Transport: Seamen's Seminar

Main objective of the U. S. Maritime Commission in its task of reviving the U. S. merchant marine is the construction of at least 500 new ships in the next ten years. To man these ships, the commission wants well-trained men. In his straight-from-the-shoulder critique of U. S. shipping last year, Joseph Patrick Kennedy, then commission chairman, recommended Government-run training schools for seamen as one sure way of insuring a skilled personnel. At this suggestion the warring factions of U. S. marine labor stopped making faces at one another long enough to make...

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