The Enid Daily Eagle. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 221, Ed. 1 Sunday, May 15, 1910 Page: 1 of 8

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THE ENID DAILY EAGLE.
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To May 21st, 1910 :
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Live Topics Of N&tiomaJ Interest From The NatiosamE
Washington, May 14.—With the
reorganization of the various
brandies of the treasury depart-
ment, announcement is to be made
shortly of a complete reorganiza-
tion of the life saving service. Not
only does Secretary Mac Veagh of
the treasury consider that this ser-
\ice is a most important one, but
he has taken steps for its improve-
ment. He has drafted a bill to be
introduced in congress which if
parsed will place the service on a
pension basis. The bill contem-
plates two propositions; first to
create a retired list for superin-
tendents of life saving districts,
keepers of life saving stations and
members of life saving crews, con-
stituting the field force of the ser-
vice; and second, to provide a
graduated scale of increase in sal-
aries for the same officers and
men, based on length of service.
In speaking of the subject, Mr.
Mac Veagh said. "I think some
such provision is indispensable to a
thoroughly efficient service, be-
cause of the reluctance of superior
officers to deprive of their means
to support worthy subordinates who
have expended the best years of
their lives in the faithful service
of the government. Justice both
to the employes and to the public
service demands it. Our nation,
notwithstanding its reputed great
wealth and liberality in expendi-
tures, is the only one of the lead-
ing nations of the world that has
not made some provisions of this
kind for employes who have be-
come incapacitated in its service.
The trend of public sentiment in
this direction in our country is un-
mistakable, as shown by the ac-
tion of our great universities, our
principal municipalities and many
of our large corporations. So gener-
ally is this course being adopted by
our best managed railroads and
other progressive and powerful cor-
porations, that the conclusion
seems irresistible that it has not
been dictated by considerations of
humanity alone, but is regarded
a. a sound economic and business
policy."
A record of events has shown
that similar measures have been
introduced in congress during the
last 30 years. In 1880 a bill
granting pensions to certain offic-
ers and enlisted men of the Life
Saving Service was unanimously
reported from the committee on
pensions of the house, as was one
several years later, hut neither
measure reached a vote.
A contention, hitherto advanced
by some members of congress in
opposition to such a measure, is
that the granting of retirement
pensions to the life saving service
would operate as an entering
wedge in the creation of a pension
list for the benefit of the civil em-
ployes of the government generally
and their opposition to the admis-
sion of this principle, finally re-
sulted in the reporting and pas-
sage of a bill increasing the com-
pensation of the field force of the
service.
According to a carefully comput-
ed table, Secretary Mac Veagh
shows that the increased cost of
maintaining the service by the
enactment of a retirement bill,
based on the present actual force
of the service would be; for the
retirement feature alone. $173,000,
and for the longevity increase of
pay $243,700 per annum.
Under the provision of a con-
gressional act of May 4, 1882, Sec-
retary Mac Veagh says the life sav-
ing service made strictly a non-
partisan-service. By reason of this
fact is definitely removed from the
field of political patronage and the
duties of its employes, being of an
unusually arduous and dangerous
nature, the service was naturally
the first to suggest itself to the
public mind as deserving of a pen-
sion or its disabled and superna-
nauted members.
Data on file at the treasury de-
partment. shows that the dangerous
nature of the service, risk of
death, injury and disease incurred
Jy the life saver, is not less than
that of the United States soldier
or sailor. While the life saver is
in much less danger in time of
actual war, he is more so in time
of peace. Extra hazard is incurred
by the soldier and sailor only at
intervals of many years, while the
perils of the life saver run
through the entire period of peace
us well as war. Every enlistment
cf the life saver is entered with
:he certainty of exposure to ex-
traordinary danger, while the vast
majority of those who enlist in
the army or navy do so with
scarcely a prospect of incurring the
dangers of war service.
In hi-? recommendations to Unit
ed States Senator Prye, who is to
Introduce the bill in the senate,
Mr. Mac Veagh says in part; "The
life saver's habitudes and course
of life are very similar to those of
the soldie- and sailor. He un-
listed for a specified term of ser-
vice after a rigid phyjiical examina-
tion, to wire!, is added a profes-
sional one not required of either
the soldier or the sailor, is subject
.t" iigid dis.ipliih, to constant
guard duty, and the performance
of daily drills, and, when occasion
requires, to do battle. The nightly
patrol, involving long difficult and
wearisome marches in all condi-
tions of weather, is one of the
especially hardships and exposure
which finds no parallel.
In time of war the life saving
stations are almiratly &da?.cd for
military outposts or pickets. This
fact was so apparent at the out-
break of the Spanish-American war
that, upon the request- and recom-
mendation of the secretary of the
navy, congress passed a special act,
directing that the stations upon
the Atlantic and Gulf coast be
kept open and manned for active
service during the months of June
and July, when otherwise they
would have been closed for the 6ole
purpose of co-operating with the
navy. They rendered aid of great
importance by advising the navy
department of the movements of
government vessels by means of the
service telephones, it was the
life saving service which first re-
ported the arrival of the battleship
Oregon from its journey from San
Kranciseo to the eastern coast. Had
the Spanish vessels seriously
threatened the coast, the service
of these stations crews would havo
been invaluable in making prompt
discovery of their appearance."
In conclusion, Mr. Mac Veagh
states that "the foregoing would
seem to justify the grant by con-
gress of the same rates and condi-
tions of retirement that are al-
lowed to the army and the navy
and the Revenue Cutter Service,
and ought to dispel in the minds of
the opponents of the general and
apprehension that the passage of
such a bill could bo cited as a prec-
edent for such extension."
"The second feature of the bill
is to increase the pay of surfmen
keepers and district superintend-
ents ten per cent for each five
>cars service, not to exceed forty
per cent. It is intended as a rec-
ognition of the increased values of
a man's services as ho gains ex-
perience in and knowledge of his
profession, a flat rate of pay the
(Continued on Pa;je Twelve),

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Drummond, W. I. The Enid Daily Eagle. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 221, Ed. 1 Sunday, May 15, 1910, newspaper, May 15, 1910; Enid, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc144429/m1/1/ocr/: accessed May 20, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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