Advisory Conference on the Subject of Making Passenger Vessels More Secure from Destruction by Fire: Held in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce, Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 1916, Volume 1, Page 266

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Page 41 - ... promptitude is shown by all concerned, and demanding the use of fireboats with specially designed and extraordinarily powerful equipment. Fill these sheds with every sort of combustible material imaginable : hogsheads of resin, bales of cotton, crated furniture, barrels of pitch, stacks of dry goods, and such unconsidered trifles as a few boxes of celluloid toys and novelties, and can the mind of man conceive a collection of heterogeneous merchandise more calculated to provide the wherewithal...
Page 3 - ... April 7, 1917, for use on the upper Mississippi River, with the publication of soundings, channel reports, and other bulletins of interest to rivermen, has effected a decided improvement and has proven satisfactory to commercial lines operating on the river. Copies of the Department's pamphlet entitled "Advisory Conference on the Subject of Making Passenger Vessels More Secure from Destruction by Fire" were distributed to the district officers and to each vessel in the Service.
Page 9 - ... will answer all questions of that nature. Mr. LANHAM. I beg your pardon; I just wanted to get the information while the thought was fresh in my mind. Mr. FISH. I wish now to present to the committee Mrs. Walter Howe, who is an accomplished musician herself. The CHAIRMAN. Very well, Mrs. Howe, we will be very glad to hear what you have to say. STATEMENT OF MRS. WALTER HOWE Mrs. HOWE. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee, I have very little to say. I think there should, indeed, be such a...
Page 13 - An allotment was made to the forest products laboratory of the Department of Agriculture, at Madison, Wis...
Page 41 - ... rapidity, rendering abortive any efforts on the part of the fire department unless the greatest promptitude is shown by all concerned, and demanding the use of fireboats with specially designed and extraordinarily powerful equipment. Fill these sheds with every sort of combustible material imaginable : hogsheads of resin, bales of cotton, crated furniture, barrels of pitch, stacks of dry goods, and such unconsidered trifles as a few boxes of celluloid toys and novelties, and can the mind of man...
Page 44 - As has been pointed out, a good-sized fire will produce temperatures of from 1,800 to 2,000 F., and a fire which has a particularly large amount of material to feed it, and good draft conditions, will develop temperatures up to 2,200. Some fires are authentically known to have gone higher than that. When we consider that concrete begins to dehydrate at 500, and that steel beyond 1,000 to 1,200 loses its strength rapidly, and at about 1,700 is incapable of sustaining its own weight,...
Page 14 - Naval Architect, Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va.
Page 44 - ... of water. It has since, by order of the State Fire Marshal, been fully equipped with standpipes, hose, chemicals, pails and other fire-fighting apparatus. It was said " Why, it is a fireproof building, it cannot burn." It did, however. There is too much confidence placed in fireproof buildings. A " furnace " is fireproof exactly the same as a building is fireproof, but the contents of each will burn fiercely just the same and produce ofttimes many million dollars' loss and untold lives be sacrificed.
Page 41 - ... stacks of dry goods, and such unconsidered trifles as a few boxes of celluloid toys and novelties, and can the mind of man conceive a collection of heterogeneous merchandise more calculated to provide the wherewithal for a conflagration and matter enough to assuage the thirsty pens of all the newspaper reporters in the town? Yet this represents an...
Page 31 - ... of the road and he meets a pleasure boat and blows a whistle to pass. If the other fellow does not know the rules, the whistle would mean very little to him. Mr.

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