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HEARINGS Uir. nature, How COMMITTEE ON FLOOD CONTROL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

BEFORE THE

SEVENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 4485

A BILL AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION OF
CERTAIN PUBLIC WORKS ON RIVERS AND
HARBORS FOR FLOOD CONTROL,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

VOLUME 1

MAY 13, JUNE 1 TO 11, 1943

Printed for the use of the Committee on Flood Control

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COMMITTEE ON FLOOD CONTROL

WILL M. WHITTINGTON, Mississippi, Chairman LEX GREEN, Florida

CHARLES R. CLASON, Massachusetts A. LEONARD ALLEN, Louisiana

CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska ALFRED J. ELLIOTT, California

EARL WILSON, Indiana HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

MAX SCHWABE, Missouri J. W. ROBINSON, Utah

P. W. GRIFFITHS, Ohio JAMES F. O'CONNOR, Montana

J. GLENN BEALL, Maryland THOMAS E. SCANLON, Pennsylvania WILLIAM I. TROUTMAN, Pennsylvania CARTER MANASCO, Alabama

NORRIS POULSON, California 0. C. FISHER, Texas

EDWARD O. MCCOWEN, Ohio
HENRY D. LARCADE, Louisiana
THOMAS F. BURCHILL, New York

SARAH JAND GLOVER, Clerk
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CONTENTS

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Bailey, W. R., attorney at law, Visalia, Calif.

321
Bashore, Harry W., Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation,
Department of Interior...

284

Beard, George L., principal engineer, Office of Chief of Engineers --- 31, 84

Bishop, Hon. C. W., Representative in Congress from the State of

Illinois

412

Bousquet, K. J., senior engineer, Office of Chief of Engineers. 54, 73, 93, 266

Brehm, Hon. Walter E., Representative in Congress from the State of

Ohio.

76, 411

Brown, J. G., supervisor, Tulare County, Calif.

324

Burnham, W. C., consulting engineer, Federal Works Agency

132

Burton, Hon. Harold H., United States Senator from the State of

Ohio.

371

Butler, Hon. Hugh, United States Senator from the State of Nebraska. 369
Carlson, Hon. Frank, Representative in Congress from the State of
Kansas..

410
Case, Hon. Francis, Representative in Congress from the State of

South Dakota..
Cravens, Hon. Fadjo, Representative in Congress from the State of
Arkansas

386
Dess ux, Paul B., president, Osage River Flood Control Association,
Linn, Mo..

421
Drummond, W. I., chairman of the American Agricultural Institute,
Kansas City, Mo..

420
Elliott, Hon. Alfred J., Representative in Congress from the State of
California

255
Elliott, M. H., Legal Division, Federal Works Agency

181
Ellis, Clyde T., executive manager, National Holding Electric Asso-
ciation, Washington, D. C.--

188

Ellis, Hon. Hubert S., Representative in Congress from the State of

West Virginia---

79

Fleming, Maj. Gen. Philip B., Administrator, Federal Works Agency- 130, 148

Fletcher, R. V., vice president, Association of American Railroads,

Washington, D. C.-

420

Fogarty, Frank P., general manager, Omaha Chamber of Commerce,

Omaha, Nebr.

Gearhart, Hon. Bertrand W., Representative in Congress from the
State of California ---

375

Goethals, Col. George R., Chief of Flood Control Branch, Office of

Chief of Engineers.

45, 52, 66, 89, 111, 245, 266

Goodridge, Richard S., engineer, Bureau of Water Power, Federal

Power Commission.

142

Graham, N. R., chairman, Board of the Southwest Valley's Associa-

tion, Tulsa, Okla-

228

Gugel, Frederick W., engineer, Bureau of Reclamation.

250

Hagen, Hon. Harold' C., Representative in Congress from the State of

Minnesota---

415

Hall, Col. Charles L., division engineer, Ohio River Division, Colum-
bus, Ohio...

58, 75, 80

Hathaway, G. A., head engineer, Office of Chief of Engineers. 37, 123

Hays, Hon. Brooks, Representative in Congress from the State of

Arkansas

398

Henderson, G. L., engineer, city of Bakersfield, Calif.

330
Henry, L. A., engineer-director, State planning board, Little Rock,
Ark

164

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Statements of_Continued.

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Hoeven, Hon. Charles B., Representative in Congress from the State

of Iowa..

22, 378

Jenkins, Hon. Thomas A., Representative in Congress from the State

of Ohio.--

373

Jensen, Hon. Ben F., Representative in Congress from the State of

Iowa---

393

Johnson, Hon. J. Leroy, Representative in Congress from the State

of California

383

Johnson, Hon. Luther A., Representative in Congress from the State

of Texas..

418

Jordan, Alan N., executive secretary of the Ohio Valley Conservation

and Flood Control Congress, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Washington,

D. C.---

77

Kaupke, Charles L., chief engineer and watermaster of the Kings

River-Pine Flat Association, California --

315

LaFollette, Hon. Charles M., Representative in Congress from the

State of Indiana.-

365

Lanham, Hon Fritz G., Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas...

414

Larcade, Hon. Henry D., Representative in Congress from the State

of Louisiana

190

McClure, W. C., secretary, State Flood Control Commission of

Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark.

156

McCowen, Hon. Edward O., Representative in Congress from the

State of Ohio.

397

McWilliams, Hon. John D., Representative in Congress from the State

of Connecticut.

414

Miller, Roy, executive vice president of the Trinity River Improve-

ment Association, Corpus Christi, Tex---

419

Monroney, Hon. A. S. M., Representative in Congress from the State
of Oklahoma..

187
Moore, Hon. E. H., United States Senator from the State of Okla-
homa

416
Munns, E. N., Chief of the Division of Forest Influences, Forest
Service, Department of Agriculture.

341
Murray, J. C., commerce counsel and traffic manager, Little Rock
Chamber of Commerce, Little Rock, Ark.

161, 171
Nelson, Wesley R., Chief of the Engineering Division, Bureau of
Reclamation. Department of the Interior.

288
Ohm, Henry, representative of the Flood Control Association of the
lower San Joaquin River, Calif.---

313
Olds, Hon. Leland, Chairman, Federal Power Commission. 139, 352
Pick, Col. Lewis A., division engineer, Missouri River Division,
Omaha, Nebr.

1
Poulson, Hon. Norris, Representative in Congress from the State of
California

257
Randolph, Hon. Jennings, Representative in Congress from the State
of West Virginia.--

380
Reichelderfer, F. W., Chief of the Weather Bureau, Department of
Commerce

341
Reybold, Maj. Gen. Eugene, Chief of Engineers, United States Army-- 23,

27, 49, 57, 74, 186
Robins, Maj. Gen. Thomas M., Assistant Chief of Engineers, United

States Army --- 41, 47, 51, 56, 57, 64, 68, 81, 94, 107, 113, 247, 265, 353, 400
Rohrbough, Hon. Edward G., Representative in Congress from the
State of West Virginia.

80, 411
Ryan, M. O., Secretary, Republican Valley Conservation Association,
McCook, Nebr..

103
Salsbury, M. E., Acting Chief Engineer of the Los Angeles County
Flood Control District, Los Angeles, Calif.--

326

Simpson, Hon. Sid, Representative in Congress from the State of

Illinois.-

108

Spence, Hon. Brent, Representative in Congress from the State of

Kentucky-

76

Stefan, Hon. Karl, Representative in Congress from the State of

Nebraska.

21, 391
Statements of—Continued.

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Taft, Hon. Robert A., United States Senator from the State of Ohio.. 418
Thomas, Hon. William M., district judge, Miami, Okla.--

151, 163
Walter, Hon. Francis E., Representative in Congress from the State
of Pennsylvania ---

415

Wherry, Hon. Kenneth S., United States Senator from the State of

Nebraska...

20, 370

White, Hon. Compton I., Representative in Congress from the State
of Idaho..

400
Wiecking, E. H., Land Use Coordinator, office of Secretary of Agri-
culture

308

Winter, Hon. Thomas D., Representative in Congress from the State

of Kansas..

411

Wright, Douglas G., special representative for the Administrator,

Federal Works Agency, Tulsa, Okla.

130, 148, 171

Miscellaneous: Federal Works Agency flood-control projects..

423

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