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680 PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 522 , 523-AUG. 30 , 1949 [63 STAT. consider to be in the public interest, any land or interests in land situated within sections 15, 22, 27, 34, block 234, Brewster County, Texas, which he shall consider to be suitable for addition to the Big Cost limitation. Bend National Park: Provided, however, That the aggregate cost to the Federal Government of properties acquired hereafter and under the provisions hereof shall not exceed the sum of $10,000. Properties acquired pursuant to this Act shall become a part of the park upon acquisition of title thereto by the United States. Approved August 30, 1949. [CHAPTER 523] August 30, 1949 AN ACT [H. R. 44981 To amend section 6 of the Act of April 15, 1938, to expedite the carriage of mail [Public Law 277] by granting additional authority to the Postmaster General to award contracts for the transportation of mail by aircraft upon star routes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the PostalService. United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 6 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for experimental air-mail services to further develop safety, efficiency, and economy, and for other 52at.219. purposes", approved April 15, 1938 (39 U. S. C . 470), is hereby amended to read as follows: serroucte air-mail "SEC. 6 . (a) Whenever he shall find it to be in the public interest, because of the nature of the terrain, or the impracticability or in- adequacy of surface transportation, and where the cost thereof is rea- sonably compatible with the service to be provided, the Postmaster General may award contracts for the transportation by aircraft upon star routes of any or all classes of mail (including but not limited to air mail and air parcel post), payment for such service to be made from cLaws,e tc, appl" the appropriation for inland transportation by star routes: Provided, That all laws and regulations not in conflict with this section govern- ing star routes shall be applicable to contracts made under the author- Nonapplicability. ity of this section: Provided further, That the provisions of title IV of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, approved June 23, 1938 (52 Stat. 52Stat. 987. 8 973), as amended other than sections 407, 408, 409, 412, 413, 414, and 49U.S.C. §481- 496; Supp. I1, 481 416 thereof shall not apply to the transportation of mail under this note. n52 tat. 10W. section: Provided further, That prior to advertising for bids for the 49 48 7- transportation of mail by aircraft on any star route, except as author- 39 U.S.C'. 488a, ized by the Act of October 14, 1940 (54 Stat. 1175), entitled 'An Act 488b. autlhorlz ig speci all arrangements in the transportation of mail within the Territory of Alaska,' the Postmaster General shall obtain from the Civil Aeronautics Board a certification that the proposed route does not conflict with the development of air transportation as con- 2 Stat. 973.4t templated under the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, as amended: 49U.S.C.6401et seq.; Supp. i, § 401 t Provided further, That any such contract made under authority of Ane , pp.4O, 678 . this section shall be canceled upon the issuance by the Civil Aero- tranellation ofcon- nautics Board of an authorization under title IV of the Civil Aero- nautics Act of 1938, as amended, to any air carrier to engage in the Requirements of ransportation of mail by aircraft between any of the points named bidderments such contract: And provided further, That no bid for a contract under this section shall be considered unless the bidder is a resident of or qualified to do business as a common carrier by air in a State within which one or more points to be served under such proposed contract are located. As used in this section, the term 'State' includes the several States, the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii, and the District of Columbia. erubiationi Fed- "(b) Upon receipt of a request from the Postmaster General for the certification required in subsection (a) above, the Civil Aero- nautics Board shall promptly publish in the Federal Register, and send to such persons as the Board may by regulation determine, a