1928 rRocLAMATIoNs, 1923.
BY THE PRESIDENT or THE UNITED Srxrms or Aummoa
A PROCLAMATION ¥ri;x1!:gf;¤¤d¤- WHEREAS, an Act of Congress, entitled the "Merchant Marine Act ` of 1920", approved June 5, 1921, contains the following provisions: §,a·,¤1g¤wgg•gv¤i¤¤¤· "Sec. 21. That from and after February 1, 1922, the coast? ` 'P` wise laws of the United States shall extend to the isla! "errito· _ ries and possessions of the United States not now coven wereby, and the oard is directed prior to the expiration of s year to have established adequate steamshi service at reasonaole rates to accommodate the commerce andp the passenger travel of said islands and to maintain and operate suc servic until it can be taken over and operated and maintained u on satisfactory terms biyl private capital and enterprise: Prmnd ed, That if adecipate s `pping service is not established by February 1 1922, t e President shall extend the period herein allowed for the establishment of such service in the case of any island Territory or possession for such time as may be necessary for the establishment of adequate ship ing facilities therefor: Provided further, That until Con ess sh£l have authorized the r istry as vessels of the United gtates of vessels owned in the Pligi pme Islands, the Government of the Philippine Islands is hereby authorized —» to adopt, from time to time, and enforce regulations governing the transportation of merchandise and passeplgers between ports or places in the Philippine Archipelago: A agrmzided further, That the foregoing provisions of this section sh not take effect with reference to the Philippine Islands until the President of the United_States after a f investigation of the local needs and conditions shall, by proclamation, declare that an adequate shippinig service has been established as herein provided and fix a date or the going into effect of the same." AND WHEREA , an adequate shipping service to accomodate the vo, A P W, commerce and passenger travel of the V1rgin Islands has not been ` ’ ' eqtablished as provide by Section 21 of the "Merchant Marine Act o 1920"· V°1·“»P·”°1- AND WHEREAS, a Hproclamation dated February 1, 1922, was issued by Warren G. arding, President of the United States of America acting under and by virtue of the authority conferred on him by Section 21 of said act of Congress, declaring that the period for the establishment of adequate shipping service of the aforesaid V` in Islands be extended from February 1, 1922, to Ma 1, 1922, anudgthat the extension of the coastwise laws of the Unitedy States to gliie aforesaid Virgin Islands be d6f6I’.l‘0d from FebruaI·y 1, 1922, to a 1 1922· V¤¤-¢2»v·¤°°· WHEREAS, a second proclamation dated May 18, 1922 was issued b Wa1Ten G. Harding, President of the United States of America, declaring that the perio for the establishment of ade uate shipping service 0 the aforesaid Viiégin Islands be extended fromqMay 1, 1922 to November 1, 1922, and at the extension of the eoastwise laws of the United States to the aforesaid Virgin Islands be deferred from Ma 1, 1922 to November 1, 1922; V°1"°·p‘m" AND WHEREAS, a third (proclamation dated October 28, 1922, was issued by Warren G. Har ing, President of the United States of America, dec aring that the period for the establishment of adeqfuate shippin service of the aforesaid Virgin Islands be extended rom Novemger 1, 1922 to November 1, 1923, and that the extension of the coastwise laws of the United States to the aforesaid Virgin Islands be deferred from November 1, 1922 to November 1, 1923;