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ing law, shall be excused from duty for one-half day on December 24, 1947.

2. This order shall be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER.

HARRY S. TRUMAN

THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 2, 1947.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9908

RESERVATION OF SOURCE MATERIAL IN CER

TAIN LANDS OWNED BY THE UNITED STATES 1

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9906 REVOCATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 7165

OF AUGUST 29, 1935, RELATING TO THE PREPARATION AND PUBLICITY OF DECISIONS IN RESPECT OF OVERASSESSMENTS OF INCOME, PROFITS, ESTATE, AND GIFT TAXES ALLOWED IN EXCESS OF $20,000

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 55 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code (53 Stat. 29; 26 U. S.C. 55 (a)), section 257 (a) of the Revenue Act of 1926, section 55 of the Revenue Act of 1928, section 55 of the Revenue Act of 1932, as amended by section 218 (h) of the National Industrial Recovery Act, and section 55 (a) of the Revenue Acts of 1934, 1936, and 1938 (44 Stat. 51, 45 Stat. 809, 47 Stat. 189, 48 Stat. 209, 698, 49 Stat. 1671, and 52 Stat. 478), Executive Order No. 7165 of August 29, 1935, relating to the preparation and publicity of decisions in respect of overassessments of income, profits, estate, and gift taxes allowed in excess of $20,000, is hereby revoked.

This order shall become effective upon its filing for publication in the FEDERAL REGISTER.

HARRY S. TRUMAN THE WHITE HOUSE,

November 18, 1947.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9907

EXCUSING FEDERAL EMPLOYEES FROM DUTY

ONE-HALF DAY ON DECEMBER 24, 1947

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

1. The several executive departments, independent establishments, and other governmental agencies in the District of Columbia, including the General Accounting Ofice, the Government Printing Office and the Navy Yard and Naval Stations, shall be closed one-half day on Wednesday, December 24, 1947, the day preceding Christmas Day; and all employees in the Federal service in the District of Columbia, and in the field service of the executive departments, independent establishments, and other agencies of the Government, except those who may for special public reasons be excluded from the provisions of this order by the heads of their respective departments, establishments, or agencies, or those whose absence from duty would be inconsistent with the provisions of exist

By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and in further effectuation of the policies declared by section 1 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 755), it is hereby ordered as follows:

1. So far as not in conflict with existing law, (a) all disposals of lands, other than public lands, heretofore or hereafter acquired by the United States or any instrumentality thereof, including lands in the Territories and possessions of the United States, except in conveyances where all minerals, including source material, are reserved to the United States, (b) all leases, permits, or other authorizations of whatever kind hereafter granted to remove minerals from such lands, and (c) all leases, permits, or other authorizations which otherwise would preclude the United States from exercising its right to enter upon the lands and prospect for, mine, and remove minerals, shall contain the following reservation:

"All uranium, thorium, and all other materials determined pursuant to section 5 (b) (1) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 761) to be pecularly essential to the production of fissionable material, contained, in whatever concentration, in deposits in the lands covered by this instrument are hereby reserved for the use of the United States, together with the right of the United States through its authorized agents or representatives at any time to enter upon the land and prospect for, mine, and remove the same, making just compensation for any damage or injury occasioned thereby. However, such land may be used, and any rights other

1 Noted in $ 4.621 of Title 43 and in $ 200.51 of Title 30, infra.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9909 EXEMPTING THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE

UNITED STATES FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FROM MAKING THE REPORTS PROVIDED FOR BY SECTION 49b (2) OF THE ORGANIC ACT OF PUERTO RICO, AS AMENDED

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 49 (2) of the Organic Act of Puerto Rico, as amended by section 6 of the Act of August 5, 1947, Public Law 362, 80th Congress, it is hereby ordered that the District Court of the United States for Puerto Rico and the Department of Justice shall be exempt from making the reports to the Coordinator of Federal Agencies in Puerto Rico which are provided for in such section.

HARRY S. TRUMAN THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 9, 1947.

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wise acquired by this disposition may be exercised, as if no reservation of such materials had been made; except that, when such use results in the extraction of any such material from the land in quantities which may not be transferred or delivered without a license under the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as it now exists or may hereafter be amended, such material shall be the property of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, and the Commission may require delivery of such material to it by any possessor thereof after such material has been separated as such from the ores in which it was contained. If the Commission requires the delivery of such material to it, it shall pay to the person mining or extracting the same, or to such other person as the Commission determines to be entitled thereto, such sums, including profits, as the Commission deems fair and reasonable for the discovery, mining, development, production, extraction, and other services performed with respect to such material prior to such delivery, but such payment shall not include any amount on account of the value of such material before removal from its place of deposit in nature. If the Commission does not require delivery of such material to it, the reservation hereby made shall be of no further force or effect.”

2. The reservation required by paragraph 1 above need not be included in any disposition of land which is not in excess of one acre and which is devoted primarily to a residential use.

3. Executive Order No. 9701 of March 4,1946,1 entitled “Providing for the Reservation of Rights to Fissionable Materials in Lands Owned by the United States”, is hereby revoked; but such revocation shall not be construed to affect the revocation of Executive Order No. 96132 made by Executive Order No. 9701 or the provisions contained therein with respect to the lands released from withdrawal by the revocation of Executive Order No. 9613.

HARRY S. TRUMAN THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 5, 1947.

CREATING AN EMERGENCY BOARD TO INVES

TIGATE A DISPUTE BETWEEN THE GEORGIA RAILROAD AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN AND ENGINEMEN

WHEREAS a dispute exists between the Georgia Railroad, a carrier, and certain of its employees represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, a labor organization; and

WHEREAS this dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended; and

WHEREAS this dispute, in the judgment of the National Mediation Board, threatens substantially to interrupt interstate commerce within the state of Georgia to a degree such as to deprive that portion of the country of essential transportation service:

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, as amended (45 U.S. C. 160), I hereby create a board of three members, to be appointed by me, to investigate the said dispute. No member of the said board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railway employees or any carrier.

The board shall report its findings to the President with respect to the said dispute within thirty days from the date of this order.

As provided by section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, from this

13 CFR 1946 Supp. "3 CFR 1945 Supp.

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By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act, approved December 29, 1945 (59 Stat. 669), and having found that the United States participates in the International Cotton Advisory Committee under the authority of an act of Congress authorizing such participation or making an appropriation for such participation, I hereby designate such organization as a public international organization entitled to enjoy the privileges, exemptions, and immunities conferred by the said Act.

The designation of the above-named organization as a public international organization within the meaning of the said International Organizations Immunities Act is not intended to abridge in any respect privileges and immunities which such organization may have acquired or may acquire by treaty or Congressional action.

This order supplements Executive Orders No. 9698 of February 19, 1946,” No. 9751 of July 11, 1946, No. 9823 of January 24, 1947,3 No. 9863 of May 31, 1947,3 and No. 9887 of August 22, 1947.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9912 ESTABLISHING THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL

COMMITTEE ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
AND DEVELOPMENT

By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and statutes, and as Commander in Chief, and in order to further the most effective administration of Federal scientific research and development activities, it is hereby ordered, in the interest of the internal management of the Government, as follows:

1. There is hereby established the Interdepartmental Committee on Scientific Research and Development, hereinafter referred to as the Committee. The head of each of the following agencies and of such other agencies as the President may hereafter determine (and in the case of a commission, board, or committee, the chairman thereof) shall designate an officer or employee of his agency as a member of the Committee, namely, the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Commerce, Army, Navy, and Air Force, the National Military Establishment, the Federal Security Agency, the Atomic Energy Commission, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the Veterans Administration, and the Smithsonian Institution.

2. The Chairman of the Committee shall be designated annually by the President. The Chairman may from time to time establish subcommittees, which may include as members persons not employed by the Federal Government, or for limited periods of time representatives of agencies not designated as members of the Committee, which shall conduct and report upon specific studies as directed by the Committee.

3. The duties of the Committee shall be to:

(a) Recommend steps to make the research and development programs of the Federal Government most effective in the promotion of the national welfare.

(b) Study or propose studies and recommend changes in administrative policies and procedures, including personnel policies, designed to increase the eficiency of the Federal research and development program.

(c) Study and report upon current policies and Federal administrative practices relating to Federal support for

HARRY S. TRUMAN

THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 19. 1947.

1 Noted in 26.2 of Title 5, infra. 23 CFR 1946 Supp. Supra.

research, such as grants and contracts for basic research.

(d) Obtain the advice of persons not employed by the Federal Government with respect to matters of concern to the Committee.

(e) Encourage collaboration among Federal agencies engaged in related scientific research and development.

(f) Propose means by which information relating to the status and results of scientific research and development undertaken or supported by Federal agencies can be most effectively disseminated.

(g) Perform such other duties as shall be prescribed from time to time by the President.

4. The reports and recommendations of the Committee shall be submitted to the several departments and agencies or to the President as inay be appropriate.

5. Federal agencies, to the extent permitted by law, are requested to furnish the Committee assistance and such information relating to their affairs as it may require.

HARRY S. TRUMAN THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 24, 1947.

fice and of its Director, are hereby transferred to the National Military Establishment for the purpose of completing the liquidation of all the affairs of the Office of Scientific Research and Development.

3. Such further measures and dispositions as may be determined by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget to be necessary to effectuate the transfers provided for in this order shall be carried out in such manner as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget may direct and by such agencies as he may designate.

4. This order supersedes all prior Executive orders to the extent that they are in conflict with this order.

5. This order shall become effective at the close of business on December 31, 1947.

HARRY S. TRUMAN THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 26, 1947.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9913 TERMINATING THE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDING FOR THE COMPLETION OF ITS LIQUIDATION"

By virtue of the authority vested in me by Title I of the First Supplemental Surplus Appropriation Rescission Act, 1946 (60 Stat. 13), and the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1948 (Public Law 271, 80th Congress) and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered, in the interest of the internal management of the Government, as follows:

1. The Office of Scientific Research and Development in the Office for Emergency Management of the Executive Office of the President, established by Executive Order No. 8807 of June 28, 1941,2 is hereby terminated.

2. All personnel, property, contracts, records, and funds of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, and all functions, powers, duties, rights, privileges, and authority of the said Of.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9914 PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE

FOREIGN AID ACT OF 1947 3 By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, particularly the Foreign Aid Act of 1947, and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered, in the interest of the internal management of the Government, as follows:

1. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized and directed:

(a) To perform the functions and exercise the powers and authority vested in the President by the Foreign Aid Act of 1947 (hereinafter referred to as the Act), exclusive of sections 11 (b) and 11 (d) thereof: Provided that

(1) In designating, under section 3 of the Act, the existing departments, agencies, or independent establishments of the Government through which certain functions, powers, and authority under the Act shall be performed or exercised, the Secretary shall act with the concurrence of the department, agency, or establishment concerned in each case.

(2) In promulgating, under section 4 of the Act, any regulations controlling the purchase or procurement of commodities, and in promulgating, under

Noted in Chapter XVII of Title 32, infra. *3 CFR Cum. Supp.

* Codified as $ 401.3 of Title 22, infra.

with the instructions of the Secretary of State.

3. All funds appropriated to carry out the provisions of the Act by the Third Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1948 (such funds being in the amount of $522,000,000), are hereby transferred to the Department of State, to be administered in accordance with the provisions of the Act (as implemented by this order), and of the said Appropriation Act.

HARRY S. TRUMAN THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 26, 1947.

section 10 of the Act, any rules and regulations necessary and proper to carry out any of the provisions of the Act, the Secretary shall, to the extent that any such rule or regulation affects the operations of any agency, establishment, or department other than the Department of State, act with the concurrence of the agency, establishment, or department concerned in each case.

(3) In making the determinations, required under paragraphs 2 and 3 of section 4 of the Act, whether commodities to be purchased or procured under the Act are in short supply in the United States, the Secretary of State shall act on the advice of the heads of the appropriate departments, agencies or establishments.

(4) In making the determinations required under subsection (e) of section 11 of the Act, whether a commodity required by any agency of the Government under any price support program is in excess of domestic requirements, the Secretary of State shall act on the advice of the Secretary of Agriculture; and such determinations shall be restricted to those necessary in connection with aid to the recipient countries, as defined in the Act.

(b) To take such other action, not inconsistent with the Act and this order, as may be necessary to provide aid in accordance with the provisions of the Act, including the making of provisions for such personnel, supplies, facilities, and services as shall be necessary to carry out the provisions of this order, and the making of such arrangements with other departments, agencies and independent establishments of the Government and with other countries and international organizations as may be necessary and proper for carrying out the provisions and accomplishing the purposes of the Act.

2. The field administrator referred to in section 10 of the Act, in exercising his responsibility for administering in the recipient countries the program of assistance provided for in the Act, shall act under the guidance and in accordance

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9915 DELEGATING TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICUL

TURE THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN THE
PRESIDENT BY SECTION 4 (b) OF THE
JOINT RESOLUTION APPROVED DECEMBER
30, 1947

By virtue of the authority vested in me by sections 4 (b) and 5 of the Joint Resolution approved December 30, 1947, entitled “Joint Resolution to aid in the stabilization of commodity prices, to aid in further stabilizing the economy of the United States, and for other purposes," and as President of the United States, the powers, authority, and discretion vested in the President under section 4 (b) of the aforesaid joint resolution, reviving and reenacting Title III of the Second War Powers Act, 1942, for certain purposes, are hereby included within the powers, authority, and discretion delegated to the Secretary of Agriculture under Executive Order No. 9280 of December 5, 1942(7 F.R. 10179), as amended or modified by Executive Orders No. 9322 of March 26, 1943 : (8 F.R. 3807), No. 9334 of April 19, 1943 1 (8 F.R. 5423) and No. 9577 of June 29, 1945 2 (10 F.R. 8087).

The said Executive orders are modified accordingly.

HARRY S. TRUMAN THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 30, 1947.

18 CFR Cum. Supp. 13 CFR 1946 Supp.

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