PROCLAMATIONS-APR . 27, 1942 EMERGENCY DUE TO STATE OF WAR-FREE IMPORTATION BY THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS OF FOOD, CLOTHING, AND MEDI- CAL, SURGICAL, AND OTHER SUPPLIES April 27, 1942 (No. 25531 55 Stat. 7, 796, 797. 60U. S. C., Supp. I , app. pree. i1note. Emergency de- clared; free importa- tion of Red Cross sup- plies. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS by the Joint Resolution of December 8, 1941 (Public Law 328, 77th Congress), the Joint Resolution of December 11, 1941 (Public Law 331, 77th Congress), and the Joint Resolution of Decem- ber 11, 1941 (Public Law 332, 77th Congress), a state of war was de- clared between the United States and the Imperial Government of Japan, the United States and the Government of Germany, and the United States and the Government of Italy; and WHEREAS section 318 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (46 Stat. 696; U. S . C., 1940 ed., title 19, sec. 1318), provides, in part, as follows: "Whenever the President shall by proclamation declare an emergency to exist by reason of a state of war, or otherwise, he may authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to extend during the continuance of such emergency the time herein prescribed for the performance of any act, and may authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to permit, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, the importation free of duty of food, clothing, and medical, surgical, and other supplies for use in emergency relief work. * * *"; and WHEREAS under sections 1, 2, and 3 of the Act approved on January 5, 1905, 33 Stat. 599-600 (U. S . C., 1940 ed., title 36, sees. 1, 2, and 3), The American National Red Cross was created a body cor- porate and politic in the District of Columbia and empowered to do all such acts and things as may be necessary to promote the purposes of such body corporate and politic, which purposes include acting in, carrying on, and administering emergency relief: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- dent of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the above-quoted provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930, do hereby declare an emergency to exist by reason of a state of war, and do hereby authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to permit until the termination of such state of war (unless before that date it has been determined by the President and declared by his proclamation that the emergency existing by reason of such state of war has terminated), under such regulations as such Secretary may prescribe and subject to such conditions as he may deem necessary, the importation free of duty of food, clothing, and medical, surgical, and other supplies by or directly for the account of The American National Red Cross for use by it in emergency relief work in connec- tion with the aforementioned emergency existing by reason of a state of war. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 27 th day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-two and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-sixth. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: CORDELL HULL Secretary of State. 1954 [56 STAT.