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1 While serving as Sergeant Major of the Army, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy or Coast Guard, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, or Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps basic pay for this grade is $1,355.40 regardless of cumulative years of service computed under section 205 of this title.

Sec. 2. This order shall take effect January 1, 1973.

Richard Nigen


December 15, 1972.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11693 Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies

on December 28, 1972

By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. All executive departments, independent establishments, and other governmental agencies, including their field services, shall be closed on Thursday, December 28, 1972, as a mark of respect for Harry S Truman, the thirty-third President of the United States. That day shall be considered as falling within the scope of 5 U.S.C. 6103(b), and of all statutes so far as they relate to the compensation and leave of employees of the United States.

Sec. 2. Section 1 of this order shall not apply to those offices and installations, or parts thereof, in the Department of State, the Department of Defense, or other departments, independent establishments, and governmental agencies which the heads thereof determine should remain open for reasons of national security or defense or other public reasons.

Prikud Nison


December 26, 1972.



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Delegation of Functions Under Section 505 of Public Law 92-156

Memorandum for the Secretary of State


Washington, January 27, 1972. You are hereby designated and empowered to exercise the functions vested in the President by Section 505 of the Act of November 17, 1971

(Public Law 92–156), without the approval, ratification, or other action of the President.

This memorandum shall be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER.

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Report to the Congress Under Sec

tion 620(w) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended

Memorandum for the Secretary of State


Washington, February 9, 1972. In accordance with the recommendation of your memorandum of February 5, 1972, I hereby find that the objectives of paragraph (2) of Section 620(w) of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended, are being achieved.

As a result of the hostilities between India and Pakistan in November and December 1971, the Government of Pakistan effectively lost control of its East Wing. The Government of Pakistan is, therefore, not in a position to play the role envisaged in paragraph (2) of Section 620(w). It has, however, taken affirmative steps within its power toward the establishment of stability in its former East Wing, i.e., the release of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and its expressed willingness to negotiate a political settlement of differences. Since the Government of Pakistan no longer exercises physical control over its East Wing, it is in no position to take any part in the repatriation of refugees. However, the refugees are returning to their homes and there is no effort by nor intent of the Government of Pakistan to disrupt this process. It is for these reasons that I have made the above finding.

You are therefore requested on my behalf to make this report to the Congress under Section 620(w) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961,

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