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reference to keeping such supplies properly dispersed and stored and to pre venting hazardous conditions from arising to endanger life and property within and without storage reservations. Such board shall advise and confer with such Secretaries in the execution of the recommendations contained in House Document Numbered 199, Seventieth Congress. Deficiency act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 928). (C. M. L. No. 8, Oct. 15, 1928.)

894. Change paragraph:
Strike out present first paragraph and insert new first paragraph :

That the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy are each hereby authorized, in their discretion, to loan or give to soldiers' monument associations, posts of the Grand Army of the Republic, posts of the American Legion, and other recognized war veteran associations, State museums, and municipal corporations condemned or obsolete ordnance, guns, projectiles, and other condemned or obsolete material which may not be needed in the service of either of said departments.

Such loan or gift shall be made subject to rules and regulations covering the same in each department, and the Government shall be at no expense in collnection with any such loan or gift. Act of May 26, 1928 (45 Stat. 473). (C. M. L. No. 8, Oct, 15, 1928.)

90412. Add new paragraph:

Sale of quartermaster property to officers of the Public Health Service.Hereafter officers of the Public Health Service may purchase quartermaster supplies from the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps at the same price as is charged officers of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. Seo. 1, act of March 6, 1920 (41 Stat. 507). (C. M. L. No. 8, Oct. 15, 1928.)

911 (as changed by Changes No. 2). Add note:

The provision added by Changes No. 2 was continued until the W. D. appropriation act of April 15, 1926 (44 Stat. 260), inclusive, but is not found in W. D. appropriation acts since that date. (O. M. L. No. 8, Oct. 15, 1928.)

956. Strike out present paragraph (except title) and insert new paragraph and note:

That the number of horses purchased for remounts for officers entitled to public mounts, for the United States Military Academy, and for such organizations and members of the military service as may be required to be mounted (including the purchase of animals for breeding purposes), shall be limited to the actual needs of the mounted service, including reasonable provision for remounts. When practicable, horses and mules shall be purchased in the open market at all military posts or stations, when needed, within a maximum price to be fixed by the Secretary of War

Act of March 7, 1928 (45 Stat. 245).

This provision now being given permanent form, its repetition, as heretofore, in W. D. appropriation acts will be unnecessary. (O. M. L. No. 8, Oot. 15, 1928.)

957. Strike out present paragraph (except title) and insert new paragraph and note:

No horse purchased shall be below the standard set by Army regulations for Cavalry and Artillery horses, except when purchased as remounts or for instruction of cadets at the United States Military Academy, or except when otherwise specifically authorized by the act making appropriations for such purposes.

Act of March 7, 1928 ( 45 stat. 245). This provision now being given permanent form, its repetition, as heretofore, in W. D. appropriation acts will be unnecessary. (O. M. L. No. 8, Oot. 15, 1928.)

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958. Strike out present paragraph (except title) and insert new paragraph and note :

In no case shall any polo ponies be purchased except for the United States Military Academy, and such ponies shall not be used at any other place. Act of March 9, 1928 (45 Stat. 245).

This provision now being given permanent form, its repetition, as heretofore, in W. D. appropriation acts will be unnecessary. (O. M. L. No. 8, Oct. 15, 1928.)

960. Add note:

The provision requiring a report under the above act was repealed by subdivision 30 of section 1 of the act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 988). (O. M. L. No. 8, Oct. 15, 1928.)

966. Add note:

The report relative to exchange of typewriters, adding machines, and other similar labor-saving devices is no longer required, by reason of the provision of subdivision á of section 1 of the act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 986). (O. M. L. No. 8, Oct. 15, 1928.)

970. Add note:

The provision requiring a statement to Congress was repealed by subdivision 35 of section 1 of the act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 988). (O. M, L. No. 8, Oct. 15,-1928.)

1002. Add note:

This report is no longer required, by reason of the provision of subdivision 3 of section 1 of the act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 986), nor is the detailed report of publications received formerly required by section 92 of the act of January 12, 1895 (28 Stat. 623), by reason of the provision of subdivision 2 of said section 1. (O. M. L. No. 8, Oct. 15, 1928.)

1014. Change paragraph:
Strike out present first paragraph and insert new first paragraph:

The Commissioner of Patents is authorized to grant, subject to existing law, to any officer, enlisted man, or employee of the Government, except officers and employees of the Patent Office, a patent for any invention of the classes mentioned in section 4886 of the Revised Statutes, without the payment of any fee when the head of the department or independent bureau certifies such invention is used or liable to be used in the public interest: Provided, That the applicant in his application shall state that the invention described therein, if patented, may be manufactured and used by or for the Government for governmental purposes without the payment to him of any royalty thereon, which stipulation shall be included in the patent. Act of April 30, 1928 (45 Stat. 467). (C. M. L. No. 8, Oct. 15, 1928.)

1025. Add note :

For leasing of public lands for use as public aviation fields, see 103542 (added by Changes No. 8), ante. (C. M. L. No. 8, Oct. 15, 1928.)

1035. Add note:

The annual report of such leases is no longer required, by reason of the provision of subdivision 29 of section 1 of the act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 986). (C. M. L. No. 8, Oot. 15, 1928.)

103572. Add new paragraph and note:

Leasing of public lands for use as public aviation fields.—That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion and under such regulations as he may prescribe, to lease for use as a public airport any contiguous public lands, unreserved and unappropriated, not to exceed six hundred and forty acres in area, subject to valid rights in such lands under the public land laws. Sec. 1, act of May 24, 1928 (45 Stat. 728).

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