Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/41

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76TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 2 -NOV. 4, 1939 COMBAT AREAS SEC. 3 . (a) Whenever the President shall have issued a proclamation under the authority of section 1 (a), and he shall thereafter find that the protection of citizens of the United States so requires, he shall, by proclamation, define combat areas, and thereafter it shall be unlawful, except under such rules and regulations as may be pre- scribed, for any citizen of the United States or any American vessel to proceed into or through any such combat area. The combat areas so defined may be made to apply to surface vessels or aircraft, or both. (b) In case of the violation of any of the provisions of this section by any American vessel, or any owner or officer thereof, such vessel, owner, or officer shall be fined not more than $50,000 or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both. Should the owner of such vessel be a corporation, organization, or association, each officer or director participating in the violation shall be liable to the penalty hereinabove prescribed. In case of the violation of this section by any citizen traveling as a passenger, such passenger may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both. (c) The President may from time to time modify or extend any proclamation issued under the authority of this section, and when the conditions which shall have caused him to issue any such proclama- tion shall have ceased to exist he shall revoke such proclamation and the provisions of this section shall thereupon cease to apply, except as to offenses committed prior to such revocation. AMERICAN RED CROSS SEC. 4. The provisions of section 2 (a) shall not prohibit the trans- portation by vessels under charter or other direction and control of the American Red Cross, proceeding under safe conduct granted by states named in any proclamation issued under the authority of section 1 (a), of officers and American Red Cross personnel, medical person- nel, and medical supplies, food, and clothing, for the relief of human suffering. TRAVEL ON VESSELS OF BEIJIGERENT STATES SEC. 5. (a) Whenever the President shall have issued a proclamation under the authority of section 1 (a) it shall thereafter be unlawful for any citizen of the United States to travel on any vessel of any state named in such proclamation, except in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be prescribed. (b) Whenever any proclamation issued under the authority of section 1 (a) shall have been revoked with respect to any state the provisions of this section shall thereupon cease to apply with respect to such state, except as to offenses committed prior to such revo- cation. ARMING OF AMERICAN MERCHANT VESSELS PROHIBITED SEC. 6 . Whenever the President shall have issued a proclamation under the authority of section 1 (a), it shall thereafterbe unlawful, until such proclamation is revoked, for any American vessel, engaged in commerce with any foreign state to be armed, except with small arms and ammunition therefor, which the President may deem neces- sary and shall publicly designate for the preservation of discipline aboard any such vessel. 7 Combat areas; re- strictions. Post,p. 866 . Application to sur- face vessels or aircraft, or both. Penalty. Authority of Presi- dent to modify, extend, etc., proclamation. Transportation by vessels under control of American Red Cross. Post, pp. 611, 866. Travel on vessels of belligerent states, re- striction. Revocation of proc- lamation, effect. Armingof American merchant vessels pro- hibited. Exception. 54 STAT.]