (Comments of executive branch on report on proposed dam):

A. Letter, Department of Commerce, December 10, 1958 259

B. Letter, Federal Power Commission, December 16, 1958 260

C. Letter, Department of the Army, Chief of Engineers, December

16, 1958 261

D. Letter, Department of Agriculture, December 18, 1958 261

E. Letter, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, January 8,

1959 '--- 262

F. Letter, Department of the Interior, January 29, 1959 263

Appendix III:

A. Act of the Texas State Legislature (ch. 483, 51st regular session,

S. B. 359) which authorizes the Governor of Texas to grant to the

United States those portions of the bed and banks of the Rio

•Grande in Hidalgo, Starr, and Zapata Counties, Tex., necessary or

expedient in the construction and use of the storage and flood

Control dams (etc.) 266

B. Act of the Texas State Legislature (eh. 324, 54th regular session,

H. B. 881) which amends section 1 of chapter 483 of the 51st

legislature to include within its terms the counties of Brewster,

Cameron, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick,

Presidio, Starr, Terrell, Val Verde, Webb, and Zapata 267

C. Letter, International Boundary and Water Commission, United

States and Mexico, March 22, 1960, regarding water conserva-

tion storage 268

Appendix IV (comments of executive branch on H.R. 8080):

A. Letter, Department of State, September 11, 1959 269

B. Letter, Bureau of the Budget, September 2, 1959 271

C. Letter, Bureau of the Budeet, September 2, 1959 271

Appendix V. Additional statement submitted for the record (resolution of

International Good Neighbor Council) 274

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