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PUBLIC LAW 470

CHAPTER 597

AN ACT

July 9, 1952 (H. R. 7176) 66 Stat. 445

Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1953, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,

Interior Department Appropriation Act. 1953.

TITLE I-DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the
Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953, namely:

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I BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE SERVICES For expenses necessary to provide health, education, and welfare services for Indians, either directly or in cooperation with States and other organizations, including payment in advance or from date of admission), of care, tuition, assistance, and other expenses of Indians in boarding homes, institutions, or schools; grants and other assistance to needy Indians; maintenance of law and order, and payment of rewards for information or evidence concerning violations of law on Indian reservations or lands; and operation of Indian arts and crafts shops and museums; $51,801,000.

RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

For expenses necessary for management, development, improvement, and protection of resources and appurtenant facilities under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including payment of irrigation assessments and charges; acquisition of water rights; conducting agricultural experiments and demonstrations; advances for Indian industrial and business enterprises; and development of Indian arts and crafts as authorized by law (25 U. S. C. 305), including expenses of exhibits; $13,253,760.

49 Stat. 891.

Restrictions.

CONSTRUCTION For construction, major repair, and improvement of irrigation and power systems, buildings, utilities, roads and trails, and other facilities; acquisition of lands and interests in lands; preparation of lands for farming; and architectural and engineering services by contract; to remain available until expended; $17,500,000, of which $1,380,000 is for liquidation of obligations incurred pursuant to authority previously granted: Provided, That no part of the sum herein appropriated shall be used for the acquisition of land within the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming outside of the boundaries of existing Indian reservations: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington either inside or outside the bound-1 aries of existing reservations: Provided further, That of the amount included herein for the construction of roads and trails, such part of the amount as determined by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall be available only for roads and trails which State and local governments agree to take over and maintain when the improvement is completed: Provided further, that the amount of $24,000 heretofore appropriated and now available under this heading for school facilities at Squaw Point Unorganized Territory, Minnesota, may be expended for school facilities for the Prairie Island Indian Community or for cooperation

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Roads and trails.

School facilities, Minn.

with Burnside Consolidated School District Numbered 3, Goodhue County, Minnesota, in the construction, extension, eqiupment, or improvement of public-school facilities as may be agreed upon by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and the State Department of Education of Minnesota, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe.

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the general administration of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including such expenses in field offices, $3,525,647.

REVOLVING FUND FOR LOANS For an additional amount for loans as authorized by sections 10 and 11 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U. S. C. 470, 471), as amended and supplemented, and section 1 of the Act of April 19, 1950 (Public Law 474), $1,000,000.

48 Stat. 986.

64 Stat. 44.
25 U. S. C. 631.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (except the revolving fund for loans) shall be available for purchase of not to exceed two hundred and sixty passenger motor vehicles (of which two hundred and fifty shall be for replacement only), which may be used for the transportation of Indians; purchase of ice for official use of employees; services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), including not to exceed $5,000 for expenditure at rates for individuals not in excess of $100 per diem on irrigation and power matters, when authorized by the Secretary; and expenses required by continuing or permanent treaty provisions.

60 Stat. 810.

TRIBAL FUNDS In addition to the tribal funds authorized to be expended by existing law, there is hereby appropriated $2,920,000 from tribal funds not otherwise available for expenditure for the benefit of Indians and Indian tribes, including pay and travel expenses of employees; care, tuition and other assistance to Indian children attending public and private schools (which may be paid in advance or from date of admission); purchase of land and improvements on land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the tribe for which purchased; lease of lands and water rights; compensation and expenses of attorneys and other persons employed by Indian tribes under approved contracts; pay, travel and other expenses of tribal officers, councils, and committees thereof, or other tribal organizations, including mileage for use of privately owned automobiles and per diem in lieu of subsistence at rates established administratively but not to exceed those applicable to civilian employees of the Government; relief of Indians, without regard to section 7 of the Act of May 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 391), including cash grants; and employment Iof a recreational director for the Menominee Reservation and a curator for the Osage Museum, each of whom shall be appointed with the approval of the respective tribal councils and without regard to the classification laws: Provided, That in addition to the amount appropriated herein, tribal funds may be advanced to Indian tribes during the current fiscal year for such purposes as may be designated by the governing body of the particular tribe involved and approved by the Secretary: Provided, however, That no part of this appropriation or other tribal funds shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and

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Approved, July 9, 1952.

July 14, 1952

[$. 1041) 66 Stat. 597

Halogeton Glomeratus Control Act.

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Actions authorized.

PUBLIC LAW 529

CHAPTER 721

AN ACT
To provide for the eradication and control of Halogeton glomeratus on lands in the

United States, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be
cited as the “Halogeton Glomeratus Control Act”.

SEC. 2. In order to protect the livestock industry from losses caused by the poisonous weed Halogeton glomeratus now or hereafter existing on lands in the several States, to provide for the maintenance and development of valuable forage plants on range and pasture lands, and to prevent destruction or impairment of range and pasture lands and other lands by the growth, spread, and development of the poisonous weed known as Halogeton glomeratus, it shall be the policy of the Federal Government, acting independently or in cooperation with the several States and political subdivisions thereof, private associa-Itions and organizations, and individuals, to control, suppress, and eradicate this weed, poisonous to livestock, on lands in the several States irrespective of ownership.

SEC. 3. (a) The Secretary of the Interior with respect to lands under his jurisdiction, including trust or restricted Indian lands, and the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to any other lands, either independently or in cooperation with any State or political subdivision thereof, private association or organization, or individual, are severally authorized, upon such conditions as they respectively deem necessary

(1) to conduct surveys to detect the presence and effect of Halogeton glomeratus on lands in such State;

(2) to determine those measures and operations which are necessary to control, suppress, and eradicate such weed; and

(3) to plan, organize, direct, and carry out such measures and operations as either of them may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. (b) Measures and operations to control, suppress, or eradicate Halogeton glomeratus on lands under the jurisdiction of any department, agency, independent establishment, or corporation of the Federal Government shall not be conducted without the consent of the department, agency, independent establishment, or corporation concerned.

SEC. 4. The Secretary of Agriculture in his discretion may allocate, out of any sums appropriated to him under authority of this Act, to any department, agency, independent establishment, or corporation of the Federal Government having jurisdiction over any land on which there exists Halogeton glomeratus, such amounts as he deems necessary for the control, suppression, and eradication of such weed by such department, agency, independent establishment, or corporation, as the case may be. Sums appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior under authority of this Act shall be expended for work on, or of benefit to, lands under his jurisdiction, including trust or restricted Indian lands. Either Secretary may also accept and utilize such voluntary and uncompensated services of Federal, State, and local officers and employees as are available.

SEC. 5. In the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior, as the case may be, no expenditures shall be made from funds appropriated under this Act to control, suppress, or

Expenditures.

Restriction.

Appropriation.

eradicate Halogeton glomeratus on lands in the several States until there have been made or agreed upon such contributions, in the form of funds, materials, services, or otherwise, by the States and political subdivisions thereof, private associations, and organizations, and individuals, toward the work of controlling, suppressing, or eradicating such weed, as the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior, respectively, may require.

SEC. 6. (a) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Agriculture and to the Secretary of the Interior such sums as the Congress may from time to time determine to be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.

(b) Any sums so appropriated shall be available for expenditure for the employment of persons and means in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, for the purchase, hire, maintenance, operation, and exchange of aircraft and passenger-carrying vehicles, and for such other expenses as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.

(c) Such sums shall not be used to pay the cost or value of any property injured or destroyed in carrying out the purposes of this Act.

I SEC. 7. The authority contained in this Act shall be in addition to, and shall not limit or supersede, authority contained in existing law with respect to the control, suppression, and eradication of pests, plants, and plant diseases.

Approved, July 14, 1952.

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July 18, 1952

($. 3333) 66 Stat. 780

Shoshone and Arapaho Indians.

Boysen Unit.

PUBLIC LAW 591

CHAPTER 946

AN ACT
To vest title in the United States to certain lands and interests in lands of the

Shoshone and Arapaho Indian Tribes of the Wind River Reservation and to
provide compensation therefor 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, for a reasonable consideration not to exceed $458,000, to be paid from funds appropriated for the Missouri River Basin project, to convey and relinquish to the United States of America the property and rights of the Shoshone and of the Arapaho Indian Tribes needed by the United States for the construction and operation and maintenance of the Boysen Unit of the Missouri River Basin project. Action heretofore taken by the Secretary of the Interior in granting rights-of-way over Indian lands for the establishment or the relocation of roads, highways, and railroads, and telegraph, telephone, power transmission and pipelines in connection with the construction of the Boysen Unit of the Missouri River Basin project is hereby confirmed.

SEC. 2. The conveyances and relinquishments shall be, in all things, in accord with the memorandum of understanding between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs as approved by the Secretary of the Interior on December 29, 1951, and as amended with his approval on May 1, 1952.

SEC. 3. The moneys to be paid to the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes hereunder shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States of I America to the credit and for the use of the respective tribes in accordance with the provisions of the Act of May 19, 1947 (61 Stat. 102), as amended by the Act of August 30, 1951 (65 Stat. 208).

Approved, July 18, 1952.
PRIVATE LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1952

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25 U. S. C. 611-613.

PRIVATE LAW 845

CHAPTER 692

AN ACT
To authorize the sale of land on the Crow Reservation, Montana, allotted to William

Big Day.

July 11, 1952

(H. R. 5917) 66 Stat. A 154

William Big Day.

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, upon application in writing, is authorized to sell, under applicable regulations, the homestead land contained in allotment numbered 1997 of William Big Day, described as the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter, the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter, and the west half of the southwest quarter, section four, township 6 south, range 31 east, Montana principal meridian, containing one hundred and sixty acres.

Approved, July 11, 1952.

July 12, 1952

(H. R. 6556) 66 Stat. A 158

Erle E. Howe.

PRIVATE LAW 854

CHAPTER 716 AN ACT Authorizing the issuance of a patent in fee to Erle E. Howe 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 Erle E. Howe a patent in fee to the following-described land allotted to him on the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana: The east half of the southwest quarter, the north half of the southeast quarter, and the north half of the south half of the southeast quarter of section 21, and the southwest quarter of section 22, township 8 south, range 38 east, Montana principal meridian, containing three hundred and sixty acres.

Approved, July 12, 1952.

PRIVATE LAW 855

CHAPTER 717

AN ACT

July 12, 1952

(H. R. 6681) 66 Stat. A 158

John B. Cummins.

Authorizing the issuance of a patent in fee to John B. Cummins. 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 John B. Cummins a patent in fee to the following-described lands allotted to him on the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana: The southeast quarter of section 12, township 6 south, range 36 east; lot 3, the east half of the southwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of section 7, township 6 south, range 37 east; and lots 2 and 3, the northeast quarter, the east half of the northwest quarter, the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter, and the north half of the north half of the north half of the southeast quarter of section 18, township 6 south, range 37 east, Montana principal meridian, containing seven hundred ninety-seven and twenty-one one-hundredths acres, more or less.

Approved, July 12, 1952.

PRIVATE LAW 870

CHAPTER 746

AN ACT

July 14, 1952

(S. 2573] 66 Stat. A 163

Walter Anson Pease.

Authorizing the issuance of a patent in fee to Walter Anson Pease. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, upon application in writing, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to issue to Walter Anson Pease, of Billings, Montana, a patent in fee to the following-described lands from Crow allotment numbered 3452, in the State of Montana, namely: lots 3 and 4, the south half of the northwest quarter, and the southwest quarter of section 1; lots 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 9, the south half of the northeast quarter, the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter, the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of section 2; the north half of the northeast quarter of section 11; and the north half of the

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