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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 298, 299-JULY 23, 1947 Election officers. Records etc. Inspectio and recorde Shares of Loans to July 23, 1947 [I. R . 2167] [Public Law 217] Missouri Basin proj- ect. Angostura unit. 53 Stat. 1418. 40U.S . C . §401-414. 50 Stat. 525. [CHAPTER 299] AN ACT To authorize the inclusion within the Angostura unit of the Missouri Basin project of certain lands owned by the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to add to and make a part of the Angos- tura unit of the Missouri Basin project, situated in Custer and Fall River Counties, South Dakota, and established pursuant to the provi- sions of the Act of August 11, 1939, as amended (16 U. S. C. (and Supp.) 590y-590z-11), any lands of the United States acquired under the provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. 195), the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, approved April 8, 1935 (49 Stat. 115), or title III of the Bank- head-Jones Farm-Tenant Act, approved July 22, 1937 (7 U. S. C 1010-1013), within the Bad Lands-Fall River land utilization project, administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, which are found to of national SEc. 13. The following national officers of the said corporation shall be elected by the chosen delegates thereof in annual national conven- tions, each official delegate casting one vote, to wit: National com- mander and seven national vice commanders, one of whom shall be a woman; finance officer, adjutant, judge advocate, and provost marshal. of account, SEc. 14 . The corporation shall keep correct and complete books and records of account and shall also keep minutes of the proceedings of its members, executive committee, and committees having any of the authority of the executive committee; and shall keep at its registered office or principal office a record giving the names and addresses of n of books its members entitled to vote; and permit all books and records of the corporation to be inspected by any member or his agent or his attorney for any proper purpose at any reasonable time. stock, etc. SEC. 15. The corporation shall not have or issue shares of stock, nor declare or pay dividends. officers. SEC. 16. No loan shall be made by the corporation to its officers or directors, or any of them, and any directors of the corporation who vote for or assent to the making of a loan or advance to an officer or director of the corporation, and any officer or officers participating in the making of any such loan or advance, shall be jointly and severally liable to the corporation for the amount of such loan until the repayment thereof. use name, SEC. 17. The corporation and its State, regional, and local sub- divisions shall have the sole and exclusive right to have and use in carrying out its purposes the name AMVETS (American Veterans of World War II), and such seals, emblems, and badges as the cor- poration may lawfully adopt. f authon f SEC. 18. As a condition precedent to the exercise of any power or privilege herein granted or conferred AMVETS (American Veterans of World War II) shall serve notice on the secretary of state, in each State, of the name and address of an authorized agent in such State upon whom legal process or demands against this corporation may be served. SEC. 19. Such provisions, privileges, and prerogatives as have been granted heretofore to other national veterans' organizations by virtue of their being incorporated by Congress are hereby granted and accrue to AMVETS (American Veterans of World War II). SEC. 20. The right to repeal, alter, or amend this Act at any time is hereby expressly reserved. Approved July 23, 1947. Right to etc. Notific name, etc., ized agent. 408 [61 STAT.