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(PUBLIC_No. 679—70TH CONGRESS)
(H. R. 10157)
An Act Making an additional grant of lands for the support and maintenance of the Agricultural College and School of Mines of the Territory of Alaska, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in addition to the provision made by the Act of Congress approved March 4, 1915 (Thirty-eighth Statutes at Large, page 1214), for the use and benefit of the Agricultural College and School of Mines, there is hereby granted to the Territory of Alaska, for the exclusive use and benefit of the Agricultural College and School of Mines, one hundred thousand acres of vacant nonmineral surveyed unreserved public lands in the Territory of Alaska, to be selected, under the direction and subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, by the Territory, and subject to the following conditions and limitations:
SEO. 2. That the college and school provided for in this Act shall forever remain under the exclusive control of the said Territory, and no part of the proceeds arising from the sale or disposal of any lands granted herein shall be used for the support of any sectarian or denominational college or school.
Seo. 3. That it is hereby declared that all lands hereby granted to said Territory are hereby expressly transferred and confirmed to the said Territory and shall be by the said Territory held in trust, to be disposed of, in whole or in part, only in the manner herein provided and for the objects specified in the granting provisions, and that the natural products and money proceeds of any of said lands shall be subject to the same trusts as the lands producing the same. Disposition of any of said lands or of any money or thing of value directly or indirectly derived therefrom for any object other than that for which such particular lands or the lands from which such money or thing of value shall have been derived or granted or in any manner contrary to the provisions of this Act shall be deemed a breach of trust.
Sec. 4. That no mortgage or other encumbrance of said lands shall be valid in favor of any person for any purpose or under any circumstances whatsover. Said lands shall not be sold nor leased, in whole or in part, except to the highest bidder at public auction, notice of which public auction shall first have been duly given by advertisement, which shall set forth the nature, time, and place of the transaction to be had, with full description of the lands to be offered, published once each week for not less than ten successive weeks in newspaper of general circulation published regularly at the capital and in a newspaper of like circulation which shall then be regularly published nearest to the location of the lands so offered; nor shat
any sale or contract for the sale of any timber or other natural product of such lands be made, save at the place, in the manner, and after the notice thus provided for sales and leases of the lands themselves: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall prevent said Territory from leasing any of said lands referred to in this section for a term of five years or less without such advertisement herein required.
Sec. 6. That all lands, leasehold, timber, and other products of tho land before being offered shall be appraised at their true value, and no sale or other disposal thereof shall be made for a consideration less than the value so ascertained, nor, in case of the sale of the land, less than a minimum price of $5 per acre; nor upon credit unless accompanied by ample security, and the legal title shall not be deemed to have passed until the consideration shall have been paid.
Sec. 6. That a fund shall be established in the Territorial treasury to carry out the purposes of this Act, and whenever any money shall be in any manner derived from any of the land granted same shall be deposited in the Territorial treasury in the fund. The Territorial treasurer shall keep all such money invested in safe interestbearing securities, which securities shall be approved by the governor and the secretary of state of the Territory, and shall at all times be under a good and sufficient bond or bonds conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties in regard thereto, as defined by this Act and the laws of the Territory not in conflict herewith. The income from said fund may and shall be used exclusively for the purposes of such Agricultural College and School of Mines: Provided, That no portion of said income shall be applied, directly or indirectly, under any pretense whatever, to the purchase, erection, preservation, or repair of any building or buildings.
Sec. 7. That every sale, lease, conveyance, or contract of or concerning any of the lands hereby granted or confirmed or the use thereof of the natural products thereof, not made in substantial conformity with the provisions of this Act, shall be null and void. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General of the United States to prosecute in the name of the United States and in its courts such proceedings at law or in equity as may from time to time be necessary and appropriate to enforce the provisions hereof relative to the application and disposition of the said lands and the products thereof and the funds derived therefrom
Approved, January 21, 1929.
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(Public-No. 702—70TH CONGRESS)
(S. 1731] An Act To provide for the further development of vocational education in tto several States and Territories.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of providing for the further development of vocational education in the several States and Territories there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1930, the sum of $500,000, and for each year thereafter, for four years, a sum exceeding by $500,000 the sum appropriated for each preceding year. One-half of such sums shall be allotted to the States and Territories in the proportion that their farm population bears to the total farm population of the United States, exclusive of the insular possessions, according to the United States census last preceding the end of the fiscal year in which any such allotment is to be made, and shall be used for the salaries of teachers, supervisors, and directors of agricultural subjects in such States and Territories. The remaining half of such sums shall be allotted to the States and Territories in the proportion that their rural population bears to the total rural population of the United States, exclusive of the insular possessions, according to the United States census last preceding the end of the fiscal year in which any such allotment is to be made, and shall be used for the salaries of teachers, supervisors, and directors, development and improvement of home economics subjects in such States and Territories.
Sec. 2. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act there is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Federal Board for Vocational Education out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $100,000 annually to be expended for the same purposes and in the same manner as provided in section 7 of the Act approved February 23, 1917, as amended October 6, 1917.
Sec. 3. The appropriations made by this Act shall be in addition to. and shall be subject to the same conditions and limitations as, the appropriations made by the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the promotion of vocational education; to provide cooperation with the States in the promotion of such education in agriculture and in the trades and industries; to provide cooperation with the States in the preparation of teachers of vocational subjects; and to appropriate money and regulate its expenditures,” approved February 23, 1917, except that the appropriation made by this Act for home economics shall be subject to the conditions and limitations applicable to the appropriation for agricultural purposes under such Act of February 23, 1917, with the exception of that part of section 10 thereof which requires directed or supervised practice for at least six months per year, and that the appropriations available to the Federal Board for Vocational Education for salaries and expenses shall be available for expenses of attendance at meetings of eductional associations and other organizations, which, in the opinion of the board, are necessary for the efficient discharge of its responsibilities. Approved, February 5, 1929.
(H. R. 13882)
An Act To extend the benefits of the Hatch Act and the Smitb. Lover Act to the Territory of Alaska.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the following Acts, to wit, an Act entitled "An Act to establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the colleges established in the several States under the provisions of an Act approved July 2, 1862, and of the Acts supplementary thereto," approved March 2, 1887, as amended and supplemented, and known as the Hatch Act; and an Act entitled "An Act to provide for cooperative extension work between the agricultural colleges in the United States receiving the benefits of an Act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, and of Acts supplementary thereto, and the United States Department of Agriculture," approved May 8, 1914, and known as the Smith-Lever Act, be, and the same are hereby, extended to the Territory of Alaska: Provided, That no appropriations shall be made under this Act until annually estimated as to funds and amounts by the Secretary of Agriculture; the estimates to be based upon his determination of the ability of the Territory of Alaska to make effective use of the funds.
With the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture, agricultural experiment substations, to the number of not more than two, may be maintained under the provisions of the Hatch Acto Approved, February 23, 1929.
[H. R. 13251]
An Act To provide for the vocational rehabilitation of disabled residents of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after July 1, 1929, the Federal Board for Vocational Education is authorized and directed to provide for the vocational rehabilitation and return to employment of any disabled resident of the District of Columbia.
SEC. 2. For the purposes of this Act (1) the term "disabled resident of the District of Columbia " means any bona fide resident in the District of Columbia who, by reason of a physical defect or infirmity, whether congenital or acquired by accident, injury, or disease, is or may be expected to become totally or partially incapacitated for remunerative occupation; and (2) the term "vocational rehabilitation" means the rendering of any such disabled resident fit to engage in a remunerative occupation.
SEO. 3. (a) The United States Public Health Service is authorized and directed to cooperate with the Federal Board for Vocational Education in carrying out the provisions of this Act, and the board may, in carrying out such provisions, obtain the cooperation of (1) any other establishment in the executive branch of the Government; (2) any department or agency of the government of the District of Columbia; (3) any State, Territory, or political subdivision thereof; or (4) any private agency or person.
(b) The Federal Board for Vocational Education and the United States Employees' Compensation Commission are authorized and directed to formulate a plan of cooperation for the vocational rehabilitation of civil employees of the United States disabled while in the performance of duty and who reside in the District of Columbia, and such board may, in carrying out the provisions of this Act, in so far as it applies to such civil employees, carry out such plan.
SEO. 4. The board is authorized to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the provisions of this Act.
SEC. 5. The Federal Board for Vocational Education is authorized to make such expenditures (including expenditures for personal services at the seat of Government and elsewhere, for printing and binding, for traveling and subsistence expenses, for the payment of tuition to schools, for the compensation of tutors, for the purchase of prosthetic appliances and instructional supplies and equipment, and for the payment of necessary expenses of persons undergoing vocational rehabilitation) as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
SEC. 6. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act there is authorized to be appropriated to the Federal Board for Vocational Education a sum not to exceed $15,000 for each fiscal year: Provided, That no such appropriations of Federal funds shall be available for expenditure except when matched by equal appropriations of District of Columbia funds which are hereby authorized. SEO. 7. The board shall submit to Congress on or before the first day of each regular session a report of all rehabilitation service provided and of all expenditures made under this Act during the preceding fiscal year.
Approved, February 23, 1929.