Franklin D. Roosevelt

Proclamation 2051—Emergency Board, Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas Railway Company-Employees

July 26, 1933

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas the President, having been duly notified by the Board of Mediation that disputes between the Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas Railway Company, a carrier, and certain of its employees represented by

Order of Railway Conductors;
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen;
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers;
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen;

which disputes have not been heretofore adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, now threaten substantially to interrupt interstate commerce within the States of Louisiana and Texas, to a degree such as to deprive that section of the country of essential transportation service;

Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, and by virtue of and under the authority in me vested by Section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, do hereby create a board to be composed of three (3) persons not pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railway employees or any carrier, to investigate and report their findings to me within 30 days from this date.

The members of this board shall be compensated for and on account of such duties in the sum of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars for every day actually employed with or upon account of travel and duties incident to such board, from which will be deducted fifteen per cent. (15%) as provided in Public No. 2, 73d Congress, Approved March 20, 1933. The members will be reimbursed for and they are hereby authorized to make expenditures for expenses of themselves and of the board, including traveling expenses and in conformity with Public No. 212, 72d Congress, Approved June 30, 1932, 11:30 a.m., not to exceed five ($5.00) dollars per diem for expenses incurred for subsistence.

All expenditures of the board shall be allowed and paid for out of the appropriation "emergency Boards, Railway Labor Act, May 20, 1926, 1933 and 1934" on the presentation of itemized vouchers properly approved by the chairman of the board hereby created.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this 26th day of July in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-eighth.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2051—Emergency Board, Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas Railway Company-Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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