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(No. 87-19)

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 10113
TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS COORDINATION
AND ACCELERATION; TO AUTHORIZE THE PREPARATION OF
A PLAN FOR ACCELERATION OF PUBLIC WORKS WHEN NECES-
SARY TO AVOID SERIOUS NATIONWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT

LEVELS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

H.R. 10318
TO HELP ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE EMPLOYMENT
ACT OF 1946 BY PROVIDING STANDBY AUTHORITY TO ACCEL-
ERATE CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAMS OF THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT AND STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC BODIES

MARCH 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, APRIL 2, 3, 4, 5, AND 6, 1962

Printed for the use of the Committee on Public Works

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1962

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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

CHARLES A. BUCKLEY, New York, Chairman GEORGE H. FALLON, Maryland

JAMES C. AUCHINCLOSS, New Jersey CLIFFORD DAVIS, Tennessee

GORDON H. SCHERER, Ohio JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

WILLIAM C. CRAMER, Florida ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama

JOHN F. BALDWIN, JR., California FRANK E. SMITH, Mississippi

FRED SCHWENGEL, Iowa JOHN C. KLUCZYNSKI, Illinois

EDWIN B. DOOLEY, New York T. A. THOMPSON, Louisiana

HOWARD W. ROBISON, New York IRIS FAIRCLOTH BLITCH, Georgia

PERKINS BASS, New Hampshire JIM WRIGHT, Texas

WALTER L. McVEY, Kansas W. R. HULL, JR., Missouri

CARLETON J. KING, New York KENNETH J. GRAY, Ilinois

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, JR., Ohio FRANK M. CLARK, Pennsylvania

JAMES HARVEY, Michigan ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

JOHN C. KUNKEL, Pennsylvania
JOHN J. McFALL, California

LOUISE G. REECE, Tennessee
GRACIE PFOST, Idaho
JOHN YOUNG, Texas
FRANK W. BURKE, Kentucky
HAROLD T. JOHNSON, California
ROBERT E. COOK, Ohio

MARGARET R. BEITER, Chief Clerk

RICHARD J. SULLIVAN, Chief Counsel
JOSEPH R. BRENNAN, Engineer-Consultant
CLIFTON W. ENFIELD, Minority Counsel

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H.R. 10113.

H.R. 10318.

Testimony of -

Bennett, Hon. John B., Member of Congress from the State of Mich-

igan...
Bingham, Herbert J., executive director, Tennessee Municipal League,

on behalf of the American Municipal Association; accompanied by

Donald A. Slater, American Municipal Association..
Boutin, Bernard L., Administrator, General Services Administration;

accompanied by Lawson Knott, Deputy Administrator; William
Schmidt, Deputy Commissioner, Public Buildings Service; and

Robert T. Davis, Director of Legislation.
Brown, J. Willcox, natural resources consultant, Concord, N.H.-
Carey, James B., Secretary-treasurer, Industrial Union Department,

AFL-CIO..

Cassidy, Maj. Gen. William F., Director of Civil Works, Office of the

Chief of Engineers.-

Cavanagh, Jerome P., mayor of the city of Detroit, Mich..

Celeste, Frank P., mayor, Lakewood, Ohio; accompanied by Donald

A. Slater, editorial associate, American Municipal Association,

Washington, D.C..

Colm, Gerhard, chief economist of the National Planning Association..

Conway, Jack, Deputy Administrator, Housing and Home Finance

Agency; accompanied by Sidney H. Woolner, Commission of Com-

mission of Community Facilities, and Milton Semer, General

Counsel, Housing and Home Finance Agency --

Davey, James M., managing director and airport manager, Board of

Wayne County Road Commissioners...

Dean, Alan L., Deputy Administrator for Administration; accom-

panied by Daggett H. Howard, General Counsel, and Clarke

Harper, Director, Office of the Budget, Federal Aviation Agency --

Goldberg, Arthur J., Secretary of Labor; accompanied by Harold

Kuptzin, Chief Area Labor Market Surveys; Seymour Wolfbeing,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor, and Samuel Merrick, Chief,

Office of Congressional Liaison, Department of Labor..
Gray, Horace M., professor of economics, University of Illinois.
Green, Hon. William J., Jr., Member of Congress from the State of

Pennsylvania

Gudeman, Edward, Under Secretary of Commerce, accompanied by

William L. Batt, Jr., Administrator, Area Redevelopment Admin-

istration, and Rex M. Whitton, Federal Highway Administrator,

Department of Commerce.

Heller, Dr. Walter, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers; accom-

panied by Kermit Gordon, Member of the Council; David E. Bell,

Director, Bureau of the Budget; and Robert C. Turner, Assistant

Director of the Bureau of the Budget ...

Hufschmidt, Maynard M., director, Harvard water program, Graduate

School of Public Administration, Littauer School, Harvard Uni-

versity

Kalahar, Bernard, chairman, Supervisors Inter-County Committee;

accompanied by Edward D. Connor, vice chairman, Supervisors

Inter-County Committee, and president pro tem, city of Detroit,

common council; and, Gerard Coleman, Secretary of the Inter-

County Committee, Detroit, Mich....

Keyserling, Leon H., former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers;

consulting economist and attorney; President, Conference on Eco-

nomic Progress.

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Testimony of-Continued

Lawrence, David, Governor of Pennsylvania; accompanied by Walter

W. Giesey, executive secretary to the Governor, and Ralph Widner,

assistant director, State planning board, State of Pennsylvania --

Maier, Henry W., mayor of the city of Milwaukee, Wis.
McDonald, Angus, assistant, division of legislative services of the

National Farmers Union..

McGee, Cushman, municipal securities committee, Investment

Bankers Association of America; accompanied by Gordon L. Cal-

vert, Investment Bankers Association.

McKinney, James B., mayor of Sacramento, Calif., on behalf of the

American Municipal Association...

Meany, George, president; accompanied by Andrew J. Biemiller,

director, Department of Legislation, and Stanley Ruttenburg,

director, department of research, AFL-CIO.

Moss, William, chairman, county planning committee, Fairfax

County, Va., on behalf of the National Association of County

Officials.

Murray, William, rural area development specialist; accompanied by

Kermit Overby and Robert Partridge, National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association..
O'Hara, Hon. James G., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Michigan..

Perkins, Hon. Carl D., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Kentucky..
Ribicoff, Abraham, Secretary, Health, Education, and Welfare;

accompanied by Assistant Surgeon General Gordon E. McCallum,
Chief, Division of Water Supply and Pollution Control, Assistant
Surgeon General Jack C. Haldeman, Chief, Division of Hospital
and Medical Facilities, Wilbur Cohen, Assistant Secretary for Legis-

lation, and Jerome Sonosky, Assistant to Assistant Secretary Cohen.
Selke, Dr. George A., Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Agri-

culture; accompanied by Carl Brown, Soil Conservation Service,

Department of Agriculture, and Clare Hendee, U.S. Forest Service-

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

Resources

Stoddard, Charles H., director, resources program staff; accompanied

by Mark B. Welt, budget finance officer, Bureau of Land Manage-
ment, an l Jame: C. Rettie, senior economist, resources program

staff, De 'rtmei. of Interior..
Swainson, John, Governor of the State of Michigan; accompanied by

Lattie F. Coor, ar ninistrative assistant.

Tate, Jamr H. J. ?yor of the city of Philadelphia, Pa.

Triggs, t, as t legislative director, American Farm Bureau

Feder

Vincenz, jean L., director of public works, San Diego County, Calif..

Widman, Michael F., Jr., assistant to the president, and director of the

research and marketing department, United Mine Workers of

America..

Withers, W. B., mayor of Moultrie, Ga., president, Georgia Municipal

Association; accompanied by Elmer George, executive director,
Georgia Municipal League, appearing on behalf of the American

Municipal Association..
Additional material-

AFL-CIO, President George Meany, appendixes to his statement.
Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., The, submitted

statement nd resolution

American Hospital Association, letter from Kenneth Williamson,

associate director

Beatman, William E., Erie, Pa., letter, re proposal to reinstate Civilian

Conservation Corps, with clippings and telegrams, etc.--

Blatnik, Hon. John, statement, “The Growing Problem of Unem-

ployment”

Buckley, Hon. Charles A., letter, April 12, 1962 from David E. Bell,

director of the budget..

Building and construction trades department, AFL-CIO, statement

by C. J. Haggerty, president..

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268

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569

Additional material-Continued

Bureau of the Budget furnished for Congressman Cramer, major Page

unobligated balances, tables.

566

Carey, Ed, chairman, board of supervisors of County of Wayne,

Detroit, Mich.:

Letter

613

Statement by James M. Davy

614

Caterpillar Tractor Co., letter from W. K. Cox, vice president.

700

Cavanagh, Mayor Jerome P., of Detroit, Mich., appendixes his

statement.

493

Chamber of Commerce of the United States, letter from Theron J.
Rice, legislative action general manager..

703 •

Commerce Department:

Activity summary report, Monday, April 2, 1962.

577

Funds available under ship construction appropriation during

fiscal year 1962.

212

Public facility projects approved under section 8 of the Area

Redevelopment Act.

215

Consolidated list of redevelopment areas.

56

Department of Agriculture, tables, re estimate-

173

Department of Defense:

Money actually used.

248

Report.

240

Small flood control projects under Public Law 685, 84th Congress- 249

Status of funds for small flood control project program under

Public Law 685, 84th Congress..

251

Unobligated balances of civil works appropriations as of February
28, 1962

245
Ellington, Gov. Buford, of Tennessee, submitted statement-

690
Federal Aviation Agency's possible contribution toward a capital
improvement acceleration program...

155

General Services Administration:

Construction, public building projects:

Approved projects unfunded

260

Projects in 1963 estimate..

256, 259

Scheduled to be obligated February 28 to June 30, 1962.. 263

Hart, Hon. Philip A., a United States Senator from Michigan, letter.. 695

Harvey, Hon. James, a Representative from Michigan, articles

furnished by:

"A New WPA?," from the Washington Post, March 29, 1962--- 290

“Building Awards Last Month Set February Record, etc.,” from

Wall Street Journal, March 28, 1962..

291

HEW, table, hospital and medical facility projects in depressed areas

which could be approved under the provision of H.R. 10318, March

1962...

88

Housing and Home Finance Agency:

Applications pending public facility loans, as of March 15, 1962- 145

Community Facilities Administration, table, advances for public

works planning, January 1 to December 31, 1961.

108

Public facility loans, applications received..

149
Recommendations to Area Redevelopment Administration, table. 121

Table A.-U.S. summary of construction plans, etc.

127

Table B.-U.S. summary of plans, for “Type A”.

127

Investment Bankers Association of America, letter from Gordon L.

Calvert.

701

Kennedy, President John F., letter, March 26, 1962, to Hon. Charles

A. Buckley, re $600 million capital improvements program.

19

Kennedy, Thomas, president, United Mine Workers of America,

statement

625

Keyserling, Leon H., in behalf of National Housing Conference,
summary of testimony and charts on growth rates, etc..

644

Leadbetter, Thomas D., city clerk of Detroit, Mich., resolution.

691

Loans under section 7, grants under section 8, furnished by Congress-
man William C. Cramer.

304

McGee, Cushman, chairman, municipal securities committee, Invest-

ment Bankers Association of America:

Partial list of new issues of bonds sold by municipalities with

population under 10,000, etc..

353

Submitted statement.

345

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