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1764 PROCLAMATIONS, 1918. L°1$;“‘“**:;’°*‘°“· WHEREAS, since the issuance of saidtproclamation the ’p° of the United States has passed an act ent.1 ed An Act to Provide for the Operation of Transportatwkm Systems while under Federal Control for the Just Oompensatum cz their Owners, and for other Purposes, which act was dul approved y me on the 21st day of March, 1918, and is now in full llorce and effect; and in terms confers upon the President tlée powerg specified therein and the authority to carry the same into e ect; an ‘*”“* *" *5** WHEREAS, it is rovided in Section 8 of said act that the President may execute any ofp the powers therein and theretofore granted him wit relation to the Federal control of systems of transportation and parts thereof, including railroads, inland waterways, etc., through P in such wencies as he ma§determine; _ r;s§a°`ie?°iaama¤ea on NO , THEREFOR , I, WOODROW WILSON, President of

_G""°'“' °‘ the United States, under and by virtue of the powers and authority

Dssigmtiun ¤r au- so vested in me by said act and of all other ppwers me hereto enabling °°°mY' do hereby authorize the said William G. cAdoo, Director General of Railroads as aforesaid, either personally or through such divisions, agencies, or persons as he may appoint, and in his own name or in the name of such divisions, agencies, or persons, or in the name of the President to agree with the carriers or any of them or with any other person in interest, upon the amount of compensation to be paid pursuant to law, and to sign, seal, and deliver m his own name or in the name of the President or in the name of the United States such agreements as may be necessary and expedient with the several carriers or other persons in interest resnpcting compensation, or any other matter concerning which it may e necessary or expedient to deal and to make any and all contracts, agreements, or obligations necessary or expedient and to issue any an all orders which may in any way be found necessary and expedient in connection with the Federal control of systems of transportation, railroads, and inland waterways as fully in all respects as the President is authorized to do_, and generally to do and perform all and singular all acts and things and to exercise all and singular the powers and duties which in and by the said act, or any other act in relation to the subject hereof, the President is authorized to do and perform. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. DONE in the District of Columbia this 29th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nme hundred and [san,.] eiahteen, and of the Independence of the United States ofb America the one hundred and forty second. Woomzow WILSON By the President: Ronnnr Lansmo ° Secretary of State. A¤ri1a,1s1s. BY Tm; Paizsmmrr or Tim Ummn Srams or Anmmca. A PROCLAMATION. ggg3>y}g};¤~ it is provided by the Act of Congress of March 4, 1909, ve;. 35, p:10'75. entitled "An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Acts Respecting C0py1jLg%1t", that the provisions of said Act, "so far as they secure copyng t controlling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work, shall include only compositions ublished and copyrighted after this Act goes into effect, and shallp not