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All 68 Stat. 1219.
62 Stat. 737.
TITLE II-DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION RELATING
SEC. 201. Section 794 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
"(a) Whoever, with intent or reason to believe that it is to be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of a foreign nation, communicates, delivers, or transmits, or attempts to communicate, deliver, or transmit, to any foreign government, or to any faction or party or military or naval force within a foreign country, whether recognized or unrecognized by the United States, or to any representative, officer, agent, employee, subject, or citizen thereof, either directly or indirectly, any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, note, instrument, appliance, or information relating to the national defense, shall be punished by death or by imprisonment for any term of years or for life.
"(b) Whoever, in time of war, with intent that the same shall be communicated to the enemy, collects, records, publishes, or communicates, or attempts to elicit any information with respect to the movement, numbers, description, condition, or disposition of any of the Armed Forces, ships, aircraft, or war materials of the United States, or with respect to the plans or conduct, or supposed plans or conduct of any naval or military operations, or with respect to any works or measures undertaken for or connected with, or intended for the fortification or defense of any place, or any other information relating to the public defense, which might be useful to the enemy, shall be punished by death or by imprisonment for any term of years or for life.
"(c) If two or more persons conspire to violate this section, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be subject to the punishment provided for the offense which is the object of such conspiracy."
84th Congress Chapter 115- 1st Session
To amend title 18, United States Code, section 871, to provide penalties for threats against the President-elect and the Vice President.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That title 18, United 62 Stat. 740. States Code, section 871 is amended to read as follows:
"g 871. Threats against President, President-elect, and Vice
"Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits for conveyance in the mail or for delivery from any post office or by any letter carrier any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States, the President-elect, or the Vice President of the United States, or knowingly and willfully otherwise makes any such threat against the President, President-elect, or Vice President, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both."
SEC. 2. The analysis of chapter 41 of title 18, United States Code, immediately preceding section 871 of such title is amended by deleting
"871. Threats against President."
and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"871. Threats against President, President-elect, and Vice President." Approved June 1, 1955.
62 Stat. 740.
To amend title 18 of the United States Code, relating to the mailing and transportation of obscene matter.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first para- Obscene matter. graph of section 1461 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended Mailing and to read as follows: transportation. 62 Stat. 768.
"Every obscene, lewd, lascivious, indecent, filthy or vile article, matter, thing, device, or substance; and-".
SEC. 2. The fifth paragraph of section 1461 of title 18, United States Code, reading "Every letter, packet, or package, or other mail matter containing any filthy, vile or indecent thing, device, or substance; and", is hereby repealed.
SEC. 3. Chapter 71 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended by inserting, immediately following section 1464 of such chapter, a new section, to be designated as section 1465, and to read as follows:
"§ 1465. Transportation of obscene matters for sale or distribution. "Whoever knowingly transports in interstate or foreign commerce for the purpose of sale or distribution any obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy book, pamphlet, picture, film, paper, letter, writing, print, silhouette, drawing, figure, image, cast, phonograph recording, electrical transcription or other article capable of producing sound or any other matter of indecent or immoral character, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
"The transportation as aforesaid of two or more copies of any publication or two or more of any article of the character described above, or a combined total of five such publications and articles, shall create a presumption that such publications or articles are intended for sale or distribution, but such presumption shall be rebuttable.
"When any person is convicted of a violation of this Act, the court in its judgment of conviction may, in addition to the penalty prescribed, order the confiscation and disposal of such items described herein which were found in the possession or under the immediate control of such person at the time of his arrest."
SEC. 4. The analysis of chapter 71 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended by inserting, immediately after and underneath item 1464, as contained in such analysis, the following new item:
"1465. Transportation of obscene matters for sale or distribution." Approved June 28, 1955.
69 Stat. 183. 69 Stat. 184.
Chapter 199 - 1st Session
H. R. 5860
All 69 Stat. 188.
To authorize certain officers and employees of the Department of State and the
and Foreign Service.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, under such State Department regulations as the Secretary of State may prescribe, security officers of the Department of State and the Foreign Service who have been designated by the Secretary of State and who have qualified for the Carrying of use of firearms, are authorized to carry firearms for the purpose of firearms. protecting heads of foreign states, high officials of foreign governments and other distinguished visitors to the United States, the Secretary of State, and the Under Secretary of State, and official representatives of foreign governments and of the United States attending international conferences, or performing special missions. Approved June 28, 1955.
To amend section 4004, title 18, United States Code, relating to administering oaths and taking acknowledgments by officials of Federal penal and correctional institutions.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 4004, title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: ❝g 4004. Oaths and acknowledgments
"The wardens and superintendents, associate wardens and superintendents, chief clerks, record clerks, and parole officers, of Federal penal or correctional institutions, may administer oaths to and take acknowledgments of officers, employees, and inmates of such institutions, but shall not demand or accept any fee or compensation therefor."
Approved July 7, 1955.
To amend subsection (e) (1) of section 13A of the Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950 to change from two years to three years the standard contained therein with respect to the past affiliations of individuals conducting the management of certain organizations.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That paragraph (1) of subsection (e) of section 13A of the Subversive Activities Control 68 Stat. 778. Act of 1950 is amended by striking out "two years" and inserting "three years" in lieu thereof.
Approved July 26, 1955.
50 USC 7928.