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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CHS. 956, 957-AUG. 12 , 13 , 1946 quitclaim deed to the city of Canton, South Dakota, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to all lands, including the buildings and other improvements thereon, constituting the old Canton Insane Asylum, located to the east of the city of Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota. SEc. 2 . The lands conveyed pursuant to the provisions of the first section of this Act shall be used by the grantee for park, recreation, airport, or other public purposes; and the deed of conveyance of such lands shall contain the express condition that if the grantee shall fail or cease to use such lands for such purposes, or shall alienate or attempt to alienate such lands, title thereto shall revert to the United States. Approved August 12, 1946. [CHAPTER 957] AN ACT To improve, strengthen, and expand the Foreign Service of the United States and to consolidate and revise the laws relating to its administration. Be it endcted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, TITLE I-SHORT TITLE, OBJECTIVES, AND DEFINITIONS PART A-SHoRT Trri SEc. 101. Titles I to X, inclusive, of this Act may be cited as the "Foreign Service Act of 1946". PART B--OBEmsIVE SEC. 111. The Congress hereby declares that the objectives of this Act are to develop and strengthen the Foreign Service of the United States so as- (1) to enable the Foreign Service effectively to serve abroad the interests of the United States; (2) to insure that the officers and employees of the Foreign Service are broadly representative of the American people and are aware of and fully informed in respect to current trends in American life; (3) to enable the Foreign Service adequately to fulfill the functions devolving on it by reason of the transfer to the Depart- ment of State of functions heretofore performed by other Gov- ernment agencies; (4) to provide improvements in the recruitment and training of the personnel of the Foreign Service (5) to provide that promotions leading to positions of author- ity and responsibility shall be on the basis of merit and to insure the selection on an impartial basis of outstanding persons for such positions (6) to provide for the temporary appointment or assignment to the Foreign Service of representative and outstanding citizens of the United States possessing special skills and abilities; (7) to provide salaries, allowances, and benefits that will per- mit the Foreign Service to draw its personnel from all walks of American life and to appoint persons to the highest positions in the Service solely the he basis of their demonstrated ability; (8) to provide a flexible and comprehensive framework for the 999 Use of lands. Reversion to U. S . August 13, 1946 [H. R. 69671 [Public Law 724] Foreign Service Act of 1946. Ante, p. 426.