Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/945

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.

PROCLAMATIONS, 1937 Existence of civil strife in Spain pro- claimed. Citizens, residents, etc., admonished to abstain from law vio- lations. Articles to be con- sidered arms, etc. Categories. tion, or implements of war shall be delivered to the Secretary of War for such use or disposal thereof as shall be approved by the President of the United States." AND WHEREAS it is further provided by section 11 of the said joint resolution that "The President may, from time to time, promulgate such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, as may be necessary and proper to carry out any of the provisions of this Act; and he may exercise any power or authority con- ferred on him by this Act through such officer or officers, or agency or agencies, as he shall direct." NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority conferred on me by the said joint resolution, do hereby proclaim that a state of civil strife unhappily exists in Spain and that such civil strife is of a magnitude and is being conducted under such conditions that the export of arms, ammunition, or implements of war from the United States to Spain would threaten and endanger the peace of the United States, and I do hereby admonish all citizens of the United States, or any of its possessions, and all persons residing or being within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, or its possessions, to abstain from every violation of the provisions of the joint resolution above set forth, hereby made effective and appli- cable to the export of arms, ammunition, or implements of war from any place in the United States to Spain or to any other state for transshipment to, or for the use of, Spain. And I do hereby declare and proclaim that the articles listed below shall be considered arms, ammunition, and implements of war for the purposes of section 1 of the said joint resolution of Congress: Category I (1) Rifles and carbines using ammunition in excess of caliber .22, and barrels for those weapons; (2) Machine guns, automatic or autoloading rifles, and machine pistols using ammunition in excess of caliber .22, and barrels for those weapons; (3) Guns, howitzers, and mortars of all calibers, their mountings and barrels; (4) Ammunition in excess of caliber .22 for the arms enu- merated under (1) and (2) above, and cartridge cases or bullets for such ammunition; filled and unfilled projectiles for the arms enumerated under (3) above; (5) Grenades, bombs, torpedoes, mines and depth charges, filled or unfilled, and apparatus for their use or discharge; (6) Tanks, military armored vehicles, and armored trains. Category II Vessels of war of all kinds, including aircraft carriers and submarines, and armor plate for such vessels. Category III (1) Aircraft, unassembled, assembled, or dismantled, both heavier and lighter than air, which are designed, adapted, and intended for aerial combat by the use of machine guns or of artillery or for the carrying and dropping of bombs, or which are equipped with, or which by reason of design or construction are prepared for, any of the appliances referred to in paragraph (2) below; (2) Aerial gun mounts and frames, bomb racks, torpedo carriers, and bomb or torpedo release mechanisms. 1832