PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 876, 877-OCT. 14, 1940 8 U.S . C., Supp.V, §§ 392b-392d. 8U. S. C., Supp. V, § 392e-392g. 8 U.S .C .,Supp.V, § 382-382a. 8U.S. C., Supp.V, §9a. 8t.S .C ., Supp.V , §388. 8 U.S.C .,Supp.V, §§ 5d, 5e. 8U.S. C., Supp. V, § 5a-1. 8U.S.C., Supp.V, § 382. 8U.S.C., Supp.V, §§ 373, 379, 381. 8U. S.C., Supp. V, §5 382b, 382c. Prior nationality status. Separability clause. Act of June 24,1935, chapter 288 (49 Stat. 395); Act of June 24,1935, chapter 290 (49 Stat. 397); Act of June 25,1936, chapter 811 (49 Stat. 1925-1926); Act of June 25,1936, chapter 801 (49 Stat. 1917); Section 3, Act of July 30,1937 (50 Stat. 548); Act of August 4,1937, chapter 563 (50 Stat. 558); Act of May 16,1938, chapter 225 (52 Stat. 377); Joint resolution of June 29,1938 (52 Stat. 1247) ; Act of June 20,1939, chapter 224 (53 Stat. 843-844); Act of August 9,1939, chapter 610 (53 Stat. 1273); And any other Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act, except for the purposes of section 346 of this Act. The repeal herein provided shall not terminate nationality heretofore lawfully acquired, nor restore nationality heretofore lost under any law of the United States or any treaty to which the United States may have been a party. SEC. 505. If any provision of this Act shall for any reason be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such declaration shall not invalidate the remainder of this Act. TITLE II Effective date. SEC. 601. This Act shall take effect from and after ninety days from the date of its approval. Approved, October 14, 1940. [CHAPTER 877] October 14, 1940 [H. R. 10295] [Public, No. 854] Navy. Promotion, etc. , of officers. 34 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 292 (a). Selection boards. Appointment, meet- ings, composition, etc. 34 U. S. C., Supp. V, §§ 295, 313. 34 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 294 (a). 34 U. S. C., Supp. V, §297 (e). Recommendations of line selection board. 34 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 300 (b). 34 U. S. C., Supp. V, 6404 (f). AN ACT To amend the Act of June 23, 1938 (52 Stat. 944). Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of June 23, 1938 (52 Stat. 944), is hereby amended as follows: Section 5, strike out subsection (a) and substitute the following: "(a) The board for the recommendation of line officers for promo- tion to the grades of rear admiral and captain shall consist of nine rear admirals on the active list of the line of the Navy, not restricted by law to the performance of shore duty only. The board for the recommendation of line officers for promotion to the grade of com- mander shall consist of three rear admirals and six captains on the active list of the line of the Navy, not restricted by law to the performance of shore duty only. These boards shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Navy and convened at least once each year and at such times as the Secretary of the Navy may direct." Section 7, in subsections (a) and (b), strike out "or who is not physically qualified". Section 8, in subsection (a), strike out "other than medical". Section 9, strike out subsection (f) and substitute the following: "(f) All reports or recommendations of a line selection board under any provision of law shall require the concurrence of at least two-thirds of the members." Section 11, in subsection (b), at the end of the second proviso insert "with retired pay computed as provided in section 12 (b) of this Act". Section 12, subsection (f), in line 5 change "from" to "to", and in line 6, after "promoted", insert "computed as provided in subsec- tion (b) of this section". 1174 [54 STAT.