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Department of Commerce and Labor

Light-House Board

Washington

ATJ. File No. 1053.

16 Sept., 1904

Commander C. G. Calkins, U. S. N.,

Inspector 13th L. H. District,

Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 6 Sept., '04, asking the probationary appointment of Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head, Oreg., Light-Station, the Board states that it does not appear that Mr. Ludescher is eligible for probationary appointment. The eligible list in this Office gives the names of Messrs. George O.T. Knudsen, Clifford B. Hermann and Charles Justen, with higher rating than that of Mr. Ludescher, in addition to the two persons named in your letter who declined appointment at New Dungeness, Wash., Light-Station, on account of the lack of suitable quarters for their families.

The Board requests you to make further recommendation or to state whether any of the persons named have declined appointment, and if so to send their letters of declination to this Office.

Respectfully,

[signature]

Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary

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Department of Commerce and Labor

Light-House Board

Washington

ATJ.

File No. 1053.

Two inclosures.

1 Oct., 1904.

The Honorable,

The Secretary of Commerce and Labor.

Sir:

The Board has the honor to ask the probationary appointment of Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper of Yaquina Head, Oreg., Light-Station, with pay at the rate of $500.00 a year, in the place of Mr. William P. Ford, promoted.

Mr. Ludescher has passed the required Civil Service examination and obtained a rating of 87.4 per cent.

At this station there are not suitable quarters for the family of a Second Assistant Keeper and it is necessary to appoint a man without family or one who understands that no accomodations will be provided for his family. Mr. Ludescher has accepted nomination for this position with this understanding.

Mr. Otto Hansen declined appointment to New Dungenese, Wash. Light-Station, on account of lack of suitable quarters and his letter of declination was inclosed to the Department on 18 July, '04, recommending the appointment of Mr. Louis A. Pattersen.

Mr. Cornelius W. Stidham declined appointment at New Dungeness, Wash., Light-Station for the same reason. His letter of declination is inclosed herewith.

Mr. George O. T. Knudsen declined appointment at Desdamona Sands, Oreg., Light-Station, on account of sickness in his fam-

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ily. His letter of declination is inclosed herewith.

Respectfully,

[signature]

Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary

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Form 140

NOTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT

Department of Commerce and Labor

Light-House Board

Washington

BED

File No. 1053

18 Oct., 1904.

Mar. W. O. Langritt, U. S. A.,

Engineer, 13th Light-House District,

Portland, Ore.

Sir:

The Board states that, by letter of 4 Oct., '04, the Honorable the Secretary of Commerce and Labor has appointed Mr. Michael Ludescher, Second Assistant Keeper of Yaquina Head, Ore., Light-Station, to date from 4 Oct., '04, with pay at the rate of $550.00 a year, in place of Mr. William P. Ford, promoted.

Respectfully,

Captrain, U.S.M.,

Naval Secretary.

Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A.,

Engineer Secretary

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Department of Commerce and Labor

LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD

Washington

ATJ.

File No. 1053.

1 Nov., 1904.

The Honorable,

The Secretary of Commerce and Labor.

Sir: -

Referring to Department letter of 14 Oct., '04, appointing Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head, Oreg., Light-Station, to date from 4 Oct., '04, with pay at the rate of $550 a year, the Board has the honor to ask that he be given a temporary appointment at the same rate of pay from 13 Sept., '04, to the date of his probationary appointment.

The Inspector of the 13th Light-House District, on receipt of the Board's letter transmitting the probationary appointment of Mr. Ludescher, informed this Office that it was necessary to place Mr. Ludescher on duty on 13 Sept., '04, without waiting for the recipt of his appointment. The Board has to-day written that Inspector telling him that it should have been reported at once when he found it necessary to place Mr. Ludescher on duty so that the appointment could have been made to take effect upon that date.

Respectfully,

[signature]

Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary

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Department of Commerce and Labor LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington

ATJ File No. 1052.

1 Nov., 1904.

Commander L. C. Heilner, U.S.N., Inspector 13ths L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:Referring to your letter of 26 Oct., '04, the Board states that it has to-day asked the Department for the temporary appointment of Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head, Oreg., Light-Station, from 13 Sept., '04 to the date of his probationary appointment. The Board requests that hereafter, whenever a recommendation is made for the appointment of a Keeper and no date is fixed, if it becomes necessary to put him on duty before the receipt of his appointment, you at once inform this Office of the date on which he entered on duty that it may be reported to the Department. Respectfully, C. ??? ??? Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Department of Commerce and Labor

LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD

Washington

ATJ.

File No. 1053.

One Inclosure.

7 Nov., 1904.

Commander L.C. Heilner, U. S. N.,

Inspector 13th L. H. District,

Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your letter on 26 Oct., '04, the Board incloses herewith Department letter of 13 Sept., '04, appointies Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head, Oreg., Light-Station, from 13 Sept., '04, to 8 Oct., '04, with pay at the rate of $550.00 a year. This appointment will cover the time that Mr. Ludescher was employed prior to his probationary appointment.

Respectfully,

[signature]

Chief Clerk

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Department of Commerce and Labor LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington

H B File No. 1053.

5 May, '05.

Major W. C. Langfitt, U. S. A., Engineer 13ths L. H. District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir: The Board at its session on 1 May, '05, considered your letter of 22 April, '05, recommending an increase from $4,000 to $5,000 of the proposed appropriation for the construction of a keeper's dwelling at Yaquina Head, Oregon, Light Station, when it was decided to be inadvisable to increase the amount already asked for in previous annual reports. It was further decided that the plans for this work ought to be so scaled down as to make the amount required $4,000, as previously recommended. The Board authorizes you to do change the plans for this dwelling as to make its cost $4,000, or less. Respectfully, ??? Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Department of Commerce and Labor LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington 14 September, 1905.

File No. 1053

The Engineer, 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: As recommended in your letter of 6 September, 1905, the Board authorizes you to make the repairs at the Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, at an estimated cost of $455.00, the work to be done under your direction, by persons in your employ and by the purchase of the necessary materials in accordance with existing regulations. The above-named work is to paid for from funds heretofore allotted you from the appropriation, Repairs & Incidental Expenses of Lighthouses, 1906. Respectfully,

Lieut.,Col.,Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., Engineer Secretary.

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Department of Commerce and Labor LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington 27 August, 1906.

File No. 1053

The Engineer Thirteenth L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: As recommended in your letter of 22 August, 1906, the Board authorizes you to make the repairs at the Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, at an estimated cost of $500.00, the work to be done under your direction, by persons in your employ, and by the purchase of the necessary materials in accordance with existing regulations. The above-named work is to be paid for from funds heretofore allotted you from the appropriation, Repairs &c., of Light-Houses, 1907.

Respectfully, ??? Colonel, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., Engineer Secretary.

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