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Board, in turn, was abolished by 1961 Reorg. Plan No. 7, eff. Aug. 12, 1961, 26 F.R. 7315, 75 Stat. 840, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, which created the Federal Maritime Commission and transferred to it and to the Secretary of Commerce the functions formerly performed by the Board.

All executive and administrative functions of the United States Maritime Commission were transferred to the Chairman thereof by 1949 Reorg. Plan No. 6, eff. Aug. 19, 1949, 14 F.R. 5228, 63 Stat. 1069.

TERMINATION OF WAR SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION For termination of War Shipping Administration on Sept. 1, 1946, see note set out under sections 1291, 1292 of this Appendix.

VESSEL OPERATIONS UNDER REVOLVING FUND Vessel operations conducted under Vessel Operations Revolving Fund, applicability of subsec. (c) of this section to, see section 1241a of Title 46, Shipping.

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in title 46 section 1241a.

Federal Register, whichever date is later, and maintain in the United States district court from whose custody such vessel has been or may be taken or in whose territorial jurisdiction the vessel was lying at the time of requisitioning or taking of title or possession, a suit in admiralty according to the principles of libels in rem against the fund, which shall proceed and be heard and determined according to the principles of law and to the rules of practice obtaining in like cases between private parties, and any decree in said suit shall be paid out of the first and all subsequent deposits of compensation; and such suit shall be commenced in the manner provided by section 2 of the Suits ir. Admiralty Act (section 742 of Title 46] and service of process shall be made in the manner therein provided by service upon the United States attorney and by mailing by registered mail to the Attorney General and the United States Maritime Commission and due notice shall under order of the court be given to all interested persons, and any decree shall be subject to appeal and revision as now provided in other cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction."

(e) to (i) Repealed. July 25, 1947, ch. 327, § 1, 61 Stat. 449.

(j) The clause in parentheses in the first sentence of section 3 (b) of the Act of June 6, 1941, as amended (Public Law 101, Seventy-seventh Congress) (former section 1273 of this Appendix), is amended to read as follows: "(including any interest or liability of the owner, charterer, or agent)".

(k) The second sentence of section 4 of such Act of June 6, 1941 (former section 1274 of this Appendix), is amended by inserting after the words "national defense" and before the semicolon a comma and the following: "and when so chartered or operated may be insured as provided in said section 3". (Mar. 24, 1943, ch. 26, § 3, 57 Stat. 48; July 25, 1947, ch. 327, § 1, 61 Stat. 449.)

8 1294. United States as entitled to all benefits of

exemption and limitation of liability accorded to

owners of vessels. The United States shall, with respect to vessels owned by or chartered to the War Shipping Administrator under bareboat charter or time charter or operated directly by such Administrator or for his account, be entitled to the benefits of all exemptions and of all limitations of liability accorded by law to the owners of vessels. With respect to any such vessel, the term "the United States” shall include agents or other persons acting for or on behalf of the Administrator in connection with the operation thereof. (Mar. 24, 1943, ch. 26, § 4, 57 Stat. 51.)

TERMINATION OF WAR SHIPPING ADMINISTRATION Termination of War Shipping Administration on Sept. 1, 1946, see note under section 1291 of this Appendix.

VESSEL OPERATIONS UNDER REVOLVING FUND Vessel operations conducted under Vessel Operations Revolving Fund, applicability of this section to, see section 1241a of Title 46, Shipping.

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in title 46 section 1241a.

8 1295. Termination of section 1291 (a); authority of

United States Maritime Commission vested in Administrator of War Shipping Administration.

CODIFICATION Section, act Mar. 24, 1943, ch. 26, § 5, 57 Stat. 61, which provided that section 1291 (a) of this Appendix should remain in force until termination of sections 601605 of this Appendix by section 621 of this Appendix, eäpired with the termination on Sept. 1, 1946 of War Shipping Administration, as set forth in note under section 1291 of this Appendix.

CODIFICATION Subsec. (b). Act Mar. 24, 1943, dealing with power of War Shipping Administrator to determine whether a vessel was required by United States, expired with the termination on Sept. 1, 1946, of War Shipping Administration, as set forth in note under sections 1291 and 1292 of this Appendix.

Subsecs. (ei). Act Mar. 24, 1943, amended former sections 11286—1128e and 1128h of Title 46, Shipping, by providing compensation for servicing insurance, placing 5% limitation on commissions, for action in nature of bill of Interpleader against interested persons, defining risks of war, and reinsurance of insurance companies. ABOLISHMENT OF UNITED STATES MARITIME COMMISSION AND

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The United States Maritime Commission was abolished by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 21, eff, May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3178, 64 Stat. 1273, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, which transferred part of its functions and part of the functions of its Chairman to the Federal Maritime Board and the Chairman thereof, that Board having been created by that Plan as an agency within the Department of Commerce with an independent status in some respects, and transferred the remainder of that Commission's functions and the functions of its Chairman to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in the Secretary to authorize their performance by the Maritime Administrator, the head of the Maritime Administration, which likewise was established by the Plan in the Department of Commerce with the provision that the chairman of the Federal Maritime Board should, ex officio, be that Administrator. The Federal Maritime

ACT APR. 29, 1943, CH. 81, 57 STAT. 69 $S 1301 to 1305. Repealed. Aug. 13, 1954, ch. 725, 81 (a),

68 Stat. 701. Section 1301, acts Apr. 29, 1943, ch. 81, § 1, 57 Stat. 69; May 18, 1944, ch. 199, § 1, 58 Stat. 223, related to return of fishing vessels, vessels of 100 tons or less and Great Lakes vessels to private owners.

Section 1302, acts Apr. 29, 1943, ch. 81, $ 2, 57 Stat. 69; May 18, 1944, ch. 199, $ 2, 58 Stat. 223, related to determination of availability of vessels mentioned in section 1301 of this Appendix, repayment of compensation to the United States.

Section 1303, acts Apr. 29, 1943, ch. 81, $ 3, 57 Stat. 69; May 18, 1944, ch. 199, $ 3, 58 Stat. 244; Aug. 10, 1946, ch. 948, 60 Stat. 976, related to failure or waiver of return rights, sale of vessels.

Section 1304, acts Apr. 29, 1943, ch. 81, $ 4, 57 Stat. 70; May 18, 1944, ch. 199, $ 4, 58 Stat. 224, related to payment of expenses incurred by the War Shipping Administration in return or sale of vessels.

Section 1305, act Apr. 29, 1943, ch. 81, § 5, as added Aug. 10, 1946, ch. 948, 60 Stat. 976, related to vessels for exclusive disposal to veterans.

SAVINGS PROVISION See note under sections 1306—1308 of this Appendix.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION Additional funds were authorized to be merged with available funds as follows:

1947–$3,000,000-Act May 26, 1947, ch. 82, title I, § 101. 61 Stat. 109

1946—$12,000,000—Act July 23, 1946, ch. 591, title I, § 101, 60 Stat. 617.

1945—$25,000,000-Act Dec. 28, 1945, ch. 589, title I, § 101, 59 Stat. 632.

1944–$20,000,000_Act Dec. 22, 1944, ch. 660, title I, $ 101, 58 Stat. 862.

FARM LABOR ACT OF 1943 Act Apr. 29, 1943, ch. 82, $$ 145, 57 Stat. 70, as amended June 9, 1943, ch. 119, 57 Stat. 125; Dec. 23, 1943, ch. 381, § 1, 57 Stat. 643, provided for the supplying of additional farm workers for the production and harvesting of agricultural commodities essential to the war effort, and was superseded by act Feb. 14, 1944, ch. 16, title I. $$145, 58 Stat. 11-14. Section 3 of act Apr. 29, 1943, ch. 82, 57 Stat. 70, was repealed by Pub. L. 89-554, $ 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 651.

WAR OVERTIME PAY ACT OF 1943

ACT AUG. 10, 1946, CH. 949, 60 STAT. 977 88 1306 to 1308. Repealed. Aug. 13, 1954, ch. 725, § 1 (b),

68 Stat. 701. Section 1306, act Aug. 10, 1946, ch. 949, § 1, 60 Stat. 977, related to sale of surplus vessels for fishing.

Section 1307, act Aug. 10, 1946, ch. 949, § 2, 60 Stat. 977, related to definitions of terms used in sections 1306-1308 of this Appendix and rights of former owners.

Section 1308, act Aug. 10, 1946, ch. 949, $ 3, 60 Stat. 977, related to terms of sale of vessels and other methods of disposal.

SAVINGS PROVISION Section 1 (b) of Joint Res. Aug. 13, 1954, provided in part that: "Notwithstanding the enactment of this joint resolution, the aforesaid statutory provisions shall apply to any vessels which prior to such enactment have been declared available for return to former owners by notice to the Department of Commerce under the Act of April 29, 1943, as amended (former sections 1301--1305 of this Appendix), or determined to be surplus for sale to former owners of fishing vessels in accordance with the Act of August 10, 1946 (Public Law 717, Seventy-ninth Congress) (these former sections). Any other vessels which, but for the enactment of this joint resolution, would be disposed of in accordance with any of the aforesaid statutory provisions, shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of other existing laws."

ACT MAY 7, 1943, CH. 93, 57 STAT. 75 SS 1401 to 1415. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, 88(a), Sept.

6, 1966, 80 Stat. 651, 652. Sections, acts May 7, 1943, ch. 93, $$1—15, 57 Stat. 75—78 related to war overtime pay of certain civilian of. cers and employees during World War II. Former section 1403 of this Appendix was amended by act Sept. 30 1944. ch. 450, 58 Stat. 758.

WAIVER OF RESTRICTIONS Act Apr. 1, 1944, ch. 152, title II, § 202, 58 Stat. 176, related to waiver of restrictions in appropriations limiting amounts payable for personal services to meet cost of overtime and additional compensation authorized by sections 1401--1415 of this Appendix.

BASIC RATE FOR OVERTIME COMPENSATION Act Apr. 1, 1944, ch. 152, title II, § 203, 58 Stat. 176, provided that the basic rate for overtime compensation should be one and one-half times basic rate for work performed in excess of forty hours per week.

ACT JULY 9, 1943, CH. 212, 57 STAT. 391 88 1311, 1312. Omitted.

CODIFICATION Sections, act July 9, 1943, ch. 212, $$ 1, 2, 57 Stat. 391, creating penalty for violation of regulations or orders relating to protection of vessels, harbors, ports, or waterfront facilities and providing for termination thereof six months after cessation of hostilities in World War II expired six months after the cessation of hostilities which was proclaimed at 12 o'clock noon of December 31, 1946, by Proc. No. 2714, 12 F. R. 1, set out as note under section 601 of this Appendix.

TRAINING OF NURSES THROUGH GRANTS TO

INSTITUTIONS

FARM LABOR SUPPLY APPROPRIATION ACT,

1944

ACT FEB. 14, 1944, CH. 16, 58 STAT. 11 $8 1351 to 1355. Omitted.

CODIFICATION Sections, act Feb. 14, 1944, ch. 16, title I, $$ 145, 58 Stat. 11-14, relating to the supplying of additional farm workers for the production and harvesting of agricultural commodities essential to the war effort, expired on Jan. 30, 1948 under the provisions of act May 26, 1947, ch. 82, title I, $ 101, 61 Stat. 109.

Section 1355 amended by act Apr. 1, 1944, ch. 152, title I, $ 101, 58 Stat. 157.

Section 1355 aniended by acts June 30, 1947, ch. 165, 61 Stat. 202; Apr. 25, 1945, ch. 95, title 1, $ 101, 59 Stat. 80.

EXTENSION AND LIQUIDATION OF PROGRAM Acts May 26, 1947, ch. 82, title I, $ 101, 61 Stat. 109; Apr. 28, 1947, ch. 43, 61 Stat. 55; Aug. 9, 1946, ch. 934, 60 Stat. 617. provided in part that the funds as provided and supplemented for carrying out the purposes of sections 1351-1355 of this Appendix were continued avallable until Jan. 30, 1948 which allowed for a six months extension and final liquidation of the program.

ACT JUNE 15, 1943, CH. 126, 57 STAT. 153 88 1451 to 1462. Omitted.

CODIFICATION Sections 1451—1462, act June 15, 1943, ch. 126, $$ 1-12, 57 Stat. 153–165, relating to training of nurses for armed forces, hospitals, health agencies and war industries, terminated under the provisions of section 1460, on the termination of hostilities of World War II, proclaimed at 12 o'clock noon of Dec. 31, 1946, by Proc. No. 2714, set out As note under section 601 of this Appendix. Act June 15, 1943, ch. 126, § 9, 57 Stat. 155, formerly classified to section 1459 of this Appendix, was repealed by Pub. L. 89-554, $ 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 651.

Section 1457 amended by act Mar. 4, 1944, ch. 83, 68 Stat. 112.

Sections 1461 and 1462 added as sections 11 and 12, respectively, of act June 15, 1943 by act Mar. 4, 1944, ch. 83, 58 Stat. 112.

TERMINATION OF APPROPRIATIONS Section 803 of the Labor-Federal Security Appropriation Act of 1946, act July 3, 1945, ch. 263, 59 Stat. 383, provided that no part of any appropriation for training of defense workers contained in said act should be available for obligation longer than 60 days after cessation of hostilities of World War II, which was proclaimed at 12 o'clock noon of December 31, 1946, by Proc. No. 2714, set out as note under section 601 of this Appendix.

MERGER OF APPROPRIATIONS The Federal Security Agency Appropriation Act, 1948, act July 8, 1947, ch. 210, title II, 201, 61 Stat. 270, provided in part that the appropriation contained therein for the training of nurses under sections 1451—1460 of this Appendix was available for transfer and consolidation with the appropriations of St. Elizabeth and Freedmen's Hospitals to cover cost of items furnished to student nurses in training.

Similar provisions were carried in the following acts: 1946—July 26, 1946, ch. 672, title II, $ 201, 60 Stat. 692. 1945—July 3, 1945, ch. 263, title II, 59 Stat. 370. 1944June 28, 1944, ch. 302, title II, 58 Stat. 557.

Apr. 1, 1944, ch. 152, title I, § 1, 58 Stat. 152.

tions, expired on June 30, 1947 by the provisions of former section 1533 of this Appendix.

Section 1533, act June 1, 1945, ch. 168, § 3, as added Oct. 6, 1945, ch. 393, § 3 (a), 59 Stat. 539, relating to termination of authority to accept enlistments, terminated on June 30, 1947, by its own terms.

Section 1534, act June 1, 1945, ch. 168, § 4, as added Oct. 6, 1945, ch, 393, § 3(a), 59 Stat. 539, related to promotion after six months service in seventh grade.

CROSS REFERENCES Recruiting campaigns for enlistments see sections 3255, 5531 and 8255 of Title 10, Armed Forces and section 468 of Title 14, Coast Guard.

WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS

CIVILIAN REEMPLOYMENT OF MEMBERS OF

MERCHANT MARINE

ACT JULY 1, 1943, CH. 187, 57 STAT. 371 $8 1551 to 1555. Repealed. July 25, 1947, ch. 327, § 2a,

61 Stat. 451, eff. June 12, 1949. Sections, act July 1, 1943, ch. 187, 57 Stat. 371, relating to the Women's Army Corps, were repealed by act July 25, 1947, ch. 327, § 2a, 61 Stat. 451, to be effective July 1, 1948 but section 110 of act June 12, 1948, ch. 449, title I, 62 Stat. 363, provided in part that the effective date of repeal be postponed until June 12, 1949. Similar provisions are now covered by sections 3071, 3209, 3211, 3215, 3311, 3504, 3580, 3685, 3962 and 3991 of Title 10, Armed Forces.

ACT JUNE 23, 1943, CH. 142, 57 STAT. 162 $S 1471 to 1475. Repealed. July 24, 1956, ch. 671, 85 (a)

(3), 70 Stat. 606, eff. July 1, 1954. Section 1471, acts June 23, 1943, ch. 142, § 1, 57 Stat. 162; Aug. 8, 1946, ch. 867, 60 Stat. 905; Aug. 8, 1946, ch. 912, 60 Stat. 945, authorized a certificate of service for service in the merchant marine after May 1, 1940, and before the termination of the national emergency (July 25, 1947).

Sections 1472–1475, acts June 23, 1943, ch. 142, $$ 245, 57 Stat. 162, 163; Aug. 8, 1946, ch. 867, 60 Stat. 906, provided for civilian reemployment of members of the merchant marine, proceedings to compel employer's compliance, additional compensation to certain civilian employees during period of merchant marine service, and for promulgation of rules and regulations to carry out those sections.

REPLACEMENT OF AWARDS, MEDALS AND DECORATIONS For provisions authorizing the issuance of replacements of awards, medals, and decorations, notwithstanding the repeal of these sections, see section 5 (b) of act July 24, 1956, set out as a note under former sections 753—753f of this Appendix.

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND REHABILITA

TION ADMINISTRATION

WAR LABOR DISPUTES ACT

JOINT RES. MARCH 28, 1944, CH. 135, 58 STAT. 122 SS 1571 to 1578. Omitted.

CODIFICATION Sections, Joint Res. Mar. 28, 1944, ch. 135, 58 Stat. 122, relating to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, terminated on June 30, 1947, by the provisions of section 9 of Joint Res. Mar. 28, 1944.

Sections 1571 and 1578 were amended by act Dec. 18, 1945, ch. 580, 39 Stat. 612.

OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES Act June 30, 1944, ch, 324, title II, $ 201, 58 Stat. 629, provided in part for retention of all rights and privileges by officers and employees detailed to the Administration.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS Act Dec. 14, 1945, ch. 577, 59 Stat. 609 appropriated $550,000,000 to the Administration to be available during fiscal year 1946.

LIQUIDATION EXPENDITURE Act July 8, 1947, ch. 209, 61 Stat. 260 appropriated not to exceed $2,370,000 for the liquidation expenses of the Administration.

ACT JUNE 25, 1943, CH. 144, 57 STAT. 163 88 1501 to 1511. Omitted.

CODIFICATION Sections 1501, 1502, and 1504—1511, act June 25, 1943, ch. 144, $$ 1, 2, 411, 57 Stat. 163, relating to adjustment of war labor disputes, expired six months after cessation of hostilities on Dec. 31, 1946, as proclaimed by 1946 Proc. No. 2714, 12 F. R. 1, under the provisions of Section 10 of Act June 25, 1943. Act June 25, 1943, ch. 144, $7(c), 57 Stat. 166, formerly classified to section 1507 of this Appendix, was repealed by Pub. L. 89-554, § 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 651.

Section 1503, act June 25, 1943, ch. 144, $ 3, 57 Stat. 164, amending former section 309 of this Appendix expired on March 31, 1947, when section 309 expired.

Section 1509, act June 25, 1943, ch. 144, $ 9, 57 Stat. 167, was also repealed by act June 25, 1948, ch. 645, $ 21, 62 Stat. 862, eff. Sept. 1, 1948.

TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS OF ARMY NURSE CORPS MEMBERS, ETC., AS OFFICERS OF ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

VOLUNTARY ENLISTMENTS IN THE REGULAR

MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT

ACT JUNE 1, 1945, CH. 168, 59 STAT. 230

$8 1531 to 1534. Repealed. Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, § 53,

70A Stat. 641. Section 1531, acts, June 1, 1945, ch. 168, § 1, 59 Stat. 230; Oct. 6, 1945, ch. 393, $3 (a), 59 Stat. 538, relating to enlistments and reenlistments in the Regular Army, terminated on June 30, 1947 by the provisions of former section 1533 of this Appendix.

Section 1532, act June 1, 1945, ch. 168, § 2, as added Oct. 8, 1945, ch. 393, $3 (a), 59 Stat. 539, relating to regula

ACT JUNE 22, 1944, CH. 272, 58 STAT. 324 Sec. 1591. Army Nurse Corps members, dietetic, and physical

therapy personnel of Medical Department, etc.; authority and command; appointment as affect

ing prior appointment. 1592. Rights, privileges, and benefits. 1593. Retirement; grade and pay. 1594. Computation of length of service of Army Nurse

Corps personnel. 1595. Computation of length of service of dietetic and

physical-therapy personnel. 1596. Uniform allowance of certain appointees; comple

tion of issue of uniforms, etc., complete issue as

personal property. 1597. Blanket appointment by President; grade corre

sponding to relative rank; effective date; pay

and allowances; oath of office. 1598. Transportation allowances.

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in sections 1592, 1594, 1595, 1596, 1997, 1598 of this Appendix. § 1592. Rights, privileges, and benefits.

All persons appointed and assigned as officers in the Army of the United States under the provisions of section 1 of this Act (section 1591 of this Appendix) and their dependents and beneficiaries shall have all the rights, privileges, and benefits accorded in like cases to other persons appointed under the joint resolution of September 22, 1941 (55 Stat. 728), as amended, except where otherwise expressly provided in this (sections 1591 to 1598 of this Appendix) or any subsequent Act. (June 22, 1944, ch. 272, § 2, 58 Stat. 325.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT Joint resolution of Sept. 22, 1941 (55 Stat. 728), as amended, referred to in the text, was repealed effective July 1, 1948, by Joint Res. July 25, 1947, ch. 327, § 2(a), 61 Stat. 451.

$ 1591. Army Nurse Corps members, dietetic, and physi

cal-therapy personnel of Medical Department, etc.; authority and command; appointment as affecting

prior appointment. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, members of the Army Nurse Corps, female persons having the necessary qualifications for appointment in such corps, female dietetic and physical-therapy personnel of the Medical Department of the Army (exclusive of students and apprentices) appointed under the provisions of the Act of December 22, 1942 (56 Stat. 1072), and female persons having the necessary qualifications for appointments in such department as female dietetic or physical-therapy personnel under the provisions of the Act of December 22, 1942 (56 Stat. 1072), may be appointed as officers in the Army of the United States under the provisions of the joint resolution of September 22, 1941 (55 Stat. 728), as amended by the Act of July 7, 1943 (Public Law 114, Seventy-eighth Congress), in the grades therein prescribed, and assigned, respectively, to the Army Nurse Corps and Medical Department of the Army. All persons so appointed and assigned shall have authority in and about military hospitals as regards medical and sanitary matters and all other work within the scope of their professional duties next after other officers of the Medical Department and, except as above provided, shall exercise command only over those members of the Army of the United States specifically placed under their command. Members of the Army Nurse Corps so appointed and assigned shall not by acceptance of their appointments vacate their appointments in the Army Nurse Corps. (June 22, 1944, ch. 272, § 1, 58 Stat. 324.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT Act of December 22, 1942, referred to in the text, formerly classified to section 164 of Title 10, Army and Air Force, was repealed by act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, $ 53, 70A Stat. 641.

Joint resolution of Sept. 22, 1941 (55 Stat 728), as amended by the Act of July 7, 1943 (Pub. L. 114, Seventyeighth Congress), referred to in the text, was repealed effective July 1, 1948, by Joint Res. July 25, 1947, ch. 327, § 2(a), 61 Stat. 451.

CHANGE OF NAME The Medical Department of the Army was changed to the Army Medical Service by act June 28, 1950, ch. 383, title III, $ 307, 64 Stat. 270, which was repealed by act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, $ 53, 70A Stat. 641. See sections 3067-3070 of Title 10, Armed Forces. The Army Medical Service was changed to the Army Medical Department by Pub. L. 90–329, June 4, 1968, 82 Stat. 170. The Army Nurse Corps is a component of the Army Medical Department.

Ex. ORD. No. 9454. ACTUAL RANK Ex. Ord. No. 9454, July 10, 1944, 9 F. R. 7803, provided:

By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the act of June 22, 1944 (Public Law 350, 78th Congress) (sections 1591—1598 of this Appendix), I hereby appoint, commission and order to active duty, effective this date, as officers in the Army of the United States under the provisions of the joint resolution of September 22, 1941 (55 Stat. 728), as amended, in commissioned grades corresponding to the relative rank each such person holds on this date, all members of the Army Nurse Corps on active duty on June 22, 1944, and all female dietetic and physical-therapy personnel of the Medical Department of the Army (exclusive of students and apprentices), appointed under the provisions of the act of December 22, 1942 (56 Stat. 1072), on active duty in the Medical Department of the Army on June 22, 1944.

§ 1593. Retirement; grade and pay.

In addition to members of the Army Nurse Corps, any person appointed and assigned as an officer in the Army of the United States under the provisions of section 1 of this Act (section 1591 of this Appendix) shall be eligible to be retired under any law providing for the retirement of members of the Army Nurse Corps, and any such person, including members of the Army Nurse Corps, who, while serving under such appointment and assignment, is so retired for disability shall receive retired pay at the rate of 75 per centum of the active duty base and longevity pay received by her while serving in the highest grade in which she served under any such appointment and assignment, and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, shall be placed upon the Army Nurse Corps retired list in such highest grade. Any member of the Army Nurse Corps retired between December 7, 1941, and the date of enactment of this Act (June 22, 1944] for disability and any female dietitian or physical-therapy aide so retired between January 12, 1943, and the date of enactment of this Act (June 22, 1944) shall receive, effective on the first day of the first month next following the date of enactment of this Act (June 22, 1944], retired pay at the rate of 75 per centum of the highest active duty base and longevity pay received by her while serving in the Army Nurse Corps or Medical Department of the Army, as the case may be, during the above-cited applicable period: Provided, That nothing contained in this section shall operate to reduce the retired pay presently received by any nurse, female dietitian, or physical-therapy aide. (June 22, 1944, ch. 272, $ 3, 58 Stat. 325.)

§ 1594. Computation of length of service of Army Nurse

Corps personnel. In computing years of service for all purposes of members of the Army Nurse Corps appointed and assigned under the provisions of section 1 of this Act (section 1591 of this Appendix] there shall be credited active service in the Army Nurse Corps and in the Navy Nurse Corps, active service as a contract nurse prior to February 2, 1901, and service rendered pursuant to an appointment under this Act (sections 1591 to 1598 of this Appendix). (June 22, 1944, ch, 272, § 4, 58 Stat. 325.)

§ 1595. Computation of length of service of dietetic and

physical-therapy personnel. In computing years of service for all purposes of female dietetic and physical-therapy personnel appointed and assigned under the provisions of section 1 of this Act (section 1591 of this Appendix) there shall be credited all active full-time service (except as a student or apprentice) in the dietetic or physical-therapy categories rendered subsequent to April 6, 1917, as a civilian employee of the Department of the Army, service rendered pursuant to an appointment as a female dietitian or physical therapy aide under the provisions of the Act of December 22, 1942 (56 Stat. 1072), and service rendered pursuant to an appointment under this Act (sections 1591 to 1598 of this Appendix). (June 22, 1944, ch. 272, $ 5, 58 Stat. 325.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT Act of December 22, 1942, referred to in the text, formerly classified to section 164 of Title 10, Army and Air Force, was repealed by act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, $53, 70A Stat. 641.

CODIFICATION The Department of War was designated the Department of the Army and the title of the Secretary of War was changed to Secretary of the Army by section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, 61 Stat. 501. Section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, was repealed by section 53 of act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 641. Section 1 of act Aug. 10, 1956, enacted “Title 10, Armed Forces" which in sections 3011-3013 continued the military Department of the Army under the administrative supervision of a Secretary of the Army. $ 1596. Uniform allowance of certain appointees; com

pletion of issue of uniforms, etc., complete issue

as personal property. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no woman appointed and assigned under the provisions of section 1 of this Act (section 1591 of this Appendix) who is a member of the Army Nurse Corps ur who has previously held an appointment as a female dietitian or physical-therapy aide under the provisions of the Act of December 22, 1942 (56 Stat. 1072) shall be entitled to any uniform allowance payable to officers of the Army of the United States. Any such woman who, either as a member of the Army Nurse Corps or a dietitian or physical-therapy aide, has not received a complete issue of uniforms, insignia, accessories, and equipment prescribed by regulations of the Secretary of the Army for persons in the respective categories may be issued the remainder of such prescribed articles, and any such woman who has heretofore or may hereafter receive such complete issue, or any part thereof, may retain such articles as her personal property. (June 22, 1944, ch. 272, § 6, 58 Stat. 325.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT Act of December 22, 1942, referred to in the text, formerly classified to section 164 of Title 10, Army and Air Force, was repealed by act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, $ 53, 70A Stat. 641.

CODIFICATION The Department of War was designated the Department of the Army and the title of the Secretary of War was changed to Secretary of the Army by section 205(a) of act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title II, 61 Stat. 501. Section

206(a) of act July 26, 1947, was repealed by section 63 of act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 641. Section 1 of act Aug. 10, 1956, enacted "Title 10, Armed Forces" which in sections 3011—3013 continued the military Department of the Army under the administrative supervision of a Secretary of the Army. $ 1597. Blanket appointment by President; grade cor

responding to relative rank; effective date; pay

and allowances; oath of office. For the purpose of effectuating prompt and equitable appointments under section 1 of this Act (section 1591 of this Appendix) of the personnel mentioned in the title of this Act (members of the Army Nurse Corps, female persons having the necessary qualifications for appointment in such corps, female dietetic and physical-therapy personnel of the Medical Department of the Army (exclusive of students and apprentices), and female persons having the necessary qualifications for appointment in such department as female dietetic or physical-therapy personnel] who are on active duty on the date of enactment of this Act (June 22, 1944), the President is authorized to appoint, in commissioned grades corresponding to the relative rank held by such personnel on the effective date of the order of appointment, all or any part of such personnel by means of a blanket order without specifying the names of the personnel so appointed. Any person so appointed by such blanket order shall be deemed for all purposes to have accepted her appointment as an officer in the Army of the United States upon the effective date of such blanket order unless she shall expressly decline such appointment, and shall receive from such date the pay and allowances of the commissioned grade to which she was so appointed. No such person who, upon receiving an appointment in the Army of the United States, shall have subscribed to the oath of office required by section 1757, Revised Statutes (section 3331 of Title 5), shall be required to renew such oath or to take a new oath upon her appointment as a commissioned officer, if her service in the Army of the United States after the taking of such oath shall have been continuous. (June 22, 1944, ch. 272, § 7, 58 Stat. 326.)

§ 1598. Transportation allowances.

Women appointed in the Army Nurse Corps, female dietitians and physical-therapy aides appointed in the Medical Department of the Army under the provisions of the Act of December 22, 1942 (56 Stat. 1072), and women appointed from civilian life under the provisions of section 1 of this Act (section 1591 of this Appendix) shall receive for travel performed under competent orders from home to first-duty station the mileage allowance provided for persons appointed as officers under the joint resolution of September 22, 1941 (55 Stat. 728). This section shall be applicable with respect to travel performed on or after December 22, 1942. (June 22, 1944, ch. 272, § 8, 58 Stat. 326.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT Act of December 22, 1942, referred to in the text, formerly classified to section 164 of Title 10, Army and Air Force, was repealed by act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, § 53, 70A Stat. 641.

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