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Owned Urged as
Key to Problem
3,317 Slrel VtwI. Plying
Sea in 1920 ISiinilifr
Drop to 117 in
By A. D. LASKER.
Tli complrtion of the govern
ment's shipbuilding program found it
with the following lied:
Mstus of I'mtrd State shipping
board fleet at delivery of last ves
sel, May 13. I'i2:
No It. W. T.
'Mnr ami cargo 1 ix.lll
, ,rf .: I.TtMl
t.(ri.rlof I II. W!
T01.lt . 1.411 ia.lsl.IIO
No. It. W. T.
-ri M 171.141
Tuss tS ........
No. II. W. T.
Through the agency of the Emer
gency r Icet corporation, (whose
' ttock it owned by the Shipping
board, representing the national gov
ernment) the ships originally intend
ed for war purposes were, at the con
; elusion of the war, under mandate
of congress, immediately put into
operation by and under the govern
ment, to meet America's peace time
At the height or its operations,
', October, 1920, the shipping board had
; 1,317 steel ships plying between our
shores and those of foreign markets.
: With the decline whicti has come in
THK DKU: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, JUNK 7. 1922.
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North the Rio Grande
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Continuous Dally Starting at t P. M.
A Satisfying Show of
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Himself, is Hia Success,
OF INVESTING ia frequently to
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THE JtEAL INVESTOR makea cer
tain hia capital ia safe and then
endeavors to secure the highest
possible tat contingent on that
INVEST TODAY where your money
will earn 6. dividends quar
terly, with first mortgages on
homes aa security.
ASSETS ..... $9,556,000
RESERVE .... 406,700
Ilia AND HARNEY 33 YEARS IN OMAHA
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Does not her independence then be
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r Ljdia E. Pinkhara's Vegetable Com-
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i world trade we aie now tMv Hi
operating 447 atcvl ships, of a loul of
.1, '.7J.01 4 dradweiiitit tons, and have
v.U steel ships, ol a total uf 0,4:,JlO
tons, tied up.
l or the purposes of the future, in
surveying the government's fleet, we
may eliminate the wooden ships, the
creation of which, to my mind, wA a
colossal error that even war cannot
forgive. Certainly the then admicis
trillion had ample warning through
lien. Oocthals of the tragedy of waste
the wooden ship program entailed.
The wooden ship program to date
cost over f JUO.UOO.OUO, with unliquid
ated claims still to be adjudicated,
and nude practically no contribution
to either war or peace carriage. They
rightly deserve the ridicule which has
been heaped on them.
Thus, the government's problem of
temporary operation and ultimate dis
position is involved in the 1.430 steel
ships which it possesses.
Hard Competition Abroad.
When shipping board operation
were at their height American ves
sels carried 45 per cent of the value
of our in-and-out foreign com
merce. Today with business de
pressed, we are carrying but 35 per
rent; this is due largely to the fact
that in tiroes of sore depression the
nations with either or both old es
tablished lines and lower standards
of living make it hard for us to
However, the 447 steel ships the
government is operating today are
covering practically every trade route
in the world, insuring constant ac
cess to the markets available for the
products of America.
Immediately after the close of the
j war lud 4e imt ptred the gov
ernment !- there is no doubt that
Irtik-Ms woulil have niel cveu
higher than they did; and today were
Anient s government owneq ton
natie withdrawn from the seas our
traders would pay increased tolls to
foreign owners. So we must re
member that while the operation of
the fleet it costing us millions, it is
saving us millions in freights and in
suring us continuous relations with
What Board Costa Today.
The Shipping board including ad
ministrative expense,' cost of tieup
and maintenance of its unused fleet,
and the operation of over 400 ships
it being run at a casit outlay to tne
treasury approximating $50,000,000
annually. This does not take into ac
count the cost of the ships and con
sequent capital charges,
It it true that overhead would not
be greatly increased if the operation
of more ships were needed to take
care of America's trade. But my ex
perience at chairman of the Shipping
board has caused me to realize, as I
never realized before, that govern.
ment operation it at poiton ivy in
the garden of industry.-
Throueh check and balances re
quired under government ownership,
I initiative on the part ol tmloyr i,
in large uua.utr, killed or foi bidden.
J hat inspiration wlm.li comes
through pi out and the building (or
one' sell (or the future is utterly
lacking. So, in the combined lack of
initiative and inspiration, there is not
created that vision which it necessary
(or permanent upbuilding.
Private Owner Did Better.
1 do not want to D understood as
insinuating that the Shipping board
it not today making a very good
operation of the ships it it running.
Jn itt early history, however, because
of the vast fleet it had to run without
properly trained organization, the
result! obtained were by no meant
those produced by private owner
thin; and no one will so argue.
But I will aver that under the
Harding administration the shipping
Weak at June B to II, Inclusive.
Large Class ol Avaloa Crap Drink,
Two Lars Dslkloua Sugar Cookiae,
Choice ol Special Ham or Caeeee Sane-
wUb ALL FOR 10c
ALL SIX RESTAURANTS
Loard't operation has become com
pilable to the h-t operations ol
privately owned ship, ll is a blind
American who, at equal prices, with
service comparable to the best, fails
to give overwhelming preference to
hit government owned ships, for tlyy
are the best insurance he has of sure
carriage to his overseas customers
until private American ownership
comrt into being.
The point 1 wish to emphasize,
though, is that government owner.
ship, while today satisfactory for im
mediate need, is not building up (or
the future, and is overly costly in its
operations at all timet.
While we are losing (50.000,000 an
nuaiiy in cash, in operation, we are
NOW is the time for that first
dip of the season into the
clean, fresh waters of the big
gest, most beautiful lake within
many miles of this city.
HOP on the Street Car, a few
minutes ride, then hurry
across the lake in a speedy elec
tric launch, and into a bathing
suit kept clean and ready for
and then And Then!
A ANY OTHER ATTRACTIONS invite you, in-l-1
eluding the comfortable, lakeside dance pa
vilion; the rides, the games, the free and fully
equipped picnic park, playground, free movies,
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and remember Admission is Free!
THE ORPHEUM PLAYERS
A Riot of Laugbtor
Mats. TuM.-Tku.-SaU Sa-SSc
"The Broken Wing"
Sao lbs Aeroplane Crash
Coo last Spot In Oinsha
Built for Omahana' Outdoor
Brlnf your baakat and enjoy your
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and 4ry, clean and sanitary.
Biff Spectacular Comedy
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Swim Dance Ride
AT KRUG PARK
NORMA "The Safely
Wanda Hawley Harrison Ford
"A Pair of Silk Stockings"
wearing ttiit the llret. an4 ill the
i-oiif.e of a lew years it will be of no
worth. Nowhere have I heard any
voice suggesting that the govern
ment build further merchant ships,
and only through private ownership
can we see hope of renewals and ad
ditions that will be needed.
So while at the moment we are
not only justified but our national
need demands that we continue the
sjd losses of operation of the ship
ping bo4rd until we can work out a
national policy that will insure lite
passage of the fleet into private
hands, we have no excuse for not im
mediately tackling our problem and
The main factors of our problem
are, what kind of merchant marine
do we require for war needs; how
can we use the government-owned
fleet m nucleus of these nerd?
!.... :.(.... 1 1, Iiaa offered tr r
icwi " . Mr i
congress a program of legislation
which will provide the solution. )
In toy nest article I tball discus
our war needs in merchant marine.
Ilk rush article Into aorta UI
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