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shall be paid to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in payment of such loans. (May 20, 1936, sec. 3, 49 Stat. 1364; June 21, 1938, title IV, sec. 401, 52 Stat. 818; 7 U. S. C., sec. 903 (a) to (f) and note.)

[The act of June 21, 1938, cited to the text, in addition to amending subsections (a) and (e), provided in part as follows: “In making loans pursuant to this title and pursuant to the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, the Administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration shall require that, to the extent practicable and the cost of which is not unreasonable, the borrower agree to use in connection with the expenditure of such funds only such unmanufactured articles, materials, and supplies, as have been mined or produced in the United States, and only such manufactured articles, materials, and supplies as have been manufactured in the United States substantially all from articles, materials, or supplies mined, produced, or manufactured, as the case may be, in the United States."]

630–32. Loans by Administrator for electrical plants and transmission lines; preferences; consent of state authorities.—The Administrator is authorized and empowered, from the sums hereinbefore authorized, to make loans to persons, corporations, States, Territories, and subdivisions and agencies thereof, municipalities, peoples utility districts and cooperative nonprofit, or limited-dividend associations organized under the laws of any State or Territory of the United States, for the purpose of financing the construction and operation of generating plants, electric transmission and distribution lines or systems for the furnishing of electric energy to persons in rural areas who are not receiving central station service: Provided, however, That the Administrator, in making such loans, shall give preference to States, Territories, and subdivisions and agencies thereof, municipalities, peoples utility districts, and cooperative, nonprofit, or limited dividend associations, the projects of which comply with the requirements of this Act. Such loans shall be on such terms and conditions relating to the expenditure of the moneys loaned and the security therefor as the Administrator shall determine and may be made payable in whole or in part out of income: Provided, however, That all such loans shall be self-liquidating within a period of not to exceed twenty-five years, and shall bear interest at a rate equal to the average rate of interest payable by the United States of America on its obligations, having a maturity of ten or more years after the dates thereof, issued during the last preceding fiscal year in which any such obligations were issued : Provided further, That no loan for the construction, operation, or enlargement of any generating plant shall be made unless the consent of the State authority having jurisdiction in the premises is first obtained. Loans under this section and section 5 shall not be made unless the Administrator finds and certifies that in his judgment the security therefor is reasonably adequate and such loan will be repaid within the time agreed. (May 20, 1936, sec. 4, 49 Stat. 1365; 7 U. S. C., sec. 904.)

630–33. Loans for electrical and plumbing equipment; persons eligible for loans.—The Administrator is authorized and empowered, from the sums hereinbefore authorized, to make loans for the purpose of financing the wiring of the premises of persons in rural areas and the acquisition and installation of electrical and plumbing appliances and equipment. Such loans may be made to any of the borrowers of funds

loaned under the provisions of section 4, or to any person, firm, or corporation supplying or installing the said wiring, appliances, or equipment. Such loans shall be for such terms, subject to such conditions, and so secured as reasonably to assure repayment thereof, and shall be at a rate of interest equal to the average rate of interest payable by the United States of America on its obligations, having a maturity of ten or more years after the dates thereof, issued during the last preceding fiscal year in which any such obligations were issued. (May 20, 1936, sec. 5, 49 Stat. 1365; 7 U.S. C., sec. 905.)

630–34. Appropriations authorized. For the purpose of administering this Act and for the purpose of making the studies, investigations, publications, and reports herein provided for, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as shall be necessary. May 20, 1936, sec. 6,49 Stat. 1365; 7 U. S. C., sec. 906.)

630_35. Acquisition of property pledged for loans; disposition; sale of pledged property by borrower.-The Administrator is authorized and empowered to bid for and purchase at any foreclosure or other sale, or otherwise to acquire, property pledged or mortgaged to secure any loan made pursuant to this Act; to pay the purchase price and any costs and expenses incurred in connection therewith from the sums authorized in section 3 of this Act; to accept title to any property so purchased or acquired in the name of the United States of America; to operate or lease such property for such period as may be deemed necessary or advisable to protect the investment therein, but not to exceed five years after the acquisition thereof; and to sell such property so purchased or acquired, upon such terms and for such consideration as the Administrator shall determine to be reasonable.

No borrower of funds under section 4 shall, without the approval of the Administrator, sell or dispose of its property, rights, or franchises, acquired under the provisions of this Act, until any loan obtained from the Rural Electrification Administration, including all interest and charges, shall have been repaid. (May 20, 1936, sec. 7, 49 Stat. 1365; 7 U. S.C., sec. 907.)

630–36. Transfer of duties, functions and property of Administration created by executive order.—The administration of loans and contracts entered into by the Rural Electrification Administration established by Executive Order Numbered 7037, dated May 11, 1935, may be vested by the President in the Administrator authorized to be appointed by this Act; and in such event the provisions of this Act shall apply to said loans and contracts to the extent that said provisions are not inconsistent therewith. The President may transfer to the Rural Electrification Administration created by this Act the jurisdiction and control of the records, property (including office equipment), and personnel used or employed in the exercise and performance of the functions of the Rural Electrification Administration established by such Executive order. (May 20, 1936, sec. 8, 49 Stat. 1366; 7 U. S. C., sec. 908.)

630–37. Administration on nonpolitical basis; dismissal of officers or employees for violating provision.—This Act shall be administered entirely on a nonpartisan basis, and in the appointment of officials, the selection of employees, and in the promotion of any such officials or employees, no political test or qualification shall be permitted or given consideration, but all such appointments and promotions shall be given

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and made on the basis of merit and efficiency. If the Administrator herein provided for is found by the President of the United States to be guilty of a violation of this section, he shall be removed from office by the President, and any appointee or selection of officials or employees made by the Administrator who is found guilty of a violation of this Act shall be removed by the Administrator. (May 20, 1936, sec. 9, 49 Stat. 1366; 7 U. S.C., sec. 909.)

630_38. Annual report of Administrator.-The Administrator shall present annually to the Congress not later than the 20th day of January in each year a full report of his activities under this Act. (May 20, 1936, sec. 10, 49 Stat. 1366; 7 U.S. C., sec. 910.)

630_39. Acceptance of services of federal or state officers; application of civil service laws; expenditures for supplies and equipment.-In order to carry out the provisions of this Act the Administrator may accept and utilize such voluntary and uncompensated services of Federal, State, and local officers and employees as are available, and he may without regard to the provisions of civil-service laws applicable to officers and employees of the United States appoint and fix the compensation of attorneys, engineers, and experts, and he may, subject to the civilservice laws, appoint such other officers and employees as he may find necessary and prescribe their duties. The Administrator is authorized, from sums appropriated pursuant to section 6, to make such expenditures (including expenditures for personal services; supplies and equipment; lawbooks and books of reference; directories and periodicals; travel expenses; rental at the seat of government and elsewhere; the purchase, operation, or maintenance of passenger-carrying vehicles; and printing and binding) as are appropriate and necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. (May 20, 1936, sec. 11, 49 Stat. 1366; 7 U. S. C., sec. 911.)

630_40. Extension of time for repayment of loans.—The Administrator is authorized and empowered to extend the time of payment of interest or principal of any loans made by the Administrator pursuant to this Act: Provided, however, That with respect to any loan made under section 4, the payment of interest or principal shall not be extended more than five years after such payment shall have become due, and with respect to any loan made under section 5, the payment of principal or interest shall not be extended more than two years after such pay. ment shall have become due: And provided further, That the provisions of this section shall not apply to any obligations or the security therefor which may be held by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation under the provisions of section 3. (May 20, 1936, sec. 12, 49 Stat. 1366; 7 U. S. C., sec. 912.)

630-41. Definitions.—As used in this Act the term “rural area” shall be deemed to mean any area of the United States not included within the boundaries of any city, village, or borough having a population in excess of fifteen hundred inhabitants, and such term shall be deemed to include both the farm and nonfarm population thereof; the term “farm” shall be deemed to mean a farm as defined in the publications of the Bureau of the Census; the term “person” shall be deemed to mean any natural person, firm, corporation, or association; the term “Territory” shall be deemed to include any insular possession of the United States. (May 20, 1936, sec. 13, 49 Stat. 1367; 7 U. S. C., sec. 913.)

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630 42. Separability clause. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby. (May 20, 1936, sec. 14, 49 Stat. 1367; 7 U. S. C., sec. 914.)

PEANUT STATISTICS 630–43. Collection and publication; facts required; submission of report.—That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized and directed to collect and publish statistics of raw peanuts, shelled, unshelled, and crushed, and peanut oil, in the United States, received, processed, shipped, and owned by or in the possession of warehousemen, brokers, cleaners, shellers, dealers, growers' cooperative associations, crushers, salters, manufacturers of peanut products, and owners other than the original producers of peanuts: Provided, That the Secretary may, in his discretion, omit for any period of time to collect such statistics from any or all salters of peanuts or manufacturers of peanut products who used, during the calendar year preceding that for which statistics are being collected, less than thirty thousand pounds of shelled and unshelled peanuts. Such statistics shall show the quality of peanuts in such details as to kinds—Virginias, Runners, Spanish, and imported varieties—as the Secretary shall deem necessary for the purposes of this Act. All reports except those required from persons owning or operating peanut picking or threshing machines shall be submitted monthly in each year. (June 24, 1936, sec. 1, 49 Stat. 1898; May 12, 1938, sec. 1, 52 Stat. 348; 7 U. S. C., sec. 951.)

630 44. Same; quantity picked or threshed.-The Secretary is hereby authorized and directed to collect and publish statistics of the quantity of peanuts picked or threshed by any person owning or operating peanut picking or threshing machines. (June 24, 1936, sec. 2, 49 Stat. 1899; May 12, 1938, sec. 2, 52 Stat. 349; 7 U. S. c., sec. 952.)

630_45. Reports; necessity; by whom made; penalties.-It shall be the duty of every warehouseman, broker, cleaner, sheller, dealer, growers' cooperative association, crusher, salter, manufacturer of peanut products, and owner or operator of peanut picking or threshing machines to furnish promptly upon request of the Secretary, within the time prescribed by him, completely and correctly to the best of his knowledge, a report of the quantity of peanuts and peanut oil received, processed, shipped, and owned by or on hand and in the case of an operator of peanut picking and threshing machines the quantity picked or threshed, segregating in accordance with forms furnished for the purpose by the Secretary. Any person required by this Act, or the regulations promulgated thereunder, to furnish reports or information, and any officer, agent, or employee thereof who shall refuse or willfully give answers that are false and misleading, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than $300 nor more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or to* be subject to both such fine and imprisonment. (June 24, 1936, sec. 3, 49 Stat. 1899; May 12, 1938, sec. 3, 52 Stat. 349; 7 U. S. C., sec. 953.)

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mulgate grades and standards for the classification of peanuts, whenever in his discretion he may see fit. (June 24, 1936, sec. 4; 49 Stat. 1899; 7 U. S. C., sec. 954.)

630 47. Limitation on use of information acquired.—That the information furnished under the provisions of this Act shall be used only for the statistical purposes for which it is supplied. No publication shall be made by the Secretary whereby the data furnished by any person can be identified, nor shall the Secretary permit anyone other than the sworn employees of the Department of Agriculture to examine the individual reports. (June 24, 1936, sec. 5; 49 Stat. 1899; 7 U. S. C., sec. 955.)

630_48. Rules and regulations; cooperation with departments, etc.; officers and employees; expenses of administration; appropriation.—The Secretary may make rules and regulations as may be necessary in the administration of this Act and may cooperate with any department or agency of the Government, any State, Territory, District, or possession, or department, agency, or political subdivision thereof, or any person; and shall have the power to appoint, remove, and fix the compensation of such officers and employees not in conflict with existing law, and make such expenditures for rent outside the District of Columbia, printing, binding, telegrams, telephones, law books, books of reference, publications, furniture, stationery, office equipment, travel, and other supplies and expenses, including reporting services, as shall be necessary to the administration of this Act in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and as may be appropriated for by Congress; and there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary for such purpose. (June 24, 1936, sec. 6; 49 Stat. 1899; 7 U. S. C., sec. 956.) 630-49. Definitions. That when used in this Act

(1) The term “person" includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, and associations;

(2) The term "Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture. (June 24, 1936, sec. 7, 49 Stat. 1899; 7 U. S. C., sec. 957.)

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FARM TENANCY 630–50. Title.—That this Act may be cited as "The Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act”. (July 22, 1937, 50 Stat. 522; 7 U. S. C., sec. 1000.)

630–51. Farm acquirement loans; power of Secretary of Agriculture; persons eligible.—(a) The Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary") is authorized to make loans in the United States and in the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii and in Puerto Rico to persons eligible to receive the benefits of this title to enable such persons to acquire farms.

(b) Only farm tenants, farm laborers, sharecroppers, and other individuals who obtain, or who recently obtained, the major portion of their income from farming operatons shall be eligible to receive the benefits of this title. In making available the benefits of this title, the Secretary shall give preference to persons who are married, or who have dependent families, or, wherever practicable, to persons who are able to make an initial down payment, or who are owners of livestock and farm implements necessary successfully to carry on

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