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79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 243-APR . 30 , 1946 The Public Health Service may set up demonstrations and establish training centers in the Philippines; may establish and maintain in the Philippines a school or schools for the purpose of providing practical instruction in public health; and may, at any time prior to January 1, 1948, provide one year of training in appropriate schools or colleges in the United States to not more than one hundred Fili- pinos, to be designated by the President of the Philippines subject to the provisions of section 311 (c), in public health methods and administration. It may replace equipment and supply reasonably necessary additional equipment, utilizing for this purpose, so far as possible, surplus property, and may recommend to the Commission the repair or construction under the provisions of section 304, at any time prior to July 1, 1950, of buildings deemed essential to the reha- bilitation of public health and quarantine functions. INTER-ISLAND COMMERCE SEC. 306 . (a) In order to restore and improve inter-island com- merce in the Philippines, notwithstanding the provisions of any existing law, the United States Maritime Commission is authorized to charter under such terms and conditions (including nominal rates of charter hire) vessels suitable for operation in the inter-island commerce of the Philippines to individuals, corporations, or coop- eratives or other forms of business organizations in the Philippines if the Commission determines that they possess the ability, experi- ence, financial resources, and other qualifications, necessary to enable them to operate and maintain the vessel in the inter-island commerce in the Philippines: Provided, That any charter entered into under the authority of this section shall contain a provision requiring that the vessel shall be operated only in the inter-island commerce in the Philippines. (b) The Chairman, United States Maritime Commission, is hereby authorized to permit not exceeding fifty Filipinos each year prior to July 1, 1950, to be designated by the President of the Philippines subject to the provisions of section 311 (c), to receive instruction in the United States Merchant Marine Cadet Corps and at a United States Merchant Marine Academy. The persons receiving instruc- tion under authority of this section shall receive the same pay, allowances, and emoluments, to be paid from the same appropria- tions, and, subject to such exceptions as may be determined by the Chairman, United States Maritime Commission, shall be subject to the same rules and regulations governing admission, attendance, dis- cipline, resignation, discharge, dismissal,' and graduation, as cadet midshipmen at the Merchant Marine Academy appointed from the United States; but such persons shall not be entitled to appointment to any office or position in the United States merchant marine by reason of their graduation from the Merchant Marine Academy. INTER-ISLAND AIR NAVIGATION SEC. 307. (a) The Administrator of Civil Aeronautics of the Department of Commerce is authorized to acquire, establish, operate, and to maintain a system of air-navigation facilities and associated airways communications services in the Philippines for inter-island airways operation and to connect the Philippine airways with inter- national and interoceanic routes. (b) The Administrator of Civil Aeronautics is authorized, under such regulations as he may adopt, to train not exceeding fifty Fili- pinos each year prior to July 1, 1950, to be designated by the Pres- ident of the Philippines subject to the provisions of section 311 (c), Instruction. Equipment. Charters Instruction of Fili- pinos. Filipino trainees. 137 60 STAT.]