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(not to exceed ten years) space or property within or upon the airports for purposes essential or appropriate to the operation of the airports.

SEC. 6. The Administrator is authorized to contract with any person for the performance of services at or upon the airports necessary or desirable for the proper operation of the airports, including but not limited to, contracts for furnishing food and lodging, sale of aviation fuels, furnishing of aircraft repairs and other aeronautical services, and such other services as may be necessary or desirable for the traveling public. No such contract shall extend for a period of longer than ten years and the provisions of section 3709 of the Revised Statutes shall not apply to such contracts or the leases authorized under section 5 hereof.

Sec. 7. Any executive department, independent establishment, or agency of the Federal Government or the Territory of Alaska, for the purposes of carrying out this Act, is authorized to transfer to the Administrator, upon his request, any lands, buildings, property, or equipment under its control and in excess of its own requirements which the Administrator may consider necessary or desirable for the construction, care, operation, maintenance, improvement, or protection of the airports.

SEC. 8. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any rule, regulation, or order issued by the Administrator under this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or to imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

SEC. 9. Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions of the words and phrases used in this Act shall be the definitions assigned to such words and phrases by the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, as amended.

SEC. 10. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $13,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, said appropriation to remain available until expended. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated from year to year such sums as may be necessary for the proper maintenance, improvement, protection, control, and operation of said airports or as may be otherwise necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.

Approved May 28, 1948.

AIR NAVIGATION IN THE CANAL ZONE

[Provision in Act of July 9, 1937, 50 Stat. 486] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That chapter 1 of title 2, Canal Zone Code, approved June 19, 1934 (48 Stat. 1122), is amended by adding at the end of said chapter a new section numbered 14 and reading as follows:

"14. Air Navigation. [48 U.S. C. 1314a.] The Government of the United States is hereby declared to possess, to the exclusion of all foreign nations, sovereign rights, power, and authority over the air space above the lands and waters of the Canal Zone. Until Congress shall otherwise provide, the President is authorized to make rules and regulations and to alter and amend the same from time to time

governing aircraft, air navigation, air-navigation facilities, and aeronautical activities within the Canal Zone. Any person who shall violate any of the rules or regulations issued in pursuance of the authority contained in this section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year, or by both.” 1

COAST GUARD OCEAN STATIONS
[Act of June 22, 1948, 62 Stat. 574]

· AN ACT

To authorize the Coast Guard to operate and maintain ocean stations. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Coast Guard is authorized to operate and maintain floating ocean stations for the purpose of providing search and rescue, communication, and air navigation facilities, and meteorological services in such ocean areas as are regularly traversed by aircraft of the United States.

SEC. 2. The Coast Guard is authorized, subject to approval by the Administrator of Civil Aeronautics, to operate, on floating ocean stations authorized by section 1 hereof, such air navigation facilities as the Administrator may find necessary or desirable for the safe and efficient protection and control of air traffic. The Coast Guard, in establishing, maintaining, or operating any air navigation facilities herein provided, shall request the cooperation of the Administrator of Civil Aeronautics to the end that the personnel and facilities of the Civil Aeronautics Administration will be utilized to the fullest possible advantage.

COAST GUARD AIDS TO NAVIGATION
[Act of June 26, 1948, 62 Stat. 1050]

AN ACT
To authorize the Coast Guard to establish, maintain, and operate aids to

navigation. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to aid navigation and to prevent disasters, collisions, and wrecks of vessels and aircraft, the Coast Guard is authorized to establish, maintain, and operate

(a) aids to maritime navigation required to serve the needs of the armed forces or of the commerce of the United States;

(b) aids to air navigation required to serve the needs of the armed forces of the United States as requested by the Secretary of the appropriate Department within the National Military Establishment; and

1 See Executive Order No. 9746 post p. 25.

(c) Loran stations (1) required to serve the needs of the armed forces of the United States; or (2) required to serve the needs of the maritime commerce of the United States; or (3) required to serve the needs of the air commerce of the United States as de

termined by the Administrator of Civil Aeronautics. SEC. 2. The Coast Guard in establishing, maintaining, or operating any aids to air navigation herein provided shall solicit the cooperation of the Administrator of Civil Aeronautics to the end that the personnel and facilities of the Civil Aeronautics Administration will be utilized to the fullest possible advantage. Before locating and operating any such aid on military or naval bases or regions, the consent of the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, or the Secretary of the Air Force, as the case may be, shall first be obtained. No such aid shall be located within the territorial jurisdiction of any foreign country without the consent of the government thereof. Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to limit the authority granted by the provisions of section 77 of the Act of January 12, 1895 (28 Stat. 621), or by section 5 (f) of the Air Commerce Act of 1926 (49 U. S. C. 175), or by title III of Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, as amended (49 U.S. C. 451 and the following).

Sec. 3. Such aids to navigation other than Loran stations shall be established and operated only within the United States, its Territories and possessions, and beyond the territorial jurisdiction of the United States at places where naval or military bases of the United States are or may be located, and at other places where such aids to navigation have been established on the date of the enactment of this Act.

POST ROADS

[Act of June 8, 1872, 17 Stat. 308; Act of June 23, 1938, 52 Stat. 973]

Revised Statutes, Sec. 3964 [39 U. S. C. 481] The following are established post roads :

All the waters of the United States, during the time the mail is carried thereon.

All railroads or parts of railroads and all air routes which are now or hereafter may be in operation.

All canals, during the time the mail is carried thereon.
All plank roads, during the time the mail is carried thereon.

The road on which the mail is carried to supply any courthouse which may be without a mail, and the road on which the mail is carried under contract made by the Postmaster General for extending the line of posts to supply mails to post offices not on any established route, during the time such mail is carried thereon.

All letter-carrier routes established in any city or town for the collection and delivery of mail matters. (As amended by section 1107 (a) of the Civil Aeronautics Act.)

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR

AERONAUTICS [Act of March 3, 1915, 38 Stat. 930; as amended by Act of March 2, 1929, 45 Stat. 1451; Act of June 23, 1938, 52 Stat. 973; Act of May 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 266]

AN ACT To promote the national defense by increasing the membership of the National

Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, [49 U. S. C. 241] That the eighth paragraph following the caption “Pay, miscellaneous” in the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and for other purposes", approved March 3, 1915 (38 Stat. 930; U. S. C., title 49, sec. 241), as amended, is hereby amended to read or follows:

“NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS "(a) There is hereby established a National Advisory Committee for Aéronautics (hereinafter referred to as the Committee') to be composed of not more than seventeen members appointed by the President. Members shall serve as such without compensation, and shall include two representatives of the Department of the Air Force; two representatives of the Department of the Navy, from the office in charge of naval aeronautics; two representatives of the Civil Aeronautics Authority; one representative of the Smithsonian Institution; one representative of the United States Weather Bureau; one representative of the National Bureau of Standards; the chairman of the Research and Development Board of the National Military Establishment; and not more than seven other members selected from persons acquainted with the needs of aeronautical science, either civil or military, or skilled in aeronautical engineering or its allied sciences. Unless otherwise provided by law, each member not representing a government department or agency shall be appointed for a term of five years from the date of the expiration of the term of the member whom he succeeds, except that any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a term shall be appointed for the unexpired term of the member whom he succeeds.

"(b) Under such rules and regulations as shall be formulated by the Committee, with the approval of the President, for the conduct of its work, it shall be the duty of the Committee (1) to supervise and dire the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution, (2) to determine the problems which should be experimentally attacked, and to discuss their solution and their application to practical questions, and (3) to direct and conduct research and experiment in aeronautics in the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, the Flight Propulsion Research

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Laboratory, and in such other laboratory or laboratories as may, in whole or in part, be placed under the direction of the Committee.

"(c) An annual report to the Congress shall be submitted by the Committee through the President, including an itemized statement of expenditures."

SEC. 2. Each member of the National Advisory Committe for Aeronautics not representing a government department or agency who may be appointed initially to fill any vacancy created by the increase in the membership of the Committee authorized by the amendment made by the first section of this Act shall serve under such appointment for a term expiring December 1, 1950.

Sec. 3. The following parts of Acts are hereby repealed:

(a) That portion of the ninth paragraph following the caption "Pay, miscellaneous”, in the Act entitled “ An Act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and for other purposes”, approved March 3, 1915 (38 Stat. 930; U. S. C., title 49, sec. 243), which reads as follows: "Provided, That an annual report to the Congress shall be submitted through the President, including an itemized statement of expenditures".

(b) That portion of the paragraph following the caption "National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics", in the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nineteen, and for other purposes", approved July 1, 1918 (40 Stat. 650; U. S. C., title 49, sec. 242), which reads as follows: Provided, That the Secretary of War is authorized and directed to furnish office space to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in governmental buildings occupied by the Signal Corps”.

(c) That portion of the first paragraph following the caption "National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics”, in the Act entitled "An Act making appropriations for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, and offices for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, and for other purposes”, approved April 22, 1926 (44 Stat. 314; U.S. C., title 49, sec. 244), which reads as follows: “ hereafter to be known as the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.” (As amended May 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 266.)

AIRCRAFT CONFISCATION ACT

[Act of Aug. 9, 1939, 53 Stat. 1291]

AN AOT

To provide for the seizure and forfeiture of vessels, vehicles, and aircraft used to

transport narcotics, drugs, firearms and counterfeit coins, obligations, securities, and paraphernalia, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Åmerica in Congress assembled,

UNLAWFUL USE OF VESSELS, VEHICLES, AND AIRCRAFTS; CONTRABAND

ARTICLE DEFINED

SECTION 1 [49 U.S. C.781] (a) It shall be unlawful (1) to transport, carry, or convey any contraband article, in, upon, or by means of

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