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Mr. WOODRUM. It looks as though you can probably kiss that good-bye—that $1,500,000. I think that has gone the way of all

— flesh. The Budget seems to be charging this to your 1943 authorization.

Mr. MacDonald. Yes, sir.
Mr. WOODRUM. The 1943 authorization is $1,500,000?
Mr. MacDonald. Yes, sir.

Mr. WOODRUM. That leaves you an unused 1943 authorization of $1,000,000?

Mr. MacDONALD. $1,000,000.
Mr. WIGGLESWORTH. Is this for national defense work?

Mr. MacDonALD. Any part that is expended will be for national defense work; yes, sir.

Mr. WIGGLESWORTH. Are there any other funds available for this purpose?

Mr. MacDONALD. There could be funds available for that purpose under the generosity of the States; if they chose to use their own and regular Federal aid funds on public lands roads.

Mr. WIGGLESWORTH. What about the access roads appropriation; does that appropriation apply here at all?

Mr. MacDONALD. I do not believe so.
Mr. WIGGLESWORTH. How about the defense network funds?
Mr. MacDONALD. They might; yes, sir.

Mr. WIGGLESWORTH. You could appropriate $50,000,000 or part of it for this purpose?

Mr. MacDonald. Yes, sir; there might conceivably be a project of that character.

MOUNT VERNON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

Mr. WOODRUM. The next item is for the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, as follows:

The unexpended balance of $89,839.23 of the appropriation made by the Agricultural Appropriation Act of May 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 427), for constructing the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, in the State of Virginia, is hereby made available for expenditure by the Federal Works Administrator for the purpose of acquiring such additional lands adjacent to the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway as he may deem necessary for the protection and preservation of the memorial character of said highway.

This asks that the unexpended balance be made available for expenditure.

Mr. MacDoNALD. Mr. Chairman, that we think is a desirable use for the balance that was left—the appropriations for the building of this highway. This fund was originally made available for the acquisition of additional land to protect the memorial character of the highway

Mr. WOODRUM. You are thinking of that trailer camp over there? Mr. MacDONALD. Yes, sir.

Mr. WOODRUM. The National Capital Park and Planning Commission have been trying to buy that and now they have pitched the ball to you?

Mr. MacDONALD. Yes, sir. This appropriation has already been made. It is not an additional appropriation. It simply authorizes the use of the money for the purpose herein stated. The appropriation was originally made to provide for additional land and additional construction.

Mr. Woodrum. Is that still available for expenditure?
Mr. MacDONALD. Yes, sir. .

Mr. WOODRUM. Will you be able to clean up that old trailer camp? Personally, I think it is an eyesore on the Mount Vernon Highway.

Mr. MacDONALD. The National Capital Park and Planning Commission have handled the negotiations for it, and I am not sure but what that is the purpose that we would use this fund for. I hope it will be sufficient or more than sufficient.

Mr. WOODRUM. Can you furnish for the record some statement that will show just what can be done if the committee makes this available?

Mr. MacDonald. I certainly will.

NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION

STATEMENT REGARDING THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF ADDITIONAL LAND TO

COMPLETE THE MOUNT VERNON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY IN THE VICINITY OF NEW ALEXANDRIA AND WELLINGTON VILLA, VA.

If the memorial and scenic character of the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway is to be maintained in the section between Hunting Creek and Wellington, it is essential to acquire certain isolated properties between the road and ihe river. These lands are now or are threatened with a type of developmert not in harmony with the memorial character of the highway. On the land side additional rightof-way is needed at several points where private property is too close to the road.

It is expected that all of the properties, which it is essential to acquire immediately, can be acquired for the amount of the unexpended balance of the appropriation made for the Mount Vernon Highway ($89,839.23) and no longer available.

The attached schedule as revised February 13, 1940, sets forth the properties in order of priority. In the first priority it is proposed to acquire first those properties which are the most objectionable. These include the J. R. Harkey tract, now occupied by a trailer camp; the J. Arnold tract, recently used in part as a dump; the Annie Turner tract, containing a small eating place; and the Ford tract, where efforts were recently made to extend the trailer camp.

Recommended schedule of purchase of additional land— Mount Vernon Memorial

Highway-adjusted to available funds of Public Roads Administration as revised Feb. 13, 1940

FIRST PRIORITY

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[If funds should still be available after above acquisitions are made, the following areas should be acquired)

James A. Drain..
John W. Price.

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+0.4

At $2,000 per acre

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$5,000

800

$5,000

800

Total..

5,800

5, 800

1 Smoot Sand & Gravel holds reversionary title to +8 acres of this area for dredging which is not included in estimated price.

Mr. WIGGLESWORTH. Why has it been kicking around for 12 years? Why has the money not reverted to the Treasury?

Mr. MacDONALD. It was made available until expended, and we have requested its use several times. The Comptroller has held that it was not available for the purchase of additional land. In my opinion the fund would properly be used for the purpose for which it was appropriated, if we buy that additional land now. It is stated in the appropriation that was made, “for land and for construction.”

DATA ON APPORTIONMENTS AND EXPENDITURES OF FUNDS BY STATES

(The following were submitted as exhibits in connection with the justification statements:)

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Exhibit A.-Apportionment of regular Federal-aid highway funds for fiscal year 1942 Alabama. $2,080, 245 New Mexico..

$1, 620, 981 Arizona. 1, 435, 382 New York.

4, 824, 597 Arkansas 1, 707, 928 North Carolina.

2, 378, 838 California. 3, 982, 125 North Dakota.

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1, 504, 377 Colorado. 1, 798, 524 Ohio..

3, 526, 168 Connecticut. 620, 997 Oklahoma.

2, 271, 217 Delaware. 487, 500 Oregon..

1, 647, 906 Florida.. 1, 425, 748 Pennsylvania.

4, 095, 568 Georgia 2, 519, 366 Rhode Island.

487, 500 Idaho. 1, 235, 985 South Carolina.

1, 341, 640 Illinois 3, 954, 419 South Dakota..

1, 583, 613 Indiana. 2, 415, 900 Tennessee.

2, 114, 507 Iowa.2, 505, 523 Texas..

6, 294, 440 Kansas. 2, 539, 360 Utah.

1, 123, 714 Kentucky 1, 840, 894 | Vermont.

487, 500 Louisiana. 1, 467, 188 | Virginia.

1, 844, 069 Maine.no 866, 500 Washington.

1, 580, 939 Maryland. 833, 715 West Virginia..

1,095, 332 Massachusetts 1, 311, 369 Wisconsin.

2, 406, 404 Michigan 3, 028, 316 Wyoming

1, 246, 353 Minnesota 2, 709, 402 Hawaii..

487, 500 Mississippi. 1, 773, 232 District of Columbia..

487, 500 Missouri.. 2, 967, 206 Puerto Rico..

495, 603 Montana

2, 018, 907 Reserve for administration Nebraska

1, 991, 356 and engineering -- 2, 500, 000 Nevada..

1, 274, 718 New Hampshire

487, 500

Total sum apporNew Jersey

1, 274, 429

tioned.

100,000,000 1, 733, 757. 34 Massachusetts. 1, 441, 790. 42 Wisconsin.

EXHIBIT B.—Mileage of Federal-aid highway system, Nov. 28, 1941 Alabama. 4, 839 New Jersey

1, 679 Arizona.. 2, 346 New Mexico..

3, 978 Arkansas 5, 104 New York.

9, 903 California 6, 787 North Carolina

7, 950 Colorado. 3, 974 | North Dakota

7, 105 Connecticut. 1, 122 Ohio.--

7. 235 Delaware 824 Oklahoma

7, 080 Florida 2, 745 Oregon.

3, 949 Georgia 6, 894 Pennsylvania

8, 111 Idaho. 3, 507 Rhode Island.

561 Ininois. 9, 779 South Carolina..

4, 428 Indiana. 5, 657 South Dakota..

6, 122 Iowa 8, 424 Tennessee

4, 872 Kansas 8, 825 Texas -

14, 742 Kentucky3, 816 Utah

2, 322 Louisiana 2, 865 Vermont.

1, 106 Maine. 1, 680 Virginia

4, 613 Maryland 1, 882 Washington

3, 493 Massachusetts. 2, 006 West Virginia

2, 400 Michigan. 6, 044 Wisconsin

5, 972 Minnesota 7, 471 Wyoming

3, 555 Mississippi 3, 749 District of Columbia .

96 Missouri 7, 942 Hawaii...

630 Montana. 5, 698 Puerto Rico

1, 173 Nebraska.

5, 638 Nevada

2, 064
Total mileage.

235, 833 New Hampshire

1, 056

EXHIBIT C.-Expenditure of regular Federal-aid highway funds, fiscal year 1941 Alabama.. $3,069, 817. 82 | New Mexico.

$1, 717, 748. 92 Arizona 1, 474, 255. 40 New York.

6, 155, 275. 69 Arkansas. 2, 375, 987. 37 North Carolina

2, 604, 968. 00 California 5, 844, 860. 22 North Dakota

1, 635, 574, 08 Colorado 1, 578, 075. 77 Ohio.-

5, 540, 759. 43 Connecticut 947, 555. 53 Oklahoma.

2, 284, 884. 08 Delaware 625, 478. 99 Oregon.-

2, 238, 175. 19 Florida 1, 469, 625. 92 Pennsylvania

5, 940, 257. 56 Georgia. 2, 266, 821. 37 Rhode Island

692, 967. 00 Idaho 1, 316, 218. 84 South Carolina.

1, 348, 677, 07 Illinois. 4, 227, 790. 20 South Dakota

2, 414, 118. 70 Indiana. 3, 104, 764. 10 Tennessee

2, 189, 755. 00 Iowa. 3, 275, 566. 96 Texas..

5, 411, 206, 29 Kansas 3, 492, 633. 22 | Utah...

1, 080, 560. 08 Kentucky 2, 282, 719. 10 Vermont

715, 867. 67 Louisiana 1,081, 916. 33 Virginia.

1, 955, 372. 70 Maine.. 851, 389. 44 Washington

1, 857, 231, 85 Marylard. 1,006, 796. 36 West Virginia.

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1, 175, 977. 07 Michigan.. 4, 939, 692. 78 Wyoming

1, 165, 867. 59 Minnesota. 3, 067, 226, 70 | Hawaii...

275, 143. 01 Mississippi 2, 409, 954. 81 Puerto Rico.

255, 225. 66 Missouri 3, 715, 465. 46 District of Columbia ..

271. 57 Montana

2, 389, 876. 79 Administration and Nebraska 2, 638, 445. 48 engineering -.

3, 758, 423. 61 Nevada.

1, 519, 084. 44 New Hampshire

676, 024. 77 Total expendiNew Jersey -

1, 821, 900. 98

tures... 119, 498, 800. 73

439,

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Exhibit D.-Apportionment of Federal-aid secondary or feeder roads for fiscal

year 1942 Alabama $364, 043/ New Mexico.

$283, 672 Arizona. 251, 192 New York..

844, 304 Arkansas. 298, 887 North Carolina.

416, 297 California. 696, 872 North Dakota.

263, 266 Colorado. 314, 742 Ohio..

617, 079 Connecticut. 108, 674 Oklahoma.

397, 463 Delaware. 85, 313 Oregon..

288, 383 Florida. 249, 506 Pennsylvania

716, 724 Georgia. 440, 889 Rhode Island.

85, 313 Idaho.. 216, 297 South Carolina.

234, 787 Illinois 692, 023 South Dakota..

277, 132 Indiana 422, 782 Tennessee.

370, 039 Iowa. 438, 467 Texas..

1, 101, 527 Kansas.. 444, 388 Utah.

196, 650 Kentucky 322, 156 | Vermont

85, 313 Louisiana. 256, 758 Virginia.

322, 712 Maine. 151, 637 Washington.

276, 664 Maryland 145, 900 West Virginia

191, 683 Massachusetts. 229, 489 Wisconsin.

421, 121 Michigan. 529, 955 | Wyoming

218, 112 Minnesota 474, 145 Hawaii...

85, 313 Mississippi. 310, 316 District of Columbia

85, 313 Missouri 519, 261 Puerto Rico..

86, 731 Montana.

353, 309 Reserve for administration Nebraska 348, 487 and engineering -

437, 500 Nevada.

223, 076 New Hampshire.-

85, 313

Total sum appor-
New Jersey ---

223, 025
tioned.--

17, 500, 000

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Exhibit E.-Ea penditure of Federal-aid secondary or feeder roads funds, fiscal

year 1941 Alabama. $620, 240. 48 | New Mexico..

$351, 681. 68 Arizona277, 315. 85 New York.

925, 109. 51 Arkansas. 327, 573. 50 North Carolina.

373, 408. 19 California664, 473. 36 North Dakota..

55, 003. 23 Colorado 195, 465. 11| Ohio.--

1, 167, 938. 38 Connecticut. 186, 266. 83 Oklahoma.

337, 043. 77 Delaware 44, 207. 95 Oregon..

266, 047. 43 Florida 361, 508. 40 Pennsylvania

845, 963. 58 Georgia. 298, 399. 15 Rhode Island.

94, 667. 73 Idaho.. 181, 074. 58 South Carolina..

275, 290. 65 Illinois 875, 903. 65 South Dakota

9, 208. 76 Indiana. 163, 757. 00 | Tennessee.

137, 443. 00 Iowa -1, 357, 21?. 31 Texas..

784, 475. 38 Kansas. 365, 033. 93 Uth..

185, 215. 29 Kentucky 307, 619. 00 Vermont.

120, 284. 65 Louisiana 140, 303. 29 Virginia.

265, 963. 00 Maine. 121, 428. 91 Washington.

287, 626. 55 Maryland 63, 875. 40 West Virginia.

130, 408. 48 Massachusetts. 266, 544. 68 Wisconsin.

328, 706. 66 Michigan. 714, 931. 72 Wyoming

226, 628. 90 Minnesota

516, 277. 91 District of Columbia-- 75, 886, 73 Mississippi.. 232, 044. 77 | Hawaii..

41, 906. 72 Missouri.. 408, 868. 69 Puerto Rico

45, 622. 00 Montana.

419, 496. 42 Administration and enNebraska. 360, 046. 27 gineering

227, 903. 37 Nevada.

211, 526.00 New Hampshire.

67, 901. 09 Total expendiNew Jersey.

163, 665. 13

tures...

17, 472, 396. 02

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