Congressional Edition Volume . 7645

Congressional Edition Volume . 7645

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...cost of the steel shapes and plates, making an allowance for an anticipated saving in the cost of the items of Schedule A, and including the cost of the items of Schedule B aside from the rudder, rudder stock, and stern frame, towing machine and incidentals, showed a total of $684,200.70, leaving a balance of $115,799.30 to cover those items no figures for which were available. This was considered a safe working balance to provide for contingencies, and in a memorandum of the general purchasing officer, the Panama Canal of August 3, 1917, addressed to the Secretary of War, it was recommended that approval be given to the action of the Emergency Fleet Corporation in executing this contract. This approval was duly given. The contract in Article XI, contains the following provision: "The contractor shall comply with all instructions as to wages or conditions of employment of labor on this contract given to it in writing by the owner. If by reason of any such instruction the cost of any barge hereunder shall be increased, then the sum to be paid by the owner to the contractor as herein provided for such barge shall be increased by such amount. Such amount shall be agreed upon by the parties, and if not agreed upon, shall be determined as provided in Article VII hereof." On April 3, 1919. the vice president of the Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co. called at the office of the Panama Canal for a conference upon certain items of construction in connection with these barges for which the contractor claims that he is entitled to extra compensation, and at that time made the statement that the Emergency Fleet Corporation had called upon the Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co. to conform to standard rates of pay for ship workers, fixed more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612639
  • 9781236612632