Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/430

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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 364, 365 -JUNE 14, 15, 1940 [54 STAT. Appropriation au- Board. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated out of any thoried. money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, not to exceed $25,000 to effectuate the purposes of this section. Approved, June 14, 1940. [CHAPTER 365] JOINT RESOLUTION [H11 . Res. 3687 To authorize the Secretaries of War and of the Navy to assist the governments of [Pub. Res., No. 831 American republics to increase their military and naval establishments, and for other purposes. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Assistance to gov- States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) the President ernments of American republics. may, in his discretion, authorize the Secretary of War to manufac- ture in factories and arsenals under his jurisdiction, or otherwise pro- C efe and cure, coast-defense and cantiaircraft matriel, including ammunition antiaircraft materiel. amnt therefor, on behalf of the government of any American republic; to Testing and repair- sell such matriel and ammunition to any such government; to test or prove such materiel and ammunition prior to sale or delivery to any such government; to repair such materiel on behalf of any such Plans, etc. government; and to communicate to any such government plans, speci- fications, or other information relating to such materiel and ammuni- tion as may be sold to any such government. Constructionof war (b) The President may, in his discretion, authorize the Secretary of the Navy to construct vessels of war on behalf of the government Armament, etc. of any American republic in shipyards under his jurisdiction; to manufacture armament and equipment for such vessels on behalf of any such government in arsenals under his jurisdiction; to sell arma- Antiaircraft artil- ment and equipment for such vessels to any such government; to ler. manufacture antiaircraft artillery and ammunition therefor, on behalf of any such government in factories and arsenals under his jurisdic- tion; to sell antiaircraft artillery and ammunition therefor to any Testing and repair- such government; to test or prove such vessels, armament, artillery, ilg. · · ammunition, or equipment pnor to sale or delivery to any such gov- ernment; to repair such vessels, armament, artillery, or equipment on Plans, etc. behalf of any such government; and to communicate to any such government plans, specifications, and other information relating to such vessels of war and their armament and equipment or antiair- craft artillery and nmmunition therefor, as may be sold to any such government or relating to any vessels of war which any such govern- ment may propose to construct or manufacture within its own juris- rreaty violations, diction: Provided,That nothing contained herein shall be construed as etc. authorizing the violation of any of the provisions of any treaty to which the United States is or may become a party or of any established orestriction tOcri8. principles or precedents of international law: And provided further restriction on credits. That no transaction authorized herein shall result in expense to the United States, nor involve the extension of credits by the United yars oft. .n shit States: And provided further, That no contract shall be entered into yards, etc.; contract restriction. under the terms of this joint resolution which shall interfere with or delay the United States in the full use of its shipyards, arsenals, munition plants, and other equipment for its own purposes. ng to armsnetc. SEO. 2. In carrying out transactions authorized by section 1, the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy are authorized, in their discretion and provided that it be not inconsistent with any defense requirements of the United States or of its possessions, to communicate or transmit to the government of any American republic or to any duly authorized person for the use of such government information pertaining to the arms, ammunition, or implements of war sold under the terms of that section or to any vessels of war 396