PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 339 -342-JULY 26, 1947 50 Stat. 526 . 7U. S. C.§1012. 16 U.S. C. I 590q (a). July 26, 1947 [S. 753] [Public Law 250] Flathead Indian ir- rigation project. 25U.S.C.§§389- 389e. July 26, 1947 [H. J . Res. 250] [Public Law 251] Board of Regents of Smithsonian Institu- tion. of this Act shall be made to the Governor of the Territory or to the fiscal agent of such subdivision." SEC. 2. Subsection (a) of section 17 of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (49 Stat. 1151), is amended to read as fol- lows: "This Act shall apply to the United States, the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii, and the possessions of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and, as used in this Act, the term 'State' includes Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands." SEC. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. Approved July 26, 1947. [CHAPTER 340] AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to defer the collection of certain irriga- tion construction charges against lands under the Flathead Indian irrigation project. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, notwithstand- ing any provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Secre- tary of the Interior to investigate and adjust irrigation charges on irrigation lands within projects on Indian reservations, and for other purposes", approved June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1803), the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to defer the collection of irri- gation construction charges on the Flathead Indian irrigation project until January 1, 1949. Approved July 26, 1947. [CHAPTER 341] JOINT RESOLUTION To provide for the appointment of Robert V. Fleming as a member of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the vacancy in the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, of the class other than Members of Congress, caused by the resignation of Frederic A. Delano, be filled by the appointment of Robert V. Fleming, a citizen of the District of Columbia, for the statutory term of six years. Approved July 26, 1947. [CHAPTER 342] July 26, 1947 AN ACT IH. R. 38641 To amend the District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act with [Public Law 2521 respect to contribution rates after termination of military service. 57 Stat. 106 . D. C . Code, Supp. V, §46-303 (c) (4). Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 3 (c) (4) of the District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act, as amended, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "(iv) CONTRIBUTION RATES AFTER TERMINATION OF MILITARY SERV- ICE. - When the Board finds that the continuity of an employer's employment experience has been interrupted solely by reason of one or more of the owners, officers, managers, partners, or majority stock- holders of such employer's employing enterprise having served in the armed forces of the United States of America or any of its allies during a time of war, such employer's employment experience shall be deemed to have been continuous throughout the period that such 494 [61 STAT.