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[PUBLIC LAW 647-77TH CONGRESS)
(H. R. 7181]
Making appropriations for the Department of Labor, the Federal Security
Agency, and related independent agencies, for the fisca year ending June 80, 1943, and for other purposes.
Loans to students in technical and professional fields (national defense) : To assist students in such numbers as the Chairman of the War Manpower Commission shall determine) participating in accelerated programs in degree-granting colleges and universities in engineering, physics, chemistry, medicine (including veterinary), dentistry, and pharmacy, whose technical or professional education can be completed within two years, as follows:
Loans: For loans to students whose technical or professional education can be completed within two years to enable them to pursue college courses, who attain and continue to maintain satisfactory standards of scholarship, who are in need of assistance, and who agree in writing to participate, until otherwise directed by said Chairman, in accelerated programs of study, in any of the fields authorized hereunder, and who agree in writing to engage, for the duration of the wars in which the United States is now engaged, in such employment or service as may be assigned by officers or agencies designated by said Chairman, such loans to be made by such colleges or universities or public or college-connected agencies from funds paid to them upon estimates submitted by them as to the amounts necessary therefor, $5,000,000: Provided, That in case it shall be found that any payment to any such college, university, or public or college-connected agency is in excess of the needs thereof for the purposes hereof, refund of such excess shall be made to the Treasurer of the United States and the amount thereof credited to this appropriation. Loans hereunder shall be made in amounts not exceeding tuition and fees plus $25 per month and not exceeding a total of $500 to any one student during any twelve-month period, said loans to be evidenced by notes executed by such students payable to the Treasurer of the United States at a rate of interest at 212 per centum per annum. Repayments of such loans shall be made through the colleges, universities, or other agencies negotiating the loans and covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts: Provided, That indebtedness of students who, before completing their courses, are ordered into military service during the present wars under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, or who suffer total and permanent disability or death, shall be canceled. The foregoing loan program shall be administered in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Education with the approval of the Chairman of the War Manpower Commission. Approved, July 2, 1942.
(PUBLIC LAW 726–77TH CONGREB8]
(H. R. 7273]
AN ACT I'o amend section 1 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide books for the adult
blind", approved March 3, 1931, as amended. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide books for the adult blind", approved March 3, 1931, as amended (2 U. S. C. 135a), is amended by striking out the "$350,000" wherever occurring therein and inserting in lieu thereof the figures “$370,000”, and by striking out the period at the end of the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof à comma and the following: "and not to exceed $20,000 thereof shall be expended for the maintenance and replacement of the Governmentowned reproducers for sound-reproduction records for the blind."
Sec. 2. This Act shall be applicable with respect to the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943, and for each fiscal year thereafter.
Approved, October 1, 1942.
(PUBLIC LAW 766—77TH CONGREBS)
AN ACT To provide for the instruction of meteorological students in weather forecasting.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Commerce is authorized, within the limits of available appropriations made by the Congress, to establish and provide not to exceed fifty scholarships annually for furnishing instruction and training in weather forecasting technique for students of meteorology. Such instruction and training shall be secured by contracts for tuition and laboratory charges only with educational institutions which offer accredited graduate professional courses in meteorological science. Such scholarship students shall be selected pursuant to such regulations as to desirable qualifications, ability, and aptitude for weather forecasting as the Weather Bureau, Department of Commerce, may from time to time prescribe, including regulations requiring students participating therein to agree to enter Government employ as meteorologists in the Weather Bureau or as officers in the military services after graduation and completion of training. No scholarship shall be granted under this Act after the termination of the wars in which the United States is now engaged or such earlier date as the Congress by concurrent resolution may fix, and any contract or other obligation entered into under this Act shall expire not later than one year after such termination or such earlier date, as the case may be: Provided, That no alien shall receive training under the provisions of this Act. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved, October 29, 1942.
[PUBLIC LAW 843—77TH CONGRESS)
(H. R. 6730)
AN ACT To protect the public health by the prevention of certain practices leading to dental disorders; and to prevent the circumvention of certain State or Terrltorial laws regulating the practice of dentistry. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be unlawful, in the course of the conduct of a business of constructing or supplying dentures from casts or impressions sent through the mails or in interstate commerce, to use the mails or any instrumentality of interstate commerce for the purpose of sending or bringing into any. State or Territory the laws of which prohibit
(1) the taking of impressions or casts of the human mouth or teeth by a person not licensed under the laws of such State or Territory to practice dentistry;
(2) the construction or supply of dentures by a person other than, or without the authorization or prescription of, a person licensed under the laws of such State or Territory to practice dentistry; or,
(3) the construction or supply of dentures from impressions or casts made by a person not licensed under the laws of such
State or Territory to practice dentistry, any denture constructed from any cast or impression made by any person other than, or without the authorization or prescription of, à person licensed under the laws of the State or Territory into which such denture is sent or brought to practice dentistry.
SEC. 2. As used in this Act, the term
(1) "Denture" means a set of artificial teeth, or any prosthetic dental appliance;
(2) * * Territory” means any Territory or possession of the United States, including the District of Columbia and the Canal Zone.
(3) “Interstate commerce" means (1) commerce between any State or Territory and any place outside thereof, and (2) commerce within the District of Columbia or within any other Territory not organized with a legislative body.
Sec. 3. Any violation of any provision of this Act shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Approved, December 24, 1942.
(PUBLIC Law 74–78TH CONGRESS)
(H. R. 2664)
AN ACT To provide for the training of nurses for the armed forces, governmental and
civilian hospitals, health agencies, and war industries, through grants to institutions providing such training, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of assuring a supply of nurses for the armed forces, governmental and civilian hospitals, health agencies, and war industries, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated sums sufficient to carry out the purposes of this Act: Provided, That there shall be no discrimination in the administration of the benefits and appropriations made under the respective provisions of this Act, on account of race, creed, or color. Such sums shall be used for making payments to schools of nursing or other institutions which have submitted, and had approved by the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service (hereinafter referred to as the Surgeon General), plans for nurses' training, for making payments under section 4, and for all necessary expenses of the Public Health Service in administering the provisions of this Act.
Sec. 2. A plan for training of nurses may be limited to studentnurse training, or to postgraduate or refresher-nursing courses, or may include both. A plan submitted by any institution may be approved only if it provides
(a) That no student or graduate nurse will be included under the plan unless in the judgment of the head of the institution such nurse will be available for military or other Federal governmental or essential civilian services for the duration of the present war, and such nurse so states in her application for inclusion under the plan;
(b) That nurses under the plan will be provided courses of study and training meeting standards prescribed by the Surgeon General;
(c) That the institution will furnish student nurses under the plan (without charge for tuition, fees, or other expenses) courses of study and training, uniforms, insignia, and maintenance in accordance with regulations of the Surgeon General;
(d) That the institution will pay student nurses under the plan a stipend at not less than the foÎlowing monthly rates : $15 for the first nine months of study; $20 for the following fifteen to twenty-one months of combined study and practice, depending upon the curriculum of such institution;
(e) That the institution will either afford student nurses under the plan an opportunity to complete their course of training until graduation at such institution and will pay such student nurse a stipend at a monthly rate not less than $30 for the period following the period of combined study and practice and prior to graduation, or will transfer such student, after completion of the period of combined