Shipping Board Operations; Hearings Before Select Committee on U. S. Shipping Board Operations, House of Representatives, Sixty-Sixth Congress, Second[-Third] Session ... PT. 1[-14 and General Index and Table of Contents] Volume 10

Shipping Board Operations; Hearings Before Select Committee on U. S. Shipping Board Operations, House of Representatives, Sixty-Sixth Congress, Second[-Third] Session ... PT. 1[-14 and General Index and Table of Contents] Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...give you authority?. Mr. PARKER. I am certain of it, sir. The trouble is that there are too man_ fingers in the pie. The HAIRMAN. I see. You think it is a matter of organization? Mr. PARKER. Yes, sir. The CHAIRMAN. And that could be adjusted? Mr. PARKER. Give us the competent men, men of bulldog tenacity, that will go at it in the proper manner, and we will accomplish it all. The CHAIRMAN. You mean by bulldog tenacity, some old seadogs? Mr. PARKER. Yes, sir. I do not believe that a barber or a shoemaker should have anything to do with marine affairs. The CHAIRMAN. Is there anything further, Mr. Steele? Mr. STEELE. There is just one matter here, Captain, that was not clear to mv mind. I understood you to sa_ in your examination in chief that there were certain charges, fixed by either State or municipal regulation, for wharfage. Mr. PARKER. Yes, sir. Mr. STEELE. Regulated on the tonnage of the vessel, on a sliding scale?. Mr. PARKER. Yes, sir; on the tonnage of the ship. Well, no; based on the tonnage; 2 cents per ton for the first 200 tons, and onehalf a cent on the balance. Mr. STEELE. Well, now, by what authority is that regulation made? Mr. PARKER. By the New York dock authority. Mr. STEELE. If it is a matter of municipal regulation, where is there room for this difference in charges? Mr..PARKER. Why, they lease the docks, do you see; for instance, here is a party, John Doe we will say, leases Pier 9, North River, at a certain rental for a certain period of time. The lessee has the privilege of charging whatever he likes for that dock. Mr. STEELE. Then there is no use in the regulation? Mr. PARKER. Well, the only regulation is where we lease direct from the State. Mr. STEELE. That is, where the State itself owns the docks? Mr. PARKER....show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784812
  • 9781236784810