Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 68 Part 1.djvu/997
[68 Stat. 965] [68 Stat. 965]
PUBLIC LAW 000—MMMM. DD, 1954
PUBLIC LAW 705-AUG. 30, 1954
(3) One member from the Department of the Interior who shall be the Director of the National P a r k Service, or his representative, and who shall serve as executive officer of the Commission; and (4) Seven members to be appointed by the President after consideration of such recommendations as may be made, upon the request of the President, by the Governor of Virginia as to three of such members, by the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation, Incorporated, as to two of such members, and by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation as to two of such members. (b) The President shall, at the time of appointment, designate one of the members appointed by him to serve as Chairman. The members of the Commission shall receive no salary but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary traveling and subsistence expenses incurred m the discharge of their duties. SEC. 2. The functions of the Commission shall be to develop and to execute suitable plans for the celebration, in 1956, of the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Woodrow Wilson in Staunton, Virginia. In carrying out these functions the Commission is authorized to cooperate with and to assist the Commission established by the State of Virginia to plan a centennial celebration, in 1956, of the birth of Woodrow Wilson, and to invite all the people of the United States to join therein. SEC. 3. The Commission may employ, without regard to civil-service laws or the Classification Act of 1949, such employees as may be necessary in carrying out its functions. SEC, 4. (a) The Commission is authorized to accept donations of money, property, or personal services; to cooperate with patriotic and historical societies and with institutions of learning; and to call upon other Federal departments or agencies for their advice and assistance in carrying out the purposes of this resolution. The Commission, to such extent as it finds to be necessary, may, without regard to the laws and procedures applicable to Federal agencies, procure supplies, services, and property and make contracts, and may exercise those powers that are necessary to enable it to carry out efficiently and in the public interest the purposes of this resolution. (b) Expenditures of the Commission shall be paid by the executive officer of the Commission, who shall keep complete records of such expenditures and who shall account also for all funds received by the Commission. A report of the activities of the Commission, including an accounting of funds received and expended, shall be furnished bj^ the Commission to the Congress within one year following the celebration as prescribed by this resolution. The Commission shall terminate upon submission of its report to the Congress. (c) Any property acquired by the Commission remaining upon termination of the celebration may be used by the Secretary of the Interior for purposes of the National P a r k System or may be disposed of as surplus property. The net revenues, after payment of Commission expenses, derived from Commission activities, shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States. SEC. 5. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $10,000 for travel expenses of the members of the Commission and for other expenses that may be incurred in developing suitable plans provided for herein, and no appropriation shall be deemed to be authorized herein to carry out the purposes of this resolution in accordance with such plans unless an additional appropriation to carry out such purposes is expressly authorized by further legislation. Approved August 30, 1954.
Employees, 63 Stat. 954. 5 USC 1071 note.
Report to gress.
Termination. Di spos al of property.