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HEARINGS

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BEFORE A
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS
FIRST SESSION

ON
H. R. 328 and H. R. 4978
BILLS TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO CREATE
THE INLAND WATERWAYS CORPORATION FOR THE PURPOSE
OF CARRYING OUT THE MANDATE AND PURPOSE OF CON-
GRESS AS EXPRESSED IN SECTIONS 201 AND 500 OF THE
TRANSPORTATION ACT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES,” AP-
PROVED JUNE 3, 1924, AS AMENDED

H. R. 429
A BILL TO INCREASE THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE INLAND
WATERWAYS CORPORATION AND TO EXTEND THE SERVICE
OF SUCH CORPORATION TO THE TENNESSEE AND CUMBER-

LAND RIVERS

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

ROBERT CROSSER, Ohio, Chairman ALFRED L. BULWINKLE, North Carolina CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey LINDLEY BECKWORTH, Texas

CARL HINSHAW, California J. PERCY PŘIEST, Tennessee

LEONARD W. HALL, New York OREN HARRIS, Arkansas

JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota GEORGE G. SADOWSKI, Michigan

WILSON D. GILLETTE, Pennsylvania DWIGHT L. ROGERS, Florida

ROBERT HALE, Maine EUGENE J. KEOGH, New York

HARRIS ELLSWORTH, Oregon ARTHUR G. KLEIN, New York

JAMES I, DOLLIVER, Iowa THOMAS B. STANLEY, Virginia

JOHN W. HESELTON, Massachusetts JOHN B. SULLIVAN, Missouri

HUGH D. SCOTT, JR., Pennsylvania
WILLIAM T. GRANAHAN, Pennsylvania JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan
ANDREW J. BIEMILLER, Wisconsin
JOHN A. MCGUIRE, Connecticut
GEORGE H. WILSON, Oklahoma
NEIL J. LINEHAN, Illinois
THOMAS R. UNDERWOOD, Kentucky

ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk
G. RICHARD WARD, Assistant Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

LINDLEY BECKWORTH, Texas, Chairman OREN HARRIS, Arkansas

CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey DWIGHT L. ROGERS, Florida

CARL HINSHAW, California ARTHUR G. KLEIN, New York

LEONARD W. HALL, New York JOHN B. SULLIVAN, Missouri

JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota JOHN A. MCGUIRE, Connecticut

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H. R. 328

2

H. R. 429

2

H. R. 4978.

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Public Law 185, Sixty-eighth Congress (H. R. 8209)

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Report of


Commerce Department on-

Amendments to S. 211.

7

H. R. 328, H. R. 429, and H. R. 4978.

5

General Accounting Office on H. R. 429-

10

Interstate Commerce Commission on

H. R. 328

9

H. R. 429.

12

H. R. 4978.

223

Maritime Commission on H. R. 328..

10

Securities and Exchange Commission on H. R. 429

11

Treasury Department on-

H. R. 328 and H. R. 429

9

H. R. 4978

222

Statement of

Berry, Doss H., general manager, Baton Rouge Traffic Bureau, Inc. 77

Boggs, Hon. Hale, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Louisiana

14

Bourgeois, Lewis I., director of commerce, Board of Commissioners,

Port of New Orleans..

65

Brown, Frederick E., representing American Barge Line Co---

243

Burke, J. G., attorney, representing Phillips County Chamber of

Commerce, Helena, Ark..

114

Corbett, John T., assistant grand chief engineer and national legislative

representative, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers..

214

Gathings, Hon. É. C., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Arkansas.

221

Hammond, Harold F., manager, transportation and communication

department, United States Chamber of Commerce.

231

Harvey, Lloyd L., manager, trade-promotion office, Port of New York

Authority -

225

Hayes, Edward B., counsel, A. L. Mechling Barge Lines, Inc.

144

Heinecamp, Robert H., manager, transportation department, Omaha

Chamber of Commerce

119

Henderson, Joseph D., national managing director, American Associa-

tion of Small Business.

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

of Iowa

100

Hornor, James T., mayor, Helena, Ark-

114
Ingersoll, A. C., Jr., president, Inland Waterways Corporation.

153
Jones, Hon. Robert E., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the
State of Alabama

24, 198

Karsten, Hon. Frank M., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Missouri.

186

Long, Hon. Russell B., a United States Senator from the State of
Louisiana

107
Macleay, Lachlan, president, Mississippi Valley Association.

125
Mitchell, C. A., commissioner, Memphis Freight Bureau-

121
Parmelee, J. H., vice president, Association of American Railroads.- 244
Robinson, F. G., traffic manager, Galveston Chamber of Commerce
and Galveston Cotton Exchange and Board of Trade ..

133
Sawyer, Hon. Charles, Secretary of Commerce --

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Statement of—Continued

Schwartz, Louis A., general manager, New Orleans Traffic and Trans-

portation Bureau-
Smith, Fred H., Assistant Director, Corporation Audits Division,

General Accounting Office----

Stanton, Joseph L., director, export and import bureau, Baltimore

Association of Commerce-

Strong, A. D., secretary, Upper Mississippi Waterway Association

Thompson, Chester C., president, American Waterways Operators,

Inc.

Wagner, A. J., Chief, Navigation and Transportation Branch, Ten-

nessee Valley Authority

Willis, Hon. Edwin E., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Louisiana..

Briefs, statements, letters, etc., submitted for the record by-

American Association of Small Business, Busy Waterways, Etc.,

article from Wall Street Journal..

American Short Line Railroad Association, statement of J. M. Hood,

president

Commerce Department, views of Secretary Sawyer regarding formula

for sale of Inland Waterways Corporation.

Elliott, Hon. Carl, statement of -

Hébert, Hon. F. Edward, statement of

Inland Waterways Corporation:

Rehabilitation program.

Traffic policy

Larcade, Hon. Henry D., Jr., statement of..
Mechling Barge Lines, Inc., suggested amendment to present statute.
New York State Department of Commerce, statement of Leslie Hill

Prince, director, Washington office.----

Order of Railway Conductors of America, statement of W. D. Johnson,

vice president

Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, statement of Samuel H. Wil-

liams, manager, transportation bureau -

Rains, Hon. Albert, statement of..

Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, statement of

United States Chamber of Commerce, 1947 report on Government

Barge Lines -

Upper Mississippi Waterway Association, resolution of

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156

223
148

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INLAND WATERWAYS CORPORATION

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1949

Hou'SE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

TRANSPORTATION SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE,
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 10 a. m., the Hon. Lindley Beckworth (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Mr. BECKWORTH. The committee will come to order,

The purpose of the meeting this morning is to give consi three bills which have been introduced in connection with the Inland Waterways Corporation. The numbers are H, R. 328, H. R. 429, and H. R. 4978.

It is my understanding that Mr. Boggs of Louisiana has introduced two of these bills: H. R. 328 and H. R. 4978, and Mr. Jones of Alabama, our colleague, has introduced H. R. 4978.

It is obvious from the list of witnesses that the 2 days set aside for hearings on these bills may not be adequate unless the witnesses are reasonably brief in their statements. It would be all right for any of you to include full and complete statements that you desire to have made a part of the record and then to the extent you can, the committee will certainly appreciate your summarizing that which you have included in the record of the hearings.

In addition to Representative Boggs and Representative Jones of Alabama, I see this morning we have another one of our colleagues, Representative Willis, of Louisiana, who is interested in this legislation. You are not listed as one of the witnesses, Mr. Willis, but if you desire to be heard, along with the other Members, we shall certainly do our best to accommodate you. STATEMENT OF HON. EDWIN E. WILLIS, A REPRESENTATIVE IN

CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF LOUISIANA Mr. Willis. I have an important meeting at 10:30. I have prepared a little statement which in due course I will ask Mr. Boggs to present. I do not want to be out of order.

Mr. BECKWORTH. Without objection, the statement that Mr. Willis might care to make will be made a part of the record.

Mr. Boggs. If it is not out of order, and if it meets with the approval of the committee, Mr. Willis has a statement which will not take more than 2 or 3 minutes at the outside. I wonder if he could present that now?

Mr. BECKWORTH. In a moment. I want to see that he is given that opportunity when he desires it.

Without objection, the chairman will include as a part of the record copies of the bills that I have mentioned, a copy of Public Law 185,

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