RMS Samaria II Passenger List 24 July 1936

Front Cover - 24 July 1936 Passenger List, RMS Samaria II, Cunard Line

Cabin Passenger List for the RMS Samaria of the Cunard Line, Departing Friday, 24 July 1936 from Liverpool to Boston and New York via Belfast and Greenock, Commanded by Captain J. McRostie.

Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain: J. McRostie
  2. Chief Engineer: H. V. Chatterton
  3. Chief Officer: E. M. Fall, D.S.C., R.D., R.N.R
  4. Surgeon: C. E. S. Harris
  5. Purser: T. L. Evans
  6. Chief Steward: F. Beattie
  7. Senior Assistant Purser : A. E. Martin

List of Cabin Passengers

  1. Mr. W. H. Ackland
  2. Miss C. M. Allen
  3. Mr. W. V. Ambler
  4. Mr. W. N. Angus
  5. Mr. H. W. Arnold
  6. Mr. Clifford Atkinson
  7. Mrs. Atkinson
  8. Mr. J. L. Batchelder
  9. Mrs. Mary Beetham
  10. Mr. K. B. Bond
  11. Mrs. Bond
  12. Mr. R. B. Bond
  13. Mr. W. B. Bond
  14. Mrs. M. Burrell
  15. Mrs. F. D. Burt
  16. Rev. H. L. Cawthorne
  17. Mrs. Cawthorne
  18. Rev. T. J. Connor
  19. Rev. David H. Craig
  20. Rt. Rev. Matthew Creamer
  21. Miss E. E. Croot
  22. Mr. T. G. Davies
  23. Rev. W. H. Dewart
  24. Mrs. Dewart
  25. Mr. W. H. Dewart, Jr.
  26. Miss E. Dewart
  27. Mr. Robert E. Dineen
  28. Mr. W. G. Douglas
  29. Mr. B. Draut
  30. Mrs. Draut
  31. Miss Anna Draut
  32. Miss Margaret Draut
  33. Mr. John Duncan
  34. Mr. William Duncan
  35. Mr. A. Elias
  36. Miss H. G. Farnum
  37. Miss H. M. Ferree
  38. Mr. George A. Frank
  39. Mr. George Karr
  40. Mr. J. Hamilton Kelley
  41. Miss S. Kelley
  42. Mrs. M. F. King
  43. Mr. J. G. Kinghan
  44. Mr. David Gunn
  45. Mr. J. Guthrie
  46. Mr. Edward B. Hill
  47. Mrs. Hill
  48. Mr. R. Hills
  49. Miss C. H. Holt
  50. Miss Margaret G. Hulst
  51. Mr. G. E. Jackson
  52. Dr. Stephen G. Jones
  53. Mrs. Jones
  54. Mr. H. C. Jones
  55. Mrs. Jones
  56. Miss Pauline Jones
  57. Miss Evelyn Jones
  58. Mr. George Larsen
  59. Mrs. A. Larsen
  60. Mrs. P. G. Lauman
  61. Miss A. C. Lauman
  62. Mr. Mort Levin
  63. Mrs. Levin
  64. Mr. A. H. Lightbourn
  65. Mr. G. H. Lusk
  66. Mrs. Lusk
  67. Mr. Peter J. Mahon
  68. Miss E. Marks
  69. Mrs. Wm. Marshall
  70. Mrs. E. Maxtone-Graham
  71. Master P. L. Maxtone-Graham
  72. Master M. I. Maxtone-Graham
  73. Master J. K. Maxtone-Graham and Nurse
  74. Mr. Hubert Osborne
  75. Mrs. M. E. Parham
  76. Mr. F. Parrington
  77. Mrs. Parrington
  78. Master R. Parrington
  79. Miss J. C. Paterson
  80. Mr. A. F. Pollock
  81. Mrs. Pollock
  82. Mr. R. Scott
  83. Mrs. Scott
  84. Mrs. I. W. Sewell
  85. Mr. T. B. Simpson
  86. Mr. H. E. Slawson
  87. Miss E. B. Speakman
  88. Mr. Lewis D. Spence
  89. Mrs. L. Star
  90. Miss Alice E. Store
  91. Mr. W. Sutherland
  92. Mrs. Sutherland
  93. Mr. J. Sutherland
  94. Miss C. Sutherland
  95. Miss E. Sutherland
  96. Mr. H. A. Todd
  97. Mrs. Mary E. Tucker
  98. Mr. H. H. Ragg
  99. Mr. J. C. W. Reid
  100. Mrs. Reid
  101. Mr. Charles Nelson Udall
  102. Mr. R. W. Roberts
  103. Mr. A. Rose
  104. Mr. F. W. Whiteley
  105. Mrs. Whiteley
  106. Mr. F. P. Wohnlich
  107. Mrs. Wohnlich

Recovery of U.S. Head Tax.

Passengers who desire to claim refund of Head Tax are required to comply with the following :-
1. Temporary visitors to the United States should state in Question 24 on the U.S. Declaration Form, which should be completed at the time of booking. that they intend to leave the United States within a period of 60 days from the date of entry.

Note.—If a passenger states on the Declaration Form that the intended stay is to be in excess of 60 days, and later through unforeseen circumstances leaves within the prescribed period, United States Law stipulates that Head Tax is not recoverable.

2. Application should be made to the Purser of the Westbound steamer for receipt covering the United States Head Tax paid. This is necessary to facilitate refund of the Head Tax after Passengers have left the United States.

3. Passengers should apply to the United States Immigrant Inspector at the port of arrival for Head Tax Transit Certificate (United States Form 514) without which form no refund of Head Tax will be considered by the United States Immigration Authorities, even though Passengers should leave the United States within 60 days and would otherwise be entitled to refund of the Head Tax under existing United States law.

4. Refund of Head Tax will only be made by the United States Authorities when completed Forms 514 are filed with them within a period of 120 days from the date of entry into the United States as shewn on the top right-hand corner of the United States Form 514. No application for refund of Head Tax will be considered by the United States Authorities after the expiry of such period.

Although the period of time between arrival at a Canadian port and departure from the United States may exceed 60 days, this does not necessarily mean that persons in this category are prohibited from securing refund of Head Tax, so long as the actual period spent in the U.S. does not exceed 60 days.

The application for refund, however, must be filed with the U.S. Immigration Authorities within 120 days of the actual date of crossing the border from Canada into the United States.

Passengers returning to Europe in Cunard White Star steamers may—on presentation of the necessary documents—viz.: —Transit Certificate Form 514 completed, and the Company's receipt for Head Tax paid—obtain refund of Head Tax from the Purser, providing the Passengers have left the U.S. within the prescribed period of 60 days, and the completed Form 514 can be filed with the U.S. Authorities within 120 days of entry into the United States.

Refund of Head Tax is also subject to strict compliance with the above procedure.

General Information for Passengers.

Meals will be served as follows :—

When One Sitting When Two Sittings

Breakfast ... from 8:00 am 8:00 am and 9:00 am
Luncheon ... 1:00 pm 12-15:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Dinner ... 7-30 pm 6:30 pm and 7:45:00 pm.

Morning Soup and Afternoon Tea will be served on Deck and in the Public Rooms at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm respectively.

Automobiles. In order to facilitate Customs clearance uncrated automobiles must be included on the U.S. Declaration Form.

Baggage. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Purser or ship's Baggage Master.

U.S. Customs. All Passengers are required to make a declaration of personal baggage for the U.S. Customs authorities at New York.

Blank declaration forms are obtainable from the Purser. Returning residents of the United States must declare all articles acquired abroad but wearing apparel and personal effects taken overseas from the U.S. in the first case are entitled to be passed free of duty upon return.

An exemption of $100.00 worth of purchases is allowed each returning resident, subject to certain conditions which will be detailed by the Customs officer. Visitors may take in free of duty wearing apparel and personal effects not intended for sale, but must declare all articles not included in this category.

Severe penalties are imposed upon persons who make false declarations as to value, ownership or use of articles or who attempt to bribe or recompense a Customs officer.

Customs Examination. All articles liable to Customs duty must be declared. Any passenger who is in doubt should see the Purser or Baggage Master who will provide the latest information available.

On arrival baggage will be grouped alphabetically in Customs shed for examination. To help the passing and claiming of baggage Passengers should have one of the Company's labels, bearing the initial letter of their surname, affixed to each piece. The bedroom stewards have
a supply of these labels and will affix them prior to landing.

It is for Passengers themselves to see that all their baggage is passed by the Customs authorities on landing, and they are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs shed, otherwise delay and extra charges for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying Passengers directly from the ship.

Checking baggage on arrival at New York. Facilities are available whereby Passengers may arrange with the ship's Baggage Master for the transfer of their baggage from the Company's pier in New York to any point in Greater New York, Jersey City and Hoboken, including railroad terminals, hotels, residences, express companies or warehouses.

Passengers are thus relieved of this detail after disenbarking. Rates and further information regarding this service can be obtained at the Purser's office.

Baggage in Bond. Passengers en route to destinations outside the U.S.A. may have their checked baggage forwarded " In Bond " to a frontier point under Customs manifest without examination of the contents by a Customs officer at New York. The Purser or Baggage Master will be pleased to supply information.

Baggage Insurance. Passengers are recommended to insure their baggage as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with the terms of the passage contract. Baggage Insurance carrying worldwide cover can be arranged through the Purser's office.

Barber and Hair Dresser. The ship carries a well-equipped Barber's Shop and competent Hairdresser.

Catering. Passengers are invited to advise the Head Waiter of their preference in the matter of diet and cooking and they can be assured of every attention to their wishes. Cooks of various nationalities are included in the kitchen personnel. It is suggested that Passengers order their meals in advance, and the aforementioned official will readily assist Passengers in making their choice.

Cuisine. Nous demandons aux passagers de bien vouloir faire connaitre au Maitre d'Hatel leur preference comme cuisine ou regime; la plus grande attention sera apportee a leur donner satisfaction. Le personnel des cuisines comprend des Chefs de diverses nationalites. Les passagers sont invites a bien vouloir commander leur menu a l'avance, le maitre d'hôtel est a leur entiere disposition pour les guider dans leur choix.

Cheques. Passengers are advised that the Purser cannot accept private cheques.

Changes in Accommodation. The Purser alone is authorized to make changes in accommodation and may only do so on payment of any difference in fare which may be required according to the Company's current tariffs.

Complaints. Passengers entertaining any cause for complaint are requested to communicate particulars to a responsible officer in the ship, so that an opportunity may be afforded to adjust matters.

Deck Chairs, Cushions and Rugs are available for hire and can be obtained through the Deck Steward at the price of 5/-each article.

(Each rug is contained in a sealed ertvelope and bears a serial number worked into the material, thus enabling Passengers to identify their own rugs).

Dogs. Passengers are notified that dogs should be handed over to the care of the live-stock attendant and that they are not allowed in Public Rooms or on the Passenger Decks.

Exchange of Money. For the convenience of Passengers the Purser is able to exchange a limited amount of English, U.S. and Canadian money at rates which will be advised on application.

Fire Precautions. Passengers are specially requested to exercise care in disposing of cigar and cigarette ends and matches and to make use of the receptacles provided for the purpose in the different parts of the ship, in view of the serious consequences which can arise from carelessness in this respect. Throwing lighted cigarettes, etc., overboard should also be avoided.

Fire and Lifeboat Stations. Passengers are earnestly requested to acquaint themselves with the notice in the staterooms regarding lifeboat and fire stations.

The Captain specially appeals to Passengers to assist him by promptly mustering at their appointed stations at all times when passenger boat station muster is being held.

Only by immediate attendance at this important muster can Passengers obtain the necessary instructions which are so vital to the well-being of all on board. The co-operation of every passenger is earnestly desired.

Importation of Liquor. A considerable quantity of liquor imported in the baggage of Passengers is purchased " in bond " at a price below the regular market value in the country of purchase and for that reason attention is called to the fact by the Collector, U.S. Customs Service, that the above market value must be ascertained and declared by the passenger instead of the price actually paid.

Landing Arrangements. The Purser will furnish Passengers with a small card, detailing the landing arrangements, before arrival.

Landing Cards. It is necessary that Passengers present their landing cards, together with passports to the immigration Inspector for endorsement before leaving the ship.

Library. The ship has a fully-equipped library and Passengers are invited to borrow the volumes—no charge will be made.

Mail. Passengers who may expect letters, postal packages, etc., should apply at the Purser's office, and also leave their addresses so that any mail, etc., arriving after they have landed, can be re-directed.

Passage Tickets. Passengers are requested to hand their passage tickets to their bedroom stewards as soon as possible after embarkation.

Payments. Passengers should obtain a receipt on the Company's form for any payments made on board for additional passage money, rugs, chairs, excess baggage, etc.

Portholes. As it is dangerous for Passengers to handle the ports they are requested to ask the bedroom steward to open and close the ports in the staterooms as may be desired.

Professional Gamblers are reported as frequently traveling in Atlantic ships and Passengers are warned to take precautions accordingly.

Radio and Cable Messages. Information and rates will be supplied by the Radio office.

Radio Receivers and Electrical Apparatus. Private radio receivers or other electrical apparatus must not be operated or connected to the ship's electrical supply circuits without official approval, applications for which should be made to the Purser. Passengers using loud-speakers are requested to avoid disturbing their fellow Passengers.

Return Accommodation. For the convenience of those Passengers who may be returning from the United States or Canada to Europe and who have not yet made the necessary arrangements the Purser will be pleased to radio for any accommodation required. This will enable Passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the ship and will consequently save them time and trouble after landing.

Rotarians traveling by this ship are invited to inspect the Rotary Register at the Purser's office and subscribe their names. The Purser will be glad, providing circumstances permit, to arrange an informal meeting during the voyage.

Special Notice for Round Trip Passengers.

All Passengers holding return tickets are requested to communicate with the most convenient Company's office, if possible at least a week in advance of their intended sailing from the United States or Canada, so that the necessary formalities may be arranged in connection with their passage.

If for any reason the holder of a return ticket should be unable to travel by the sailing shown thereon, immediate advice should be given to the nearest Company's office, so that any accommodation held can be released and new reservation made in sailing selected.

Departure From America—U.S. Sailing Permit. All Passengers other than U.S. citizens require to obtain a sailing permit or income tax clearance prior to departure from the United States.

This document can be obtained without difficulty from the Collector of Internal Revenue in each district, or on personal application, with passport and passage ticket a day or two before sailing, at Room 131, U.S. Custom House, foot of Broadway, New York City.

The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges for his services, subject to the approval of the Captain.

A Registered Nurse is on board, whose services are available as necessary under the direction of the ship's Surgeon.

Taxicabs can be hired at the New York piers. It is suggested to Passengers for their own protection that Terminal Cabs, which come within the pier gates, afford comfort and protection for Passengers and their baggage at reasonable rates.

Travel Information. The Purser's office is at the disposal of Passengers for furnishing detailed information concerning ship, rail or air connections and arrangements can be made for tickets and reservations to be obtained.

Upper Berths. Passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in and out of same on applying to the Steward or Stewardess.

Valeting Service. A Clothes pressing room, in charge of an expert attendant, is provided and work of this kind will be carried out for Passengers at the following charges :—

Gentlemen s. d. Ladies s. d.
Lounge and Dress Suits ... 2 6 Suits, Costumes, Coat, Frocks or Dresses ... 2 6
Coats ... I 3 Dress Coats and Plain Cloaks 2 6
Skirts ... I 3
Trousers and Breeches ... I 3
Special charges for :-
Overcoats—heavy ... 2 3 Garments—Velvet, Silk or
light ... I 9 pleated Fancy Dress, Blouses and Scarves.

Valuables. In their own interests Passengers are advised not to leave articles of jewellery and other valuables lying about. Articles not required for frequent wear may be deposited with the Purser and will be placed in an envelope sealed in the presence of the passenger for custody in the ship's safe. A receipt will be given but no liability as to contents can be accepted.

Passengers are advised to protect themselves by insurance, which can be arranged on board on application to the Purser.

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