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LETTER OF AUGUST 16, 1955 (EMERGENCY FUND FOR INTERNATIONAL
AFFAIRS] (WAIVER OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW]
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, August 16, 1955. DEAR MR. STREIBERT:
The Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1956, appropriated $5,000,000 for the "Emergency Fund for International Affairs.” As set forth in my letter to you of September 15, 1954, it is my intention that this fund be used to extend U. S. participation in international trade fairs and to demonstrate to peoples of other countries our accomplishments in the cultural field both through direct Government activities and by means of assistance and encouragement to private groups. It is also my desire that this fund be used for projects of all kinds that will demonstrate in a dramatic and effective manner the excellence of our free enterprise system as reflected in our products and our cultural values.
I hereby designate you the coordinator of the appropriations made to date under the title "Emergency Fund for International Affairs." These appropriations are available for allocation by you among the agencies which are participating or may participate in the program. These agencies will submit their requests for apportionment of allocations directly to the Bureau of the Budget. I shall continue to look to you for the preparation of a quarterly report of expenditures for me to transmit to the Congress as required by law.
I wish to emphasize that these funds are to be used solely for expenses directly chargeable to approved projects or to administrative expenses of the program. Direct administrative expenses chargeable to the program should be kept to a minimum and agency overhead should be met from the general funds of the participating agencies.
In order that this emergency program may proceed as expeditiously as possible, and pursuant to authority contained in the Acts appropriating these funds, I hereby delegate to the agencies using funds allocated to them under this letter the power to expend them in their dis
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cretion for items that will further the general purposes set out above and without regard to the following provisions of law:
(a) Section 3648 of the Revised Statutes, as amended; 60 Stat. 809, as amended (31 U. S. C. 529) (advance of funds).
(b) Sections 302–305 of the Act of June 30, 1949 (Federal Property and Administrative Services Act), c. 288; 63 Stat. 393-396 (41 U. S. C. 252-255) (competitive bids; advances).
(c) Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (41 U. S. C. 5) (competitive bids).
(d) Section 3710 of the Revised Statutes (41 U. S. C. 8) (opening of bids).
(e) Section 2 of the Act of March 3, 1933, c. 212; 47 Stat. 1520 (41 U. S. C. 10a) (Buy American Act).
(f) Section 3735 of the Revised Statutes (41 U. S. C. 13) (contracts limited to one year).
(g) Section 901 of the Act of June 29, 1936, c. 858; 49 Stat. 2015 (46 U. S. C. 1241) (Travel of U. S. employees on U. S. ships).
(h) Section 1009 of the Act of January 27, 1948, c. 36, as amended; 62 Stat. 14 (22 U.S. C. 1440), to the extent necessary to permit the Department of State to participate in this program without regard to the provisions of Section 1001 of said Act of January 27, 1948, 62 Stat. 13, as amended (22 U. S. C. 1434). (Special personnel security provisions relating to activities under the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 and applicable to all such international activities carried on under the jurisdiction of the Department of State.)
(i) Section 16a of the Act of August 2, 1946, c. 744; 60 Stat. 810 (5 U. S. C. 78) (hiring automobiles and aircraft).
(j) Section 322 of the Act of June 30, 1932, c. 314; 47 Stat. 412 (40 U. S. C. 278a) (rental of buildings).
(k) Section 1 of the Act of June 20, 1878, c. 359, as amended; 20 Stat. 216, as amended (44 U. S. C. 322); and Section 3828 of the Revised Statutes (44 U, S. C. 324) (advertising).
(1) Section 87 of the Act of January 12, 1895, c. 23, as amended; 28 Stat. 622,
as amended (44 U. S. C. 111) (printing termine that the waiver of the requireby G. P. O.).
ments of law referred to in this This supersedes my above mentioned paragraph is in furtherance of the purletter of September 15, 1954.
poses of Public Law 860, approved Sincerely,
August 1, 1956.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Director, U. S. Information Agency, Honorable THEODORE C. STREIBERT, Washington 25, D. C.
Director, U. S. Information Agency,
Washington 25, D. C. LETTER OF AUGUST 21, 1956 (PRESIDENT'S SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL
LETTER OF DECEMBER 27, 1956 PROGRAM]
(U. S. PARTICIPATION IN BRUSSELS UNI(WAIVER OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW]
VERSAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION,
(WAIVER OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW] DEAR MR. STREIBERT:
THE WHITE HOUSE, As you know, the "International Cul
Washington, December 27, 1956. tural Exchange and Trade Fair Partici- DEAR MR. SECRETARY: pation Act of 1956" became Public Law With respect to United States partici860, 84th Congress, on August 1, 1956. pation in the Brussels Universal and It is my intention to issue in the very International Exhibition, 1958, as aunear future an Executive order imple- thorized by the International Cultural menting this Act, which will appro- Exchange and Trade Fair Participation priately delegate the powers and duties Act of 1956 (Public Law 860, 84th Conconferred upon me by the Act.
gress, approved August 1, 1956), I hereby The Supplemental Appropriation Act, determine, pursuant to authority vested 1957, Public Law 814, 84th Congress, in me by section 8 of that Act, that the appropriated $5,900,000 under the head performance of functions without regard "President's Special International Pro- to the following additional provisions of gram” to carry out the provisions of law and limitations of authority is in Public Law 860. The Second Supple- furtherance of the purposes of said Act: mental Appropriation Act, 1957, Public
(1) That part of section 3734 of the Law 855, 84th Congress, appropriated
Revised Statutes, as amended, now codian additional $4,000,000 under this head
fied in section 267 of title 40 of the United for United States participation in the
States Code (40 U. S. C. 267) (restrictions Universal and International Exposition
on buildings; approval of sketch plans; of Brussels, 1958, as authorized by Sec
changes; limit of cost). tion 3 (c) of Public Law 860.
(2) Section 1 of the act of August 24, In order that this program may pro
1935, 49. Stat. 793 (40 U. S. C. 270a) ceed as expeditiously as possible, you are
(bonds of contractors for public buildhereby authorized to allocate the funds
ings). thus appropriated. Until the issuance of
(3) Provisions contained in section 1 the Executive order mentioned above, the
of the act of October 22, 1913, 38 Stat. provisions of my letter to you of 212 (5 U. S. C. 54) (publicity experts). August 16, 1955, regarding the appor
(4) The Civil Service Act of January tionment of funds and the power of the
16, 1883, 22 Stat. 403, as amended (5 operating agencies to expend these funds U. S. C. 632 et seq.), and other civil serywithout regard to certain provisions of ice laws, and the Classification Act of law as specified therein, shall continue 1949, as amended (employment and comin effect. These funds may be also ex- pensation of personnel). pended without regard to the limitations (5) (a) Standardized Government of Section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 Travel Regulations, (b) rates of per diem (5 U. S. C. 55a) on the employment of allowances in lieu of subsistence expenses experts and consultants. I hereby de- under the Travel Expense Act of 1949, as
amended (5 U. S. C. 835-842), and (c) 1 See Letter of August 16, 1955, supra. section 10 of the act of March 3, 1933, 47
Stat. 1516, as amended (5 U. S. C. 73b) (travel expenses).
(6) Sections 189 and 365 of the Revised Statutes (5 U. S. C. 49 and 314, respectively) (employment of attorneys or counsel and payment of fees therefor), except with respect to litigation involving an interest of the United States.
Waivers of provisions of law and of limitations of authority coming into existence by reason of the foregoing determination shall be deemed to be additional to those heretofore existing under my letters of August 16, 1955, and August 21, 1956,’ to the Honorable Theodore C. Streibert, Director of the United States Information Agency.
All waivers of statutes and limitations of authority effected above should be utilized in a prudent manner and as sparingly as is feasible. Suitable steps should be taken to insure that result, including, as may be appropriate, the imposition of administrative limitations in lieu of the waived statutory requirements and limitations of authority. Sincerely,
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Washington 25, D. C.
the American Red Cross is close to the hearts of all who are concerned with the welfare of others. Federal employees and military personnel have demonstrated this fact through their splendid record of contributions to the Red Cross.
The need for our generous support of imperative Red Cross services continues. The past year has been a busy and costly 'one. Disaster expenditures alone were the highest in seventy-five years, and for several months the organization has been engaged in extensive relief operations on behalf of the people of Hungary. The Red Cross must always be kept ready to assume its responsibilities to victims of disaster, to the armed forces, to veverans, and their families, as well as through its safety services, nursing and national blood programs, community and international services.
The 1957 Red Cross Campaign will be conducted during the month of March in accordance with the approved Federal fund-raising policy and program which specifically provides a separate solicitation period for the American National Red Cross in all communities, except those where the Red Cross participates in a local united campaign, as well as among military and civilian personnel overseas. It is my desire that oficials and employees throughout the Federal establishment cooperate with their respective Red Cross chapters and units and extend their full support to this campaign.
I am confident of a response that will do credit to the Federal service and be an important factor in the success of the Red Cross campaign.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
MEMORANDUM OF FEBRUARY 6,
THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, February 6, 1957. MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE
DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES Because of its humanitarian purposes,
LETTER OF JUNE 18, 1958 [DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO THE AD
MINISTRATOR OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS CONCERNING AID TO THE PHILIPPINES FOR VETERANS' MEDICAL CARE]
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, June 18, 1958. MY DEAR MR. WHITTIER:
Under the provisions of H. R. 6908, an Act “To authorize modification and ex
tension of the program of grants-in-aid to the Republic of the Philippines for the hospitalization of certain veterans, to restore eligibility for hospital and medical care to certain veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States residing in the Philippines, and for other purposes," approved by me this day, I am authorized to furnish financial aid to the Republic of the Philippines for the medical care and treatment of certain veterans.
By virtue of the authority vested in me, including authority so vested by section 301 of Title 3 of the United States
1 See Letter of August 16, 1955, supra. 2 See Letter of August 21, 1956, supra.
Code, and by section 533 of the Veterans' position which is being held in Seattle, Benefit Act of 1957 as added by section 2 Washington, in 1961. of the said Act approved this day, the You are requested to furnish me recauthority conferred upon the President ommendations and draft documents perby part D of Title V of the Veterans' taining to actions required to be taken Benefit Act of 1957, is hereby delegated by the President under sections 2 and 5, to the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs, and under the last sentence of the first subject to the following:
section, of the act. I also request that (1) The Secretary of State shall nego
you furnish recommendations, at an tiate the required agreement with the early date, with respect to (1) the most Philippine Government. It is my wish effective manner of representation of that you cooperate with the Department
the United States at the exposition, and of State in its negotiations.
(2) the amount of appropriations which (2) At such time as the agreement
are necessary to accomplish such reprewith the Philippine Government has
sentation. Please communicate with the been consummated, please submit to the Bureau of the Budget with respect to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget for provision of funds for administrative exapproval the rules and regulations pre- penses under Public Law 85-880. scribed by you under the authority of Please call upon other interested desection 533 of the Veterans' Benefit Act partments and agencies, including the of 1957 as affected by the delegation Department of State and the National made hereinabove.
Science Foundation, for advice and asAs you know, the law provides that a sistance regarding the carrying out of contract must be entered into before July the act. 1, 1958, if it is to be effective at all. It This letter shall be published in the is, therefore, desired that, subject to rea- FEDERAL REGISTER. sonable safeguards, the Veterans Admin
Sincerely, istration take all possible steps to hasten the consummation of the necessary
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER agreement and contract for the provision
The Honorable LEWIS L. STRAUSS, of these medical services. This letter shall be published in the
The Secretary of Commerce,
Washington 25, D. C.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Washington 25, D.C.
LETTER OF NOVEMBER 13, 1958
PAN PACIFIC EXPOSITION, SEATTLE,
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Pursuant to the provisions of the first sentence of Public Law No. 85-880, approved September 2, 1958 (72 Stat. 1703), I hereby designate the Department of Commerce as the Department through which the President shall cooperate with the Washington State World Fair Commission with respect to, and determine the extent to which the United States shall be a participant and an exhibitor at, the World Science-Pan Pacific Ex
SUBCHAPTER C-REORGANIZATION PLANS
REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 1 OF
1954 Prepared by the President and trans
mitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress assembled, April 29, 1954, pursuant to the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949, approved June 20, 1949, as
amended FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION
OF THE UNITED STATES SECTION 1. Establishment of Commission. There is hereby established the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, hereinafter referred to as the Commission. The Commission shall be composed of three members, who shall each be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, hold office during the pleasure of the President, and receive compensation at the rate of $15,000 per annum. The President shall from time to time designate one of the members of the Commission as the Chairman of the Commission, hereinafter referred to as the Chairman. Two members of the Commission shall constitute & quorum for the transaction of the business of the Commission.
SEC. 2. Transfer of functions. (a) All functions of the War Claims Commission and of the members, officers, and em
ployees thereof are hereby transferred to the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States.
(b) All functions of the International Claims Commission of the United States (hereinafter referred to as the International Claims Commission) and of the members, officers, and employees thereof are hereby transferred to the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States.
(c) The functions of the Secretary of State and of the Department of State with respect to the International Claims Commission and its affairs, exclusive of the functions of the said Secretary and Department under sections 3 (c), 4 (b), and 5, and the first sentence of section 8 (d), of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, 64 Stat. 12, as amended, are hereby transferred to the Commission.
(d) The functions of the Commissioner provided for in the Joint Resolution approved August 4, 1939, ch. 421, 53 Stat. 1199, together with the functions of the Secretary of State under section 2 thereof, are hereby transferred to the Commission.
SEC. 3. Certain functions of Chairman. There are hereby vested in the Chairman all functions of the Commission with respect to the internal management of the affairs of the Commission, including but not limited to functions with respect to: (a) the appointment of personnel employed under the Commission, (b) the direction of employees of the Commission and the supervision of their of. ficial activities, (c) the distribution of
1 Effective July 1, 1954, under the provisions of section 7 of the plan; published pursuant to section 11 of the act (63 Stat. 206; 6 U. 8. C. 1382-9).