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by vote of a majority of its membership, shall have power to remove any member of their body (except the public members) who may refuse or neglect to discharge the duties of a director, or whose removal would, in the judgment of said majority, be to the interest and welfare

of said corporation. Powers.

Sec. 6. The Board of Directors shall have the power to

(a) make such rules, regulations, and bylaws, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, as may be necessary for the good government of Gallaudet College, for the management of the property and funds of such corporation and for the admission instruction, care, and discharge of students;

(b) provide for the adoption of a corporate seal and for its use; (c) fix the date of holding their annual and other meetings;

(d) appoint a president, professors, instructors, and other necessary employees for Gallaudet College, delegate to them such duties as it may deem advisable, fix their compensation, and remove them when, in their judgment, the interest of Gallaudet College shall require it;

(e) elect a chairman and other officers and prescribe their duties and terms of office, and appoint an executive committee to consist of five members, and vest the committee with such of its powers during periods between meetings of the Board as the Board deems necessary;

(f) establish such departments and other units, including a department of higher learning for the deaf, a department of elementary education for the instruction of deaf children, a graduate department, and a research department, as the Board deems necessary to carry out the purpose of Gallaudet College;

(g) confer such degrees and marks of honor as are conferred by colleges and universities generally, and issue such diplomas and certificates of graduation as, in its opinion, may be deemed advisable, and consistent with academic standards;

(h) subject to the provisions of section 7, control expenditures of all moneys appropriated by Congress for the benefit of Gallaudet College, and

(i) control the expenditure and investment of any moneys or funds or property which Gallaudet College may have or may

receive from sources other than appropriations by Congress. GAO, settlement Sec. 7. (a) All financial transactions and accounts of the corporaor 200ounts. tion in connection with the expenditure of any moneys appropriated

by any law of the United States for the benefit of Gallaudet College or for the construction of facilities for its use, shall be settled and

adjusted in the General Accounting Office. Annual report. (b) It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors of Gallaudet Col.

lege to have made annually a report to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare as soon as practicable after the first day of July of each year the condition of the corporation, embracing in said report the number of students of each description received and discharged during the preceding school year and the number remaining, also the branches and type of training and education taught and progress made therein, together with a statement showing the receipts of said corporation and from what sources, and its expenditures and for what

objects. Appropriation. SEC. 8. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums

as the Congress may determine necessary for the administration, operation, maintenance, and improvement of Gallaudet College, including sums necessary for student aid and research, for the acquisiAll 68 Stat. 267. tion of property, both real and personal, and for the construction of buildings and other facilities for the use of said corporation.

Sec. 9. (a) The following statutes or parts of statutes are hereby Ropeale. repealed :

Sections 4859, 4860, 4861, 4862, 4863, 4865, 4866, 4868, and 4869 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and all amendments thereto (31 D. C. Code, 1951 edition, secs. 1001, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1012, 1015, 1017, and 1019).

Chapter 52, volume 13, Statutes at Large, page 45 (31 D. C. Code, 1951 edition, sec. 1002).

The proviso at the end of the first paragraph under the heading “Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb” in chapter 235, volume 21, Statutes at Large, page 259, which appears at pages 275 and 276 and which reads as follows: "Provided, That when any indigent applicant for admission to the institution, belonging to the District of Columbia, and being of teachable age, is found on examination by the president of the institution to be of feeble mind, and hence incapable of receiving instruction among children of sound mind, the Secretary of the Interior may cause such person to be instructed in some institution for the education of feeble-minded children in Pennsylvania, or some other State, at a cost not greater for each pupil than is, or may be for the time being, paid by such State for similar instruction, and the sum necessary therefor is appropriated out of the sum above provided for current expenses of the institution."; together with the amendment thereto at the end of the last paragraph under the heading "Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb” in chapter 837, volume 26, Statutes at Large, page 371, which appears at page 393 and which reads as follows: "and hereafter the estimates for this expense shall each year be submitted in the annual estimates for the expenses of the government of the District of Columbia" (31 D. C. Code, 1951 edition, sec. 1009).

The second proviso at the end of the first paragraph under the heading “Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb” in chapter 143, volume 22, Statutes at Large, page 603, which appears at pages 625 and 626 and which reads as follows: “Provided further, That hereafter the report of said institution shall contain an itemized statement of all employees, the salaries or wages respectively, each of them, and also of all other expenses of said institution” (31 Ď. C. Code, 1951 edition, sec. 1018).

The last clause of the first proviso and all of the second proviso at the end of the first paragraph under the heading “Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb” in chapter 837, volume 26, Statutes at Large, page 371, which appears at page 393 and which reads as follows: "and hereafter there shall not be admitted to said institution under section forty-eight hundred and sixty-five of the Revised Statutes, nor shall there be maintained after such admission, at any one time from any State or Territory exceeding three deaf-mutes while there are applications pending from deaf-mutes, citizens of States or Territories having less than three pupils in said institution: Provided further, That hereafter there shall be included in the annual Book of Estimates a statement showing the number of persons employed each year in this institution and the compensation paid to each" (31 D. C.. Code, 1951 edition, secs. 1013 and 1014).

The proviso at the end of the first paragraph under the heading “Current expenses of the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb" in chapter 546, volume 30, Statutes at Large, page 597, which appears at page 624 and which reads as follows: “Provided, That directors appointed under the provisions of section forty-eight hundred D: C. Code

31-1006. and sixty-three of the Revised Statutes of the United States shall

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remain in office until the appointment and acceptance of office of their successors; and the directors of the institution shall have control of the disbursement of all moneys appropriated by Congress for the benefit of said institution, accounts for which shall be settled and adjusted at the Treasury Department as required by the provisions of

section two hundred and thirty-six of the Revised Statutes” (31 D. C. 31 USC 71. Code, 1951 Ed., sec. 1007).

(b) All other laws and parts of laws, or of the charter heretofore granted, as amended, which are in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved June 18, 1954.

Public Law 505

83d Congress Chapter 534 2d Session

H. R. 1496


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To authorize and direct the conveyance of certain lands to the Board of Education of Prince Georges County, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, so as to permit the construction of public educational facilities urgently required as a result of increased defense and other essential Federal activities in the District of Columbia and its environs.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary Board of Educaof Health, Education, and Welfare is authorized and directed to con- tion, Prince vey by quitclaim deed or other appropriate means to the Board of Georges County, Education of Prince Georges County, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Md. upon such terms and conditions as she may deem necessary all right," title, and interest of the United States of America in and to those portions of Lot Numbered 3 and Lot Numbered 4 of the Godding Croft property located east of Indian Head Road, Maryland, and now under the control and jurisdiction of Saint Elizabeths Hospital, as the Secretary shall determine to be needed and usable by the Board of Education of Prince Georges County for educational purposes, upon payment by such Board to the Secretary of an amount equal to the fair market value of the property to be so transferred.

SEC. 2. The instrument of conveyance to be delivered by the Secretary shall contain appropriate provisions whereby there is reserved to the United States of America (a) all right, title, and interest in and to any and all oil, gas, hydrocarbons, minerals, or other ores, and source or fissionable materials and substance, together with the right to prospect for, mine, extract, and remove the same, and (b) the option to revert title to the property so conveyed in the event the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare determines that the Board of Education of Prince Georges County, its successors or assigns, fails to commence use of the said property for educational purposes within a reasonable time (as determined by the Secretary) after the delivery of the instrument of conveyance or thereafter fails for a period of one year to utilize the property for educational purposes.

Approved July 16, 1954.


Chapter 536 - 2d Session

S. 1796


To incorporate the Board for Fundamental Education.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following Board for persons: Ernest R. Alexander, of Dallas, Texas; John R. Alford, of Fundamental Henderson, Texas; William H. Book, of Indianapolis, Indiana ; E. M. Eduoation. Dealey, of Dallas, Texas; A. Dale Fiers, of Indianapolis, Indiana; Inoorporation, Fred F. Florence, of Dallas, Texas; E. B. Germany, of Dallas, Texas; Sam Gladney, of Dallas, Texas; Theodore B. Griffith, of Indianapolis, Indiana; O. H. Grissom, of Longview, Texas; Harry T. Ice, of Indianapolis, Indiana; J. C. Judge, of Mineola, Texas; George Kuhn, of Indianapolis, Indiana; Charles J. Lynn, of Indianapolis, Indiana; Eugene S. Pulliam, of Indianapolis, Indiana; C. B. Roberts, of Dallas, Texas; William L. Schloss, of Indianapolis, Indiana ; Ben H. Wooten, of Dallas, Texas; and Joseph Zeppa, of Tyler, Texas; and their associates and successors are hereby created a body corporate by the name of Board for Fundamental Education (hereinafter referred to 68 Stat. 489. as the “corporation") and by such name shall be known and have 68 Stat. 490. perpetual succession and the powers and limitations contained in this Act.

SEC. 2. A majority of the persons named in the first section of this Organization, Act, or their successors, are hereby authorized to meet to complete the organization of the corporation by the adoption of a constitution and bylaws, the election of officers, and by doing all things necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this Act.

SEC. 3. The objects and purposes of the corporation shall be to foster Purposes. the development of fundamental education through programs and projects such as

(1) giving citizens (children, youth, and adults) opportunity to acquire the understandings and skills necessary to relate the resources of the community to the needs and interests of the community.

(2) demonstrating programs of fundamental education and measuring results.

(3) training men and women as leaders in fundamental education by providing internships and other experiences. Sec. 4. The corporation shall have power

Powors. (1) to sue and be sued, complain and defend in any court of competent jurisdiction;

(2) to adopt, use, and alter a corporate seal;

(3) to choose such officers, managers, agents, and employees as the business of the corporation may require;

(4) to adopt and alter a constitution and bylaws, not inconsistent with the laws of the United States or any State in which such corporation is to operate, for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;

(5) to contract and be contracted with;

(6) to take and hold by lease, gift, purchase, grant, devise, or bequest any property, real or personal, necessary for attaining the objects of accomplishing the purposes of the corporation, subject to applicable provisions of law of any State (A) governing the amount or kind of real and personal property which may be held by, or (B) otherwise limiting or controlling the ownership of real and personal property by, a corporation operating in such State; (7) to transfer and convey real or personal property;

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