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ties as conditions warrant. The closest mander, subject to the provisions of cooperation between district and division $ $ 502,1 to 502.4. Local resources as engineers, continental army command- here used comprise all resources availers, the Red Cross, and other relief able to the respective State and municiagencies is necessary to mitigate the re- pal authorities augmented by those sults of disastrous floods. Efforts inci- available to the Red Cross in the affected dent to the repair, restoration, and areas. maintenance of flood control works and

(b) In order to conserve the use of rescue of flood victims are performed by

troops, equipment, and supplies to the the Corps of Engineers. Army assistance

maximum, their utilization as set forth in the relief of human suffering is the

in $ $ 502.1 to 502.4 is authorized only responsibility of the continental army

during the actual existence of the emercommander.

gency. Sections 502.1 to 502.4 are not (2) Whenever, in connection with

to be construed as authorizing assistance flood disasters, assistance beyond the

during the period of rehabilitation statutory authority of the Corps of Engi- which normally follows a disaster. neers is requested of the Corps of Engi

Troops and equipment will be withdrawn neers by the Federal agency designated

and the issue of supplies stopped at the to coordinate Federal relief activities

earliest practicable moment. ($ 502.1 (a)), the continental army com

[17 F. R. 9601, Oct. 23, 1952, as amended at mander concerned will be informed by

18 F. R. 8490, Dec. 18, 1953) the division or district engineer and his concurrence will be obtained before such § 502.4 Actions required-(a) "Major assistance is furnished. Request for an

disasters." The act of September 30, allotment of funds required therefor, will 1950, as amended, in no way precludes be made simultaneously by the division Department of the Army action, where or district engineer to the army com- required in emergencies, pending determander, who will make the allotment mination by the President that a disaster provided such funds are available. In is a “major disaster" under the terms of any case where funds from military ap- the law. Department of the Army propriations cannot be made available by action subsequent to such a finding, howthe army commander and where the ever, will be governed by the coordinaFederal agency designated to coordinate tion and direction of the Federal agency Federal relief activities certifies that appointed by the President. The extent, funds therefor are available under the manner, and duration of Army participrovisions of the act of September 30, pation will be as directed or requested 1950, the Corps of Engineers may provide by the agency acting as the President's the requested assistance using any avail- designated representative and as is in able civil funds pending reimbursement. consonance with $$ 502.1 to 502.4. Nor[17 F. R. 9601, Oct. 23, 1952, as amended at mal channels will be between continen18 F. R. 8490, Dec. 18, 1953)

tal Army commanders and the field $ 502.3 Department of the Army poli

representative of the agency designated cies. (a) Disaster relief will not be un

to represent the President. dertaken by the Department of the Army

(b) Direct military assistance. In the without the authority delegated by the

event that direct relief is provided to Congress in act September 30, 1950, or

distressed areas where the Red Cross and by direction of the President, unless:

other Federal assistance under the act of

September 30, 1950, are absent, the Army (1) The overruling demands of hu

Establishment will provide assistance manity compel immediate action to pre

and relief consistent with the provisions vent starvation and extreme suffering,

of $ $ 502.1 to 502.4 and with the miniin which event continental army com- mum practicable diversion of Army remanders will use personnel, supplies, and sources. Where appropriate, the use of equipment under their control within

Naval or Air Force resources may be their own discretion, and notify the De- coordinated either separated or in conpartment of the Army, and

junction with Army assistance. (2) Local resources are clearly inade- (c) Authorized sales. If the disaster quate to cope with the situation, in is of such a nature that no supplies are which event the relief measures to be available except those in possession of undertaken will be those deemed neces- the military authorities, such supplies, at sary by the the continental Army com- the discretion of the officer in charge of

relief activities, may be sold in accordance with current pricing policy, but such sales must be made only where necessary to prevent suffering directly resulting from the disaster. These sales are authorized to meet unforeseen contingencies. (17 F. R. 9601, Oct. 23, 1952)

RELIEF SHIPMENTS

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$ 502.10 Rules and regulations governing parcel post shipments of individual relief packages to Japan, Korea, and the Ryukyus—(a) Scope of section. Provided in this section are rules under which the Department of the Army will pay ocean freight charges from United States ports to certain foreign ports of entry of relief packages originating in the United States (including its territories and insular possessions) and consigned by an individual by parcel post to an individual residing in Japan, Korea, or the Ryukyus Islands.

(b) Definition of relief package. A "relief package” is defined as a gift parcel, containing articles permitted by paragraph (d) of this section to be sent by an individual free of cost to the person receiving it for the personal use of himself or his immediate family.

(c) Manner of payment of ocean freight charges. The Department of the Army will reimburse the Post Office Department for the ocean freight charges on relief packages sent by parcel post by an individual on or after August 2, 1948, to the countries listed above, to the extent that the international parcel post rate paid by the sender has been reduced pursuant to regulations of the Post Office Department.

(d) Limitations of contents of relief packages. (1) The items which may be included in relief packages are those approved by the Department of the Army and published from time to time in Post Office Bulletins. These items include nonperishable food; clothing and clothes-making materials; shoes and shoe-making materials; mailable medical and health supplies; and household supplies and utensils, if permitted under existing postal regulations.

(2) The combined total domestic retail value of all soap, butter, and other edible fats and oils included in each relief package must not exceed $5.00; and the combined total domestic retail value of all streptomycin, quinine sulfate, and

quinine hydrochloride included in each relief package must not exceed $5.00.

(e) Weight and size limitations. The maximum weight and dimensions of each relief package sent by parcel post must conform to the limitations established by the Post Office Department for the particular country of destination.

(f) Identification. When relief package is presented for mailing under this section, the words “U. S. A. Gift Parcel” shall be endorsed on the addressee side of the package and also entered on the customs declaration. The use of the words "U. S. A. Gift Parcel" is a certification by the individual mailing the relief package that the provisions of this section have been met.

(g) Postal regulations. Information concerning the Post Office regulations should be obtained from the local offices of the Post Office Department with respect to size and weight limitations, customs declaration (Form 2966), dispatch note (Form 2972), and the postage rate applicable for such shipments.

(h) Import regulations. Senders of relief packages are reminded that each receiving country has import and customs regulations and that certain items may be subject to import restrictions or duties. Information regarding such import and customs regulations may be ascertained either from the proposed recipient, from the Office of International Trade, Department of Commerce, Washington, D. C., or any of the district offices of the Department of Commerce.

(i) Saving clause. The Secretary of the Army and the Postmaster General may waive, withdraw, or amend at any time or from time to time any or all of the regulations contained in this section. [13 F. R. 5426, Sept. 17, 1948]

$ 502.11 Commercial freight shipments of supplies by voluntary nonprofit relief agencies“(a) Scope of section. Provided in this section are the rules under which the Department of the Army, in order to further the efficient use of United States voluntary contributions for relief in the foreign countries hereinafter named, will pay ocean freight charges from United States ports to designated foreign ports of entry on supplies donated to or purchased by United States voluntary non-profit relief agencies registered with and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (called “the Committee" in this section), for distribution in Japan, Korea, and the Ryukyus Islands.

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(b) Agencies within scope of this section. Any United States voluntary nonprofit relief agency may make application to the Chief, Fiscal and Statistical Group, Office of the Food Administrator for Occupied Areas, Department of the Army, Washington 25, D. C., for reimbursement of ocean freight charges on shipments of supplies donated to or purchased by it for distribution within the foreign countries listed in paragraph (a) of this section, Provided:

(1) The agency is registered with and recommended by the Committee to the Department of the Army;

(2) The supplies are within the general program and projects of the agency as previously submitted to and approved by the Committee, and are essential in support of such programs and projects;

(3) The agency's representatives to whom the supplies are consigned for distribution abroad are acceptable to the Committee;

(4) The Committee has notified the Department of the Army that:

(i) The agency is not engaged in commercial or political activities;

(ii) Contributions to the agency are eligible for tax exemption under income tax laws;

(iii) The agency is directed by an active and responsible board of American citizens who serve without compensation;

(iv) The accounts of the agency are regularly audited by a certified public accountant;

(v) The agency currently reports its activities and operations to the Committee including its budget and reports of income and expenditures, its transfer of funds, and its exports of commodities and such other information as the Committee may deem necessary, and such reports are open for public inspection;

(vi) The general program and projects by countries of operation of the agency have been approved by the Committee to permit the coordination of private agency programs with each other and with the programs of the Department of the Army in Japan, Korea, and the Ryukus Islands;

(vii) The Government of the country in which the supplies are distributed

affords appropriate facilities for the necessary and economic operation of the agency's general program and projects;

(viii) The supplies are free of customs duties, other duties, tolls, and taxes;

(ix) The agency has assumed responsibility for noncommercial distribution of the supplies free of cost to the person or persons ultimately receiving them and distribution of the supplies is supervised by United States citizens, and such operations are appropriately identified as to their American character.

(c) Manner of payment of ocean freight charges. The Department of the Army will reimburse agencies qualified under this part, to the extent of ocean freight charges paid by them for shipments made in conformity with this section: Provided, That application for such reimbursement on shipments made during the period July 1, 1948 through November 10, 1948, must be submitted to the Department by December 15, 1948; and on shipments made after November 15, 1949 within thirty days of date of shipment, together with receipted invoices for such charges, supported by ocean bills of lading, showing that such charges are limited to the actual cost of transportation of the supplies from end of ship's tackle at the United States port of loading to end of ship's tackle at port of discharge, correctly assessed at the time of loading by the carrier for freight on a weight, measurement or unit basis, and free of any other charges.

(d) Refund by agencies. Any agency reimbursed under this part will refund promptly to the Department of the Army upon demand the entire amount reimbursed (or such lesser amount as the Department may demand) whenever it is determined that the reimbursement was improper as being in violation of any of the provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948, any acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto, any relevant appropriation acts, or any rules, regulations or procedures of the Department of the Army.

(e) Saving clause. The Secretary of the Army may waive, withdraw, amend at any time or from time to time any or all of the provisions of this section. (13 F. R. 6722, Nov. 17, 1948]

$ 502.12 Ocean freight shipments of individual relief packages-(a) Scope of section. Provided in this section are the

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rules under which the Department of the Army will make reimbursement for ocean freight charges from a United States port to designated foreign ports of entry on relief packages originating in the United States, its territories and insular possessions, and consigned to individuals residing in Japan, Korea or the Ryukyus Islands, which relief packages are assembled and shipped by persons in the manner provided in this section.

(b) Persons within scope of section. Any person, including individuals, partnerships, corporations or associations, shall be entitled to make shipments under the provisions of this section, provided such person has complied with the requirements for export as established by the Office of International Trade, Department of Commerce, covering such shipments, including the filing with the Collector of Customs of a fourth copy of the export declaration with a list attached thereto of the names and addresses of the donors in the United States and the individual donees abroad who are to receive the parcels included in the shipment, and provided such person assembles and ships said packages under a general ocean bill of lading for ocean freight shipment.

(c) Manner of payment of charges. (1) Persons within the scope of this section making shipments of relief packages may make application to the Chief, Fiscal and Statistical Group, Office of the Food Administrator for Occupied Areas, Department of the Army, Washington 25, D. C., within 30 days of each shipment for payment of ocean freight charges. Such application shall be accompanied by a receipted invoice for ocean freight charges, supported by ocean bill of lading bearing the number of the export declaration and the export license number or symbol under which such shipment was made. In addition, where the shipment is being made by an agent on behalf of another person, the agent must submit an affidavit in form satisfactory to the Department certifying that no part of the freight charges for which he seeks payment, as provided in the section applicable to the Department of the Army under Title I of the Foreign Aid Appropriation Act, 1949 (P. L. 793, 80th Congress), was passed on to the person or persons donating such packages, and that the price charged the donor of each package for the articles contained therein does not

Provided, however, That where shipments are made by individuals to individuals, reimbursement will be made to the individual sender in the amount of the actual cost of ocean freight paid for transporting the packages from end of ship's tackle at point of loading to end of ship's tackle at port of discharge.

(d) Definition of relief package. A "relief package" is defined as a gift parcel, containing articles permitted by paragraph (e) of this section, to be sent free of cost to the person receiving it and for the personal use of himself or his immediate family, and shall be identified as a gift package by the conspicuous endorsement on the addressee side of the package of the words “USA Gift Parcel."

(e) Limitation of contents of relief package. The contents of a relief package shall be limited to:

(1) Nonperishable food; clothing and clothes-making materials; shoes and shoe-making materials; medical and health supplies; and household supplies and utensils.

(2) Relief packages shipped hereunder are subject to regulations prescribed by the Office of International Trade of the Department of Commerce, but in no event shall exceed 44 pounds gross weight.

(f) Saving clause. The Secretary of the Army may waive, withdraw or amend at any time or from time to time any or all of the provisions of this section. (13 F. R. 7328, Dec. 1, 1948]

Part 503-Arrest and Confine- this subchapter, is made available to the

public. This responsibility extends ment of Persons Not Subject to

through all echelons to include all indiMilitary Law

viduals and is an important function of

command. $ 503.1 Persons not subject to mili

(2) Heads of

and tary law.

administrative Persons not subject to mili

technical services are responsible for tary law may be apprehended or

establishing broad policies governing inrestrained by members of the Army Establishment, as follows:

formation pertaining to their national

missions, and for effecting necessary (a) General. All members of the

coordination of the public information Army Establishment have the ordinary

activities of class II installations and right and duty of civilians to assist in

activities so far as they have a bearing the maintenance of the peace. Where,

on these national missions. They will therefore, a felony or a misdemeanor

also collect, develop, and prepare inforamounting to a breach of the peace is

mational material pertaining to their acbeing committed on a military reserva

tivities for dissemination to the public. tion, it is the right and duty of every

All such material will be channeled member of the military service, as of

through the Office of the Chief of Inevery civilian, to apprehend the perpe

formation, except where public informatrator no matter what his status.

tion media direct specific requests to the (b) Restraint. The restraint imposed head of the service or project concerned. by paragraph (a) of this section will not

In such events, the requested informaexceed that reasonably necessary, nor tion, if of a routine nature, will be preextend beyond such time as may be re- pared in duplicate by the office of techquired to dispose of the case by orderly nical information concerned and original transfer of custody to civil authority or

released to the requesting media. The otherwise, under the law.

duplicate will be forwarded to the Office (c) Ejection. Persons not subject to of the Chief of Information. Should the military law who are found within the inquiry concern the United States Army limits of military jurisdiction in the act as a whole or involve other services, or of committing a breach of regulations, material in which there are questions not amounting to a felony or a breach of of security, broad policy, or propriety, the peace, may be removed therefrom clearance for release will first be obupon order from the commanding officer tained through the Office of the Chief and ordered by him not to reenter. For of Information. penalty imposed upon reentrance after

(b) Army Field Forces. The public ejection, see act June 25, 1948 (62 Stat. 1765; 18 U. S. C. 1382), as amended.

information responsibilities of the Chief

of Army Field Forces include: (R. S. 161; 5 U. S. C. 22) (16 F. R. 5471, June

(1) Public information planning in 9, 1951)

connection with maneuvers and joint ex

ercises under the jurisdiction of Army Part 504—Relations With Agen- Field Forces. cies of Public Contact

(2) Furnishing public information adSec.

vice to field commanders regarding pub504.1 Public Information; responsibility.

lic information functions of the Office, 504.2 Public Information operations in the Chief of Army Field Forces. field.

(3) Publicizing training plans and di504.3 Release of military information.

rectives. 504.4 Community relations.

(4) General supervision of public inAUTHORITY: $ $ 504.1 to 504.4 issued under

formation functions in the continental R. S. 161; 5 U.S. C. 22.

armies pertaining to training. SOURCE: $ $ 504.1 to 504.4 appear at 17 F. R.

(5) Coordination and supervision of 3819, Apr. 30, 1952.

public information instruction at all $ 504.1 Public information; responsi- Army schools involved in training inbility-(a) General. (1) The United dividuals utilized by an army in the field. States Army is responsible for ensuring (6) Security review of all material, for that information concerning its objec- national release to the public, pertaining tives and activities, not of a classified to the training of units and individuals nature within the meaning of Part 505 of of continental armies. Material involv

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