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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 862, 871-OCT. 14 , 1940 State jurisdiction over acquired prop- erty. Rules and regula- tions. Computation of la- borers', etc., wages. Separability clause. Report to Congress. October 14 1940 [5. 162] [Public, No. 8501 Wool Products La- beling Act of 1939. would be paid to the State or subdivision, as the case may be, upon such property if it were not exempt from taxation. SEC. 10. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the acquisi- tion by the Administrator of any real property pursuant to this Act shall not deprive any State or political subdivision thereof of its civil and criminal jurisdiction in and over such property, or impair the civil rights under the State or local law of the inhabitants on such property. SEC. 11 . The Administrator is authorized to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, and shall establish reasonable standards of safety, convenience, and health. SEC. 12. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the wages of every laborer and mechanic employed on any construction, repair or demolition work authorized by this Act shall be computed on a basic day rate of eight hours per day and work in excess of eight hours per day shall be permitted upon compensation for all hours worked in excess of eight hours per day at not less than one and one-half times the basic rate of pay. Not less than the prevailing wages shall be paid in the construction of defense housing authorized herein. SEC. 13. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any persons or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of this Act, or application of such provision to other persons or circum- stances shall not be affected thereby. SEC. 14. At the beginning of each session of Congress, the Admin- istrator shall make to Congress a full and detailed report covering all of the transactions authorized hereunder. Approved, October 14, 1940. [CHAPTER 871] AN ACT To protect producers, manufacturers, distributors, and consumers from the unre- vealed presence of substitutes and mixtures in spun, woven, knitted, felted, or otherwise manufactured wool products, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939". DEFINITIONS SEC. 2 . As used in this Act- "Person." (a) The term "person" means an individual, partnership, corpora- tion, association, or any other form of business enterprise, plural or singular, as the case demands. "WooL" (b) The term "wool" means the fiber from the fleece of the sheep or lamb or hair of the Angora or Cashmere goat (and may include the so-called specialty fibers from the hair of the camel, alpaca, llama, and vicuna) which has never been reclaimed from any woven or felted wool product. "Reprocessed wooL" (c) The term "reprocessed wool" means the resulting fiber when wool has been woven or felted into a wool product which, without ever having been utilized in any way by the ultimate consumer, subsequently has been made into a fibrous state. "Reused wool." (d) The term "reused wool" means the resulting fiber when wool or reprocessed wool has been spun, woven, knitted, or felted into a wool product which, after having been used in any way by the ultimate consumer, subsequently has been made into a fibrous state. 1128 [54 STAT.