Executive Order 10583

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By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, it is ordered that the Executive Order No. 10289 of September 17, 1951 (16 F.R. 9499), entitled, ‘‘Providing for the Performance of Certain Functions of the President by the Secretary of the Treasury’’ be, and it is hereby amended as follows:

  1. Paragraph 1 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following subparagraph (i):

    ‘‘(i) The authority which is now vested in the President by section 2564(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 2564(b), and which on and after January 1, 1955, will be vested in the President by section 4735(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, to issue, in accordance with the provisions of the said section 2564(b) or 4735(b), as the case may be, orders providing for the registration and the imposition of a special tax upon all persons in the Canal Zone who produce, import, compound, deal in, dispense, sell, distribute, or give away narcotic drugs.’’

  2. Paragraph 3 is amended by designating the present language therein as subparagraph (a), and by adding thereto the following subparagraph (b):

    ‘‘(b) The Postmaster General is hereby designated and empowered to exercise without the approval, ratification, or other action of the President the authority vested in the President by section 504(b) of title 18 of the United States Code to approve regulations issued by the Secretary of the Treasury under the authority of the said section 504(b) relating to the printing, publishing, or importation, or the making or importation of the necessary plates for such printing or publishing, of postage stamps for philatelic purposes, and to approve any amendment or repeal of any of such regulations by the Secretary of the Treasury,’’

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower 
The White House,
December 18, 1954.


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