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it has tripled and tripled again from the roads that were built with the $50,000,000 bond issue.

The Upper Peninsula of the State and the upper part of the Lower Peninsula will in time become the playground of the Central States. When people go on a vacation in the summer time they don't go to Florida. They go north. And that being true they can only go into Michigan and its adjoining States. Within a radius of 600 miles is a population of 25,000,000 and it's going to take a lot of recreational facilities to accommodate them. The people of the State of Michigan foresee what is coming, and they want to prepare for that time. A bridge across the Straits of Mackinac is necessary in this program to make it successful. I hope your committee sees fit to report it out so that the bill will receive the consideration of the House. Yours very respectfully.

JOAN LUECKE.
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DECLARING PARK RIVER, CONN., A NONNAVIGABLE

WATERWAY

May 5, 1937.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. PEYSER, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com

merce submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 1904)

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The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1904) declaring Park River, Hartford County, Conn., to be a nonnavigable waterway, having considered the same report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the War Department, as will appear by the letter attached.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, April 20, 1937. Hon. Royal S. COPELAND, Chairman, Committee on Commerce, United States Senate,

Washington, D. C. DEAR SENATOR COPELAND: The Department is in receipt of your letter of March 20, 1937, requesting the views of the Department on S. 1904, Seventyfifth Congress, first session, declaring Park River, Hartford County, Conn., to be a nonnavigable waterway:

The Park River, a minor tributary of the Connecticut River, rises in two branches and after uniting in the western part of the city of Hartford winds its Tay through the center of the city for about 2 miles, finally emptying into the Connecticut. In its lower reaches the river is crossed by several bridges, particularly the Commerce and Front Street Bridges, located about 2,300 feet and 3,000 feet, respectively, above the mouth. The controlling depth to Commerce Street is about 2 feet at mean low water, summer stage, and 0.7 feet to Front Street.

The Park River has been navigated as far as Front Street, but commercial navigation practically ceased about 30 years ago. In 1928 an attempt was made by a riparian owner to improve the stream for commercial use. A channel 70 feet wide and 7 feet deep at mean low water was dredged a distance of 1,300 feet from the mouth to a wharf. Due to the difficulties experienced in navigating the Darrow, shallow, and winding channel, the adventure was unsuccessful. For some years navigation has been limited to rowboats. There is little, if any, likelihood of its future development by the Federal Government for the benefit of navigation.

The protection of the city of Hartford against floods occasioned by the Connecticut River and backwater from the Connecticut up the Park River is now being studied by the Department. Plans under consideration include either flood walls or a pressure conduit within the central portion of the city and probably other structures which will materially impair or prevent any navigation of the Park River.

Accordingly, the Department has no objection to the favorable consideration by Congress of Senate bill 1904.

This proposed report was submitted to the Bureau of the Budget which reports that there would be no objection on the part of that office to its submission to Congress. Sincerely yours,

HARRY H. WOODRING,

Secretary of War. O

BRIDGE ACROSS THE MISSOURI RIVER AT ARROW ROCK,

MO.

May 5, 1937.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. EICHER, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 2076]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 2076) to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River at or near Arrow Rock, Mo., having considered and amended the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the Agriculture and War Departments, as will appear by the letters attached.

Amend the bill as follows:

Page 1, line 7, after the comma following the date "1929", insert the following: heretofore extended by acts of Congress approved April 15, 1932, and August 15, 1935, Page 1, line 7, after the word "hereby”, insert the word “further”.

WAR DEPARTMENT, April 20, 1937. Respectfully returned to the chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives.

So far as the interests committed to this Department are concerned, I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the accompanying bill, S. 2076, Seventy-fifth Congress, first session, to extend the times for commencing and corapleting the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River at or near Arrow Rock, Mo., if amended as indicated in red thereon.

HARRY H. WOODRING,

Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, April 26, 1937. Hon. CLARENCE F. LEA, Chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives. DEAR MR. LEA: Careful consideration has been given to the bill, S. 2076, transmitted with your letter of April 14 with request for a report thereon and such views relative thereto as the Department might desire to communicate.

This bill would extend for 1 and 3 years, respectively, from the date of its approval, the times for commencing and completing the construction of the bridge across the Missouri River, at or near Arrow Rock, Mo., authorized by Act of Congress approved March 2, 1929, to be built by the St. Louis-Kansas City Short Line Railroad Co. The bill is without objection so far as this Department is concerned. Sincerely,

M. L. WILSON, Acting Secretary.

[PUBLIC-No. 95870TH CONGRESS)

(S. 5835] AN AOT Authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River near Saint Charles, Missouri

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the Saint Louis-Kansas City Short Line Railroad Company, a corporation o the State of Missouri, and their successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Missouri River at a point about four miles south of west of the city of Saint Charles, in the county of Saint Charles, Missouri, to a point in Saint Louis County in said State, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled “An Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1906.

Sec. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, March 2, 1929.

(PUBLIC—No. 76—720 CONGRESS)

(H. R. 8379] AN ACT To extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the Mis.

souri River at or near Arrow Rock, Missouri Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the times for commencing and completing the construction of the bridge across the Missouri River at or near Arrow Rock, Missouri, authorized to be built by the Saint Louis-Kansas City Short Line Railroad Company by the Act of Congress approved March 2, 1929, are hereby extended one and three years, respectively, from March 2, 1932.

Sec. 2. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, April 15, 1932.

(PUBLIC—No. 411–74TH CONGRESS]

19. R. 9070] AN ACT To authorize the construction of certain bridges and to extend the times for commencing and/or

completing the construction of other bridges over the navigable waters of the United States, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

MISSOURI RIVER AT ARROW ROCK, MISSOURI SEC. 23. That the Act approved March 2, 1929, heretofore extended by an Act of Congress approved April 15, 1932, authorizing the Saint Louis-Kansas City Short Line Railroad Company to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge

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