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RIVERS AND HARBORS BILL

BEFORE THE

JUN
HEARINGS 12

1946
COMMITTEE ON RIVERS AND HARBORS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H. R. 6407

A BILL AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR
AND PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC
WORKS ON RI RS AND HARBORS

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

APRIL 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, AND

MAY 3, 6, AND 9, 1946

Printed for the use of the Committee on Rivers and Harbors

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1946

COMMITTEE ON RIVERS AND HARBORS

JOSEPH J. MANSFIELD, Texas, Chairman HUGH PETERSON, Georgia

GEORGE A. DONDERO, Michigan C. JASPER BELL, Missouri

WILLIAM A. PITTENGER, Minnesota GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina ROBERT L. RODGERS, Pennsylvania JOHN E. RANKIN, Mississippi

HOMER D. ANGELL, Oregon FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama

GEORGE H. BENDER, Ohio HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

SID SIMPSON, Illinois 0. C. FISHER, Texas

JAMES C. AUCHINCLOSS, New Jersey HENRY D. LARCADE, Jr., Louisiana JOHN C. BUTLER, New York J. HARDIN PETERSON, Florida

WILLIAM C. COLE, Missouri CLYDE DOYLE, California

ALVIN E. O'KONSKI, Wisconsin JAMES P. GEELAN, Connecticut

GORDON L. MCDONOUGH, California HERBERT J. MCGLINCHEY, Pennsylvania WILLIAM W. LINK, Illinois

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska JAMES J. DELANEY, New York

JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hawaii
JOSEPH H. MCGANN, Clerk

JOSEPH H. MCGANN, Jr., Assistant Clerk
II

CONTENTS

Page.

Absecon Inlet, N. J--

45

Adams Bayou, Sabine River, Tex. (Printed separately.)

Akina, Clement, statement---

290

Allen, James H., telegram---

96

Amendment, proposed, re Santee-Congaree Rivers, S. C-----

304

American Merchant Marine Institute, Inc. :

Letter

25

Testimony-

38

Angell, Hon. Homer D., statement-

223

Andrews, Hon. George, statement-

251

Apalachicola, Chattahoochie, and Flint Rivers, Fla. and Ga.

239

Aransas Pass (town), Tex_----

81

Arkansas River and tributaries, Arkansas and Oklahoma. (Printed sep-

arately.)

Association of American Railroads, spokesman.

132

Astoria Harbor, Oreg---

228

Atlantic Refining Co., letter-

26

Bainbridge, Ga.:

Representative_

253

Resolution

255

Barnegat Inlet, N. J--

41

Baton Rouge (La.) Port Development Association, spokesman.

179, 275

Beach Erosion Board, proposed amendment-

308

Beach Erosion Subcommittee, brief_

165

Bell, Mayor Grady, statement-

253

Berry, Joe E., brief --

302

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

(Printed separately.)

Big Sioux River, S. Dak_

56

Biles Creek, Delaware River, Pa.

49

Bland, Hon. S. O., statement_

89, 92

Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, representative--

14, 26,

34, 39, 71, 98, 149, 183, 206, 239, 269, 308

Bradley, Hon. Michael J., statement-

97

Brazos Island Harbor, Tex_

85

Brazos River, Mill Creek, Tex_

80

Bridgeport (Conn.) Chamber of Commerce, spokesman and brief_

31

Bridgeport Harbor, Conn.--

26

Bureau of Reclamation, representative_-

305

Calcasieu River and Pass, La_-

Calumet Sag Channel, Ill. and Ind. (Printed separately.)

Capehart, Homer E., letter--

255

Cape May Canal, N. J---

264

Carter, Commissioner Jerry W., telegram.

147

Central Dock Co., letter__

222

Central Florida, Inc., telegram-

146

Chalkley, Harry G., statement-

160

Chaney, H. F., letter---

221

Chattahoochee (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce, spokesman.

254

Chattahoochee River, Ga--

239

Chicago River, North Branch, Ill_.

200

Chief of Engineers, Office, civilian engineer---

310

Cities Service Co., Lake Charles, La., representative_

174

Cleveland Harbor, Ohio. (Printed separately.)

Coachman, Walter, Jr., telegram.-

145

Columbia River at Astoria, Oreg-

228

[graphic]

Page

Columbia River at The Dalles, Oreg--

233

Columbia River, Foster Creek Dam, Wash. (Printed separately.)

Columbia River, Vancouver, Wash., to The Dalles, Oreg---

283

Columbia (S. C.) Chamber of Commerce:

Representative..

298

Brief-

302

Congaree River, S. C.--

293

Connecticut State Port Survey Commission, representative_.

36, 49

Continental Oil Co., Lake Charles, La., representative..

174

Coos Bay Lumber Co., letter-

221

Coos Bay, Oreg-----

209

Coos Bay, Oreg., water-borne shipments, lists of..

215

Corps of Engineers, representatives---

1, 14, 34,

39, 77, 98, 149, 183, 206, 239, 269, 308

Cost of river and harbor works to June 30, 1944, table_.

118

Costs, estimated, of projects in the bill, table_

Cox, E. W., resolution---

255

Cox, Hon. E. E., statement-

250

Cumberland River, Ky, and Tenn. (Printed separately.)

Dant & Russell, Inc., letter--

218

Dark Head Creek, Md.-

87

Darling, R. J., letter-

218

Doughton, Hon. Ralph H., statement-

122

Delaware River Basin, Interstate Commission, telegram.

96

Delaware River, Biles Creek, Pa----

49

Devils Swamp Barge Canal, La-

266

Dockendorff & Co., brief.

29

Dockendorff, J. H., brief_

29

Duncan Slough, Siuslaw River, Oreg-

309

Eckert, S. B., letter--

31

Ellsworth, Hon. Harris, statement..

209

Ely, Northcutt, statement-

209

Engineer at large, in War Department, section 5 of bill---

Engineer officers, retired, assignment to duties with the Corps_

308

Eufaula, Ala., representative..

252

Fairport Harbor, Ohio..

198

Fall River Harbor, Mass_-

39

Farrington, Hon. J. R., statement-

289

Feringa, Col. P. A., statements_- --14, 26, 34, 39, 77, 98, 149, 183, 206, 239, 269, 308

Fleming, S. P., letter-

220

Flint River, Ga--

239

Florida Railroad Commission, telegram

147

Foster Creek Dam., Wash. (Printed separately.)

Franklin Canal, La----

149

French, Raymond L., Sr., statement-

31

Frith, Alva P., letters_.

-170, 173

Garsaud, Col. Marcel, économic survey, Devils Swamp Canal, La-

272

Gary, Hon. J. Vaughan, statement.-

90

Gosselin, Arthur H., statement--

36, 49

Great Lakes :

Improving connecting channels, project-

109

Proposed improvements, table_.

111

Traffic, estimated savings on.-

118

Green, A. H., statements

290

Growers and Shippers League of Florida, telegram.

146
Gulf intracoastal waterway, Texas:
Aransas Pass Channel project--

81
Commerce on, table----

82
Port Isabel, improvement at.

85

Gut, Mayor H. James, telegram.

146

Hallet, Richard M., statement_

21

Hamilton Veneer Co., telegram.

301

Hastings Harbor, Minn.---

191

Hawaii, County of, representative----

290

Hendricks, Hon. Joe, statement-

142

Hilo Harbor, T. H.---

289

Page

Hilo (T.H.) Chamber of Commerce, representative-

Hilo, (T. H.) Sugar Co., representative-

291

Hoeven, Hon. Charles B., statement-

56, 76

Hollywood Harbor (Port Everglades), Fla--

119

Honolulu Harbor, T. H.--

280

Illinois River at Peoria, Ill_-

277

Illinois waterway-Calumet Sag Channel and Indiana Harbor and Canal,

Ill. and Ind. (Printed separately.)

Indiana Harbor and Canal, Ind. (Printed separately.)

Interior Department, representative-----

305

Intracoastal Canal Association, representative_-

53

Izac, Hon. Ed V., statement-

259

Johnson, Hon. J. Leroy, statement

205

Jumper, Henry F., brief..

302

Kelly, John, statement-

74

Kendall, John C., statement-

214

Kimball, Harold E., statement.

23

King, A. Paul, statement--

43

Knappen, Theodore, statement-

38

Korn Industries, Inc., telegrams_-

301, 302

Labor, amount of, employed in river and harbor works, analysis..

8

Ladner, Grover C., telegram---

97

Lake Carriers Association, spokesman.

114

Lake Charles deep water channel, Louisiana.-

162

Lake Charles, La.:

Chamber of commerce, testimony-

160

Letter -----

170

Port of, testimony.

168

Vessels, using the waterway--

170

Lake Pepin, Minn -

196

Lansing Harbor, Iowa..

190

Larcade, Hon. Henry D.,
Jr--

155, 164

Lavon Reservoir, Trinity River, Tex..

309

Lee, John D., telegram.-

302

Leonard, H. C., statement-

179, 275

Levisa and Tug Forks, Ky., W. Va., and Va. (Printed separately.)

Linton, John S.:

Brief

302

Statement-

298

Logan, J. E., telegrams.

301, 302

Long Beach Island (N. J.) Board of Trade, representative_-

44

Louisiana State Department of Public Works :

Spokesman_

151, 158, 178

Brief

270

Luce, Hon. Clare Boothe, statement by secretary of..

29

Lueddemann, H., letter--

218

Lyle, Hon. John E., Jr., statement.-

84

Maine Port Authority, representative.

21

Mann, F. W., statement_.

174

Markle, Frank B., letter..

173

Marriott, W. H., statement-

68

Marshall, Mayor Fred D., brief.

302

Mattaponi River, Va----

88

McAlpine, William H., data in re_.

310

McConnell, Hon. Samuel K., Jr., statement_-

McKenzie, Hon, Charles E., statement.---

162

McKeown, Joseph, letter--

222

Mermentau River and tributaries, Louisiana.

153

Louisiana and Texas intracoastal waterway:

Arkansas Pass, channel from---

81

Brazos Island Harbor, channel, in---

85

Commerce on, table_

82

Plaquemine-Morgan City alternate route_-

177

Middle Creek and Dark Head Creek, Md.

87
Mill Creek, Tex.--

80
Miller, Dale, statement-

53

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