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BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER, ARKANSAS

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1972
HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
NATIONAL PARKS AND RECREATION.

OF THE

7 COMMITTEE ON
INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS.

HOUSE. OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 9119, H.R. 8382, S. 7

BILLS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE
BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

HEARINGS HELD
OCTOBER 28 AND 29, 1971

Serial No. 92-28

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

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

72-4660

WASHINGTON : 1972

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WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado, Chairman JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

Ranking Minority Member WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

CRAIG HOSMER, California ROY A. TAYLOR, North Carolina

JOE SKUBITZ, Kansas HAROLD T. JOHNSON, California

JOHN KYL, Iowa MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona

SAM STEIGER, Arizona PHILLIP BURTON, California

JAMES A. MCCLURE, Idaho THOMAS S. FOLEY, Washington

DON H. CLAUSEN, California ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin PHILIP E. RUPPE, Michigan JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan

JOHN N. HAPPY CAMP, Oklahoma WILLIAM F. RYAN, New York

MANUEL LUJAN, JR., New Mexico PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii

SHERMAN P. LLOYD, Utah JAMES KEE, West Virginia

JOHN DELLENBACK, Oregon LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

KEITH G. SEBELIUS, Kansas ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR., Texas

JAMES D. McKEVITT, Colorado BILL D. BURLISON, Missouri

JOHN H. TERRY, New York
ROBERT G. STEPHENS, JR., Georgia JORGE L. CÓRDOVA, Puerto Rico
JOSEPH P. VIGORITO, Pennsylvania

(Resident Commissioner)
JOHN MELCHER, Montana
TENO RONCALIO, Wyoming
NICK BEGICH, Alaska
JAMES ABOUREZK, South Dakota

SIDNEY L. McFARLAND, Staff Director and Chief Clerk

LEWIS A. SIGLER, Counsel
CHARLES LEPPERT, Jr., Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS AND RECREATION

ROY A. TAYLOR, Chairman HAROLD T. JOHNSON

JOE SKUBITZ MORRIS K. UDALL

JOHN KYL ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER

JAMES A. MCCLURE JAMES G. O'HARA

DOX H. CLAUSEN WILLIAM F. RYAN

PHILIP E. RUPPE PATSY T. MINK

SHERMAN P. LLOYD LLOYD MEEDS

KEITH G. SEBELIUS ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR.

JAMES D. McKEVITT BILL D. BURLISON

JOHN H. TERRY
ROBERT G. STEPHENS, JR.

JORGE L. CÓRDOVA
JOHN MELCHER
TENO RONCALIO
NICK BEGICH
JAMES ABOUREZK

LEE MCELVAIN, Consultant on National Parks and Recreation

NOTE.--The chairman, Hon. Wayne N. Aspinall, and the ranking minority member, Hon. John P. Saylor, are ex-officio members of this subcommittee.

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Hearings held-

October 28, 1971:

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Morning session..

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Afternoon session.

90

October 29, 1971:

Morning session..

113

Text of:

H.R. 8382

3

H.R. 9119.

10

S. 7.

17

Reports:

Department of the Interior.

24

Department of Agriculture..

26

Statements:

Alexander, Hon. William Vollie, a Representative in Congress from

the State of Arkansas.

Allen, Thomas E., attorney, representing P. W. Yarborough, Overland
Park, Kans.

77

Apple, Robert, executive director, Arkansas Wildlife Federation.

68

Bates, William and Sandra, Springfield, Mo.---

192

Broach, Richard W., for Andrew H. Hulsey, director, Arkansas Game

and Fish Commission.-

55

Brown, Mrs. Milton, representing South Arkansas Audubon Society,

El Dorado, Ark..

72

Bryant, Hail, Batesville, Ark.

143

Bumpers, Hon. Dale, Governor, State of Arkansas.

53

Burdine, Robert, Jasper, Newton County, Ark_

125

Carter, James E., Cozahome, Ark--

110

Clark, Joseph Marsh, editor, Ozark Society Bulletin.

149

Click, W. G., president, and Rosalie Weiss, secretary, representing the

Jefferson Audubon Society.

73

Cole, Richard S., president, Twin Lakes Marine, Inc., Mountain
Home, Ark.

192

Compton, Dr. Neil, president, Ozark Society.

Culver, Joe F., Catoosa, Okla...

184
Cunningham, John M., Malvern, Ark

183
Davidson, Mrs. Bryant, Ozark Society, Shreveport Chapters, Shreve-
port, La

137
Dickerman, Ernest M., director of field services, representing the Wil-
derness Society, Eastern region, presented by A. T. Wright..

148

Diggs, Jack, for Sierra Club members, State of Arkansas -

104

Driftwood, Jimmy, chairman, State Parks, Recreation and Travel
Commission..

54

Dumas, Bethany K., of Baton Rouge, La--

194

Ferguson, Mrs. Mary Virginia, Conwa Ark.

146

Ferris, Robert A., representing the Tulsa, Okla., Canoe and Camping

Club...

116

Fowler, Herbert K., architect and teacher, from the State of Arkansas. 111, 113

Gaston, James A., Arkansas Travel Council.

106

Gipson, Mrs. Ilene, Arkansas Environmental Research Society

76

Gregg, H. Raymond, Fort Smith, Ark.

194

Hamilton, Oxford, for the county government of Newton County, Ark. 97

Hammerschmidt, Hon. John Paul, a Representative in Congress from

the State of Arkansas..

27

Hannon, Lucile, owner, Shady Grove Trailer Park, Pruitt, Ark.

187

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