United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation; Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Sixty-Fifth Congress, Second Session, on S. 170, Directing the Committee on Commerce to Investigate All Volume 1

United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation; Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Sixty-Fifth Congress, Second Session, on S. 170, Directing the Committee on Commerce to Investigate All Volume 1

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... Mr. Ferguson. Well, they could be utilized for the officers; perhaps they are too far away for the men; they are over at Ocean View. Senator Martin. If they were conveniently located there would not lie any difficulty about the Government taking charge of them. Mr. Ferguson. Well, they could not be used very well by the workingmen, who have to get to the gates by 7 o'clock in the morning: but they could be used by the officers; and I think we ought to use anything that can be used. And I am perfectly willing to move my family out of our house and take care of some of the officers. We would not have any trouble in moving if the Germans were there. But if we are going to have a military camp, let us have one; move out all people who are not really usable; and I would not hesitate for a minute in using the power to commandeer in order to do the things that the United States thinks are vital. You gentlemen have provided that our plant can be commandeered, and that we can be made to do anything you say, and I do not see why the people who have property that they are not using excepting for three months in the year should not also have their property commandeered. Senator Martin. There is no doubt about the propriety of that or the wisdom of it if the property is suitable. Mr. Ferguson. Well, I do not know that it would be. But my idea was to take that until the other houses are finished. But our position is immediate and pressing; and the summer hotels there could be taken immediately and used. Senator Martin. Well, they are not near enough for those purposes, are they? Mr. Ferguson. Yes; at Buckroe Beach. Senator Martin. If they are near enough to suit your purposes, they ought to be taken. It would only take two or three days for Congress to pass a...show more

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  • Paperback | 644 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,134g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613368
  • 9781236613363