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PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960


Receipts p r i m a facie i dence.

PUBLIC LAW 86-508-JUNE 11, 1960



(56) The fifth, sentence of section 14(a) of title IX of the District of Columbia Revenue Act of 1937, as added by section 4 of the Act of July 10, 1952 (66 Stat. 546; D.C. Code, sec. 47-2413(a)), is amended by inserting "or by certified mail" immediately following the words "registered mail", SEC. 2. E e t u m receipts for the delivery of certified mail which is utilized under any provision of law shall be received in the courts as prima facie evidence of delivery to the same extent as return receipts for registered mail. Approved June 11, 1960.

Public Law 86-508 June 11, 1960 [H. J. R e s. 208]

West V i r g i n i a Centennial C e l e bration, 1963.


Report to C o n gress.


JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for participation by the United States in the West Virginia Centennial Celebration to be held in 1963 at various locations in the State of West Virginia, and for other purposes.

Whereas the State of West Virginia will celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of its statehood during 1963; and Whereas the national commemoration of the Civil W a r will be concurrently celebrated, and marked for public attention by the Civil W a r Centennial Commission during the years 1961 through 1965; and Whereas the State of West Virginia was created by Executive order of the President as a part of the Federal policy during that war and the origins of the State of West Virginia were heavily influenced by the activities of the United States Government: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress hereby recognizes the West Virginia Centennial Celebration (hereinafter referred to as the "celebration"), to be held at various locations in the State of West Virginia during 1963, as an event designed to reinforce the national unity of purpose of the United States and the determination of the people of the United States to continue this Nation as a bulwark of individual freedom. SEC. 2. (a) To implement the recognition declared in the first section of this Act, the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, shall cooperate with the West Virginia Centennial Commission in the planning of the celebration and shall conduct a study of the celebration to determine the manner in which and the extent to which the United States shall be a participant in and exhibitor at the celebration, (b) Such study shall be made, in the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce, by personnel of the Department of Commerce or under contract by one or more recognized professional experts in the field of industrial showmanship; and the findings derived from such study, together with such recommendations as the Secretary may deem appropriate (including detailed recommendations with respect to the manner and extent of United States participation in the celebration and the estimated itemized cost of such participation) shall be submitted to the Congress at the first session of the Eighty-seventh Congress. SEC. 3. There is authorized to be appropriated the sum of $15,000 to enable the Secretary of Commerce to carry out his duties under section 2. Approved June 11, 1960.