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quarter of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 26, township 134 north, range 79 west, fifth principal meridian, consisting of one and one-quarter acres more or less, subject to a reservation of all rights, to oil, gas, and other mineral deposits in such described land and the right to develop such mineral deposits in any manner that will not interfere with the use of the land as a memorial monument site, and subject to the condition that in the event the Secretary of the Interior determines that the land has ceased to be used as a memorial monument site the title to the land shall revert to the United States to be held in the same manner it was held prior to such conveyance.

Approved, July 24, 1956.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE EIGHTY-FOURTH CONGRESS, SECOND

SESSION, 1956

May 24, 1956 (S. Con. Res. 80)

70 Stat. B32

LUMBEE INDIANS OF NORTH CAROLINA Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the action of the Speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives and of the President of the Senate in signing the enrolled bill (H. R. 4656) relating to the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina be, and it is hereby, rescinded, and that the engrossed bill be returned to the Senate.

Agreed to May 24, 1956.

Ante, p. 254.

PUBLIC LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, 1957

April 16, 1957
(H. R. 6870)
71 Stat. 11

PUBLIC LAW 85-15

AN ACT
Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1957, 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 following
sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other-
wise appropriated, to supply appropriations (this Act may be cited as
the "Second Urgent Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1957") for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1957, and for other purposes, namely:

Second Urgent Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1957.

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Joint Committee on Navajo-Hopi Indian Administration: For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Navajo-Hopi Indian Administration, $5,000, to remain available during the existence of the committee.

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May 16, 1957

(S. 998] 71 Stat. 29

PUBLIC LAW 85-31

AN ACT To amend the Act of June 4, 1953 (67 Stat. 41), 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 Act of June 4, 1953 (67 Stat. 41) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sentence: “If the grantee of such land fails for a period of one

Indians.

Conveyance of school lands.

year to observe the provisions of the transfer agreement and the Secretary of the Interior fails to declare a forfeiture of the convey. ance, the former beneficial owner, if an individ al Indian or an Indian tribe, may petition the United States District Court for the district where the land is located to declare a forfeiture of the conveyance and to vest the title in the United States, in the same trust status as previously existed."

Approved, May 16, 1957.

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71 Stat. 31

Rock Hill. S. C.

Acquisition of certain Indian lands.

To authorize the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, to acquire certain tribal lands on

the Catawba Indian Reservation, South Carolina. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina is authorized to sell to the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, a tract of approximately forty-nine acres of land in the Catawba Indian Reservation for a consideration mutually agreeable to the parties and to the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to execute such conveyancing instrument as may be appropriate for that purpose. If a negotiated sale cannot be effected prior to July 1, 1958, the city is authorized to acquire the land by eminent domain proceedings in accordance with the laws of South Carolina in an action against the United States filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina. The payment or distribution of the proceeds from any sale or condemnation pursuant to this Act shall not be subject to any lien, except for debts owed to the United States or to Indian organizations indebted to the United States, and shall not be taxable.

SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, but only after securing the consent of the Catawba Indian Tribe thereto, to grant to the city of Rock Hill an immediate right of entry on such land pending the completion of a sale or condemnation action.

Approved, May 17, 1957.

PUBLIC LAW 85–56

June 17, 1957

(H. R. 53) 71 Stat. 83

AN ACT

To consolidate into one Act, and to simplify and make more uniform, the laws

administered by the Veterans' Administration relating to compensation, pension, hospitalization, and burial benefits, and to consolidate into one Act the laws pertaining to the administration of the laws administered by the Veterans' Administration.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act, divided into titles and sections according to the following Table of Contents, may be cited as the "Veterans' Benefits Act of 1957".

188

ITITLE I-GENERAL

DEFINITIONS

SEC. 101. For the purposes of this Act,

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1(10) The term "Indian Wars" means the campaigns, engagements, and expeditions of the United States military forces against Indian tribes or nations, service in which has been recognized heretofore as pensionable service.

1103

ITITLE IV-PENSION FOR NON-SERVICE-CONNECTED

DISABILITY OR DEATH, OR FOR SERVICE

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IPART B-VETERANS' PENSIONS

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SUBPART SERVICE PENSION

INDIAN WAR VETERANS
SEC. 411. (a) The Administrator shall pay to each veteran of the
Indian Wars who meets the service requirements of this section a
pension at the following monthly rate:

(1) $101.59; or

(2) $135.45 if the veteran is in need of regular aid and attendance. (b) A veteran meets the service requirements of this section if he served in one of the Indian Wars

(1) for thirty days or more; or

(2) for the duration of such Indian War; in any military organization, whether or not such service was the result of regular muster into the service of the United States, if such service was under the authority or by the approval of the United States or any State or Territory.

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SEC. 434. (a) The Administrator shall pay to the widow of each Indian War veteran who met the service requirements of section 411 a pension at the following monthly rate:

(1) $40.64 if she is below seventy years of age; or

(2) $54.18 if she is seventy years of age or older; unless she was the wife of the veteran during his service in one of the Indian Wars, in which case the monthly rate shall be $67.73.

(b) If there is a child of the veteran, the rate of pension paid to the widow under subsection (a) shall be increased by $8.13 per month for each such child.

(c) No pension shall be paid to a widow of a veteran under this section unless she was married to him

(1) before March 4, 1917; or
(2) for ten or more years.

CHILDREN OF INDIAN WAR VETERANS

SEC. 435. Whenever there is no widow entitled to pension under section 434, the Administrator shall pay to the children of each Indian War veteran who met the service requirements of section 411 a pension at the monthly rate of $48.77 for one child, plus $8.13 for each additional child, with the total amount equally divided.

IREPEALS

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SEC. 2202. The following provisions of law are repealed:

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|(199) The Act of January 19, 1948 (62 Stat. 4; 38 U. S. C., sec. 374a, 374a note).

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1(216) In the Act of May 23, 1952 (66 Stat. 90–91), the first section (38 U. S. C., sec. 471a-5); subsection (b) of section 2 (38 U. S. C., ch. 12 note); and sections 5 (38 U. S. C., secs. 277, 370); 6 (38 U. S. C., sec. 381–2); and 7 (38 U. S. C., sec. 277 note).

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Approved, June 17, 1957.

June 29, 1957 (H. R. 6287) 71 Stat. 210

PUBLIC LAW 85–67

AN ACT
Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, and Health, Education, and

Welfare, and related agencies, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1958, 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 following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Departments of Labor, and Health, Education, and Welfare, and related agencies, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1958, namely:

Departments of Labor. and Health. Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act, 1958.

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ITITLE II-DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND

WELFARE

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I PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE

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68 Stat. 674. 60 Stat. 810.

I Indian health activities: For expenses necessary to enable the Surgeon General to carry out the purposes of the Act of August 5, 1954 (42 Ŭ. S. C. 2001), including services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a) (including not to exceed $10,000 for such services at rates not to exceed $100 per diem for individuals, when authorized by the Surgeon General); purchase of not to exceed fifty passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; purchase of reprints; payment for telephone service in private residences in the field, when authorized under regulations approved by the Secretary; and the purposes set forth in sections 321 and 509 of the Public Health Service Act; $40,100,000.

Construction of Indian health facilities: For construction, major repair, improvement, and equipment of health and related auxiliary facilities, including quarters for personnel; preparation of plans, specifications, and drawings; acquisition of sites; purchase and erection of portable buildings; and purchase of trailers; $3,096,000, to remain available until June 30, 1959: Provided, That such expendi-Itures may be made through the Department of the Interior at the option of the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

42 U. S. C. 248, 227.

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Approved, June 29, 1957.

June 29, 1957 (H. R. 7050) 71 Stat. 243

PUBLIC LAW 85–72

AN ACT
To amend the law with respect to the recoupment of funds expended in cooperation

with the school board of Klamath County, Oregon, because of the attendance of
Indian children, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 24 of the Act of August 13, 1954 (68 Stat. 718, 723), is amended by deleting "Effective on the first day of the fiscal year beginning after the date of

Klamath County, Oreg.

25 U. S. C. 564 note.

the proclamation provided for in section 18 of this Act” and by inserting in lieu thereof “Effective on July 1, 1957”.

Approved, June 29, 1957.

July 1, 1957 (H. R. 5189) 71 Stat. 257

PUBLIC LAW 85477

AN ACT
Making appropriations for the Department of ihe Interior and related agencies for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1958, 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 following
sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other-
wise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior and related
agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1958, namely:

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1958.

TITLE 1-DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR For necessary expenses of the Office of the Solicitor, $2,900,000, and in addition, not to exceed $100,000 may be reimbursed or transferred to this appropriation from other accounts available to the Department of the Interior: Provided, That hearing officers appointed for Indian probate work need not be appointed pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (60 Stat. 237), as amended: Provided further, That not to exceed $18,500 of the unobligated balance remaining on June 30, 1957, of the appropriation granted under this head in the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1957, shall remain available during the current fiscal year for printing the Handbook of Indian Federal law.

5 USC 1001 note.

70 Stat. 257.
25 USC 372-1.

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EDUCATION AND WELFARE SERVICES For expenses necessary to provide 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; $59,460,000.

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; advances for Indian industrial and business enterprises; operation of Indian arts and crafts shops and museums; and development of Indian arts and crafts as authorized by law; $17,200,000, and in addition, $524,000 of the Revolving Fund for Loans, Bureau of Indian Affairs, shall be used in connection with administering loans to Indians: Provided, That, notwithstanding the provisions of section 4 (a) of the Civil Service Retirement Act of July 31, 1956 (70 Stat. 747), not to exceed $80,000 of this appropriation shall be available for payment of the Federal matching contribution to the retirement fund for Federal employees paid from tribal funds.

5 USC 2254.

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