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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CHS. 484, 488-AUG. 4 , 5, 1947 Whereas it is recognized that, while the contribution of the city of Reading and county of Berks to the material and physical welfare of the Nation have been large, the greatest contribution to the for- warding of the Nation has been their considered and collective judgment, their thoughtful patriotism so that in every crisis in national affairs they have thought their way through to a solution which has reflected the Nation's thinking and which has enabled them in good conscience to make rich contribution of lives and fortunes in every national emergency of war or peace: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Government and anNsc tl° na people of the United States unite with the city of Reading, Penns l- vania, in a fitting and appropriate observance of the two-hundredth anniversary of its founding. SEC. 2. There is hereby established a commission to be known as Reading Bic the United States-Reading Bicentennial Commission (hereinafter re- commission ferred to as the "Commission") to be composed of nine Commissioners, as follows: One person to be appointed by the President of the United States as his representative, the President pro tempore of the Senate and two Members of the Senate to be appointed by said President pro tempore, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and four Members of the House to be appointed by said Speaker. SEC. 3. The Commission, on behalf of the United States, shall co- operate with the representatives of the city of Reading in proper and appropriate activities commemorating such anniversary. SEC. 4. The members of the Commission shall serve without com- chairman pensation and shall select a Chairman from among their number. SEC. 5 . Any vacancies occurring in the membership of the Commis- Vacancies. sion shall be filled in the same manner in which original appointments to such Commission are made. Approved August 4, 1947. [CHAPTER 488] AN ACT To provide support for wool, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rc/re.centatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) The Com- modity Credit Corporation shalf continue, until December 31, 1948, to support a price to producers of wool in the continental United States and Territories at the price it supported wool in 1946. (b) Notwithstanding any other provisions hereof, the Commodity Credit Corporation may adjust support prices for individual grades and qualities of wool for the purpose of bringing about a fair and equitable relationship in the support prices for the various grades and qualities of wool; and may make discounts from support prices for off-quality inferior-grade, or poorly prepared wool. SEC. 2 . The provisions of sections 385, 386, and 388 of the Agricul- tural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, shall be applicable to the support operations carried out pursuant to the first section of this Act. SEC. 3. The Commodity Credit Corporation may, until December 31, 1948, dispose of wool owned by it without regard to any restriction imposed upon it by law. Approved August 5, 1947. Au aust5, 147 iS.14098 [I'ulif lAw 3(01 Wool. Adjustment of sup- port prices. Discounts. 52 Stat. 68. 7U.S.C.11385. 13S6,1388 . Disposition of wool by CCC. 95347°---8-pt. 1- 49 769 observ- States- entennial sation;