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RIVERS AND HARBORS

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE
UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-FIRST CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H. R. 11781

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR,
AND PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC WORKS ON
RIVERS AND HARBORS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

MAY 2 TO MAY 19, 1930

Printed for the use of the Committee on Commerce

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON: 1930

111747

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE

HIRAM W. JOHNSON, California, Chairman WESLEY L. JONES, Washington,

DUNCAN U. FLETCHER, Florida. CHARLES L. McNARY, Oregon,

JOSEPH E. RANSDELL, Louisiana. PORTER H. DALE, Vermont.

MORRIS SHEPPARD, Texas. ARTHUR R. GOULD, Maine.

F. M. SIMMONS, North Carolina. GERALD P. NYE, North Dakota.

HUBERT D. STEPHENS, Mississippi. ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan. WILLIAM J. HARRIS, Georgia. CHARLES S. DENEEN, Illinois.

ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York, ROSCOE C. PATTERSON, Missouri.

HARRY B. HAWES, Missouri. ROBERT B. HOWELL, Nebraska.

WILLIAM E. BROCK, Tennessee. HENRY J. ALLEN, Kansas.

M. A, CONNOR, Clerk
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CONTENTS

Statement of-

Page

Beach, Maj. Gen. Lansing H. (retired), formerly Chief of Engineers,

United States Army--

169

Bingham, Hon. Hiram, Senator from the State of Connecticut.. 258
Brent, Theodore, president Redwood Steamship Line, New
Orleans, La---

122
Brown, Maj. Gen. Lytle, Chief of Engineers, War Department 61, 325
Call, George C., president Call Bond & Mortgage Co., Sioux City,
Iowa.-

228
Campbell, Hon. Ed. H., Representative in Congress from the State of
Iowa..

230
Carlstrom, Hon. Oscar E., attorney general of the State of Illinois-- 270
Chambers, sr., J. B., chairman navigation commission of Arroyo Colo-

rado navigation district of Cameron and Willacy Counties, Tex.,
Harlingen, Tex.

173
Childe, Č. E., manager transportation bureau of the Omaha Chamber
of Commerce, Omaha, Nebr-

218

Deakyne, Brig. Gen. Herbert, member Board of Engineers for Rivers

and Harbors, War Department -

22, 57

Dempsey, Hon. S. Wallace, Representative in Congress from the State

of New York..

77

Deneen, Hon. Charles S., Senator from the State of Illinois.

259
Drane, Hon. Herbert J., Representative in Congress from the State
of Florida

200

Dumvombe, Carroll, Florida.

320

Fletcher, Senator Duncan U., Senator from the State of Florida.

203

Garner, Hon. John N., Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas.

167

Gillett, Hon. Frederick H., Senator from the State of Massachusetts.. 246
Gilman, W. S., Sioux City, Iowa-

226
Hawes, Hon. Harry B., Senator from the State of Missouri.

225
Hills, Geo. B., of Hills, Youngsburg & Luce, consulting engineers,

representing flood-control board of Florida, Jacksonville, Fla_ 183
Holden, Benedict, special counsel for the State of Connecticut, Hart-
ford, Conn.co

242

Hull, Hon. William E., Representative in Congress from the State of

Illinois..

330

Kerter, John A., Dubuque, Iowa --

136

Kitching, Commodore Stanley, representing Martin County Chamber

of Commerce, Florida..

320

Kunze, Hon. Wm. F., mayor city of Minneapolis, Minn..

118
Lambert, George C., chairman of the Upper Mississippi and St. Croix

River Improvement Commission of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn. 110

Macleay, Lachlan, secretary Mississippi Valley Association, St.

Louis, Mo...

100

McMaster, Hon. Wm. H., Senator from the State of South Dakota 224

Miller, George J., executive secretary Missouri River Navigation

Association.-

212

Mueller, Herman, traffic director St. Paul Association of Commerce,

St. Paul, Minn..

130

Newton, C. A., representative Mississippi Valley Association.

230

Nolan, Hon. W. İ., Representative in Congress from the State of

Minnesota.

210

Oughterson, T. T., attorney for board of commissioners, St. Lucie

inlet district and po. authority, Florida

Owen, Hon. Ruth Bryan, Representative in Congress from the Stai.

of Florida..

198, 292

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Statement of-Continued.

Page

Packard, H. R., secretary Chamber of Commerce of East Chicago,

Ind.

256

Peter, John, Minneapolis, Minn.--

136

Reeves, Rear Admiral Joseph Mason, United States Navy, member
of the general board, Washington, D. C...

236

Reynolds, 0. A., executive secretary Dubuque Chamber of Commerce,

port of Dubuque, Iowa...

138

Selby, Howard, vice chairman Okeechobee flood-control district, West

Palm Beach, Fla..

191

Schall, Hon. Thomas D., Senator from the State of Minnesota-

97

Shipstead, Hon. Henrik, Senator from the State of Minnesota.. 99, 207

Simmons, Hon. Furnifold M., Senator from the State of North

Carolina

347

Swanson, Hon. Claude A., Senator from the State of Virginia -

161

Swing, Hon. Philip D., Representative in Congress from the State of

California

233

Townsend, Frank B., Minneapolis, Minn.

118

Trammell, Hon. Park, Senator from the State of Florida..

180, 291

Treadway, Hon. Allen T., Representative in Congress from the State

of Massachusetts...

255

Vandenberg, Hon. Arthur H., Senator from the State of Michigan.. 260

Walcott, Hon. Frederick C., Senator from the State of Connecticut..

239
Walsh, Hon. David I., Senator from the State of Massachusetts.. 253
Walsh, Hon. Thomas J., Senator from the State of Montana.

147
Warner, Hon. Joseph E., attorney general of the State of Massa-
chusetts

250
Warner, R. P., vice president Mississippi Valley Association for the
Upper Mississippi Division, St. Paul, Minn -

139
Warren, Hon. Bentley W., special assistant attorney general of the
State of Massachusetts.

251

Warren, Hon. Lindsay C., Representative in Congress from the State

of North Carolina -

349

Wiprud, A. C., counsel Upper Mississippi Barge Line Co.-

211

RIVERS AND HARBORS

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1930

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE,

Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10 o'clock a. m. in the committee room, Capitol, Senator Hiram W. Johnson presiding.

Present: Senators Johnson (chairman), Jones, McNary Nye, Vandenberg, Deneen, Allen, Ransdell, Sheppard, Simmons, Harris, and Copeland.

The CHAIRMAN. We have met this morning for the purpose of considering the rivers and harbors bill, H. R. 11781, that is now before us, and it was the determination of the committee at a previous gathering that we would first consider the controverted items relating to the Great Lakes waterways. In pursuance to the request of the committee, Generals Brown and Deakyne were asked to be here, and they very kindly come.

(The committee thereupon proceeded to the consideration of H. R. 11781, which is here printed in full, as follows:)

(H. R. 11781, Seventy-first Congress, second session) AN ACT Authorizing the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and

harbors, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following works of improvement are hereby adopted and authorized, to be prosecuted under the direction of the Secretary of War and supervision of the Chief of Engineers, in accordance with the plans recommended in the reports hereinafter designated.

Fall River Harbor, Massachusetts, in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered 158, Seventy-first Congress, second session.

Lynn Harbor, Massachusetts: The Chief of Engineers is hereby authorized to dredge a channel twenty-two feet deep and three hundred feet wide from deep water west of Bass Point, Nahant, to a turning basin five hnudred and fifty feet wide at the head of the harbor, and to straighten the curve in the approach to the turning basis: Provided, That before prosecuting this work, local interests shall give assurances satisfactory to the Chief of Engineers and the Secretary of War that they will dredge and maintain a suitable channel of twenty-two-foot depth, extending a distance of four thousand eight hundred feet westerly from the inner end of the Federal improvement. The amount hereby authorized to be expended upon the said project shall not exceed the sum of $615,500.

Salem Harbor, Massachusetts, in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered 112, Seventieth Congress, first session, and subject to the conditions set forth in said document.

Dorchester Bay and Neponset River, Massachusetts, in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered 147, Seventieth Congress, first session, and subject to the conditions set forth in said document.

Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered 182, Seventieth Congress, first session.

New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, in accordance with the report of the Chief of Engineers as submitted in House Document Numbered 348, Seventy-first

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