The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1937 · Page 8
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PAGE filGHT OF 11.5.' Maritime Board Indicates Federal Ownerslib Is Apparently Inevitable ' WASHINGTON. 'Doc. 22. (UP)— T u s. Maritime commission. I" "- than "line months of active operation, diagnosed the ills of America's crippled merchant mn- '''""• """.'"rlbed the remedies it believed necessary anil embarked on a program of rehabilitation designed to give private shipping the utmost opportunity of survival. Headed by Chairman joseul) P Kennedy, president Roosevelt's nee fact-fincier and trouble-shooter, the commission conducted one of tlie most comprehensive studffs ever mad» »f any Industry. As a result of,, its findings, . it was learned a majority of the commission feels that American shipping is such n "sick Industry" [hat eventusllf vov- emment ownership of all steamship lines In inevitable. two startling disclosures stand •ouU-that 90 per cent of the vessels in -the American merchant fleet will h»'mor P (nun 20 years old In 1942, and that a government expenditure of at least $25,000.000 annually, with private ooerntors coon<>rnlln? to the limit, will be 'required to rebuild the fleet, Private Capital Aloof "Shipping has been In the financial sense, a sick industry for many years," the commission said In Its economic analysis. Private capital has been hesitant to 'enter the field because of: . "> "The poor earning records of many of the companies; the fear that disastrous strikes ' nnd ruinous operating costs may result from the demands of labor; the lack of confidence In a stable . government subsidy policv. and the fact tlmt ftt some future time subsidy contracts may be cancelled, and the unusual hazards of the shipping industry which, because of Its international character, Is directly affected by such Influences as war crop failures and similar influences " Labor conditions on board slims were called "deplorable." The commission said that "unless something is done to reduce Interunlon friction, to Increase the efficiency of our crews, and to restore order and discipline upon our shins nil povernment efforts to derate) n stro n ~ Amer'-in fleet will be futile" Such a situation, the members BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Quins Pick Own Christinas Tree As Santa's Visit Ncars rsuseH largely by low ••I'll, wages and "crowded, Irisanllary and poorly ventilated" quarters for seamen, and a "short-sighted" labor —liny on the part of ship operators. . Ranks 6th Among Powers The "outstanding weakness" of the merchant marine Is Its high dr"»ree of '•bsolescence. the commission said. In vessels under, 10 years- old, the United States ranks below Great Brilain, Germnnv Japan, Prance nnd Itnlv, and to replace by 1942 all the ships arrival at Cnllander, Out, the Dionne quintuplets huirlcd to pick the odor of spruce, Chn.ma Marie evidently doesn't think so mllell of lt . will be obsolete at that time an expenditure of would : require 52,500,000.000. To meet, within the limits of practicability, the needs of the merchant marine, the commission recommended amendments to the 183S Merchant Marine Act and n compact program for aid and guidance by the commission.' To Induce private capital Into the shipping Industry. It suggested that Congress liberalize the restrictions now placed on operators and grant assurances of a definite policy regarding subsidies. For the labor problem, the com- mlsion recommended establishing a marine training school, supervised by the Coast Guard, which would,, train ,500 men annually for service on merchant ships. A , maritime labor mediation board should lie created to arbitrate Inbor -disputes In the Industry, the ximnisslon said. To Build 30 Tankers Tlie replacement program Is nl- rendy under way, contemplating having 30 new tankers and steel cargo vessels under construction before the end of 1933. Negotiations are 'In progress with " oil iimipahics looking toward bulldln^ ID o! these ships. They will be constructed as auxiliary units to the navy with the government furnishing th e extra money necessary to install high-speed engines and reinforced decks. A contract has been the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company for construction of a $15,750,000 passenger liner to lake the plncc of the Leviathan in the North Atlantic trade. The vessel will carry 1,200 passengers and n crew of C30, \vllh awarded to a speed of about 22 knots. It will be 123 feet long. In a separate survey of the probable future of ocean nlnvays, the commission suggested thnt shipping companies would bo wise to expand their activities to include operation of large nylng boats. ' The commission predicted that In less than 10 years 250.000-))Oiind flyuiE boals will be crossing the Atlantic in less than 24 hours. In the immediate future, they said, 120.000-poimd ships with a non- slop range of 5,000 miles will carry V) to 50 passengers at 115 miles an huur. Cat Takes Baby's Milk CHAR DON, O. (UP) ~ Gnawed nipples from their baby's milk bottle perplexed Mr. and Mrs. Orien Hambden until they saw the house cat tear the bottle "from the infant, throw it to the flooy, "hew oil the nipple ant! lap (he milk. Conscience Debt of $4 Paid After 40 Years , ., •••- iJP)— it took the pockctbook of an Australian .nan just 40 years to catch up with li'.s I conscience. in a letter signed "Old Man," enclosing 54 and addressed tq the State Railway Detriment, the writer explained lliat 40 yc.us ago who,, his little boy was jusi over the lare aae he took him on a rail MOB but did noi jjjiy ills f ttre lie raid he liad forgotten what the faro was, hut believed thai, unh hHiwsi fncliidfrl !he S4 M.ul l --over It. lie lull u,.,i h e , mis( , •-fliirl 11, along "licfurp he went limce." WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER, 22, 1937 Gift Headquarters for Particular Men \ Ucau mi; Courier News wuiu iicla. S»isnce?nent Tim Brmleii Is Now Back In Charge of Our Service Siaiion. 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(ishing in the summer . . 'J football in fall. Kx- uertly tailored by Field . & Stream «f Chrtme Tanned leather with a water repellant flnisli that makes them washable. Sizes are 36 to 44. Others 56.95 -to $15 MEAD'S 315 WEST MAIN STREET Gift Headquarters for Particular Men MacGrcgor Twin-Set SWEATERS $500 These smart twin-sets (one half to m»UMt and one half to contrast) originated '" Hollywood with the better iresstd cinema slats who are always in starch of «ome- thinr difTerent [ n sportswear. Available in contrasting shades of navy and maroon and just the gift f or th a t husky o«tdoorS- man. Others $2.50 and 53.95 MEAD'S 315 WWT MAIN STREET

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