Creating a Shipping Board, a Naval Auxiliary, and a Merchant Marine: Hearings Before the Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Sixty-fourth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 10500, a Bill to Establish a United States Shipping Board for the Purpose of Encouraging, Developing, and Creating a Naval Auxiliary and Naval Reserve and a Merchant Marine to Meet the Requirements of the Commerce of the United States with Its Territories and Possessions, and with Foreign Countries, and for Other Purposes. February 10 to March 9, 1916

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Page 3 - An Act to establish a United States Shipping Board for the purpose of encouraging, developing, and creating a naval auxiliary and naval reserve and a merchant marine to meet the requirements of the commerce of the United States with its Territories and possessions and with foreign countries ; to regulate carriers by water engaged in the foreign and interstate commerce of the United States ; and for other purposes.
Page 3 - Any Commissioner may be removed by the President for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.
Page 3 - ... to employ and fix the compensation of such attorneys, special experts, examiners, clerks, and other employees as it may from time to time find necessary for the proper performance of its duties and as may be from time to time appropriated for by Congress.
Page 602 - All of the expenses of the Commission, including all necessary expenses for transportation incurred by the Commissioners, or by their employees under their orders, in making any investigations, or upon official business in any other places than in the city of Washington, shall be allowed and paid on the presentation of itemized vouchers therefor approved by the chairman of the Commission.
Page 3 - With the exception of the secretary, a clerk to each commissioner, the attorneys, and such special experts and examiners as the commission may from time to time find necessary for the conduct of its work...
Page 3 - ... the date of the taking effect of this Act, the term of each to be designated by the President, but their successors shall be appointed for terms of seven years, except that any person chosen to fill a vacancy shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the commissioner whom he shall succeed.
Page 505 - Act, may form under the laws of the District of Columbia one or more corporations for the purchase, construction, equipment, lease, charter, maintenance, and operation of merchant vessels in the commerce of the United States.
Page 178 - States, or, if registered, to the benefits of registry, if owned in whole or in part by any person naturalized in the United States, and residing for more than one year in the country from which he originated, or for more than two years in any foreign country, unless such person be a consul or other public agent of the United States.
Page 276 - ... to provide the amount of capital required therefor, then and in that event the said organization committee shall allot to the United States such an amount of said stock as said committee shall determine. Said United States stock shall be paid for at par out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and shall be held by the Secretary of the Treasury and disposed of for the benefit of the United States in such manner, at such times, and at such price, not less than par, as the Secretary...
Page 275 - ... committee may, under conditions and regulations to be prescribed by it, offer to public subscription at par such an amount of stock in said Federal reserve banks, or any one or more of them, as said committee shall determine, subject to the same conditions as to payment and stock liability as provided for member banks.

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