-7§ 1. Designation The zone of land and land under water granted to the United States by the treaty with the Republic of Panama, dated March 18, 1903, as modified by subsequent treaties, shall be known and designated as the Canal Zone, and the canal constructed thereon shall be known and designated as the Panama Canal. § 2. Acquisition of additional l and; exchange of land The President, by treaty with the Republic of Panama, may: (1) acquire additional land or land under water not already granted, or which was excepted from the grant, which he deems necessary for the maintenance, operation, sanitation or protection of the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone; and (2) exchange land or land under water not deemed necessary for those purposes, for other land or land under water which he deems necessary for those purposes. The additional land or land under water so acquired shall become l)art of the Canal Zone. § 3. Towns and subdivisions The President shall: (1) determine or cause to be determined what cities or towns shall exist in the Canal Zone; apd (2) subdivide and from time to time re-subdivide the zone into subdivisions with clearly defined boundaries, which he shall designate by name or number, so that at least one city or town Avill be situated in each subdivision. C H A P T E R 3—EXECUTIVE Sec.
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Canal Zone Government; administration and functions generally. Appointment and term of Governor. General powers and dnties of Governor. Army control in time of war or imminence of war. Assistance of Armed Forces.
§ 31. Canal Zone Government; administration and functions generally The Canal Zone Government, an independent agency of the United States, shall: (1) be administered, under the supervision of the President or such officer of the United States as may be designated by him, by a Governor of the Canal Zone; and (2) be charged, except as otherwise provided by law, with the performance of the various duties connected with the civil government, including health, sanitation, and protection, of the Canal Zone. § 32. Appointment and term of Governor The President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint the Governor of the Canal Zone. The Governor shall hold office for a term of four years and until his successor is appointed and has qualified. § 33. General powers and duties of Governor The Governor of the Canal Zone shall: (1) have official control and jurisdiction over the Canal Zone; and (2) perform all duties in connection with the civil government of the Canal Zone, which is to be held, treated and governed as an adjunct of the Canal.