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COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY

BRENT SPENCE, Kentucky, Chairman PAUL BROWN, Georgia

CLARENCE E. KILBURN, New York WRIGHT PATMAN, Texas

GORDON L. McDONOUGH, California ALBERT RAINS, Alabama

WILLIAM B. WIDNALL, New Jersey ABRAHAM J. MULTER, New York

EDGAR W. HIESTAND, California HUGH J. ADDONIZIO, New Jersey

PERKINS BASS, New Hampshire WILLIAM A. BARRETT, Pennsylvania EUGENE SILER, Kentucky LEONOR K. SULLIVAN, Missouri

PAUL A. FINO, New York HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

FLORENCE P. DWYER, New Jersey MARTHA W. GRIFFITHS, Michigan

EDWARD J. DERWINSKI, Illinois THOMAS L. ASHLEY, Ohio

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York
CHARLES A. VANIK, Ohio

WILLIAM H. MILLIKEN, JR., Pennsylvania
JAMES C. HEALEY, New York
J. T. RUTHERFORD, Texas
JOSEPH W. BARR, Indiana
JAMES A. BURKE, Massachusetts
WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania
CLEMENT W. MILLER, California
BYRON L. JOHNSON, Colorado

ROBERT L. CARDON, Clerk and General Counsel
JOHN E. BARRIERE, Majority Staff Member
ORMAN S. FINK, Minority Staff Member

ROBERT R. Poston, Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 1

BRENT SPENCE, Kentucky, Chairman PAUL BROWN, Georgia

WILLIAM B. WIDNALL, New Jersey ABRAHAM J. MULTER, New York

FLORENCE P. DWYER, New Jersey
HENRY S. REUSS, Wisconsin

SEYMOUR HALPERN, New York
THOMAS L. ASHLEY, Ohio
JAMES C. HEALEY, New York

CONTENTS

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H.R. 5944. A bill to expand the public facility loan program of the Com-

munity Facilities Administration of the Housing and Home Finance

Agency, and for other purposes..-

Statement of -

Addonizio, Hon. Hugh J., a Representative in Congress from the State

of New Jersey

American Medical Association..
Biemiller, Andrew J., director, department of legislation, AFL-CIO;

accompanied by Peter Henle and George Taylor.--

Bingham, Herbert J., executive secretary, Tennessee Municipal

League, Nashville, Tenn.

Blatnik, Hon. John A., a Representative in Congress froin the State of

Minnesota

Buecki, Dr. Robin C., representing the American Hospital Associa-

tion...

Callison, Charles II., conservation director, National Wildlife Federa-

tion.--

Calvert, Gordon L., representing the Investment Bankers Association

of Americ --

Crawford, Hon. J. F., mayor, Abbeville, Ala., representing Alabama

League of Municipalities.

Dilworth, Hon. Richardson, mayor, Philadelphia, Pa--

Egan, Hon. Robert J., mayor, Flint, Mich., representing the American

Municipal Association -

Hazeltine, John C., Community Facilities Commissione, sing

and Home Finance Agency -

Johnson, Reuben, representing the National Farmers Union..
Knox, Pete S., Jr., representing the Home Manufacturers Institute -
Lamkin, William A., Jr., attorney, Water Pollution Control Com-

mission, State of Kentucky--
Lanston, Aubrey G., Aubrey G. Lanston & Co., New York, N.Y.,

accompanied by Leroy Piser, vice president in charge of research..
Lutz, Harley L., representing the National Association of Manufac-

turers.
Mattison, Dr. Berwyn F., executive director, the American Public

Health Association.-

Miriani, Hon. Louis C., mayor, Detroit, Mich., representing the

American Municipal Association..

Mitchell, Ernest R., past president, Kentucky Chamber of Com-

merce, and chairman of the Policy Committee of the Kentucky
State Chamber; also representing the city of Covington, Ky.

Mitnick, Carl T., president, National Association of Home Builders -

Mustin, George T., representing the American Nursing Home Associa-

tion.

Newman, Ernest H., Jr., W. S. Dickey Clay Manufacturing Co.,

Kansas City, Mo.

Schone, Harold K., Oakland County, Mich., representing the National

Association of County Officials.

Servaites, Francis X., executive vice president, National Housing

Conference
Silbert, S. Richard, president, Community Developers Council of

Long Island, accompanied by Jerome Wolk and William Safire.

Smith, Dr. Spencer M., Jr., secretary, Citizens Committee on Natural

Resources

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Statement of-Continued

Soloway, Arnold M., assistant professor of economics, Harvard Univer- Page
sity, representing Americans for Democratic Action.

270
Teague, Dr. Russell E., Commissioner of Health, State of Kentucky 238
United States Savings & Loan League-

321
Whisman, John D., executive director, Eastern Kentucky Regional
Planning Commission ..

280
Whitehouse, Albert, director, Industrial Union Department, AFL-
CIO; accompanied by Everett Kassalow, director of research

180

Additional data submitted to the subcommittee by-

AFL-CIO:

Local government expenditure for capital outlays, 1957

85

Statement of executive council on community facilities

87

American Public Health Association:
List of diseases transmitted by polluted water.

307
Chamber of Commerce of the United States, letter of April 24, 1959,
to Hon. Brent Spence-

315
Community Developers of Long Island:

“Fine Schools But Not High Taxes Wanted,” article from New
York Herald Tribune, April 27, 1959---

226
Community Facilities Administration:

Comments on proposed amendment suggested by National Wild-
life Federation.-

224
Loans approved during previous fiscal years

216
Program levels and expenses (fiscal years 1958 and 1959), public
facility loans program.-

221
Program of advances for public works planning as of March 31,
1959

199
Plans completed (sewer, water, and hospital facilities) 1954
to March 31, 1959----

199
Plans to be completed (sewer, water, and hospital facilities),
1954 to March 31, 1959..

206
Public facility loans program operations through March 31, 1958- 198
Dwyer, Hon. Florence P.:

Description of sewage disposal bonds of Oakland County, Mich.,
from Moody's Bond Survey of April 13, 1959-

74
"Eilean Sanitary Unit Sells Bonds at 3.66 Percent,” article

from the Evening Star, Washington, D.C., April 17, 1959.---- 60

Investment Bankers Association of America:

Appendix A. State totals of State and municipal bonds sold in

1958.

141

Appendix B. State totals of municipal water and sewer bonds

sold in 1958

141

Appendix C. Municipal water and sewer bonds sold in 1958.. 142–160

Appendix D. Municipal water and sewer bonds sold in January

and February 1959..

160

Kentucky Water Pollution Control Commission:

Letter of May 4, 1959, to Hon. Brent Spence (with enclosures)-- 247

Cities which have applied to Housing and Home Finance

Agency for a loan, either for a municipal water supply or

sewage treatment facilities.

247

Cities which have submitted inquiries but have not made

formal application to Housing and Home Finance Agency

about public financing for water supply or sewage treat-

ment facilities_

248

Exhibit A. Letter from the mayor, city of Brandenburg,

Ky., dated April 30, 1959.--

250

Exhibit B. Letter from Charles A. Hinsch & Co., Inc., Cin-

cinnati, Ohio, dated June 17, 1958.

250

Exhibit Ć. Letter from F. S. Pariigin, civil engineer, Tomp-

kinsville, Ky., dated July 29, 1958_

251

Exhibit D. Letter from F. S. Parrigin, civil engineer, Tomp-

kinsville, Ky., dated October 14, 1958.

251

Exhibit E. Letter from F. S. Parrigin, civil engineer, Tomp-

kinsville, Ky., dated October 17, 1958.--

251

Exhibit F. Letter from F. S. Parrigin, civil engineer, Tomp-

kinsville, Ky., dated April 29, 1959--

252

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Additional data submitted to the subcommittee by-Continued
Kentucky Water Pollution Control Commission Continued
Letter of May 4, 1959, to Hon. Brent Spence, etc.-Continued

Exhibit" G. Letter from Tom Underwood, Jr., Lexington,

Ky., dated May 1, 1959---
Exhibit H. Letter from The Kentucky Co., Louisville, Ky.,

dated December 24, 1958.--
Exhibit I. Letter from Babbage & Kessinger, Lexington,

Ky., dated December 22, 1958..
Exhibit J. Letter from Mayor W. E. Sparks, Greenville,

Ky., dated May 1, 1959.
Exhibit K. Petition from citizens of Olive Hill, Ky., to De-

partment of Health, Education, and Welfare, dated Sep-

tember 12, 1957.-
Exhibit L. Statement of D. H. Bennett, Radcliffe, Ky.,

concerning sewage disposal, dated April 29, 1959--
Exhibit M. Letter of May 7, 1959, enclosing letter from

Mayor H. H. Jacobs, Sr., Cumberland, Ky--
Mitchell, Ernest R.:

Commissioners' Resolution R-58–59, passed April 22, 1959-
Northern Kentucky communities that could be helped by H.R.

5944.
National Association of Home Builders:

Policy statement for 1959..
“The Worst Public Works Program,” article from Fortune maga-

zine of December 1958..
National Association of Manufacturers:

Table 1.- Value of new public construction of sewer and water

facilities---
Table 2.—Expenditures for new hospital construction by State

and local governments and from Federal grants..
National Wildlife Federation:

“Let's Clean Up All Our Poisoned Rivers,” article from Reader's

Digest, October 1957...
“Sewage Works Double, but Federal Aid Faces Battle,” article

from Engineering News-Record, February 12, 1959-
Spence, Hon. Brent:

Excerpt from "Planning for Public Works”, prepared under the

direction of the special assistant to the President for public
works planning-
The Nation's needs: Present and future..

Population growth-Their needs for public facilities are

unlimited (chart)-
State and local public works requirements (chart) -
Water and the future-Per capita use is rising at an

increasing rate (chart).
Partial list of municipal water and sewer bonds with net interest

cost of 4 percent and above..
States which impose constitutional limitations on municipal ex-

penditures, indebtedness, and tax rates.
Tennessee Municipal League:

Detailed standards for water, sewage, and health services.

Estimate of hospital bed needs in Tennessee-
Widnall, Hon. William B.:

Bonded debt of Kentucky communities under 35,000 population.
Bonded debt of small Georgia communities..
Community Facilities Administration, letter of May 7, 1959
(with enclosures), to Hon. William B. Widnall.
Loans approved, applications under consideration, and other

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community activities.
Dealer current bond offerings for 12 large cities.
Debt of very small Kentucky communities under 3,000 popula-

tion.--
Government securities, April 21, 1959, from Wall Street Journal.

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