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BRIDGE ACROSS FRENCH BROAD RIVER ON DANDRIDGE

NEWPORT ROAD, TENN.

JANUARY 25, 1932.—Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. BULWINKLE, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany S. 2389)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 2389) to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the French Broad River on the Dandridge-Newport Road in Jefferson County, Tenn., having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that is pass.

The bill has the approval of the War and Agriculture Departments, as will appear by the letters attached.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, January 4, 1932. Hon. HIRAM W. JOHNSON, Chairman Committee on Commerce,

United Sta:es Senate. DEAR SENATOR: Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of December 24 with which was transmitted a copy of a bill (S. 2389) with the request that the committee be furnished with such suggestions touching its merits and the propriety of its passage as the department might deem appropriate.

The bill would extend for one and three years, respectively, from January 31, 1931, the times for commencing and completing a bridge across the French Broad River on the Dandridge-Newport Road, in Jefferson County, Tenn., authorized by act of Congress approved May 14, 1930, to be built by the Tennessee highway department. It is suggested that the intent of the bill was to extend such times one and three years, respectively, from January 31, 1932, instead of from January 31, 1931, for the reason that if such extension is made from the latter date it soon will expire in so far as the time allowed for commencement of construction is concerned.

The location indicated for the proposed bridge is on the system of Federal-aid highways approved for Tennessee and is within the termini of Tennessee Federalaid project No. 228, section D. Favorable action on the bill is recommended. Sincerely,

R. W. DUNLAP, Acting Secretary. HR-72-1-VOL 1-24

WAR DEPARTMENT, December 31, 1931. Respectfully returned to the chairman Committee on Commerce, United States Senate.

So far as the interests committed to this department are concerned, I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the accompanying bill (S. 2389, 72d Cong., 1st sess.) to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the French Broad River on the Dandridge-Newport Road in Jefferson County, Tenn., if amended as indicated in red thereon.

PATRICK J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War. The act of Congress referred to in the bill is as follows:

(PUBLIC— No. 22471st CONGRESS)

(8. 4174] AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the Highway Department of the State of Tennessee to

construct a bridge across the French Broad River on the Dandridge-Newport Road, in Jefferson County, Tennessee

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the Highway Department of the State of Tennessee, its successors and assigns, to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto across the French Broad River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, on the Dandridge-Newport Road, in Jefferson County, Tennessee, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled “An Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1906.

SEC. 2. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved. Approved, May 14, 1930.

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BRIDGE ACROSS PAWCATUCK RIVER BETWEEN
WESTERLY, R. I., AND STONINGTON, CONN.

JANUARY 25, 1932.—Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. LONERGAN, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign

Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 7247)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 7247) authorizing the Rhode Island State Board of Public Roads and the State Highway Department of the State of Connecticut to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Pawcatuck River near the location of the present Broad Street Bridge between Westerly, R. I., and Stonington, Conn., having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the War and Agriculture Departments, as will appear by the letters attached.

WAR DEPARTMENT, January 14, 1932. Respectfully returned to the chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives.

So far as the interests committed to this department are concerned, I know of no objection to the favorable consideration of the accompanying bill (H. R. 7247, 720 Cong., 1st sess.) authorizing the Rhode Island State Board of Public Roads and the State Highway Department of the State of Connecticut to construct a free highway bridge across the Pawcatuck River near the location of the present Broad Street Bridge between Westerly, R. I., and Stonington, Conn.

Patrick J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, January 14, 1932.
Hon. Sam RAYBURN,
Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives.
DEAR MR. RAYBURN: Careful consideration has been given to the bill (H. R.
7247) transmitted with your letter of January 9 with request for a report thereon
and such views relative thereto as the department might desire to communicate.

This bill would authorize the State Board of Public Roads of Rhode Island,
and the State Highway Department of Connecticut to construct, maintain, and
operate a free highway bridge and approaches thereto across the Pawcatuck
River at or near the location of the present Broad Street Bridge between Westerly,
R. I., and Stonington, Conn. The bill also would confer upon said States ali
such rights and powers as are possessed by railroad corporations or by bridge
corporations to enter upon lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess, and
use real estate and other property needed for the location, construction, opera-
tion, and maintenance of such bridge and its approaches. The location indicated
for the proposed bridge is on the system of Federal-aid highways approved for
the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Favorable action on the bill is
recommended.
Sincerely,

C. F. MARVIN, Acting Secretary.
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DISPOSITION OF USELESS PAPERS IN THE TREASURY

DEPARTMENT

JANUARY 25, 1932.---Ordered to be printed

Mr. GREEN, from the Joint Committee on the Disposition of Useless

Executive Papers, submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany a report on the disposition of useless papers in the Treasury

Department]

The joint select committee of the Senate and House of Representatives, appointed on the part of the Senate and on the part of the House of Representatives, to which are referred the reports of the heads of departments, bureaus, etc., in respect to the accumulation therein of old and useless files of papers which are not needed or useful in the transaction of the current business therein, respectively, and have no permanent value or historical interest, with accompanying statements of the condition and character of such papers, respectfully report to the Senate and House of Representatives, pursuant to an act entitled "An act to authorize and provide for the disposition of useless papers in the executive departments," approved February 16, 1889, as follows:

Your committee have met, and, by a subcommittee appointed by your committee, carefully and fully examined the said reports so referred to your committee, and the statements of the condition and character of such files and papers therein described, and we find and report that the files and papers described in the report of the Treasury Department to the Seventy-second Congress, first session, dated December 16, 1931, are not needed in the transaction of the current business of such department and bureaus and have no permanent value or historical interest.

We recommend that, as required by law, the Treasury Department sell as waste paper or otherwise dispose of such files of papers upon the best obtainable terms after due publication of notice inviting

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