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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 124 , 127-MAY 17, 19,1949 Port of Seattle. Cancellation of agreement. Continuation of use of pier 39. May 19, 1949 [H . 2440] [Public Law 65] Sale of Oreenbelt, Md., Oreendale, Wis., and Oreenhlls, Ohio. 41U.8.C. 5. P4 p. 403. county of King, State of Washington, and referred to as the Skinner and Eddy Site Numbered 2; and Whereas at the time the deed to said property was delivered to the Port of Seattle the purchase price therefor had not been paid; and Whereas an agreement was entered into contemporaneously with the transfer of said deed, which said agreement granted to the United States of America certain privileges; and Whereas said agreement provides that all vessels then or thereafter belonging to the United States of America or any agency or agencies of the United States of America may be moored alongside the premises conveyed pursuant to said deed free of charge; and Whereas said agreement also provides that the Port of Seattle agrees to give free dockage to all Government-owned vessels at any of the terminals belonging to or controlled by said port; and Whereas said port is desirous of being released from the provisions of the agreement dated December 31, 1923; and Whereas the United States of America has used a portion of the premises herein referred to for the mooring of vessels and has in addition thereto constructed pier 39 thereon and has excluded the port from any and all uses of the pier property and abutting facili- ties; and Whereas the United States Government is still desirous of continuing the present use of that portion of the property upon which pier 39 is located together with certain other properties and facilities; and Whereas the Port of Seattle is willing and agrees to enter into an agreement with the United States Government with respect to the continued use of this property: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representativesof the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Army, acting on behalf of the United States, is hereby authorized to negotiate for and enter into an agreement for such period and on such terms and conditions as he deems advisable for the continuing use by the United States of the property on which pier 39 and its appurtenant facilities are located and that the Attorney General, or his duly authorized representative, acting on behalf of the United States, upon notification that such an agreement has been entered into, is hereby authorized and directed to execute the necessary docu- ment or documents to release and cancel that certain agreement entered into on the 31st day of December 1923, by and between the Port of Seattle, a municipal corporation, and the United States of America, represented by the United States Shipping Board, acting by and through the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Cor- poration, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States for the District of Columbia, which said agreement was recorded on the 17th day of March 1924, in the office of the King County auditor in the State of Washington under volume 54 of chattel mortgages, page 614, and volume 887 of real property mortgages, page 448, bearing file number 1844599. Approved May 17, 1949. [CHAPTER 127] AN ACT To authorize the Public Housing Commissioner to sell the suburban resettlement projects known as Greenbelt, Maryland; Greendale, Wisconsin; and Greenhills, Ohio, without regard to provisions of law requiring competitive bidding or public advertising. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the UnitedStates of America in Congress assembled, That, notwithstand- ing the provisions of section 3709, as amended, of the Revised Statutes 68 [63 STAT.