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SUBMERGED LANDS LEGISLATION

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1953

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE No. 1, OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,

Washington, D. C. Subcommittee No. 1 of the Committee on the Judiciary met, pursuant to call, at 10:30 a. m., in room 346, Old House Office Building, Hon. Louis E. Graham, chairman of subcommittee No. 1, presiding.

Present: Representatives Louis E. Graham (presiding), Ruth Thompson, Patrick J. Hillings, Emanuel Celler, and Francis E. Walter.

Also present : Chauncey W. Reed (chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary), Kenneth B. Keating, William M. McCulloch, Edgar A. Jonas, Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr., Dean P. Taylor, Usher L. Burdick, George Meader, Laurence Curtis, DeWitt S. Hyde, Joseph R. Bryson, Thomas J. Lane, J. Frank Wilson, Edwin E. Willis, James B. Frazier, Jr., Peter W. Rodino, Jr., Woodrow W. Jones, E. L. Forrester, and Byron G. Rogers.

Mr. GRAHAM. The committee will come to order.

The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Chairman, it gives me great pleasure to present the Attorney General of the United States, Mr. Herbert Brownell, Jr.

Mr. GRAHAM. Thank you, Mr. Reed.

Mr. Brownell, before you begin, may the Chair make a preliminary announcement for your benefit as well as others who are present here today.

Our plan of procedure will be as follows: The photographers will take the photographs now and then kindly leave. We will go through with the hearing and hear your testimony, take a recess, and then revert back into the full committee. We will be delighted to have you remain with the full committee, if you desire to do so, and have you make any statement that you wish. Our course will be determined by your pleasure and your time.

Attorney General BROWNELL. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Mr. GRAHAM. The Chair would like to make one further statement before we begin, for the information of the new members of the committee, as well as Mr. Brownell.

The hearings on submerged lands starting this morning will be the 16th hearing on this question. The 15th was initiated yesterday on the Senate side, so that there have been 14 hearings on this same question in previous Congresses. In the course of all these hearings, over 6,000 printed pages have been taken in the form of testimony and

SUBMERGED LANDS

MAR 30 1953

BEFORE

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HEARINGS
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SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

FÍRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 2948

AND SIMILAR BILLS
BILLS TO PROMOTE THE EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT,
AND CONSERVATION OF CERTAIN RESOURCES IN THE
SUBMERGED LANDS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE,
CONTROL, AND DISPOSITION OF THE LANDS AND RE-
SOURCES OF THE LANDS BENEATH INLAND WATERS AND

IN THE CONTINENTAL SHELF

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