Federal Operation of Transportation Systems: Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives, Sixty-fifth Congress, Second Session, on H. R. 8172. January 8 to 29, 1918

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - Railroads - 950 pages
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Page 119 - District, which may require or involve the employment of laborers or mechanics shall contain a provision that no laborer or mechanic doing any part of the work contemplated by the contract in the employ of the contractor or any subcontractor contracting for any part of said work contemplated shall be required or permitted to work more than eight hours in any one calendar day upon such work...
Page 250 - That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial German Government which has thus been thrust upon the United 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 250 - 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 connected with the emergency as may be needful or desirable.
Page 251 - 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. But any orders, general or special, hereafter made by said Director shall have paramount authority and be obeyed as such.
Page 250 - Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson. President of the United States, under and by virtue of the powers vested in me by the; foregoing resolutions and statute, and by virtue of all other powers thereto me enabling, do hereby, through Newton D.
Page 779 - What the company is entitled to demand, in order that it may have just compensation, is a fair return upon the reasonable value of the property at the time it is being used for the public.
Page 88 - ... every system of transportation and the appurtenances thereof located wholly or in part within the boundaries of the continental United States and consisting of railroads, and owned or controlled systems of coastwise and inland transportation, engaged in general transportation, whether operated by steam or by electric power, including also terminals, terminal companies and terminal associations, sleeping and parlor cars, private cars and private car lines...
Page 471 - ... at such times and in such manner as the secretary of state may direct ; and the directors, officers, and servants of any such railroad shall obey the directions of the secretary of state as to the user of such railroad or plant as aforesaid for her majesty's service.
Page 514 - A railroad is a public highway, and none the less so because constructed and maintained through the agency of a corporation deriving its existence and powers from the State. Such a corporation was created for public purposes. It performs a function of the State.
Page 251 - But nothing herein contained, expressed or implied, or hereafter done or suffered hereunder shall be deemed in. any way to impair the rights of the stockholders, bondholders, creditors, and other persons having interests in said systems of transportation or in the profits thereof, to receive just and adequate compensation for the use and control and operation of their property hereby assumed.

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