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in excess of sixty-five thousand acres, contiguous to the Camp Shelby State Military Reservation, Mississippi, and now included within the limits of the De Soto National Forest, Mississippi, as the Secretary of War may select: Provided, That in the event the area transferred pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall cease to be used for military purposes, it shall revert to its former national forest status. (July 19, 1940, 54 Stat. 773.)

1027–44. Water supply of Petersburg, Alaska, to be protected; land to be reserved.—That the tract of land hereinafter described, situated in the Tongass National Forest in the Territory of Alaska, is hereby reserved from all forms of location, entry, or appropriation, whether under the mineral or nonmineral land laws of the United States, and set aside as a municipal water-supply reserve for the use and benefit of the people of the town of Petersburg, a municipal corporation of the Territory of Alaska as follows, to wit: Beginning at corner numbered 1, from which the quarter section corner between sections 2 and 3, township 59 south, range 79 east, Copper River meridian, bears west forty chains; thence along the top of a divide south fourteen degrees west one hundred and twenty-three and twenty onehundredths chains to corner numbered 2, at the place where a side ridge intersects the main divide; thence along the top of the main divide south fifty-two degrees east ninety-three and sixty one-hundredths chains to corner numbered 3, located on top of a prominent unnamed peak from which the southeast corner of section 14 township 59 south, range 79 east, bears south nineteen degrees west twenty-four chains; thence along top of divide north fifty degrees east thirty-two chains to corner numbered 4 at junction of ridge, extending northeasterly; thence along top of ridge north thirteen degrees east one hundred and sixty chains to corner numbered 5; thence west fortyeight chains to intake dam on unnamed creek, from which the town of Petersburg draws its domestic water supply; thence west fiftyeight and forty one-hundredths chains to the place of beginning, containing one thousand six hundred and twenty-seven acres. (Oct. 17, 1940, sec. 1, 54 Stat. 1197.)

1027-45. Same; Secretary of Agriculture to administer for purpose of conservation and use of water supply.-The lands hereinbefore described and reserved for municipal water-supply purposes, which are within the Tongass National Forest, shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, for the purpose of storing, conserving, and protecting from pollution the said water supply, and preserving, improving, and increasing the timber growth on said lands, to more fully accomplish such purposes; and to that end said municipality shall have the right, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture, to the use of any and all parts of the lands reserved for the storage and conveying of water and construction and maintenance thereon of all improvements for such purposes: Provided, That the merchantable timber on the land to be used by the said municipality may be sold by the Secretary of Agriculture under rules and regulations to be prescribed by him: And provided further, That the right to the use by the town of Petersburg of the lands reserved by this Act shall terminate upon the abandonment of the use by such municipality in accordance with the terms of this Act, and upon a finding of such nonuse or abandonment, for a period of two years, by the Secretary of Agriculture, whereupon the reservation created by this Act shall terminate to the extent of such lands involved. (Oct. 17, 1940; sec. 2, 54 Stat. 1198.)

1027–46. Same; rules and regulations. The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to prescribe and enforce such regulations as may be found necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act, including the right to forbid persons other than those authorized by him and the municipal authorities of said municipal corporation from entering or otherwise trespassing upon these lands, and any violation of this Act or of regulations issued thereunder shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as is provided for in section 5050, Compiled Laws of Alaska, 1933. (Oct. 17, 1940; sec. 3, 54 Stat. 1198.)

1027. 47. Same; existing land claims of United States not affected.Nothing herein contained shall affect any valid right or claim to any part of said lands heretofore acquired under any law of the United States. (Oct. 17, 1940; sec. 4, 54 Stat. 1198.)

1027_48. Government-owned Oregon lands added to the Siuslaw National Forest.—That all lands conveyed or relinquished to the United States, under the provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. 195), the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, approved April 8, 1935, (49 Stat. 115), or the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, approved July 22, 1937 (50 Stat. 522), within the western Oregon land project, situated in Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook, and Yamhill Counties, Oregon, are hereby added to and made parts of the Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon, and shall hereafter be subject to the rules and regulations applicable to national. forest lands acquired under the Act of March 1, 1911 (36 Stat. 961) as amended, but special provisions included in conveyance of title to the United States, valid and subsisting at the date of this Act and thereafter legally maintained, shall not be affected by this Act: Provided, That this Act shall not affect any revested Oregon and California Railroad Grant Land, title to which has not passed out of the United States, or any public-domain land which is not embraced in relinquishments purchased under the Acts hereinbefore mentioned. (Nov. 25, 1940, 54 Stat. 1210.)

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FOREST PROTECTION, FOREST SERVICE, REFORESTATION

1066a. Forest experiment stations; establishment.— The Secretary of Agriculture is further authorized to establish and maintain a forest experiment station in the Great Plains and prairie States, to be known as the “Great Plains Forest Experiment Station”, and to acquire by purchase, condemnation, donation, or otherwise such real property or interest therein as in his judgment is required for the use of said station, including the making of necessary expenditures in examining, appraising, and surveying any such property and in doing all things incident to perfecting title thereto in the United States. There is authorized to be appropriated annually such additional sums as may be required for the purposes of this paragraph. (June 15, 1936, 49 Stat. 1515; 16 U. S. C., sec. 581a.)

1084–1. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture in development of farm forestry in States and Territories.—That in order to aid agriculture,

increase farm-forest income, conserve water resources, increase employment, and in other ways advance the general welfare and improve living conditions on farms through reforestation and afforestation in the various States and Territories, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized in cooperation with the land-grant colleges and universities and State forestry agencies, each within its respective field of activities, according to the statutes, if any, of the respective States, wherever such agencies can and will cooperate, or in default of such cooperation to act directly, to produce or procure and distribute forest trees and shrub planting stock; to make necessary investigations; to advise farmers regarding the establishment, protection, and management of farm forests and forest and shrub plantations and the harvesting, utilization, and marketing of the products thereof; and to enter into cooperative agreements for the establishment, protection, and care of farm- or other forest-land tree and shrub plantings within such States and Territories; and, whenever suitable Government-owned lands are not available, to lease, purchase, or accept donations of land and develop nursery sites for the production of such forest planting stock as is needed to effectuate the purposes of this Act, but not including ornamental or other stock for landscape plantings commonly grown by established commercial nurserymen, and no stock grown in Government and cooperating nurseries shall be allowed to enter regular trade channels. No cooperative reforestation or afforestation shall be undertaken pursuant to this Act unless the cooperator makes available without charge the land to be planted. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated annually not to exceed $2,500,000 for carrying out the purposes of this Act. This Act shall be known as the Cooperative Farm Forestry Act. (May 18, 1937, 50 Stat. 188; 16 U. s. C., sec. 568b.)

UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF THROUGH PERFORMANCE OF USEFUL

PUBLIC WORK 1084–2. Establishment of Civil Conservation Corps; vocational and educational training; duration of act.—That there is hereby established the Civilian Conservation Corps, hereinafter called the Corps, for the purpose of providing employment, as well as vocational training, for youthful citizens of the United States who are unemployed and in need of employment, and to a limited extent as hereinafter set out, for war Veterans and Indians, through the performance of useful public work in connection with the conservation and development of the natural resources of the United States, its Territories, and insular possessions : Provided, That at least ten hours each week may be devoted to general educational and vocational training: Provided, That the provisions of this Act shall continue [until] July 1, 1943. (June 28, 1937, sec. 1, 50 Stat. 319; Aug. 7, 1939, sec. 1, 53 Stat. 1253; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584.)

1084–3. Director; compensation; authority.—The President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, is authorized to appoint a Director at a salary of $10,000 per annum. The Director shall have complete and final authority in the functioning of the Corps, including the allotment of funds to cooperating Federal departments and agencies, subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the President in accordance with the provisions of this Act. (June 28, 1937, sec. 2, 50 Stat. 319; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584a.)

. 1084 4. Employment of Corps for protection, etc., of natural resources; cooperation with municipalities, etc.; restoration.-In order to carry out the purpose of this Act, the Director is authorized to provide for the employment of the Corps and its facilities on works of public interest or utility for the protection, restoration, regeneration, improvement, development, utilization, maintenance, or enjoyment of the natural resources of lands and waters, and the products thereof, including forests, fish and wildlife on lands or interest in lands (including historical or archeological sites), belonging to, or under the jurisdiction or control of, the United States, its Territories, and insular possessions, and the several States: Provided, That the President may, in his discretion, authorize the Director to undertake projects on lands belonging to or under the jurisdiction or control of counties, and municipalities, and on lands in private ownership, but only for the purpose of doing thereon such kinds of cooperative work as are or may be provided for by Acts of Congress, including the prevention and control of forest fires, forest tree pests and diseases, soil erosion, and floods: Provided further, That no projects shall be undertaken on lands or interests in lands, other than those belonging to or under the jurisdiction or control of the United States, unless adequate provisions are made by the cooperating agencies for the maintenance, operation, and utilization of such projects after completion. (June 28, 1937, sec. 3, 50 Stat. 319; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584b.)

1084–5. Transfer of personnel, property, etc., from Emergency Conservation Work; operation of camp exchange. There are hereby transferred to the Corps all enrolled personnel, records, papers, property, funds, and obligations of the Emergency Conservation Work established under the Act of March 31, 1933 (48 Stat. 22), as amended; and the Corps shall take over the institution of the camp exchange heretofore established and maintained, under supervision of the War Department, in connection with and aiding in administration of Civilian Conservation Corps workcamps conducted under the authority of said Act as amended : Provided, That such camp exchange shall not sell to persons not connected with the operation of the Civilian Conservation Corps. (June 28, 1937, sec. 4, 50 Stat. 320; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584c.)

1084–6. Appointment of civilian personnel.— The Director and, under his supervision, the heads of other Federal departments or agencies cooperating in the work of the Corps, are authorized within the limit of the allotments of funds therefor, to appoint such civilian personnel as may be deemed necessary for the efficient and economical discharge of the functions of the Corps without regard to the civil-service laws and regulations. Provided further, That such officers, agents, or employees paid from funds appropriated for or allocated to the Civilian Conservation Corps, as may be designated or approved for the purpose by the Director shall have the general powers of notaries public in the administration of oaths, the execution and acknowledgement of legal instruments, the attestation of documents, and all other forms of notarial acts determined to be necessary by the Director to prosecute effectively the operations of the Civilian Conservation Corps. (June 28, 1937, sec. 5, 50 Stat. 320; June 13, 1940, 54 Stat. 383; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584d.)

1084–7. Army, Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard officers detail to Corps.The President may order Reserve officers of the Army and officers of the Naval and Marine Reserves and warrant officers of the Coast

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Guard to active duty with the Corps under the provisions of section 37a of the National Defense Act and the Act of February 28, 1925, respectively. (June 28, 1937, sec. 6, 50 Stat. 320; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584e.)

1084–8. Limitation on enrollees.—The Director is authorized to have enrolled not to exceed three hundred thousand men at any one time, of which not more than thirty thousand may be war veterans: Provided, That in addition thereto camps or facilities may be established for not to exceed ten thousand additional Indian enrollees and five thousand additional territorial and insular possession enrollees. (June 28, 1937, sec. 7, 50 Stat. 320; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584f.)

1084_9. Qualifications of enrollees; term of enrollment; educational leaves; certificates of merit.-The enrollees in the Corps (other than war veterans, enrollees in the Territories and insular possessions, Indians, not to exceed one mess steward, three cooks, five project assistants, and one leader per each company) shall be unmarried male citizens of the United States between the ages of seventeen and twentythree years, both inclusive, and shall at the time of enrollment be unemployed and in need of employment: Provided, That the Director may exclude from enrollment such classes of persons as he may consider detrimental to the well-being or welfare of the Corps, except that no person shall be excluded on account of race, color, or creed: Provided further, That enrollments shall be for a period of not less than six months and reenrollments (except in the case of one mess steward, three cooks, five project assistants, and one leader, in each company, and War Veterans and Indians) shall not exceed a total term of two years: Provided further, That in the discretion of the Director continuous service by the enrollee during his period of enrollment shall not be required in any case where the enrollee attends an educational institution of his choice during his leave of absence: Provided further, That the Director shall be authorized to issue certificates of proficiency and merit to enrollees under such rules and regulations as he may provide: Provided further, That any enrollee may be discharged for the convenience of the Government within thirty days prior to the expiration of his period of enrollment. (June 28, 1937, sec. 8, 50 Stat. 320; May 12, 1938, secs. 1, 2, 52 Stat. 349, Oct. 21, 1940, 54 Stat. 1206; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584g.)

1084–10. Compensation of enrollees; use of pay.--The compensation of enrollees shall be in accordance with schedules approved by the President, and enrollees with dependent member or members of their families shall be required, under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Director, to make allotments of pay to such dependents. Other enrollees may make deposits of pay in amounts specified by the Director with the Chief of Finance, War Department, to be repaid in case of an emergency or upon completion of or release from enrollment and to receive the balance of their pay in cash monthly: Provided, That Indians and enrollees in the Territories and insular possessions of the United States may be excluded from these regulations: Provided further, That the pay of enrollees shall not exceed $30 per month, except for not more than ten per centum who may be designated as assistant leaders and who shall receive not more than $36 per month: Provided further, That not to exceed an additional 6 per centum of such enrollees who may be designated as leaders and may receive not more than $45 per month as such leaders. (June 28, 1937, sec. 9, 50

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