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number of warrant and commissioned warrant officers for the Marine Corps.

(f) The authority vested in the President by the act of June 24, 1941, c. 231, 55 Stat. 260 (34 U.S.C. 493b), to approve the use for experimental purposes of vessels of the United States Navy stricken from the Navy Register pursuant to the act of August 5, 1882, 22 Stat. 296, as amended (34 U.S.C.491).

(g) The authority vested in the President by section 5 of the act of July 24, 1941, c. 320, 55 Stat. 604, as amended (34 U.S.C. 350d (a), to determine the numbers of temporary appointments which may

be made under that act and to prescribe the manner of making the appointments and the regulations under which they may be made.

(h) The authority vested in the President by the act of June 5, 1942, c. 329, 56 Stat. 309 (34 U.S.C. 685b), to authorize, in his discretion, for any officer of the Marine Corps who retires while serving as head of a staff department of the Marine Corps, or who has so served two and one-half years or more and retires while serving in a lower grade or rank, retirement in the highest grade or rank held by him while serving as head of such staff department with retired pay based on such higher grade or rank.

(i) The authority vested in the President by section 302 of the act of June 22, 1944, č. 268, 58 Stat. 287 (38 U.S.C. 693i), to approve or disapprove the proceedings and decisions of boards of review established under that section by the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Air Force, or the Secretary of the Navy, and to issue orders in such cases.

(j) The authority vested in the President by section 6 of the act of February 21, 1946, c. 34, 60 Stat. 27 (34 U.S.C. 410b), to approve, in his discretion, the application of an officer of the Regular Navy or Regular Marine Corps or of the Reserve Components thereof for retirement after the completion of more than twenty years of active service, and to designate the month in which such retirement shall become effective.

(k) The authority vested in the President by section 9 of the act of February 21, 1946, č. 34, 60 Stat. 28 (34 U.S.C. 410d), to defer, in his discretion, placing on the retired list, in accordance with the provisions of the said section, any officer of the Regular Navy or Marine Corps serving in a rank below that of fleet admiral who becomes sixty-two years of age.

(1) The authority vested in the President subsection (c) of section 207 (c) by the act of April 16, 1947, c. 38, 61 Stat. 49, redesignated as subsection (b) by section 434(d) of the Officer Personnel Act of 1947, 61 Stat. 882 (34 U.S.C. 43g(b)), to authorize, in his discretion, for any officer of the Navy Nurse Corps who retires while serving as Director of the Navy Nurse Corps, or while serving in a lower rank if she has previously served two and one-half years or more as Director, retirement in the rank held by her as Director.

(m) The authority vested in the President by section 302(g) of the Officer Personnel Act of 1947, c. 512, 61 Stat. 830 (34 U.S.C. 3c (g)), to determine the numbers of temporary appointments which may be made under section 302 (c) of that act.

(n) The authority vested in the President by sections 207(d) and 213(d) of the act of June 12, 1948, c. 449, 62 Stat. 367, 370 (34 U.S.C. 410r(d), 625h(d)), to authorize, in his discretion, for any woman officer of the Regular Navy who retires while serving as an assistant to the Chief of Naval Personnel or while serving in a lower rank if she has previously served two and one-half years or more as such assistant, or for any woman officer of the Regular Marine Corps who retires while detailed to duty in the office of the Commandant of the Marine Corps to assist the Commandant in the administration of women's affairs or while serving in a lower rank if she has previously served two and onehalf years or more in that detail, retirement in the rank held while serving as an assistant to the Chief of Naval Personnel or while so detailed to duty in the office of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

(0) The authority vested in the President by section 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949, 63 Stat. 166, as amended (5 U.S.C. 836), to establish maximum rates of per diem allowances for civilian officers and employees of the Government to the extent that such authority pertains to travel status in localities in Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, and possessions of the United States. [Paragraph (0) added by E.O. 11294, 31 F.R. 10601, Aug. 9, 1966]

Sec. 2. The Secretary of Defense, and, as designated by the said Secretary for this purpose, the Deputy Secretary of Defense and any of the Assistant Secretaries of Defense, are hereby designated and empowered to perform the following-described functions of the President without the approval, ratification, or other action of the President:

(a) The authority vested in the President by section 1547 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (34 U.S.C. 591) to approve alterations made by the Secretary of the Navy in Navy Regulations.

(b) The authority vested in the President by section 1 of the act of April 9, 1906, c. 1370, 34 Stat. 104 (34 U.S.C. 1062), to approve the dismissal by the Secretary of the Navy of a midshipman from the United States Naval Academy.

SEC. 3. All actions heretofore taken by the President with respect to the matters affected by this order and in force and effect at the time of the issuance of this order, including any regulations prescribed or approved by the President with respect to such matters, shall, except as they may be inconsistent with the provisions of this order, remain in force and effect until amended, modified, or revoked pursuant to the authority conferred by this order.

SEC. 4. As used in this order, the term “functions” includes duties, powers, responsibilities, authority, and discretion, and the term “perform” may be construed to mean “exercise”.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10644-ADMINISTRATION OF TITLE II OF THE

INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT OF 1949, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE VESTING AND LIQUIDATION OF BULGARIAN, HUNGARIAN, AND RUMANIAN PROPERTY (AS AMENDED)

SOURCE: Executive Order 10644, 20 F.R. 8363, Nov. 9, 1955, as amended by the following: E.O. 11281, 31 F.R. 7216, May 18, 1966.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by Title II of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, as added by Public Law 285, 84th Congress, approved August 9, 1955 (69 Stat. 562), and by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. (a) With the exception of the functions referred to in subsection (b) of this section, the Attorney General, and, as designated by the Attorney General for this purpose, any Assistant Attorney General are hereby designated and empowered to perform the functions conferred by Title II of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949 upon the President, and the functions conferred by that title upon any designee of the President.

(b) The Secretary of the Treasury, and any officer, person, agency or instrumentality designated by the Secretary of the Treasury for this purpose, are hereby designated and empowered to perform the functions conferred upon the President by section 202 of Title II with respect to the release of blocked property and of the net proceeds of property that are carried in blocked accounts with the Treasury. [Section 1 revised by E.O. 11281, 31 F.R. 7216, May 18, 1966, effective at midnight May 15, 1966)

Sec. 2. The Attorney General is hereby designated as the officer in whom property shall vest under the said Title II.

Sec. 3. As used in this order, the term "functions" includes duties, powers, responsibilities, authority, and discretion, and the term “perform" may be construed to include "exercise".

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10713—PROVIDING FOR AMINISTRATION OF

THE RYUKYU ISLANDS [AS AMENDED)

SOURCE: Executive Order 10713, 22 F.R. 4007, June 7, 1957, as amended by the following:

E.O. 11010, 27 F.R. 2621, Mar. 21, 1962; E.O. 11263, 30 F.R. 15777, Dec. 22, 1965.

WHEREAS under Article 3 of the Treaty of Peace with Japan the United States is exercising all and any powers of administration, legislation and jurisdiction over the territory, including territorial waters, and inhabitants of the Ryukyu Islands (the term "Ryukyu Islands,” as used in this order, meaning Nansei Shoto south of 29° north latitude, excluding the islands in the Amami Oshima group with respect to which all rights and interests of the United States under the said Article of the Treaty have been relinquished to Japan):

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution, and as President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the United States, it is ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. Except as the Congress may otherwise provide by law with respect to the government of the Ryukyu Islands, all administrative, legislative, and jurisdictional powers reposed in the United States by Article 3 of the Treaty of Peace with Japan shall be exercised in accordance with this order.

Sec. 2. The said powers shall be exercised by the Secretary of Defense, subject to the direction and control of the President of the United States. In the exercise of this authority the Secretary of Defense shall encourage the development of an effective and responsible Ryukyuan government, based on democratic principles and supported by a sound financial structure, shall make every effort to improve the welfare and well-being of the inhabitants of the Ryukyu Íslands, and shall continue to promote the economic and cultural advancement of the inhabitants. The Secretary of Defense may delegate any function vested in him by this order to such officials or organizational entities of the Department of Defense as he may designate.

Sec. 3. The Secretary of State shall be responsible for the conduct of relations with foreign countries and international organizations with respect to the Ryukyu Islands.

SEC. 4. (a) There is established, under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense, a civil administrator of the Ryukyu Islands, the head of which shall be known as the High Commissioner of the Ryukyu Islands (hereinafter referred to as the “High Commissioner"). The High Commissioner (1) shall be designated by the Secretary of Defense, after consultation with the Secretary of State and with the approval of the President, from among the active duty members of the armed forces of the United States, (2) shall have the powers and perform the duties assigned to him by the terms of this order, (3) may delegate any function vested in him to such officials of the civil administration as he may designate, and (4) shall carry out any powers or duties delegated or assigned to him by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to this order.

(b) There shall be under the High Commissioner a civilian official who shall have the title of Civil Administrator. The Civil Administrator shall be designated by the Secretary of Defense, after consultation with the Secretary of State and with the approval of the President, and shall have such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to him by the High Commissioner. [Sec. 4 revised by E.O. 11010, 27 F.R. 2621, Mar. 21, 1962, effective July 1, 1962]

Sec. 5. There is hereby continued, subject to the provisions of this order, the now existing Ryukyuan central government (hereinafter referred to as the Government of the Ryukyu Islands).

Sec. 6. (a) The legislative power of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands, except as otherwise provided in this order, shall be vested in a legislative body consisting of a single house. Members of the legislative body shall be directly elected by the people of the islands in 1962, and triennially thereafter, for terms of three years.

(b) The territory of the Ryukyu Islands shall continue to be divided into districts, each of which shall elect one member of the legislative body. The present 29 districts are continued, but the number of boundaries of districts may be altered by law enacted by the Government of the Ryukyu Islands with the approval of the High Commissioner. Any redistricting shall be done with due regard to obtaining districts which are relatively compact and contiguous and which have reasonably equal populations. [Sec. 6 revised by E.O. 11010, 27 F.R. 2621, Mar. 21, 1962, effective Apr. 1, 1962]

Sec. 7. The legislative body shall exercise legislative powers which extend only to all subjects of legislation of domestic application. The legislative body shall determine the procedures for judging the selection and qualification of its own members and shall choose therefrom its officers and determine its rules and procedures. Local legislative bodies, the members of which shall be elected by the inhabitants of the respective municipalities in accordance with procedures established by the legislative body of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands, shall be given and shall exercise appropriate municipal legislative powers. The High Commissioner shall report to the Secretary of Defense all laws enacted by the legislative body of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands and the said Secretary shall report the same to the Congress of the United States.

SEC. 8. (a) The executive power of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands shall be vested in a Chief Executive, who shall be a Ryukyuan. The Chief Executive shall have general supervision and control of all executive agencies and instrumentalities of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands and shall faithfully execute the laws and ordinances applicable to the Ryukyu Islands.

(b) (1) The Chief Executive shall be elected by a majority of the entire membership of the legislative body and shall serve until the end of the term of the legislative body that shall have elected him.

(2) In the event the legislative body does not, within a reasonable time as determined by the High Commissioner, elect a Chief Executive to succeed an incumbent or to fill a vacancy, the High Commissioner may appoint a Chief Executive who shall serve until a successor is elected by the legislative body.

(3) The incumbent Chief Executive at the end of the term of a legislative body shall continue in office until a successor takes office pursuant to either of the foregoing paragraphs.

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