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SE VENT IETH CONGRESS . SESS . II. CHs . 158-160 . 1929 . Febru ary 6, IM .

CHAP. 158.--An Act Recognizing the heroic conduct, devotion to duty, and [S. 5578 .] skill on the part of the officers and crew of the United States steamship America, and for other purposes . [Public, No. 705.] "A mer ic a," Steam- ship. Meaning of" crew ." Thanks of Congress to officers and crew of "America," for rescue of Itali an s team ship "Florida." February 6, 1929 . [H. R. 12404.1

CHAP . 159 .-An Act Authorizing erection of a memorial to Major General [Public, No . 706 .] Henry A . Greene at Fort Lewis, Washington. Be it enacted by the Senate and House o f Representatives o f the United States o f America in Congress assembled, That the Henry A . Greene Memorial Association, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Washington, be, and is hereby, author- ized to erect and maintain a suitable building, under such regulations as the Secretary of War may prescribe, in and upon the United States military reservation at Fort Lewis, Washington, the plans of such building to be first approved and the building to be constructed in such location as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War : Pro- vided, That the use of such portion of the ground floor of said building as may be necessary shall be given to the Post Office Dep artmen t of t he Uni ted S tates, free of ch arge, for the post- office service of the reservation, so long as said building remains on said grounds . Approved, February 6, 1929 . He nry A. Greene. Memorial to Major General, authorized at Fort Lewis, Wash . Plans, etc ., subject to approval of Secretary of War. Proviso. Use for post office of portion of building. February 7, 1929 . [H. R. 12113.] [Public, No. 707.] Lincoln National Forest, N . Mex. Acquirement of pri- vately ow ned lands in . Be it enacted by the Senate and House o f Representatives of the United States o f America in Congress assembled, That the term " crew " as used in this Act shall mean and include any person car- ried on the ship's register or serving on the ship in any capacity, regardless of rank or rating, at the time of the rescue referred to in this Act. SEC . 2 . That the tha nks and appre ciation of the Congress of the United States be, and they are hereby, tendered to the officers and crew of the United States steamship America as constituted on Janu- ary 23, 1929, for the heroic conduct shown and noble service ren- dered in the rescue of the officers and crew of the Italian steamship Flori da . Approved, February 6, 1929 . CHAP . 160.-An Act Providing for the acquirement by the United States of privately owned lands situated within certain townships in the Lincoln National Forest, in the State of New Mexico, by exchanging therefor lands on the public domain also within such State . Be it enacted by the Senate and House o f Representatives o f the United States o f America in Congress assembled, That whenever the own er or owners of any private ly owned land s, situated wi thin townships 16 and 17 south, range 13 east, New Mexico principal meridian, within the county of Otero and State of New Mexico, and within the present boundaries of the Lincoln National Forest, shall submit to the Secretary of Agriculture a proposal for the exchange of said lands for lands upon the public domain situated elsewhere in the State of New Mexico, and such Secretary shall be of opinion that the acquirement of the same by the United States for national- forest purposes would be beneficial thereto, he is hereby authorized and empowered to transmit to the Secretary of the Interior such offer so ma de to him, to gether with su ch recommenda tions as he m ay see proper to make in connection therewith, together with a description of the property included in such offer and an estimate of the com- mercial or other value thereof, intrinsically or otherwise ; and if he