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long between Waadah Island and the westerly shore of the bay, at an estimated initial cost of $1,500,000, with maintenance estimated at $10,000 annually, provided local interests furnish all necessary rights-of-way, free of cost to the United States.

EVERETT, HARBOR, WASH.

(H. Dọc. 546, 75th Cong.)

Recommends that the existing project for Snohomish River, Wash., be abandoned, and that the existing project for Everett Harbor, Wash., be modified so as to provide for a training dike in the upper barbor extending from Smith Island to a point opposite Twenty-third Street, with a gap of suitable width at the outlet of Snohomish River channel and spur dikes to regulate the flow through the gap; for a channel shoreward of the training dike, between the outlet of the main river channel and deep water in the lower harbor, 100 feet wide and 8 feet deep at low water; for a settling basin with a capacity of about 200,000 cubic yards, 1,200 feet long, 700 feet wide, and 12 feet deep at mean lower low water, in the upper harbor in the vicinity of the Fourteenth Street dock, and for a channel throughout that portion of the lower harbor known as East Waterway 30 feet deep at mean lower low water and generally 900 feet wide, all at an estimated cost of $28,000 for new work and $16,000 annually for maintenance of the entire project.

ILIULIUK (UNALASKA) HARBOR, ALASKA

(H. Doc. 543, 75th Cong) Recommends the improvement of Iliuliuk Harbor, Alaska, to provide for the removal of Tuscarora Rock and the southern extremity of Iliuliuk Reef to afford an entrance channel not less than 350 feet wide and 25 feet deep, at an estimated cost of $60,000.

SKAGWAY HARBOR, ALASKA

(H. Doc. 547, 75th Cong.) Recommends the improvement of Skagway Harbor, Alaska, by the construction of a rock, brush, and earth training dike on the left bank of the Skagway River extending from the highway bridge downstream 6,700 feet, and a rubble-mound breakwater 1,800 feet long across the tide flats in southerly prolongation of the training dike, all at an estimated cost of $105,000; provided local interests furnish, free of cost to the United States, necessary lands, easements, and rights-of-way, including quarry rights, hold and save the United States free from any damages attributable to the improvement, and agree to maintain the structures after completion.

VALDEZ HARBOR, ALASKA

(H. Dọc. 415, 75th Cong.)

Recommends the improvement of Valdez Harbor, Alaska, to provide a small-boat and seaplane basin approximately 3 acres in area and 12 feet deep in the tide flat area between the wharves, at an

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estimated cost of $68,500, subject to the condition that local interests agree to provide and maintain adequate floats, ramps, and mooring facilities.

Section 2 of the bill provides for 37 new surveys. The committee endeavored to confine these authorizations to such localities as were prospectively valuable.

Section 3 provides for extending the times for commencing and completing the construction of a dam and dike by the State of Oregon in North Slough, Coos County, Oreg. The following is a report from the Secretary of War stating that there is no objection by the War Department to the enactment of this provision into law:

WAR DEPARTMENT,

April 7, 1938. Respectfully returned to the chairman, Committee on Rivers and Harbors, 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. 9910, Seventy-fifth Congress, third session, to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a dam and dike for preventing the flow of tidal waters into North Slough in Coos County, Oreg.

HARRY H. WOODRING,

Secretary of War. O

NAVY DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATION BILL, 1939

APRIL 19, 1938.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. UMSTEAD, from the committee of conference, submitted the

following

CONFERENCE REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 8993]

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The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 8993) making appropriations for the Navy Department and the naval service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939, and for other purposes, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from its amendments numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 31, 32, 39, 43, 44, 45, and 46.

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 10, 20, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, and 42, and agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 16:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 16, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed insert $35,457,649; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 17:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 17, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed insert $1,716,318; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 18:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 18, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

Restore the matter stricken out by said amendment amended to read as follows: except not more than one officer of the rank of rear admiral; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 19:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 19, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed insert $47,368,478; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 24:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 24, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed, insert $176,841,282; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 27:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 27, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed, insert $200,940,752; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 30:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 30, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

Restore the matter stricken out by said amendment, amended to read as follows:

STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MATERIALS

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For the procurement and transportation of strategic and critical materials, $500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That materials acquired hereunder shall not be issued for current use in time of peace without the approval of the Secretary of the Navy, except that materials acquired under this title may be issued for current use when replaced by materials purchased from current appropriations: Provided further, That for the purposes of this paragraph, the Secretary of the Navy shall determine what materials are strategic and critical. And the Senate agree to the same.

WILLIAM B. UMSTEAD,
W. R. THOM,
J. G. SCRUGHAM,
JOSEPH E. CASEY,

CHARLES A. PLUMLEY,
Managers on the part of the House.

JAMES F. BYRNES,
DAVID I. WALSH,

FREDERICK HALE,
Managers on the part of the Senate.

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