EMERGENCY IN WATER TRANSPORTATION OF THE UNITED STATES
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By the President of the United States of America
WHEREAS, Congress did by “An Act to Establish a United States Shipping Board for the purpose of encouraging, developing, and creating a naval auxiliary and naval reserve and a merchant marine to meet the requirements of the commerce of the United States with its Territories and possessions and with foreign countries; to regulate carriers by water engaged in the foreign and interstate commerce of the United States; and for other purposes”, approved 5th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and forty-first.
By the President: