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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 918, 919-AUG. 8,1946 August 8, 1946 is. 22361 [Public Law 698] U. S. Maritime Commission. Awards for service 50 U. S. C., Supp V, app. §§ 1471-1475 Ante, pp . 905,945. Posthumous awards Funds available. Manufacture, sale, etc. Penalty. August 8, 1946 [S. 2286] [Public Law 6991 George Washington Memorial Parkway. 46 Stat. 484 . [CHAPTER 918] AN ACT e I. [CHAPTER 919] AN ACT To amend the Act entitled: "An Act for the acquisition, establishment, and devel- opment of the George Washington Memorial Parkway along the Potomac from Mount Vernon and Fort Washington to the Great Falls, and to provide for the acquisition of lands in the District of Columbia and the States of Maryland and Virginia requisite to the comprehensive park, parkway, and playground system of the National Capital", approved May 29, 1930. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 (a) of the Act entitled "An Act for the acquisition, establishment, and development of the George Washington Memorial Parkway along the Potomac from Mount Vernon and Fort Washington to the Great Falls, and to provide for the acquisition of lands in the District of Columbia and the States of Maryland and Virginia requisite to the comprehen- sive park, parkway, and playground system of the National Capital", approved May 29, 1930 (46 Stat. 482), is amended by striking out the third proviso and by striking out of the fourth proviso the words "and the construction of said roads". SEC. 2. Section 1 (b) of such Act is amended by striking out the last sentence thereof. SEc. 3. So much of section 1 (b) of such Act as precedes the first proviso thereof is amended to read as follows: 960 [60 STAT. Providing for a medal for service in the merchant marine during the present war. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the United States Maritime Commission is authorized and directed to procure a medal and suitable appurtenances of appropriate design, including an honorable discharge lapel button, to be awarded to (1) each person who served honorably in a war zone as an officer or member of the crew of vessels owned by or operated by or for the account of the Mari- time Commission or the War Shipping Administration for thirty days during the period beginning December 7, 1941, and ending with Sep- tember 3, 1945; and (2) each person who is entitled to receive a cer- tificate of substantially continuous service pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 87, Seventy-eighth Congress, approved June 23, 1943 (57 Stat. 162). The medal may be awarded posthumously and, when so awarded, shall be presented to such representative of the deceased as shall be prescribed in the applicable regulations. Awards under this Act shall be made pursuant to regulations prescribed by the Mari- time Commission. SEC. 2 . The Maritime Commission is authorized to expend out of any funds available for expenditure by the Maritime Commission such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. SEC. 3. The manufacture, sale, possession, or display of any insignia, decoration, medal, award, or device, or the ribbon, button, or rosette thereof, or any colorable imitation of any insignia, decoration, medal, award, or device, provided for in this Act, is prohibited, except as authorized under such Act or any rule or regulation issued pursuant thereto. Whoever violates any provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment not exceed- ing six months, or both. Approved August 8, 1946.