Galveston Customs

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SITE th cour Th top o a of 91 bo a room bo Hnop, eleven con- Iho Customs Officers Keep Close ChecJi OniheWaterfront About flfty men working In three shifts comprise the local United States customs inspection forces of which Frank W. Qu.is. -superintendent -superintendent of customs inspectors and warehouses, Is chief. The primary duty of the customs nepectlon service Is to enforce the provisions of the tariff act with particular reference to smuggling and evasion. On the various piers of the Gal- /eston waterfront these men are on duty twenty-four hours a day, hres hundred and ilxtr-flv'o days out of the year. All bonded cargo handled from imp to pier .or from'pier to ship. s checked by Inspectors who an-" irovlded with manifests showing un itemized list of the comtnodtfcs Tho Inspectors examine the bag rage of Inbound passengers and re- Jort all articles not manifested 'hey are also charged with the uty of observing the movements f all suspicious characters who night ba Involved In smuggling; en- erprlses. · All vessels arriving from foreign orte are boarded by tho boarding fficer and his assistants, when nanlfnsts.and other papers are cx- Fimlned in the caao of foreign ships quor stores checked and put un- cr seal. The inspectors receive orders and eport regularly to tho barge of- ce at Twenty-first street an3 Avo- ue A. Hero a record of all work kept. This office la In constant ontact with the main customs ousc. When a ship Is to bo search- d for liquor or other contraband the barge office Is notified and detail of men sent out. Many of the men of (ho inspection inspection service have been at this for long years. Applicants for this position must pass a. rigid civil sen-Ice examination. u. s. rmsi Burrjis BHANCHES IN CUBA Havana--OT--There is .a constant constant influx' of United States capital capital for the purpose of establishing establishing businesses and operating Industries Industries In Cuba. Recent additions to Cuba's Industrial Industrial family include branch factories of several leading United States producers of food products.

Clipped from The Galveston Daily News27 Feb 1929, WedPage 9

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)27 Feb 1929, WedPage 9
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