Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 40 Part 2.djvu/346

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1>1z0oLAMAT1oNs, 1917. 1689 Br Tm: Pmismmrr or run Unrrnn Sryrns or Aimmca. _A¤=¤S* *·*· 191* A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS, Under and by virtue of an Act of Congress entitled s.,,Y,§‘}§§_“° "'° °°“` "An Act to provide further for the national security and defense by Preamble encouraging the production, conservi the supply, and controlling the distribution of fuel", approved bynighe President on the 10th day of August, 1917, it is prov1d)ed among other things as follows: ‘ ‘That, by reason of the existence of a state of war, it is essen- §'*},Q°‘IQ’§,¥gf°'“*°”· tial to the national security and defense, for the successful prose- ’ ` cution of the war, and for the support and maintenance of the Army and Na_ , to assure an adequate sup ly and e uitable distribution, arid, to facilitate the movement, of) foods, feetds, fuel, including fuel oil and natural gas, fertilizer and fertilizer ingredients, tools, utensils, implements, machineiiy, and eqfuipment required for the actual production of foods, eeds, and uel, hereafter in this Act called necessaries; to prevent, locally or generally, scarcity, monopolization, hoarding; injurious specuation, manipulations, and private contro , affecting such supply, distri ution, and movement; and to establish an maintain governmental control of such necessaries during the war. For such purposes the instrumentalities, means, methods, powers, authorities, duties, obligations, and prohibitions heremafter set forth are created, established, conferred, and prescribed. The President is authorized to make such regulations and to issue such orders as are essential effectively to carry out the rovisions of this Act." ANISZ WHEREAS, it is further provided in said Act as follows: "That, from time to time, whenever the President shall find ·""‘·P·2"· it essential to license the importation, manufacture, storage, mining, or distribution of any necessaries, in order to carry into effect any of the purposes of this Act, and shall publicly so announce, no person shall, after a date fixed in the announcement, engage in or carry on any such business specified in the announcement of importation, manufacture, storage, mining, or distribution of any necessaries as set forth in such announcement, unless he shall secure and hold a. license issued ursuant to this section. The President is authorized to issue such licenses and to prescribe regulations for systems of accounts and auditing of accounts to be kept by licensees, submission of reports by them, with or without oath or affirmation and the entry and inspection by the President’s duly authorized agents of the places of business of licensees." AND, WHEREAS, it is essential in order to carry into effect the provisions of the said Act, and in order to secure an adequate supply and equitable distribution, and to facilitate the movement 0 certain necessaries hereafter in this proclamation speci5ed that the license powers conferred upon the President by said Act be at this time exercised, to the extent hereinafter set forth. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United °E¤·';*,;g°°{',,°*";¢,c},}’,; lj; States of America, by virtue of the powers conferred upon me by when and rn and said Act of Congress, hereby find and determine, and by this procla- mation do announce that it is essential in order to carry into effect "°*'·P·*”*· the purposes of said Act, to license the storage and distribution of wheat and rye and the manufacture, storage, and distribution of all products derived therefrom to the extent hereinafter specified. All persons, firms, corporations and associations engaged in the,._,§,,,,,"‘;}‘,,*°§‘,,"?,;},,§,*¥‘°{,’; business of either storing or distributing wheat or rye, as owners, umu. lessees or operators of warehouses or elevators, and all persons, firms,