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erty for production purposes or unavoidably lost. Of the proceeds of the oil and gas that have been produced or that may hereafter be produced by the receiver of said property, appointed by the Supreme Court of the United States, 124 per centum as royalty shall be paid to the United States, and the residue after deducting and paying the expenses of the litigation incurred by the United States and the expenses of the receivership shall be paid to the person or corporation to whom may be granted a
lease of the land on which said oil and gas were proPayment for duced: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior is produced.
authorized and directed to take such legal steps as may be necessary and proper to collect from any person or persons who shall not be awarded a permit or lease under this Act an amount equal to the value of all oil and gas produced by him or them from any of said lands prior to the inclusion of said property in the receivership, except oil or gas used on the property for production purposes or unavoidably lost and except other reasonable and proper allowances for the expenses of production: Provided further, That of the amount so collected, 124 per centum shall be reserved to the United States as royalty and the balance after deducting the expense of collection shall be paid over to the person or persons awarded permits or leases under this Act, as their interests may appear.
SEC. 5. That except as otherwise provided herein the of Feb. applicable provisions of the Act of Congress approved 26pli293.0made February 25, 1920, entitled “An Act to permit the mining
of coal, phosphate, oil, oil shale, gås, and sodium on the public domain," shall apply to the leases and permits granted hereunder, including the provisions of sections 35 and 36 of said Act relating to the disposition of royal
ties: Provided, That after the adjudication and disposiUndisposed of tion of all applications under this Act any lands and deAct of Feb. 25, posits remaining unappropriated and undisposed of shall,
after date fixed by order of the Secretary of the Interior, be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of said Act of February 25, 1920: Provided further, That upon the approval of this Act the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to take over and operate existing wells on any of such lands pending the final disposition of applications for leases and permits, and to utilize and ex
pend in connection with such administration and operaMoneys here. tion so much as may be necessary of moneys heretofore pounded. impounded from past production or hereafter produced,
and upon final disposition of applications for and the issuance of leases and permits, after deducting the expenses of administration and operation and payment to the United States of the royalty herein provided, to pay the
balance remaining to the person or company entitled Expenses of thereto: And prorided further, That out of the 10 per administration.
centum of money hereafter received from royalties and
rentals under the provisions of this Act and paid into the Treasury of the United States and credited to miscellaneous receipts, as provided by section 35 of the said Act of February 25, 1920, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to use and expend such portion as may be required to pay the expense of administration and supervision over leases and permits and the products thereof.
Sec. 6. That nothing in this Act shall be construed to Pending liti. interfere with the possession by the Supreme Court of Eation. the United States, through its receiver or receivers, of any part of the lands described in section 1 of this Act, nor to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to dispose of any of said lands or oil or gas deposits involved in litigation now pending in the Supreme Court of the United States, until the final disposition of said proceeding. The authority herein granted to the Secretary of the Interior, to take over and operate oil wells on said lands, shall not become effective until the said lands shall be, by the Supreme Court of the United States, discharged from its possession. And nothing in this Act shall be construed to interfere with the jurisdiction, power, and authority of the Supreme Court of the United States to adjudicate claims against its said receiver, to direct the payment of such claims against the said receiver as may be allowed by the said court, to settle the said receiver's accounts, and to continue the receivership until, in due and orderly course, the same may be brought to an end. The Supreme Court of the United States is hereby authorized, upon the termination of the said receivership, which the Attorney General is hereby directed to apply for and secure at the earliest practicable date, to direct its receiver to pay to the Secretary of the Interior all funds derived from oil and gas produced from lands of the United States that may at that time remain in the hands of the said receiver; and when said funds shall be paid to the Secretary of the Interior the same shall be administered as in this Act provided.
Sec. 7. That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized Rules and reg. to prescribe the necessary and proper rules and regula- ulations. tions and to do any and all things necessary to carry out and accomplish the purposes of this Act.
Approved, March 4, 1923 (42 Stat.-).
Act of August 25, 1916-National Park Service established..
Page. 316 317 318
An Act To establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the United States of America in Congress assemNational Park bled, That there is hereby created in the Department of Service established.
the Interior a service to be called the National Park Director, etc. Service, which shall be under the charge of a director, to be appointed.
who shall be appointed by the Secretary and who shall receive a salary of $4,500 per annum. There shall also be appointed by the Secretary the following assistants and other employees at the salaries designated : One assistant director, at $2,500 per annum; one chief clerk, at $2,000 per annum; one draftsman, at $1,800 per annum; one messenger, at $600 per annum; and, in addition thereto, such other employees as the Secretary of
the Interior shall deem necessary: Provided, That not Limit for ex- more than $8,100 annually shall be expended for salaries
of experts, assistants, and employees within the district
of Columbia not herein specifically enumerated unless heldurpose de previously authorized by law. The service thus estab
lished shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments, and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
SEC. 2. That the director shall, under the direction of tionalparks
, the Secretary of the Interior, have the supervision, manmonuments, etc.
agement, and control of the several national parks and national monuments which are now under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior, and of the Hot Springs Reservation in the State of Arkansas, and of such other national parks and reservations of like character as may be hereafter created by Congress: Provided,
That in the supervision, management, and control of National mon national monuments contiguous to national forests the ous to national Secretary of Agriculture may cooperate with said Na
tional Park Service to such extent as may be requested by
the Secretary of the Interior.
Sec. 3. That the Secretary of the Interior shall make Regulations for
management. and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary or proper for the use and management of the parks, monuments, and reservations under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, and any violations Punishment for of any of the rules and regulations authorized by this Act shall be punished as provided for in section fifty of the Act entitled “ An Act to codify and amend the penal laws of the United States," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, as amended by section six of the Act of June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and ten (Thirty-sixth United States Statutes at Large, page eight hundred and fifty-seven). He may also, upon terms and disposal of conditions to be fixed by him, sell or dispose of timber in those cases where in his judgment the cutting of such timber is required in order to control the attacks of insects or diseases or otherwise conserve the scenery or the natural or historic objects in any such park, monument, or reservation. He may also provide in his discretion for the destruction of such animals and of such plant life as may be detrimental to the use of any of said parks, monuments, or reservations. He may also grant privi- a cleaner, et far from leges, leases, and permits for the use of land for the ac- visitors. commodation of visitors in the various parks, monuments, or other reservations herein provided for, but for periods not exceeding twenty years; and no natural curiosities, wonders, or objects of interest shall be leased, rented, or granted to anyone on such terms as to interfere with free access to them by the public: Provided, however, That the Secretary of the Interior may, under such rules milerazing per. and regulations and on such terms as he may prescribe, grant the privilege to graze live stock within any national park, monument, or reservation herein referred to when in his judgment such use is not detrimental to the primary purpose for which such park, monument, or reservation was created, except that this provision shall not Park excepted."
Yellowstone apply to the Yellowstone National Park.
SEC. 4. That nothing in this Act contained shall affect Right of way or modify the provisions of the Act approved February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and one, entitled “An Act relating to rights of way through certain parks, reservations, and other public lands."
Approved, August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535).
Extract from the sundry civil appropriation Act approved June 12,
1917 (40 Stat, 105-153). From and after July first, nineteen hundred and eighteen, all revenues of the national parks, except Hot pares en u be from Springs Reservation, Arkansas, shall be covered into ered into the
Treasury. the Treasury to the credit of miscellaneous receipts; and the Secretary of the Interior is directed to submit, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninteen and annu- quired hereafter.
ally thereafter, estimates of the amounts required for the care, maintenance, and development of the said parks.
The following are the principal acts of Congress establishing or relating to national parks (not military) in public land States, and also the Lafayette National Park in the State of Maine:
CASA GRANDE NATIONAL PARK.- Establishment of- Act of March 2, 1889 (25 Stat. 961).
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK.--Establishment of Act of May 22, 1902 (32 Stat. 202).
Jurisdiction over-Act of August 21, 1916 (39 Stat. 521).
CUSTER STATE GAME PARK SANCTUARY.- Establishment of-Act of June 5, 1920 (41 Stat. 986).
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK.-Establishment of-Act of May 11, 1910 (36 Stat. 354).
Sale of lands for hotel-Act of February 10, 1912 (37 Stat. 64). Jurisdiction over-Act of August 22, 1914 (38 Stat. 699).
Secretary of the Interior authorized to accept title to lands donated-Act of March 3, 1915 (38 Stat. 863).
Secretary of the Interior authorized to acquire title to lands in private ownership-Act of March 3, 1917 (39 Stat. 1122).
Secretary of the Interior authorized to accept buildings, etc., donated-Act of June 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 105–151).
Exchange of lands in-Act of February 28, 1923.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK.-Establishment ofAct of February 26, 1919 (40 Stat. 1175).
HAWAII NATIONAL PARK.--Establishment of Act of August 1, 1916 (39 Stat. 432).
Additions to, authorized--Act of February 27, 1920 (41 Stat. 452).
Additions to-Act of May 1, 1922 (42 Stat. 503).
LAFAYETTE NATIONAL PARK.-Establishment of-Act of February 26, 1919 (40 Stat. 1178).
LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK.--Establishment of-Act of August 9, 1916 (39 Stat. 442).
Section 5 of the Act of August 9, 1916, repealed by the Act of April 29, 1922 (42 Stat. 503).
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK.--Establishment of ---Act of June 29, 1906 (34 Stat. 616).
Add’tions to-Act of June 30, 1913 (38 Stat. 77-82).
MOUNT McKINLEY NATIONAL PARK,-Establishment of-Act of February 26, 1917 (39 Stat. 938).
Additions to--Act of January 30, 1922 (42 Stat. 359).
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK.- Establishment of Act of March 2, 1899 (30 Stat. 993).
Jurisdiction over-Act of June 30, 1916 (39 Stat. 243).
Secretary of the Interior authorized to accept title to lands donated-Act of June 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 105–152).
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK.--Establishment of-Act of January 26, 1915 (38 Stat. 798).
Additions to-Act of February 14, 1917 (39 Stat. 916).
Secretary of the Interior authorized to accept title to lands donated-Act of June 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 105–152).
Limit of appropriations, as provided for in Act of January 26, 1915, repealed--Act of March 1, 1919 (40 Stat, 1270).
Donated land accepted-Act of September 18, 1922 (42 Stat. 847).
SEQUOIA AND GENERAL GRANT NATIONAL PARKS. Establishment of-Act of September 25, 1890 (26 Stat. 478).
Additions to--Act of October 1, 1890 (26 Stat. 650).
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK.Establishment of Act of January 9. 1903 (32 Stat. 765).