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1288 July 29, 1949 PROCLAMATIONS Aug. 2, 1949 [63 STAT. (e) Applications for permits. Applications for permits shall be addressed to the Director, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington 25, D. C ., in such form as he may prescribe. Effective date. These amendments shall become effective on and after September 1, 1949. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the seal of the Department of the Interior to be affixed, this 27th day of July, 1949. [SEAL] JAKRUG Secretary of the Interior 40 Stat. 755. 16 U. . C. S§703- 711; Supp. II, § 704 notes. Approval of amend- ments. 40 Stat. 755. 16U.S.C.§704; Supp. II, § 704 notes. AND WHEREAS upon consideration it appears that approval of the foregoing amendments will effectuate the purposes of the afore- said Migratory Bird Treaty Act: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 3 of the said Migratory Bird Treaty Act of July 3, 1918, do hereby approve and proclaim the foregoing amendments. 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 29th day of July in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine, and of the [SEAL] Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-fourth. By the President: DEAN ACHESON Secretary of Sate HARRY S TRUMAN FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, 1949 August 2, 1949 [No. 2849] Designation of Fire Prevention Week. Observance. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the lives of thousands of our fellow Americans-men, women, and children-are destroyed each year by fire and countless others suffer permanent disability from the same cause; and WHEREAS preventable fires also destroy an untold amount of irreplaceable natural resources and of private and public property, including forests and farms, schools and churches, hospitals, homes, and factories; and WHEREAS for these reasons the prevention of fires is of the utmost concern to every American citizen: NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the week beginning October 9, 1949, as Fire Prevention Week. I earnestly request that during that week all of us undertake a year-round campaign against destructive fires in our homes and in our communities. I also request that State and local governments, the American National Red Cross, the National Fire Waste Council, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, business, labor, and farm organizations, churches, schools, civic groups, and agencies of public information, including newspapers, magazines, and the radio, tele- vision, and motion picture industries, cooperate fully in the observance of Fire Prevention Week. I direct the appropriate agencies of the