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Statutes at Large Volume 56 (1942) Table of Contents

VOL. 55 ⇔ VOL. 57

Volume 56:
Public Law Topic Title Stat. citation
  Pub. Law 77-398Navy and Marine Corps, enlisted strength AN ACT To amend the Act approved April 22, 1941 (Public Law 39, Seventy-seventh Congress), so as to increase the authorized enlisted strength of the Navy and Marine Corps 56 Stat. 3
  Pub. Law 77-399D. C. License Act, amendments AN ACT To amend the District of Columbia License Act so as to permit the transportation of school children and occasional sightseeing operations in the District of Columbia without procurement of a license or payment of a tax in the case of certain vehicles performing such operations in connection with transportation to the District of Columbia 56 Stat. 3
  Pub. Law 77-400Naval Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve, transfer of enlisted men AN ACT To authorize transfer of enlisted men of the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve to the Regular Navy and Marine Corps 56 Stat. 5
  Pub. Law 77-401Parking of vehicles, D. C. AN ACT To prohibit parking of vehicles upon public or private property in the District of Columbia without the consent of the owner of such property 56 Stat. 5
  Pub. Law 77-402Coast and Geodetic Survey, commissioned officers AN ACT To regulate the distribution and promotion of commissioned officers of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 6
  Pub. Law 77-403Daylight saving time AN ACT To promote the national security and defense by establishing daylight saving time 56 Stat. 9
  Pub. Law 77-404Aviation cadets, subsistence allowance AN ACT Authorizing subsistence allowance provided for aviation cadets to be paid to messes in manner as prescribed by the Act of March 14, 1940 (Public, Numbered 433, Seventy-sixth Congress) 56 Stat. 9
  Pub. Law 77-405Marine Corps, selection boards AN ACT To amend the Act approved June 23, 1938, entitled "An Act to regulate the distribution, promotion, and retirement of officers of the line of the Navy, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 9
  Pub. Law 77-406Commandant of the Marine Corps AN ACT To provide for the rank and title of the Commandant of the Marine Corps 56 Stat. 10
  Pub. Law 77-407Navy, retirements and promotions AN ACT To further amend the Act approved June 23, 1938 (52 Stat. 944), as amended 56 Stat. 10
  Pub. Law 77-408Limited Service Marine Corps Reserve AN ACT To create the Limited Service Marine Corps Reserve, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 10
  Pub. Law 77-409Defense housing AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to expedite the provision of housing in connection with national defense, and for other purposes", approved October 14, 1940, as amended 56 Stat. 11
  Pub. Law 77-410Navy, extension of commissary privileges AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1910, and for other purposes", approved March 3, 1909, as amended, so as to extend commissary privileges to such other persons as may be specifically authorized by the Secretary of the Navy 56 Stat. 13
  Pub. Law 77-411Civil Service Retirement Act, amendments AN ACT To amend further the Civil Service Retirement Act, approved May 29, 1930, as amended 56 Stat. 13
  Pub. Law 77-412Internal Revenue Code, amendment AN ACT To amend certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to the production of alcohol 56 Stat. 17
  Pub. Law 77-413Communications Act of 1934, amendments AN ACT To amend section 606 of the Communications Act of 1934 for the purpose of granting to the President, in time of war or threatened war, certain powers with respect to communications by wire 56 Stat. 18
  Pub. Law 77-414National Munitions Control Board, reports JOINT RESOLUTION To maintain the secrecy of military information 56 Stat. 19
  Pub. Law 77-415Civilian defense AN ACT To provide protection of persons and property from bombing attacks in the United States, and for other purposes ' 56 Stat. 19
  Pub. Law 77-416Transportation of iron ore AN ACT Authorizing vessels of Canadian registry to transport iron ore on the Great Lakes during 1942 56 Stat. 19
  Pub. Law 77-417Inter American Statistical Institute JOINT RESOLUTION To enable the United States to become an adhering member of the Inter American Statistical Institute 56 Stat. 20
  Pub. Law 77-418Central Pacific Railway Company, validation of certain conveyances AN ACT Validating certain conveyances heretofore made by Central Pacific Railway Company, a corporation, and its lessee, Southern Pacific Company, a corporation, involving certain portions of right-of-way, in the city of Tracy, in the county of San Joaquin, State of California, and in the town of Elk Grove, in the county of Sacramento, State of California, acquired by Central Pacific Railway Company under the Act of Congress approved July 1, 1862 (12 Stat. L. 489), as amended by the Act of Congress approved July 2, 1864 (13 Stat. L. 356) 56 Stat. 20
  Pub. Law 77-419Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Indians, Okla. AN ACT To set aside certain lands in Oklahoma for the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Indians; and to carry out certain obligations to certain enrolled Indians under tribal agreement 56 Stat. 21
  Pub. Law 77-420Navy, shipbuilding and ship-repair facilities AN ACT Authorizing appropriations for the United States Navy, additional shipbuilding and ship-repair facilities, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 23
  Pub. Law 77-421Emergency Price Control Act of 1942 AN ACT To further the national defense and security by checking speculative and excessive price rises, price dislocations, and inflationary tendencies, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 23
  Pub. Law 77-422Fourth Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1942 AN ACT Making supplemental appropriations for the national defense for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1942, and June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 37
  Pub. Law 77-423Smithsonian Institution AN ACT To authorize the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board to allocate one-half of the income from certain property to the Smithsonian Institution 56 Stat. 39
  Pub. Law 77-424Subsistence Expense Act of 1926, amendment AN ACT To amend section 3 of the Subsistence Expense Act of 1926, as amended 56 Stat. 39
  Pub. Law 77-425Disposition of certain securities AN ACT To authorize the sale, exchange, or other disposition of certain securities held by the Secretary of the Treasury 56 Stat. 40
  Pub. Law 77-426Entry of vehicles, etc., from Mexico AN ACT To provide for regulating, inspecting, cleaning, and, when necessary, disinfecting railway cars, other vehicles, and other materials entering the United States from Mexico 56 Stat. 40
  Pub. Law 77-427Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, amendments AN ACT To amend section 392 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, so as to provide for separate appropriation accounts for administrative expenses of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, so as to modify the 1 and 2 per centum limitations on administrative expenses and to provide over-all limitations in lieu thereof, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 41
  Pub. Law 77-428D. C. Revenue Act of 1939, amendments AN ACT To amend the District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1939, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 42
  Pub. Law 77-429Oakland, Calif., naval supply depot AN ACT To amend section 3 (a) of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to proceed with the construction of certain public works, and for other purposes", approved June 2, 1939 (53 Stat. 800), so as to transfer the administration of the Naval Supply Depot, Oakland, to the Commandant, Twelfth Naval District 56 Stat. 47
  Pub. Law 77-430Navy Department, performance of duties of certain officers AN ACT To provide for performance of the duties of chiefs of bureau and the Judge Advocate General in the Navy Department, and the Major General Commandant of the Marine Corps, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 47
  Pub. Law 77-431Idaho, leases of public lands AN ACT To increase the period for which leases may be made of public lands granted to the State of Idaho for educational purposes by the Act of July 3, 1890 56 Stat. 48
  Pub. Law 77-432Navy and Marine Corps, retired officers AN ACT To prohibit payment of money allowance for subsistence and rental to retired officers of the Navy or Marine Corps for any period when not employed on active duty 56 Stat. 48
  Pub. Law 77-433Togus, Maine, easement AN ACT Authorizing the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to grant an easement in certain lands of the Veterans' Administration facility, Togus, Maine, to the State of Maine, for road-widening purposes 56 Stat. 48
  Pub. Law 77-434Murfreesboro, Tenn., easement AN ACT Authorizing the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to grant an easement in certain lands of the Veterans' Administration Facility, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to Rutherford County, Tennessee, for highway purposes 56 Stat. 49
  Pub. Law 77-435Army, detail of personnel AN ACT To authorize the attendance of personnel of the Army of the United States as students at educational institutions and other places 56 Stat. 50
  Pub. Law 77-436Internal Revenue Code, amendment JOINT RESOLUTION To amend section 124 of the Internal Revenue Code to simplify the procedure in connection with amortization of certain facilities 56 Stat. 50
  Pub. Law 77-437U. S. land forces, pay of certain persons AN ACT To provide pay for officers in accordance with the rank and grade in which they were inducted and served in the land forces 56 Stat. 50
  Pub. Law 77-438Navy, public works AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to proceed with the construction of certain public works, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 51
  Pub. Law 77-439Marketing quotas and acreage allotments AN ACT To provide for the adjustment of tobacco, wheat, and cotton-marketing quotas and acreage allotments in certain cases where farm land is acquired by the United States for defense purposes 56 Stat. 51
  Pub. Law 77-440Navy, construction of naval vessels AN ACT To authorize the construction of certain naval vessels, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 53
  Pub. Law 77-441Naval Appropriation Act, 1943, etc. AN ACT Making appropriations for the Navy Department and the naval service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and additional appropriations therefor for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 53
  Pub. Law 77-442China, financial aid JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize the President of the United States to render financial aid to China, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 82
  Pub. Law 77-443Tuskegee, Ala., easement AN ACT Authorizing the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to grant an easement for highway purposes to the county of Macon, Alabama, in a strip of land located at Veterans' Administration Facility, Tuskegee, Alabama 56 Stat. 83
  Pub. Law 77-444Natural Gas Act, amendments AN ACT To amend section 7 of the Natural Gas Act 56 Stat. 83
  Pub. Law 77-445Agricultural Adjustment Act, amendments AN ACT To extend the time during which orders and marketing agreements under the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended, may be applicable to hops 56 Stat. 85
  Pub. Law 77-446Navy, salvage facilities AN ACT To amend the Act approved October 24, 1941, entitled "An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to provide salvage facilities, and for other purposes" (Public Law Numbered 280, Seventy-seventh Congress), so as to remove the limitation on the sum authorized to be appropriated annually to effectuate the purposes of the Act 56 Stat. 86
  Pub. Law 77-447Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, N. Mex. AN ACT To authorize an appropriation for payment to the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District of construction costs assessed against certain lands within such district acquired by the United States for the benefit of certain Indians in the State of New Mexico 56 Stat. 86
  Pub. Law 77-448U. S. Government life insurance fund, etc. AN ACT To increase the earnings of the United States Government life-insurance fund and the national service life-insurance fund by expediting the investment of the moneys thereof, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 87
  Pub. Law 77-449Indians, tax reimbursement AN ACT To amend the Act of June 11, 1940 (Public, Numbered 590, Seventy-sixth Congress, third session), providing for the relief of Indians who have paid taxes on allotted land 56 Stat. 87
  Pub. Law 77-450National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics AN ACT Authorizing overtime pay for certain employees of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics 56 Stat. 88
  Pub. Law 77-451National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, amendment AN ACT To amend section 602 (m) of the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940 (Public, Numbered 801, Seventy-sixth Congress), as amended, to enable a person in active service in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard to secure such insurance effective as of date of application by advance of active service pay, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 88
  Pub. Law 77-452China, financial aid JOINT RESOLUTION Making an appropriation to provide financial aid to China 56 Stat. 89
  Pub. Law 77-453Central Pacific Railway Company, conveyance AN ACT To release all the interest of the United States in certain land constituting a portion of the right-of-way granted to the Central Pacific Railway Company under the Act of July 1, 1862, as amended and supplemented 56 Stat. 89
  Pub. Law 77-454D. C. Motor Vehicle Parking Facility Act of 1942 AN ACT To authorize the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to acquire, operate, and regulate public off-street parking facilities, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 90
  Pub. Law 77-455Army of the U. S., temporary promotions AN ACT To provide for temporary promotion in the Army of the United States of officers commissioned in the Air Corps or assigned to duty with the Air Corps 56 Stat. 94
  Pub. Law 77-456Navy, examination of quarterly accounts AN ACT To extend the time for examination of quarterly accounts covering expenditures by disbursing officers of the United States Navy 56 Stat. 94
  Pub. Law 77-457Alaska, purchase and resale of supplies, etc. AN ACT To authorize the purchase from appropriations made for the Indian Service of supplies and materials for resale to natives, native cooperative associations, and Indian Service employees stationed in Alaska 56 Stat. 95
  Pub. Law 77-458Alaska, Indian Service AN ACT To provide for the deposit and expenditure of various revenues collected at schools and hospitals operated by the Indian Service in Alaska 56 Stat. 95
  Pub. Law 77-459Neutrality Act of 1939, amendment JOINT RESOLUTION Amending section 7 of the Neutrality Act of 1939 56 Stat. 95
  Pub. Law 77-460Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission AN ACT To authorize the transfer of lands from the United States to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission under certain conditions, and to accept title to another tract to be transferred to the United States 56 Stat. 96
  Pub. Law 77-461Navy ration AN ACT To provide that the Navy ration may include canned or powdered or concentrated fruit or vegetable juices 56 Stat. 97
  Pub. Law 77-462Travel expenses of certain civilian personnel AN ACT To provide decentralization of the issuance of orders authorizing the payment of travel expenses in connection with the transfer of civilian employees from one station to another 56 Stat. 97
  Pub. Law 77-463First Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1942 AN ACT Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, and for prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 98
  Pub. Law 77-464Navy and Marine Corps oficers AN ACT To provide for the advancement on the retired list of certain officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps 56 Stat. 120
  Pub. Law 77-465Klamath Tribe of Indians, lands AN ACT Relating to lands of the Klamath and Modoc Tribes and the Yahooskin Band of Snake Indians 56 Stat. 121
  Pub. Law 77-466Tobacco, national marketing quota AN ACT To extend the time within which the amount of any national marketing quota for tobacco, proclaimed under section 312 (a) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, may be increased 56 Stat. 121
  Pub. Law 77-467U. S. district courts, fees of clerks AN ACT To abolish certain fees charged by clerks of the district courts; and to exempt defendants in condemnation proceedings from the payment of filing fees in certain instances 56 Stat. 122
  Pub. Law 77-468District of Columbia, zoning regulations AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act providing for the zoning of the District of Columbia and the regulation of the location, height, bulk, and uses of buildings and other structures and of the uses of land in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes", approved June 20, 1938 56 Stat. 122
  Pub. Law 77-469Bridge, Colorado River AN ACT Authorizing the States of Arizona and California, jointly or separately, to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Colorado River at or near Needles, California 56 Stat. 122
  Pub. Law 77-470Rock Creek Cemetery, D. C. AN ACT To authorize the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to permit the vestry of Rock Creek Parish to utilize for burial sites certain land within its present holdings in Rock Creek Cemetery 56 Stat. 123
  Pub. Law 77-471MacArthur Boulevard, D. C. AN ACT To change the name of Conduit Road in the District of Columbia 56 Stat. 123
  Pub. Law 77-472Nassau County, N. Y., lands JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize the United States Maritime Commission to acquire certain lands in Nassau County, New York 56 Stat. 124
  Pub. Law 77-473Guayule AN ACT To provide for the planting of guayule and other rubber-bearing plants and to make available a source of crude rubber for emergency and defense uses 56 Stat. 126
  Pub. Law 77-474Fifth Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1942 AN ACT Making additional appropriations for the national defense for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 126
  Pub. Law 77-475Dearborn, Mich., land AN ACT To vest absolute in the city of Dearborn the title to lot 19 of the Detroit Arsenal grounds subdivision, Wayne County, Michigan 56 Stat. 132
  Pub. Law 77-476Pennsylvania, judicial districts AN ACT To transfer Blair County, Pennsylvania, from the western judicial district of Pennsylvania to the middle judicial district of Pennsylvania 56 Stat. 132
  Pub. Law 77-477Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park AN ACT To revise the boundaries of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park in the States of Georgia and Tennessee 56 Stat. 133
  Pub. Law 77-478Isle Royale National Park, Mich. AN ACT To accept the cession by the State of Michigan of exclusive jurisdiction over the lands embraced within the Isle Royale National Park, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 133
  Pub. Law 77-479Olympic National Park, Wash. AN ACT To accept the cession by the State of Washington of exclusive jurisdiction over the lands embraced within the Olympic National Park, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 135
  Pub. Law 77-480Isle Royale National Park, Mich. AN ACT To provide for the addition of certain lands to the Isle Royale National Park, in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 138
  Pub. Law 77-481Georgia, judicial districts AN ACT To amend subsections (b), (d), and (e) of section 77 of the Judicial Code so as to transfer the county of Meriwether from the Columbus division of the middle district of Georgia to the Newnan division of the northern district of Georgia, and to change the terms of the district court for the Macon and Americus divisions in the middle district of Georgia 56 Stat. 139
  Pub. Law 77-482Marine war-risk iinnssuurraannccee. AN ACT To extend and amend Subtitle-Insurance of Title II of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended (Public, Numbered 677, Seventy-sixth Congress), approved June 29, 1940, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 140
  Pub. Law 77-483Army, fraudulent enlistments AN ACT To authorize the payment of a donation to and to provide for the travel at Government expense of persons discharged from the Army of the United States on account of fraudulent enlistment 56 Stat. 140
  Pub. Law 77-484Mailing of small firearms AN ACT To authorize mailing of small firearms to officers and employees of enforcement agencies of the United States 56 Stat. 141
  Pub. Law 77-485Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah AN ACT To correct the description of land added to the Bryce Canyon National Park pursuant to the Act of February 17, 1931 56 Stat. 141
  Pub. Law 77-486Cedar Breaks National Monument, etc., Utah AN ACT To adjust the boundaries of the Cedar Breaks National Monument and the Dixie National Forest, in the State of Utah, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 141
  Pub. Law 77-487Glenn Dale Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Md. AN ACT To provide for the establishment of a commissary or canteen at Glenn Dale Sanatorium, Glenn Dale, Maryland 56 Stat. 142
  Pub. Law 77-488Flood control AN ACT To amend the Act of August 11, 1939 (53 Stat. 1418), entitled "An Act authorizing construction of water conservation and utilization projects in the Great Plains and arid and semiarid areas of the United States", as amended by the Act of October 14, 1940 (54 Stat. 1119) 56 Stat. 142
  Pub. Law 77-489Theft from vehicles, D. C. AN ACT To amend subchapter two of chapter nineteen of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia 56 Stat. 143
  Pub. Law 77-490Pay and allowances of certain military and civilian personnel AN ACT To provide for continuing payment of pay and allowances of personnel of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, including the retired and Reserve components thereof; the Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Public Health Service, and civilian employees of the executive departments, independent establishments, and agencies, during periods of absence from post of duty, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 143
  Pub. Law 77-491Subways, D. C. JOINT RESOLUTION To direct the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to make an investigation and survey to determine the feasibility of the construction of subways in the District of Columbia for both streetcars and vehicular traffic 56 Stat. 148
  Pub. Law 77-492Army officers, allowances for uniforms and equipment AN ACT To amend an Act to provide allowances for uniforms and equipment for certain officers of the Officers' Reserve Corps of the Army so as to provide allowances for uniforms and equipment for certain officers of the Army of the United States 56 Stat. 148
  Pub. Law 77-493Multnomah County, Oreg. AN ACT For the relief of Multnomah County, Oregon 56 Stat. 149
  Pub. Law 77-494Alaska, settlement claims AN ACT To * validate settlement claims established on sections 16 and 36 within the area withdrawn for the Matanuska Settlement project in Alaska, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 150
  Pub. Law 77-495Treasury and Post Office Departments Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Treasury and Post Office Departments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 150
  Pub. Law 77-496Government records, disposition AN ACT To amend the Act of August 5, 1939, entitled "An Act to provide for the disposition of certain records of the United States Government." 56 Stat. 170
  Pub. Law 77-497Scrap iron, etc., suspension of tariff duties AN ACT To suspend the effectiveness during the existing national emergency of tariff duties on scrap iron, scrap steel, and nonferrous-metal scrap 56 Stat. 171
  Pub. Law 77-498Merchant Marine Act, 1936, amendment AN ACT To amend.the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, to provide for the coordination of the forwarding and similar servicing of water-borne export and import foreign commerce of the United States 56 Stat. 171
  Pub. Law 77-499Navy, ordnance manufacturing facilities, etc. AN ACT Authorizing appropriations for the United States Navy, additional ordnance manufacturing and production facilities, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 172
  Pub. Law 77-500Bridge, Bayou Lafourche, La. AN ACT To legalize a bridge across Bayou Lafourche at Valentine, Louisiana 56 Stat. 172
  Pub. Law 77-501Croatan National Forest, N. C. AN ACT To authorize the transfer of the custody of a portion of the Croatan National Forest, North Carolina, from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of the Navy 56 Stat. 173
  Pub. Law 77-502Public Roads Administration, site for laboratory AN ACT To authorize the Federal Works Administrator to acquire title, on behalf of the United States, to not more than thirty-five acres of land subject to certain reservations in the grantors 56 Stat. 173
  Pub. Law 77-503Military areas or zones, restrictions AN ACT To provide a penalty for violation of restrictions or orders with respect to persons entering, remaining in, leaving, or committing any act in military areas or zones 56 Stat. 173
  Pub. Law 77-504Bridge,.St. Marys River AN ACT To revive and reenact the Act entitled "An Act authorizing the State of Michigan, acting through the International Bridge Authority of Michigan, to construct, maintain, and operate a toll bridge or series of bridges, causeways, and approaches thereto, across the Saint Marys River, from a point in or near the city of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, to a point in the Province of Ontario, Canada", approved December 16, 1940 56 Stat. 174
  Pub. Law 77-505Coconino County, Ariz. AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to release the claim of the United States to certain land within CoconinoCounty, Arizona 56 Stat. 174
  Pub. Law 77-506War Damage Corporation AN ACT To provide for the financing of the War Damage Corporation, to amend the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act, as amended, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 174
  Pub. Law 77-507Second War Powers Act, 1942 AN ACT To further expedite the prosecution of the war 56 Stat. 176
  Pub. Law 77-508Internal Revenue Code, amendments AN ACT To amend certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code relating to the production of alcohol 56 Stat. 187
  Pub. Law 77-509Postal employees, overtime pay AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to fix the hours of duty of postal employees, and for other purposes", approved August 14, 1935, as amended so as to permit payment for overtime for Saturday service in lieu of compensatory time 56 Stat. 188
  Pub. Law 77-510Public Debt Act of 1942 AN ACT To increase the debt limit of the United States, to further amend the Second Liberty Bond Act, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 189
  Pub. Law 77-511Army and Marine Corps, initial base pay AN ACT To limit the initial base pay of $21 per month for enlisted men in the Army and Marine Corps to those of the seventh grade 56 Stat. 190
  Pub. Law 77-512Municipal Court for D. C., etc. AN ACT To consolidate the Police Court of the District of Columbia and the Municipal Court of the District of Columbia, to be known as "The Municipal Court for the District of Columbia", to create "The Municipal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia", and for other purposes 56 Stat. 190
  Pub. Law 77-513Naturalization of certain former citizens AN ACT To provide for the expeditious naturalization of former citizens of the United States who have lost United States citizenship through service with the allied forces of the United States during the first or second World War 56 Stat. 198
  Pub. Law 77-514Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, N. J. AN ACT To authorize the acquisition by the United States of lands lying between the present boundary of the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, and the new boundary of Fort Dix, in the county of Ocean and State of New Jersey 56 Stat. 198
  Pub. Law 77-515Hearing of cases under Expediting Act of February 11, 1903 AN ACT To authorize cases under the Expediting Act of February 11, 1903, to be heard and determined by courts constituted in the same manner as courts constituted to hear and determine cases involving the constitutionality of Acts of Congress, and further to define the powers of a district judge in certain suits 56 Stat. 198
  Pub. Law 77-516Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930, amendment AN ACT To amend the Act known as the "Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930" (46 Stat. 531), approved June 10, 1930, as amended 56 Stat. 200
  Pub. Law 77-517Government employees, payment for annual leave AN ACT To provide for the payment for accumulative or accrued annual leave to certain employees of the United States, its Territories or possessions, or the District of Columbia, who voluntarily enlist or otherwise enter the military or naval forces of the United States 56 Stat. 200
  Pub. Law 77-518Atlanta, Ga., settlement of claims AN ACT For the relief of the city of Atlanta, Georgia 56 Stat. 201
  Pub. Law 77-519Internal Revenue Code, amendments AN ACT To amend the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code by setting new maximum limits on allowances for losses of distilled spirits by leakage or evaporation while in internal revenue bonded warehouses, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 201
  Pub. Law 77-520Railroad Retirement Acts, amendments AN ACT To extend the crediting of military service under the Railroad Retirement Acts, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 204
  Pub. Law 77-521Old naval hospital, D. C. AN ACT To authorize the renewal of the lease of the old naval hospital in the District of Columbia for an additional period of fifteen years 56 Stat. 211
  Pub. Law 77-522Defense housing AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to expedite the provision of housing in connection with national defense, and for other purposes", approved October 14, 1940, as amended 56 Stat. 212
  Pub. Law 77-523Marine war-risk insurance AN ACT To amend war-risk insurance provisions of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, in order to expedite ocean transportation and assist the war effort 56 Stat. 214
  Pub. Law 77-524Medals, merchant marine JOINT RESOLUTION To provide decorations for outstanding conduct or service by persons serving in the American merchant marine 56 Stat. 217
  Pub. Law 77-525Bridge, Mississippi River AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the State of Minnesota to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Mississippi River at or near the village of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 56 Stat. 217
  Pub. Law 77-526Wines, etc., removal of certain restrictions AN ACT To amend certain provisions of law relative to the withdrawal of brandy for fortification of wines and production of wines, brandy, and fruit spirits so as to remove therefrom certain unnecessary restrictions 56 Stat. 218
  Pub. Law 77-527War Department Civil Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, for civil functions administered by the War Department, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 219
  Pub. Law 77-528Sixth Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1942 AN ACT Making additional appropriations for the national defense for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 226
  Pub. Law 77-529New Jersey, additional district judge AN ACT To eliminate the prohibition against the filling of the first vacancy occurring in the office of district judge for the District of New Jersey 56 Stat. 247
  Pub. Law 77-530Leases AN ACT To suspend during war or a national emergency declared by Congress or by the President the provisions of section 322 of the Act of June 30, 1932, as amended, relating to certain leases 56 Stat. 247
  Pub. Law 77-531Navy, construction of certain public works AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to proceed with the construction of certain public works, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 248
  Pub. Law 77-532Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to require the registration of certain persons employed by agencies to disseminate propaganda in the United States, and for other purposes", approved June 8, 1938, as amended 56 Stat. 248
  Pub. Law 77-533Great Smoky Mountains National Park AN ACT To accept the cession by the States of North Carolina and Tennessee of exclusive jurisdiction over the lands embraced within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 258
  Pub. Law 77-534Recreation Board, D. C. AN ACT To create a Recreation Board for the District of Columbia, to define its duties, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 261
  Pub. Law 77-535Air pilots, flying hours AN ACT To increase the monthly maximum number of flying hours of air pilots, as limited by the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, because of the military needs arising out of the present war 56 Stat. 265
  Pub. Law 77-536Coast Guard Academy, instructors AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the establishment of a permanent instruction staff at the United States Coast Guard Academy", approved April 16,1937 56 Stat. 265
  Pub. Law 77-537Disbursing officers, etc., payments to noncitizens AN ACT To amend Public Law Numbered 35, Seventy-seventh Congress, approved April 11,1941 56 Stat. 266
  Pub. Law 77-538Longevity credit AN ACT To provide for longevity credit for enlisted men of the Naval Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, and the National Guard of the United States, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 266
  Pub. Law 77-539Interstate fisheries compact AN ACT Granting the consent and approval of Congress to an interstate compact relating to the better utilization of the fisheries (marine, shell, and anadromous) of the Atlantic seaboard and creating the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 56 Stat. 267
  Pub. Law 77-540Hawaii, revenue bonds AN ACT To ratify and confirm act 20 of the Special Session Laws of Hawaii, 1941, extending the time within which revenue bonds may be issued and delivered under act 174 of the Session Laws of Hawaii, 1935 56 Stat. 270
  Pub. Law 77-541Hawaii, farm loans AN ACT To approve Act Numbered 70 of the Special Session Laws of Hawaii, 1941, reducing the rate of interest on loans and providing for the reamortization of indebtedness to the Farm Loan Board 56 Stat. 270
  Pub. Law 77-542Mining claims, assessment work AN ACT Providing for the suspension of annual assessment work on mining claims held by location in the United States, including the Territory of Alaska 56 Stat. 271
  Pub. Law 77-543Appeals by or on behalf of the U. S. AN ACT To permit appeals by the United States to the circuit courts of appeals in certain cases 56 Stat. 271
  Pub. Law 77-544Sandoval County, N. Mex., conveyance AN ACT Authorizing the conveyance to Sandoval County, New Mexico, of the public land comprising part of the site of the county courthouse 56 Stat. 272
  Pub. Law 77-545Mineral lands AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease for the exploitation of silica sand and other nonmetallic minerals, lands withdrawn by Executive Order Numbered 5105, dated May 3, 1929 56 Stat. 273
  Pub. Law 77-546Manchester Band of Pomo Indians, lands AN ACT To reserve certain public lands in California for the benefit of the Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester Rancheria 56 Stat. 273
  Pub. Law 77-547Bridge, Straits of Mackinac, Mich. AN ACT To revive and reenact the Act entitled "An Act granting the consent of Congress to the State of Michigan to construct, maintain, and operate a toll bridge or series of bridges, causeways, and approaches thereto, across the Straits of Mackinac at or near a point between Saint Ignace, Michigan, and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan", approved September 25, 1940 56 Stat. 273
  Pub. Law 77-548Muafreesboro, Tenn., easements AN ACT Authorizing the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to grant easements in certain lands of the Veterans' Administration Facility, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to the city of Murfreesboro, State of Tennessee, to enable the city to construct and maintain a water-pumping station and pipe line 56 Stat. 274
  Pub. Law 77-549Relief ofdealers in rationed a rticles AN ACT For the relief of dealers in certain articles or commodities rationed under authority oftheUnited States 56 Stat. 275
  Pub. Law 77-550Bureau of Naval Personnel AN ACT To change the designation of the Bureau of Navigation of the Department of the Navy to the Bureau of Naval Personnel 56 Stat. 276
  Pub. Law 77-551Navy, construction of vessels AN ACT To establish the composition of the United States Navy, to authorize the construction of certain naval vessels, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 277
  Pub. Law 77-552Government contracts, hours of labor AN ACT To amend subsection (c) of section 1 of Public, Numbered 846, Seventy-fourth Congress (S. 3055), an Act to provide conditions for the purchase of supplies and the making of contracts by the United States, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 277
  Pub. Law 77-553Jefferson Barracks, Mo., easement AN ACT Authorizing the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to grant an easement in certain lands of the Veterans' Administration facility, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, to the State of Missouri for highway purposes 56 Stat. 277
  Pub. Law 77-554Women's Army Auxiliary Corps AN ACT To establish a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps for service with the Army of the United Stat 56 Stat. 278
  Pub. Law 77-555Cocoa fiber matting, tariff AN ACT To amend the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended by section 34 (c) of the Customs Administrative Act of 1938 (U. S. C., 1934 edition, Supp. IV, title 19, sec. 1001, par. 1529 (a)). 56 Stat. 283
  Pub. Law 77-556World War veterans, term insurance AN ACT To amend existing law to provide privilege of renewing expiring five-year level-premium term policies for another five-year period 56 Stat. 283
  Pub. Law 77-557Marine Band AN ACT To authorize the attendance of the Marine Band at the seventy-sixth anniversary convention of the Grand Army of the Republic to be held at Indianapolis, Indiana, September 13 to 18, inclusive, 1942 56 Stat. 283
  Pub. Law 77-558Regulation of freight forwarders AN ACT To amend the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, to provide for the regulation of freight forwarders 56 Stat. 284
  Pub. Law 77-559National Housing Act Amendments of 1942 AN ACT To amend the National Housing Act, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 301
  Pub. Law 77-560Disbursing officers, overpayments on transportation accounts AN ACT To relieve disbursing and certifying of&cers of the United States of responsibility for overpayments made on transportation accounts under certain circumstances 56 Stat. 306
  Pub. Law 77-561Emergency Farm Mortgage Act of 1933, amendment AN ACT To amend section 32 of the Emergency Farm Mortgage Act of 1933, as amended 56 Stat. 306
  Pub. Law 77-562U. S. Military Academy, increase in number of cadets AN ACT To authorize an increase of the number of cadets at the United States Military Academy and to provide for maintaining the corps of cadets at authorized strength 56 Stat. 306
  Pub. Law 77-563War with Bulgaria JOINT RESOLUTION Declaring that a state of war exists between the Government of Bulgaria and the Government and the people of the United States and making provisions to prosecute the same 56 Stat. 307
  Pub. Law 77-564War with Hungary JOINT RESOLUTION Declaring that a state of war exists between the Government of Hungary and the Government and the people of the United States and making provisions to prosecute the same 56 Stat. 307
  Pub. Law 77-565War with Rumania JOINT RESOLUTION Declaring that a state of war exists between the Government of Rumania and the Government and the people of the United States and making provisions to prosecute the same 56 Stat. 307
  Pub. Law 77-566Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill., conveyance AN ACT To authorize the conveyance to the State of Illinois, for highway purposes only, a portion of the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes,Illinois 56 Stat. 308
  Pub. Law 77-567Aircraft flight ration AN ACT To authorize aircraft flight rations for officers, enlisted men, and civilian employees of the Navy and Marine Corps while engaged in flight operations 56 Stat. 308
  Pub. Law 77-568Charleston, S. C., land grant AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to grant to the board of trustees, School District Numbered 20, Charleston County, South Carolina, a parcel of land situated in the city of Charleston, South Carolina 56 Stat. 308
  Pub. Law 77-569Marine Corps AN ACT To provide for the retirement, rank, and pay of heads of staff departments of the Marine Corps 56 Stat. 309
  Pub. Law 77-570Naval aviation personnel AN ACT To amend the Act approved June 24, 1926, entitled "An Act to authorize the construction and procurement of aircraft and aircraft equipment in the Navy and Marine Corps, and to adjust and define the status of the operating personnel in connection therewith", so as to provide for the establishment of the designation of naval aviation pilot (airship), and for other purposes 56 Stat. 309
  Pub. Law 77-571U. S. Military Academy, cadet allowances AN ACT To prescribe certain allowances for cadets of the United States Military Academy undergoing flight training, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 310
  Pub. Law 77-572Marine and war-risk insurance fund JOINT RESOLUTION Making an additional appropriation for the marine and warriskinsurancefund 56 Stat. 310
  Pub. Law 77-573Kings Canyon National Park, Calif. AN ACT To authorize the adjustment of land-ownership lines within the General Grant grove section of the Kings Canyon National Park, California, in order to protect equities established by possession arising in conformity with a certain survey, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 310
  Pub. Law 77-574Plumas National Forest, Calif. AN ACT To authorize the addition of certain lands to the Plumas National Forest, California 56 Stat. 311
  Pub. Law 77-575Southern Pacific R. R. Co. and lessee, conveyance AN ACT Validating a certain conveyance, heretofore made by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, a corporation, and its lessee, Southern Pacific Company, a corporation, involving certain portions of right-of-way in the town of Indio, in the county of Riverside, State of California, acquired under section 23 of the Act of March 3, 1871 (16 Stat. 573) 56 Stat. 311
  Pub. Law 77-576Department of the Interior, appointments to certain positions AN ACT To provide that assistant or deputy heads of certain bureaus in the Department of the Interior shall be appointed under the civil-service laws, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 312
  Pub. Law 77-577Castillo de San Marcos National Monument AN ACT To change the designation of the Fort Marion National Monument, in the State of Florida, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 312
  Pub. Law 77-578Ruck-A-Chucky Mine Partnership AN ACT For the relief of persons in connection with the extraction of gold-bearing ore from the Ruck-A-Chucky dam site 56 Stat. 313
  Pub. Law 77-579Alaska, conveyance AN ACT To authorize the sale of certain public lands in Alaska to the North Pacific Union Conference Association of Seventh-Day Adventists 56 Stat. 313
  Pub. Law 77-580Military Establishment AN ACT Providing for sundry matters affecting the Military Establishment 56 Stat. 314
  Pub. Law 77-581Mammoth Cave National Park, Ky. AN ACT To accept the cession by the Commonwealth of Kentucky of exclusive jurisdiction over the lands embraced within the Mammoth Cave National Park; to authorize the acquisition of additional lands for the park in accordance with the Act of May 25, 1926 (44 Stat. 635); to authorize the acceptance of donations of land for the development of a proper entrance road to the park; and for other purposes. 56 Stat. 317
  Pub. Law 77-582Idaho, national forests AN ACT To add certain lands to the Boise National Forest, the Salmon National Forest, and the Targhee National Forest in the State of Idaho 56 Stat. 320
  Pub. Law 77-583Shenandoah National Park, Va. AN ACT To amend section 1 of the Act approved August 19, 1937 (50 Stat. 700), entitled "An Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to notify the State of Virginia that the United States assumes police jurisdiction over the lands embraced within the Shenandoah National Park, and for other purposes." 56 Stat. 321
  Pub. Law 77-584Owyhee reclamation project, Oreg. AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to investigate the claims of any landowner or water user on the Owyhee reclamation project, Oregon, arising in 1940 by reason of a break in the North Canal of such project 56 Stat. 322
  Pub. Law 77-585Petersburg National Military Park, Va. AN ACT Relating to the transfer to the Secretary of War of certain lands owned by the United States 56 Stat. 322
  Pub. Law 77-586Public lands, lease or sale AN ACT To authorize the lease or sale of public lands for use in connection with the manufacture of arms, ammunition, and implements of war, and so forth 56 Stat. 323
  Pub. Law 77-587Indians AN ACT For the relief of the Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska 56 Stat. 323
  Pub. Law 77-588Lands of Goose Lake, Oreg. and Calif. AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to quitclaim to the States of Oregon and California, respectively, all the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the lands of Goose Lake in Oregon and California 56 Stat. 323
  Pub. Law 77-589Agricultural adjustment programs AN ACT To expedite the settlement of claims and accounts incident to certain agricultural adjustment programs, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 324
  Pub. Law 77-590New Mexico, amendment of State Constitution AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to an amendment to the Constitution of the State of New Mexico, providing a method for executing leases for grazing and agricultural purposes on lands granted or confirmed to the State of New Mexico by the Act of Congress approved June 20, 1910 56 Stat. 325
  Pub. Law 77-591Veterans' Administration, evidence of death of absentees AN ACT To provide that the unexplained absence of any individual for seven years shall be deemed sufficient evidence of death for the purpose of laws administered by the Veterans' Administration 56 Stat. 325
  Pub. Law 77-592Reconstruction Finance Corporation AN ACT To authorize the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to issue notes, bonds, and debentures in the sum of $5,000,000,000 in excess of existing authority 56 Stat. 326
  Pub. Law 77-593Buzzards Point, D. C. AN ACT To amend section 1 of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize The Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company to extend its present track connection with the United States navy yard so as to provide adequate railroad facilities in connection with the development of Buzzards Point as an industrial area in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes", approved June 18, 1932 (47 Stat. 322), as amended by the Act approved June 20, 1939 (53 Stat.849) 56 Stat. 326
  Pub. Law 77-594Recreational demonstration projects AN ACT To authorize the disposition of recreational demonstration projects, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 326
  Pub. Law 77-595William B. Bankhead National Forest AN ACT To change the name of the Black Warrior National Forest to the William B. Bankhead National Forest 56 Stat. 327
  Pub. Law 77-596Wearing of Army aviation badges AN ACT To amend section 125 of the National Defense Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 216), as amended, so as to authorize citizens of foreign countries who are graduates of Air Corps advanced flying schools and Air Corps service schools to wear aviation badges 56 Stat. 328
  Pub. Law 77-597Coast Guard and Coast and Geodetic Survey AN ACT To provide for the advancement on the retired list of certain officers of the United States Coast Guard and the Coast and Geodetic Survey 56 Stat. 328
  Pub. Law 77-598Coast Guard, obligation of funds AN ACT To authorize the obligation of funds of the Coast Guard for work or material at Government-owned establishments, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 328
  Pub. Law 77-599Coast Guard Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941, amendments AN ACT To amend the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941 (Public Law 8, Seventy-seventh Congress), as amended by section 10 of the Act entitled "An Act to amend and clarify certain Acts pertaining to the Coast Guard, and for other purposes", approved July 11, 1941 (Public Law 166, Seventy-seventh Congress) 56 Stat. 329
  Pub. Law 77-600Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 330
  Pub. Law 77-601World War veterans, pension increase AN ACT To increase the rate of pension to World War veterans from $30 to $40 per month and for other purposes 56 Stat. 350
  Pub. Law 77-602Federal meat inspection JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to provide Federal meat inspection during the present war emergency in respect of meatpacking establishments engaged in intrastate commerce only, in order to facilitate the purchase of meat and meat food products by Federal agencies, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 351
  Pub. Law 77-603Small business, mobilization for war production AN ACT To mobilize the productive facilities of small business in the interests of successful prosecution of the war, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 351
  Pub. Law 77-604Douglas MacArthur Day JOINT RESOLUTION Designating June 13, 1942, as MacArthur Day, and authorizing its appropriate observance 56 Stat. 358
  Pub. Law 77-605Postal Service, employment in dual capacity AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act for the relief of present and former postmasters and acting postmasters, and for other purposes", to permit payment of total compensation to certain employees of the Postal Service employed in a dual capacity 56 Stat. 358
  Pub. Law 77-606Cleveland National Forest, Calif. AN ACT To add to the Cleveland National Forest, California, certain contiguous lands of the United States which can be most effectively and economically protected and administered as parts of said national forest 56 Stat. 358
  Pub. Law 77-607Pay Readjustment Act of 1942 AN ACT To readjust the pay and allowances of personnel of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Coast and Geodetic Survey, and Public Health Service 56 Stat. 359
  Pub. Law 77-608Navy, retirement of certain officers AN ACT To provide for the retirement, with advanced rank, of certain officers of the Navy 56 Stat. 370
  Pub. Law 77-609Publication of inventions AN ACT To amend the Act relating to preventing the publication of inventions in the national interest, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 370
  Pub. Law 77-610Merchant marine emergency laws JOINT RESOLUTION To extend certain emergency laws relating to the merchant marine, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 370
  Pub. Law 77-611Marine Band AN ACT To authorize the attendance of the Marine Band at the fifty-second annual reunion of the United Confederate Veterans to be held at Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 23 to 26, inclusive, 1942 56 Stat. 371
  Pub. Law 77-612Navy, lighter-than-air craft AN ACT To authorize the construction or acquisition of additional naval aircraft, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 371
  Pub. Law 77-613Navy and Marine Corps, rental allowances AN ACT To provide rental allowances for officers without dependents on sea duty when deprived of quarters on board ship 56 Stat. 371
  Pub. Law 77-614Navy, computation of service AN ACT To authorize inclusion of service on active duty as service on the active list in computation of service of commissioned warrant officers in the Navy for pay purposes 56 Stat. 372
  Pub. Law 77-615Fees for brand inspection of livestock AN ACT Authorizing the charging of fees for brand inspection under the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, as amended 56 Stat. 372
  Pub. Law 77-616Defense workers, education and training JOINT RESOLUTION Making an additional appropriation for the fiscal year 1942 for the training and education of defense workers 56 Stat. 373
  Pub. Law 77-617Immigrant inspectors AN ACT To amend section 24 of the Immigration Act of February 5, 1917 56 Stat. 373
  Pub. Law 77-618Metropolitan Police force, D. C. AN ACT To authorize the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to assign officers and members of the Metropolitan Police force to duty in the detective bureau of the Metropolitan Police Department, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 374
  Pub. Law 77-619License taxes and fees, D. C. AN ACT To amend paragraph 31 of section 7 of the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations to provide for the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903, and for other purposes", approved July 1, 1902, as amended 56 Stat. 375
  Pub. Law 77-620Defense contractors, employment of certain persons AN ACT To facilitate the employment by defense contractors of certain former members of the land and naval forces, including the Coast Guard, of the United States 56 Stat. 375
  Pub. Law 77-621D. C. Income Tax Act, amendments AN ACT To amend the District of Columbia Income Tax Act, as amended, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 376
  Pub. Law 77-622Bankruptcy Act of 1898, amendment AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", approved July 1, 1898, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto 56 Stat. 377
  Pub. Law 77-623Display and use of flag of U. S. A. JOINT RESOLUTION To codify and emphasize existing rules and customs pertaining to the display and use of the flag of the United States of America 56 Stat. 377
  Pub. Law 77-624Petroleum and its products AN ACT To make permanently effective the Act regulating interstate and foreign commerce in petroleum and its products 56 Stat. 381
  Pub. Law 77-625Servicemen's Dependents Allowance Act of 1942 AN ACT To provide family allowances for the dependents of enlisted men of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard of the United States, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 381
  Pub. Law 77-626Seventh Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1942 AN ACT Making additional appropriations for the Navy Department and the naval service for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1941, 1942, and 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 387
  Pub. Law 77-627Military, naval, and defense properties, unauthorized photographs, etc. AN ACT To prevent the making of photographs and sketches of military or naval reservations, naval vessels, and other naval and military properties, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 390
  Pub. Law 77-628Navy, submarine and diving duty AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide additional pay for personnel of the United States Navy assigned to duty on submarines and to diving duty", to include additional pay for diving in depths of less than ninety feet under certain conditions, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 391
  Pub. Law 77-629Federal Farm Loan Act, amendments AN ACT To extend for two additional years the reduced rates of interest on Federal land bank and Land Bank Commissioner loans 56 Stat. 391
  Pub. Law 77-630Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1948 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 392
  Pub. Law 77-631Warrant officers of Regular Navy, appointment to commissioned rank AN ACT To authorize the appointment of commissioned warrant and warrant officers to commissioned rank in the line and staff corps of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 422
  Pub. Law 77-632District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of such District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 424
  Pub. Law 77-633Exemption from duty of certain personal, etc., effects AN ACT To exempt from duty personal and household effects brought into the United States under Government orders 56 Stat. 461
  Pub. Law 77-634Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation JOINT RESOLUTION Continuing the Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation as an agency of the United States 56 Stat. 461
  Pub. Law 77-635Free importation privileges JOINT RESOLUTION To accord privileges of free importation to members of the armed forces of other United Nations, to enemy prisoners of war and civilian internees and detainees, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 461
  Pub. Law 77-636Postage rate on books AN ACT To provide for a permanent postage rate of 3 cents per pound on books 56 Stat. 462
  Pub. Law 77-637George Earle Chamberlain memorial AN ACT To provide for the placing in Gallinger Hospital of a memorial to George Earle Chamberlain 56 Stat. 462
  Pub. Law 77-638Export control AN ACT To further expedite the prosecution of the war by authorizing the control of the exportation of certain commodities 56 Stat. 463
  Pub. Law 77-639Navy and Marine Corps, officer personnel AN ACT To provide for the better administration of officer personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps during the existing war, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 463
  Pub. Law 77-640Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, amendments AN ACT To amend section 13 (d) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act 56 Stat. 465
  Pub. Law 77-641Public schools, D. C., janitors, etc. AN ACT To authorize payment to janitors and custodians of the public schools of the District of Columbia for services rendered for local boards of the selective-service system 56 Stat. 466
  Pub. Law 77-642Board of Education, D. C., custodial employees AN ACT To exempt custodial employees of the District of Columbia Board of Education from the operation of the provisions of section 6 of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Appropriation Act approved May 10,1916 56 Stat. 467
  Pub. Law 77-643Requisition of certain articles for national defense AN ACT To amend sections 1 and 3 of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the President to requisition certain articles and materials for the use of the United States, and for other purposes", approved October 10, 1940 (54 Stat. 1090), to continue the Act in effect during the existing war, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 467
  Pub. Law 77-644Departments of State, Justice, Commerce, etc., appropriations, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Department of Commerce, and the Federal Judiciary, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 468
  Pub. Law 77-645Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 506
  Pub. Law 77-646Defense Highway Act of 1941, amendments AN ACT To amend the Defense Highway Act of 1941 56 Stat. 562
  Pub. Law 77-647Labor-Federal Security Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Department of Labor, the Federal Security Agency, and related independent agencies, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 562
  Pub. Law 77-648Second Deficiency ropriation Act, 1942 AN ACT Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942, and for prior fiscal years, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 593
  Pub. Law 77-649Military Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Military Establishment for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 611
  Pub. Law 77-650War housing, etc., D. C. JOINT RESOLUTION Making appropriations to provide war housing and war public works in and near the District of Columbia 56 Stat. 633
  Pub. Law 77-651Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1943 JOINT RESOLUTION Making appropriations for work relief and relief for the fiscal year ending June 30,1943 56 Stat. 634
  Pub. Law 77-652Overtime pay JOINT RESOLUTION Extending the period for which overtime rates of compensation may be paid under certain Acts 56 Stat. 645
  Pub. Law 77-653Naval procurement fund AN ACT To establish the naval procurement fund, andforother purposes 56 Stat. 645
  Pub. Law 77-654Navy Nurse Corps AN ACT To prescribe the relative rank of members of the Navy Nurse Corps in relation to commissioned officers of the Navy, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 646
  Pub. Law 77-655Mining claims, labor requirement AN ACT To suspend the requirement for the performance of annual labor on certain mining claims 56 Stat. 647
  Pub. Law 77-656Federal Reserve Act, amendments AN ACT To amend sections 12A and 19 of the Federal Reserve Act, as amended 56 Stat. 647
  Pub. Law 77-657California, appointment of district judge AN ACT To provide for the appointment of a district judge for the northern district of California in order to fill a vacancy in the office of an additional district judge heretofore authorized for such district 56 Stat. 648
  Pub. Law 77-658Flight Officer Act AN ACT To create the title of flight officer in the Army Air Forces, to amend the Army Aviation Cadet Act, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 649
  Pub. Law 77-659Central Valley project, Calif. AN ACT To authorize the use of a tract of land in California known as the Millerton Rancheria in connection with the Central Valley project, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 650
  Pub. Law 77-660Marmet, W. Va., conveyance AN ACT Authorizing the Secretary of War to sell and convey to the town of Marmet, West Virginia, two tracts of land to be used for municipal purposes 56 Stat. 651
  Pub. Law 77-661Department of Agriculture appropriations, July 1942 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the month of July 1942 56 Stat. 652
  Pub. Law 77-662Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, amendments AN ACT To amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, with respect to marketing quotas for peanuts, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 653
  Pub. Law 77-663Holders of grazing permits, compensation for certain losses AN ACT Authorizing the head of the department or agency using the public domain for war purposes to compensate holders of grazing permits and licenses for losses sustained by reason of such use of public lands for war purposes 56 Stat. 654
  Pub. Law 77-664Army officers, promotion on retired list AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to promote on the retired list officers who were decorated and recommended for promotion for distinguished service during the World War and who have not attained the rank to which recommended", so as to confer on any commissioned officer of the army retirement privileges provided in the Act of June 13, 1940 56 Stat. 655
  Pub. Law 77-665Navy, auxiliary vessels AN ACT Authorizing the construction of certain auxiliary vessels for the United States Navy, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 655
  Pub. Law 77-666Navy, construction of vessels AN ACT To establish the composition of the United States Navy, to authorize the construction of certain naval vessels, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 655
  Pub. Law 77-667National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, amendments AN ACT To amend subsection (3) of section 602 (d) of the National Service Life Insurance Act, as amended, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 657
  Pub. Law 77-668Disabled American Veterans AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Disabled American Veterans of the World War", approved June 17, 1932, so as to change the name to "Disabled American Veterans", and to extend membership eligibility therein to American citizens, honorably discharged from the active military or naval forces of the United States, or of some country allied with the United States, who have been either wounded, injured, or disabled by reason of such active service during time of war 56 Stat. 659
  Pub. Law 77-669Bridge, Saint Croix River AN ACT Authorizing the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin, jointly or separately, to acquire bridges now existing or to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Saint Croix River, also known as Lake Saint Croix, at or near Hudson, Wisconsin 56 Stat. 661
  Pub. Law 77-670Interdepartmental procurement of supplies, etc. AN ACT To amend section 7 (a) of the Act of May 21, 1920 (41 Stat. 613), as amended by section 601 of the Act of June 30, 1932 (47 Stat. 417), to authorize interdepartmental procurement by contract, upon orders placed by the War Department, Navy Department, Treasury Department, Civil Aeronautics Administration, and the Maritime Commission 56 Stat. 661
  Pub. Law 77-671Decorations, orders, medals, etc. AN ACT To authorize officers and enlisted men of the armed forces of the United States to accept decorations, orders, medals, and emblems tendered them by governments of cobelligerent nations or other American republics and to create the decorations to be known as the "Legion of Merit", and the "Medal for Merit 56 Stat. 662
  Pub. Law 77-672Army of the U. S., temporary appointments of certain ofcers AN ACT To authorize temporary appointments in the Army of the United States of officers on duty with the Medical Administrative Corps 56 Stat. 663
  Pub. Law 77-673Southwest Texas State Teachers College, conveyance AN ACT To convey certain property to the Southwest Texas State Teachers College 56 Stat. 664
  Pub. Law 77-674Department of Agriculture Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 664
  Pub. Law 77-675Barge canal across Florida, Intracoastal Waterway, and petroleum pipe lines AN ACT To promote the national defense and to promptly facilitate and protect the transport of materials and supplies needful to the Military Establishment by authorizing the construction and operation of a pipe line and a navigable barge channel across Florida, and by deepening and enlarging the Intracoastal Waterway from its present eastern terminus to the vicinity of the Mexican border 56 Stat. 703
  Pub. Law 77-676Internal Revenue Code, amendment JOINT RESOLUTION To amend section 1700 (a) (1) of the Internal Revenue Code to extend to the members of the armed forces of the United Nations the exemption from the tax on admissions in cases where admission is free, and to exempt from tax the amount paid for admissions to theatres and other activities operated by the War Department or the Navy Department within posts, camps, reservations, and other areas maintained by the Military or Naval Establishment 56 Stat. 703
  Pub. Law 77-677Civilian Pilot Training Act of 1939, amendment AN ACT To amend the Civilian Pilot Training Act of 1939 so as to provide for the training of civilian aviation technicians and mechanics 56 Stat. 704
  Pub. Law 77-678First Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making supplemental appropriations for the national defense for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 704
  Pub. Law 77-679Isle Royale National Park, Mich. AN ACT Relating to the jurisdiction over certain lands in the Isle Royale National Park 56 Stat. 722
  Pub. Law 77-680Military or naval service, posthumous appointments, etc. AN ACT To provide for the posthumous appointment to commissioned or noncommissioned grade of certain enlisted men and the posthumous promotion of certain commissioned officers and enlisted men 56 Stat. 722
  Pub. Law 77-681Medical statements AN ACT To amend the joint resolution approved August 27, 1940 (54 Stat. 858), as amended, and the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 885), as amended, so as to remove the requirement that medical statements shall be furnished to those persons performing military service thereunder 56 Stat. 723
  Pub. Law 77-682Navy, additional grades AN ACT To establish additional commissioned warrant and warrant grades in the United States Navy, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 724
  Pub. Law 77-683Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, amendment AN ACT To amend the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act to permit exchange of land with private owners 56 Stat. 725
  Pub. Law 77-684Smithsonian Institution, regent JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the filling of a vacancy in the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution of the class other than Members of Congress 56 Stat. 725
  Pub. Law 77-685Employees' Compensation Act, amendment AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes", as amended 56 Stat. 725
  Pub. Law 77-686Oil and gas leases AN ACT To grant a preference right to certain oil and gas lessees 56 Stat. 726
  Pub. Law 77-687Canal Zone Code, amendments AN ACT To amend the Canal Zone Code 56 Stat. 726
  Pub. Law 77-688Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Commission AN ACT To enable the United States Commission for the Celebration of the Two-hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Thomas Jefferson to carry out and give effect to certain approved plans 56 Stat. 728
  Pub. Law 77-689Naval Reserve Act of 1938, amendment AN ACT To expedite the war effort by releasing officers and men for duty at sea and their replacement by women in the shore establishment of the Navy, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 730
  Pub. Law 77-690Pension increases AN ACT To provide increases of pension payable to dependents of veterans of the Regular Establishment, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 731
  Pub. Law 77-691Farm units on public lands AN ACT To extend the time limit for cooperation between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Farm Security Administration in the development of farm units on public lands under Federal Reclamation projects 56 Stat. 732
  Pub. Law 77-692Bridgeport irrigation district, Nebr. AN ACT For the relief of the Bridgeport irrigation district 56 Stat. 732
  Pub. Law 77-693General courts martial in distant commands AN ACT To amend article of war 50% 56 Stat. 732
  Pub. Law 77-694Classification Act of 1923, amendment AN ACT To amend section 13 of the Classification Act of 1923, as amended 56 Stat. 733
  Pub. Law 77-695Transportation of iron ore AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act authorizing vessels of Canadian registry to transport iron ore on the Great Lakes during 1942", approved January 27, 1942 (Public Law 416, Seventy-seventh Congress), to continue it in force during the existing war 56 Stat. 735
  Pub. Law 77-696Republican River, division of waters AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the States of Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska to negotiate and enter into a compact for the division of the waters of the Republican River 56 Stat. 736
  Pub. Law 77-697Navy, submarine and diving duty AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide additional pay for personnel of the United States Navy assigned to duty on submarines and to diving duty", so as to increase the additional pay of officers and enlisted men of the United States Navy assigned to duty on submarines, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 736
  Pub. Law 77-698Naval Aviation Cadet Act of 1942 AN ACT To repeal certain laws and to amend other laws relating to naval aviation cadets, to provide for aviation cadets in the Naval Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 737
  Pub. Law 77-699Black-outs in D. C. AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to authorize black-outs in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes", approved December 26, 1941, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 740
  Pub. Law 77-700Navy, construction of public works AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to proceed with the construction of certain public works, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 742
  Pub. Law 77-701Sale or charter of merchant vessels to Ireland JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize the War Shipping Administration to sell or charter two merchant vessels to the Government of Ireland 56 Stat. 743
  Pub. Law 77-702Navy, award of medals, etc. AN ACT To amend the Act approved February 4, 1919 (40 Stat. 1056), entitled "An Act to provide for the award of medals of honor, distinguished-service medals, and Navy crosses, and for other purposes", so as to change the conditions for the award of medals, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 743
  Pub. Law 77-703Interstate Commerce Act, amendment AN ACT To amend section 219 of the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, by inserting "of part I" after "(12)", and to amend subsection (b) of section 417 of such Act by changing a reference from "carrier" to "freight forwarder" 56 Stat. 746
  Pub. Law 77-704Prizes of war AN ACT To facilitate the disposition of prizes captured by the United States during the present war, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 746
  Pub. Law 77-705Servicemen's Dependents Allowance Act of 1942, amendment AN ACT To amend section 107 of the Servicemen's Dependents Allowance Act of 1942 56 Stat. 747
  Pub. Law 77-706Statutes of limitations AN ACT To suspend temporarily the running of statutes of limitations applicable to certain offenses 56 Stat. 747
  Pub. Law 77-707Widener art collection JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the acceptance of title to the Widener art collection of Philadelphia, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 748
  Pub. Law 77-708Petersburg, Alaska AN ACT To authorize the incorporated town of Petersburg, Alaska, to undertake certain municipal public works, including the construction of a dam and improvements to the hydroelectric plant and system, improvements to the water system, and construction and equipment of a municipal hospital, and for such purposes to issue bonds in any sum not exceeding a total of $125,000 56 Stat. 748
  Pub. Law 77-709Senate Restaurants JOINT RESOLUTION Transferring the management of the Senate Restaurants to the Architect of the Capitol, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 750
  Pub. Law 77-710Northwest Washington, D. C., lands AN ACT To authorize the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia and the Secretary of the Interior to make exchanges with the Defense Homes Corporation of certain lands in Northwest Washington, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 752
  Pub. Law 77-711Coconut oil, tax AN ACT To suspend in part the processing tax on coconut oil 56 Stat. 752
  Pub. Law 77-712Absentee voting AN ACT To provide for a method of voting, in time of war, by members of the land and naval forces absent from the place of their residence 56 Stat. 753
  Pub. Law 77-713Healing Arts Practice Act, D. C., amendments AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to regulate the practice of the healing art to protect the public health in the District of Columbia", approved February 27, 1929 56 Stat. 757
  Pub. Law 77-714American War Mothers AN ACT To amend section 7 of the Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the American War Mothers", approved February 24, 1925 (43 Stat. 966; title 36, sec. 97, U. S. C., 1940 edition) 56 Stat. 758
  Pub. Law 77-715D. C. Emergency Rent Act, amendments AN ACT To amend the District of Columbia Emergency Rent Act 56 Stat. 759
  Pub. Law 77-716Indecent exposure, D. C. AN ACT To increase the penalty for indecent exposure in the District of Columbia 56 Stat. 760
  Pub. Law 77-717Gen. Pulaski's Memorial Day JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the President of the United States of America to proclaim October 11, 1942, General Pulaski's Memorial Day for the observance and commemoration of the death of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski 56 Stat. 760
  Pub. Law 77-718Transportation and storage facilities AN ACT To make transportation and storage facilities available for military use where military necessity exists, by authorizing the removal to other points of merchandise in customs custody 56 Stat. 760
  Pub. Law 77-719Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, amendment AN ACT To amend the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act to authorize payments in cases where farmers' crops are acquired, prior to harvest, in connection with the acquisition of their farms for use in the national war effort, and to provide for the division of such payments 56 Stat. 761
  Pub. Law 77-720Capital stock tax returns, 1942 JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing extensions of time for filing return of capital stock tax in 1942 56 Stat. 762
  Pub. Law 77-721Maintenance of troops by States, etc. AN ACT To amend section 61 of the National Defense Act of June 3, 1916, as amended, for the purpose of providing State and Territorial military forces with such arms, ammunition, clothing, and equipment as is deemed necessary to enable them to execute their internal security responsibilities within their respective States and Territories, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 762
  Pub. Law 77-722Army, etc., details to foreign governments AN ACT To amend the Act of May 19, 1926, entitled "An Act to authorize the President to detail officers and enlisted men of the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps to assist the governments of the Latin-American republics in military and naval matters" 56 Stat. 763
  Pub. Law 77-723Defense housing AN ACT To increase by $600,000,000 the amount authorized to be appropriated for defense housing under the Act of October 14, 1940, as amended 56 Stat. 763
  Pub. Law 77-724Military Academy, instruction AN ACT To authorize a reduction in the course of instruction at the United States Military Aca.demy 56 Stat. 763
  Pub. Law 77-725Canal Zone Code, amendment AN ACT To amend the Canal Zone Code in relation to the control of marihuana 56 Stat. 763
  Pub. Law 77-726Books for adult blind AN ACT To amend section 1 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide books for the adult blind", approved March 3, 1931, as amended 56 Stat. 764
  Pub. Law 77-727Library of Congress Trust Fund Board AN ACT To amend the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board Act 56 Stat. 765
  Pub. Law 77-728Overtime pay JOINT RESOLUTION Extending for two months the period for which overtime rates of compensation may be paid under the Acts of June 28, 1940 (54 Stat. 676), October 21, 1940 (54 Stat. 1205), and June 3, 1941 (55 Stat. 241) 56 Stat. 765
  Pub. Law 77-729Stabilization of prices, etc. AN ACT To amend the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, to aid in preventing inflation, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 765
  Pub. Law 77-730Saint Ann's Infant Asylum, D. C. AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to incorporate Saint Ann's Infant Asylum, in the District of Columbia", approved March 3, 1863 (12 Stat. 798) 56 Stat. 768
  Pub. Law 77-731Army and Navy, living quarters JOINT RESOLUTION To remove certain limitations on the cost of construction of Army and Navy living quarters 56 Stat. 769
  Pub. Law 77-732Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act Amendments of 1912 AN ACT To amend the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, as amended, to extend the relief and benefits provided therein to certain persons, to include certain additional proceedings and transactions therein, to provide further relief for persons in military service, to change certain insurance provisions thereof, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 769
  Pub. Law 77-733White House police AN ACT To permit appointment of White House police, in accordance with the civil-service laws, from sources outside the Metropolitan and United States Park Police forces 56 Stat. 778
  Pub. Law 77-734Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Commission AN ACT To abolish the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Commission, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 778
  Pub. Law 77-735Alaska land offices AN ACT To reorganize the system of land offices and land districts in Alaska 56 Stat. 778
  Pub. Law 77-736Nationality Act of 1940, amendment AN ACT To amend the.Nationality Act of 1940 to preserve the nationality of citizens residing abroad 56 Stat. 779
  Pub. Law 77-737Naval and Marine Corps Reserve, benefits AN ACT To amend the Act approved August 27, 1940 (54 Stat. 864), entitled "An Act increasing the number of naval aviators in the line of the Regular Navy and Marine Corps, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 780
  Pub. Law 77-738Mechanicsburg, Pa., exchange of land AN ACT To authorize an exchange of land at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, between Edgar Eberly and the United States 56 Stat. 780
  Pub. Law 77-739Navy, ration in kind AN ACT To amend the Act approved March 2, 1933, by suspending the provisions relative to a Navy ration in kind, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 780
  Pub. Law 77-740Antitrust laws, violations AN ACT To suspend until June 30, 1945, the running of the statute of limitations applicable to violations of the antitrust laws 56 Stat. 781
  Pub. Law 77-741Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps AN ACT To provide for medical care and funeral expenses for certain members of the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps 56 Stat. 781
  Pub. Law 77-742Hawaii, exchange of lands AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of War to exchange certain lands of the United States located within the Fort De Russy Military Reservation, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, for certain land at Barbers Point, Oahu, owned by the Territory of Hawaii 56 Stat. 782
  Pub. Law 77-743Alaska, insane residents AN ACT To amend the law relating to the care and custody of insane residents of Alaska, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 782
  Pub. Law 77-744Sale of certain naval documents AN ACT To provide for the sale by the Superintendent of Documents of copies of certain historical and naval documents printed by the Government Printing Office 56 Stat. 785
  Pub. Law 77-745Navy and Marine Corps, etc., personnel, transportation of dependents and effects AN ACT To authorize the transportation of dependents and household effects of personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Coast and Geodetic Survey, incident to secret or confidential orders, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 786
  Pub. Law 77-746Army officers, promotions AN ACT To provide that promotions to higher grades of officers of the Army of the United States, or any components thereof, shall be deemed to have been accepted upon the dates of the orders announcing such promotions, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 787
  Pub. Law 77-747Bankruptcy Act of 1898, amendments AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", approved July 1, 1898, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto 56 Stat. 787
  Pub. Law 77-748Marine Corps officers, service at headquarters, D. C. AN ACT To suspend restrictions during the present war and for one year thereafter upon the service of certain officers of the Marine Corps in the Marine Corps Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia 56 Stat. 795
  Pub. Law 77-749Flying cadets and aviation students, life insurance AN ACT To amend section 10 of Public, Numbered 360, Seventy-seventh Congress, to grant National Service Life Insurance in the cases of certain Navy or Army flying cadets and aviation students who died as the result of aviation accident in line of duty between October 8, 1940, and June 3, 1941 56 Stat. 796
  Pub. Law 77-750Service flag and service lapel button AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of War to approve a standard design for a service flag and a service lapel button 56 Stat. 796
  Pub. Law 77-751Guayule, etc. AN ACT To amend the Act of March 5, 1942, relating to the planting of guayule and other rubber-bearing plants 56 Stat. 796
  Pub. Law 77-752Condemnation proceedings, exclusions AN ACT To authorize the Attorney General to stipulate to the exclusion of certain property from condemnation proceedings 56 Stat. 797
  Pub. Law 77-753Revenue Act of 1942 AN ACT To provide revenue, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 798
  Pub. Law 77-754Pernicious political a ctivities AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to prevent pernicious political activities", approved August 2, 1939, as amended, with respect to its application to officers and employees of educational, religious, eleemosynary, philanthropic, and cultural institutions, establishments, and agencies, commonly known as the Hatch Act 56 Stat. 986
  Pub. Law 77-755Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, amendment AN ACT To amend the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, as amended 56 Stat. 986
  Pub. Law 77-756Naval Fuel Depot, Puget Sound, Wash. AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to establish a fuel depot at Middle and Orchard Points, Washington 56 Stat. 986
  Pub. Law 77-757Coast Guard, personnel AN ACT To provide that certain provisions of law relating to the Navy shall be held applicable to the personnel of the Coast Guard when that service is operating as a part of the Navy 56 Stat. 987
  Pub. Law 77-758Pay and allowance accounts, civilian and military personnel AN ACT To authorize the use of certificates by officers of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard of the United States, in connection with pay and allowance accounts of military and civilian personnel under the jurisdiction of the War and Navy Departments 56 Stat. 987
  Pub. Law 77-759Connecticut River, flood control AN ACT Authorizing the construction of certain public works in the basin of the Connecticut River for flood control 56 Stat. 987
  Pub. Law 77-760Defense housing AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to expedite national defense, and for other purposes," approved June 28, 1940 (54 Stat. 676), and "Title IV of the Naval Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1941", approved September 9, 1940 (54 Stat. 883) 56 Stat. 988
  Pub. Law 77-761Women's Army Auxiliary Corps AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to establish a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps for service with the Army of the United States", approved May 14, 1942, to create the grade of field director in such corps, to provide for enrolled grades in such corps comparable to the enlisted grades in the Regular Army, to provide pay and allowances for all members of such corps at the same rates as those payable to members of the Regular Army in corresponding grades, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 988
  Pub. Law 77-762Coast Guard Auxiliary, etc. AN ACT To amend the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941, as amended, so as to enable Filipinos to qualify for service thereunder 56 Stat. 990
  Pub. Law 77-763Second Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making supplemental appropriations for the national defense for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 990
  Pub. Law 77-764Parker Dam power project AN ACT For the acquisition of Indian lands required in connection with the construction, operation, and maintenance of electric transmission lines and other works, Parker Dam power project, Arizona-California 56 Stat. 1011
  Pub. Law 77-765Mileage accounts and travel allowances, Navy, etc. AN ACT To provide for payment and settlement of mileage accounts of officers and travel allowance of enlisted men of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard 56 Stat. 1011
  Pub. Law 77-766Weather forecasting AN ACT To provide for the instruction of meteorological students in weather forecasting 56 Stat. 1012
  Pub. Law 77-767The American Legion AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to incorporate The American Legion", approved September 16, 1919, so as to extend membership eligibility therein to certain American citizens, honorably discharged from the active military or naval forces of the United States, or of some country allied with the United States during World War II 56 Stat. 1012
  Pub. Law 77-768Use of inventions for benefit of U. S. AN ACT To provide for adjusting royalties for the use of inventions for the benefit of the United States, in aid of the prosecution of the war, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1013
  Pub. Law 77-769Pipe lines, etc., D. C. AN ACT To provide for the granting of rights-of-way for pipe lines for petroleum and petroleum products and for telephone and/or telegraph lines along and across certain parkway lands in the District of Columbia 56 Stat. 1015
  Pub. Law 77-770D. C. Unemployment Compensation Act, amendment AN ACT To amend the District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act 56 Stat. 1016
  Pub. Law 77-771Alaska, legislature AN ACT To amend the Organic Act of Alaska 56 Stat. 1016
  Pub. Law 77-772Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, amendments AN ACT To amend the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 by providing for the extension of liability 56 Stat. 1018
  Pub. Law 77-773Women's Reserve of Coast Guard Reserve AN ACT To amend the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941, as amended, so as to expedite the war effort by providing for releasing officers and men for duty at sea and their replacement by women in the shore establishment of the Coast Guard, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1020
  Pub. Law 77-774Indians, trusts or estates AN ACT To provide for the disposition of trust or restricted estates of Indians dying intestate without heirs 56 Stat. 1021
  Pub. Law 77-775Explosives, etc., in transit upon aircraft AN ACT To amend the Federal Explosives Act, as amended, by removing from the application of the Act explosives or ingredients in transit upon aircraft in conformity with statutory law or rules and regulations of the Civil Aeronautics Board 56 Stat. 1022
  Pub. Law 77-776Operation of motor vehicles, D. C. AN ACT To amend the District of Columbia Traffic Act of 1925 56 Stat. 1023
  Pub. Law 77-777Navy and Marine Corps, temporary appointments AN ACT To amend the Act approved July 24, 1941 (34 U. S. C., Supp. I, 350f), so as to adjust the pay status of enlisted personnel appointed to commissioned rank for temporary service, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1023
  Pub. Law 77-778Military Academy and Naval Academy appointments AN ACT Authorizing appointments to the United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy of sons of soldiers, sailors, and marines who were killed in action or have died of wounds or injuries received, or disease contracted in active service, during the World War 56 Stat. 1024
  Pub. Law 77-779Transportation of personnel engaged in war effort AN ACT To provide for furnishing transportation for certain Government and other personnel necessary for the effective prosecution of the war, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1024
  Pub. Law 77-780U. S. as party defendant AN ACT To permit the United States to be made a party defendant in certain cases 56 Stat. 1026
  Pub. Law 77-781Hawaii, transfer of land AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of War to transfer certain land to the Territory of Hawaii 56 Stat. 1027
  Pub. Law 77-782New Mexico, lands AN ACT To provide for granting to the State of New Mexico the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to certain lands in New Mexico 56 Stat. 1027
  Pub. Law 77-783Veterans' Administration, delivery of certain checks AN ACT To amend the Act of October 9, 1940, entitled "An Act to restrict or regulate the delivery of checks drawn against funds of the United States, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, to addresses outside the United States, its Territories, and possessions, and for other purposes" 56 Stat. 1028
  Pub. Law 77-784Civilians, war-risk benefits AN ACT To provide benefits for the injury, disability, death, or enemy detention of employees of contractors with the United States, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1028
  Pub. Law 77-785Pay Readjustment Act of 1942, amendments AN ACT To amend the Pay Readjustment Act of 1942 56 Stat. 1037
  Pub. Law 77-786Coast and Geodetic Survey, personnel AN ACT Authorizing the temporary appointment or advancement of commissioned officers of the Coast and Geodetic Survey in time of war or national emergency, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1038
  Pub. Law 77-787Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, lands AN ACT For the benefit of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota 56 Stat. 1039
  Pub. Law 77-788Army of U. S., uniform allowance AN ACT To provide a uniform allowance for officers and warrant officers commissioned or appointed in the Army of the United States or any component thereof 56 Stat. 1039
  Pub. Law 77-789Puyallup Indians, Wash. AN ACT To authorize certain corrections in the tribal membership roll of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians in the State of Washington, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1040
  Pub. Law 77-790U. S. armed forces abroad, gifts AN ACT To accord free entry to bona fide gifts from members of the armed forces of the United States on duty abroad 56 Stat. 1041
  Pub. Law 77-791Nationality Act of 1940, amendment AN ACT Providing for the naturalization of certain alien veterans of the World War 56 Stat. 1041
  Pub. Law 77-792Minnesota, lands AN ACT To authorize the exchange of certain lands in Minnesota 56 Stat. 1042
  Pub. Law 77-793Nationality Act of 1940, amendment AN ACT To amend the Nationality Act of 1940, to preserve the nationality of a naturalized wife, husband, or child under twenty-one years of age residing-abroad with husband or wife a native-born national of the United States 56 Stat. 1043
  Pub. Law 77-794Deportation of aliens AN ACT To amend subsection (c) of section 19 of the Immigration Act of February 5, 1917 (39 Stat. 889; U. S. C., title 8, sec. 155), as amended 56 Stat. 1044
  Pub. Law 77-795Sequoia National Forest, Calif. AN ACT To add certain lands to the Sequoia National Forest California 56 Stat. 1044
  Pub. Law 77-796Federal Register AN ACT To suspend for the duration of the war certain requirements of section 11 (a) of the Federal Register Act of 1935 56 Stat. 1045
  Pub. Law 77-797Opium Poppy Control Act of 1942 AN ACT To discharge more effectively the obligations of the United States under certain treaties relating to the manufacture and distribution of narcotic, drugs, by providing for domestic control of the production and distribution of the opium poppy and its products, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1045
  Pub. Law 77-798Travel pay for certain military and naval personnel AN ACT To further amend section 126 of the Act of June 3, 1916, as amended, to authorize travel pay for certain military and naval personnel on discharge or release or relief from active duty 56 Stat. 1049
  Pub. Law 77-799Military Academy, departments of instruction AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of War to designate the titles of certain offices and departments of instruction at the United States Military Academy 56 Stat. 1049
  Pub. Law 77-800Oaths and a cknowledgments AN ACT To amend Article of War 114 so as to broaden the power to administer oaths and take acknowledgments 56 Stat. 1050
  Pub. Law 77-801Circuit judge AN ACT To provide for the appointment of an additional circuit judge for the fifth circuit 56 Stat. 1050
  Pub. Law 77-802Army, precedence among officers AN ACT To amend paragraph 8, section 127a, of the National Defense Act so as to authorize certain service to be counted in determining precedence among officers when dates of rank are the same 56 Stat. 1050
  Pub. Law 77-803Cab liability insurance, D. C. AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide that all cabs for hire in the District of Columbia be compelled to carry insurance for the protection of passengers, and for other purposes", approved June 29, 1938 56 Stat. 1051
  Pub. Law 77-804Court-martial sentences AN ACT Amending the first sentence of Article of War 52, relative to execution of court-martial sentences 56 Stat. 1051
  Pub. Law 77-805Army, award of silver star AN ACT To amend the Act of January 24, 1920, so as to authorize the award of a silver star to certain persons serving with the Army of the United States 56 Stat. 1052
  Pub. Law 77-806Government employees, accumulation of leave AN ACT To amend the Act approved March 14, 1936, entitled "An Act to provide for vacations for government employees, and for other purposes" 56 Stat. 1052
  Pub. Law 77-807Rear admiral, Dental Corps, Navy AN ACT To authorize the rank of rear admiral in the Dental Corps of the United States Navy 56 Stat. 1053
  Pub. Law 77-808Prosecution of war AN ACT To expedite the prosecution of war, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1053
  Pub. Law 77-809Revenue Act of 1942, amendment JOINT RESOLUTION To amend the Revenue Act of 1942 56 Stat. 1054
  Pub. Law 77-810Insanitary buildings, D. C. AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to create a board for the condemnation of insanitary buildings in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes", approved May 1, 1906, as amended, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1054
  Pub. Law 77-811Military decorations for cobelligerents AN ACT To authorize the President to confer decorations and medals upon units of, or persons serving with, the military forces of cobelligerent nations 56 Stat. 1056
  Pub. Law 77-812Anthracite region, Pa., research laboratory AN ACT To provide for the establishment and operation of a research laboratory in the Pennsylvania anthracite region for investigation of the mining, preparation and utilization of the mining, preparation and utilization of anthracite, for the development of new uses and markets, for improvement of health and safety in mining; and for a comprehensive study of the region to aid in the solution of its economic problems and to make its natural and human resources of maximum usefulness in the war effort 56 Stat. 1056
  Pub. Law 77-813Army, savings deposits of enlisted men AN ACT To amend sections 1305 and 1306 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, to eliminate the prohibition against payment of deposits, and interest thereon, of enlisted men until final discharge 56 Stat. 1057
  Pub. Law 77-814Settlement of Mexican Claims Act of 1942 AN ACT To provide for the settlement of certain claims of the Government of the United States on behalf of American nationals against the Government of Mexico 56 Stat. 1058
  Pub. Law 77-815Minor coinage, conservation of strategic metals AN ACT To further the war effort by authorizing the substitution of other materials for strategic metals used in minor coinage, to authorize the forming of worn and uncurrent standard silver dollars into bars, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1064
  Pub. Law 77-816Naval and Marine Corps Reserve AN ACT Relating to the appointment and retirement in the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve of persons with physical disabilities, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1066
  Pub. Law 77-817Grazing Service, furnishing of horses, etc., by field employees AN ACT Relating to the administration of grazing districts 56 Stat. 1067
  Pub. Law 77-818Department of Commerce, publications AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of Commerce to establish fees or charges for services performed or publications furnished by the Department of Commerce 56 Stat. 1067
  Pub. Law 77-819Congress, date of meeting JOINT RESOLUTION Fixing the date of meeting of the first session of the Seventy-eighth Congress 56 Stat. 1067
  Pub. Law 77-820Fletcher, Okla. AN ACT Amending the provisions governing the issuance of patent for certain lands to the town of Fletcher, Oklahoma 56 Stat. 1067
  Pub. Law 77-821Government employees, overtime pay JOINT RESOLUTION Extending until April 30, 1943, the period for which overtime rates of compensation may be paid under the Acts of June 28, 1940 (54 Stat. 676), October 21, 1940 (54 Stat. 1205), and June 3, 1941 (55 Stat. 241), and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1068
  Pub. Law 77-822Cordova, Alaska AN ACT To provide for conveyance of lands to the town of Cordova, Alaska 56 Stat. 1069
  Pub. Law 77-823Olympic National Park, Wash. AN ACT To authorize the exchange of lands not in Federal ownership within the Olympic National Park, Washington, for national forest lands in the State of Washington 56 Stat. 1070
  Pub. Law 77-824Alaska Railroad Retirement Act, reemployment of retired persons AN ACT To permit the reemployment of persons retired under the Alaska Railroad Retirement Act 56 Stat. 1070
  Pub. Law 77-825The Alaska Railroad, wages of certain employees AN ACT To authorize increases in wages for certain employees of The Alaska Railroad for services rendered from September 1, 1941, to December 31, 1941, inclusive 56 Stat. 1071
  Pub. Law 77-826Hawaii, wharves AN ACT To authorize payment by the departments and agencies of the United States, notwithstanding section 89 of the Act of April 30, 1900 (31 Stat. 141), for the use, during a limited period, of certain wharves of the Territory of Hawaii 56 Stat. 1071
  Pub. Law 77-827Day nurseries, etc., D. C. AN ACT To amend the District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1943, so as to authorize the use of public-school buildings in the District of Columbia as and for day nurseries and nursery schools, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1072
  Pub. Law 77-828Army Nurse Corps AN ACT To increase the pay and allowances of members of the Army Nurse Corps, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1072
  Pub. Law 77-829Display and use of flag of U. S. A. JOINT RESOLUTION To amend Public Law Numbered 623, approved June 22, 1942, entitled "Joint resolution to codify and emphasize existing rules and customs pertaining to the display and use of the flag of the United States of America 56 Stat. 1074
  Pub. Law 77-830Season's greetings JOINT RESOLUTION Extending seasons greetings to our armed forces 56 Stat. 1077
  Pub. Law 77-831Federal Reports Act of 1942 AN ACT To coordinate Federal reporting services, to eliminate duplication and reduce the cost of such services, and to minimize the burdens of furnishing information to Federal agencies 56 Stat. 1078
  Pub. Law 77-832Oil and gas, discovery on public domain AN ACT To encourage the discovery of oil and gas on the public domain during the continuance of the present war 56 Stat. 1080
  Pub. Law 77-833Five Civilized Tribes, Okla. AN ACT To provide for the probate and distribution of restricted estates not exceeding $2,500 in value of deceased Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma 56 Stat. 1080
  Pub. Law 77-834Klamath River Reservation, Calif. AN ACT To reimpose the trust on certain lands.allotted to Indians of the Klamath River Reservation, California 56 Stat. 1081
  Pub. Law 77-835Wapato Indian irrigation project, Wash. AN ACT To eliminate certain lands from the Wapato Indian irrigation project, Yakima Reservation, Washington, cancel and adjust certain charges, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1081
  Pub. Law 77-836Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District, Wash. AN ACT To provide relief to the owners of former Indian-owned land within the Oroville-Tonasket Irrigation District, Washington, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1082
  Pub. Law 77-837Missouri, additional district judge AN ACT To provide for the appointment of an additional district judge for the eastern and western districts of Missouri 56 Stat. 1083
  Pub. Law 77-838District of Columbia, egress for buildings AN ACT To provide for means of egress for buildings in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1083
  Pub. Law 77-839Nationality Act of 1940, amendment AN ACT To amend the Nationality Act of 1940, to preserve the nationality of naturalized veterans of the Spanish-American War and of the World War, and of their wives, minor children, and dependent parents 56 Stat. 1085
  Pub. Law 77-840Colonial National Historical Park, Va. AN ACT To authorize the transfer of jurisdiction of a portion of the Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown, Virginia, from the Department of the Interior to the Department of the Navy 56 Stat. 1085
  Pub. Law 77-841Chief Disbursing Officer, Treasury Department AN ACT To provide for the orderly transaction of the public business in the event of the death or of the resignation or separation from office of the Chief Disbursing Officer 56 Stat. 1086
  Pub. Law 77-842Geological Survey, lands AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire lands or interest in lands for the Geological Survey 56 Stat. 1086
  Pub. Law 77-843Interstate commerce in dentures AN ACT To protect the public health by the prevention of certain practices leading to dental disorders; and to prevent the circumvention of certain State or Territorial laws regulating the practice of dentistry 56 Stat. 1087
  Pub. Law 77-844Willful destruction of war material AN ACT To amend the Act of April 20, 1918, as amended, entitled "An Act to punish the willful injury or destruction of war material, or of war premises or utilities used in connection with war material, andforother purposes 56 Stat. 1087
  Pub. Law 77-845Certification of witness fees and certain travel expenses AN ACT Relating to the payment of fees, expenses, and costs of witnesses and jurors and the accounting therefor, and for other purposes 56 Stat. 1088
  Pub. Law 77-846Real property, D. C., tax exemption AN ACT To define the real property exempt from taxation in the District of Columbia 56 Stat. 1089
  Pub. Law 77-847Alabama, additional district judge AN ACT To provide for the appointment of an additional district judge for the northern district of Alabama 56 Stat. 1092
  Pub. Law 77-848Pay and allowances of certain missing persons AN ACT To amend sections 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the Act approved March 7, 1942 (Public Law 490, Seventy-seventh Congress), providing for continuing pay and allowances of certain missing persons 56 Stat. 1092
  Pub. Law 77-849Judicial Code, amendments AN ACT To amend the Judicial Code to authorize the Chief Justice of the United States to assign circuit judges to temporary duty in circuits other than their own 56 Stat. 1094
  Pub. Law 77-850Communications Act of 1934, amendment AN ACT To further insure the protection of vessels in wartime by amending the Communications Act of 1934, as amended 56 Stat. 1096