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made by any Federal reserve bank under the provisions of said section.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 16th day of February, in the

year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-four, and of (SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-eighth.

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
CORDELL HULL

Secretary of State.

(No. 2076]

EMERGENCY BOARD, DELAWARE AND HUDSON RAILROAD

CORPORATION-EMPLOYEES

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

March 5, 1934.

A PROCLAMATION

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WHEREAS the President, having been duly notified by the Board Labor disputes, Dal of Mediation that disputes between the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Railroad Corporation Corporation, a carrier, and certain of its employees represented by

employees.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers;
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen;

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen;
which disputes have not been heretofore adjusted under the provisions
of the Railway Labor Act, now threaten substantially to interrupt
interstate commerce within the States of New York, Pennsylvania
and Vermont, to a degree such as to deprive that section of the country
of essential transportation service;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- Emergency board dent of the United States of America, by virtue of the power vested in and to report thereon! me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, and by virtue of and under the authority in me vested by Section 10 of the Railway Vol. 44, p. 586. Labor Act, do hereby create a board to be composed of three (3) U.S.C., p. 2110. persons not pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railway employees or any carrier, to investigate and report their findings to me within thirty days from this date.

The members of this board shall be compensated for and on account Compensation, etc. of such duties in the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars for every day actually employed with or upon account of travel and duties incident to such board, from which will be deducted fifteen per cent. (15%) as provided Ante, p. 8. in Public No. 2, 73d Congress, Approved March 20, 1933. The members will be reimbursed for and they are hereby authorized to make expenditures for expenses for themselves and of the board, including traveling expenses and in conformity with Public No. 212, 72d Congress, Approved June 30, 1932, 11:30 a.m., not to exceed five ($5.00) dollars per diem for expenses incurred for subsistence.

All expenditures of the board shall be allowed and paid for out of the appropriation “emergency Boards, Railway Labor Act, May 20, 1926, Expenditures of the 1934" on the presentation of itemized vouchers properly approved by Ante, p. 286. the chairman of the board hereby created.

Vol. 47, p. 405.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington this fifth day of March in the year

of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-four, and of (SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-eighth.

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President.
CORDELL HULL

Secretary of State.

[No. 2077)

CHILD HEALTH DAY

April 6, 1934.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Child Health Day.
Preamble.
Vol. 45, p. 617.

1934, as, and

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WHEREAS the Congress by Joint Resolution of May 18, 1928, requested the President of the United States to proclaim annually May 1 as Child Health Day; and

WHEREAS the welfare of the Nation is vitally affected by the health of its children; and

WHEREAS the promotion of the best physical and mental development of the children is an essential part of the social-health program of the Nation; and

WHEREAS it is highly desirable that special consideration be

given this matter in all parts of the Nation; Setting aside May 1, NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presimending observance of

. dent of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim and designate the first day of May of this year as Child Health Day, and do urge all official and voluntary agencies and organizations and all individuals interested in child welfare to unite upon that day in the observance of such exercises as will result in a deeper realization by the people of the necessity for the protection and promotion of the health of the Nation's children and in greater, unified effort to improve the existing child-welfare program wherever it is found inadequate.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 6th day of April, in the year

of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-four, and of the (SEAL] Independence of the United States of America the one

hundred and fifty-eighth.

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT

By the President:
CORDELL HULL

Secretary of State.

(No. 2078]

COPYRIGHT-FREE CITY OF DANZIG

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

April 7, 1934.

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS it is provided by the act of Congress approved March Copyrights. 4, 1909 (ch. 320, 35 Stat. 1075-1088), entitled "AN ACT To amend

Vol. 35, p. 1075. and consolidate the Acts respecting copyright”, that the copyright secured by the act, except the benefits under section 1(e) thereof as to which special conditions are imposed, shall extend to the work of an author or proprietor who is a citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation, only upon certain conditions set forth in section 8 of the act, to wit:

“(a). When an alien author or proprietor shall be domiciled within Vol. 35, p. 1077. the United States at the time of the first publication of his work; or

“(b) When the foreign state or nation of which such author or proprietor is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as to its own citizens, or copyright protection substantially equal to the protection secured to such foreign author under this Act or by treaty; or when such foreign state or nation is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the United States may, at its pleasure, become a party thereto”; and

WHEREAS it is provided by section 1(e) that the provisions of the act "so far as they secure copyright controlling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the musical work, shall include only compositions published and copyrighted after this Act goes into effect, and shall not include the works of a foreign author or composer unless the foreign state or nation of which such author or composer is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States similar rights”; and

WHEREAS the President is authorized by section 8 to determine by proclamation made from time to time the existence of the reciprocal conditions aforesaid, as the purposes of the act may require; and

WHEREAS satisfactory evidence has been received that in the Action by Free City Free City of Danzig the law permits and from the date of this procla- of Danzig. mation will grant to citizens of the United States the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as to citizens of the Free City of Danzig; and

WHEREAS satisfactory official assurance has been given that in Similar rights under the Free City of Danzig the law now permits to citizens of the United States similar rights to those accorded in section 1(e) of the act of March 4, 1909:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- Benefits extended to dent of the United States of America, do declare and proclaim: City of Danzig.

That on and after April 7, 1934 the conditions specified in section 8(b) and 1(e) of the act of March 4, 1909, will exist and be fulfilled in respect of the citizens of the Free City of Danzig and that on and after April 7, 1934 citizens of the Free City of Danzig shall be entitled to all the benefits of this act and acts amendatory thereof:

Provided, That the enjoyment by any work of the rights and bene- Conditions. fits conferred by the act of March 4, 1909, and the acts amendatory thereof, shall be conditional upon compliance with the requirements and formalities prescribed with respect to such works by the copyright laws of the United States;

law.

citizens of the

Free Mechanical musical works includod.

And provided further, That the provisions of section 1(e) of the act of March 4, 1909, insofar as they secure copyright controlling parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically musical works, shall apply only to compositions published after July 1, 1909, and registered for copyright in the United States which have not been reproduced within the United States prior to April 7, 1934 on any contrivance by means of which the work may be mechanically performed.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 7'' day of April, in the year

of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-four, and of the (SEAL] Independence of the United States of America the one

hundred and fifty-eighth.

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Tariff on laminated products.

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Vol. 46, p. 701.

WHEREAS under and by virtue of section 336 of title III, part II, of the act of Congress approved June 17, 1930 (46 Stat. 590, 701), entitled “AN ACT To provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to encourage the industries of the United States, to protect American labor, and for other purposes”, the United States Tariff Commission has investigated the differences in costs of production of, and all other facts and conditions enumerated in said section with respect to, laminated products of which any synthetic resin or resin-like substance is the chief binding agent, in sheets or plates, being wholly or in part the growth or product of the United States and of and with respect to like or similar articles wholly or in part the growth or product of the principal competing country;

WHEREAS in the course of said investigation a hearing was held, of which reasonable public notice was given and at which parties interested were given reasonable opportunity to be present, to produce evidence, and to be heard;

WHEREAS the Commission has reported to the President the results of said investigation and its findings with respect to such differences in costs of production;

WHEREAS the Commission has found it shown by said investigation that the principal competing country is Germany, and that the duties expressly fixed by statute do not equalize the difference in the costs of production of the domestic articles and the like or similar foreign articles when produced in said principal competing country, and has specified in its report the decreases in the rates of duty expressly fixed by statute found by the Commission to be shown by said investigation to be necessary to equalize such difference; and

WHEREAS in the judgment of the President such rates of duty are shown by such investigation of the Tariff Commission to be necessary to equalize such difference in costs of production;

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- Decreasing duty to dent of the United States of America, do hereby approve and proclaim costs of production. decreases in the rates of duty expressly fixed in paragraph 1539 (b) of title I of said act on laminated products (whether or not provided for elsewhere in the Tariff Act of 1930) of which any synthetic resin or resin-like substance is the chief binding agent, in sheets or plates, from 25 cents per pound and 30 per centum ad valorem to 15 cents per pound and 25 per centum ad valorem, the rates found to be shown by said investigation to be necessary to equalize such difference in costs of production.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 234 day of April, in the year

of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-four, and of the (SEAL] Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-eighth.

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
WILLIAM PHILLIPS

Acting Secretary of State.

(No. 2080]

CHANGING DUTY ON CANNED CLAMS

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

May 1, 1934.

A PROCLAMATION

Canned clams.
Preamble.

WHEREAS under and by virtue of section 336 of title III, part II, of the act of Congress approved June 17, 1930 (46 Stat. 590, 701), Vol. 46, p. 701. entitled “AN ACT To provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to encourage the industries of the United States, to protect American labor, and for other purposes”, the United States Tariff Commission has investigated the differences in costs of production of, and all other facts and conditions enumerated in said section with respect to, clams, packed in air-tight containers, being wholly or in part the growth or product of the United States and of and with respect to like or similar articles wholly or in part the growth or product of the principal competing countries;

WHEREAS in the course of said investigation a hearing was held, of which reasonable public notice was given and at which parties interested were given reasonable opportunity to be present, to produce evidence, and to be heard;

WHEREAS the Commission has reported to the President the results of said investigation and its findings with respect to such differences in costs of production;

WHEREAS the Commission has found it shown by said investigation that the principal competing country for razor clams (siliqua patula), packed in air-tight containers, is Canada, and that the duty expressly fixed by statute does not equalize the difference in the costs of production of the domestic articles and the like or similar foreign articles when produced in said principal competing country; and that the principal competing country for clams other than razor clams, and clams in combination with other substances (except clam chowder), packed in air-tight containers, is Japan, and that said difference with respect to these articles cannot be equalized by proceeding under the provisions of subdivision (a) of said section and act;

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