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April 16, 1945 [H. R. 2013] [Public Law 31]
An Act to Promote
the Defense of the United States.
55 Stat. 32, 33; 58
22 U. S. C., Supp.
IV, §§ 412 (c), 415 (b).
55 Stat. 32.
24. Supp. Contracts for post
war relief, etc.
April 17, 1945 (H. R. 510] [Public Law 32]
San Jacinto Military Reservation, Tex.
To extend for one year the provisions of an Act to promote the defense of the
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (c) of section 3 of an Act to promote the defense of the United States, approved March 11, 1941, as amended, is amended by striking out "June 30, 1945" wherever it appears therein and inserting in lieu thereof "June 30, 1946"; by striking out "July 1, 1948" and inserting in lieu thereof "July 1, 1949"; and by striking out "July 1, 1945" and inserting in lieu thereof "July 1, 1946"; and subsection (b) of section 6 of such Act is amended by striking out "June 30, 1948” and inserting in lieu thereof "June 30, 1949".
SEC. 2. That subsection (c) of section 3 of such Act is further amended by striking out the period after the word "earlier", inserting a semicolon, and the following new language: "Provided, however, That nothing in section 3 (c) shall be construed to authorize the President to enter into or carry out any contract or agreement with a foreign government for postwar relief, postwar rehabilitation or postwar reconstruction; except that a contract or agreement entered into in accordance with this Act in which the United States undertakes to furnish to a foreign government defense articles, services, or information for use in the prosecution of the present war and which provides for the disposition, on terms and conditions of sale prescribed by the President, of any such defense articles, services, or information after the President determines they are no longer necessary for use by such government in promoting the defense of the United States shall not be deemed to be for postwar relief, postwar rehabilitation or postwar reconstruction."
Approved April 16, 1945.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to grant to the county of Galveston, Texas, an easement for a right-of-way for a public road or highway and tunnel over, upon, and under a portion of the San Jacinto Military Reservation at Galveston, Texas, in such location as may be agreed upon by the War Department and the county of Galveston, in connection with the construction by the county of a tunnel and trestle or causeway across Bolivar Roads between Galveston Islands and Bolivar Peninsula, at the mouth of Galveston Bay, subject to such conditions, restrictions, and reservations as the Secretary of War may prescribe, with the right in the county of Galveston to construct, use, operate, and maintain thereon, a tunnel, ventilation building, toll houses, and other incidental structures and appurtenances thereto, together with the right of ingress and egress upon such part of the lands in the reservation which adjoin said right-ofway as may be necessary for the purpose of maintenance and repair of any of the improvements for the construction of which the aforeReversionary pro- said easement is granted: Provided, That whenever the county of
Galveston shall cease to occupy and use the land and premises for
Granting to Galveston County, a municipal corporation of the State of Texas, certain easements and rights-of-way over, under, and upon the San Jacinto Military Reservation in Galveston County, Texas.
highway, tunnel, and related purposes as authorized herein, then the same shall revert to the United States.
Approved April 17, 1945.
April 19, 1945
(H. R. 685) (Public Law 33]
Foreign Service buildings andgrounds.
44 Stat. 403.
in foreign countries for use of the Government of the United States of America”, approved May 7, 1926, as amended, to permit of the sale of buildings and grounds and the utilization of proceeds of such sale in the Government interest. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act cited as the “Foreign Service Buildings Act, 1926”, approved May 7, 1926, as amended, is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof a new paragraph numbered 9 and reading as follows:
"9. The Secretary of State, when he finds it to be in the interest of the Government, with the concurrence of the Foreign Service Buildings Commission, is authorized to sell buildings and grounds acquired for the use of diplomatic and consular establishments in foreign countries, and notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the proceeds of such sales may be applied toward the purchase and construction, furnishing, and preservation of other properties, or held in the Foreign Service building fund, as in the judgment of the Commission may best serve the Government's interest: Provided, however, That the Secretary of State shall report all such transactions annually to the Congress with the Budget estimates of the Department of State."
Approved April 19, 1945.
Use of proceeds.
April 19, 1945
(H. R. 914) [Public Law 34)
Arkansas River compact.
Consent ol Congress.
negotiate and enter into a compact for the division of the waters of the
Salary, etc., of U.S.
representative. sum to pay the salary and expenses of the representative of the United Post, p. 649. States appointed hereunder: Provided, That such representative, if otherwise employed by the United States, while so employed shall not receive additional salary in the appointment hereunder.
Approved April 19, 1945.
Ratification and ap
April 19, 1945
(H. R. 1534) (Public Law 35]
43 U.S.C. $377.
Expenses chargeable to reclamation fund.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Fact Finders' Act, United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection O
of section 4 of the Act of December 5, 1924, commonly known as the Fact Finders' Act (43 Stat. 704), is hereby amended to read as follows:
“SUBSEC. O. That the cost and expense after June 30, 1945, of the office of the Commissioner in the District of Columbia, and, except for such cost and expense as are incurred on behalf of specific projects, of general investigations and of nonproject offices outside the District of Columbia, shall be charged to the reclamation fund and shall not be charged as a part of the reimbursable construction or operation and maintenance costs."
Approved April 19, 1945.
AN ACT April 23, 1945 (S. 530)
Authorizing the Administrator of Veterans Affairs to grant an easement in (Public Law 36]
certain lands of the Veterans' Administration, Dallas, Texas, to Dallas County, Texas, for highway purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Dallas County, Tex. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the AdminEasement.
istrator of Veterans Affairs is authorized and directed to grant an easement to the county of Dallas, State of Texas, for highway purposes in certain lands of the Veterans' Administration facility, Dallas, Texas, described as follows:
Beginning at the southeast corner of the Veterans' Administration, Dallas, Texas; said corner is the intersection of the north line of Ledbetter Drive with the southwest line of the J. K. Sloan survey, abstract numbered 1310, which is also the northeast line of the F. Sadler survey, abstract numbered 1378; thence by metes and bounds, north thirty degrees west along the easterly boundary line of the Veterans' Administration reservation two thousand and twenty-three and eight-tenths feet; thence north thirty-eight degrees and fifty minutes west continuing along said easterly boundary line three hundred and two and three-tenths feet; thence north fifty-seven degrees and three minutes west five hundred and thirty-five and six-tenths feet to a point in the easterly boundary line of the Veterans’ Administration reservation; thence north eighty-three degrees and three minutes west along said easterly boundary line thirty-one and ninetenths feet; thence north fifty-eight degrees and thirty-three minutes west continuing along said easterly boundary line four hundred and eighty and nine-tenths feet; thence south thirty-two degrees and fiftyseven minutes west thirty-three and four-tenths feet; thence south fifty-seven degrees and three minutes east eight hundred and thirtythree and seven-tenths feet; thence on a curve to the right, with a radius of one thousand two hundred and forty-three and fifty-seven one-hundredths feet, five hundred and eighty-seven and two-tenths feet along the curve, the chord of which bears south forty-three degrees thirty-one minutes and thirty seconds east five hundred and eighty-one and sixty-seven one-hundredths feet; thence south thirty degrees east one thousand nine hundred and eighteen and two-tenth's feet to a point in the north line of Ledbetter Drive; thence north sixty degrees east sixty feet to the point of beginning; containing four and forty-one one-hundredths acres, more or less.
The easement herein authorized to be granted shall be limited to the period of time the aforesaid lands are required and actually used
for highway purposes, and when no longer so required and used, all interests herein authorized to be conveyed in said lands shall cease and determine.
Approved April 23, 1945.
Transfer of certain
April 23, 1945 To authorize the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to transfer by quitclaim deed to the city of Los Angeles, California, for fire-station purposes, the title to cer
(Public Law 37] tain land located at Veterans' Administration facility, Los Angeles, California.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Admin
Los Angeles, Calif. istrator of Veterans' Affairs be, and he is hereby, authorized and property to city for
fire-station purposes. directed to transfer by quitclaim deed to the city of Los Angeles, State of California, the property hereinafter described and located at the Veterans' Administration facility, Los Angeles, California, subject to the conditions that the property shall be used for firestation purposes and that twenty-four hours' fire protection be furnished to all accessible parts of the Veterans' Administration facility, Los Angeles, California, without charge:
That portion of lot 2, block 23, subdivision of Rancho San Jose De Buenos Ayres, as per map recorded in book 26, pages 19 to 25, inclusive, Miscellaneous Records of Los Angeles County, bounded and described as follows:
Beginning at a point in the northeasterly line of Veteran Avenue, formerly Lookout Avenue, as described in deed recorded in book 5162, page 231, of deeds, records of said county, distant thereon eighteen feet northwesterly from the northerly line of that certain twentyfoot strip of land conveyed to the county of Los Angeles for drainage purposes, described in parcel 1 of deed recorded in book 7376, page 225, Official Records of said county, said point of beginning being distant along said northeasterly line of Veteran Avenue northwesterly seven hundred and thirty-three and eighty-five one-hundredths feet from the northwesterly line of Wilshire Boulevard, one hundred feet wide; thence northwesterly along said northeasterly line one hundred feet; thence northeasterly at right angles to said northeasterly line one hundred and fifty feet; thence southeasterly parallel with said northeasterly line of Veteran Avenue one hundred feet; thence southwesterly in a direct line one hundred and fifty feet to the point of beginning; containing three hundred and forty-four one-thousandths acre, more or less.
The deed authorized by this Act shall contain the express reservation that should the city of Los Angeles, California, either fail to use the property for fire-station purposes or furnish twenty-four hours' fire protection to all accessible parts of the Veterans' Administration facility, Los Angeles, California, then all right, title, and interest in such property shall revert to and revest in and become the property of the United States, except in the event that such failure to so furnish fire protection is temporary and is due to conditions beyond the control of the city of Los Angeles. The deed shall further provide that in the event that all right, title, and interest in such property so revert to and revest in the United States, the city of Los Angeles may remove the buildings and structures then existing on such property upon condition that said city of Los Angeles restore the land as nearly as possible to its former condition without expense to the United States.
Approved April 23, 1945.
AN ACT April 24, 1945
(H. R. 2252) Making appropriations for the Treasury and Post Office Departments for the (Public Law 38]
fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Treasury and Post United States of America in Congress assembled, Office Departments Appropriation Act,
TITLE I-TREASURY DEPARTMENT
ment Appropriation That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in Post, pp. 90, 428, 653. the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Treasury Depart
ment for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, namely:
Post, pp. 90, 428.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
Salaries: Secretary of the Treasury, Under Secretary of the Treasury, Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, two Assistant
Secretaries of the Treasury, and other personal services in the DisMessengers, limita- trict of Columbia, $360,000: Provided, That no part of the money
appropriated shall be used to pay the salaries of more than eighteen messengers assigned to duty in the Office of the Secretary.
For deposit in the general fund of the Treasury for cost of penalty
mail of the Treasury Department as required by section 2 of the 39 U. s. c., Supp. Act of June 28, 1944 (Public Law 364), $5,701,500.
58 Stat. 394.
IV, $ 321d.
FOREIGN FUNDS CONTROL
40 Stat. 412, 415.
50 U. S. C., Supp. IV, app. $$ 3, 5 (b).
Foreign funds control: For all expenses necessary in carrying out the functions of the Secretary of the Treasury under sections 3 and 5 (b) of the Act of October 6, 1917, as amended (50 U. S. C. (App.) 3, and 50 U. S. C. (Suppl. 1941) 5 (b)), and any proclamations, orders, regulations, or instructions issued thereunder; and in exercising fiscal; financial, banking, property-control, and related functions, authorized by law, and administered by the Treasury Department in foreign countries and arising out of military operations of the United States; including personal services; printing; maintenance, repair, and operation of a motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicle; and reimbursement of any other appropriation or other funds of the United States or any agency, instrumentality, Territory, or possession thereof, including the Philippine Islands, and reimbursement of any Federal Reserve bank for printing and other expenditures; $2,000,000.
DIVISION OF TAX RESEARCH
Salaries: For personal services in the District of Columbia, $153,500.
OFFICE OF TAX LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL
Salaries: For personal services in the District of Columbia, $80,000.
DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
Salaries: For personal services in the District of Columbia, $155,000.
OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL
Salaries: For the General Counsel and other personal services in the District of Columbia, $160,000.