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Designation of Unhealthful Posts in the Foreign Service

Under and pursuant to the provisions of section 26, paragraph (k), of the act of Congress approved February 23, 1931 (46 Stat. 1212), which paragraph reads as follows:

“(k) The President is authorized from time to time to establish, by Executive order, a list of places which by reason of climatic or other extreme conditions are to be classed as unhealthful posts, and each year of duty subsequent to January 1, 1900, at such posts inclusive of regular leaves of absence, of officers already retired or hereafter retired, shall be counted as one year and a half, and so on in like proportion in reckoning the length of service for the purpose of retirement, fractional months being considered as full months in computing such service: Provided, however, That the President may at any time cancel the designation of any places as unhealthful without affecting any credit which has accrued for service at such posts prior to the date of the cancellation.”

the following places, which include those heretofore established as unhealthful posts for the purpose of retirement, under the act of May 24, 1924, by Executive orders dated April 1, 1925, October 20, 1927, November 28, 1927, and April 10, 1930, which Executive orders are hereby canceled, such cancellation to be effective July 1, 1931, are hereby established as unhealthful posts for the purposes of retirement within the meaning of the law above quoted, which supersedes the act of May 24, 1924:

Acapulco, Mexico
Aden, Arabia
Alvaro Obregon (Frontera), Mexico
Amoy, China
Antilla, Cuba
Asunción, Paraguay
Baghdad, Iraq
Bahia, Brazil
Bangkok, Siam
Barranquilla, Colombia
Batavia, Java
Belize, British Honduras
Bluefields, Nicaragua
Bombay, India
Buenaventura, Colombia
Caibarien, Cuba
Calcutta, India
Canton, China
Cartagena, Colombia
Ceiba, Honduras
Changsha, China
Chungking, China
Cienfuegos, Cuba
Colombo, Ceylon
Corinto, Nicaragua
Dakar, Senegal
Foochow, China
Georgetown, British Guiana
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Guaymas, Mexico
Habana, Cuba
Hankow, China
Hong Kong
Karachi, India
Lagos, Nigeria
La Guaira, Venezuela
La Paz, Bolivia
Léopoldville, Belgian Congo
Loanda, Angola
Lourengo Marques, East Africa

Madras, India
Managua, Nicaragua
Manáos, Brazil
Manzanillo, Cuba
Manzanillo, Mexico
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Martinique, French West Indies
Matanzas, Cuba
Mazatlán, Mexico
Medan, Sumatra
Monrovia, Liberia
Nanking, China
Nuevitas, Cuba
Pará, Brazil
Penang, Straits Settlements
Pernambuco, Brazil
Port Limón, Costa Rica
Progreso, Mexico
Puerto Barrios, Guatemala
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
Puerto Castilla, Honduras
Puerto Cortes, Honduras
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Rangoon, India
Sagua la Grande, Cuba
Saigon, French Indo-China
Salina Cruz, Mexico
Santa Marta, Colombia
Santiago, Cuba
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Shanghai, China
Singapore, Straits Settlements
Surabaya, Java
Swatow, China
Taihoku, Taiwan
Tampico, Mexico
Tananarive, Madagascar
Tela, Honduras
Vera Cruz, Mexico

This order shall become effective July 1, 1931.

Signature of Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover
The White House,
June 8, 1931.
[Filed 6–??–31; 8:45 am]


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