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irrigation and reclamation

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION

UNITED STATES SENATE

SIXTY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

PURSUANT TO

S. Res. 320

(68th Congress, 2d Session)

DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND
RECLAMATION, OR A DULY AUTHORIZED SUBCOM-
MITTEE THEREOF, TO MAKE A COMPLETE INVESTI-

ION WITH ESPECT TO PROPOSED LEGISLATION
RELATING TO THE PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT

OF THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN

YUMA AND PHOENIX, ARIZ.

OCTOBER 31 AND NOVEMBER 2, 1925

PART 3

Printed for the use of the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation

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COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION

CHARLES L, MONARY, Oregon, Chairman

WESLEY L. JONES Washington.

MORRIS SHEPPARD, Texas. LAWRENCE C. PHIPPS, Colorado. THOMAS J. WALSH, Montana, FRANK R. GOODING, Idaho.

JOHN B. KENDRICK, Wyoming. RALPH H. CAMERON, Arizona.

KEY PITTMAN, Nevada. TASKER L. ODDIE, Nevada.

FURNIFOLD MCL. SIMMONS, North Carolina.
SAMUEL M. SHORTRIDGE, California. C. C. DILL, Washington.
HIRAM W. JOHNSON, California.

HENRY F. ASHURST, Arizona.
H. K. KIEFER, Clerk

COLORADO RIVER BASIN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1925

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION,

Yuma, Ariz. The committee met, pursuant to adjournment of yesterday, at 8.30 o'clock p. m., in the banquet room of the Southern Pacific Hotel, Yuma, Ariz., Senator Charles L. McNary presiding.

Present: Senators Means (chairman), Jones of Washington, Phipps, Kendrick, Cameron, Pittman, Oddie, Shortridge, Dill, Johnson, and Ashurst.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will now commence its session. The hour is late, and if any of you desire to go, I hope you may find it convenient to do so at this time, so you will not disturb the meeting. But we will be pleased to have you all remain. I am very happy that you have shown by your behavior that you would like to remain.

At the request of a member of the Senate committee, as the first witness this evening, I am going to call upon Mr. D. E. Carpenter, of Denver, Colo. Mr. Carpenter, do you desire to stand while you make your remarks? You will be seated, Mr. Carpenter, and it is hoped that you may give to the record your observations in as brief a period as possible. We will be glad to hear you make your statement. STATEMENT OF DELPH E. CARPENTER, ATTORNEY, COLORADO

Mr. CARPENTER. In view of certain discussions by the committee at its meeting at El Centro respecting the matter of conducting the negotiations of the Colorado River commissioners at Santa Fe and the author of the compact, I am requested to make a statement concerning the compact and to cover the details of proceedings at Santa Fe. The question presents itself as a phase of the human element concerning the Colorado River compact and its adoption. It would probably be nothing but fair to the committee, at least fair to the committee, to go a little into the earlier history respecting the negotiations which led up to the compact. They are embodied in an address issued by the governors of four of the States, recently published in the press in part. I will ask the attorney general of Colorado at the appropriate time to read that address into the record as part of my talk.

The CHAIRMAN. May it not go into the record right here without being read?

Mr. CARPENTER. Yes; this I present for entry into the record, an address issued at Denver, Colo., by the governors of the four upper States in August of this year, the address being directed to the people of the States of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

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