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KY., W. VA., AND VA.

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BEFORE THE

HEARINGS
U.S. Congress, House!
COMMITTEE ON RIVERS AND HARBORS.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

THE SUBJECT OF THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE

BIG SANDY RIVER AND TUG AND LEVISA

FORKS, KY., W. VA. AND VA.

MAY 6 AND 7, 1946

Printed for the use of the Committee on Rivers and Harbors

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COMMITTEE ON RIVERS AND HARBORS

JOSEPH J. MANSFIELD, Texas, Chairman HUGH PETERSON, Georgia

GEORGE A. DONDERO, Michigan C. JASPER BELI., Missouri

WILLIAM A. PITTENGER, Minnesota GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina ROBERT L. RODGERS, Pennsylvania JOHN E. RANKIN, Mississippi

HOMER D. ANGELL, Oregon FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama

GEORGE H. BENDER, Ohio HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

SID SIMPSON, Illinois 0. C. FISHER, Texas

JAMES C. AUCHINCLOSS, New Jersey HENRY D. LARCADE, JR., Louisiana

JOHN C. BUTLER, New York J. HARDIN PETERSON, Florida

WILLIAM C. COLE, Missouri CLYDE DOYLE, California

ALVIN E. O'KONSKI, Wisconsin JAMES P. GEELAN, Connecticut

GORDON L. McDONOUGH, California HERBERT J. McGLINCHEY, Pennsylvania WILLIAM W. LINK, Illinois

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska
JAMES J. DELANEY, New York

JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hawaii
JOSEPH H. MCGANN, Clerk
JOSEPH H. MCGANN, Jr., Assistant Clerk

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Acme Petroleum Co., telegram..

Aeiker, Capt. Otto F., letter.

Alexander, O. L., letter--

Algoma, W. Va., local union, telegram.

Allen, Ky., City Council, resolution.

Allen, William, statement.

Almond, Hon. J. Lindsay, Jr., statement.-

American Federation of Labor:

Spokesman

Resolution

Telegram.

Anderson, Edgar 0., statement.

Andrews, Volney:

Letter---

Resolution.

Arnett, Earl F., resolution..

Ashland (Ky.) Building and Construction Trade Council, telegram.

Ashland, Ky., City Council, resolution.

Ashland, W. Va., local union, telegrams

Association of American Railroads, representative-

Bailey, Hon. Cleveland M., statement.

Bain, Col. Jarvis J., statement-

Baker, Carl, telegram.

Barge loading points, report-

Barron, H. C., petition..

Beeler, J. D., letter.

Belleville Fuels Co., Inc., statement-

Big Sandy Co., statement-

Big Sandy Elkhorn Coal Operators Association, statement-

Big Sandy Valley Association, Inc.:

Statement.

Letter.---

Prospectus..

Black, Alva, telegram.

Blankenship, Claud, telegram

Blizzard, William, letter to.

Bluefield, W. Va., Local Union No. 6050, telegram..

Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, representative.

Boat-crew rates, table---

Boats:

Cost of operating-

Loading points.-

Boggs, Judge W. S., resolution.

Boissevain, Va., Local Union No. 6114, telegram.

Bongartz, R. R., petition.

Boone, Guy, telegram..

Boynton, H. D., petition.

Bricklayers' International Local Union No. 5, letter-

Brittingham, S. R., Jr., petition.

Britton, C. T., resolution..

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, statement-

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, spokesman.-

Brumdenner, Ernest, letter..

Buchanan County, Va., chamber of commerce, resolution.

Buchanan, W. A., resolution.

Burch, Hon. T. G., letter.

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Burgess, E. H., petition.

102

Byrd, Hon. Harry F., letters.-

209, 215
Cady, Sam, excerpts from letter to-

263

Caldwell, Harlin, telegram.

203

Calwell, Herbert, telegram.

206

Campbell, Leonard, letter.

151

Cargill, Inc., spokesman..

144

Cargo shipments, lake, tables -

81

Central Freight Association, statement.

283

Central Illinois District Coal Traffic Bureau, statement-

361
Ceredo, W. Va., City Council, resolution.

173

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, statement-

347

Chrisman, Charles B., statement-

399

Chumley, Chas. C., resolution.

39

CIO, telegram

156

Clark, Charles, petition.

102

Clark, Harold, letter and resolution..

155

Cline, Chester A., resolution

217

Cline, Garred O., statement.

399

Coal and manufactures, centers of production of, illustration

165

Coal:

Distribution of...

86, 326

Classification by destination of

327

Importance of to class I railroads.

328

Lake cargo coal.

343

Comparison of production of in Kentucky and West Virginia counties. 328,

329

Production of

342, 355, 367

West-bound coal, except lake cargo

344

Coal Fork, W. Va., Local Union No. 4592, telegram

201

Coal mines:

Number of days worked

346

Potential production capacities of bituminous mines

346

Coal reserves, table-

Coal shipments:

Distance and rate table..

389

Income loss by diverting traffic in.

388

Coal shipments to various marketing areas, tables

89, 90

Coal Trade Association of Indiana, statement-

359

Coles, F. H., telegram..

207

Collins, Andy, telegram.

204

Collins, Elmer B., petition.-

102

Columbus (Ohio) City Council, resolution

215

Ohio, city of, telegram.

200

Combs, Lou, telegram..

205

Commerce: Pertinent data to movement of

237

Connally, W. M., statement and resolution.

157

Corbett, John T., statement-

278

Cornett, Arthur, telegram.

203

Corps of Engineers, representative..

1

Cost of using the canal over the cost of using present available facilities. 355

Costs:

Mining, per ton, 1937 and 1944..

71, 83

Railway and river to principal destinations-

79
River and railway, relative rates.

79
Towboat operations..

238
Waterway transportation for coal.

97
Crabtree, Clyde L., letter-

152
Criser, Harry C., letter..

152

Dannigan, R. L., telegram.

204

Daughton, Hon. Ralph H., statement-

193

Davis, Richard C., statement-

215

Dean, Roy, letter. -.

154

Dickerson, J. H., report

241

Diety, Deling, resolution.

145

Distance and rate table

389

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Distribution of coal, explanation.-

Douglas, David, telegram..

Douglas, John R., letter--

Dubuque (Iowa) Board of Dock Commissioners, letter-

Dubuque (Iowa) Chamber of Commerce:

Spokesman.

Statement.

Duncan, Dr. C. S., statement.

Duncan, H. E., letter.

Dunglinson, George Jr., statement-

Eastern Coal Corp., spokesman..

Easton, John B., telegram, letter, and resolution..

Ellis, Hon. Hubert S., statement-

Elsey, Phil C., report---

Employees, average number of in bituminous operations.-

Ensley, Harry F., statement-

Ensley, Harry F., letter.

Evans, Mrs. Agnes, letter-

Eversole, Wm., telegram.

Feringa, Col. P. A., statement-

Fifth and Ninth Districts Coal Traffic Bureau, statement-

Flanary, Mayor M. D., resolution..

Flannigan, Hon. John W., Jr., statement-

Floyd County (Ky.) Chamber of Commerce, resolution.

Fort Gay (W. Va.) Town Council, letter-

Fort, J. Carter, petition..

Furner, John, telegram.-

Garvey, M. L.:

Statement.

Letter..

Gary, Hon. J. Vaughan, letter..

Grandy, C. W., resolution..

Green, William L., telegram.

Griffith, W. H., statement.

Grimes, Weston B., statement-

Gruber, C. E., letter

Grundy, Buchanan County, Va., Town Council, resolution.

Gwathmey, Frank W., petition..

Halzaur, Albert, telegram.

Hampton Roads, Va., Maritime Exchange, letter.

Hankes, W. M., resolution.

Hardin, T. J., resolution --

Harlan County Coal Operat Association, statement..

Hazard Coal Operators Association, statement-

Hazard, Ky., telegrams from local unions.

Healy, T. P., petition.

Hedrick, Hon. Erland H., joint statement-

Heffley, Geo. R., resolution.

Hess, Hon. William E., letter.

Highcoal, W. Va., Local Union No. 2542, telegram.

Hillman Transportation Co., letter..

Hobson, J. P., statement-

Hoffman, T. J., statement

Holt, Homer A., statement-

Homan, H. S., statement

Hone, W. F., resolution..

Hoover, Harvey, telegram.

Howder, John L., letter

Hughes, James B., letter.

Huntington (W. Va.) Building and Construction Trades Council:

Letter..

Resolution.

Huntington (W. Va.) Central Labor Union, letter.

Huntington (W. Va.) Chamber of Commerce, resolution..

Huntington (W. Va.) City Council, resolution..

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