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IREADJUSTMENT OF CERTAIN PAY LEVELS OF THE FEDERAL
EXECUTIVE PAY ACT OF 1956
70 Stat. 736.
1"(23) Commissioner of the Indian Claims Commission (3).”
October 4, 1961
(H. R. 3575) 75 Stat, 804
Dania Reservation, Fla.
To authorize longer term leases of Indian lands on the Dania Reservation in Florida.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) the second sentence of section 1 of the Act of August 9, 1955 (69 Stat. 539), as amended (25 U. S. C. 415), is further amended by inserting after the words “Agua Caliente (Palm Springs) Reservation" the words, “the Dania Reservation,".
(b) The third sentence of the first section of such Act of August 9, 1955, is amended by inserting after “residential, or business purposes” the words “(except leases the initial term of which extends for more than seventy-four years)".
Approved, October 4, 1961.
PUBLIC LAW 87-377
October 4, 1961
(H, R. 3587) 75 Stat. 806
Indian war veterans. Outpatient care. 72 Stat. 1142.
To provide outpatient medical and dental treatment for veterans of the Indian wars on the same basis as such treatment is furnished to veterans of the SpanishAmerican War, and to extend the time within which certain children eligible for benefits under the War Orphans Educational Assistance Act of 1956 may complete their education.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (e), and paragraph (5) of subsection (b), of section 612 of title 38, United States Code, are each amended by inserting “or Indian wars” immediately after "Spanish-American War".
SEC. 2. The period referred to in section 1712 of title 38, United States Code, shall not end before June 18, 1963, with respect to pursuit of a program of education or special restorative training under chapter 35 of such title 38 by an eligible person who (1) had not reached his twenty-third birthday on June 29, 1956, and (2) resided in the Republic of the Philippines during all or part of the period June 29, 1956, through June 18, 1958.
Approved, October 4, 1961.
72 Stat. 1194.
38 U. S. C. 1701-1768.
PUBLIC LAW 87-379
October 4, 1961
(H. R. 3572] 75 Stat. 809
Crow Creek Reservation, S. Dak.
To place in trust status certain lands on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in South
Dakota, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the right, title, and interest in and to the following described tracts of land on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in South Dakota, purchased by the United States for Crow Creek Indian school purposes, shall
hereafter be held by the United States in trust for the benefit of the
Township 107 north, range 72 west, fifth principal meridian: Section
Township 108 north, range 72 west, fifth principal meridian: Section 33, south half, 320.00 acres; section 35, southwest quarter, 160.00 acres; a total of 1,276.25 acres.
SEC. 2. The Indian Claims Commission is directed to determine in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of the Act of August 13, 1946 (60 Stat. 1050), the extent to which the value of the title conveyed by this Act should or should not be set off against any claim against the United States determined by the Commission.
Approved, October 4, 1961.
PRIVATE LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, 1961
PRIVATE LAW 87-192
September 14, 1961
(S. 888) 75 Stat. 916
Joseph A. Workman.
Lease of certain lands.
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands in the State of Utah
to Joseph A. Workman.
(a) Beginning at a point numbered 1), 1,300 feet north of section
(b) Beginning at point numbered 1, 2,230 feet south of section corner common to sections 16, 17, 20, and 21; thence north 55 degrees west 2,750 feet to point numbered 2; thence north 51 degrees west 1,540 feet to point numbered 3; thence north 71 degrees west 2,100 feet to point numbered 4; thence north 510 feet to point numbered 5; thence south 71 degrees east 850 feet to point numbered 6; thence north 51 degrees west 1,050 feet to point numbered 7; thence north 650 feet to point numbered 8; thence south 51 degrees east 4,440 feet to point numbered 9; thence south 55 degrees east 2,440 feet to point numbered 10; thence south 590 feet to point of beginning, sections 17 and 20, township 9 south, range 20 east, Salt Lake meridian, Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Uintah County, State of Utah, and containing 96 acres, more or less.
SEC. 2. Any agreement entered into pursuant to the first section of this Act shall provide (1) for the leasing of the lands described in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the first section in accordance with the same terms and conditions, except as otherwise provided in this Act, as those provided for in the leases numbered 14-20-325 and 14-20-462 325 (a), respectively, dated January 26, 1959, entered into between (A) the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation and the Affiliated Ute Citizens of the State of Utah, and (B) Joseph A. Workman; (2) that all rents and royalties payable under any such agreements shall be paid to the Secretary of the Interior and depos
ited by him in the general fund of the Treasury of the United States;
Approved, September 14, 1961.
PUBLIC LAW 87-416
March 16, 1962
(S. 201) 76 Stat. 33
To donate to the Zuni Tribe approximately six hundred and ten acres of federally
owned land. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all of the right, title, and interest of the United States in approximately six hundred and ten and eighty-nine one-hundredths acres of land in section 22, township 10 north, range 20 west, New Mexico principal meridian, and any improvements thereon, that were excepted from the conveyance made by the Act of August 13, 1949 (63 Stat. 604), and retained as Federal land for administrative purposes, is hereby declared to be held in trust for the Zuni Tribe.
Approved, March 16, 1962.
25 U.S. C. 621.
March 16, 1962
(S. 1299) 76 Stat. 33
Land conveyance limitation, increase.
25 U.S. C. 293a.
PUBLIC LAW 87-417
Secretary of the Interior, or his authorized representative, to convey certain
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the second proviso in the Act of June 4, 1953 (67 Stat. 41), as amended, is amended to read: "Provided further, That no more than fifty acres of land shall be transferred under the terms of this Act in connection with any single school property conveyed to State or local governmental agencies or to local school authorities."
Approved, March 16, 1962.
PUBLIC LAW 87-432
April 4, 1962 H. R. 4130] 76 Stat. 53
To provide assistance to Menominee County, Wisconsin, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Menominee County, United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to
provide financial assistance to Menominee County, Wisconsin, for a transitional period after April 30, 1961, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, notwithstanding anything contained in the Menominee Indian Termination Act of June 17, 1954 (68 Stat. 250), as amended (25 U. S. C. 891-902), and the proclamation of the Secretary of the Interior pursuant thereto dated April 26, 1961 (26 Fed. Reg. 3726), to make grants either to the State of Wisconsin for distribution to the County or Town of Menominee or directly to said county or town, for contributions to joint school district costs, in not more than the following amounts:
(a) during the year ending April 30, 1962, $220,000;
(b) during the year ending April 30, 1963, 80 per centum of the amount aforesaid;
(c) during the year ending April 30, 1964, 60 per centum of the amount aforesaid;
(d) during the year ending April 30, 1965, 40 per centum of the amount aforesaid;
(e) during the year ending April 30, 1966, 20 per centum of the
amount aforesaid. TAny grant made under this section shall be made only upon such written assurances relating to control and supervision by responsible State officials to insure that the grant is used for the purpose intended as the Secretary may require. No grant shall serve to diminish the amounts which the County or Town of Menominee is entitled to receive from the State as provided by its laws, except so far as such diminution arises from treating the grants as if they were taxes raised by said county or town for purposes of determining what amounts, if any, the State is required to pay to said county and town under its laws.
SEC. 2. The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, is authorized to construct under the Act of July 31, 1959 (73 Stat. 267, 42 U. S. C. 2004a), such sanitation facilities on the former Menominee Reservation as he finds are reasonble and justified and to expend for this purpose not more than $438,000. The authority granted by this section shall expire at the end of fiscal year 1965.
SEC. 3. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums, not in excess of $1,098,000, as are required to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved, April 4, 1962.
PUBLIC LAW 87-469
May 31, 1962 (H. R. 9097) 76 Stat. 89
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain public lands in Idaho.
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, in his discretion, is hereby authorized to sell at not less than their fair market value, as determined by the Secretary by appraisal, taking into consideration any reservations specified by the Secretary pursuant to sections 3 and 4 of this Act, any of those lands in the State of Idaho, in the vicinity of the Snake River or any of its tributaries which have been, or may be, found upon survey to be omitted public lands of the United States, which lands are not within the boundaries of a national forest or other Federal reservation and are not lawfully appropriated by a qualified settler or entryman claiming under the public land laws, or are not used and occupied by Indians claiming by reason of aboriginal rights or are not used and occupied by Indians who are eligible for an allotment under the laws pertaining to allotments on the public domain.
SEC. 2. Any citizen of the United States who, in good faith under color of title or claiming as a riparian owner has, prior to March 30, 1961, placed valuable improvements upon, reduced to cultivation, or occupied any of the lands subject to the operation of this Act, or whose ancestors or predecessors in title have taken such action, shall, if such lands be offered for sale by the Secretary, have a preference right to purchase such lands at their fair market value (which shall not include any increased value resulting from the development or improvement thereof for agricultural or other purposes by the applicant or his predecessors in interest) under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe for the operation of this Act.
SEC. 3. All patents issued under the provisions of this Act shall be subject to and contain a reservation to the United States of all the
Right of access.
coal, oil, gas, oil shale, phosphate, potash, sodium, native asphalt, solid and semisolid bitumen, and bituminous rock (including oil-impreg. nated rock or sands from which oil is recoverable only by special treatment after the deposit is mined or quarried), together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the same.
SEC. 4. The Secretary, in his discretion, may reserve in patents issued under this Act the right of access to the public through the lands and such other reservations as he may deem appropriate and consonant with the public interest in preserving public recreational values in the lands.
SEC. 5. The Secretary is hereby authorized to prescribe all necessary rules and regulations for administering the provisions of this Act, including, without limitation, the determination of conflicting claims arising hereunder.
Approved, May 31, 1962.
Rules and regulations.
76 Stat. 96
Navajo Indian irrigation project; San Juan. Chama project.
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the
Navajo Indian irrigation project and the initial stage of the San Juan-Chama project as participating projects of the Colorado River storage project, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, for the pur. poses of furnishing water for the irrigation of irrigable and arable lands and for municipal, domestic, and industrial uses, providing recreation and fish and wildlife benefits, and controlling silt, and for other beneficial pruposes, the Congress approves as participating projects of the Colorado River storage project (Act of April 11, 1956, 70 Stat. 105, as amended, 43 U. S. C. 620_6200) the Navajo Indian irrigation project, New Mexico, and the initial stage of the San JuanChama project, Colorado-New Mexico. The Navajo Indian irrigation project and the initial stage of the San Juan-Chama project herein approved are substantially those described in the proposed coordinated report of the Acting Commissioner of Reclamation and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, approved and adopted by the Secretary of the Interior on October 16, 1957, as conditioned, modified, and limited herein.
43 U.S. C. 620_6200.
43 U.S. C. 620c.
NAVAJO INDIAN IRRIGATION PROJECT SEC. 2. Pursuant to the provisions of the Act of April 11, 1956, as amended, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to construct, operate, and maintain the Navajo Indian irrigation project for the principal purpose of furnishing irrigation water to approximately one hundred and ten thousand six hundred and thirty acres of land, said project to have an average annual diversion of five hundred and eight thousand acre-feet of water and the repayment of the costs of construction thereof to be in accordance with the provisions of said Act of April 11, 1956, as amended, including, but not limited to, section 4 (d) thereof.
SEC. 3. (a) In order to provide for the most economical development of the Navajo Indian irrigation project, the Secretary shall declare by publication in the Federal Register that the United States of America holds in trust for the Navajo Tribe of Indians any legal subdivisions or unsurveyed tracts of federally owned land outside the present boundary of the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico in townships 28 and 29 north, ranges 10 and 11 west, and townships 27 and 28 north, ranges 12 and 13 west, New Mexico principal meridian, susceptible to irrigation as part of the project or necessary for location of any of the works or canals of such project: Provided, however, That no such legal
Publication in F. R.