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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CHS. 54, 55 -MAY 15, 1947 the Secretary of the Interior an application to purchase, and the Secre- tary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to issue patent to it, for use as a recreational camp for young people, what will be when surveyed by the extension of the rectangular surveys, the frac- tional southwest quarter of the southwest quarter section 23, township 20 north, range 8 east, Seward meridian, Alaska, containing approxi- mately thirty-five acres. SEC. 2. The patent shall not be issued until after payment has been made by the Victory Bible Camp Ground, Incorporated, to the Secre- tary of the Interior for the land at its reasonable appraised price of not less than $1.25 per acre, to be fixed by the Secretary, and shall not include any land covered by a valid existing right initiated under the public-land laws or found by the Secretary of the Interior to be needed for public purposes. The patent shall reserve to the United States the coal and other mineral deposits in the land together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the same under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. Approved May 15, 1947. [CHAPTER 55] AN ACT Providing for the appointment of a United States commissioner for the Big Bend National Park in the State of Texas, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That upon the estab- lishment of the Big Bend National Park in the State of Texas pur- suant to the provisions of the Act of June 20, 1935 (49 Stat. 393), entitled "An Act to provide for the establishment of the Big Bend National Park in the State of Texas, and for other purposes," the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas shall appoint a commissioner for the said national park. The district court shall prescribe the rules of procedure and practice for the commissioner in the trial of cases and for appeal to the district court. The com- missioner shall be paid an annual salary, as appropriated for by the Congress. SEC. 2. The commissioner shall have jurisdiction to issue process in the name of the United States for the arrest of any person charged with a violation of any of the rules and regulations made by the Secre- tary of the Interior in pursuance of law for the government and pro- tection of the park, or with the commission within the park of a petty offense against the law, and to try the person so charged, who, if found guilty, shall be subject to the punishment prescribed by section 3 of the Act of August 25, 1916 (39 Stat. 535; U. S. C., title 16, sec. 3), as amended. For the purposes of this Act, the term "petty offense" shall be defined as in section 335 of the Criminal Code (U. S . C ., title 18, sec. 541). In all cases of conviction an appeal shall lie from the judgment of said commissioner to the district court. SEC. 3. The commissioner shall have power to issue process in the name of the United States for the arrest of any person charged with the commission within said park of any criminal offense not covered by the provisions of section 2 of this Act, and to hear the evidence introduced. If he is of the opinion that probable cause is shown for holding the person so charged for trial, he shall commit such person for further appropriate action, and shall certify a transcript of the record of his proceedings and the testimony in such case to the district court, which court shall have jurisdiction of the case. SEC. 4 . All fees, costs, and expenses arising in cases under this Act and properly chargeable to the United States shall be certified, 91 Issuance of patent. Rights reserved. May 15, 1947 [H. R. 490] [Public Law 52] Big Bend National Park, Texas. Appointment of Commissioner. 16U. .C.§§156- 158. Salary. Jurisdiction of com- missioner. "Petty offense." 35 Stat. 1152. Criminal offense. Fees, costs, expense, etc.