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northeast quarter of section 18, township 2 south, range 31 east, Montana principal meridian, containing one thousand sixteen and twenty-one one-hundredths acres more or less.

Approved, October 27, 1951.

PRIVATE LAW 372

CHAPTER 597

October 27, 1951

(H. R. 4352)

AN ACT

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Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue a patent in fee to Mary Rutherford

Spearson.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of
the Interior is authorized and directed to issue to Mary Rutherford
Spearson a patent in fee to the following-described lands on the Crow
Indian Reservation, Montana: Lots 5, 6, 7, and 8 of section 5; section 8;
the west half of the west half of section 9; and the north half of the
northwest quarter of section 17, township 2 south, range 31 east,
Montana principal meridian, containing one thousand forty-one and
ninety-two one-hundredths acres more or less.

Approved, October 27, 1951.
PRIVATE LAW 411

CHAPTER 662

AN ACT
Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue a patent in fee to Joseph Pickett.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to issue to Joseph Pickett a patent in fee to the following-described lands on the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana: Southwest quarter and the south half of the south-1 east quarter of section 13, the southeast quarter of section 14, and the north half of section 24, township 2 south, range 36 east, Montana principal meridian, comprising seven hundred and twenty acres. The prior disposition of the homestead lands of Joseph Pickett is hereby ratified and confirmed.

Approved, October 31, 1951.
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND CONGRESS, FIRST

SESSION, 1951

Joseph Pickett.

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June 28, 1951 (H. Con. Res. 134)

65 Stat. B76

Return of bill (H. R. 2349) requested.

Ante, p. А53.

CERTAIN ALLOTTEES ON CROW INDIAN RESERVATION Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the President of the United States is hereby requested to return to the House of Representatives the enrolled bill (H. R. 2349) authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue patents in fee to certain allottees on the Crow Indian Reservation; that if and when such bill is returned by the President, the action of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and of the President of the Senate in signing such bill is hereby rescinded; and that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is hereby authorized and directed, in the reenrollment of such bill, to strike out in the paragraph thereof which relates to the issuance of a patent in fee to Estella Wolfe the phrase which reads “the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter,” and to insert in lieu thereof “and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section 28,".

Passed June 28, 1951.

PUBLIC LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1952
PUBLIC LAW 259

CHAPTER 19
AN ACT

February 12, 1952

(S. 2169) 66 Stat. 7

Authorizing the acquisition by the Secretary of the Interior of the Gila Pueblo, in

Gila Pueblo, Ariz.

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Gila County, Arizona, for archeological laboratory and storage purposes, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire for archeological laboratory land storage purposes, and for general monument uses in connection with the National monuments of the Southwest, the property near Globe, Arizona, known as the Gila Pueblo. For such acquisition, and expenses incidental thereto, there is authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $75,000.

Approved, February 12, 1952.

Appropriation.

April 1, 1952 (H. R. 3847]

66 Stat. 32

Interior Department.

Issuance of land patent. Mont.

PUBLIC LAW 288

CHAPTER 126

AN ACT
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue to School District Numbered 28,

Ronan, Montana, a patent in fee to certain Indian land.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of
the Interior is authorized and directed, with the consent of the Tribal
Council of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead
Reservation, to issue to School District Numbered 28, Ronan, Montana,
a patent in fee to certain land situated in Ronan, Montana, and more
particularly described as follows: South half northwest quarter south-
west quarter southeast quarter, section 36, township 21 north, range 20
west, containing five acres, more or less, of Tribal Agency Reserve
Land.

Approved, April 1, 1952.

PUBLIC LAW 291

CHAPTER 129

AN ACT

April 3, 1952 (H. R. 1043) 66 Stat. 35

Services to non-Indians.

Transfers of Indian

To provide for medical services to non-Indians in Indian hospitals, and for other

purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in any areas Indian hospitals. where there are inadequate hospital beds and health facilities available to serve the non-Indian population, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized in his discretion to make available to non-Indians, hospital and health facilities operated by the Indian Bureau which are not being utilized for Indians, at such fees and under such terms and conditions as he may prescribe: Provided, That the fees charged will not be less than the per diem cost per patient of operating and maintaining the hospital or the health activity.

SEC. 2. Whenever the health needs of the Indians can be better met thereby, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized in his discretion to hospitals. enter into contracts with any State, Territory, or political subdivision thereof, or any appropriate Federal, State, Territory, or political subdivision thereof, or provide nonprofit corporation, agency, or institution providing for the transfer by the Indian Bureau of Indian hospitals or other health facilities, including initial operating equipment and supplies. It shall be a condition of each such transfer that all facilities transferred shall be available to meet the health needs of the Indians and that such health needs shall be given priority over those of the non-Indian population. No hospital or health facility that has been constructed or maintained for a specific tribe of Indians, or for a specific group of tribes, shall be transferred to a non-Indian entity or organization under this section unless such action has been approved by the governing body of the tribe, or by the governing bodies of a majority of the tribes, for which such hospital or health facility has been constructed or maintained.

Condition.

Restriction.

Contracts with physicians.

Standards of services.

SEC. 3. The Secretary of the Interior is also authorized to enter into contracts with any physicians duly licensed by any State or Territory to provide medical attention or services to Indians, and to expend under such contract funds appropriated by Congress for medical attention to Indians.

SEC. 4. Any contracts entered into pursuant to this Act shall provide that the standards of services to be rendered to Indians shall not be less than the standards established by the Secretary of the Interior; that the same services shall be rendered to Indian patients as is rendered to other patients and that Indian patients shall not be segregated from other patients.

SEC. 5. The Secretary of the Interior is also authorized to make such other regulations as he deems desirable to carry out the provisions of this Act.

I SEC. 6. Proceeds to be derived under section 1 shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the appropriation from which the hospitalization or medical services are provided, and shall be available for expenditure for the purposes for which the appropriation was made.

Approved, April 3, 1952.

Regulations.

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Proceeds.

April 8, 1952

(S. 2408) 66 Stat. 46

Sioux Indians. Settle. ment contracts.

PUBLIC LAW 302

CHAPTER 165

AN ACT
To amend the Act authorizing the negotiation and ratification of certain contracts

with certain Indians of the Sioux Tribe in order to extend the time for negotiation
and approval of such contracts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 5 (a) of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the negotiation and ratification of separate settlement contracts with the Sioux Indians of Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota and of Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota and North Dakota for Indian lands and I rights acquired by the United States for the Oahe Dam and Reservoir, Missouri River development, and for other related purposes”, approved September 30, 1950 (64 Stat. 1093), is amended by striking out "eighteen months" and inserting in lieu thereof "twenty-eight months”.

Approved, April 8, 1952.

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PUBLIC LAW 345

CHAPTER 306

AN ACT

May 17, 1952

(S. 1798) 66 Stat. 74

Canadian River Compact.

Consent of Congress. 43 U. S. C. 600c note.

Granting the consent of Congress to a compact entered into by the States of

Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico relating to the waters of the Canadian River.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of the Congress is hereby given to the compact authorized by the Act of April 29, 1950 (64 Stat. 93), signed by the commissioners for the States of Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico at Sante Fe, New Mexico, on December 6, 1950, and thereafter ratified and approved by the legislatures of the States of Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, which compact reads as follows:

"CANADIAN RIVER COMPACT “The State of New Mexico, the State of Texas, and the State of Oklahoma, acting through their Commissioners, John H. Bliss for the State of New Mexico, E. V. Spence for the State of Texas, and Clarence Burch for the State of Oklahoma, after negotiations participated in by 1 Berkeley Johnson, appointed by the President as the representative

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of the United States of America, have agreed respecting Canadian River as follows:

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1“ARTICLE X “Nothing in this Compact shall be construed as:

"(a) affecting the obligations of the United States to the Indian Tribes:

Approved, May 17, 1952.

PUBLIC LAW 356

CHAPTER 323

AN ACT
To provide certain increases in the monthly rates of compensation and pension

payable to veterans and their dependents, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,

May 23, 1952 ¡H. R. 43941

66 Stat. 90

Veterans.

Compensation and pensions.

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I SEC. 6. (a) The minimum monthly rate of pension payable to veterans of the Indian wars under the Act of March 3, 1927 (44 Stat. 1361), as amended (38 U. S. C. 381), or the Act of August 25, 1937 (50 Stat. 786), as amended (38 U. S. C. 381-1), shall be $96.75 unless such veteran is now or hereafter becomes on account of age or physical or mental disabilities, helpless or blind, or so nearly helpless or blind as to need or require the regular aid and attendance of another person, in which event the monthly rate shall be $129.

(b) All monthly rates of pension payable to dependents of veterans of the Indian wars which are payable under any public laws administered by the Veterans' Administration are hereby increased by 71/2 per centum.

Approved, May 23, 1952.

(S. 1630) 66 Stat. 95

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PUBLIC LAW 367

CHAPTER 338

AN ACT
To amend the provision in the Act of March 4, 1911 (36 Stat. 1235, 1253) authorizing

May 27. 1952 the granting of easements for rights-of-way for electrical transmission, telephone, and telegraph lines and poles.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the fourth Public lands. paragraph under the subheading “Improvement of the National

Rights-of-way

electrical poles and Forests” under the heading “Forest Service” of the Act entitled “An lines, etc. Act making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twelve” (36 Stat. 1253, 43 U. S. C. 961) is amended to read as follows:

"That the head of the department having jurisdiction over the lands be, and he hereby is, authorized and empowered, under general regulations to be fixed by him, to grant an easement for rights-of-way, for la period not exceeding fifty years from the date of the issuance of such grant, over, across, and upon the public lands, national forests, and reservations of the United States for electrical poles and lines for the transmission and distribution of electrical power, and for poles and lines for communication purposes, and for radio, television, and other forms of communication transmitting, relay, and receiving structures and facilities, to the extent of two hundred feet on each side of the center line of such lines and poles and not to exceed four hundred feet by four hundred feet for radio, television, and other forms of communication transmitting, relay, and receiving structures and facilities, to any citizen, association, or corporation of the United States, where it is

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intended by such to exercise the right-of-way herein granted for any one or more of the purposes herein named: Provided, That such rightof-way shall be allowed within or through any national park, national forest, military, Indian, or any other reservation only upon the approval of the chief officer of the department under whose supervision or control such reservation falls, and upon a finding by him that the same is not incompatible with the public interest: Provided further, That all or any part of such right-of-way may be forfeited and annulled by declaration of the head of the department having jurisdiction over the lands for nonuse for a period of two years or for abandonment."

Approved, May 27, 1952.

June 5, 1952 (H. R. 6947) 66 Stat. 101

PUBLIC LAW 375

CHAPTER 369

AN ACT
Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and for

other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Third Supplemental United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following
Appropriation

sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and for other purposes, namely:

Act,

1952.

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I CHAPTER VI-DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

65 Stat. 252.

RESOURCES MANAGEMENT For an additional amount for "Resources management", $175,000; and the restrictions contained within the Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1952, limiting the amounts which may be expended from appropriations to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for personal services, are hereby waived to the extent necessary to meet the cost of fire suppression.

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I CHAPTER 11-INCREASED PAY COSTS For additional amounts for appropriations for the fiscal year 1952, for increased pay costs authorized by Public Laws 201 and 204, approved October 24, 1951, and Public Law 207, approved October 25, 1951, and comparable pay increases granted by administrative action pursuant to law, as follows:

65 Stat. 612, 622, 636.

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I INDEPENDENT OFFICES

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Indian Claims Commission: "Salaries and expenses", $3,900;

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Bureau of Indian Affairs:

“Health, education, and welfare services", $2,175,000;
“Resources management”, $388,000;
"General administrative expenses", $224,900;

“Payment to Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians, Oklahoma", $1,500;

“Tribal funds” (from tribal funds), $79,000;

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