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Statutes at Large Volume 57 (1943) Table of Contents

VOL. 56 ⇔ VOL. 58

Volume 57:
Public Law Topic Title Stat. citation
  Pub. Law 78-1Navy, ship repair facilities AN ACT Authorizing appropriations for the United States Navy for additional ship repair facilities, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 3
  Pub. Law 78-2Assistant Attorney General AN ACT To provide for the appointment of an additional Assistant Attorney General 57 Stat. 4
  Pub. Law 78-3Urgent deficiency appropriations, 1943 JOINT RESOLUTION To provide urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943 57 Stat. 4
  Pub. Law 78-4Domestic telegraph carriers AN ACT To amend the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, to permit consolidations and mergers of domestic telegraph carriers, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 5
  Pub. Law 78-5Rental allowances to certain officers AN ACT To amend section 6 of the Pay Readjustment Act of 1942 relating to the payment of rental allowances to certain officers 57 Stat. 13
  Pub. Law 78-6San Diego, Calif., land AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to grant to the city of San Diego for street purposes a parcel of land situated in the city of San Diego and State of California 57 Stat. 13
  Pub. Law 78-7Army, student details AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the attendance of personnel of the Army of the United States as students at educational institutions and other places" 57 Stat. 14
  Pub. Law 78-8The Columbia Basin Project Act AN ACT To amend the Act approved May 27, 1937 (ch. 269, 50 Stat. 208), by providing substitute and additional authority for the prevention of speculation in lands of the Columbia Basin project, and substitute and additional authority related to the settlement and development of the project, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 14
  Pub. Law 78-9Lend-Lease Act, extension AN ACT To extend for one year the provisions of An Act to promote the defense of the United States, approved March 11, 1941 57 Stat. 20
  Pub. Law 78-10World War II veterans, benefits AN ACT To amend Veterans Regulation Numbered 10, as amended, to grant hospitalization, domiciliary care, and burial benefits in certain World War II cases 57 Stat. 21
  Pub. Law 78-11First Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 21
  Pub. Law 78-12Naval courts martial AN ACT To extend the jurisdiction of naval courts martial in time of war or national emergency to certain persons outside the continental limits of the United States 57 Stat. 41
  Pub. Law 78-13World War veterans, insurance AN ACT To amend section 301, World War Veterans' Act, 1924, as amended, to authorize renewal of expiring five-year level premium term policies of those in active military or naval service and certain others outside the continental limits of the United States, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 41
  Pub. Law 78-14Tobacco products for U. S. forces AN ACT To permit the shipment tax-free of certain tobacco products to territories of the United States for the use of members of the military and naval forces of the United States 57 Stat. 42
  Pub. Law 78-15Insurance of mortgages AN ACT To amend the National Housing Act, as amended 57 Stat. 42
  Pub. Law 78-16Disabled veterans, rehabilitation AN ACT To amend title I of Public Law Numbered 2, Seventy-third Congress, March 20, 1933, and the Veterans Regulations to provide for rehabilitation of disabled veterans, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 43
  Pub. Law 78-17War Shipping Administration AN ACT To amend and clarify certain provisions of law relating to functions of the War Shipping Administration, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 45
  Pub. Law 78-18Wheat JOINT RESOLUTION To permit additional sales of wheat for feed 57 Stat. 52
  Pub. Law 78-19Navy, public works AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to proceed with the construction of certain public works, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 52
  Pub. Law 78-20Supplemental Naval Appropriation Act, 1948 AN ACT Making additional appropriations for the Navy Department and the naval service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 52
  Pub. Law 78-21Internal Revenue Code, amendments JOINT RESOLUTION Extending the time within which certain acts under the Internal Revenue Code are required to be performed 57 Stat. 56
  Pub. Law 78-22D. C. Government and White House Police Force AN ACT To provide for, a temporary increase in compensation for certain employees of the District of Columbia Government and the White House Police Force 57 Stat. 57
  Pub. Law 78-23Deferment of Federal employees AN ACT Relating to the selective- service deferment, on occupational grounds, of persons employed by the Federal Government 57 Stat. 57
  Pub. Law 78-24Notaries public, Navy, etc. AN ACT To authorize certain officers of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard to act as notaries public during the existence of war or a national emergency and six months thereafter 57 Stat. 58
  Pub. Law 78-25Postal Service AN ACT To provide temporary additional compensation for employees in the Postal Service 57 Stat. 59
  Pub. Law 78-26Navy and Marine Corps, temporary appointments AN ACT To amend sections 6 and 11 of the Act approved July 24, 1941, entitled "An Act authorizing the temporary appointment or advancement of certain personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps, and for other purposes", as amended, to provide for the grade of commodore, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 59
  Pub. Law 78-27Naval stores AN ACT To amend the Act of March 3, 1909, as amended by the Act of January 23, 1942, providing for the sale of naval stores, in order to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to permit the sale of naval stores in the continental United States during the war and six months thereafter to civilian officers and employees of the United States, and to other persons at stations where purchase from private agencies is found to be impracticable._. 57 Stat. 60
  Pub. Law 78-28Naval Establishment, civilian employees AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Navy to pay the costs of transportation of certain civilian employees, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 61
  Pub. Law 78-29American Tree Association AN ACT To effectuate the intent of the Congress as expressed in section 1, paragraph (k) of Public Law 846, Seventy-seventh Congress, approved December 24, 1942, by adding to the list of institutions named in said paragraph the name of the American Tree Association, an institution similar to the institutions so named 57 Stat. 61
  Pub. Law 78-30Puerto Rico, land AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of War to convey to the people of Puerto Rico certain real estate now under the jurisdiction of the United States 57 Stat. 61
  Pub. Law 78-31Philadelphia, Pa., lands AN ACT To authorize the exchange of lands in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between the War Department and the city of Philadelphia, trustee under the will of Stephen Girard, deceased 57 Stat. 62
  Pub. Law 78-32National Gallery of Art, loan AN ACT To authorize the acceptance of a permanent loan to the United States by the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 62
  Pub. Law 78-33Army, diving duty AN ACT To provide additional pay for personnel of the Army of the United States assigned to diving duty 57 Stat. 62
  Pub. Law 78-34Public Debt Act of 1943 AN ACT To increase the debt limit of the United States, and for other purpose 57 Stat. 63
  Pub. Law 78-35Fort Sill, Okla., lands AN ACT To authorize the exchange of lands between the War Department and the Department of the Interior 57 Stat. 64
  Pub. Law 78-36National service life insurance AN ACT To amend section 602 (d) (1) of the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, as amended 57 Stat. 64
  Pub. Law 78-37Federal Reserve Act, amendments AN ACT Suspending certain provisions of sections 12B and 19 of the Federal Reserve Act until six months after the cessation of hostilities in the present war as determined by proclamation of the President or concurrent resolution of the Congress 57 Stat. 65
  Pub. Law 78-38Army and Navy, female physicians and surgeons AN ACT To provide for the appointment of female physicians and surgeons in the Medical Corps of the Army and Navy 57 Stat. 65
  Pub. Law 78-39Damages by American forces abroad, claims AN ACT To amend the Act approved January 2, 1942, entitled "An Act to provide for the prompt settlement of claims for damages occasioned by Army, Navy, and Marine Corps forces in foreign countries." 57 Stat. 66
  Pub. Law 78-40Bituminous Coal Act of 1937, time extension JOINT RESOLUTION To extend the provisions of the Bituminous Coal Act of 1937 for a period of thirty days 57 Stat. 68
  Pub. Law 78-41Frustrated voyages, freight refunds JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize the refund by the War Shipping Administrator of certain freights for transportation on frustrated voyages 57 Stat. 68
  Pub. Law 78-42Gold Reserve Act of 1934, amendments AN ACT To extend the time within which the powers relating to the stabilization fund may be exercised 57 Stat. 68
  Pub. Law 78-43Burley tobacco AN ACT To amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, for the purpose of further regulating interstate and foreign commerce in tobacco, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 69
  Pub. Law 78-44Fishing vessels, return to owners AN ACT To authorize the return to private ownership of certain vessels formerly used or suitable for use in the fisheries or industries related thereto 57 Stat. 69
  Pub. Law 78-45Farm labor, 1943 JOINT RESOLUTION Making an appropriation to assist in providing a supply and distribution of farm labor for the calendar year 1943 57 Stat. 70
  Pub. Law 78-46Bridge, Columbia River AN ACT To revive and reenact an Act approved June 13, 1934 (48 Stat. 947), as amended, authorizing construction of a toll bridge across the Columbia River, at or near Astoria, Oregon 57 Stat. 73
  Pub. Law 78-47Mining claims 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 57 Stat. 74
  Pub. Law 78-48Panama, transfer of certain utilities JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the execution of certain obligations under the treaties of 1903 and 1936 with Panama, and other commitments 57 Stat. 74
  Pub. Law 78-49War Overtime Pay Act of 1943 AN ACT To provide for the payment of overtime compensation to Government employees, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 75
  Pub. Law 78-50Urgent deficiency appropriations, 1943 JOINT RESOLUTION A Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 78
  Pub. Law 78-51Navy and Marine Corps, hospitalization of dependents AN ACT To provide for the expansion of facilities for hospitalization of dependents of naval and Marine Corps personnel, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 80
  Pub. Law 78-52Merchant seamen's service insignia AN ACT To provide for the issuance of devices in recognition of the services of merchant sailors 57 Stat. 81
  Pub. Law 78-53Bituminous Coal Act of 1937, time extension JOINT RESOLUTION To extend the provisions of the Bituminous Coal Act of 1937 for a period of ninety days 57 Stat. 82
  Pub. Law 78-54Curbs and gutters, D. C. AN ACT To provide for special assessments for the laying of curbs and gutters 57 Stat. 83
  Pub. Law 78-55Coast Guard Academy, graduates AN ACT To authorize the appointment as ensigns in the Coast Guard of all graduates of the Coast Guard Academy in 1945 and thereafter, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 84
  Pub. Law 78-56Marine Corps, reorganization AN ACT To provide for the reorganization of the Marine Corps, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 84
  Pub. Law 78-57Navy, warrant officers AN ACT To amend sections 2 and 4 of the Act approved June 27, 1942, entitled "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" 57 Stat. 84
  Pub. Law 78-58Federal Reserve notes AN ACT To extend the period during which direct obligations of the United States may be used as collateral security for Federal Reserve notes 57 Stat. 85
  Pub. Law 78-59Cumberland Gap National Historical Park AN ACT To amend sections 1 and 2 of the Act approved June 11, 1940 (54 Stat. 262) relating to the establishment of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia, and to grant the consent of Congress to such States to enter into a compact providing for the acquisition of property for such park 57 Stat. 85
  Pub. Law 78-60Republican River, division of waters AN ACT To grant the consent of Congress to a compact entered into by the States of Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska relating to the waters of the Republican River Basin, to make provisions concerning the exercise of Federal jurisdiction as to those waters, to promote flood control in the Basin, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 86
  Pub. Law 78-61Navy, landing craft and district craft AN ACT Authorizing the acquisition and conversion or construction of certain landing craft and district craft for the United States Navy, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 92
  Pub. Law 78-62Alaska, public lands AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, because of military operations, to defer or waive payments under nonmineral leases of public lands in Alaska 57 Stat. 92
  Pub. Law 78-63Employment of females, D. C. AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to regulate the hours of employment and safeguard the health of females employed in the District of Columbia", approved February 24, 1914 57 Stat. 93
  Pub. Law 78-64War Department Civil Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, for civil functions administered by the War Department, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 93
  Pub. Law 78-65D. C. Unemployment Compensation Act AN ACT To amend the District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act to provide for unemployment compensation in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 100
  Pub. Law 78-66Foreign-trade agreements JOINT RESOLUTION To extend the authority of the President under section 350 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 57 Stat. 125
  Pub. Law 78-67Farm labor, 1943 AN ACT Amending the "Joint resolution making an appropriation to assist in providing a supply and distribution of farm labor for the calendar year 1943", approved April 29, 1943 57 Stat. 125
  Pub. Law 78-68Current Tax Payment Act of 1943 AN ACT To provide for the current payment of the individual income tax, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 126
  Pub. Law 78-69Civilian Pilot Training Act of 1939, amendment AN ACT To amend section 2 of the Civilian Pilot Training Act of 1939, as amended 57 Stat. 150
  Pub. Law 78-70Defense Aid Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making supplemental appropriations to carry out the provisions of an Act to promote the defense of the United States, approved March 11, 1941, as amended, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 151
  Pub. Law 78-71Wheat JOINT RESOLUTION To permit additional sales of wheat for feed 57 Stat. 152
  Pub. Law 78-72MacArthur and Sabin locks AN ACT To name certain locks in the Saint Marys River at the falls, Michigan 57 Stat. 152
  Pub. Law 78-73Navy, trust funds AN ACT To abolish certain naval trust funds and deposits thereto, and to simplify naval accounting procedure, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 152
  Pub. Law 78-74Training of nurses AN ACT To provide for the training of nurses for the armed forces, governmental and civilian hospitals, health agencies, and war industries, through grants to institutions providing such training, and for other purposes Law 57 Stat. 153
  Pub. Law 78-75Gulf County Canal, Fla. AN ACT To authorize the acquisition, improvement, and maintenance of the Gulf County Canal, Florida 57 Stat. 156
  Pub. Law 78-76Navy, auxiliary vessels AN ACT Authorizing the acquisition and conversion or construction of certain auxiliary vessels for the United States Navy, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 156
  Pub. Law 78-77First-class postage rates JOINT RESOLUTION To continue the temporary increases in postal rates on first-class matter, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 157
  Pub. Law 78-78Merchant Marine Act, 1936, amendment AN ACT To amend section 511 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, relating to ship construction reserve funds, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 157
  Pub. Law 78-79Inter-American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the appropriation of such sums as may be necessary to pay the proportionate share of the United States in the annual expenses of the Inter- American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee 57 Stat. 159
  Pub. Law 78-80Emergency Advisory Committee for Political - Defense JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for participation by the United States in the Emergency Advisory Committee for Political Defense, and authorizing an appropriation therefor 57 Stat. 159
  Pub. Law 78-81Federal grants to States JOINT RESOLUTION Making appropriations for advances to States for certain Federal grants for the first quarter of the fiscal year 1944 57 Stat. 160
  Pub. Law 78-82Bridge, Calcasieu River AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the State of Louisiana to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Calcasieu River at or near Lake Charles, Louisiana 57 Stat. 160
  Pub. Law 78-83Ute Indians, claims AN ACT To extend the time within which a suit or suits may be brought, under the Act of June 28, 1938 (52 Stat. 1209) 57 Stat. 160
  Pub. Law 78-84Bridge, Saint Croix River AN ACT To extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the Saint Croix River at or near Hudson, Wisconsin 57 Stat. 161
  Pub. Law 78-85Radio operators on cargo ships AN ACT To amend section 353 (b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended 57 Stat. 161
  Pub. Law 78-86Work relief JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize an appropriation for work relief in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands 57 Stat. 161
  Pub. Law 78-87Merchant marine, reemployment rights AN ACT To provide reemployment rights for persons who leave their positions to serve in the merchant marine, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 162
  Pub. Law 78-88Bridge, Mississippi River AN ACT To extend the times for commencing and completing the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River at or near Memphis, Tennessee 57 Stat. 163
  Pub. Law 78-89War Labor Disputes Act AN ACT Relating to the use and operation by the United States of certain plants, mines, and facilities in the prosecution of the war, and preventing strikes, lock-outs, and stoppages of production, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 163
  Pub. Law 78-90Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 169
  Pub. Law 78-91Emergency Farm Mortgage Act of 1933, amendment AN ACT To amend section 32 of the Emergency Farm Mortgage Act of 1933, as amended 57 Stat. 196
  Pub. Law 78-92Naval Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Navy Department and the naval service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and additional appropriations therefor for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1942, and June 30, 1943, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 197
  Pub. Law 78-93Naval Academy, instruction AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act authorizing a reduction in the course of instruction at the Naval Academy", approved June 3, 1941 (55 Stat. 238) 57 Stat. 219
  Pub. Law 78-94I nterdepartmental. procurement AN ACT To amend section 7 (c) 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) 57 Stat. 219
  Pub. Law 78-95Midshipmen of Naval Reserve, allowances AN ACT To amend the first paragraph of section 10 of the Pay Readjustment Act of 1942 to provide for allowances to midshipmen of the Naval Reserve for quarters and subsistence when not furnished in kind 57 Stat. 219
  Pub. Law 78-96Legislative and Judiciary Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch and for the Judiciary for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 220
  Pub. Law 78-97Radio operators aboard ship AN ACT To extend the effective date of the Act of December 17, 1941, relating to additional safeguards to the radio communications service of ships of the United States 57 Stat. 244
  Pub. Law 78-98Anchorage, Alaska AN ACT To authorize the incorporated city of Anchorage, Alaska, to purchase and improve the electric light and power system of the Anchorage Light and Power Company, Incorporated, an Alaska corporation, and for such purpose to issue bonds in the sum of not to exceed $1,250,000 in excess of present statutory debt limits 57 Stat. 245
  Pub. Law 78-99American National Red Cross AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the use of the American National Red Cross in aid of the land and naval forces in time of actual or threatened war." 57 Stat. 247
  Pub. Law 78-100Indiana-Kentucky boundary line JOINT RESOLUTION Giving the consent of the Congress to an agreement between the State of Indiana and the Commonwealth of Kentucky establishing a boundary between said State and said Commonwealth 57 Stat. 248
  Pub. Law 78-101Army officers, disability benefits AN ACT To equalize certain disability benefits for Army officers 57 Stat. 249
  Pub. Law 78-102Treasury and Post Office Departments Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Treasury and Post Office Departments for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 250
  Pub. Law 78-103Interstate petroleum pipe lines AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to facilitate the construction, extension, or completion of interstate petroleum pipe lines related to national defense, and to promote interstate commerce", approved July 30, 1941 57 Stat. 270
  Pub. Law 78-104Requisitioning of property for national defense AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the President of the United States to requisition property required for the defense of the United States", approved October 16, 1941, to continue it in effect 57 Stat. 271
  Pub. Law 78-105Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 271
  Pub. Law 78-106Alaska Game Law AN ACT To revise the Alaska Game Law 57 Stat. 301
  Pub. Law 78-107District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1944 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, 1944, and for other purposes. 57 Stat. 312
  Pub. Law 78-108Military Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Military Establishment for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 347
  Pub. Law 78-109Bridge, Missouri River AN ACT To revive and reenact the Act entitled "An Act granting the consent of Congress to the State of North Dakota to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Missouri River at or near Garrison, North Dakota", approved February 10, 1932 57 Stat. 370
  Pub. Law 78-110Women's Army Corps AN ACT To establish a Women's Army Corps for service in the Army of the United States 57 Stat. 371
  Pub. Law 78-111Horse meat AN ACT Relating to the sale of horse meat or food products thereof in the District of Columbia 57 Stat. 372
  Pub. Law 78-112War Department or Army, claims AN ACT To provide for the settlement of claims for damage to or loss or destruction of property or personal injury or death caused by military personnel or civilian employees, or otherwise incident to activities, of the War Department or of the Army 57 Stat. 372
  Pub. Law 78-113Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1948 AN ACT. To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation of persons disabled in industry or otherwise and their return to civil employment", approved June 2, 1920, as amended, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 374
  Pub. Law 78-114Army, warrant officers AN ACT To adjust the pay status of warrant officers temporarily commissioned in the Army of the United States 57 Stat. 380
  Pub. Law 78-115Government records, disposal AN ACT To provide for the disposal of certain records of the United States Government 57 Stat. 380
  Pub. Law 78-116Military and Naval Academies, appointments AN ACT Relating to appointments to the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy in the case of redistricting of congressional districts 57 Stat. 383
  Pub. Law 78-117Oil and gas conservation JOINT RESOLUTION Consenting to an interstate oil compact to conserve oil and gas 57 Stat. 383
  Pub. Law 78-118Burley and flue-cured tobacco JOINT RESOLUTION Relating to the marketing of burley and flue-cured tobacco under the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended 57 Stat. 387
  Pub. Law 78-119Defense housing AN ACT To increase by $300,000,000 the amount authorized to be appropriated for defense housing under the Act of October 14, 1940, as amended, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 387
  Pub. Law 78-120Adjustment of titles to certain lands AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to adjust titles to lands acquired by the United States which are subject to his administration, custody, or control 57 Stat. 388
  Pub. Law 78-121Death Valley National Monument AN ACT To authorize the exchange of certain patented lands in the Death Valley National Monument for Government lands in the monument 57 Stat. 389
  Pub. Law 78-122Springdale, Utah, water supply AN ACT To amend the description of the area affected by the Act of May 28, 1928, entitled "An Act for the relief of the town of Springdale, Utah", and for other purposes 57 Stat. 389
  Pub. Law 78-123Capitol rounds, parking space AN ACT To authorize the use of part of the United States Capitol Grounds east of the Union Station for the parking of motor vehicles 57 Stat. 390
  Pub. Law 78-124Newspapers and periodical publications AN ACT To relieve newspapers and periodical publications which have voluntarily suspended publication for the duration of the war from payment of second-class application fees upon resumption of publication 57 Stat. 390
  Pub. Law 78-125Salaries, designated officials AN ACT Prescribing the salary for the Commissioner of Public Roads and the Commissioner of Public Buildings 57 Stat. 390
  Pub. Law 78-126High-school students, postponement of induction AN ACT To amend the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 by providing for the postponement of the induction of high-school students who have completed more than half of their academic year 57 Stat. 391
  Pub. Law 78-127Protection of vessels, etc. AN ACT To provide a penalty for the willful violation of regulations or orders respecting the protection or security of vessels, harbors, ports, or water-front facilities 57 Stat. 391
  Pub. Law 78-128Postal employees, detail AN ACT To provide for clerical assistance at post offices, branches, or stations serving military and naval personnel, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 391
  Pub. Law 78-129Department of Agriculture Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 392
  Pub. Law 78-130Pharmacy Corps, Army AN ACT To establish in the Medical Department of the Army a corps to be known as the Pharmacy Corps 57 Stat. 430
  Pub. Law 78-131Statue of Sir William Blackstone AN ACT To provide for the acceptance on behalf of the United States of a statue of Sir William Blackstone, the work of the late Paul W. Bartlett, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 431
  Pub. Law 78-132Urgent Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1943 AN ACT Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for prior fiscal years, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 431
  Pub. Law 78-133Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 451
  Pub. Law 78-134Iowa-Nebraska boundary AN ACT To approve and consent to the compact entered into by Iowa and Nebraska establishing the boundary between Iowa and Nebraska 57 Stat. 494
  Pub. Law 78-135Labor-Federal Security Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Department of Labor, the Federal Security Agency, and related independent agencies, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 494
  Pub. Law 78-136St. Elizabeths Hospital, butter substitutes JOINT RESOLUTION Relating to the provision of butter for the patients of Saint Elizabeths Hospital 57 Stat. 520
  Pub. Law 78-137Silver AN ACT To authorize the use for war purposes of silver held or owned by the United States 57 Stat. 520
  Pub. Law 78-138Emergency flood-control works AN ACT To provide for emergency flood-control work made necessary by recent floods, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 521
  Pub. Law 78-139National War Agencies Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Making appropriations for war agencies in the Executive Office of the President for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 522
  Pub. Law 78-140Second Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1948 AN ACT Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 537
  Pub. Law 78-141Immigration Act of 1917, amendment AN ACT To authorize the deportation of aliens to countries allied with the United States 57 Stat. 553
  Pub. Law 78-142Oyster growers, claims AN ACT To increase by one year the period within which certain oyster growers may file claims against the United States in the Court of Claims 57 Stat. 553
  Pub. Law 78-143Marine Band AN ACT To authorize the attendance of the Marine Band at the seventy-seventh anniversary convention of the Grand Army of the Republic to be held at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 19 to 23, inclusive, 1943 57 Stat. 553
  Pub. Law 78-144Veterans' compensation, pension, and retirement pay AN ACT To provide more adequate and uniform administrative provisions in veterans' laws pertaining to compensation, pension, and retirement pay payable by the Veterans' Administration, and for other purposes. 57 Stat. 554
  Pub. Law 78-145Black-outs, 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, as amended 57 Stat. 560
  Pub. Law 78-146Highway Acts amendments AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes", approved July 11, 1916, as amended and supplemented, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 560
  Pub. Law 78-147Scottish Rite Temple, D. C. AN ACT To permit certain burials in the Scottish Rite Temple in the District of Columbia 57 Stat. 563
  Pub. Law 78-148George Washington Carver National Monument AN ACT To provide for the establishment of the George Washington Carver National Monument 57 Stat. 563
  Pub. Law 78-149Renegotiation of war contracts AN ACT To prevent the payment of excessive fees or compensation in connection with the negotiation of war contracts 57 Stat. 564
  Pub. Law 78-150Defense public works AN ACT To authorize the appropriation of an additional $200,000,000 to carry out the provisions of title II of 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 57 Stat. 565
  Pub. Law 78-151Commodity Credit Corporation; grade labeling JOINT RESOLUTION To continue the Commodity Credit Corporation as an agency of the United States, to increase its borrowing power, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 566
  Pub. Law 78-152Great Plains, etc., water conservation AN ACT To amend the Act of August 11, 1939 (53 Stat. 1418), as amended by the Act of October 14, 1940 (54 Stat. 1119), relating to water conservation and utilization projects 57 Stat. 566
  Pub. Law 78-153Public Library, D. C. AN ACT To designate the Public Library of the District of Columbia a public depository for governmental publications 57 Stat. 568
  Pub. Law 78-154Tax-exempt properties, D. C. AN ACT To provide for the mailing of annual notices to owners of tax-exempt properties in the District of Columbia 57 Stat. 568
  Pub. Law 78-155Recorder of Deeds, etc. D. C. AN ACT To fix the compensation of the Recorder of heeds of the District of Columbia and the Superintendent of the National Training School for Girls 57 Stat. 569
  Pub. Law 78-156Emergency maternity and infant care JOINT RESOLUTION Making additional appropriations for the fiscal year 1944 for emergency maternity and infant care for wives of enlisted men in the armed forces 57 Stat. 569
  Pub. Law 78-157Real estate taxes, D. C. AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act relating to the levying and collecting of taxes and assessments, and for other purposes", approved June 25, 1938 57 Stat. 570
  Pub. Law 78-158National Housing Act, amendments AN ACT To amend the National Housing Act, as now or hereafter amended, so as to give protection to persons in military service, and their dependents, as to certain mortgages 57 Stat. 570
  Pub. Law 78-159National Housing Act, amendments AN ACT To amend the National Housing Act, as amended 57 Stat. 571
  Pub. Law 78-160Pay Readjustment Act of 1942, amendment AN ACT To amend the Pay Readjustment Act of 1942, approved June 16, 1942 57 Stat. 571
  Pub. Law 78-161Postal Service, custodial employees AN ACT To extend the provisions of the Reclassification Act of February 28, 1925, to include custodial employees in the Postal Service 57 Stat. 572
  Pub. Law 78-162Santa Clara Pueblo, N. Mex. AN ACT To authorize a per capita payment of $10 to the members of the Santa Clara Pueblo of New Mexico from funds on deposit to their credit in the Treasury of the United States 57 Stat. 572
  Pub. Law 78-163Bridge, Mississippi River AN ACT To revive and reenact the Act entitled "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", approved April 20, 1942 57 Stat. 572
  Pub. Law 78-164Montezuma Castle National Monument, Ariz. AN ACT To provide for the addition of certain land in the State of Arizona to the Montezuma Castle National Monument. 57 Stat. 572
  Pub. Law 78-165Naval Aviation Cadet Act of 1942, amendment AN ACT To amend section 11 of the Naval Aviation Cadet Act of 1942 57 Stat. 573
  Pub. Law 78-166Virginia, conveyance of land AN ACT Authorizing the conveyance to the State of Virginia, for highway purposes only, of a portion of the Naval Mine Depot Reservation at Yorktown, Virginia 57 Stat. 573
  Pub. Law 78-167Marine Corps, warrant officers AN ACT To establish the grades of commissioned warrant officer and warrant officer in the United States Marine Corps, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 574
  Pub. Law 78-168Illinois River, Ill. AN ACT To authorize the adoption of a report relating to seepage and drainage damages on the Illinois River, Illinois 57 Stat. 574
  Pub. Law 78-169Naval Aviation Cadet Act of 1942, amendment AN ACT To amend section 12 of the Naval Aviation Cadet Act of 1942 57 Stat. 574
  Pub. Law 78-170Veterans' Administration, transportation AN ACT To provide for furnishing transportation in Government-owned automotive vehicles for employees of the Veterans' Administration at field stations in the absence of adequate public or private transportation 57 Stat. 575
  Pub. Law 78-171Naval Reserve Act of 1988, amendment AN ACT To amend the Naval Reserve Act of 1938 so as to provide for the payment of a uniform gratuity to certain officers recalled to active duty 57 Stat. 575
  Pub. Law 78-172Internal Revenue Code, amendments AN ACT Relating to the application of the excess-profits tax to certain production bonus payments 57 Stat. 575
  Pub. Law 78-173Pipe lines for steam-heating purposes, D. C. AN ACT To permit construction, maintenance, and use of certain pipe lines for steam-heating purposes in the District of Columbia 57 Stat. 576
  Pub. Law 78-174Servicemen's Dependents Allowance Act of 1942, amendments AN ACT To amend the Servicemen's Dependents Allowance Act of 1942, as amended, so as to liberalize family allowances, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 577
  Pub. Law 78-175North Slough, Oreg., dam and dike AN ACT To revive and reenact section 9 of an Act entitled "An Act authorizing the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes", approved August 26, 1937 57 Stat. 581
  Pub. Law 78-176Naval service, reimbursement for property loss AN ACT To provide for reimbursement of officers, enlisted men, and others, in the naval service of the United States for property lost, damaged, or destroyed in such service 57 Stat. 582
  Pub. Law 78-177Navy and Marine Corps, accounts AN ACT To amend the Act of May 27, 1908, as amended, authorizing settlement of accounts of deceased officers and enlisted men of the Navy. and Marine Corps 57 Stat. 583
  Pub. Law 78-178Internal Revenue Code, amendments AN ACT Relating to credits against the Victory tax 57 Stat. 584
  Pub. Law 78-179York River and Queen Creek, Va., oysters AN ACT To provide for the removal of oysters from the waters of York River and Queen Creek, Virginia, affected by sewage disposal emanating from the construction battalion training camp, at Camp Peary, Virginia, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 585
  Pub. Law 78-180Internal Revenue Code, amendment AN ACT Relating to Government and other exemptions from the tax with respect to the transportation of property 57 Stat. 585
  Pub. Law 78-181Postal Service, personnel AN ACT Authorizing the Postmaster General to use post-office clerks and city letter carriers interchangeably 57 Stat. 586
  Pub. Law 78-182Carrying of dangerous weapons, D. C. AN ACT To amend the law of the District of Columbia relating to the carrying of concealed weapons 57 Stat. 586
  Pub. Law 78-183Women's Reserve, Navy AN ACT To amend the Naval Reserve Act of 1938, as amended 57 Stat. 586
  Pub. Law 78-184Public Health Service Act of 1943 AN ACT Relating to the organization and functions of the Public Health Service, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 587
  Pub. Law 78-185Freight forwarders, joint rates AN ACT To amend section 409 of the Interstate Commerce Act, relating to joint rates of freight forwarders and common carriers by motor vehicle 57 Stat. 590
  Pub. Law 78-186Philippines JOINT RESOLUTION Relating to the tenure of office of the present President and Vice President of the Philippines 57 Stat. 590
  Pub. Law 78-187U. S. flag, issuance AN ACT To provide for the issuance of a flag to the nearest relatives of certain persons who die hi service in the land or naval forces of the United States 57 Stat. 590
  Pub. Law 78-188Embezzlement, etc., of arms and stores AN ACT To amend section 36 of the Criminal Code 57 Stat. 591
  Pub. Law 78-189Oaths of office AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to dispense with unnecessary renewals of oaths of office by civilian employees of the executive departments and independent establishments", approved August 14, 1937 57 Stat. 591
  Pub. Law 78-190District Court for District of Alaska AN ACT To provide for a general term of the District Court for the District of Alaska at Anchorage, Alaska 57 Stat. 591
  Pub. Law 78-191Department of the Interior, collection procedure AN ACT To facilitate and simplify collection procedure in the Department of the Interior 57 Stat. 592
  Pub. Law 78-192Secretary of the Interior, surrender of leases AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to settle certain claims 57 Stat. 593
  Pub. Law 78-193Navy, etc., transportation of dependents AN ACT To authorize the transportation of dependents and household effects of personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard under certain conditions, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 593
  Pub. Law 78-194Naval Academy and Postgraduate School AN ACT To amend the Act approved January 16, 1936, entitled "An Act to provide for the retirement and retirement annuities of civilian members of the teaching staff at the United States Naval Academy and the Postgraduate School, United States Naval Academy" 57 Stat. 594
  Pub. Law 78-195Tennessee middle judicial district AN ACT To amend section 107 of the Judicial Code, as amended, to change the terms of the District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee 57 Stat. 595
  Pub. Law 78-196National Agricultural Jefferson Bicentenary Committee JOINT RESOLUTION To provide for the appointment of a National Agricultural Jefferson Bicentenary Committee to carry out appropriate exercises and activities in recognition of the services and contributions of Thomas Jefferson to the farmers and the agriculture of the Nation 57 Stat. 595
  Pub. Law 78-197Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, amendments AN ACT Amending the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 596
  Pub. Law 78-198Army, death gratuity AN ACT To amend the Act providing for the payment of allowance on death of officer or enlisted man to widow, or person designated, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 599
  Pub. Law 78-199Chinese Exclusion Acts, repeal AN ACT To repeal the Chinese Exclusion Acts, to establish quotas, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 600
  Pub. Law 78-200Duty on equipments, etc., for vessels AN ACT To suspend temporarily the application of sections 3114 and 3115 of the Revised Statutes, as amended 57 Stat. 601
  Pub. Law 78-201Internal Revenue Code, amendments AN ACT Extending the time within which applications under section 722 of the Internal Revenue Code must be made 57 Stat. 601
  Pub. Law 78-202Disabled soldiers and sailors AN ACT To increase the amount of Federal aid to State or Territorial homes for the support of disabled soldiers and sailors of the United States 57 Stat. 603
  Pub. Law 78-203Crouton National Forest, N. C. AN ACT Providing for the transfer to the custody and control of the Secretary of the Navy of certain lands comprising a portion of Croatan National Forest in the State of North Carolina 57 Stat. 603
  Pub. Law 78-204Navy, auxiliary vessels, etc. AN ACT Authorizing the acquisition and conversion or construction of certain auxiliary vessels, landing craft, and district craft for the United States Navy, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 604
  Pub. Law 78-205Rural Alail Delivery Service AN ACT To provide temporary additional pay for equipment maintenance for each carrier in Rural Mail Delivery Service 57 Stat. 604
  Pub. Law 78-206First airplane flight, anniversary JOINT RESOLUTION Commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the first airplane flight by Wilbur and Orville Wight 57 Stat. 605
  Pub. Law 78-207Bill of Rights Week JOINT RESOLUTION To provide for the proper observance of the one hundred and fifty-second anniversary of the adoption of the first, ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights 57 Stat. 605
  Pub. Law 78-208Pearl Harbor catastrophe JOINT RESOLUTION To extend the time limit for immunity 57 Stat. 605
  Pub. Law 78-209Sequoia National Park, Calif. AN ACT To authorize the acquisition by exchange of certain lands for addition to the Sequoia National Park 57 Stat. 606
  Pub. Law 78-210Congress, date of meeting JOINT RESOLUTION Fixing the date of meeting of the second session of the Seventy-eighth Congress 57 Stat. 607
  Pub. Law 78-211Grains for feed, etc. JOINT RESOLUTION To permit the importation from foreign countries free of duty, during a period of ninety days, of certain grains and other products to be used for livestock and poultry feed, and suspending for two months the increase in the tax rates under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act 57 Stat. 607
  Pub. Law 78-212Oil and gas leases AN ACT To provide for the extension of certain oil and gas leases 57 Stat. 608
  Pub. Law 78-213Frauds against U. S. AN ACT To limit private suits for penalties and damages arising out of frauds against the United States 57 Stat. 608
  Pub. Law 78-214Wonmen's Reserve of Coast Guard Reserve AN ACT To amend the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941, as amended 57 Stat. 609
  Pub. Law 78-215The State Hospital at Goldsboro, N. C. AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell and convey to The State Hospital at Goldsboro, Goldsboro, North Carolina, a certain tract of land, situated in Wayne County, North Carolina 57 Stat. 610
  Pub. Law 78-216First Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1944 AN ACT Slaking appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and for other purposes 57 Stat. 611
  Pub. Law 78-217Farm Labor JOINT RESOLUTION Extending until January 31, 1944, the provisions of the Act of April 29, 1943, making an appropriation to assist in providing a supply and distribution of farm labor for the calendar year 1943 57 Stat. 643
  Pub. Law 78-218Cannon's Procedure in House of Representatives JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the printing and binding of a revised edition of Cannon's Procedure in the House of Representatives and providing that the same shall be subject to copyright by the author 57 Stat. 643
  Pub. Law 78-219Commodity Credit Corporation JOINT RESOLUTION Continuing the Commodity Credit Corporation as an agency of the United States 57 Stat. 643