Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 63 Part 1.djvu/1301

This page needs to be proofread.

PROCLAMATIONS-MAR . 12, 28, 1949 that no tolls when so prescribed shall be changed unless six months' notice thereof is given by the President by proclamation; and WHEREAS increased tolls for the use of the Panama Canal were prescribed by Proclamation No. 2775 of March 26, 1948, the said proclamation to become effective on October 1, 1948; and WHEREAS, by Proclamation No. 2808 of September 7, 1948, the effective date of the said Proclamation No. 2775 was postponed until April 1, 1949; and WHEREAS by House Resolution 44 of the 81st Congress, 1st Session, adopted February 28, 1949, the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (1) is authorized to make a full and complete study and analysis of the financial operation of the Panama Canal and to recommend to the Congress concerning what elements of cost should be properly used in the future as the basis of a policy to be followed in establishing and levying tolls for the use of the Panama Canal for transit purposes, and (2) is directed to report its findings, together with its recommendations for such legislation as it may deem advisable, to the House at the earliest practicable date, but not later than June 30, 1949; and WHEREAS the President is requested by the said resolution to defer until after submission of the Committee's report any change in tolls currently levied for the use of the Panama Canal; and WHEREAS it appears consistent with the public interest to post- pone the effective date of the said Proclamation No. 2775 until September 1, 1949, so as to permit continuance of the present tolls until the Congress shall have had adequate opportunity for considera- tion of the Committee's report: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the aforesaid section 411 of title 2 of the Canal Zone Code, do hereby proclaim that the effective date of the said Proclamation No. 2775 of March 26, 1948, is further postponed to, and shall be, September 1, 1949. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 12th day of March in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine, and of [SEAL] the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-third. HARRY S TRUMAN By the President: DEAN ACHESON Secretary of State. PAN AMERICAN DAY, 1949 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS Pan American Day has been observed annually by the American republics since 1931 as a symbol of their voluntary union in one community; and WHEREAS the establishment of the Organization of American States in the past year was a notable step in strengthening the order 62 Stat. 1494. 62 Stat. 1653. 62 Stat. 1494. 62 Stat. 1494. Effective date of Proclamation No. 2775. 62 Stat. 1494 . March 28, 1949 [No. 28321 1267 63 STAT.]