Florida Ship Canal: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Seventy-fourth Congress, Second Session on S. Res. 210

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936 - 83 páginas
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Página 2 - Congress, to employ such clerical and other assistants, to require by subpena or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers, and documents, to administer such oaths, to take such testimony, and to make such expenditures, as it deems advisable. The cost of stenographic services to report such hearings shall not be in excess of 25 cents per hundred words. The expenses of the committee, which shall not exceed $5,000, shall be paid from the contingent fund of...
Página 2 - ... to take such testimony, and to make such expenditures, as it deems advisable. The cost of stenographic services to report such hearings shall not be in excess of 25 cents per hundred words. The expenses of the committee, which shall not exceed $30,000, shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the chairman of the committee or the chairman of any duly authorized subcommittee thereof.
Página 2 - For the purposes of this resolution the committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, is authorized to hold such hearings, to sit and act at such times and places during the sessions, recesses, and adjourned periods of the Senate in the Seventy-fifth Congress, to employ such clerical and other assistants, to require by subpena or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such...
Página 70 - That is signed by whom? Senator VANDENBERG. Signed by JG Johnson, vice president of the Sinclair Navigation Co. The CHAIRMAN. Is that the same man you quoted? Mr. BUCKMAN. Yes; the same man. Senator VANDENBERG. The same man, yes. Mr. BUCKMAN. Senator, I am glad you asked me that question, because it gives me an opportunity to state something that I otherwise probably would not have stated. The conclusion that I should draw is simply this: Such testimony cannot safely be used as a guide to economic...
Página 43 - ... rate was that was computed at? Mr. BUCKMAN. I have an idea it was about 17 cents, but I am not quite sure. On December 30. 1933. the Special Board of Survey of the Corps of Engineers completed its work and made its final report. The examination made by the special board included an exhaustive economic survey made by the Department of Commerce at the request of the Chief of Engineers. The CHAIRMAN. What date was that? Mr. BUCKMAN. December 30, 1933. This report of the Public Works Administration...
Página 37 - It may be copied into the record. (The letter referred to is here printed in full, as follows:) WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, October 27, 1920.
Página 63 - Railroad, the Florida East Coast Railway, the Seaboard Air Line Railway, and the Southern Railway.
Página 29 - The particular dangers herein discussed apply to a sea-level canal only and not to a lock canal so constructed as to avoid deep cuts in the Ocala limestone and thus to leave undisturbed the present water level in this important waterbearing formation.
Página 37 - You state that paragraph 1 of the resolution proposes an inquiry into 'the nature and extent of expenditures to be made from emergency relief funds and subsequent expenditures for construction and maintenance to be made from regular funds,' and ask whether or not, in my opinion, there has been sufficient competent survey, examination, and study of this project to determine its construction and maintenance cost with the same degree of accuracy as in the case of other river and harbor improvements...
Página 64 - I am coining to that. The CHAIRMAN. They have a real fear, and that is on the part of thousands of citizens of Florida. Mr. BUCKMAN. I am coming to that, if you please, very shortly. In support of the project, there are in the official record resolutions of the Mississippi Valley Association, the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association, the National Rivers and Harbors Congress, the Texas and Louisiana IntraOoastal Waterway Association, the Legislature of the State of Florida, and numerous commercial...

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