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PROCLAMATIONS, 1937 EXPORT OF ARMS, AMMUNITION, AND IMPLEMENTS OF WAR TO SPAIN BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1831 May 1, 1937 [No. 2236] A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS section 1 of the joint resolution of Congress approved Export ofarms, a - May 1, 1937, amending the joint resolution entitled "Joint resolution mentsofwar topain. providing for the prohibition of the export of arms, ammunition, and Ante, . 121 . implements of war to belligerent countries; the prohibition of the transportation of arms, ammunition, and implements of war by ves- sels of the United States for the use of belligerent states; for the regis- tration and licensing of persons engaged in the business of manufac- turing, exporting, or importing arms, ammunition, or implements of war; and restricting travel by American citizens on belligerent ships during war", approved August 31, 1935, as amended February 29, 49stat.01st152. 1936, provides in part as follows: II, §§ 245a-245i. "Whenever the President shall find that a state of civil Statutory provi- strife exists in a foreign state and that such civil strife is of a n magnitude or is being conducted under such conditions that the export of arms, ammunition, or implements of war from the United States to such foreign state would threaten or endanger the peace of the United States, the President shall proclaim such fact, and it shall thereafter be unlawful to export, or attempt to export, or cause to be exported, arms, ammunition, or implements of war from any place in the United States to such foreign state, or to any neutral state for transshipment to, or for the use of, such foreign state." AND WHEREAS it is further provided by section 1 of the said joint resolution that "The President shall, from time to time by proclamation, definitely enumerate the arms, ammunition, and implements of war, the export of which is prohibited by this section. The arms, ammunition, and implements of war so enumerated shall include those enumerated in the President's proclamation Numbered 2163, of April 10, 1936, but shall not include raw 49 tat. 03 . materials or any other articles or materials not of the same general character as those enumerated in the said proclamation and in the Convention for the Supervision of the International Trade in Arms and Ammunition and in Implements of War, signed at Geneva June 17, 1925." AND WHEREAS it is further provided by section 1 of the said joint resolution that "Whoever, in violation of any of the provisions of this Act, shall export, or attempt to export, or cause to be exported, arms, ammunition, or implements of war from the United States shall be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both, and the property, vessel, or vehicle containing the same shall be subject to the provisions of sections 1 to 8, inclusive, title 6, chapter 30, of the Act approved June 15, 1917 (40 Stat. 223-225; U. S. C., 1934 ed., 22 .at.22c-§2 title 22, sees. 238-245)." 245. AND WHEREAS it is further provided by section 1 of the said joint resolution that "In the case of the forfeiture of any arms, ammunition, or implements of war by reason of a violation of this Act, no public or private sale shall be required; but such arms, ammuni-