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SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

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THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL
APPROPRIATION BILL, 1957

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HEARINGS

BEFORE

SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON: 1957

19 150ST XL
3417

04/93 53-005-00

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman

GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California
ALBERT THOMAS, Texas
MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio
W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi
GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama
JOHN J. ROONEY, New York
J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia
JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island
ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida
PRINCE H. PRESTON, Georgia
OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana
LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan
SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota
JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina

ALFRED D. SIEMINSKI, New Jersey
JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee
HENDERSON LANHAM, Georgia
JOHN F. SHELLEY, California

EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts

DON MAGNUSON, Washington

WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania

WINFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana

TOM STEED, Oklahoma

HUGH Q. ALEXANDER, North Carolina JAMES B. BOWLER, Illinois

JOHN TABER, New York

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts
BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota
WALT HORAN, Washington
GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey
IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania
ERRETT P. SCRIVNER, Kansas

FREDERIC R. COUDERT, JR., New York
CLIFF CLEVENGER, Ohio

EARL WILSON, Indiana

BENJAMIN F. JAMES, Pennsylvania

GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan

EDWARD T. MILLER, Maryland

CHARLES W. VURSELL, Illinois

HAROLD C. OSTERTAG, New York

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio

HAMER H. BUDGE, Idaho

CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin

KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director

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MAJ. GEN. W. E. POTTER, GOVERNOR OF THE CANAL ZONE; PRESIDENT, PANAMA CANAL COMPANY

L. B. MAGNUSON, BUDGET ANALYST

P. L. STEERS, COMPTROLLER

MERRILL WHITMAN, SECRETARY

Mr. YATES (acting chairman). Gentlemen, we have before us at this time a request for a supplemental appropriation for the current fiscal year, which is taken from page 22 of House Document 115, a communication from the President of the United States.

The item relates specifically to the request of the Panama Canal Company for expenses necessary for work preliminary to the construction of a high-level bridge crossing the Panama Canal at Balboa, C. Z., as authorized by the act of July 23, 1956 (70 Stat. 596) $1 million, to remain available until expended.

General, will you tell us about this item?

General POTTER. The first item is for $1 million for the engineering of the $20 million bridge across the canal. This item is a so-called treaty item. The 1955 treaty committed the United States Government to build a bridge across the canal at Balboa.

The treaty, of course, was ratified by the Senate and subsequently, last year, the Congress authorized the appropriation of the funds to build this bridge. This is the first request for appropriations, and it is merely for the engineering, so that we can find out what the bridge will look like and what its design features will be, and enable us to advertise it for construction.

Mr. YATES. Mr. Reporter, will you put the justifications in the record at this point?

(The documents referred to follow:)

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