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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 955, 956-AUG. 12 , 1946 Pay and duties of head of museum. 42 Stat. 1488 . 5U.S.C.§§661- 674; Supp. V, § 661 et seq. Ante, pp. 216, 219. Functions of mu- seum. Site. Seal, etc. Quorum. Report to Congress. Transfer of equip- ment, etc., from Gov- ernment departments. Statue of Brig. Gen. William L. Mitchell. Appropriations au- thorized. August 12, 1946 IS. 24261 [Public Law 723] Canton, S. Dak. Conveyance. States appointed by the President from civilian life who shall serve at the pleasure of the President. The members of the board shall serve as such members without compensation. (b) The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution with the advice of the board may appoint and fix the compensation and duties of the head of a national air museum whose appointment and salary shall not be subject to the civil-service laws or the Classification Act of 1923, as amended. The Smithsonian Institution may employ such other officers and employees as may be necessary for the efficient operation and administration of the museum. SEC. 2 . Said national air museum shall memorialize the national development of aviation; collect, preserve, and display aeronautical equipment of historical interest and significance; serve as a repository for scientific equipment and data pertaining to the development of aviation; and provide educational material for the historical study of aviation. SEC. 3. The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution with the advice of the advisory board is hereby directed to investigate and survey suitable lands and buildings for selection as a site for said national air museum and to make recommendations to Congress for the acquisition of suitable lands and buildings for said national air museum. SEC. 4 . (a) The board is authorized to adopt an official seal which shall be judicially noticed and to make such bylaws, rules, and regulations as it deems necessary for the administration of its func- tions. The board may function notwithstanding vacancies and three members of the board shall constitute a quorum for transaction of business. (b) The Smithsonian Institution shall include in its annual report of its operations to Congress a statement of the operations of said national air museum, including all public and private moneys received and disbursed. SEC. 5 . (a) The heads of executive departments of the Govern- ment are authorized to transfer or loan to said national air museum without charge therefor aircraft, aircraft parts, instruments, engines, or other aeronautical equipment or records for exhibition, historical, or educational purposes. (b) The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, with the advice of the Commission of Fine Arts, is authorized (1) to accept as a gift to the Smithsonian Institution from George H. Stephenson, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a statue of Brigadier General William L. Mitchell of such character as may be deemed appropriate, and (2) without expense to the United States, to cause such statue to be erected at a suitable location on the grounds of the national air museum. SEC. 6 . There is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $50,000 for the purposes of this Act and there are hereby authorized to be appropriated annually hereafter such sums as may be necessary to maintain and administer said national air museum including salaries and all other necessary expenses. Approved August 12, 1946. [CHAPTER 956] AN ACT Providing for the conveyance to the city of Canton, South Dakota, of the Canton Insane Asylum, located in Lincoln County, South Dakota. Be it enacted by t h e Senate and House of Reresentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commis- sioner of Public Buildings is authorized and directed to convey by 998 [60 STAT.