Seamen's Bill of Rights
Cornelius J. Duffy,
17, Scotch Plains, NJ
After I finish high school I'd like to go to college
so I could teach mathematics. I won't be able to do that unless Congress
gives us the Seamen's Bill of Rights.
Ziagos, 16, Linden, NJ
If a seaman gets killed ... Admiral Land wants to give the seaman's
family regular payments after the $5,000 runs out... I want to go back
Merle Milton, 16,
I'm planning to stay at sea... I want to go to officers' school... maybe
I'll get a master's license
...look at Captain Hugh Mulzac on the SS Booker T. Washington.
John S. Robinson,
28, Pitcairn, PA
I'm planning to buy about 10 acres and raise chickens. Under the Seamen's
Bill of Rights the government would loan me some money to do that...
my family would have medical care...
Mariners received no government
help in finishing their education or starting a samll business.