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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 497, 498-AUG. 5, 1947 Secretary of War is further authorized and directed upon applica- tion by the next of kin in the case of individual identified remains, and authorized at his own discretion in the case of unidentified remains and in all cases of identified remains which are not returned to the homeland under the provisions of this Act to inter the remains in United States military cemeteries established outside the continental limits of the United States. Acquisition of land "SEC. 5. The Secretary of War is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase, gift, or devise, without submission to the Attorney General of the United States under the provisions of section 355 of the Re- vised Statutes (34 U. S. C. 520; 40 U. S. C. 255), land or interest in land in foreign countries necessary for the purposes of this Act, and to establish thereon United States military cemeteries. Cemeteries established by the Secretary of War under the authority of this Act 36uas . 3 .132. are subject to the provisions of section 12, Public Law 456, Seventy- ninth Congress. Rules and regula- "SEc. 6 . The Secretary of War is authorized to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Act. Appropriations au- "SEC. 7 . There is hereby authorized to be appropriated from time tAn, p. 686. to time such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, said sums to be made available for civil functions adminis- tered by the War Department, 'Cemeterial expenses, War Depart- ment', to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War. Terminationof Act, "SE. 8. This Act and the authority granted therein and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder shall terminate on December 31, 1951, or upon such earlier date as may be specified in a proclamation by the President, or in a concurrent resolution by the two Houses of Congress as the date beyond which further continuance of the author- ity granted by this Act is not necessary in the public interest, which- Prior applications. ever date is earliest: Provided, That as to any applications provided for under sections 3 and 4 filed prior to such termination date, the provisions of this Act and such rules or regulations promulgated pur- suant thereto shall be treated as remaining in force for the purpose of providing for the return or overseas burial of remains in proper cases." Design andeon- SEC. 9 . The American Battle Monuments Commission shall be struction of cemeteries abroad.t s solely responsible for the permanent design and construction of the cemeteries to be established in foreign countries under section 5 of this Act and of all buildings, plantings, headstones, and other perma- strtporry con- nent improvements incidental thereto. The Secretary of War is authorized to undertake such temporary construction as will be neces- sary for the accomplishment of this Act and to maintain such ceme- teries in a suitable condition until such time as the functions of administration thereof shall pass to the American Battle Monuments 8. St.C8 132. Commission in accordance with section 12 of Public Law 456, Seventy- ninth Congress, or any other law. Approved August 5, 1947. [CHAPTER 4981 August 5 1947 AN ACT [E. R . 4168] To provide for the reincorporation of The Institute of Inter-American Affairs, and [Public Law 36] for other purposes. nstitue fi Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the mercan Aairs Act. United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, as of the date of enactment of this Act, created as an agency of the United States of America a body corporate with the name of "The Institute of Inter-American Affairs" (in this Act called the "Institute"). 780 [61 STAT.