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collector shall assign sufficient customs officers or employees if available to perform any such services which may lawfully be performed by them during regular hours of business, but only if the person requesting such services gives a bond in a penal sum to be fixed by the collector, conditioned to pay the compensation and expenses of such customs officers and employees, who shall be entitled to rates of compensation fixed on the same basis and payable in the same manner and upon the same terms and conditions as in the case of customs officers and employees assigned to duty in connection with lading or unlading at night or on Sunday or a holiday. Nothing in this section shall be construed to impair the existing authority of the Treasury Department to assign customs officers or employees to regular tours of duty at nights or on Sundays or holidays when such assignments are in the public interest. Provided, That the provisions of this section, sections 450 and 452 of this Act, and the provisions of section 5 of the Act of February 13, 1911, as amended (U. S. C., title 19, sec. 267), insofar as such section 5 requires payment of compensation by the master, owner, agent, or consignee of a vessel or conveyance, shall not apnly to the owner, operator, or agent of a bridge, tunnel, or ferry between the Uniteu States and Canada or between the United States and Mexico, nor to the lading or unlading of merchandise, baggage, or persons arçiving in or departing from the United States by motor vehicle, trolley car, on foot, or by other means upon, over, or through any such bridge, tunnel, or ferry.
At ports of entry and customs stations where any merchandise, baggage, or persons shall arrive in or depart from the United States by motor vehicle, trolley car, on foot, or by other means upon, over, or through any bridge, tunnel, or ferry between the United Stales and Canada or between the United States and Mexico, the collector, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, shall assign customs officers and employees to duty at such times during the twenty-four hours of each day, including Sundays and holidays, as the Secretary of the Treasury in his discretion may determine to be necessary to facilitate the inspection and passage of such merchandise, baggage, or persons. officers and employees assigned to such duty at night or on Sunday
or a holiday shall be paid compensation in accordance with existing iaw as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court in the case of the United States v. Howard c. Myers (320 V. S. 561); but all compensation payable to such customs officers and employees shall be paid by the United States without requiring any license, bond, obligation, financial undertaking, or payment in connection therewith on the part of any owner, operator, or agent of any such bridge, tunnel, or ferry, or other person, As used in this section, the term “ferry", shall mean a passenger service operated with the use of vessels which arrive in the United States on regular schedules at intervals of al least once each hour during any period in which customs service is to be furnished without reimbursement as above provided
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
REPORT No. 1447
PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS WHOSE PROPERTY
WAS DESTROYED OR DAMAGED BY FLOODS IN 1944
MAY 16, 1944.-Ordered to be printed
Mr. Cannon of Missouri, from the committee of conference,
submitted the following
(To accompany H. J. Res. 280)
The Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the joint resolution (H. J. Res. 280) to provide assistance to farmers whose property was. destroyed or damaged, in whole or in part, by floods in 1944, in order to enable them to continue farming operations to produce food for the war effort, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:
That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate amending the text of the resolution, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:
At the end of the matter inserted by said amendment, insert the following: (not to exceed $1,000,000 in the case of windstorms); and the Senate agree to the same.
That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate amending the title and agree to the same.
W. P. LAMBERTSON,
C. WAYLAND BROOKS,
STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE
The managers on the part of the House of the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the joint resolution (H. J. Res. 280) entitled “Joint resolution to provide assistance to farmers whose property was destroyed or damaged, in whole or in part, by floods in 1944, in order to enable them to continue farming operations to produce food for the war effort" submit the following statement in explanation of the effect of the action recommended and agreed upon in the accompanying conference report as to each of such amendments, namely:
Title: Accepts the proposal of the Senate to amend the title of the resolution by inserting the words “and windstorms” after the word "floods", so as to conform to the action of the conferees on the amendment of the Senate amending the text of the resolution.
Windstorms: Accepts the amendment of the Senate making the appropriation available on account of damages resulting from windstorms, but with a limitation of not to exceed $1,000,000 for windstorm loans or grants.
W. P. LAMBERTSON,
Managers on the part of the House. 2
May 17, 1944.—Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed
Mr. SLAUGHTER, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the
[To accompany H. Res. 548)
The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration House Resolution 548, reports the same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution do pass.