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Southern Field, Americus, Georgia, $750; for ordnance depot, Savanna, Illinois, $500; for ordnance depot, Pedricktown, New Jersey, $215,652.90; for sewer right of way for housing project, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, $275; for ordnance storage depot, Middletown, Pennsylvania, $50,000; for Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, $174,591.63.
SEC. 2. That the Secretary of War is empowered to carry out agreements for the purchase of said real estate, with power to make, if necessary, new agreements for the purpose and to take such other steps as are or hereafter shall appear to be necessary : Provided, however, That the Secretary of War may in his discretion at any time before final payment for the property and before payment of 75 per centum of the award therefor, as hereinafter authorized, discontinue any steps taken to acquire any such real estate and execute the necessary quitclaim deed to quiet the title thereto of the private owners; and he is hereby authorized and directed to dismiss all actions pending in court for the condemnation of the following-described tracts of real estate: The west haif of the northwest quarter of section thirteen, township forty-three north, range one east of the third principal meridian; also the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section twelve in the same township and range; also the east half of the northeast quarter of section fourteen, in the township and range aforesaid, excepting therefrom the rights of way of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and the Chicago, Memphis and Gulf Railroads, the total number of acres to be included within this description being one hundred and ninety-three and nine one-hundreths acres, situated in the county of Winnebago and State of Illinois. The south two hundred and fifty-three and forty-four one-hundredths feet of the southwest quarter lying east of the east bank of the Rock River of section two, township forty-three north, range one east of the third principal meridian; also the northwest quarter lying east of the east bank of the Rock River of section eleven, township forty-three north, range one east of the third principal meridian; also the south half of the northeast quarter (except railroad rights of way) of section eleven, township forty-three north, range one east of the third principal meridian, but including the right or possibility of reverter of the part or portion of said premises conveyed to the Rockford and Interurban Railway Company by deed dated August 20, 1917, and recorded on September 5, 1917, in book of deeds two hundred and fifty-six, on page 491, in the office of the recorder of Winnebago County, Illinois, in the event the premises so conveyed shall cease to be used for railway purposes; also the north fourteen acres of the southwest quarter lying east of the east bank of the Rock River of section eleven, township forty-three north, range one east of the third principal meridian; all in Winnebago County, Illinois, and containing in all two hundred and twenty-nine and fifty-five one-hundredths acres, more
or less. The north half of the southwest quarter lying east of the east bank of Rock River (except the north fourteen acres thereof), and the north half of the southeast quarter of section eleven, township forty-three north, range one east of the third principal meridian, except that portion thereof conveyed to Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota Railway Company by deed dated April 25, 1905, and recorded May 6, 1905, in book of deeds one hundred and eighty-seven, page 302; also the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section twelve, township forty-three north, range one east of the third principal meridian, comprising one hundred and sixty-two and ninety-four one-hundredths acres, more or less, situated in the county of Winnebago in the State of Illinois.
SEC. 3. That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed, at the time of the expiration of the leases now held by the War Department covering the several tracts of land hereinbefore described, to enter into new contracts for the lease of such portions of said land as he deems necessary, and for such length of time as he deems advisable, to enable the War Department to remove all Government buildings and other property now located on said premises: Provided, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to purchase from the owner or owners such number of acres as in his judgment is necessary for the operation of the water plant now located thereon, or to lease the same for a term of years as his judgment may direct; and in the event of his inability either to lease or purchase the land necessary for the water plant, from the owner or owners thereof, that he is authorized to acquire the same through condemnation proceedings: Provided further, That the owners of said tracts of land, prior to the dismissal of all legal proceedings now pending, shall enter into contract and agreement with the War Department covering all rights of removal of Government property after the expiration of the lease, if not removed before the expiration of the lease; and also for the protection of the Government in relation to any water mains or sewer pipes which may cross any portion of said land. He is authorized to approve judicial or administrative awards heretofore made and to have new awards made in respect of any such interest or estate in said lands as can not be purchased at a reasonable price. If the amount of the award in any case be accepted by the owner or owners in full satisfaction, payment of such award with interest thereon at the rate of 6 per centum per annum from the date of said award is authorized to be made to the owner or owners of the property upon receiving good and sufficient deeds conveying the title of said lands to the United States. If the amount of the award be not accepted in full satisfaction, the Secretary of War is authorized to pay to the owner or owners of the premises 75 per centum of the amount of the award upon the execution of good and sufficient deeds conveying title thereof to the United States without preju
dice to his or their right to recover any balance due; and the owner or owners of the premises shall have the right to sue in the district court of the United States for the judicial district in which the land lies for the difference between the amount so paid and the just value of the property to which the owner or owners thereof is entitled as determined in said suit, whether the value so determined be more or less than the amount of the award : Provided, however, That any addition to the value of the premises resulting from the improvements thereto or in the vicinity thereof made by or at the expense of the United States shall be excluded from the sum paid to or recovered by the owners. Where the owner or owners of the property refuse or neglect to execute such conveyance and a reasonable time therefor has in the judgment of the Secretary of War expired, or where their title to the premises is in doubt, the Secretary of War may cause condemnation proceedings to be instituted for the acquisition of the title, in which proceedings any addition to the value of the premises resulting from improvements thereto or in the vicinity therefor made by or at the expense of the United States shall not be included in the award to the owners. The Secretary of War is authorized and directed to pay from the funds made available by this Act the amount awarded by the court in either of the proceedings aforesaid, together with such expense of the proceedings as the court may adjudge to be properly chargeable to the United States.
SEC. 4. That approximately forty-four acres of land in Norfolk County, Virginia, adjacent to the Norfolk Army Supply Base heretofore transferred by the War Department to the Treasury Department for the use of the Public Health Service, pursuant to an Act of Congress, March 3, 1919 (Fortieth Statutes, 1303), is hereby retransferred to the War Department, and the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and empowered in making settlement with the Country Club of Norfolk, Virginia, and the New Glencove Links Corporation, from the appropriation herein above provided, of their claims for their properties taken by the United States of America subsequent to April 6, 1917, to transfer and convey to said Country Club of Norfolk, Virginia, and said Glencove Links Corporation such portions of their properties so taken and such other properties or portions thereof otherwise acquired by the War Department in the vicinity of the Norfolk Army Supply Base, as in the judgment of the Secretary of War may be necessary and desirable in effecting such a settlement: Provided, however, That, in the judgment of the Secretary of War, said property so to be conveyed is no longer required by the United States for military purposes. Approved, March 8, 1922.
(A. G. 601 (3-31-22).]
IX__Proclamation by the President--Exportation of arms or munitions of war to China unlawful.—The following proclama
10 tion by the President is published to the Army for the informátion and guidance of all concerned :
(EXPORTATION OF ARMS OR MUNITIONS OF WAR TO CHINA UNLAW
A PROCLAMATION. Whereas, Section I of a Joint Resolution of Congress, entitled a “Joint Resolution To prohibit the exportation of arms or munitions of war from the United States to certain countries, and for other purposes," approved January 31, 1922, provides as follows:
“That whenever the President finds that in any American country, or in any country in which the United States exercises extraterritorial jurisdiction, conditions of domestie violence exist, which are or may be promoted by the use of arms or munitions of war procured from the United States, and makes proclamation thereof, it shall be unlawful to export, except under such limitations and exceptions as the President prescribes, any arms or munitions of war from any place in the United States to such country until otherwise ordered by the President or by Congress."
And whereas, it is provided by Section II of the said Joint Resolution that “Whoever exports any arms or munitions of war in violation of Section I shall on conviction, be punished by fine not exceeding $10,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding two years, or both."
Now, therefore, I, Warren G. Harding, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority conferred in me by the said Joint Resolution of Congress, do hereby declare and proclaim that I have found that there exist in China such conditions of domestic violence which are or may be promoted by the use of arms or munitions of war procured from the United States as contemplated by the said Joint Resolution; and I do hereby admonish all citizens of the United States and every person to abstain from every violation of the provisions of the Joint Resolution above set forth, hereby made applicable to China, and I do hereby warn them that all violations of such provisions will be rigorously prosecuted.
And I do hereby enjoin upon all officers of the United States, charged with the execution of the laws thereof, the utmost diligence in preventing violations of the said Joint Resolution and this my Proclamation issued thereunder, and in bringing to trial and punishment any offenders against the same.
And I do hereby delegate to the Secretary of State the power of prescribing. exceptions and limitations to the application of the said Joint Resolution of January 31, 1922, as made effective by this my Proclamation issued thereunder.
11 In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this fourth day of
March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hun[SEAL.] dred and twenty-two and of the Independence of the
United States of America the one hundred and forty-
WARREN G. HARDING.
Acting Secretary of State.
Confederate Cemetery, Alton, Ill. (See 277.)
[A. G. 400.1 (4-5–22).]
JOHN J. PERSHING,
Chief of Staff.
The Adjutant General.
WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1922