Government Control and Operation of Railroads: Hearing Before the Committee...Pursuant to S. Res. 171...7 Pts. Wash

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1918 - 1338 pages
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Page 484 - ... through the Secretary of War, to take possession and assume control of any system or systems of transportation, or any part thereof, and to utilize the same, to the exclusion as far as may be necessary of all other traffic thereon, for the transfer or transportation of troops, war material and equipment, or for such other purposes connected with the emergency as may be needful or desirable.
Page 719 - ... it shall be the duty of any district attorney 6f the United States to whom the commission may apply to institute in the proper court and to prosecute under the direction of the Attorney General of the United States all necessary proceedings for the enforcement of the provisions of this act...
Page 132 - UNITED STATES SENATE, COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE COMMERCE, Washington, DC The committee met at 10 o'clock am, pursuant to adjournment on yesterday, in room 212, Senate Office Building, Senator James E.
Page 267 - He may give these directions at and for such times as he may determine, and may modify, change, suspend, or annul them, and for any such purpose he is hereby authorized to issue orders...
Page 694 - The President, in time of war, is empowered, through the Secretary of War to take possession and assume control of any system or systems of transportation or any part thereof, and to utilize the same, to the exclusion as far as may be necessary of all other traffic thereon, for the transfer or transportation of troops, war material and equipment, or for such other purposes...
Page 615 - At a General Session of the Interstate Commerce Commission, held at its office In Washington, DC, on the 19th day of May AD 1914.
Page 178 - States is hereby formally declared; and that the President be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States...
Page 179 - Until and except so far as said Director shall from time to time otherwise by general or special orders determine, such systems of transportation shall remain subject to all existing statutes and orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and to all statutes and orders of regulating commissions of the various States in which said systems or any part thereof may be situated.
Page 280 - Until and except so far as said director shall from time to time by general or special orders otherwise provide, the boards of directors, receivers, officers, and employees of the various transportation systems shall continue the operation thereof In the usual and ordinary course of the business of common carriers, in the names of their respective companies.
Page 116 - ... such shipments of commodities as, in his judgment, may be essential to the national defense and security shall have preference or priority in transportation by any common carrier by railroad, water, or otherwise.

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