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ACREAGE LIMITATION (RECLAMATION LAW) REVIEW
U.S. Congre

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4 JUL 2

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 1425, S. 2541, and S. 3448

BILLS PERTAINING TO ACREAGE LIMITATION

(RECLAMATION LAW)

APRIL 30 AND MAY 1, 1958

Printed for the use of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1958

COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana, Chairman CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico

GEORGE W. MALONE, Nevada HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

ARTHUR V. WATKINS, Utah JOSEPH C. O'MAHONEY, Wyoming

HENRY DWORSHAK, Idaho ALAN BIBLE, Nevada

THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California RICHARD L. NEUBERGER, Oregon

FRANK A. BARRETT, Wyoming JOHN A. CARROLL, Colorado

BARRY GOLDWATER, Arizona FRANK CHURCH, Idaho

GORDON ALLOTT, Colorado
RICHARD L. CALLAGHAN, Chief Clerk
N. D. MCSHERRY, Assistant Chief Clerk

STEWART FRENCH, Chief Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON IRRIGATION AND RECLAMATION

CLINTON P. ANDERSON, New Mexico, Chairman HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

GEORGE W. MALONE, Nevada JOSEPH C, O'MAHONEY, Wyoming

ARTHUR V. WATKINS, Utah
GOODRICH W. LINEWEAVER, Committee Assistant for Reclamation

EUGENE D. EATON, Consultant
Elmer NELSON, Consulting Engineer

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CONTENTS

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STATEMENTS

Andrews, Mark, member of the land limitations committee of the National

Reclamation Association..

Barrett, Hon. Frank A., a United States Senator from the State of Wyo-

ming

Behre, C. Edward, representative for the Friends Committee on National

Legislation..

Bennett, Mrs. Fay, executive secretary, National Sharecroppers Fund,

New York City
Bliss, John H., chairman, Small Projects Committee of the National Rec-

lamation Association.-

California Farm Research and Legislative Committee.

California State Federation of Labor.

Curran, John, legislative representative, AFL-CIO, Washington, D. C-

Dominy, Floyd E., Associate Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, De-

partment of the Interior.

Douglas, Hon. Paul H., a United States Senator from the State of Illinois -
Gates, Paul W., Goldwin Smith professor of American history, Cornell
Greene, Rev. Shirley E., secretary, Town and Country Church for the Board

of National Missions of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, St. Louis,
Haggerty, C. J., secretary-treasurer, California State Federation of Labor,

San Francisco, Calif.
Heisig, Carl P., director, Farm Economies Research Division, Agricultural

Research Service
Horton, Harry W., chief counsel, Imperial Valley Irrigation District,
Jackson, Guy C., president, National Reclamation Association, accompa-

nied by John H. Bliss, Mark Andrews, and Bert L. Smith.

Kenfield, Leonard, president, Montana Farmers Union -

Kraenzel

, Dr. Carl F., professor of rural sociology, Montana State College,

Bozeman, Mont-

Lang, Edwin R., chief, water development, Wyoming Natural Resources

Loewald, Klaus G., University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

Maass, Arthur, assistant professor of government, and secretary of the

Graduate School of Public Administrators, Harvard University -

McDonald, Angus, coordinator, division of legislative services, National

Farmers Union...

Mitchell, H. L., president, National Agricultural Workers Union, AFL-

Morse, Hon. Wayne, a United States Senator from the State of Oregon.

Nelson, Lowry, professor of sociology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul,

Patton, James G., president, National Farmers Union.

Reynolds, Adrian, editor of Green River Star, Green River, Wyo.

Robertson, Monte E., chairman of the water committee of the Wyoming

Natural Resource Board

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Rogers, Thomas E., mayor, town of Green River, W'yo....

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Simpson, Milward L., Governor of Wyoming---

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Smith, Bert L., member, water policy committee of the National Reclama-

tion Association --

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Smith, T. Lynn, professor, University of Florida..

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Sturrock, J. E., general manager, Texas Water Conservation Association,
Austin, Texa

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Taylor, Paul S., Berkeley, Calif.

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Vass, A. F., professor of economics, University of Wyoming,

103, 109

Vizzard, Rev. James L., S. J., representing the National Catholic Rural

Life Conference---

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LETTERS AND TELEGRAMS
Arnott, Andrew, president, Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce, Rock

Springs, Wyo.: Letter, dated April 23, 1958, to E. R. Lang, chief of
water development, Wyoming Natural Resource Board

55

Ballis, George, editor, Valley Labor Citizen, Fresno, Calif.: Letter, dated

April 23, 1958, to Senator Anderson, containing an editorial entitled

"Reclamation Law--Bare Platitudes or New Vigor?”_

224

Bates, Mrs. Avery, Manhattan, Mont.: Letter, dated April 26, 1958, to

Senator Anderson.

270

Bay, Hanna, Box 402, South Laguna, Calif.: Letter, dated May 1, 1958, to

Senator Anderson.

260

Bender, Mrs. C. A., associate secretary, Women's Division of Christian

Service of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church, New York,
N. Y.: Letter, dated April 21, 1958, to Senator Anderson..

253
Brown, K. S., secretary-treasurer, Arizona State AFL-CIO, Phoenix, Ariz.:
Letter, dated May 6, 1958, to Senator Anderson.-

225
Byrne, Most Rev. Edwin V., Archbishop of Santa Fe, N. Mex.: Letter,
dated April 17, 1958, to Senator Anderson.-

136

Chilson, Hatfield, Acting Secretary of the Interior:

Douglas, Hon. Paul H.: Letter to, dated August 23, 1957.

21

Murray, Hon. James E.: Letter to, dated April 8, 1958.

Clure, L. G., Gering, Nebr.: Letter, dated February 6, 1958, to Senator

Morse.

263

Cochrane, Willard W., professor, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.:
Letter, dated April 18, 1958, to Senator Anderson -

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Crippa, É. D., Rock Springs, Wyo.: Letter, dated April 21, 1958, to Edwin

R. Lang, chief of water development, Wyoming Natural Resources

Board..

55

Daniells, A. A., president, Friant Waterusers Association, Visalia, Calif.:

Telegram, dated April 28, 1958, to Senator Anderson.-

268

Douglas, Hon. Paul H.:

Seaton, Hon. Fred A., Secretary of the Interior:

Letter to, dated August 20, 1957-

Letter to, dated December 16, 1957.-

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Douglass, Harl R., director, University of Colorado: Letter, dated April 29,

1958, to Senator Anderson..

241

Edwards, Florence, rural worker, Stonego area group ministry, 208 King

St., Appalachia, Va.: Letter, dated April 28, 1958, to Senator Ander-

251

Ellis, Clyde T., general manager, National Rural Electric Cooperative As-

sociation, Washington, D. C.: Letter, dated April 29, 1958, to Senator

Anderson, containing a resolution.---

269

Falls, Vera, National College for Christian Workers, Kansas City, Mo.:

Letter, dated April 23, 1958, to Senator Anderson..

252

Foley, Mary Constance, Arlington, Va.: Letter, dated May 2, 1958, to

Senator Anderson.

261

Ganschow, Lloyd W., 42 13th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio: Letter, dated

April 22, 1958, to Senator Anderson_.

261

Gates, Paul W., Goldwin Smith professor of American history, Cornell

University: Letter, dated April 28, 1958, to Senator Anderson contain-

ing a statement.

245

Giesecke, Martin C., San Antonio, Tex.: Letter, dated April 17, 1958, to

Senator Anderson.

268

Greenwald, Arthur F., M. D., Los Angeles, Calif.: Letter, dated April 23,

271

1958, to Senator Anderson.

Pago

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Hahesy, Jefferson E., president, Young Democrats of Fresno County,

Calif.: Letter, dated April 25, 1958, to Senator Anderson, containing a

resolution...

Hicks, John D., professor of history, emeritus, University of California,

Berkeley: Letter, dated May 5, 1958, to Senator Anderson

Hontz, Velma, Centerport, N. Y.: Letter, dated April 28, 1958, to Senator

Anderson.

King, Rufus B., president, Rural Life Association, Richmond, Ind.: Letter,

dated May 27, 1958, to Senator Anderson.

Klemme, Huber F., associate director, United Church of Christ, Cleveland,

Ohio: Letter, dated April 25, 1958, to Senator Anderson.-
Kraenzel, Dr. Carl F., professor of rural sociology, Montana State College,

Bozeman, Mont.: Telegram to Angus McDonald authorizing the pres-

entation of Mr. Kraenzel's statement..
Landauer, Carl, chairman, action committee, Americans for Democratic

Action: Letter, dated April 17, 1958, to Senator Anderson.-
Lawsen, Carl, pastor, St. John's Evangelical Church, Marquette (Kron-

borg), Nebr.: Letter, dated April 22, 1958, to Senator Anderson --

Loewald, Klaus G., Berkeley, Calif.: Letter, dated April 9, 1958, to Senator

Anderson, containing a statement

Lowe, Blanche Beal, Newark, Ohio: Letter, dated April 30, 1958, to

Senator Anderson.

Lucey, Most Reverend Robert E., Archbishop of San Antonio, Tex.: Letter

dated April 18, 1958, to Senator Anderson

McBride, C. R., professor, rural leadership training, Central Baptist

Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Kans.: Letter, dated April 29, 1958,

to Senator Anderson..

McPherson, Evan, adjutant, Capt. H. A. Crowe Post, VFW, Pasadena,

Calif.: Letter, dated April 24, 1958, to Senator Anderson -

Mermin, Lora, Madison, Wis.: Letter, dated April 24, 1958, tc Senator

Anderson.

Mullinax, Otto B., Mullinax, Wells & Morris, Dallas, Tex.: Lette ,dated

April 23, 1958, to Senator Anderson..

Murphy, Donald R., director, editorial research, Wallaces' Farmer and

Iowa Homestead, Des Moines, Iowa: Letter dated April 28, 1958, to

Senator Anderson...

Murphy, Jim, president, Terril Farmers Union, Terrill, Iowa: Letter, dated

April 25, 1958, to Senator Murray containing a statement-

Nelson, Lowry, professor of rural sociology, University of Minnesota, St.

Paul, Minn:

Anderson, Senator Clinton P.

Letter to, dated April 21, 1958-

Letter to, dated April 24, 1958, containing a statement.

Nevins, Richard, president, California Federation of Young Democrats:

Letter, dated April 28, 1958, to Senator Anderson containing a resolu-

tion.

Newman, Samuel L., general vice president (retired) International Associa-

tion of Machinists, Defiance, Mo.: Letter, dated April 23, 1958, to

Senator Anderson..---

Pepper, Clayton A., field director, American Baptist Home Societies,

Granville, Ohio: Letter, dated April 24, 1958, to Senator Anderson.--
Phillips, Hubert, emeritus professor of social science, Fresno State College:

Letter, dated April 17, 1958, to Senator Anderson ..
Russell, Cornelia, executive secretary, Woman's Division of Christian

Service of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church, New York,

N. Y.: Letter, dated April 28, 1958, to Senator Anderson-
Schaefer, Rick, Jr., R. M. Schaefer Lumber Co., Lewiston, Idaho: Letter,

undated, to Senator Anderson.--

Seaton, Fred A., Secretary of the Interior:

Douglas, Hon. Paul H.

Letter to, dated October 21, 1957

Letter to, dated December 24, 1957.

Smith, Dr. Charles A., 742 11th East, Salt Lake City, 'tah: Letter, dated

April 28, 1958, to Senator Anderson --

Smith, T. 'Lynn, professor, University of Florida: Letter, dated April 21,

to Senator Anderson containing a statement.

Snyder, Edward F., legislative secretary, Friends Committee on National

Legislation, Washington, D. C.: Letter, dated April 25, 1958, to Senator

Anderson

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