Report of the National Flood Relief Commission, 1931-1932

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD , by T. V. Soong, Chairman.
CHAPTER I--THE FLOOD OF 19311- 10
Cause of the Flood-Discharge of the Yangtze during the 1931 Flood--Maximum Gauge Heights--Extent of the Flood--Other Flooded Areas--Comparison with the Mississippi Flood of 1927--Seriousness of the Flood--Theoretical Maximum Water Level Had Dykes Not Broken-- Methods of Protection--Summary of Situation.
CHAPTER II--ORGANIZATION AND FINANCE11- 23
Creation of the Commission--Organization of the Commission-- Collection of Information as to the Flood--Financial Arrangements-- Public Subscriptions--Wheat Purchase Negotiations--Italian Indemnity Remission--Flood Relief Bonds--Customs Surtax--Credit Arrangements --Appointment of Director General--Further Development in Organization.
CHAPTER III--WHEAT AND ITS DISTRIBUTION24- 62
Trans-Pacific Movement--Bags and Bagging--Up-river Movement-- Transfer from Ocean to River Vessels--Wharf and Storage Facilities, Shanghai--Programming Up-river Shipments--Demurrage--Dispatch Mone -- Cost of Up-river Movement -- Field Organization -- District Personnel -- District Storage -- Sub-depot Storage -- 7 Storage Costs -- Handling Costs--Allocations and Deliveries--Transport--Rail Transport -- Water Transport Costs -- Total Cost -- Grain Exchange -- Final Distribution--Wheat Certificates--Finance--Accounts--Accounting for Grain--Unit of Weight--Scales--Grain Accounting Procedure--Wastage--Conclusion: Accuracy of Allocations, Costs, Liquidation.
CHAPTER IV-EMERGENCY RELIEF AND INSPECTORATE63- 91
Inspection--Early Relief Work0--Organization by Districts--Hunan Organization--Hupeh Organization--Relief Periods--Allocation of Resources--Allocation within Districts--Refugee Problem--Refugee Camps --Shelter--Numbers Relieved in Camp--Dispersal--Mortality in Camp-- Orphanages--Kitchens--Village Relief Organization--Lists of Recipients --Distribution--Amount of Distribution--Numbers Relieved--End of

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Report of the National Flood Relief Commission, 1931-1932
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Table of Contents v
  • Foreword xi
  • Chapter I - The Flood of 1931 1
  • Chapter II - Organization and Finance 11
  • Chapter III - Wheat and Its Distribution 24
  • Chapter IV - Emergency Relief and Inspectorate 63
  • Chapter V - Farm Rehabilitation 92
  • Chapter VI - Engineering and Labour Relief 104
  • Chapter VII - Hygiene and Sanitation 146
  • Chapter VIII - Conclusion 184
  • Appendices 197
  • Index 307
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