PUBLIC LAW 80-JUNE 26, 1953 Public Law 80
June 26, 1953 [H. R. 2113]
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AN ACT To amend the Act incorporating The American legion so as to redefine (a) the powers of said corporation, (b) the right to the use of the name "The American Legion" and "American Legion". Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 4 of the Act approved September 16, 1919 (41 Stat. 285 j U.S.C. of 1946, title 36, sec. 44), entitled "An Act to incorporate The American Legion" is hereby amended to read as follows: "SEC. 4. That the corporation created by this Act shall have the following powers: To have perpetual succession with power to sue and be sued in courts of law and equity; to receive, hold, own, use, and dispose of such real estate and personal property as shall be necessary for its corporate purposes; to adopt a corporate seal and alter the same at pleasure; to adopt a constitution, bylaws, and regulations to carry out its purposes, not inconsistent with the laws of the United States or of any State; to use, in carrying out the purposes of the corporation, such emblems and badges as it may adopt and to have the exclusive right to manufacture, and to control the right to manufacture, and to use, such emblems and badges as may be deemed necessary in the fulfillment of the purposes of the corporation; to establish and maintain offices for the conduct of its business; to establish State and Territorial organizations and local chapter or post organizations; to publish a magazine or other publications, and generally to do any and all such acts and things as may be necessary and proper in carrying into effect the purposes of the corporation." SEC. 2. That section 8 of said Act (41 Stat. 285; U.S.C. of 1946, title 36, sec. 48) is hereby amended to read as follows: "SEC. 8. That said corporation and its State and local subdivisions shall have the sole and exclusive right to have and to use, in carrying out its purposes, the name 'The American Legion', or 'American Legion'." Approved June 26, 1953. Public Law 81
June 26, 1953 [H. R. 4730]
AN ACT To provide for the conveyance by the United States to the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, of certain lands formerly owned by that city. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amsrica in Congress assembled, That the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs is authorized and directed to convey to the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the following-described lots which were conveyed by the city of Cincinnati to the Government of the United States without monetary consideration by deed dated March 5, 1949: Situate in section 14, township 3, fractional range 2, State of Ohio, county of Hamilton, city of Cincinnati, and being all of lots numbered 159 and 178 of the Erkenbrecker Improvement Company's third subdivision as recorded in plat book 13, page 42, of the Hamilton County recorder's office. SEC. 2. Such conveyance shall contain a provision that said property shall be used for the purpose of providing a vehicular entrance to a playground area on a contiguous tract of land, and that, if the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, shall cease to use the property so conveyed for the