Ocean Mail Contracts: Hearings... on H.R. 8715... January 22, 1930...

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Página 62 - That it is necessary for the national defense and for the proper growth of its foreign and domestic commerce that the United States shall have a merchant marine of the best equipped and most suitable types of vessels sufficient to carry the greater portion of its commerce and serve as a naval or military auxiliary in time of war or national emergency...
Página 62 - ... by citizens of the United States ; and it is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States to do whatever may be necessary to develop and encourage the maintenance of such a merchant marine, and, in so far as may not be inconsistent with the express provisions of this Act, the United States Shipping Board shall, in the disposition of vessels and shipping property as hereinafter provided, in the making of rules and regulations, and in the administration of the shipping laws keep always...
Página 32 - The Contractor warrants that he has not employed any person to solicit or secure this contract upon any agreement for a commission, percentage, brokerage, or contingent fee.
Página 64 - ... established : Provided further, That where steamship lines and regular service have been established and are being maintained by ships of the Board at the time of the enactment of this act, such lines and service shall be maintained by the Board until, in the opinion of the Board, the maintenance thereof is unbusinesslike and against the public interests: And provided further, That whenever the Board...
Página 63 - That the board is authorized and directed to investigate and determine as promptly as possible after the enactment of this Act and from time to time thereafter what steamship lines should be established and put in operation from ports in the United States or any Territory, District, or possession thereof to such world and domestic markets as in its judgment are desirable for the promotion, development, expansion, and maintenance of the foreign and coastwise trade of the United...
Página 29 - The second class shall be iron or steel steamships, capable of maintaining a speed of sixteen knots an hour at sea in ordinary weather, and of a gross registered tonnage of not less than five thousand tons. The third class shall be iron or steel steamships, capable of maintaining a speed of fourteen knots an hour at sea in ordinary weather, and of a gross registered tonnage of not less than two thousand five hundred tons.
Página 32 - Regulations: for subletting service without the consent of the Postmaster General, or assigning or transferring the contract ; for combining to prevent others from bidding for the performance of postal service, and such annulment shall not impair the right of the department to claim damages from the contractor and his sureties.
Página 63 - District, or possession thereof to such world and domestic markets as in its judgment are desirable for the promotion, development, expansion, and maintenance of the foreign and coastwise trade of the United States...
Página 40 - That at the expiration of fifteen months from and after the passing of this act, and from time to time thereafter, it shall be the duty of the secretary for the department of war, to lay such evidence of claims as he may have received, before the secretary and comptroller of the treasury, and with them proceed to examine the testimony, and give their judgment, what quantity of land ought to be allowed to the individual claimants, in proportion...
Página 32 - Merchant marine act, 1928," and the said advertisement of the Postmaster General, as follows: 1. (a) To carry all mails of the United States offered, whatever may be the size or weight thereof, or the increase therein during the term of this contract, in a safe and secure manner, free from wet or other injury, from New...

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