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PROCLAMATIONS-DEC. 12, 1944 duties of tonnage or imposts are imposed or levied in the ports of Ecuador upon vessels wholly belonging to citizens of the United States, or upon the produce, manufactures, or merchandise imported in such vessels, from the United States, or from any foreign country: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- dent of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the above-quoted statutory provisions, do hereby declare and proclaim that the foreign discriminating duties of tonnage and imposts within the United States are suspended and discontinued so far as respects the vessels of Ecuador and the produce, manufactures, or merchandise imported in said vessels into the United States from Ecuador or from any other foreign country; the suspension to take effect from November 1, 1944, and to continue so long as the recip- rocal exemption of vessels belonging to citizens of the United States and their cargoes shall be continued, and no longer. IN TESTIMONY 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 12 th day of December in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-ninth. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: E. R . STETTINIUS, Jr. Secretary of State. EMERGENCY BOARD, STEELTON & HIGHSPIRE RAILROAD COMPANY- EMPLOYEES BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, the President, having been duly notified by the Na- tional Mediation Board that a dispute between the Steelton & High- spire Railroad Company, a carrier, and certain of its employees represented by the following labor organizations: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen which dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, amended, now threatens substantially to interrupt interstate commerce within the State of Pennsylvania to a degree such as to deprive that section of the country of essential transportation service; NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- dent of the United States of America, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, and by virtue of and under the authority in me vested by Section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, amended, do hereby create a board to be composed of three persons not pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any or- ganization of railway employees or any carrier, to investigate the aforementioned dispute and report its findings to me within thirty days from this date. The members of this board shall be compensated for and on account of such duties in the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for every day actually employed with or upon account of travels and duties incident to such board. The members will be reimbursed for and 1163 Discontinuance of discriminating duties. Effective date; du- ration. December 12,1944 [No. 2633] 44 Stat. 677. 45U.8.C.I151- 188; Supp. I11, ch. 8 . Creation of board to investigate dispute. 44 Stat. 586 . 45U. S.C. 160. Compensation of members. 58 STAT.]