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ment of Agriculture, and for transfer to such other agencies of the Federal Government as the Secretary of Agriculture may request to cooperate or assist in carrying out the provisions of this Act. (Aug. 11, 1939, 53 Stat. 1407; 15 U. S. C., sec. 713a-7.)

699-11. Use of Transferred Funds of Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation. That in carrying out the provisions of clause (2) of section 32 of the Act approved August 24, 1935 (49 Stat. 774), as amended, the Secretary of Agriculture may transfer to the Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation, which Corporation is hereby continued, until June 30, 1942, as an agency of the United States under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture, such funds, appropriated by said section 32, as may be necessary for the purpose of effectuating said clause (2) of section 32: Provided, That such transferred funds, together with other funds of the Corporation, may be used for purchasing, exchanging, processing, distributing, disposing, transporting, storing, and handling of agricultural commodities and products thereof and inspection costs, commissions, and other incidental costs and expenses, without regard to the provisions of existing law governing the expenditure of public funds and for administrative expenses, including rent, printing and binding, and the employment of persons and means in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, such employment of persons to be in accordance with the provisions of law applicable to the employment of persons by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.

În carrying out clause (2) of section 32, the funds appropriated by said section may be used for the purchase, without regard to the provisions of existing law governing the expenditure of public funds, of agricultural commodities and products thereof, and such commodities, as well as agricultural commodities and products thereof purchased under the preceding paragraph hereof, may be donated for relief purposes. (June 28, 1937, 50 Stat. 323, as amended Feb. 16, 1938, Title II, sec. 204, 52 Stat. 38; 7 U. S.C., sec. 612c note; 15 U.S. C., sec 713c.)

699–12. Annual report of Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation.The Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation shall submit to Congress on the first day of each regular session an annual report setting forth a statement of the activities, receipts, and expenditures of the Corporation during the previous fiscal year. (June 28, 1937, 50 Stat. 323, as amended Feb. 16, 1938, Title II, sec. 204, 52 Stat. 38; 7 U. S. C., sec. 1293 ; 15 U.S. C., sec. 713c-1.)

899–13. Same; purchase and distribution of surplus fishery products.That any part of the funds not to exceed $1,500,000 per year, transferred by the Secretary of Agriculture to the Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation created under and to carry out the provisions of section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (49 Stat. 774), as amended, may also be used by such Corporation for the purpose of diverting surplus fishery products (including fish, shellfish, mollusks, and crustacea) from the normal channels of trade and commerce by acquiring them and providing for their distribution through Federal, State, and private relief channels: Provided, That none of the funds made available to the Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation under this Act shall be used to purchase any of the commodities designated in this Act which may have been produced in any foreign

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country. The provisions of law relating to the acquisition of materials or supplies for the United States shall not apply to the acquisition of commodities under this Act. (Aug. 11, 1939, sec. 1, 53 Stat. 1411; 15 U. S. C., sec. 713c-2.)

699–14. Same; use of funds to promote commerce in domestic fishery products. (a)* From the fund authorized to be transferred by section i hereof, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to transfer to the Secretary of the Interior sums as follows to be maintained in a separate fund, $75,000, which shall be used by the Secretary of the Interior to promote the free flow of domestically produced fishery products in commerce by conducting a fishery educational service; and $100,000, which shall be used by the Secretary of the Interior to develop and increase markets for fishery products of domestic origin. (Aug. 11, 1939, sec. 2, 53 Stat. 1412; 15 U. S. C., sec. 713c-3.)

PRODUCTION, MARKETING, AND USE OF BITUMINOUS COAL

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NOTE.—Paragraphs 700 and 701 of Laws Applicable, 1935, were repealed by section 20 (a) of Public, No. 48, Seventy-fifth Congress, approved April 26, 1937, 50 Stat. 91 ; 15 U. S. C., sec. 850, upon appointment of consumers' counsel and a majority of the members of the National Bituminous Coal Commission therein provided for. Paragraphs 700 and 701, below, have been substituted from the new act.

700. Labor relations

Organization and collective bargaining. (a) It is hereby declared to be the public policy of the United States that

(1) Employees of producers of coal shall have the right to organize and to bargain collectively with respect to their hours of labor, wages, and working conditions through representatives of their own choosing, without restraint, coercion, or interference on the part of the producers.

(2) No producer shall interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of their said rights, nor discharge, or discriminate against any employee for the exercise of such rights.

(3) No employee of any producer and no one seeking employment with him or it shall be required as a condition of employment to join any association of employees for collective bargaining in the manage ment of which the producer has any share of direction or control.

Purchase by government from violators of labor rights forbidden. (b) No coal (except coal with respect to which no bid is required by law prior to purchase thereof) shall be purchased by the United States, or by any department or agency thereof, produced at any mine where the producer failed at the time of the production of such coal to accord to his or its employees the rights set forth in subsection (a) of this section.

Cancellation of contracts with producers violating labor rights. (c) Oil the complaint of any employee of a producer of coal, or other interested party, the Commission may hold a hearing to determine whether any producer supplying coal for the use of the United States or any agency thereof, is complying with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section. If the Commission shall find that such producer is not complying with such provisions, it shall certify its findings to the department or agency concerned. Such department or agency shall

*So in original. There is no subsec. (b).

thereupon declare the contract for the supply of the coal of such producer to be canceled and terminated.

Laws unaffected. (d) Nothing contained in this Act or section shall be construed to repeal or modify

the provisions of the Act of March 23, 1932 (ch. 90, 47 Stat. 70), or of the Act of July 5, 1935 (ch. 372, 49 Stat. 449), known as the National Labor Relations Act, or of any other Act of Congress regarding labor relations or rights of employees to organize or bargain collectively, or of the Act of June 30, 1936 (ch. 881, 49 Stat. 2036.) (Apr. 26, 1937, sec. 9, 50 Stat. 87; 15 U. S. C., sec. 839.)

701. Duration of Bituminous Coal Act.—This Act shall cease to be in effect (except as provided in section 13 of the Revised Statutes) and any agencies and offices established thereunder shall cease to exist on and after four years from the date of the approval of this Act. (Apr 26, 1937, sec. 19, 50 Stat. 90; 15 U. S. C., sec. 849.)

701–1. Tax on coal.

Exemption of Government agencies; maximum tax. (a) There is hereby imposed upon the sale or other disposal of bituminous coal produced within the United States when sold or otherwise disposed of by the producer thereof an excise tax of 1 cent per ton of two thousand pounds.

Sales to governmental divisions; exemption from minimum tax. (e) The tax imposed by subsection (a) of this section shall not apply in the case of a sale of coal for the exclusive use of the United States or of any State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, or any political subdivision of any of them, for use in the performance of governmental functions. Under regulations prescribed by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, a credit against the tax imposed by subsection (a) of this section or a refund may be allowed or made to any producer of coal in the amount of such tax paid with respect to the sale of coa) to any vendee, if the producer has in his possession such evidence as the regulations may prescribe that such coal was resold by any person for the exclusive use of the United States or of any State, Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, or any political subdivision of any of them, for use in the performance of governmental functions. (Apr. 26, 1937, sec. 3, 50 Stat. 75; 15 U. S. C., sec. 830 (a), (e).)

701–2. Access to data of Governmental agencies.-All data, reports, and other information in the possession of any agency of the United States in relation to coal shall be available to the Commission and to the office of the consumers' counsel for the administration of this Act. (Apr. 26, 1937, sec. 4, Part II, 50 Stat. 81; 15 U. S. C., sec. 833 (f).)

CONSERVATION

THE NATIONAL PARKS, MILITARY PARKS, MONUMENTS, AND

SEASHORES

739–1. Park, parkway and recreational-area programs; study by National Park Service; consent of States; purpose; cooperation of Government agencies. That the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary") is authorized and directed to cause the National

Park Service to make a comprehensive study, other than on lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture, of the public park, parkway, and recreational-area programs of the United States, and of the several States and political subdivisions thereof, and of the lands throughout the United States which are or may be chiefly valuable as such areas, but no such study shall be made in any State without the consent and approval of the State officials, boards, or departments having jurisdiction over such lands and park areas. The said study shall be such as, in the judgment of the Secretary, will provide data helpful in developing a plan for coordinated and adequate public park, parkway, and recreational-area facilities for the people of the United States. In making the said study and in accomplishing any of the purposes of this Act, the Secretary is authorized and directed through The National Park Service, to seek and accept the cooperation and assistance of Federal departments or agencies having jurisdiction of lands belonging to the United States, and may cooperate and make agreements with and seek and accept the assistance of other Federal agencies and instrumentalities, and of States and political subdivisions thereof and the agencies and instrumentalities of either of them. (June 23, 1936, sec. 1, 49 Stat. 1894; 16 U.S.C., sec. 17k.)

739-2. Establishment of Blue Ridge Parkway; administration. That hereafter all lands and easements conveyed or to be conveyed to the United States by the States of Virginia and North Carolina for the right-of-way for the projected parkway between the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, together with sites acquired or to be acquired for recreational areas in connection therewith, and a right-of-way for said parkway of a width sufficient to include the highway and all bridges, ditches, cuts, and fills appurtenant thereto, but not exceeding a maximum of two hundred feet through Government-owned lands as designated on maps heretofore or hereafter approved by the Secretary of the Interior, shall be known as the Blue Ridge Parkway and shall be administered and maintained by the Secretary of the Interior through the National Park Service, subject to the provisions of the Act of Congress approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535), entitled "An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes”, the provisions of which Act, as amended and supplemented, are hereby extended over and made applicable to said parkway: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized, with the concurrence of the Secretary of the Interior, to connect with the parkway such roads and trails as may be necessary for the protection, administration, or utilization of adjacent and nearby national forests and the resources thereof: And provided further, That the Forest Service and the National Park Service shall, insofar as practicable, coordinate and correlate such recreational development as each may plan, construct, or permit to be constructed, on lands within their respective jurisdictions which, by mutual agreement, should be given special treatment for recreational purposes. (June 30, 1936, 49 Stat. 2041; 16 U. S. C., sec. 403i.)

739–3. Secretary of Agriculture authorized to connect national forest roads and trails to Natchez Trace Parkway; cooperation with Interior Department.--That all lands and easements heretofore and hereafter conveyed to the United States by the States of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee for the right-of-way for the projected parkway between

Natchez, Mississippi, and Nashville, Tennessee, together with sites acquired or to be acquired for recreational areas in connection therewith, and a right-of-way for said parkway of a width sufficient to include the highway and all bridges, ditches, cuts, and fills appurtenant thereto, but not exceeding a maximum of two hundred feet through Government-owned lands (except that where small parcels of Government-owned lands would otherwise be isolated, or where topographic conditions or scenic requirements are such that bridges, ditches, cuts, fills, parking overlooks, and landscape development could not reasonably be confined to a width of two hundred feet, the said maximum may be increased to such width as may be necessary, with the written approval of the department or agency having jurisdiction over such lands) as designated on maps heretofore or hereafter approved by the Secretary of the Interior, shall be known as the Natchez Trace Parkway and shall be administered and maintained by the Secretary of the Interior through the National Park Service, subject to the provisions of the Act of Congress approved August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535), entitled “An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes", the provisions of which Act, as amended and supplemented, are hereby extended over and made applicable to said parkway: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized, with the concurrence of the Secretary of the Interior, to connect with said parkway such roads and trails as may be necessary for the protection, administration, or utilization of adjacent and nearby national forests and the resources thereof: And provided further, That the Forest Service and the National Park Service shall, insofar as practicable, coordinate and correlate such recreational developments as each may plan, construct, or permit to be constructed, on lands within their respective jurisdictions, which, by mutual agreement, should be given special treatment for recreational purposes. (May 18, 1938, sec. 1, 52 Stat. 407; 16 U. S. C., sec. 460.)

739–4. Location of parkways.—For the construction and maintenance of parkways, to give access to national parks and national monuments, or to become connecting sections of a national parkway plan, over lands to which title has been transferred to the United States by the States or by private individuals, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $6,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940, and the sum of $8,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941: Provided, That hereafter the location of such parkways upon public lands, national forests, or other Federal reservations shall be determined by agreement between the department having jurisdiction over such lands and the National Park Service. (June 8, 1938, sec. 8, 52 Stat. 635; 16 U. S. C., sec. 460b.)

739–5. Mount Rushmore Memorial Act; title.—That this Act may be cited as the "Mount Rushmore Memorial Act of 1938." (June 15, 1938, sec. 1, 52 Stat. 694.)

739-6. Same; commission created.—That a commission is hereby created and established, to be known as the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission (hereafter referred to as the commission), to consist of twelve members, who shall be appointed by the President. The members shall serve at the pleasure of the President, who shall fill all vacancies that from time to time occur. Any six members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. No member of the Com

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