War Administration of the Railways in the United States and Great Britain, Issue 3

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Page 39 - June 30, 1917. and for other purposes.' as lollows: " *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 connected with the emergency aa may be needful or desirable': and "Whereas.
Page 17 - Defense to supervise and direct investigations and make recommendations to the President and the heads of executive departments as to the location of railroads with reference to the frontier of the United States so as to render possible expeditious concentration of troops and supplies to points of defense; the coordination of military, industrial, and commercial purposes in the location of extensive highways and branch lines of railroad; the utilization of waterways...
Page 149 - By the President of the United States of America. A PROCLAMATION. Whereas the Congress of the United States in the exercise of the constitutional authority vested in them have resolved, by joint resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives bearing date this day "That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial German Government which has been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared...
Page 7 - ... a public highway, for the use of the government of the United States, free from toll or other charge upon the transportation of any property or troops of the United States.
Page 41 - That in time of war or threatened war preference and precedence shall, upon the demand of the President of the United States, be given over all other traffic for the transportation of troops and material of war, and carriers shall adopt every means within their control to facilitate and expedite the military traffic.
Page 151 - It is hereby directed that the possession, control, operation, and utilization of such transportation systems hereby by me undertaken shall be exercised by and through William G. McAdoo, who is hereby appointed and designated Director General of Railroads.
Page vii - CHARLES GIDE, Professor of Comparative Social Economics in the University of Paris. HB GREVEN, Professor of Political Economy and Statistics in the University of Leiden. FRANCIS W. HIRST, London.
Page 149 - That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial German Government which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared; and that the President be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States...
Page 149 - President be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Imperial German Government...
Page 151 - But nothing herein contained, expressed, or implied, or hereafter done or suffered hereundcr, shall be deemed in any way to impair the rights of the stockholders, bondholders, creditors, and other persons having interests in said systems of transportation or in the profits thereof to receive just and adequate compensation for the use and control and operation of their property hereby assumed.