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 3

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 3

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...Yes, sir. Mr. KELLEY. Now, if the inspector out there had done his duty and had told his superior officers, and they in turn passed it on to others, is it likely that you could have scattered lumber all over the yard out there so that one workman could use it for one purpose or another?.. Mr. WHITE. Well, it is a question whether the inspector had the authority, had the instructions, to supervise the use of the material. He has not up to this date. Mr. KELLEY. What is he there for? Mr. WHITE. He is there principally to inspect the physical work on the boats. Mr. KELLEY. He inspects the workmanship? Mr. WHITE. The workmanship on the boats. Mr. KELLEY. And the material? Mr-. WHITE. And the material on the boats. Mr. KELLEY. But even where the Government puts up the money to buy the material for the shi s it is not his duty to see that it goes into the ships, and there is no ody on the ground to see that it does go into the ships? Mr. WHITE. Yes. I would not say that, because durin ' the time of the receivership there was no private work and very ittle construction work going on. Previous to that time I can not say just what the resident inspectors' duties were as to the disposition of the material in the ard. Mr. KELLEY. ou are not sufficiently familiar with the organization of the Government business in the Shipping Board, and there is nobody in the plant--that is, this one out here--who would have authority to prevent the use of material intended for shifts--to prevent its being diverted to some other purpose? Mr. WHITE. During the fall of 1918 there was a representative from another department of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, from the plant, the plant engineer, there to see that the Groton Iron Works did not do any construction...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844777
  • 9781236844774