Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 62 Part 1.djvu/369

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62 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CGHS. 417, 418-JUNE 4, 1948 SEC. 2 . That, if in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior, the aforesaid educational facilities cannot be provided adequately and payment made therefor on a pro rata basis, as prescribed in section 1 of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, may enter into cooperative agreements with States or local agencies for (a) the operation of school facilities, (b) for the construction and expansion of local facilities at Federal expense, and (c) for contribution by the Federal Government, on an equitable basis satisfactory to the Secre- tary, to cover the increased cost to local agencies for providing the educational services required for the purposes of this Act. SEC. 3. For the purposes of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to maintain hereafter in a special fund a sufficient portion of the park revenues, based upon estimates to be submitted by the Secretary of the Interior, and to expend the same upon certifica- tion by the Secretary of the Interior. Approved June 4, 1948. [CHAPTER 418] AN ACT To establish a District of Columbia Armory Board, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress that the District of Columbia National Guard Armory shall be maintained and operated primarily to provide facilities for the quartering and training of the Militia of the District of Columbia, and, secondarily, to provide suitable facil- ities for major athletic events, conventions, concerts, and such other activities as may be in the interest of the District of Columbia, and that such armory shall be operated as nearly as practicable on a self-supporting basis. SEO. 2 . There is hereby established an Armory Board, to be com- posed of the President of the Beard of Commissioners of the District of Columbia, the Commanding General of the District of Columbia Militia, and a third person not employed by the Federal or District Governments who shall be appointed by the Chairmen of the District of Columbia Committees of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives for a term of three years. Each member of the Armory Board is authorized to appoint, and in his discretion to withdraw the appointment of, an alternate and to delegate to such alternate authority to act in his place and stead in respect of the powers granted by this Act. The members of said Board and their alternates shall serve without additional compensation. Said Armory Board shall elect a chairman from among its members. SEC. 3 . For the purposes of this Act, said Armory Board is vested with the control of and jurisdiction over the District of Columbia National Guard Armory. For the purposes of maintenance and repair the armory shall be under the control and jurisdiction of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. SEC. 4 . Upon the request of the Armory Board the Secretary of the Interior shall provide for the use of said Board, under such arrangements for improvement, lighting and maintenance as may be agreed upon between the Secretary of the Interior and said Board such areas of land adjacent to the Armory and under the control of the Secretary of the Interior as said Board deems adequate for motor vehicle parking purposes. SEC. 5 . The Armory Board shall set aside for the exclusive use of the militia of the District of Columbia such parts of the headquarters and regimental buildings and basement of the drill hall, and such of Cooperative agree- ments with States, etc. Special fund. June 4, 1948 [H. R . 5874] [Public Law 60]5 D. O. Armory Board. Establishment; composition. Alternates. Jurisdiction. Parking areas Use of armory by militia.