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MARINE ACT OF 1936

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE

AND THE

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

THIRD SESSION

ON

S. 3078

A BILL TO AMEND THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT OF 1936

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

PART 12

FEBRUARY 16 AND 17, 1938

Printed for the use of the Committee on
Commerce and the Committee on Education and Labor

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COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE

ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York, Chairman MORRIS SHEPPARD, Texas

CHARLES L. McNARY, Oregon JOSIAH WILLIAM BAILEY, North Carolina HIRAM W.JOHNSON, California HATTIE W. CARAWAY, Arkansas

GERALD P. NYE, North Dakota BENNETT CHAMP CLARK, Missouri

ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan JOHN H. OVERTON, Louisiana

WALLACE H. WHITE, JR., Maine
THEODORE G. BILBO, Mississippi

ERNEST W. GIBSON, Vermont
VIC DONAHEY, Ohio
JOSEPH F. GUFFEY, Pennsylvania
FRANCIS T. MALONEY, Connecticut
GEORGE L. RADCLIFFE, Maryland
CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida
JOSH LEE, Oklahoma
GEORGE L. BERRY, Tennessee

GRACE MCELDOWNEY, Clerk
ROGER WILLIAMSON, Assistant Clerk

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah, Chairman ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York

WILLIAM E. BORAH, Idaho DAVID I. WALSII, Massachusetts

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana

JAMES J. DAVI8, Pennsylvania
VIO DONAHEY, Ohio
RUSH D. HOLT, West Virginia
CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana
JOSH LEE, Oklahoma
LISTER HILL, Alabama

EARL WIXCEY, Clerk
KENNETH C. ROBERTSON, Assistant Clerk

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CONTENTS

Statement of

Page Joseph Curran, president, National Maritime Union of America--- 1187 Joseph P. Kennedy, chairman, United States Maritime Commission. 1157 John F. Sheehan, representing the delegation of rank-and-file members

of the International Longshoremen's Association, New York, N. Y. 1210 Bernard Tunney, representing the delegation of rank-and-file members

of the International Longshoremen's Association, New York, N. Y.. 1192

AMENDING THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT

EXECUTIVE SESSION

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1938

UNITED STATES SENATE,

COMMITTEE OF COMMERCE, AND
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR,

Washington, D.O. The committees met in executive session at 10 a. m., pursuant to notice, in the committee room of the Senate Committee on Commerce, the Capitol, Senator Royal S. Copeland (chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce) presiding.

Present: Senator Copeland (chairman of the Committee on Commerce), Thomas of Utah, Sheppard, Caraway, Clark, Radcliffe, Lee, Berry, Johnson of California, Vandenberg, Murray, Hill, and Davis.

Present also: Joseph P. Kennedy, Chairman, United States Maritime Commission; Rear Admiral Emory S. Land, United States Maritime Commission; Max O’Rell Truitt, general counsel, United States Maritime Commission; U. Bon Geaslin, counsel, United States Maritime Commission; John W. Mann, adviser to the committee; Rear Admiral H. G. Hamlet, United States Coast Guard, retired. STATEMENT OF JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, CHAIRMAN UNITED STATES

MARITIME COMMISSION The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Kennedy, have you any preference as to where you wish to begin?

Mr. KENNEDY. No, sir. I thought the important subjects I might leave until the finish, if you thought everybody would be here then.

Senator Guffey called me last night and said that he was withdrawing his bill this morning. I said that I was going to make one more plea for the labor bill. He said he would not be here on time.

The CHAIRMAN. Did he say he was going to introduce the other one as a substitute?

Mr. KENNEDY. No; he said he was going to drop it altogether.

There are one or two matters that are strictly legal, that Mr. Truitt might answer while we are waiting for the others. I understood that you would like to have some discussion upon section 207.

The CHAIRMAN. That is on the first page of the committee print of December 2, 1937. It is section 207.

Mr. KENNEDY. I would just like to say that we had in mind two particular situations when we introduced that. One was the Dollar Line and one was the Munson Line, the Munson Line now being in the hands of a receiver and now owing us approximately $3,500,000.

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