PUBLIC LAW 131—AUG. 29, 1951
at the intersection of the south line of Pass Christian Road and the east line of Peters Lane; thence north one degree eighteen minutes west, one thousand three hundred seventy-four and twenty one-hundredths feet to a point on the east line of Peters Lane; thence continuing along the east line of Peters Lane north one degree three minutes west, one thousand six hundred sixteen and eighty one-hundredths feet to the true point of beginning; thence leaving the east line of Peters Lane north forty-five degrees eighteen minutes east, one thousand one hundred sixty-three and forty one-hundredths feet to a point on the south shore line of the Back Bay of Biloxi; thence following the south shore line of said bay in a northwesterly direction one thousand one hundred feet, more or less, to its intersection with the easterly line of Peters Lane extended; thence south one degree three minutes east, one thousand four hundred and sixty feet, more or less, along the east line of Peters Lane extended to the true point of beginning; both tracts being as shown in color on map designated as "Keesler Field, Mississippi, DRNG. 727", dated May 28, 1944, on file in the Office, Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army. Approved August 29, 1951.
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AN ACT To amend section 12 of the Missing Persons Act, as amended, relating to travel by dependents and transportation of household and personal effects.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 12 of the Missing Persons Act, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows: "SEC. 12. The dependents and household and personal effects of any person in active service (without regard to pay grade) who is officially reported as dead, injured, missing for a period of thirty days or more, interned in a neutral country, or captured by the enemy, upon application by such dependents, may be moved (including packing and unpacking of household effects), upon receipt by such dependents of such official report, to such location as may be determined in advance or subsequently approved by the head of the department concerned or by such persons as he may designate. The cost of such transportation, including packing and unpacking of household effects, shall be charged against appropriations currently available. I n lieu of transportation authorized by this section for dependents, the head of the department concerned may authorize the payment in money of amounts equal to such commercial transportation costs for the whole or such part of travel for which transportation in kind is not furnished, when such travel shall have been completed. When the person is in an 'injured' status, the movement of dependents or household and personal effects provided for herein may be authorized only in cases where the anticipated period of hospitalization or treatment will be of prolonged duration. No transportation shall be authorized pursuant to this section unless a reasonable relationship exists between the condition and circumstances of the dependents and the destination to which transportation is requested. Beginning June 25, 1950, and for the purposes of this section only, the terms 'household and personal effects' and 'household effects' may include, in addition to other authorized weight allowances, not to exceed one privately owned motor vehicle, shipment 76100 O - 52 (PT. I) - 16
August 29, 1951 [H. R. 1199]
Missing Persons Act, amendment. 50) Stat. 146. 50 U.S.C. a p p. § 1012. Transportation of dependents and effects
Payment in lieu of transportation.