51st Annual Propeller Club Convention And 1977 American Merchant Marine Conference Set For Galveston, Texas, Oct. 10, 11, 12, 13 And 14

"The American Merchant Marine— Lifeline to Peace and Progress" is the theme of the 51st Annual National Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States and the 1977 American Merchant Marine Conference, which will be held October 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, 1977, at the Moody Civic Center in Galveston, Texas.

The general convention co-chairmen are Wallace R. Hogan, assistant vice president, Designers & Planners, Galveston, and William H. Johnson, vice president- Marine, Commonwealth Oil Refining Co., Inc., San Antonio, Texas.

Conference chairman is John T. Gilbride, chairman, Todd Shipyards Corporation, New York, N.Y.

Pre-Convention Agenda October 10 — Monday — Preconvention Golf Tournament, Galveston Country Club; 9 a.m., Buses depart from the hotels; 10:30 a.m., Tee-Off Time; Post Tournament Reception and Awards.

October 11 — Tuesday — Pre- Convention 12-noon luncheon — National Board of Governors and National Executive Committee; 1:30 p.m., Joint Meeting — National Board of Governors and National Executive Committee; 2-9 p.m., Registration; 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Early Arrivals Reception — R e f r e s h m e n t s , heavy hors d'oeuvres, dancing.

Agenda October 12 — Wednesday — 7:45 a.m., Women's Propeller Club Port Presidents Breakfast Meeting, Holiday Inn; 9 a.m., Women's Propeller Club Meeting, Holiday Inn; 9 a.m., Opening of the Convention—Welcomes: Wallace R. Hogan, general convention c o - c h a i r m a n ; William H.

Johnson, general convention cochairman; L.B. Prino, president, Propeller Club of Galveston; Lloyd A. Strickland, national president, The Propeller Club of the United States, vice president, Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., New Orleans, La.; 9:15 a.m., First Convention Business Meeting, Presiding: Lloyd A. Strickland, national president.

11:30 a.m., Buses depart from the Moody Center for Ladies Luncheon at Ashton Villa, followed by a historical tour of Galveston; 11:15 a.m., Luncheon Reception; 12 noon, Port of Galveston Luncheon, Presiding: Charles S. Devoy, Port Director, Galveston; Welcome: the Honorable John G. Unbehagen, Mayor of Galveston; Introduction: Lloyd A. Strickland, national president; Speaker: the Honorable Jack Brooks, Chairman, Committee on Government Operations, U.S.

House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

2 p.m.-4:45 p.m., First Conference Session. Presiding: John T.

Gilbride, conference chairman; 2 p.m., Conference Panel. "Rising Tide of Maritime Regulation and A d m i n i s t r a t i o n , " Moderator: W.M. Amoss Jr., president, Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., New Orleans, La. Panelists: "Shipping Regulation on the International Scene," the Honorable Richard J.

Daschbach, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, D.C.; "Conflicting Maritime Policies and Regulations," Ernest J. Corrado, Chief Counsel, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.; "Expansion of Maritime Promotional Activities," Robert E.

O'Brien, president, Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., New York, N.Y.

3:30 p.m., Conference Panel.

"American Shipbuilding — National Security and Welfare," moderator: Edwin M. Hood, president, Shipbuilders Council of America, Washington, D.C. Panelists: "Myths and Facts About American Shipyards," John F.

Sullivan, president, Bath Iron Works Corporation, Bath, Maine; "Adequacy of the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Mobilization Base," Ralph W. Cousins, president, Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va.; "U.S. Shipbuilding—An Economic Force," C. Larry French, president, National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif.; "Recent Influences on Shipyard Activities," Leonard Erb, president, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.

6:30 p.m.-l a.m., National President's Reception—Refreshments, heavy hors d'oeuvres, dancing.

October 13—Thursday—7 a.m., Port Secretaries Breakfast, Flagship; 9 a.m., Women's Propeller Club Meeting, Holiday Inn; 9 a.m.-ll:45 a.m., Second Conference Session. Presiding: John T.

Gilbride, conference chairman; 9 a.m., Conference Panel. "Merchant Marine Safety and Oil Pollution," Moderator: O.R. (Buddy) Menton, general manager, Marine Division, Exxon Company, U.S.A., Houston, Texas. Panelists: "Marine Safety and Inspection Standards in U.S. Waters," Adm. Owen W. Siler, USCG, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, D.C.; "A Ship Pilot's View of Navigation Problems," Capt. Ernest J. Clothier, president, American Pilots Association, Washington, D.C.; "Role of Satellites in Maritime Shipping," Dr. William J.

Thaler, Director, Office of Telecommunications, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C. 10:30 a.m., Conference Panel.

"Domestic Waterborne Shipping — Under Fire," Moderator: R.J. Pfeiffer, president, Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, Calif. Panelists: "Waterway User Taxes and Locks & Dam 26 on the Mississippi—Two Separate Issues," Frank T. Stegbauer, chairman, American Waterways Operators, Memphis, Tenn.; "Great Lakes Shipping— A Vital Lifeline," the Honorable James L. Oberstar, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.; "Coordination in Domestic Transportation Policies for Progress," William C.

McNeal, consultant, Water Transportation, New Orleans, La.

11:30 a.m., Ladies Luncheon and Style Show, Holiday Inn; 11:45 a.m., Luncheon Reception; 12:30 p.m., American Marine Industries Luncheon. P r e s i d i n g : William H. Johnson, convention co-chairman. Introduction: James J. Reynolds, president, American Institute of Merchant Shipping, Washington, D.C. Speaker: the Honorable Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary for Maritime Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

6 p.m.-l a.m., Galveston Port Western Dance at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island. Refreshments and Dinner—Transportation provided to and from hotels.

October 14 — Friday — 8 a.m., Women's Propeller Club Board of Governors; 9 a.m., Women's Propeller Club Business Meeting; 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Third Conference Session. Presiding: John T. Gilbride, conference chairman; 9 a.m., Conference Panel. "Maritime Industry—More than Shipping," Moderator: Thomas B.

Crowley, president, Crowley Maritime Corporation, San Francisco, Calif. Panelists: "Fishing — A National Resource," Robert W.

Schoning, Director, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.; "Offshore Industry— Progress—Past and Present," Paul L. Kelley, vice president, Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas; "Marine Manufacturers Role in Marine Industry," Frederick W. Hassett, marketing manager, Westinghouse Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif. 10:30 a.m., Conference Panel. "Cargoes—Survival for American Flag Shipping," Moderator: Thomas J. Smith, president, Farrell Lines Incorporated, New York, N.Y. Panelists: "Energy Transportation Policy," Shannon J. Wall, president, National Maritime Union of N.A., New York, N.Y.; "The American Shipper and American Ships," Marc Haines, vice president- Orient Operations, Mattel Toys, Inc., Hawthorne, Calif.; "U.S.

Flag Shipping — Cargo Equity," M. Lee Rice, president and chief executive officer, Ogden Transportation Corp., New York, N.Y.

11:45 a.m., Luncheon Reception.

12:30 p.m., American Merchant Marine Conference Luncheon.

Presiding: Wallace R. Hogan, convention co-chairman. Conference Summary and Introduction: John T. Gilbride, conference chairman.

Speaker: the Honorable John M. Murphy, Chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 2:30 p.m., Final Convention Business Meeting. Presiding: Lloyd A.

Strickland, national president.

6 p.m., Banquet Reception. 7 p.m.-l a.m., Annual Banquet of The Propeller Club of the United States and the American Merchant Marine Conference (Black tie preferred). Dining, Refreshments, Dancing and Entertainment.

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