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No. 81-2

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 5472

(Title 1)
AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, AND
PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC WORKS ON
RIVERS AND HARBORS FOR NAVIGATION, FLOOD

CONTROL, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

APRIL 26, 27, 28, 29, MAY 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, AND 31, 1949

Printed for the use of the Committee on Public Works

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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

WILL M. WHITTINGTON, Mississippi, Chairman CHARLES A. BUCKLEY, New York

GEORGE A. DONDERO, Michigan HENRY D. LARCADE, JR., Louisiana HOMER D. ANGELL, Oregon GEORGE H. FALLON, Maryland

J. HARRY MCGREGOR, Ohio CLIFFORD DAVIS, Tennessee

PAUL CUNNINGHAM, Iowa JAMES W. TRIMBLE, Arkansas

JAMES C. AUCHINCLOSS, New Jersey JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

J. GLENN BEALL, Maryland TOM PICKETT, Texas

GORDON L. McDONOUGH, California ROBERT E. JONES, JR., Alabama

W. KINGSLAND MACY, New York HENDERSON LANHAM, Georgia

RUSSELL V. MACK, Washington
ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio

CHARLES W. VURSELL, Illinois
HARRY J. DAVENPORT, Pennsylvania GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan
T. VINCENT QUINN, New York
MORGAN M. MOULDER, Missouri
JOHN H. MARSALIS, Colorado
CHESTER A. CHESNEY, Illinois

JOSEPH H. MCGANN, Sr., Clerk

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CONTENTS

Page

Abbett, Robert W., American Merchant Marine Institute, Inc., statement..- 339

Allegheny-Genesee canalization project, survey--

445, 449

Allin, B. C., Port of Redwood City, Calif., statement--

422

Alma, Wis., harbor, project---

371, 514

Amendment, proposed, to section 6 of act of July 3, 1930_-

512

Anderson, Hon. Jack Z., Member of Congress, statement-

422

Andresen, Hon. A, H., Member of Congress, statement-

451

Appropriations, maintenance, past 5 years---

6

Arkansas River and tributaries, Ark, and Okla. (printed separately).

Arthur Kill, N. Y. and N. J., project---

506

Auchincloss, Hon. James C., Member of Congress, statement-

77

Back River, Baltimore County, Md., survey

125

Barden, Hon. Graham A., Member of Congress, statement.

134

Ball, Munger T., Port Arthur (Tex.) Chamber of Commerce, statement-- 360

Basin Bayou-Choctawhatchee Bay waterway, Fla., survey.

337

Bastrop Bayou, Tex., project--

398

Beach Erosion Board, spokesmen.

49, 334

Bennett, Hon. Charles E., Member of Congress, statements. 209, 230, 240

Bentsen, Hon. Lloyd Millard, Jr., Member of Congress---

490

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

separately).

Bishop, L. R. Port of Palm Beach Commission:

Statement

247

Letter

249

Black, Robert L., Jr., statement--

23

Bland, Hon. S. O., Member of Congress, letter--

121

Bonner, Hon. Herbert C., Member of Congress, statement-

143

Bowlers Harbor, Rappa hannock River, Va., project..

119

Brazos Island Harbor, Tex., project---

482

Brown, Hon. Paul, Member of Congress, statement

165

Brunswick Harbor, Ga., project..

183, 191

Buffalo Harbor, N. Y., review resolution.

510

Burns, Billy, Palm Beach (Fla.) Port Commission, statement-

269

Cape Fear River at and below Wilmington, N. C., project_

149

Carlyle, Hon. F. Ertel, Member of Congress, statement-

152

Carrabelle, Fla., channel, survey-

338

Cefalo, Nicholas, Port of Boston, statement-

Charlotte Harbor, Fla., project---

477

Charlton County, Ga., Commissioners, resolution.-

224

Charlton Timber Protective Organization, resolution.

225

Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Co., letter_

306

Chief of Engineers, United States Army, statement-

1

Chocolate Bayou and Bastrop Bayou, Tex., project--

398

Cochtawhatchee Bay-Basin Bayou waterway, Florida, survey

337

Christiansted Harbor, St. Croix, V. I., project--

442

Clinton, Iowa, damage claim..

392, 447

Colmer, Hon. William M., Member of Congress, statement.

469

Combs, Hon. J. M., Member of Congress, statement-

352

Crothers, J. A., Port of Boston Authority, letter_

46

Cubitt Creek, Northumberland County, Va., survey.

123

Cummings, George M., Davenport (Iowa) Chamber of Commerce, letter- 370

Dallas County flood-control district, brief -

464

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