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Statement of-

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Albright, Lt. (jg) P. L., United States merchant marine..-

81

Anderson, Mr. Otis L., Medical Director, Chief, Hospital Division,

United States Public Health Service-

202

Bippus, Mr. William, Hydrographic Office -

89

Boggs, Hon. Hale, a Representative in Congress from Louisiana-

4

Butler, Mr. J. Godfrey, Acting Director, Division of Maritime Labor

Relations, United States Maritime Commission.---

376

CIO Maritime Committee...

301

Fuller, Mr. Justine K., chief medical officer, United Stat Maritime

Commission.

186

Haddock, Mr. Hoyt S., executive secretary, CIO maritime commis-
sion und

159

Hallinger, Mr. R. T., Chief, Regulations and Procedures Section,

Hospital Division, United States Public Health Service

202

Hayden, Mr. Harry V., assistant to director, national legislative com-
mittee, American Legion --

307

Hicks, Mr. Otho J., executive director, United Seamen's Service, Inc. 337

Horn, Mr. Donald R., Assistant Chief, Labor Research Section,

United States Maritime Commission.-

213, 255, 279

Jackson, Mr. Paul O., labor adviser, United States Maritime Com-

mission

213, 255, 279

Kingsley, Mr. Theodore L., executive vice president, Alumni Associa-

tion of the United States Merchant Marine Cadet Corps..

113

Knight, Admiral Telfair, United States Maritime Commission -- 189, 241

Land, Admiral Emory S., former Chairman, United States Maritime

Commission.---

407

Lande, Mr. Louis, attorney, United States Maritime Commission.. 213

Lauman, Mr. Arthur, State commander, Merchant Marine Veterans

Association, New York -

Levine, Mr. Seth, research consultant, Congress of Industrial Organi-

zations maritime committee..

93, 136, 183

Loven, Mr. Paul E., statement in his own behalf-

341

Malone, Mr. V.J., president, Marine Firemen's Union..

301

Manning, Mr. John, appearing in his own behalf.

126

McCandless, Mr. James V., assistant to the Maritime Commission. 7,

200, 213, 241, 255, 279

McCauley, Mr. William, Director, Bureau of Employees' Compensa-

tion of the Federal Security Agency,

419

McLane, Mr. Franklin, Merchant Marine Veterans of the United

States

45

Miller, Hon. George B., a Representative in Congress from California - 1

Norton, Mr. John J., representing Nathaniel Bowditch Post of Mer-

chant Marine Veterans' Association.--

69

Nozko, Mr. Henry, national adjutant of the Merchant Marine Vet-

erans' Association of the United States.

62

Peterson, Hon. J. Hardin, a Representative in Congress from Florida -

Ruane, Mr. M. J., Merchant Marine Veterans' Association.

79

Sanders, Mr. C. W., Assistant Director, Marine Division, United States

Maritime Commission

213, 241, 255

Williamson, Mr. John C., assistant legislative director, Veterans of

Foreign Wars...

324

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SEAMEN'S BILL OF RIGHTS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1947

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES,

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 1,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a. m., Hon. Willis W. Bradley, presiding

Mr. BRADLEY of California. Gentlemen, we are assembled, Subcommittee No. 1, Merchant Marine and Fisheries, for the purpose of considering H. R. 476, a bill introduced by Mr. Peterson to provide aid for the readjustment in civilian life of those persons who rendered wartime service in the United States merchant marine during World War II, and to provide aid to the families of deceased war-service merchant seamen.

As you know, very extensive hearings were held on this bill last year. They ran over a long period of time. They are now available in two volumes. I hope the members of the committee have already read these volumes. There is a good deal in them. It would save a lot of testimony this year.

However, as this committee is composed of a large number of new members, as well as some of the old members, it will be necessary to take testimony. I do not know when it will be completed. May I say, frankly, that with the present schedule or program of the House, and the fact that this committee room is now scheduled for other committees both tomorrow and the next day, that we will not be able to sit this afternoon or tomorrow during the session-I am sure of that, or Thursday. Therefore, this may be drawn out for quite some time.

In the meantime we shall proceed. The first witness, gentlemen, is the Honorable George P. Miller, one of our colleagues from California.

Mr. Miller, will you please give your statement?

STATEMENT OF HON. GEORGE B. MILLER, A REPRESENTATIVE IN

CONGRESS FROM CALIFORNIA

Mr. MILLER, Mr. Chairman, I had the privilege of appearing before this committee last year in support of this bill. I want to come here and reiterate my position so far as that is concerned. I believe that in the waging of modern warfare, those things we looked upon as being exclusively in the field of armed services have materially changed, and that whether a man was on a naval vessel in the uniform of the United States Navy or whether he was on a merchant ship in the uniform of a merchant seaman under the Maritime Commission, or otherwise, the

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