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MARCH 13 (calendar day, MARCH 22), 1935.—Ordered to be printed

Mr. SHEPPARD, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 1988]

The Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1988) to revive and reenact section 5 of the act entitled “An act to authorize the construction of certain bridges and to extend the times for commencing and for completing the construction of other bridges over the navigable waters of the United States”, approved March 4, 1933, having considered the same, report favorably thereon, and recommend that the bill do pass with amendments as shown.

The bill has the approval of the Department of War, as will appear by the annexed communication.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, D. C., March 11, 1935. Hon. ROYAL S. COPELAND,

Chairman Committee on Commerce, United States Senate. DEAR SENATOR: Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of February 28, transmitting a copy of a bill (S. 1988) 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.

This bill would revive and reenact section 5 of the act approved March 4, 1933 (47 Stat. 1555), which granted the consent of Congress to John C. Mullen, John H. Hutchings, and William Shepherd, their heirs, legal representatives, and assigns to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Missouri River at or near Rulo, Nebr. When the original bill to authorize the parties named to construct this private toll bridge across the Missouri River at the point proposed was pending, this Department, on request from your committee, submitted an adverse report thereon. It still is the view of the Department that a private toll bridge should not be constructed at the point proposed. It, therefore, recommends against favorable action on the bill. Sincerely,

R. G. TUGWELL,

Acting Secretary.

(Second endorsement]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, March 6, 1935. Respectfully returned to the Chairman Committee on Commerce, United States Senate.

The purpose of the accompanying bill, S. 1988, Seventy-fourth Congress, first session, is to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of the bridge across the Missouri River at or near Rulo, Nebr., authorized by act of Congress approved March 4, 1933. Under the terms of the act the time for commencing construction expired March 4, 1934.

So far as the interests committed to this Department are concerned, no objection is known to extending the times for commencing and completing the work of construction for the customary periods of 1 and 3 years, respectively, but I am of the opinion that it is preferable to authorize the extension of time in direct terms rather than to revive and reenact the act approved March 4, 1933. The bill herewith has been amended accordingly and as thus amended I know of no objection to its favorable consideration by Congress.

Geo. H. DERN, Secretary of War. O

SENATE

74TH CONGRESS

1st Session

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REPORT No. 364

BRIDGE ACROSS CHESAPEAKE BAY

MARCH 13 (calendar day, March 22), 1935.—Ordered to be printed

Mr. SHEPPARD, from the Committee on Commerce, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 2156]

The Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 2156) to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the Chesapeake Bay between Baltimore and Kent Counties, Md., having cons dered the same, report favorably thereon and recommend that the bill do pass without amendment.

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

WAR DEPARTMENT, March 11, 1935. 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. 2156, Seventy-fourth Congress, first session, to extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the Chesapeake Bay between Baltimore and Kent Counties, Md.

GEO. H. DERN, Secretary of War.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,

Washington, D. C., March 15, 1935. Hon. Royal S. COPELAND,

Chairman Committee on Commerce, United States Senate. DEAR Senator: Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of March 6, transmitting a copy of a bill, S. 2156, with request that the committee be furnished with such suggestions touching its merits and the propriety of its passage as the Department might deem appropriate.

This bill would extend for 1 and 3 years, respectively, from the date of its approval, the times for commencing and completing the construction of the bridge across Chesapeake Bay between Baltimore and Kent Counties, Ma

authorized by section 1 of the act of Congress approved March 4, 1933, to be built by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Co.

When the original bill to authorize the construction of this bridge was pending, this Department interposed no objection thereto. The pending bill to extend the times for commencing and completing its construction is likewise without objection. Sincerely yours,

M. L. Wilson, Acting Secretary.

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