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APPROPRIATIONS, 1953

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE
EIGHTY-SECOND CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H. R. 7268

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CIVIL FUNCTIONS
ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
THE ARMY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR

ENDING JUNE 30, 1953

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1952

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

KENNETH MCKELLAR, Tennessee, Chairman CARL HAYDEN, Arizona

WILLIAM F. KNOWLAND, California RICHARD B. RUSSELL, Georgia

MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana

GUY CORDON, Oregon JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

EDWARD J. THYE, Minnesota A. WILLIS ROBERTSON, Virginia

ZALES N. ECTON, Montana

Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS FROM PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, Florida

HARRY P. CAIN, Washington JOHN C. STENNIS, Mississippi

EVERARD H. SMITH, Clerk

CIVIL FUNCTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

APPROPRIATIONS, 1953

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1952

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 2:30 p. m., pursuant to call, in room F-39, the Capitol, Hon. Kenneth McKellar (chairman) presiding.

Present: Senators McKellar, Ellender, McClellan, Young, Cordon, and Ecton. Also present: Senator Stennis.

CORPS OF ENGINEERS

RIVERS, HARBORS, AND FLOOD CONTROL

OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ENGINEERS

STATEMENTS OF LT. GEN. LEWIS A. PICK, CHIEF OF ENGI

NEERS; BRIG. GEN. C. H. CHORPENING, ASSISTANT CHIEF OF ENGINEERS FOR CIVIL WORKS; COL. W. D. MILNE, DEPUTY CHIEF OF CIVIL WORKS FOR RIVERS AND HARBORS; COL. WRIGHT HIATT, DEPUTY CHIEF OF CIVIL WORKS FOR FLOOD CONTROL; LT. COL. E. C. PAULES, DEPUTY CHIEF OF CIVIL WORKS FOR POWER; AND MR. STUART H. D. FREED, BUDGET ANALYST. MR. G. L. BEARD, CHIEF, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION; AND MR. K. J. BOUSQUET, CHIEF, PROJECT PROGRAMS BRANCH

FLOODS THROUGHOUT THE NATION

Chairman McKELLAR. We will come to order, gentlemen.
General Pick, suppose you go right ahead.

General Pick. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I have a short opening statement that I would like to make at this time.

Chairman MCKELLAR. All right, sir.

General Pick. It is a pleasure to again appear before you in support of the Army civil functions program.

In preparing the 1953 budget estimate, my policy has again been directed toward coordinating the civil works of the Corps of Engineers with the over-all defense effort.

As you recall, when I appeared before you last year the Nation was suffering from a catastrophic flood in the Middle West, and many of

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