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SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' CIVIL RELIEF ACT

charges. Where charges became due during the period of military service and were paid by the soldier, or a member of his family during the service of the soldier without, knowledge of the concession given by the law, refund should be made if requested by the soldier. (Departmental decision, August 23, 1919, C. L. 849.)

Under this section, and regulations thereunder, where the expiration of a period equal to the time of military service falls on a date other than the 1st day of the month, operation and maintenance charges may be paid without penalty on or before the 1st day of the next succeeding month. (Reclamation decision, August 30, 1919, C. L. 849.)

Miscellaneous.-General Land Office Regulations, May 16, 1918, Circular No. 600 (46 L. D. 383).

Warehime v. Forsyth (46 L. D. 488), holding that this act affords no protection in cases where failure to comply with the law occurred prior to entry into military service.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS OF SUNDRY CIVIL APPROPRIATION ACT

FOR 1919

(Extracts from) An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Govern. ment for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1919, and for other purposes. (Act July 1, 1918, ch. 113, 40 Stat. 634.)

[Official telephones in private houses.]—(Appropriation for.) Payment for official telephone service and rental in the field hereafter incurred in case of official telephones installed in private houses when authorized under regulations established by the Secretary of the Interior. (40 Stat. 673.)

NOTES

Cross reference.---Similar provision (except that the words and rental” are omitted) is now carried in the regular annual Interior Department appropriation acts.

Regulations.—Under this provision, whenever it is necessary in the opinion of the superintendent of a Federal irrigation project, for the efficient transaction of Government business in connection with the project to have a telephone installed in a private house, request for permission to do so should be made to the chief engineer, with a full statement of the reasons why such permission should be granted. The chief engineer after considering the request, may, in his discretion, grant authority for such installation. When transmitting for approval contracts covering such telephone service, the form letter of transmittal shall contain a reference to the authority so granted, and likewise a reference must be made to such authority on all vouchers in payment of such telephone service, in order that they may be settled without question by the Comptroller General. (Departmental decision, August 19, 1918.) The regulations apply to telephone service in Government-owned houses occupied by employees, as well as in private houses. (Manual, p. 121.)

[Moneys for extensions of Boise project limited to construction charges collected. ]—Provided, That no money shall be expended for extensions of the Boise project, except such amounts as may be collected from construction charges on that project under public notice. (40

Stat. 674.)

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Cross reference.-See similar provision in sundry civil appropriation act July 19, 1919 (41 Stat. 163). [King Hill project lands.]

King Hill project, Idaho: for continuing construction and incidental operations, $123,000: Provided, That said project shall be subject to the reclamation act of June seventeenth, nineteen hundred and two, and all acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, so far as applicable and consistent with contract heretofore made between the United States and King Hill irrigation district: Provided further, That for the purposes of issuing patent to lands reclaimed, the reclamation effected by the operations of the United States Reclamation Service may be consid226 SPECIAL PROVISIONS OF SUNDRY CIVIL APPROPRIATION ACT, 1919

ered by the Secretary of the Interior as equivalent to reclamation effected by the State of Idaho, under the Carey Act of August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four. (40 Stat. 674.)

Textual note.—The substance of the above provision, beginning with the first proviso, is codified as section 595, title 43, United States Code.

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Cross reference.—See act of June 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 148), relating to approval of King Hill project, and act of July 19, 1919 (41 Stat. 163, 202), regarding release of lands in King Hill irrigation district from district assessments.

* [Investigation of swamp and cut-over timber lands.]—*

For an investigation to be made by the Director of the Reclamation Service of the reclamation by drainage of lands outside existing reclamation projects and of the reclamation and preparation for cultivation of cut-over timber lands in any of the States of the United States, including personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, purchase, maintenance, repair, hire, and operation of motor-propelled or horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles, and for all other expenses, there is appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $100,000. (40 Stat. 676.)

NOTES

For report of investigation made in pursuance of above provision see House Document No. 262, 66th Congress, 1st session, dated October 6, 1919.

Cross reference.-Subsection R, section 4, act of December 5, 1924 (43 Stat. 704).

Pursuant to this act three appropriations of $15,000 each were made by Congress. See list of appropriations following section 16, act of August 13, 1914. LANDS FOR RESERVOIR SITES IN SUN RIVER AND IN MILK

RIVER IRRIGATION PROJECTS

An act to authorize an exchange of lands with the State of Montana in connection with

Muddy Creek Reservoir site, Sun River project, and Nelson Reservoir site, Milk River project, and for other purposes. (Act February 28, 1919, ch. 74, 40 Stat.' 1205)

[Sec. 1. Conveyance by State to United States—Conveyance by United States to State-Lands conveyed to United States reserved—May be restored. ]—That upon receipt of proper deeds from the State Board of Land Commissioners of the State of Montana, executed under authority of its legislative assembly, reconveying to the United States of America title to the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter section 2, north half of the northeast quarter and southeast quarter of the northeast quarter section 3, township 22 north, range 1 west, Montana principal meridian; northeast quarter of the northeast quarter, south half of the northeast quarter, and southeast quarter section 20, east half of the northeast quarter, and southeast quarter section 21, southwest quarter of the northwest quarter, east half of the southwest quarter, and southwest quarter of the southeast quarter section 27, northeast quarter, northwest quarter, north half of the southwest quarter, and north half of the southeast quarter section 28, north half of the southwest quarter section 29, southeast quarter of the northwest quarter section 30, north half of the northeast quarter, and north half of the northwest quarter section 32, north half of the northeast quarter, and northeast quarter of the northwest quarter section 33, east half of the northeast quarter, south half of the northwest quarter, east half of the southwest quarter, and west half of the southeast quarter section 34, township 23 north, range 1 west, Montana principal meridian, for the Muddy Creek Reservoir site, Sun River project; and the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter section 35, township 32 north, range 32 east, north half of the southwest quarter section 4, township 31 north, range 32 east, and all of section 36, township 32 north, range 31 east, Montana principal meridian, for the_Nelson Reservoir site, Milk River project; the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to issue patents to said State for such vacant, surveyed, unreserved, unoccupied, nonmineral public lands as may be selected by said State within its boundaries, not exceeding the amount of land included in said deeds, and said land when so reconveyed shall not be subject to settlement, location, entry, or selection under the public land laws, but shall be reserved for the use of the United States Reclamation Service for the purposes aforesaid: Provided, however, That the Secretary of the Interior may restore such lands as he may determine are not needed for said reservoir sites. (40 Stat. 1205.)

GRANT OF LANDS IN SUN RIVER IRRIGATION PROJECT FOR

SCHOOL PURPOSES

An act granting lands for school purposes in lots No. 111 in each of the town sites of

Fort Shaw and Simms, Sun River reclamation project, Montana. (Act February 28, 1919, ch. 75, 40 Stat. 1206)

[Sec. 1. Secretary directed to issue patent.]-That the Secretary of the Interior be hereby authorized and directed to issue patent conveying lot No. 111 in the town site of Fort Shaw, Sun River reclamation project, Montana, to school district No. 82, Cascade County, Mont., and also lot No. 111 in the town site of Simms, Sun River reclamation project, Montana, to school district No. 39, Cascade County, Mont. (40 Stat. 1206.)

NOTE

Cross reference. See act of October 31, 1919 (41 Stat. 326), which gives the Secretary of the Interior general authority to convey public lands in reclamation town sites for school purposes.

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