Handbook of Social Resources of the United States

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American Red cross, 1921 - 300 pages
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Page 26 - To continue and carry on a system of national and international relief in time of peace and apply the same in mitigating the sufferings caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods, and other great national calamities, and to devise and carry on measures for preventing the same.
Page 129 - That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to provide immediate additional hospital and sanatorium facilities for the care and treatment of discharged sick and disabled soldiers, sailors, and marines, Army and Navy nurses (male and female), patients of the War Risk Insurance Bureau...
Page 126 - SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY. The Secretary of the Treasury is charged by law with the management of the national finances. He prepares plans for the improvement of the revenue and for the support of the public credit...
Page 130 - Information thus obtained is disseminated through publications, correspondence, lectures, and conferences with health authorities concerning the results of field studies in their jurisdictions. Through the division the department enforces the act of July 1, 1902, to regulate the sale of viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products, including arsphenamine.
Page 130 - (1) to study and investigate the cause, treatment, and prevention of venereal diseases; (2) to cooperate with State boards or departments of health for the prevention and control of such diseases within the States; and (3) to control and prevent the spread of these diseases in interstate traffic.
Page 121 - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. ATTORNEY GENERAL. The Attorney General is the head of the Department of Justice and the chief law officer of the Government. He represents the United States in matters involving legal questions; he gives his advice and opinion, when they are required by the President or by the heads of the other executive departments, on questions of law arising in the administration of their respective departments; he appears in the Supreme Court of the United States in...
Page 112 - Alaskan fur-seal, salmon, and other fisheries; the jurisdiction over merchant vessels, their registry, licensing, measurement, entry, clearance, transfers, movement of their cargoes and passengers, and laws relating thereto, and to seamen of the United States; the...
Page 60 - Association shall be to acquire and diffuse knowledge of the established principles and practices and of any new methods, which promote or give assurance of promoting, social health ; to advocate the highest standards of private and public morality; to suppress commercialized vice, to organize the defense of the community by every available means...
Page 115 - ... coasts and throughout the Gulf and Japan streams; magnetic observations and researches, and the publication of maps showing the variations of terrestrial magnetism; gravity research; determination of heights; the determination of geographic positions by astronomic observations for latitude, longitude, and azimuth, and by triangulation, to furnish reference points for State surveys.
Page 126 - ... the forms of keeping and rendering public accounts and of making returns; grants warrants for all moneys drawn from the Treasury in pursuance of appropriations made by law, and for the payment of moneys into the Treasury; and annually submits to Congress estimates of the probable revenues and disbursements of the Government. He...