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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 483-485 --AUG. 19, 1949 Audit of accounts. which reports shall be prepared and arranged with a view to concise statement and convenient reference: Provided, That this provision shall not be construed to waive the submission of all accounts and vouchers to the General Accounting Office for audit or to permit any obligations to be incurred in excess of the amount authorized to be appropriated herein. Approved August 19, 1949. [CHAPTER 484] August 19, 1949 ACT [H. R. 5188] To provide for the preparation of a plan for the celebration of the one hundredth [Public Law 252] anniversary of the building of the Soo Locks. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the tes o nnial Ceslebration United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby Commission. created a commission to be known as the Soo Locks Centennial Cele- bration Commission (hereinafter referred to as the "Commission") and to be composed of nine Commissioners to be appointed by the compensation. President. The Commissioners shall serve without compensation and shall select a Chairman from among their number. SEC. 2. (a) It shall be the duty of the Commission to prepare a comprehensive plan for the celebration in the year 1955 of the one hundredth anniversary of the building of the Soo Locks. Report to resident. (b) The Commission shall make a report of its progress to the President at least twice a year, and shall submit to the President prior to the beginning of the celebration a final report setting forth the plan prepared pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and containing such recommendations for carrying out such plan as it deems advisable. Terminatn The Commission shall cease to exist thirty days after the date of the submission of the final report. Approved August 19, 1949. Augulst 19, 1949 [S. 1049] [Public Law 2531 Minlnesotla. IA'Ise of o)property. Report to Congress. Jurisdiction. [CHAPTER 485] AN ACT To authorize the lease of the Federal correctional institution at Sandstone, Minnesota, to the State of Minnesota. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amenrica in Conf/res., a.s eeble(d, lThat the Attorney General is authorized to lease to the State of Minnesota, upon such terms and conditions as he may see fit, all lands, buildings, equip- ment, and other facilities of the Federal correctional institution at Sandstone, Minnesota, not required for use by the Department of Justice. The agreement of the State of Minnesota to protect, repair, and maintain such property and to return it to the Department of Justice in as good condition as when leased, reasonable wear and tear excepted, may constitute the sole consideration for any such lease. Any such lease shall continue in effect until terminated (1) by either party upon not less than eighteen months' notice to the other, or (2) by agreement of both parties. SEC. 2 . The Attorney General shall consider any proposals which may be made by the State of Minnesota for the transfer to it of any of the property described in the first section of this Act, and shall report the same, together with his recommendations. to the Congress. SEC. 3 . There is hereby ceded to the State of Minnesota, for the duration of any lease of any property to it pursuant to the provisions of this Act, the jurisdiction theretofore vested in the United States over such property. Approved August 19, 1949. 620 [63 STAT.