The Annual Report of the Secretary of Commerce
The first annual report submitted December 16, 1913, "being the eleventh annual report of so much of the former Department of commerce and labor as is now included within the Department of commerce," contains an outline of the work of the department. Another issue is dated 1914.
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Page iii - Congress and to the President stating in detail the cases it has heard, the decisions it has rendered, the names, salaries, and duties of all employees and...
Page 115 - The bureau has official responsibilities in connection with many branches of the Federal Government, as well as with certain national organizations. Thus, the director is ex officio chairman of the Federal Specifications Board and of the National Screw Thread Commission, and a member of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and the National Research Council. He is serving this year as president of the American Society for Steel Treating and of the Annual Conference on Weights and Measures,...
Page 19 - The major purposes of this compact are to provide for the equitable division and apportionment of the use of the waters of the Colorado Klver system ; to establish the relative importance of different beneficial uses of water; to promote interstate comity : to remove causes of present and future controversies : and to secure the expeditious agricultural and industrial development of the Colorado Hiver basin,' the storage of its waters, and the protection of life and property from floods.
Page 109 - This committee shall visit the bureau at least once a year, and report to the Secretary of Commerce upon the efficiency of its scientific work and the condition of its equipment.
Page 12 - The bureau has cooperated in an investigation on headlighting under the auspices of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce.
Page 134 - In all creeks, streams, or rivers, or in any other bodies of water in Alaska, over which the United States has jurisdiction, in which salmon run, and in which now or hereafter there exist racks, gateways, or other means by which the number in a run may be counted or estimated with substantial accuracy, there shall be allowed an escapement of not less than 50 per centum of the total number thereof. In such waters the taking of more than 50 per centum of the run of such fish is hereby prohibited. It...
Page iii - Department to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce, the mining, manufacturing, shipping, and fishery industries, the labor interests, and the transportation facilities of the United States...
Page 20 - ... agricultural and industrial development of the Colorado River Basin, the storage of its waters, and the protection of life and property from floods. To these ends the Colorado River Basin is divided into two Basins, and an apportionment of the use of part of the water of the Colorado River System is made to each of them with the provision that further equitable apportionments may be made. Article II. As used in this compact : (a) The term "Colorado River System" means that portion of the Colorado...
Page 37 - Mines" of section 1 of the Act of July 19, 1919 (41 Stat. 200; 40 USC 118); (26) the first sentence of section 5 of the Act of March 4, 1915 (38 Stat. 1161; 41 USC 26); (27) the third paragraph under the heading "Interstate Commerce Commission" of section 1 of the Act of August 1, 1914 (38 Stat.
Page 114 - The present lighthouse depot at Portsmouth, Va., is entirely inadequate to the needs of the fifth district, both in area and in water front. This is the principal depot of one of the largest lighthouse districts and is the headquarters for five tenders and two light vessels during the greater part of the year. The aggregate length of these vessels is over 1,000 feet; the total wharf frontage is only 445 feet, of which over 200 feet is in a narrow slip available for small light-draft vessels only.