Price Regulation of Coal and Other Commodities: Hearings ... 65th Congress, 1st Session, on S. 2354, a Bill to Amend the Act to Regulate Commerce, as Provide Further for the National Security and Defense by Regulating the Production, Sale, and Distribution of Coal, June 22 ... [-July 16] 1917...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1917 - Coal - 503 pages

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Page 254 - That a Council of National Defense is hereby established for the coordination of industries and resources for the national security and welfare, to consist of the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Labor.
Page 224 - The President, In time of war, Is empowered, through the Secretary of War, to take possession and assume control of any system or systems of transportation, or any part thereof, and to utilize the same, to the exclusion as far as may be necessary of all other traffic thereon, for the transfer or transportation of troops, war material and equipment, or for such other purposes In connection with the emergency as may be needful or desirable.
Page 263 - That by reason of the existence of a state of war, it is essential to the national security and defense, for the successful prosecution of the war, and for the support and maintenance of the Army and Navy...
Page 182 - These By-Laws may be amended by a majority vote of the members of the Corporation present at any annual meeting...
Page 327 - UNITED STATES SENATE, COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE COMMERCE, Washington, DC The committee met at 10 o'clock am, pursuant to adjournment on yesterday, in room 212, Senate Office Bu
Page 3 - He may give these directions at and for such times as he may determine, and may modify, change, suspend, or annul them and for any such purpose he is hereby authorized to issue orders directly, or through such person or persons as he designates for the purpose, or through the Commission.
Page 273 - ... or person in charge of a vessel shall, so far as he can do so without serious danger to his own vessel, her crew and passengers (if any), render assistance to every person, even if such person be a subject of a foreign State at war with His Majesty, who is found at sea in danger of being lost, and if he fails to do so, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.
Page 368 - That, from time to time, whenever the President shall find it essential to license the importation, manufacture, storage, mining, or distribution of any necessaries, in order to carry into effect any of the purposes of this Act, and shall publicly so announce, no person shall, after a date fixed in the announcement, engage in or carry on any such business specified in the announcement of importation...
Page 5 - President, is unsatisfactory to the person entitled to receive the same, such person shall be paid seventy-five per centum of the amount so determined by the President and shall be entitled to sue the United States to recover such further sum as, added to said...
Page 269 - States shall be of the opinion that he can thereby better provide for the common defense, and whenever, in hi-s judgment, it shall be necessary for the efficient prosecution of the war, then he is hereby authorized and empowered to require any or all producers of coal and coke, either in any special area or in any special coal fields, or in the entire United States...

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