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A BILL TO AMEND THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT OF 1936

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

PART 7

JANUARY 15 AND 19, 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, 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
THEODORE G. BILBO, Mississippi

ERNEST W. GIBSON, Vermont
VIC DONAHEY. Ohio
JOSEPH F. GUFFEY, Pennsylvania
FRANCIS T. MALONEY, ('onnecticut
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. WALSH, Massachusetts

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

JAMES J. DAVIS, Pennsylvania
VIC DONAHEY, Ohio
RUSH D. HOLT, West Virginia
CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana
JOSH LEE, Oklahoma
DIXIE BIBB GRAVES, Alabama

EARL WISCEY, Clerk
KENNETH C. ROBERTSOX, Assistant Clerk

AMENDING THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT OF 1936

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1938

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, AND
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR,

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.
Rear Admiral Wiley. It gives this plan very clearly.
The CHAIRMAN. Does this outline the plan?
Rear Admiral Wiley. Yes; it outlines the entire plan.

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

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