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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 298-JULY 23, 1947 H. Dewey, 251 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee; Ivan Stone, 2708 West Lamar, Houston, Texas; Doctor M. H. Seidner, 406 First Security Bank Building, Ogden, Utah; J. C . McCaughan, Junior, 1904 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia; John E. Howell, Junior, 11101/2 Seventeenth Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia; and Kenneth Kunde, Quonset Park, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. (4) The headquarters office and principal place of business of said corporation shall be located in Washington, District of Columbia, but the activities of said organization, as set out herein, shall not be con- fined to the District of Columbia, but shall be conducted throughout the various States, Territories, and possessions of the United States. SEC. 6. Any American citizen shall be eligible for membership in the AMVETS (American Veterans of World War II) who was regu- larly enlisted, inducted, or commissioned, and who was accepted for, or was on, active duty in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States, or our allies, on or after September 16, 1940, and who served between this date and the date of cessation of hostilities, as established by the Government of the United States. Service with the armed forces must have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation from the service: Provided, how- ever, That persons otherwise eligible for membership who are on active duty or who must continue to serve after the cessation of hostil- ities are also eligible for membership. SEC. 7. (1) Each member of the said corporation shall have the right to one vote in the conduct of official business at the post level. Each post shall have the right to elect delegates to national conven- tions of the corporation, which delegates shall each exercise one vote in the conduct of business of the respective convention to which he is elected. (2) The executive committee of the said corporation shall consist of one member duly elected to represent each department, and, in addition, all elective officers shall be members of the executive com- mittee, ex officio. SEC. 8. The said corporation may and shall acquire all of the assets of the existing unincorporated association known as AMVETS (Amer- ican Veterans of World War II) upon discharge or satisfactory pro- visions for the discharge of all its liabilities. SEC. 9. In the event of a final dissolution or liquidation of such corporation, and after the discharge or satisfactory provisions for the discharge of all its liabilities, the remaining assets of the said corporation shall be transferred to the Veterans' Administration to be applied to the care and comfort of disabled veterans of World War II. SEC. 10. The corporation shall have power to- (1) Have succession by its corporate name; (2) Choose such officers, representatives, and agents as are necessary to carry out the purposes of the corporation; (3) Contract and be contracted with; (4) Transfer and convey all real or personal property; (5) Borrow money for the purposes of the corporation, issue bonds therefor. and secure same by mortgage subject in every case to all applicable provisions of Federal or State laws. SEC. 11. The corporation shall be liable for the acts of its officials, representatives, and agents when acting within the scope of their authority. SEC. 12. The corporation shall maintain in the District of Columbia at all times a designated agent authorized to accept services of processes for such corporation; and notice to or service upon such agent, or mail to the business address of such agent, shall be deemed notice or service upon the corporation. Headquarters office. Eligibility for mem- bership. Persons on active duty. Right to vote, etc. Members of execu- tive committee. Acquisition of assets of existing association. Dissolution or liq- uidation of corpora- tion. Powers of corpora- tion. Ante, p. 406. Liability. Maintenance of agent in D. C.