Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/998

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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 743, 744-OCT. 5 , 1940 disability dies after discharge, the Administrator, in his discretion and with due regard to the circumstances in each case, shall pay, for burial and funeral expenses and transportation of the body (includ- ing preparation of the body) to the place of burial, a sum not exceed- ing $100 to cover such items and to be paid to such person or persons as may be prescribed by the Administrator." Approved, October 5, 1940. [CHAPTER 744] October 6, 1940 [H. R. 9989] [Public, No. 797] Memphis, Ten- nessee. Easement forstreet- widening purposes, Description. Conditions. Reservation. AN ACT= Authorizing the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to grant an easement in certain land to the city of Memphis, Tennessee, for street-widening purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Adminis- trator of Veterans' Affairs is authorized and directed to grant an easement to the city of Memphis, Tennessee, for street-widening pur- poses, in a strip of land along the western boundary of the Veterans' Administration facility in such city, described as follows: Part of the homestead lot and the north part of lot 50 of the Barnett Graham subdivision, beginning at the point in the south property line of Lamar Avenue, ten feet east of the east property line of Dudley Street, running thence south and parallel to the proposed new center line of Dudley Street, as widened, a distance of six hundred and twenty-two and one-tenth feet; thence continuing southwardly a dis- tance of one hundred and fifty-one and one-tenth feet to a point, which said point is seven and two-tenths feet east of the old east property line of Dudley Street; thence west a distance of seven and two-tenths feet to a point in the old east property line of Dudley Street; thence north with the old east property line of Dudley Street, a distance of seven hundred and seventy-three and one-tenth feet to a point in the south property line of Lamar Avenue; thence east with the south prop- erty line of Lamar Avenue a distance of ten feet to the point of beginning, containing an area of approximately eight thousand three hundred and fifty-three square feet, and being all of that property lying within the described limits twenty-eight and five-tenths feet east of the new center line of Dudley Street. SEC. 2. Such grant shall be conditioned upon the approval by the proper authorities of the city of Memphis of an agreement to (a) construct a concrete wall with stone coping along the lacility limits on Dudley Street in accordance with specifications to be furnished by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs so as to provide a wall identical with the one now existing along the Lamar Boulevard, (b) move the existing chain link fence and gates, and place the fence on top of the wall, (c) move and replant such trees and shrubs as have to be removed from their present locations, replace such trees as will not stand moving and replace any such trees and shrubs that do not survive, and (d) restore all areas within the reservation affected by this work as nearly as possible to their original condition including any necessary sodding; all without expense to the United States. The easement authorized by this Act shall contain the express reservation that should the land cease to be used for street-widening purposes then all right, title, and interest therein shall immediately revert to and revest in the United States. Approved, October 5, 1940. [54 STAT.