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EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT
(Water Resources and Power Report)
PART 4-Nashville, Tenn.
yt: 4 SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
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
CHRISTINE RAY DAVIS, Staff Director
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
CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan
ROY F. BESSEY, Stafi Consultant
Carr, Braxton B., executive vice president, Warrior-Tombigbee De-
velopment Association, and member of the steering committee of
tive vice president, Cumberland River Sand & Gravel Co--- 721, 748
Long, Walter C., assistant director, Tennessee Industrial and Agri-
Priest, Hon. J. Percy, a Representative in Congress from the State
White, Polland, farmer and vice president, Cumberland River Asso-
Brown, Franklin H., McMinnville, Tenn.: Statement of Hon. Joe
Excerpt from the Rivers and Harbors Act of August 2, 1882-
Dempster, Hon. George R., mayor, Knoxville, Tenn., and president,
Evins, Hon. Joe L., a Representative in Congress from the State of
West, Hon. Ben, mayor, city of Nashville, Tenn., and president, Ten-
COMMISSION ON ORGANIZATION OF THE EXECUTIVE
BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT
Part 4-Nashville, Tenn.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1955
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
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.