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Stephen Foster Memorial Day.

PUBLIC LAW 226—OCT. 29, 1951

[65 STAT.

nized as the father of American folk music and the true interpreter of the fundamental spirit of music; and Whereas Stephen Collins Foster symbolizes in his works the unity of mankind through music; and Whereas the National Federation of Music Clubs at its biennial convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 13, 1951, and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs at Miami, Florida, on April 10, 1951, have endorsed and joined with the Florida Stephen Foster Memorial Corporation's request for the designation of January 13, the day on which the spirit of his music became immortal, as Stephen Foster Memorial D a y: Now, therefore, be it Resolved 'by the Senate cmd House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States is authorized to issue a proclamation designating January 13 of each year as Stephen Foster Memorial Day, and calling upon the people throughout the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies, p i l ^ i m a g e s to his shrines, and musical programs featuring his compositions. Approved October 27, 1951.

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AN ACT October 29, 1961 [S. 657]

To amend and clarify the District of Columbia Teachers' Leave Act of 1949, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the D. C. T e a c h e r s ' L e a v e Act of 1949, United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first section amendments. of the District of Columbia Teachers' Leave Act of 1949 is amended 63 Stat. 842. ^a) by striking from the last sentence thereof the words "sixty" and "ten" and substituting in lieu thereof the words "seventy-five" and "twenty", respectively, and (b) by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "Under such rules and regulations as the Board of Education may prescribe any teacher or attendance officer may use three days of such cumulative leave with pay in any school year for any purpose, upon giving timely notice of intended absence." SEC. 2, Section 2 of such Act is amended (a) by striking from the proviso of the first sentence thereof the words "total amount to be" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "leave" and also by striking from such proviso the words "shall not exceed twenty days and" and (b) by striking from the last sentence thereof the word "sixty" and inserting in lieu thereof "seventy-five". SEC. 3. Section 4 of such Act is amended by striking therefrom the word "twenty" and inserting in lieu thereof "twenty-five". SEC. 4. When any person occupying a position, the salary of which position is fixed by article I, title I, of the District of Columbia Teachers' Salary Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 248), as amended, or a position as attendance officer, the salary of which position is fixed in class 32, article II, title I, of such Act, is transferred or promoted to any position in the schedule in article II, title I, of such Act (other than a position in class 32) shall be entitled to have credited to his account as accumulated sick leave as provided by the Act entitled "An Act to standardize sick leave and extend it to all civilian employees", 5 U.S.C. jsofrfses. approved March 14, 1936 (49 Stat. 1162), as amended, the same number of days as are credited to him as cumulative leave with pay under the provisions of the District of Columbia Teachers' Leave Act of 1949.