Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/526

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.


492 PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 399, 400-JUNE 20, 1940 [54 STAT. Whereas the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the city of Phila- delphia will be officially represented at the ceremonies; and Whereas the University of Pennsylvania endeavors to foster and maintain the ideals of truth and freedom so dear to Americans: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United nbseranc of an- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Government and people of the United States unite with the University of Pennsyl- vania in a fitting and appropriate observance of the two-hundredth anniversary of its founding, which marked the formal beginning of university education in the United States (Harvard, William and Mary, and Yale were founded before the University of Pennsylvania, but they were not universities until after the University of Pennsylvania became a university). Bicentennial Cor- SEC. 2 . There is hereby established a commission to be known as mission, establish- men estblis the United States University of Pennsylvania Bicentennial Commis- sion (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) to be composed of fifteen Commissioners, as follows: The President of the United States and four persons to be appointed by him, the President of the Senate and four Members of the Senate to be appointed by said President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Repre- sentatives and four Members of the House to be appointed by said Speaker. Duties. SEC. 3. The Commission, on behalf of the United States shall cooperate with the representatives of the University of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the city of Philadelphia in the appropriate observance of such anniversary, and shall extend appropriate courtesies to the delegates of foreign universities and other foreign learned bodies or individuals attending the celebration as guests of the University of Pennsylvania. No compensation; SEO. 4. The members of the Commission shall serve without com- chairman; "honorary camnan.' n rar pensation and shall select a chairman from among their number, but the President of the United States shall be designated as the "honor- ary chairman" of the Commission. Appropriation an- SEm. 5. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any tPO, p. 103. money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $10,000 to be expended by the Commission for expenses, including actual and necessary traveling and subsistence expenses, incurred while discharg- ing its functions under this joint resolution. The Commission shall have power to select, hire, and fix the compensation of such officers and employees as shall be necessary for the performance of its duties without regard to the provisions of other laws applicable to employ- ment or compensation of officers or employees of the United States. vacancies. SEC. 6 . Any vacancies occurring in the membership of the Commis- sion shall be filled by the President of the United States. Approved, June 20, 1940. [CHAPTER 400] June 20, 1940 [S. 4026] [Public, No. 644] Reorganization of the Navy Depart- ment. Designated Bu- reaus, etc., abolished. AN ACT Providing for the reorganization of the Navy Department, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled That the following changes are hereby made in the organization of the Department of the Navy: (a) The Bureau of Construction and Repair, the Office of the Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, the Bureau of Engineer- ing, and the Office of the Chief of the Bureau of Engineering are hereby abolished.