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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 725-727-OCT. 25, 1949 Restriction. 38 Stat. 687. 43U. S. C.C 469. Credits. Restriction. October 25, 1949 [S. 1829] [Public Law 384] Crow Indian Tribe, Mont. Title to certain buf- falo. Other tribes. October 25, 1949 [I. 2290] [Public Law 385] Blue Grass Ord- nance Depot, Rich- mond, Ky. as, in his judgment, are equitably required by reason of action taken under (1) above, the Secretary may by public notice make such modi- fications of water-right applications and contracts with water users' associations and others then in effect on said project as he may deem advisable and equitable: Provided, That nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to amend section 4 of the Reclamation Extension Act aforesaid. Credits arising from a reduction or elimination of increases in construction charges allowed by the Secretary hereunder shall be without interest and shall be applied at an equal rate per annum against construction charge installments thereafter to become due or, if and to the extent that such credits exceed such installments, as advance payments on operation and maintenance charges due or to become due: Provided,That no reduced rates or credits accruing pur- suant to this Act in favor of any land-owner during any period while he holds in single ownership in excess of one hundred and sixty acres of irrigable land, upon which land the construction charges have not been paid in full, shall be allowed but such owners during the period of such excess ownership shall pay construction and other charges without credits or reductions allowable under this section. Approved October 25, 1949. [CHAPTER 726] AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the Crow Indian Tribe of Montana the title to certain buffalo. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to transfer to the Crow Indian Tribe of Montana the equitable title to all the buffalo owned by the United States on the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana, the legal title to such buffalo to be held by the United States in trust for the use and benefit of the Crow Indian Tribe. The Secretary of the Interior is further authorized, in his discretion, to grant to the said tribe the unrestricted title to any or all of such buffalo. SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Interior is further authorized, in his discretion, to grant to the tribe or tribes of any Indian reservation the unrestricted title to any buffalo now or hereafter held in trust for such tribes and deposit to the credit of such tribes either in their local treasury or in the Treasury of the United States the proceeds of sales of any buffalo previously held for the use and benefit of such tribes. Approved October 25, 1949. [CHAPTER 727] AN ACT To authorize an appropriation for the making of necessary improvements in the cemetery plots at the Blue Grass Ordnance Depot, Richmond, Kentucky. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of $6,100 is hereby authorized to be appropriated to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Army and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers for the relocation of, and the making of necessary improvements in, the cemetery plots at the Blue Grass Ordnance Depot, Richmond, Kentucky. Approved October 25, 1949. 904 [63 STAT.