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NOTICE The original of every act and joint resolution printed in this volume has the following heading: SEVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AT THE FIRST SEssion

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January, one thousand nine hundred and forty-one

All bills and joint resolutions presented to the President of the United States bear the signatures of the Speaker (or of the Speaker pro tempore) of the House of Representatives and of the Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate (or of the President of the Senate pro tempore or of the Acting President of the Senate pro tempore); those signatures accordingly appear on the originals of all acts and joint resolutions.

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The original of every act and joint resolution has endorsed thereon a certificate of origin, signed, as the case may be, by the Clerk of the House of Representatives or by the Secretary of the Senate and reading “I certify that this Act (or Joint Resolution) originated in the House of Representatives (or Senate).” The origin of each act and joint resolution contained in this volume is indicated in the margin at the beginning of each enactment; thus, for example, H. R. 1053 or H. J. Res. 80 indicates origin in the House of Representatives, and S. 187 or S. J. Res. 7 indicates origin in the Senate.

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THE SEVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

FIRST SESSION, 1941–1942
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1 --- Naval vessels, antiaircraft defenses. AN ACT To authorize
major alterations to certain naval vessels.

Jan. 29, 1941.-2 --- Naval Academy, midshipmen. AN ACT To remove certain

limitations on appropriations for the pay of midshipmen,
and for other purposes---

Jan. 30, 1941.-3 Internal Revenue Code, amendments. JOINT RESOLU

TION To amend section 124 of the Internal Revenue Code
by extending the time for certification of national-defense
facilities and contracts for amortization purposes.--

Jan. 31, 1941... 4 .-- Navy, shipbutlding and ordnance manufacturing facilities.

AN ACT Authorizing appropriations for additional ship-
building and ordnance manufacturing facilities and
equipment for the United States Navy, and for other
purposes.-

Jan. 31, 1941.-5 --- Emergency cargo ship construction. JOINT RESOLUTION

Making an appropriation to the United States Maritime
Commission for emergency cargo ship construction, and
for other purposes.

Feb. 6, 1941.-6 Clothing and equipage, Military Establishment. JOINT

RESOLUTION Making an additional appropriation for
the Military Establishment for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1941.-

Feb. 13, 1941... 7 --- Public Debt Act of 1941. AN ACT To increase the debt limit

of the United States, to provide for the Federal taxation of
future issues of obligations of the United States and its
instrumentalities, and for other purposes ---

Feb. 19, 1941... 8 Coast Guard Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941. AN ACT To

provide for the establishment, administration, and main-
tenance of a Coast Guard Auxiliary and a Coast Guard
Reserve

Feb. 19, 1941.-9 Urgent Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1941. AN ACT Making

additional appropriations for the fiscal year 1941 urgently
required for the Work Projects Administration and certain
other Federal agencies, and for other purposes.

Mar. 1, 1941.-10 --- Excess Profits Tax Amendments of 1941. AN ACT To amend

certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to
the excess profits tax, and for other purposes.

Mar. 7, 1941.-11 An Act to promote the Defense of the United States. AN ACT

Further to promote the defense of the United States, and for
other purposes. -

Mar. 11, 1941.--
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Florida, conveyance.

AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to convey certain lands situated in Duval and Brevard Counties, Florida, to the State of Florida for highway purposes.-

Mar. 14, 1941.-13 --- Fourth Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1941.

AN ACT Making deficiency and supplemental appropriations
for the Army and Navy for the national defense for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1941, and for other purposes -

Mar. 17, 1941.-. 14 --- Navy, acting assistant surgeons. AN ACT To amend the Act

of May 4, 1898 (30 Stat. 380; U. S. C., title 34, sec. 21), as
amended, to authorize the President to appoint additional

acting assistant surgeons in time of national emergency---- Mar. 17, 1941--15 --- Puerto Rico, lands. AN ACT To authorize an exchange of lands

between the people of Puerto Rico and the United States ---- Mar. 17, 1941.-

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Date 16 --- Naval Aviation Personnel Act of 1940, extension. AN ACT

Extending the provisions of the Act approved August 27, 1940,
entitled "An Act increasing the number of naval aviators in
the line of the Regular Navy and Marine Corps, and for other

Mar. 17, 1941.-17 --- Foreign Service, statutory leave. AN ACT To amend the first

paragraph of section 22 of the Act of February 23, 1931 (46
Stat. 1210)-

Mar. 17, 1941.--
18 Internal Revenue Code, amendments. JOINT RESOLUTION
To amend the Internal Revenue Code --

Mar. 17, 1941... 19 Bridge, Potomac River. AN ACT Authorizing the State of Mary

land, by and through its State roads commission or the suc-
cessors of said commission, to construct, maintain, and operate
a free highway bridge across the Potomac River at or near

Sandy Hook, Maryland, to a point opposite in Virginia - Mar. 19, 1941... 20 --- Communications Act of 1934, amendment. AN ACT To amend

section 4 (f) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
to provide for extra compensation for overtime of inspectors
in charge and radio inspectors of the Field Division of the
Engineering Department of the Federal Communications
Commission.-

Mar. 23, 1941--21 --- Navy, public works projects. AN ACT To authorize the Secre

tary of the Navy to proceed with the construction of certain
public works, and for other purposes ---

Mar. 23, 1941.-.
Navy, public works projects. AN ACT To authorize the Secre

tary of the Navy to proceed with the construction of certain
public works, and for other purposes.-

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Defense Aid Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1941. AN ACT

Making supplemental appropriations for the national defense
to provide aid to the government of any country whose defense
the President deems vital to the defense of the United States,
and for other purposes.

Mar. 27, 1941.--
24 National Housing Act, amendments. AN ACT To amend the
National Housing Act, and for other purposes-

Mar. 28, 1941.-25 --- First Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1941. AN ACT Making

appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and prior fiscal years,
to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1941, and for other purposes.--

Apr. 1, 1941... 26 -- Bridge, Hudson River. AN ACT Granting the consent of Con

gress to Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties, New York, or to
either of them, or any agency representing said counties, to
construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across
the Hudson River between the city of Mechanicville and

Hemstreet Park in the town of Schaghticoke, New York.--Apr. 2, 1941.-27 --- Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1998, amendments. AN ACT To

amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended,
for the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce
in peanuts, and for other purposes --

Apr. 3, 1941... 28 Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1942. AN ACT Making

appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent
executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, and for other purposes.- Apr. 5, 1941... 29 --- Fifth Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1941.

AN ACT Making deficiency and supplemental appropriations
for the national defense for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1941, and for other purposes..

Apr. 5, 1941.-30 --- Cotton.' AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to

make analyses of fiber properties, spinning tests, and other

tests of the quality of cotton samples submitted to him.- Apr. 7, 1941.-31 Federal Reserve Act, amendments. AN ACT Relating to foreign accounts in Federal Reserve banks and insured banks.

Apr. 7, 1941--32 Transfers of geographic regions of this hemisphere. JOINT

RESOLUTION Affirming and approving nonrecognition of
the transfer of any geographic region in this hemisphere from
one non-American power to another non-American power, and
providing for consultation with other American republics in

Apr. 10, 1941.-33 ... Inter American Coffee tragreemento do Pront RESOLUTION TO

carry out the obligations of the United States under the Inter-
American Coffee Agreement, signed at Washington on Novem-
ber 28, 1940, and for other purposes---

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Date 34 Bituminous Coal Act of 1937 and Internal Revenue Code, amend

ments. AN ACT To extend the provisions of the Bituminous
Coal Act of 1937 for a period of two years, and for other pur-
poses..

Apr. 11, 1941... 35 -- Relief of certain disbursing officers. AN ACT To relieve disburs

ing officers, certifying officers, and payees in respect of certain
payments made in contravention of appropriation restrictions
regarding citizenship status.

Apr. 11, 1941.-36 --- Army disbursing officers. AN ACT For the relief of certain dis

bursing officers of the Army of the United States and for the
settlement of individual claims approved by the War Depart-
ment.--

Apr. 11, 1941... 37 Bridge and ferries, Wabash River. AN ACT To create the White

County Bridge Commission; defining the authority, power,
and duties of said Commission; and authorizing said Commis-
sion and its successors and assigns to purchase, maintain,

and
operate a bridge across the Wabash River at or near New Har-
mony, Indiana, and to purchase, maintain and operate certain
ferries...

Apr. 12, 1941.-38 Biloxi, Miss., lands. AN ACT Authorizing the Secretary of the

Treasury to convey a portion of the lighthouse reservation,
Biloxi, Mississippi, to the city of Biloxi..

Apr. 12, 1941.--
Navy, enlisted strength. AN ACT To increase the authorized

enlisted strength of the United States Navy, and for other
purposes.-

Apr. 22, 1941... 40 - New York World's Fair Commission. JOINT RESOLUTION

To amend the joint resolution entitled "Joint resolution
authorizing Federal participation in the New York World's.
Fair, 1939", to provide for an extension in the life of the
Commission, to authorize the transfer of property to other
departments and branches of the Government without con-
sideration, and for other purposes.

Apr. 23, 1941... 41 .. Gen. Pulaski's Memorial Day. JOINT RESOLUTION Author

izing the President of the United States of America to proclaim
October 11, 1941, General Pulaski's Memorial Day for the
observance and commemoration of the death of Brigadier
General Casimir Pulaski...

Apr. 24, 1941... 42 Defense housing. AN ACT To amend the Act of October 14,

1940, relating to defense housing, by authorizing an additional

appropriation of $150,000,000, and for other purposes.. Apr. 29, 1941... 43 National defense, supply contracts. AN ACT To expedite the

national defense by clarifying the application of the Act of
August 24, 1935 (49 Stat. 793), as to the requirement of man-
datory performance and payment bonds in connection with
supply contracts..

Apr. 29, 1941... 44 --- Highlands, N. J., highway bridge. AN ACT To authorize the

Secretary of the Treasury to permit the construction and main-
tenance of overhanging walks on the highway bridge, route

numbered 36, at Highlands, New Jersey, for public use.. May 1, 1941... 45 Ohio, U. S. district judge. AŃ ACT To provide for the appoint

ment of one additional United States district judge for the
northern district of Ohio.--

May 1, 1941.-. 46 U. S. Maritime Commission, ship construction. AN ACT To

make emergency provision for certain activities of the United

States Maritime Commission, and for other purposes.-- May 2, 1941.-47 Counsel in selective service matters. AN ACT To limit the opera

tion of sections 109 and 113 of the Criminal Code and section
190 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, with respect
to counsel in certain matters ---

May 5, 1941.-48 Naval Appropriation Act, 1942. AN ACT Making appropria

tions for the Navy Department and the naval service for the

fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, and for other purposes --- May 6, 1941.-49 Coal mines, inspections, etc. AN ACT Relating to certain inspec

tions and investigations in coal mines for the purpose of obtain-
ing information relating to health and safety conditions, acei-
dents, and occupational diseases therein, and for other pur-
poses.

May 7, 1941.-50 --- Bridge, Ohio River. AN ACT To authorize the construction of

a bridge across the Ohio River at or near Cannelton, Perry
County, Indiana...

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51 --- Bridge, Cumberland River, AN ACT Granting the consent of

Congress to the Highway Department of Davidson County,
of the State of Tennessee, to construct, maintain, and operate,
a free highway bridge across the Cumberland River at a point
approximately one and three-fourths miles below Clees Ferry,
connecting a belt-line highway in Davidson County, State of

Tennessee, known as the Old Hickory Boulevard.--
52 --- Bridge, St. Louis River. AN ACT To extend the times for com-

mencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the
Saint Louis River at or near the city of Duluth, Minnesota,
and the city of Superior, Wisconsin, and to amend the Act of

August 7, 1939, as amended, and for other purposes.-
53 --- Bridge, Susquehanna River. AN ACT To extend the times for

commencing and completing the construction of a bridge
across the Susquehanna River at or near the city of Harris-

burg, Pennsylvania --
54 Bridge, Susquehanna River. AN ACT To extend the times for

commencing and completing the construction of a bridge
across the Susquehanna River at or near the city of Middle-

town, Pennsylvania -
55 --- Grade crossings, D. C. AN ACT To amend an Act to provide

for a Union Railroad Station in the District of Columbia, and

for other purposes 56 --- Easements, U. S. lands. AN ACT To authorize the Attorney

General to grant easements to States over lands belonging to

the United States under his supervision and control..
57 Bridge, Mahoning River. AN ACT Granting the consent of Con-

gress to the commissioners of Mahoning County, Ohio, to re-
construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across
the Mahoning River in the village of Lowellville, Mahoning

County, Ohio.
58 --- Internal Revenue Code, amendment. AN ACT To exempt from

internal-revenue taxes, on the basis of reciprocity, articles im-
ported by consular officers and employees of foreign states for

their personal or official use--
59 Federal Security Agency, seal. AN ACT To authorize the Ad-

ministrator of the Federal Security Agency to adopt an official

seal, and for other purposes. 60 Reckless driving, D. C. AN ACT To amend the District of

Columbia Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Act, ap

proved May 3, 1935..
61 Property clerk, Police Department, D. C. AN ACT To enlarge the

powers of the property clerk of the Police Department of the
District of Columbia to dispose of property coming into his

possession.
62 --- Compensating taxes. AN ACT To carry to the surplus fund of

the Treasury certain trust funds derived from compensating
taxes collected pursuant to section 15 (e) of title I of the Act of
May 12, 1933 (48 Stat. 40), as amended, upon certain articles

coming into the United States..
63 St. Elizabeths Hospital, D. C. JOINT RESOLUTION Author-

izing the Federal Security Administrator to permit the Amer-
ican Red Cross to construct needed recreational buildings on

the Saint Elizabeths Hospital reservation --
64 Central Heating Plant, D. C. AN ACT To authorize the fur-

nishing of steam from the Central Heating Plant to the Dis

trict of Columbia.--. 65 Freedmen's Hospital, D. C. AN ACT To authorize the Federal

Security Administrator to accept gifts for the Freedmen's Hos

pital and to provide for the administration of such gifts..
66 Governors Island, N. Y. AN ACT To repeal certain provisions

of the Act of February 25, 1929, entitled "An Act to authorize
appropriations for construction at military posts, and for other
purposes", and the Act of July 3, 1930, entitled "An Act
making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appro-
priations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1930, and prior
fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the
fiscal years ending June 30, 1930, and June 30, 1931, and for
other purposes.”

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