Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/1222

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[54 STAT. PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 888-OCT. 17, 1940 for failure to make or expend the sum of $1 per acre per year in improvements upon the claim or to effect the reclamation of the claim during the period the entryman or his succesor in interest is engaged in military service or during a period of six months thereafter or dur- ing any period of hospitalization because of wounds or disability incurred in the line of duty. The time within which such entryman or claimant is required to make such expenditures and effect reclama- tion of the land shall be exclusive of his period of service and the six-months' period and any such period of hospitalization. Proof of entry i dis- (2) If such entryman or claimant is honorably discharged and disability. because of physical incapacities due to such service is unable to accom- plish reclamation of, and payment for, the land, he may make proof without further reclamation or payments under such rules as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe and receive patent for the land entered or claimed. Entryman required (3) In order to obtain the benefits of this section, such entryman or into mlitary ervice. claimant shall, within six months after the effective date of this Act or within six months after his entrance into military service, file or cause to be filed in the land office of the district in which his claim is situated a notice that he has entered military service and that he desires to hold the desert claim under this section. Mi u. . c. §28. SEC. 505. (1) The provisions of section 2324 of the Revised Statutes lations. of the United States, which require that on each mining claim located after May 10, 1872, and until patent has been issued therefor not less than $100 worth of labor shall be performed or improvements made during each year, shall not apply during the period of his serv- ice, or until six months after the termination of such service, or during any period of hospitalization because of wounds or disability incurred in line of duty, to claims or interests in claims which are owned by a person in military service and which have been regularly located and No forfeiture by recorded. No mining claim or any interest in a claim which is owned annual assessments. by such a person and which has been regularly located and recorded shall be subject to forfeiture by nonperformance of the annual assess- ments during the period of such military service, or until six months after the termination of such service or of such hospitalization. Obtinrmentof (2) In order to obtain the benefits of this section, the claimant of any mining location shall, before the expiration of the assess- ment year during which he enters military service, file or cause to be filed in the office where the location notice or certificate is recorded a notice that he has entered such service and that he desires to hold his mining claim under this section. Feder mitorllease une S. 506. (1) Any person holding a permit or lease on the public inglaws. domain under the Federal mineral leasmg laws who enters military tousen.ion of oer service may, at his election, suspend all operations under his permit or lease for a period of time equivalent to the period of his military service and six months thereafter. The term of the permit or lease shall not run during such period of suspension nor shall any rentals or royalties be charged against the permit or lease during the period of suspension. fObtaeqinemtentofb (2) In order to obtain the benefit of this section, such permittee or lessee shall, within six months after the effective date of this Act or six months after his entrance into military service, notify the General Land Office by registered mail of his entrance into such service and of his desire to avail himself of the benefits of this section. tonstruingof sec- (3) This section shall not be construed to supersede the terms of any contract for operation of a permit or lease. Perihtson hi, et.eof aC. 507. Nothing in this article shall be construed to limit or rights w r affect the right of a person in military service to take any action during his period of service which may be authorized by law or the