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COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY
UNITED STATES SENATE
BILLS TO PROVIDE INSURANCE AGAINST NATURAL AND
MANMADE DISASTERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
OCTOBER 31 AND NOVEMBER 1, 1955—WASHINGTON, D. C.
NOVEMBER 3, 1955-NEW YORK, N. Y.
NOVEMBER 4, 1955—GOSHEN, N. Y.
NOVEMBER 9, 1955—BOSTON, MASS.
NOVEMBER 10, 1955—PROVIDENCE, R. I.
NOVEMBER 14, 1955—HARTFORD, CONN.
DECEMBER 19, 1955—RALEIGH, N. C.
Printed for the use of the Committee on Banking and Currency
COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY
J. W. FULBRIGHT, Arkansas, Chairman
A. WILLIS ROBERTSON, Virginia
HOMER E. CAPEHART, Indiana
JOHN J. SPARKMAN, Alabama
JOHN W. BRICKER, Ohio
J. ALLEN FREAR, JR., Delaware
IRVING M. IVES, New York
PAUL H. DOUGLAS, Illinois
WALLACE F. BENNETT, Utah
HERBERT H. LEHMAN, New York PRESCOTT S. BUSH, Connecticut
A. S. MIKE MONRONEY, Oklahoma
J. GLENN BEALL, Maryland
WAYNE MORSE, Oregon
FREDERICK G. PAYNE, Maine
J. H. YINGLING, Chief Clerk
ROBERT A. WALLACE, Staff Director
Statements of -
Aitken, Harold L., Executive Assistant Administrator, Federal Civil
Ballentine, L. Y., commissioner of agriculture, State of North Carolina - 841
Barnes, Wendell B., Administrator, Small Business Administration 200
Belanger, J. William, president, New England Conference of CIO
Councils, accompanied by John E. Coleman, CIO representative
with Red Cross in central Massachusetts disaster area, Luther
Lincoln, and Charles G. Vassar.
Bell, Lloyd B., member, South Carolina House of Representatives 869
Bergin, Edward D., mayor-elect, Waterbury, Conn.
Bisland, Edward, Jr., member, board of supervisors, Sullivan County,
Bisson, George A., insurance commissioner, State of Rhode Island -- 599
Brown, Edwin C., secretary-treasurer, Rhode Island Federation of
Bunker, Ellsworth, president, American National Red Cross.
Burke, Wallace, chairman, town council, Farmington, Conn..
Carle, Edward C., town of Rochester, N. Y..
Carmichael, George T., senior vice president, New York, New Haven &
Carroll, William, mayor, Torrington, Conn.
Casey, James P., mayor, Bristol, Conn.--
Cleaveland, Stuart, president, W. W. Mertz Co., vice president, Con-
necticut Retail Merchants
Association, and chairman, smaller stores
division, National Retail Dry Goods Association.
Cole, James E., mayor, Port Jervis, W. Y...
Coleman, Kevin R., mayor, Woonsocket, R. I., and William S.
Farrell, executive director, Industrial Development Foundation of
Condon, Maj. Gen. Robert, director of civil defense, and chairman of
Metropolitan Area Defense Planning Board, New York City -
Cooley, Harold D., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Cretella, Albert W., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Crystal, Frank, New York, N. Y.
Cully, Joseph, president, Staten Island Flood Control Association... 315
Curtis, Lawrence, a Representative in Congress from the State of
Daley, Fred, president, Torrington Flood Control Association
Davenport, Edward, town of Rochester, N. Y.
Dawes, s. Watson, Ocean Drive Beach, S. C..
Demerest, William M., member, Board of Supervisors, town of
Chester, Orange County, X. I.--
Dichter, Irving, executive board member, District 6, International
Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers..
Dodd, Thomas J., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Driscoll, John J., secretary-treasurer, Connecticut CIO council; ac-
companied by Fred Racine, Danielson, Conn., and Michael
Zmuda, president, Auto Workers Union Local, Seymour, Conn.--- 789
Duffy, John J., Rosendale, N. Y.---
Ervin, Sam J., Jr., a United States Senator from the State of North
Falcey, William H., civil defense director, Mercer County, N. J.- 285
Farrell, John H., executive secretary, Southeastern North Carolina
Farrell, William S., executive director, Industrial Development Foun-
dation of Greater Woonsocket, R. I.
Finkelstein, Robert, on behalf of flood-control committee, Woonsocket
Chamber of Commerce..
Fleming, Brig. Gen. Robert J., Jr., division engineer, Corps of Engi-
neers, United States Army-
Fogarty, John E., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Follin, James W., Director, Urban Renewal Administration.
Forand, Aime J., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Freeman, Hovey T., president, Manufacturers Mutual Fire Insurance
Co., Providence, R. I., accompanied by Ambrose B. Kelly, general
counsel, Associated Factory Mutual Čos.-
Gary, John, Ellenville, N. Y.
Gesaldo, Frank, alderman, Middletown, N. Y.
Glusker, Eugene, mayor, Ellenville, N. Y..
Gold, Charles, commissioner of insurance, State of North Carolina 831
Goodman, Tom, Regional Director, Federal Civil Defense Adminis-
Grace, Dorice S., assistant attorney general, Commonwealth of
Green, Theodore Francis, a United States Senator from the State of
Griffin, Gen. Edward F., director, North Carolina Civil Defense
Gurda, Michael A., Black Dirt Emergency Committee, Orange
County, N. Y.
Hammond, Maynard, member, Board of Supervisors of Deer Park,
Harriman, Averell, Governor, State of New York..
Harris Seymour E., chairman, New England Governors' Textile
Committee, and chairman, economics department, Howard Uni-
Herd, J. Victor, president, American Insurance Association.
Herter, Christian A., Governor, accompanied by Richard Preston,
commissioner, Department of Commerce, State of Massachusetts.-
Hodges, Luther H., Governor, State of North Carolina -
Holz, Leffert, superintendent of insurance, State of New York..
Honig, Leo, Anglo Fabrics, Webster, Mass..
Hunt, Jarvis, general counsel, Associated Industries of Massachu-
Hussey, W. H., Ocean Drive Beach, S. C..
Jones, Christopher H., Black Dirt Emergency Committee, Orange
County, N. Y.
Jones, Roger W., Assistant Director of the Bureau of the Budget for
Kaiser, Charles F., Ellemville, N. Y.
Kelly, Ambrose B., general counsel, Associated Factory Mutual Co.. 632
Kennedy, John F., a United States Senator from the State of Massa-
Kinsella, James, deputy mayor, Hartford, Conn..
Kirby, John F., president, Rhode Island Association of Insurance
Ladd, Paul R., general manager, Greater Providence Chamber of
Latini, Peter, alderman, Port Jervis, N. Y.
Le Mon, F. E., Warwick Township, N. Y.
Macdonald, Torbert H., a Representative in Congress from the State
Mann, Julius, State director, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation,
Department of Agriculture-
, Burton, member, Board of Supervisors, Town of Rochester,
Mason, Norman P., Commissioner, Federal Housing Administration -
McMurray, Joseph P., commissioner of housing, State of New York..
Meist rell, Frank J., Deputy Administrator, Housing and Home
Mertz, Henry, Wallkill Valley, N. Y.
Michaels, Mortimer, member, Board of Supervisors, Sullivan County,
Middleton, E. F., Mayor, Long Beach, N. C..
Mills, Louis V., Mayor, Middletown, N. Y.
Mollenhauer, George, Rosendale, N. Y.
Moncheur, Romeo, Deer Park, N. Y..
Monatt, Samuel M. Stroudsburg, Pa..
Murphy, James, alderman, Port Jervis, N. Y
Murray, Hugh H., Jr., for the National Association of Mutual Insur-
Noonan, Joseph D., on behalf of Smaller Business Association of New
Olmstead, Orvil R., assistant Commissioner for Programs, Public
O'Neill, Thomas P., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the State
O'Reilley, Edmund J., president, Rosendale, N. Y., Flood Committee..
Pahucki, Barney J., Black Dirt Emergency Committee, Orange
County, N. Y
Parsells, Norman King, majority leader, House of Representatives,
Connecticut General Assembly
Patterson, James T., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Payne, Frederick G., a United States Senator from the State of Maine.
Penny, Earl F., president, North Carolina Association of Mutual
Philbin, Philip J., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Policastro, Thomas F., president, Rhode Island State Industrial
Union Council, CIO, accompanied by Lionel M. Gauvin and
Joseph E. Desrosiers of Woonsocket, R. I., and Lawrence N. Koule
and John Scallon, of Providence, R. I.
Quigley, Thomas F. J., mayor, Stamford, Conn..
Reid, Robert Newton, Vice President and General Counsel, Federal
National Mortgage Association..
Reynolds, Walter H., Mayor, Providence, R. I.
Ribicoff, Abraham A., Governor, State of Connecticut.
Roberts, Dennis J., Governor, State of Rhode Island.
Rogers, Edith Nourse, a Representative in Congress from the State
Rourke, Joseph M., secretary-treasurer, Connecticut Federation of
Sadlak, Antoni N., a Representative in Congress from the State of
Schoonmaker, John S., town of Rochester, N. Y.
Scott, Kenneth L., Director, Agricultural Credit Services, accompanied
by Carl Fretts, Deputy Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corpora-
tion, Department of Agriculture.
Scott, W. Kerr, a United States Senator from the State of North
Seely-Brown, Horace, Jr., a Representative in Congress from the
State of Connecticut..
Segal, Robert, counsel, Massachusetts Federation of Labor.