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BEFORE THE

6.S. Coques. COMMITTEE ON
House INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE .

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey, Chairman CARL HINSHAW, California

CLARENCE F. LEA, California LEONARD W. HALL, New York

ROBERT CROSSER, Ohio JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota

ALFRED L. BULWINKLE, North Carolina WILSON D. GILLETTE, Pennsylvania

VIRGIL CHAPMAN, Kentucky ROBERT HALE, Maine

LINDLEY BECKWORTH, Texas HARRIS ELLSWORTH, Oregon

J. PERCY PRIEST, Tennessee MARION T. BENNETT, Missouri

OREN HARRIS, Arkansas JAMES I. DOLLIVER, Iowa

GEOGE G. SADOWSKI, Michigan EDWARD J. ELSA ESSER, New York

RICHARD F. HARLESS, Arizona JOHN W: HESELTON, Massachusetts

DWIGHT L. ROGERS, Florida
HUGH D. SCOTT, Jr., Pennsylvania

EUGENE J. KEOGH, New York
WILLIAM J. MILLER, Connecticut
HENDERSON H. CARSON, Ohio
JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan
FRED E. BUSBEY, Illinois

ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk
ROYICE W. RENO, Assistant Clerk

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Text of H. R. 6180...

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Statement of -

Bermingham, Paul E., counsel for Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc.----- 25

Blair, Harry V., assistant county solicitor, County of Allegheny,

Pittsburgh, Pa..

91

Boggs, Hon. J. Caleb, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Delaware

43

Buchanan, Hon. Frank, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Pennsylvania --

40

Buckley, James C., director of airport development of the Port of

New York Authority, New York, N. Y.
Dallin, J. Victor, department of public works, Philadelphia, Pa--- 99
Eberharter, Hon. Herman P., a Representative in Congress from the
State of Pennsylvania --

42
Elton, Sumner W., assistant attorney general of the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts, department of public works--

55

Fallon, Hon. George H., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Maryland.-

128

Hunter, John M., Jr., Chief, Airport Division, Office of Chief Counsel,

Civil Aeronautics Administration...

101

Kelly, Col. Raymond J., corporation counsel of Detroit, Mich., and

chairman of the committee on airports of the National Institute

of Municipal Law Officers ..

44

Lee, Frederick B., acting administrator, Civil Aeronautics Adminis-

tration.

101

Muhlenberg, Frederick A., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Pennsylvania.

55

Nuss, Melvin H., secretary-treasurer of the American Association of

Airport Executives, Reading, Pa---

93

Owen, E. P., Jr., municipal consultant, Jacksonville, Fla.---

74

Ramspeck, Robert, executive vice president of the Air Transport

Association of America.--

3

Regan, Hon. Ken, a Representative in Congress from the State of
Texas..

38

Rhyne, Charles S., general counsel, National Institute of Municipal

Law Officers.

49

Additional information:
Constitution and bylaws of the Airport Operators Council..--

83

Federal Airport Act of 1946 and CẢA fluctuating policy (sec. IV and

V)------

89

Letter from

Bradford, Hon. Robert F., Governor, Commonwealth of Massa-

chusetts, to Hon. John W. Heselton, re allocation of the 1948

Federal grant for the General Edward Lawrence Logan Air-

port---

66

Burgess, George W., Deputy Administrator, Civil Aeronautics

Administration, to Hon. Robert F. Bradford, Governor, Com-
monwealth of Massachusetts, re allocation of Federal funds

to Logan Airport, dated April 23, 1948, and May 14, 1948.- 126, 128
Burgess, George W., Deputy Administrator, Civil Aeronautics

Administration to chairman, re information requested at hear-
ing by Hon. John W. Heselton.-

114
Cornish, C. F., director, Aeronautics Commission of Indiana, to
chairman, re opposition to H. R. 6180.

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Additional information Continued
Letter from—Continued

Cox, Emory L., acting director, board of park commissioners,

Wichita, Kans., to Hon. Ed. H. Rees, re opposition to H. R.

6180.

Foster, William C., Acting Secretary of Commerce to chairman

re comments of Department on H. R. 6180.--

Grashot, Louis E., commissioner, Finances and Institutions, Com-

mission Governments, Memphis, Tenn., to chairman, protest-

ing provisions of H. R. 6180_

Lee, Frederick B., Acting Administrator for Civil Aeronautics,

Civil Aeronautics Administration, Department of Commerce,

to chairman, transmitting original and extension agreements

under which Gulf Oil Co. supplies gasoline and oil to Washing-

ton National Airport---

Lowen, C. J., director of aviation, city and county of Denver,

Colo., to chairman, re opposition to H. R. 6180-
Momsen, R. F., chairman, city airport board, El Paso, Tex., to

Hon. Ken Regan, re opposition to H. R. 6180---

O'Connell, Joseph J., Jr., chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, to

chairman, re opposition to H. R. 6180.
Ramspeck, Robert, executive vice president, Air Transport Asso-

ciation of America, to chairman, supplementing testimony--
Webster, Hamilton, airport manager, Dayton Municipal Airport,

Vandalia, Ohio, to chairman, expressing opposition to H. R.

6180.
Wedge, Arthur H., airport manager, Fort Wayne, Ind., to chair-

man, re objection to H. R. 6180 -

List showing-

Attorneys and city officials attending conferences with Air Trans-

port Association..

Membership of American Association of Airport Executives

Representatives of airports opposed to H. R. 6180_-

Memorandum of objections to certain provisions of Department of

Commerce CAA form ACA (Rev. Dec. 31, 1947), project appli-

cation for Federal funds.-

Press release from office of Hon. Robert F. Bradford, Governor,

Commonwealth of Massachusetts...

Project application (Form ACA (Rev. Dec. 31, 1947), Department of

Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration)-

Resolution adopted April 14, 1948, by the executive council, Com-

monwealth of Massachusetts.-

Table showing motor-fuel taxes, refunds, and exemptions.

Telegrams in opposition to H. R. 6180 to James C. Buckley, director

of airport development of the Port of New York Authority, New

York, N. Y., from-

Aldrich, Robert, executive director, Metropolitan Airports Com-

mission, St. Paul, Minn.

Bentley, É. E., general manager of airports, Jacksonville, Fla--

Berry, John, commissioner of airports, Cleveland, Ohio.-

Brockhoff, H. C., St. Louis, Mo.

Doolin, B. M., San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, Calif

Fryhoff, Eugene V., director, Detroit Metropolitan Aviation

Authority, Detroit, Mich.--

Hewitt, Oscar E., commissioner of public works, Chicago, Ill.-

Inwood, Louis R., director of aviation, Kansas City, Mo..

Lowen, C. J., Denver, Colo---

Maps showing vicinity and fuel storage area at Washington National

Airport-----

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AMENDING FEDERAL AIRPORT ACT

MONDAY, MAY 17, 1948

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

Washington, D. C. The committee met at 10 a. m., pursuant to notice, in room 1334 of the House Office Building, Hon. James I. Dolliver, presiding.

Mr. DOLLIVER. The committee will please come to order.

This is a hearing on H. R. 6180, a bill to amend the Federal Airport Act. It concerns the purchasing by air lines at airports.

(H. R. 6180 and the report of the Department of Commerce are as follows:)

[H. R. 6180, 80th Cong., 2d sess.]

A BILL To amend the Federal Airport Act Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 11 of the Federal Airport Act is amended by the insertion, after paragraph -numbered (1) in that section, of a new paragraph to be numbered (2), reading as follows:

(2) every air carrier operating a scheduled service from such airport shall have the right to obtain and take delivery of, at the airport, from any person it may select, personal property of any nature (including, but not limited to, gasoline, fuel, propellants, lubricating oil, grease, parts, materials, food, beverages, and other materials, equipment, and supplies) without payment by said air carrier or person of any fees, charges, rentals, or payments of any kind, or taxes on or for the sale, purchase, use, storage, withdrawal from storage, dispensing, distribution, delivery of, or any similar activity with respect to, such property, except such charges, fees, or rentals as represent fair and reasonable compensation for the cost of any service rendered in connection therewith, and except for the payment of any tax which is imposed by the airport owner or operator upon business organizations generally in the taxing jurisdiction: Provided, however, That neither the air carrier nor said person shall be required to use any storage, dispensing, or delivery system, equipment or facilities, operated by, or under contract with, the

airport owner or operator.” and by the appropriate renumbering of the remaining numbered paragraphs in that section.

THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE,

Washington 25, D. C. Hon. CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, Chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: This letter is in reply to your communication of April 9, 1948, requesting the comments of the Department concerning H. R. 6180, a bill to amend the Federal Airport Act.

This bill would amend the Federal Airport Act to provide that, as a condition precedent to his approval of a project under that act, the Civil Aeronautics Administrator shall receive assurance in writing from an airport sponsor that every air carrier operating a scheduled service from such projected airport shall have the right to obtain and take delivery of, at the airport, from any person it may select, personal property of any nature, without payment by the carrier of

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