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63 STAT.] 81sT CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 285-JUNE 30, 1949 after the date of enactment of this Act shall expire, as designated by the President at the time of appointment, one at the end of two years, one at the end of four years, and one at the end of six years, after the date of enactment of this Act. Qualifications of Board members shall include demonstrated ability, attachment to the public interest, impartiality, and diversified experience among its members. The Board shall be responsible for over-all policy making and general supervision. The Board shall meet at least quarterly, at least one of which meetings each year shall be held in the Virgin Islands. The Board of Directors shall act only by a majority vote of those present at a meeting attended by a quorum, and such quorum shall consist of four directors. Subject to the foregoing limitation, vacancies in the membership of the Board shall not affect its power to act. The directors shall receive no salary for their services on the Board, but under regulations and in amounts prescribed by the Board, with the approval of the President or his representative, may be paid by the Corporation reasonable per diem fees, and allowances in lieu of sub- sistence expenses, for attendance at meetings of the Board and for time-spent on official service of the Corporation, and their necessary travel expenses to and from meetings or when upon such official serv- ice, without regard to the Travel Expense Act of 1949. The admin- istrative functions shall be centered in a staff of full-time executive officers headed by a President appointed by the Board. The President shall be responsible to the Board for the execution of programs and policies adopted by the Board and for the day-to-day operations of the Corporation. Between meetings of the Board, the Chairman shall see that the Corporation faithfully executes the programs and policies adopted by the Board. SEC. 10. (a) There is hereby transferred to the Corporation the following property: (1) All property-real, personal, and mixed-now operated by the Virgin Islands Company on behalf of the United States, except the property now operated by that Company for the Department of the Interior which was conveyed to that Department by revocable permit from the Navy Department under agreement dated January 1, 1948. The value of the property so transferred shall be fixed at the depre- ciated cost as of June 30, 1947, shown in schedule 1 of the Comptroller General's report on the audit of the Virgin Islands Company for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1947, adjusted for all changes from that date to the date of transfer, including depreciation at the rates set forth in said schedule 1. (2) All the assets and property-real, personal and mixed, tangible and intangible-of the Virgin Islands Company. The value of the property so transferred shall be fixed at the value shown on the books of the Virgin Islands Company at the date of transfer, subject to any adjustment deemed necessary as a result of the audit required to be made by the Comptroller General under section 105 of the Government Corporation Control Act. (3) All of the interest of the United States in the property known as Bluebeard's Castle Hotel situated in the island of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The value of the property so transferred shall be fixed at a value approved by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget. (b) The Corporation shall assume and discharge all of the liabilities of the Virgin Islands Company: Provided, however, That such lia- bilities shall not be deemed to include the balances of relief grants held by the Virgin Islands Company which are invested in the assets and property embraced by paragraph (a) (2) of this section, and such balances shall become part of the investment of the United States in the Corporation. SEC. 11. The Secretary of the Interior, the Under Secretary of the 355 Meeting. Ante, p. 166. Administrative functions. Transfer of property. Bluebeard's Castle Hotel. Liabilities. Dissolution Virgin Islands Company.