Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/926

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 720-SEPT. 16, 1940 membPl 0 me of o (i) It is the expressed policy of the Congress that whenever a munist Party, etc. vacancy is caused in the employment rolls of any business or industry by reason of induction into the service of the United States of an employee pursuant to the provisions of this Act such vacancy shall not be filled by any person who is a member of the Communist Party or the German-American Bund. Placing ofordersfor SEa. 9 . The President is empowered, through the head of the War Department or the Navy Department of the Government, in addition to the present authorized methods of purchase or procure- ment, to place an order with any individual, firm, association, com- pany, corporation, or organized manufacturing industry for such product or material as may be required, and which is of the nature and kind usually produced or capable of being produced by such individual, firm, company, association, corporation, or organized manufacturing industry. Compliance obliga. Compliance with all such orders for products or material shall be obligatory on any individual, firm, association, company, corporation, or organized manufacturing industry or the responsible head or heads Precedence over all thereof and shall take precedence over all other orders and contracts theretofore placed with such individual, firm, company, association, Tcaking possesion o corporation, or organized manufacturing industry, and any indi- certain manufacturing plants. vidual, firm, association, company, corporation, or organized manu- facturing industry or the responsible head or heads thereof owning or operating any plant equipped for the manufacture of arms or ammunition or parts of ammunition, or any necessary supplies or equipment for the Army or Navy, and any individual, firm, associa- tion2 company, corporation, or organized manufacturing industry or the responsible head or heads thereof owning or operating any manufacturing plant, which, in the opinion of the Secretary of War or the Secretary of the Navy shall be capable of being readily transformed into a plant for the manufacture of arms or ammuni- tion, or parts thereof, or other necessary supplies or equipment, who shall refuse to give to the United States such preference in the matter of the execution of orders, or who shall refuse to manu- facture the kind, quantity, or quality of arms or ammunition, or the parts thereof, or any necessary supplies or equipment, as ordered by the Secretary of War or the Secretary of the Navy, or who shall refuse to furnish such arms, ammunition, or parts of ammunition, or other supplies or equipment, at a reasonable price as determined by the Secretary of War or the Secretary of the Navy, as the case may be, then, and in either such case, the President, through the head of the War or Navy Departments of the Government, in addi- tion to the present authorized methods of purchase or procurement, Authorization. is hereby authorized to take immediate possession of any such plant or plants, and through the appropriate branch, bureau, or depart- ment of the Army or Navy to manufacture therein such product Failure tocomply. or material as may be required, and any individual, firm, company, association, or corporation, or organized manufacturing industry, or the responsible head or heads thereof, failing to comply with the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three years and a fine not exceeding $50,000. Compensation for The compensation to be paid to any individual, firm, company, association, corporation, or organized manufacturing industry for its products or material, or as rental for use of any manufacturing plant while used by the United States, shall be fair and just: Emplomentstand. Protided, That nothing herein shall be deemed to render inappli- ards. cable existing State or Federal laws concerning the health, safety, security, and employment standards of the employees in such plant. [54 STAT.