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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 479, 483-AUG. 18 ,19,1949 Street Northeast, between Maryland Avenue Northeast and East Capitol Street; to the line of the face of the south curb of Maryland Avenue Northeast, between First Street Northeast and Second Street Northeast; to the line of the face of the west curb of Second Street Northeast, between Maryland Avenue Northeast and East Capitol Street; and to the line of the face of the north curb of East Capitol Street between First Street Northeast and Second Street Northeast. Approved August 18, 1949. [CHAPTER 483] Augst 19,9 JOINT RESOLUTION August 19, 1949 [S. J. Res. 79] Authorizing Federal participation in the International Exposition for the Bicen- [Public Law 251] tennial of the Founding of Port-au -Prince, Republic of Haiti, 1949. c t c t si iI Whereas there is to be held in the city of Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, during the years 1949 and 1950, a world fair commemorating the bicentennial of the founding of Port-au -Prince; and Whereas the United States has been formally invited by the Republic of Haiti to participate in this exposition; and Whereas the Republic of Haiti and the city of Port-au -Prince have provided a site and permanent public improvements at an estimated cost of $4,000,000; and Whereas such international exposition and celebration are worthy and deserving of the support and encouragement of the United States; and the United States has aided and supported such expo- sitions in the past: Therefore be it Port-an-Prince i- Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United ion,eHaiti Exosi- States of erica in Congress assembled, That the President is hereby Apoisintment o authorized, in his discretion and upon the recommendation of the Secretary of State, to appoint or designate a commissioner, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to represent the United States in connection with participation in the Port-au-Prince Bicen- tennial Exposition who shall serve for such period prior to such exposition as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this joint resolution, for the duration of such exposition, and for not more than Delegation of au- six months after the official closing thereof. The Secretary of State may delegate to the commissioner any authority conferred upon him by this joint resolution, and the commissioner shall be responsible to Compensation. the Secretary of State in carrying out his duties. The commissioner shall receive compensation at a rate not to exceed $12,000 per annum while serving in this capacity, except that any official of the Govern- ment designated as commissioner shall serve without additional compensation. SEC. 2 . The Secretary of State is authorized- eputy commis- (a) to designate as deputy commissioner a Government official, who shall serve without additional compensation and whose duties shall be prescribed by the commissioner; (b) to secure, either by direct hire or by detail from Govern- ment agencies with the consent of the heads of such agencies, such other staff as may be necessary to assist the commissioner; Erection of build- (c) to erect on land which shall be conveyed in full ownership of the United States of America by the Haitian Government such a building or such a group of buildings as he may deem adequate for effective participation by the United States in the exposition: Diposionof.bud- Provided, That, after the close of the exposition, such land and building or group of buildings shall be utilized or disposed of in 22 . st..a - accordance with the Foreign Service Buildings Act of 1926, as o). amended; in 3( 618 [63 STAT.