Views on Some Social Subjects

Views on Some Social Subjects

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... be allowed to victual their own ships; (3) That the inspection of victuals should be more efficient, so that condemned stores from dockyards should not, as now, be supplied to merchant ships; (4) that.a suitable class of inspectors should be appointed to supervise all public-houses affording lodgings to seamen in respect of sanitary arrangements and general conduct of the men; ( 5) that sailors' institutes, rests, and reading-rooms be kept open free all day and as long as public-houses are open--Government might subsidize such places by small dues collected from each vessel, and classes be formed therein for the study of navigation and ambulance duties; (6) that such inspectors of lodging houses be empowered to give to well-behaved sailors, under their observation, commendatory notes as guarantee for owners and masters. _ I do not hesitate to recommend these suggestions, inasmuch as they bear on the question of amended legislation for a large number of our worthiest and most grievously tempted fellowcountrymen. WOMEN: THEIR PROBABLE PLACE AND PROSPECTS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY' Fallax gratia, et vana. est pulchritudo: mulier timens Dominum ipsa laudabitur.--PROVERBS xxxi. 30. IT may argue some boldness in me, or perhaps in any man, to venture to discuss m.atters relating to the opposite sex before a mixed auditory such as I see before me. There are not wanting now many who would plainly declare that such topics as I shall take up were best discussed by women for women. I will not join issue with them, but declare my opinion forthwith that no member of the body politic is better entitled, or fitted, to enter on such matters than one who has had the special training and experience which come from thirty years of work in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761030
  • 9781236761033