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A BILL TO AMEND THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT OF 1936
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
JANUARY 15 AND 19, 1938
Printed for the use of the Committee on
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE
ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York, Chairman MORRIS SHEPPARD, Texas
CHARLES L, MONARY. 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
ERNEST W. GIBSON, Vermont
GRACE MCELDOWNEY, Clerk
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah, Chairman ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York
WILLIAM E. BORAH. Idaho DAVID I. WALSH, Massachusetts
ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana
JAMES J. DAVIS, Pennsylvania
EARL WISCEY, Clerk
AMENDING THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT OF 1936
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1938
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The committees met in executive session at 10:30 a. m., pursuant to adjournment, in the committee room of the Senate Committee on Commerce, in the Capitol, Senator Royal S. Copeland (chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce) presiding.
STATEMENT OF REAR ADMIRAL H. A. WILEY, MEMBER OF THE
UNITED STATES MARITIME COMMISSION, WASHINGTON, D. C.
The CHAIRMAN. We have before us a matter in connection with the training of seamen. We have several plans proposed. We have had the plan proposed, as spoken of in the report of the Maritime Commission; we have had the plan which is provided for in the pending bill; we have a plan which was presented to us by the Coast Guard. And I know that Admiral Wiley has given more study to this problem of training seamen than anybody else in the Government; it seems to me that he has. Admiral, we would appreciate it if, in your own way, you would present any matters that you have in mind, that might be of interest.
Rear Admiral WILEY. Where shall I begin, sir? The CHAIRMAN. Anywhere you like. I know that you have a plan which you have had in mind for a long time. And it is very important to this committee, not only in connection with this bili, but also in relation to our other duties, to do what we can to promote the proper training of seamen.
Rear Admiral Wiley. Mr. Chairman, I have had brought here, for the information of the members of the committee, a very complete plan which you might study at your leisure, if you desire. I think there are six copies of it, as contained in this very complete folder, which I shall leave with you.
The CHAIRMAX. Yes.
The plan consists of two parts. One is the training of recruits for 1 year, beginning with a training station. And, of course, a training station is necessary for the proper training of recruits; because they are drawn from all classes, and the first essential for