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EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT

(Water Resources and Power Report)

PART 4-Nashville, Tenn.

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HEARINGS

BEFORE A

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yt: 4 SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
House

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois, Chairman CHET HOLIFIELD, California

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan JOHN W. MCCORMACK, Massachusetts R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York EARL CHUDOFF, Pennsylvania

CECIL M. HARDEN, Indiana JACK BROOKS, Texas

CHARLES B. BROWNSON, Indiana LESTER HOLTZMAN, New York

GEORGE MEADER, Michigan ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

B. CARROLL REECE, Tennessee JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama

VICTOR A. KNOX, Michigan EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland

OTTO KRUEGER, North Dakota JOHN E. MOSS, California

CHARLES R. JONAS, North Carolina JOE M. KILGORE, Texas

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio
DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida
MARTHA W. GRIFFITHS, Michigan
HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Staff Director
ORVILLE S. POLAND, General Counsel
WILLIAM PINCUS, A88ociate General Counsel
HELEN M. BOYER, Minority Professional Staj

SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER RESOURCES AND POWER

ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama, Chairman MARTHA W. GRIFFITHS, Michigan GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB, California HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

MEMBERS EX OFFICIO
WILLIAM L. DAWSON, Illinois

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan
WILLIAM C. WISE, Staff Director
WILLIAM L. STURDEVANT, Jr., Professional Staff Member

ROY F. BESSEY, Stafi Consultant

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CONTENTS

Pt. 4

Statement of-

Page

Bingham, Herbert, executive secretary, Tennessee Municipal League,

appearing on behalf of Hon. Ben West, mayor, city of Nashville,

Tenn..

697

Brown, Franklin H., McMinnville, Tenn., appearing on behalf of Hon.

Joe L. Evins, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Tennessee

694

Carr, Braxton B., executive vice president, Warrior-Tombigbee De-

velopment Association, and member of the steering committee of
the National Waterways Conference---

769
Catron, Tom, Corbin, Ky., president, Upper Cumberland Valley De-
velopment Association --

757
Daniel, Hon. Robert, mayor, Corbin, Ky----

762
Everhart, C. M., president, Cumberland Valley Association, and execu-

tive vice president, Cumberland River Sand & Gravel Co--- 721, 748
Herbert, W. B., Jr., representing T. L. Herbert & Sons, Inc., Nash-
ville, Tenn

760

Hundley, J. C., secretary, Citizens for TVA, Inc., and representing

Hon. George R. Dempster, mayor, Knoxville, Tenn., and president,

Citizens for TVA, Inc.-

716

Long, Walter C., assistant director, Tennessee Industrial and Agri-
cultural Commission----

696
McCord, Hon. Jim Nance, Tennessee Commissioner of Conservation,
and former Governor of Tennessee_

714

Person, Col. John, division engineer, United States Army Corps of

Engineers, Cincinnati, Ohio; accompanied by Col. Gilbert M. Dor-

land, district engineer, United States Corps of Engineers, Nash-

ville, Tenn.--

733

Priest, Hon. J. Percy, a Representative in Congress from the State
of Tennessee-.

690

Tidwell, Paul H., manager, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative,

Centerville, Tenn., representing the Tennessee Valley Public Power

Association.-

753

White, Polland, farmer and vice president, Cumberland River Asso-
ciation, Cadiz, Ky--

774
Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by-

Brown, Franklin H., McMinnville, Tenn.: Statement of Hon. Joe
L. Evins.---

694

Carr, Braxton B., executive vice president, Warrior-Tombigbee De

velopment Association, and member of the steering committee of the

National Waterways Conference:

Excerpt from Commission Report on Water Resources and

Power---

769, 771

Excerpt from speech of Herbert Hoover commemorating the com-

pletion of the 9-foot channel in the Ohio River in 1929_-

773..

Excerpt from the Rivers and Harbors Act of August 2, 1882-

770

Catron, Tom, Corbin, Ky., president, Upper Cumberland Valley De-

velopment Association : Excerpt from Commission Report on Water

Resources and Power..

759

Dempster, Hon. George R., mayor, Knoxville, Tenn., and president,
Citizens for TVA, Inc.: Statement..

716
Everhart, C. M., president, Cumberland Valley Association, and execu-
tive vice president, Cumberland River Sand & Gravel Co.:
Excerpt from legislation enacted by the First Congress re navi-
gabłe- waters

723
Excerpt from remarks of Maj. Gen. B. L. Robinson, Deputy Chief
of Engineers for Construction, October 11, 1954.

725

Letters, statements, etc.-Continued

Everhart, C. M., president-Continued

Page

Excerpt from statement of the English novelist Bulwer-

723

Excerpt from the Constitution, sixth clause, section 9, article I.-- 724

Letter from Harry B. Dyer, Nashville Bridge Co., Nashville, Tenn.,

to Hon. Robert Jones, October 26, 1955---

726

Prepared telegram from C. M. Everhart to Hon. Sherman Adams

and Congressman Earl Chudoff--

749

Telegram from C. M. Everhart to Rowland Hughes, Director,

Bureau of the Budget --

751

Evins, Hon. Joe L., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Tennessee: Statement.--

694

Jones, Hon. Robert E., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Alabama, and chairman, Special Subcommittee on Water Resources :

and Power :

Excerpt from Commission Report on Water Resources and Power. 699

Letter of invitation and list of people invited to the hearing at

Nashville, Tenn., October 12, 1955_-

Telegram from Congressman Robert E. Jones, to Rowland Hughes,

Director, Bureau of the Budget---

751, 752

Lipscomb, Hon. Glenard P., a Representative in Congress from the

State of California : Excerpt from Commission Report on Water

Resources and Power..

766, 767

Minton, 0. F., Jr., president, Propeller Club, Port of Nashville, Tenn.:

Chart, ton-miles of commerce, Cumberland River.

778

Statement.

776

Person, Col. John, division engineer, United States Army Corps of

Engineers, Cincinnati, Ohio: Excerpt from Public Law 780, 83d

Congress, 2d session..

747

Priest, Hon. J. Percy, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Tennessee:

Excerpt from Commission Report on Water Resources and

Power--

690

Excerpt from minority views of Commissioners Brownell and

Flemming--

690

Excerpt from dissenting view of Commissioner Farley--- 690

Excerpt from testimony of Wendell Willkie who represented Com-

monwealth & Southern before the House Military Affairs Com-

mittee

693

Reuss, Hon. Henry S., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Wisconsin: Excerpt from statement of J. C. Hundley.

719

Sturdevant William L., Jr., professional staff member, Special Water

Resources and Power Subcommittee: Telegram from Hon. Robert

E. Jones to Hon. Rowland Hughes.-

752

Tidwell, Paul H., manager, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative,

Centerville, Tenn., representing the Tennessee Valley Public Power

Association: Excerpt from Commission Report on Water Resources

and Power

754

West, Hon. Ben, mayor, city of Nashville, Tenn., and president, Ten-
pessee Municipal League: Statement -

697

COMMISSION ON ORGANIZATION OF THE EXECUTIVE

BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT
(Water Resources and Power Report)

Part 4-Nashville, Tenn.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1955

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER RESOURCES AND POWER
OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,

Nashville, Tenn. The special subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, in the Federal courtroom, Federal Building, Nashville, Tenn., at 9:30 a. m., Hon. Robert E. Jones, Jr. (chairman of the special subcommittee) presiding

Members present: Representatives Robert E. Jones, Jr., Martha W. Griffiths, Henry S. Reuss, and Glenard P. Lipscomb.

Also present: William C. Wise, staff director; William L. Sturdevant, professional staff member; Robert Morris, and Orville S. Poland, general counsel of the Committee on Government Operations.

Mr. JONES. The subcommittee will come to order.

This is a special subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Operations created for the purpose of studying the Hoover Commission's report on water resources and power.

On my right is Henry Reuss, a member of the House from the State of Wisconsin. On my left is Congressman Glen Lipscomb, a Member of the House from the State of California. My name is Robert E. Jones, Congressman from Alabama. Mrs. Griffiths, Member from the State of Michigan, expects to join us shortly.

Our first witness today is Congressman J. Percy Priest, a Representative from the State of Tennessee.

Come around, Percy. We are certainly glad to have you. We know of your great interest not only as the former whip of the House and chairman of the powerful and influential Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives, but we also know of your deep interest in the water resource development program that has been undertaken by the Federal Government.

We are delighted to have you and welcome the opportunity to visit in your great capital city.

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