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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CHS. 225, 226-JULY 11, 1947 [CHAPTER 225] AN ACT To amend the Act of June 14, 1938, so as to authorize the Cairo Bridge Com- mission to issue its refunding bonds for the purpose of refunding the outstanding bonds issued by the commission to pay the cost of a certain toll bridge at or near Cairo, Illinois. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 5 of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Cairo Bridge Commission, or the successors of said commission, to acquire by purchase, and to improve, maintain, and operate a toll bridge across the Mississippi River at or near Cairo, Illinois", approved June 14, 1938 (Public, Numbered 601, Seventy-fifth Congress, 52 Stat. 679), is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 5. The power granted to the commission by this Act to issue its negotiable bonds for the payment of the cost of said bridge and its approaches and the necessary lands, easements, and appurtenances thereto, shall include the power to refund said bonds, including the payment of any redemption premium thereon, by the issuance of negotiable refunding bonds of the commission, bearing interest at a lower rate or rates, in an aggregate principal amount not in excess of the principal amount of outstanding bonds to be refunded plus the amount of the redemption premium payable on said outstanding bonds at the date of the redemption thereof. All of the provisions of sections 4 and 5 of said Act of April 13, 1934, relating to the bridge constructed, to the bonds issued, and to the trust agreement entered into under the authority of said Act, and relating to the collection of bridge tolls and to the application of such tolls, shall apply to the bridge acquired and to the bonds issued or to be issued under the authority of this Act." Approved July 11, 1947. [CHAPTER 226] AN ACT To authorize the establishment of a band in the Metropolitan Police force. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Conpqress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be established in the Metropolitan Police I)epartment a band to perform at such municipal or civic functions and events as may be authorized by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. The Major and Superintendent of Police is authorized in his discre- tion to detail, without additional compensation, such officers and members of the Metropolitan Police force as may request such a detail to participate in the activities of such band. The said Commissioners are authorized to employ, without reference to the civil-service laws, one director for such band with compensation at a rate not to exceed the rate of compensation to which a lieutenant in the Metropolitan Police force is entitled. SEC. 2. Notwithstanding the limitations of existing law, the said Commissioners may appoint to, and employ in, the position of director of such band, any retired officer of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, and such retired officer shall be entitled to receive, in addition to his retired pay, the compensation authorized by this Act to be paid to such director, such additional compensation to be payable from District of Columbia appropriations. SEC. 3 . Appropriations to carry out the purpose of this Act is hereby authorized. Approved July 11, 1947. 311 July 11, 1947 [H. R. 16101 [Public Law 174] Cairo Bridge Com- mission. Refunding of bonds. 48 Stat. 578. July 11, 1947 [II. R. 2470] [Public Law 175] Metrolx)litatn Pollco force band. Director. Apprpiatkons u- theatmd.