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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS. - CHS. 578, 579-JULY 16, 1946 SEC. 6. The Secretary of War is authorized to transfer, without Promotion of sale of reimbursement, such devices and trophies as the Secretary of War in his discretion shall determine, to the Secretary of the Treasury for the promotion of the sale of war or victory bonds, and to any other Government agency for scientific, experimental, monumental, or dis- play purposes. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to sell or donate such war devices and trophies for the promotion of the sale of war or victory bonds. SEC. 7 . The Secretary of War shall afford to those who have onttibut of tr donated or contributed to the United States during the present emer- vious wars. gency, and prior to the date of this Act, trophies and devices from previous wars, suitable preferences in the distribution of similar war trophies and devices under this Act, and the cost of delivering such replacements to ultimate destination shall be borne by the United States. SEC. 8. As used herein the terms "State" or "States" shall include "State," "States." all Territories and possessions of the United States, and the District of Columbia, and the Canal Zone. SEC. 9. The Secretary of War is authorized to make all rules and Rues and regula- regulations necessary to effectuate the terms of this Act: Prosvided, That he shall require that war devices and trophies distributed in bMutlation of tro- accordance with this Act shall, insofar as practicable, be mutilated e prior to distribution so as to render them incapable of use as lethal weapons. SEC. 10. (a) As used in this Act the term "trophies" includes rifles, "Trophies" guns, howitzers, tanks, aircraft, items of individual equipment, and other articles used in warfare which originated with enemy countries and which were captured by, surrendered to, or have otherwise come into the possession of the Army of the United States. (b) As used in this Act the term "war devices" includes rifles, "Wardevics. guns, howitzers, tanks, aircraft, items of individual equipment and other articles used in warfare which originated with the armed forces of the United States and which are obsolete or unserviceable and not economically repairable. Approved July 16, 1946. [CHAPTER 579] AN ACT Julyl, 1o6 To authorize the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to accept gifts, devises, and Law 1 bequests in behalf of the general post fund for the use of veterans and for the Public Law 11 sale and conveyance of any such property under certain circumstances and the covering of the proceeds thereof into the post fund, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Admin- Acceptance by Ad- istrator of Veterans' Affairs is hereby authorized in his discretion to isttof eter- accept devises, bequests, and gifts, made in any manner, with respect ' Aff to which the testator or donor shall have indicated his intention that such property shall be for the benefit of groups of persons formerly in the active military or naval forces of the United States who by virtue of such service alone, or disability suffered therein or there- from, are or shall be patients or members of any one or more hospi- tals or homes operated by the United States Government, or shall have indicated his intention that such property shall be for the benefit of any such hospital or home, or shall be paid or delivered to any official, as such, or any agency in administrative control thereof. SEC. 2 . For the purpose of acquiring the title and the possession to Acquisitionofprop any property which he is by this Act authorized to accept, the Admin- et istrator of Veterans' Affairs is authorized to initiate and to appear in 537