53 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 1 ST SESS.- CHS. 557-559-AUG. 7, 1939 depository of mail matter; or whoever shall buy, receive, or conceal, or aid in buying, receiving, or concealing, or shall unlawfully have in his possession, any letter, postal card, package, bag, or mail, or any article or thing contained therein, which has been so stolen, taken, embezzled, or abstracted, as herein described, knowing the same to have been stolen, taken, embezzled, or abstracted; or whoever shall take any letter, postal card, or package out of any post office or station thereof, or out of any authorized depository for mail matter, or from any letter or mail carrier, or which has been in any post office or station thereof, or other authorized depository, or in the custody of any letter or mail carrier, before it has been delivered to the per- son to whom it was directed, with a design to obstruct the corre- spondence, or to pry into the business or secrets of another, or shall open, secrete, embezzle, or destroy the same, shall be fined not more than $2,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both." Approved, August 7, 1939. [CHAPTER 558] AN ACT To exempt certain motorboats from the operation of sections 4 and 6 of the Motor Boat Act of June 9, 1910, and from certain other Acts of Congress, and to provide that certain motorboats shall not be required to carry on board copies of the pilot rules. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That sections 4 and 6 of the Act of June 9, 1910 (U. S. C ., 1934 edition, title 46, secs. 514 and 516), shall not apply to motorboats propelled by out- board motors while competing in any race previously arranged and announced, or if such boats be designed and intended solely for Iacing, while engaged in such navigation as is incidental to the tuning up of the boats and engines for the race. SEC. 2. Motorboats as defined by section 1 of the Act of June 9, 1910 (U. S . C., 1934 edition, title 46, sec. 511), the Act of June 7, 1897 (U. S . C ., 1934 edition, title 33, cli. 3), the Act of February 8, 1895 (U. S . C ., 1934 edition, title 33, ch. 4), and by section 4412 of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C ., 1934 edition, title 33, ch. 5) shall not be required to carry on board copies of the pilot rules. Approved, August 7, 1939. [CHAPTER 559] AN ACT Authorizing the county of Saint Louis, State of Missouri, to construct, maintain, and operate a toll bridge across the Mississippi River near Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to promote interstate commerce, improve the postal service, and provide for military and other purposes, the county of Saint Louis, State of Missouri, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Mississippi River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, near Jefferson Bar- racks. Missouri, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters", approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limitations contained in this Act: Provided, That permission for such bridge or any approaches to said bridge will not include the right to encroach upon or cross the Government reservation of Jef- ferson Barracks, Missouri. 1257 Receiving property stolen, etc., from the mails. Unauthorized tak- ing of mail before delivery. Penalty. August 7, 1939 [H. R. 6273] (Public, No. 331] Outboard racing motorboats. 36 Stat. 463. 46 U. S. C. §§514, 516. Exemption from certain requirements while competing in prearranged race. Motorboats as de- flned in specified Acts not required to carry on board copies of pilot rules.
- Bi Stat. 462; 30 Stat.
9s.;2h8 tat. 645 . It. S. 4412. 46II.S.(§i . 3s1; 33 IJ. S . C.dcis. :3, 4, 5. August 7, 1039 [H. R. 6441 [Public, No. 3321 Mississippi River. Bridge authorized across, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 34 Stat. 84. 33 U. S. C. §1491- 498. Proriso. Reservation.