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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 337, 338-JULY 20, 25, 1939 [53 STAT. "ARTICLE VIII "This compact shall expire September 1, 1937. But any State join- ing herein may, upon sixty days' notice, withdraw herefrom. "The representatives of the signatory States have signed this agree- ment in a single original which shall be deposited in the archives of the Department of State of the United States, and a duly certified copy shall be forwarded to the governor of each of the signatory States. "This compact shall become effective when ratified and approved as provided in article 1. Any oil-producing State may become a party hereto by affixing its signature to a counterpart to be similarly deposited, certified, and ratified. "Done in the city of Dallas, Texas, this 16th day of February 1935." Whereas said Interstate Compact was heretofore duly renewed and extended for two years from September 1, 1937, its original expi- ration date, to September 1, 1939; and, Whereas it is desired to again extend and renew said Interstate Com- pact to Conserve Oil and Gas for another period of two years from September 1, 1939, its present expiration date, to September 1, 1941: Now therefore, this writing witnesseth: It is hereby agreed that the said Compact entitled "An Interstate Compact to Conserve Oil and Gas" executed in the city of Dallas, Texas, on the 16th day of February 1935, and now on deposit with the Department of State of the United States, a correct copy of which appears above, be, and the same hereby is, extended for a period of two years from September 1, 1939, its present date of expiration, this agreement to become effective within those States joining herein when executed by any three of the States of Texas, Oklahoma, Cali- fornia, Kansas, and New Mexico, and consent thereto is given by Congress. The signatory States executed this agreement in a single original which shall be deposited in the archives of the Department of State of the United States and a duly certified copy thereof shall be for- warded to the governor of each of the signatory States. Executed as of this the 5th day of April 1939 by the several under- signed States, at their several capitols, through their proper officials thereunto duly authorized by statutes, resolutions, or proclamations of the several States. Rights reserved. SEC. 2. The right to alter, amend, or repeal the provisions of sec- tion 1 is hereby expressly reserved. Approved, July 20, 1939. [CHAPTER 338] AN ACT July 25, 1939 [. 1155] To provide for probationary appointments of officers in the Regular Army. [Public, No. 202] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the National D efense United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 23 of Act, amendment. 41 Stat. 771. the National Defense Act, as amended by the Act of June 4, 1920 (41 Stat. 771), be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows: Probationary ap.o "SEC. 23. ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS TO BE PROBATIONARY.-The Sec- pointments of officers in the Regular Amy. retary of War, under such regulations as he may prescribe, may hereafter revoke the commission of any officer on the active list, initially commissioned after the date of this Act, who, at the date of said revocation, has had less than three years of continuous service as a commissioned officer of the Army, and each officer whose com- 1074