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GENERAL ORDERS,

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WAR DEPARTMENT,
No. 70.

WASHINGTON, November 18, 1913. 1. The following laws, regulations, and instructions governing the detail of officers of the Army at educational institutions, and the issue of ordnance stores thereto, are published for the information and guidance of all concerned, and the regulations and instructions published in General Orders, Nos. 166 and 231, and Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 251, War Department, 1909; General Orders, No. 10, and Paragraph VI, General Orders, No. 19, War Department, 1912; and General Orders, No. 24, War Department, 1913, are rescinded. Section 1225, Revised Statutes, as amended by act approved September

26, 1888.

SEC. 1225. The President may, upon the application of any established military institute, seminary or academy, college or university, within the United States, having capacity to educate at the same time not less than one hundred and fifty male students, detail an officer of the Army or Navy to act as superintendent or professor thereof; but the number of officers so detailed shall not exceed fifty from the Army, and ten from the Navy, being a maximum of sixty, at any time, and they shall be apportioned throughout the United States, first, to those State institutions applying for such detail that are required to provide instruction in military tactics under the provisions of the act of Congress of July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, donating lands for the establishment of colleges where the leading object shall be the practical instruction of the industrial classes in agriculture and the mechanic arts, including military tactics; and after that, said details to be distributed, as nearly as may be practicable, according to population. The Secretary of War is authorized to issue at his discretion and under proper regulations to be prescribed by him out of ordnance and ordnance stores belonging to the Government, and which can be spared for that purpose, such number of the same as may appear to be required for military instruction and practice by the students of any college or university under the provisions of this section, and the Secretary shall require a bond in each case, in double the value of the property for the care and safe-keeping thereof, and for the return of the same when required : Provided, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent the detail of officers of the Engineer Corps of the Navy as professors in scien. tific schools or colleges as now provided by act of Congress

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approved February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine,' entitled “An act to promote a knowledge of steamengineering and iron shipbuilding among the students of scientific schools or colleges in the United States"; and the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to issue ordnance and ordnance stores belonging to the Government on the terms and conditions hereinbefore provided to any college or university at which a retired officer of the Army may be assigned as provided by section twelve hundred and sixty of the Revised Statutes.

An Act To amend section twelve hundred and twenty-five of the

Revised Statutes, concerning details of officers of the Army and Navy to educational institutions.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section twelve hundred and twenty-five of the Revised Statutes, concerning details of officers of the Army and Navy to educational institutions, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to permit the President to detail, under the provisions of said act, not to exceed seventy-five officers of the Army of the United States; and the maximum number of officers of the Army and Navy to be detailed at any one time under the provisions of the act passed September twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, amending said section twelve hundred and twenty-five of the Revised Statutes, is hereby increased to eighty-five: Provided, That no officer shall be detailed to or maintained at any of the educational institutions mentioned in said act where instruction and drill in military tactics is not given : Provided further, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent the detail of officers of the Engineer Corps of the Navy as professors in scientific schools or colleges as now provided by act of Congress approved February twenty-sixth, eigbteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled "An act to promote a knowledge of steam-engineering and iron shipbuilding among the students of scientific schools or colleges in the United States."

Approved, January 13, 1891. An Act To increase the number of omcers of the Army to be detailed

to colleges.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section twelve hundred and twenty-five of the Revised Statutes, concerning details of officers of the Army and Navy to educational institutions, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to permit the President to detail under the provisions of said act not to exceed one hundred officers of the Army of the United States; and no officer shall be tbus detailed who has not had five years' service in the Army and no detail to such duty shall extend for more than four years and officers on the

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