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COMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES

EDWARD J. HART, New Jersey, Chairman HERBERT C. BONNER, North Carolina ALVIN F. WEICHEL, Ohio DONALD L. O'TOOLE, New York T. MILLET HAND, New Jersey CLARK W. THOMPSON, Texas

HENRY J. LATHAM, New York FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama

THOR C. TOLLEFSON, Washington
EDWARD A. GARMATZ, Maryland JOHN J. ALLEN, JR., California
VICTOR WICKERSHAM, Oklahoma EDWARD T. MILLER, Maryland
WILLIAM A. BARRETT, Pennsylvania CHARLES E, POTTER, Michigan
JAMES B. HARE, South Carolina FRANKLIN H. LICHTENWALTER, Pennsylvania
CHARLES E. BENNETT, Florida EDGAR A. JONAS, Illinois
PHIL J. WELCH, Missouri

CHARLES P. NELSON, Maine
EDWARD BREEN, Ohio
JAMES J. MURPHY, New York
TOM B. FUGATE, Virginia
JOHN F. SHELLEY, California

E. L. BARTLETT, Delegate from Alaska

JOHN M. DREWRY, General Counsel

LYNN E. MOTE, Assistant Counsel
REGINALD S. LOSEE, Chief Investigator
G. S. CARAS, Investigator to the Minority

FRANCES P. STILL, Chief Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 4

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE PANAMA CANAL

DONALD L. O'TOOLE, New York, Chairman CLARK W. THOMPSON, Texas

ALVIN F. WEICHEL, Ohio VICTOR WICKERSHAM, Oklahoma EDWARD T. MILLER, Maryland WILLIAM A. BARRETT, Pennsylvania FRANKLIN H. LICHTENWALTER, Pennsylvania TOM B. FUGATE, Virginia

II

CONTENTS

Pago

Text of H. R. 8677....

1

Statement of —

Amundsen, Paul A., secretary-treasurer, the American Association of

Port Authorities

102

Resolution respecting Panama Canal tolls.

104

Bailey, Frazer A., president of the National Federation of American

Shipping, Inc.

Ball, Hon. Joseph, representing the Association of American Ship-

owners

76

Buckley, Herbert, vice chairman of the board of directors of the

Intercoastal Lumber Distributors Association and chairman of the
transportation committee..

83
Gatov, Albert W., president of the Pacific-American Steamship Asso-
ciation

144

Larkin, Felix E., General Counsel, Department of Defense-

89

Liljenquist, L. Blaine, Washington representative, Western States

Meat Packers Association, Inc..

82

Munro, Howard E., legislative representative, the Central Labor

Union and Metal Trades Council of the Panama Canal zone.

93

Supplementary information...

96

Newcomer, Hon. Francis K., Governor of the Panama Canal and
President of the Panama Railway Company -

27, 86
Prince, Gregory, representing the Association of American Railroads.

128
Seidman, Harold, Bureau of the Budget-

40
Thomas, Christy, representing the Seattle Chamber of Commerce,
Seattle, Wash

171

Additional information:

Articles:

Temperature Dominance Over Human Life, by Clarence A.

Mills-Laboratory for experimental medicine, University of

Cincinnati.

96

White Man Against Tropics gets Balboa PTA discussion.-

101

Excerpt from report of section 8 on transportation, communications,

utilities, and mineral extraction of the State of California, Governor's

Conference on Employment, Sacramento, Calif., December 6, 1949- 117

Letter of -

Committee on Panama Canal tolls..

104

Gatov, A. W., Pacific American Steamship Association, June 30,
1950

153

Olson, Capt. Charles A., president, South Atlantic and Florida

Ports Conference.

105

O'Toole, Hon. Donald L., chairman, Subcommittee on the

Panama Canal, June 14, 1950.-

26

Pace, Hon. Frank, Jr., Secretary of the Army, June 26, 1950.- 63

Say, Harold B., representing the Portland Chamber of Com-

172

Stettin, C. J., assistant to general manager, port of Seattle, June
27, 1950.

171
List of Pacific coast organizations passing formal resolutions urging

the establishment of a new formula for determining tolls on com-
mercial vessels of the Panama Canal...

106

Proposed amendments to H. R. 8677.

31

Reports:

Bureau of the Budget

26

Defense Department.

7

State Department -

86

119

112

Additional information Continued

Resolutions:

Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce.

Alameda Chamber of Commerce, Alameda, Calif.

American Association of Port Authorities.

Bay Area Maritime Committee, San Francisco, Calif.

Board of Harbor Commissioners, Los Angeles -
Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County

California-Arizona Cotton Association in convention at Phoenix,

Ariz.

California Association of Port Authorities, San Francisco, Calif..

California Fish Canners Association, Inc., Terminal Island,

Calif..

California Legislature.

California State Chamber of Commerce.

Canners' League of California -

Commission of Public Docks, Portland, Oreg-

Export Managers Association of San Francisco.

Foreign Trade Association of Southern California, Los Angeles,

Calif.--

Gulf Ports Association.

Harbor Commission, city of San Diego-

Inland Empire Waterways Association -
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, San

Francisco, Calif..

Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Long Beach Chamber of Commerce-

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce-

Los Angeles Traffic Managers Conference..

Marine Association of Commerce, Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Marine Exchange, Inc., San Francisco, Calif...

Marine Underwriters Association of Southern California -

Monterey Fish Canners, Port of Monterey, Calif.

Motortruck Association of Southern California.

Mountain Pacific Chapter, Associated General Contractors of

America, Inc.--

Northwest Canners Association.-

Oakland Board of Port Commissioners, Oakland, Calif.

Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Oakland, Calif..

Oakland World Trade Club, Oakland, Calif...

Pacific Traffic Association of San Francisco, Inc.-

Port of Tacoma, Tacoma, Wash -

Propeller Club of the United States:

Port of:

Los Angeles, Calif...

Portland, Oreg -

San Francisco, Calif_

Seattle, Wash..

Printing Industries, Inc., Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.

Port Commissioners, Port of Redwood City, Redwood City, Calif.

Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento, Calif.

San Diego Chamber of Commerce-

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, Calif.

San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.

Seattle Chamber of Commerce..
Women's Organization for the American Merchant Marine, Port

of San Francisco...

Statements on national defense importance of the Panama Canal.-

"Tables showing-

Cargo shipments by trade route, Atlantic to Pacific-

Cargo shipments by trade route, Pacific to Atlantic.

Figures on origin and destination of cargo transiting Panama

Canal in fiscal year 1949 from annual report of the Governor

of the Panama Canal.

Important commodity shipments over principal trade routes, At-

lantic to Pacific..

117

172

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