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[5. Not more than one stall or other division of space in each market will be assigned to any one person, except by special authority of the superintendent or assistant superintendent of public works.]

[6. Lessees of space will not be permitted to make any changes in the arrangement of partitions, shelves, etc. Requests for desired changes will be made of the market inspector. If approved by him, he will secure an estimate of the cost of the work, and upon deposit with him by the lessee of the amount of the estimate, the work will be done by the Isthmian Canal Commission. The excess of the deposit, if any, over the cost of the work, will be returned to the lessee.]

[7. All stalls and other divisions of space shall be thoroughly swept at the close of each day. Special attention shall be given to the spaces used for the sale of meat and fish; the counters, blocks, etc., used in them shall be scrubbed with soap and water as often as necessary to keep them in good sanitary condition. All decayed fruit and vegetables and other dirt and refuse shall be removed and deposited in the sanitary cans provided for that purpose. All articles in bulk shall be kept in bags, barrels, or boxes, so that they can be moved in cleaning. Lessees shall be responsible for the cleanly and sanitary condition of the space assigned them and shall carry out such special instructions to that end as may be given them by the market inspector or his authorized assistant. The market inspector will be responsible for the cleanly and sanitary condition of the market outside of stalls and other space assigned to lessees.]

[8. Lounging or loitering around the market will not be permitted. Lessees are expected to enforce this prohibition as to the space assigned them.]

[9. The hour for opening and closing each market shall be fixed by the superintendent of public works, and posted in a conspicuous place in the market.]

[10. Any complaint respecting a market should be addressed to the superintendent of public works, Ancon, Canal Zone.]

[11. The continued occupancy of space in any market after the expiration of the period for which rental has been paid is declared a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $25, or imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty days, or both, in the discretion of the court. Any other violation of these regulations by a lessee shall be considered sufficient cause for the cancellation of his assignment; but such cancellation shall not relieve the offending person from prosecution under any penal law or ordinance he may violate.]

[12. These regulations shall be posted in a conspicuous place in each market.] (Enacted by the Isthmian Canal Commission August 5, 1911.] Approved by the Secretary of War August 22, 1911.]

REGULATE RADIO EQUIPMENT ON OCEAN-GOING

VESSELS USING PORTS OF THE CANAL ZONE

FEBRUARY 17, 1932.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. Lea, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 7507)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 7507) to regulate radio equipment on oceangoing vessels using the ports of the Canal Zone, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the President and the Secretary of War, as will appear by the following letter:

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, January 28, 1932. Hon. Sam RAYBURN, Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. RAYBURN: The receipt is acknowledged of a letter from the Hon. Clarence F. Lea, dated January 15, 1932, inclosing, and requesting on behalf of your committee a report upon certain bills for the revision of the laws of the Canal Zone introduced by him, including bill H. R. 7507, entitled “A bill to regulate radio equipment on ocean-going vessels using the ports of the Canal Zone."

This is one of the proposals made for the revision of the laws of the Canal Zone recommended by me in letter to the President dated June 5, 1930, and in conformity with the provisions of the act of May 17, 1928 (45 Stat. 596), entitled "An act to revise and codify the laws of the Canal Zone” forwarded by him to the Congress with his message of June 9, 1930. The message and report submitted therewith were printed as House Document No. 460, Seventy-first Congress, second session. Reference to this proposal is made on page 309 of that document.

The purpose of this bill is to validate the provisions of Rules 171 and 172 of the Rules Governing the Navigation of the Panama Canal and Adjacent Waters contained in the Executive order of September 25, 1925, it being considered that the President was without authority to define the offense specified in the rules and prescribed the punishment therefor. The rules with the minor changes proposed will be found in House Report No. 2819, Seventy-first Congress, third session, to accompany H. R. 14074.

The early consideration and passage of the legislation proposed for the Canal Zone are recommended. Sincerely yours,

PATRICK J. HURLEY,

Secretary of War.

During the Seventy-first Congress this identical bill was passed upon by the Director of Radio, as appears from the following letter:

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,

Washington, December 10, 1930. Memorandum for the Solicitor.

The division has by reference a letter from the chairman of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives, with which he submits H. R. 14074 upon which a report is desired.

The existing radio law requiring radio apparatus on ships applies to the ports of the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Porto Rico, but not to the Canal Zone, the Virgin Islands, or the Philippines.

During the fiscal year 1930, 6,185 ships passed through the canal, or a total net tonnage of 29,980,614. With the records available it is not possible to state how many of these vessels carry 50 or more persons. I think it is safe to assume that a considerable number of the foreign vessels did not touch at American ports where the radio apparatus could be inspected and if they did stop at American ports the nearest ports to the Canal Zone where radio inspectors are assigned are Los Angeles about 3,000 miles, New Orleans about 1,400 miles, and Norfolk about 1,800 miles.

In view of the above this office can see no objection to the enactment of the proposed legislation. However, to make it effective it would be necessary to place one or more radio inspectors at either Cristobal or Balboa. The accompanying papers are returned as requested.

W. D. TERRELL, Director of Radio. A general statement relating to the revision and codification of the laws of the Canal Zone is made in the report on H. R. 7519, where the text of the law authorizing such work is quoted.

On September 25, 1925, certain Executive orders were issued by the President relating to the Panama Canal and putting into effect Rules Governing the Navigation of the Panama Canal and Adjacent Waters.

Rules Nos. 171 and 172 of the Executive order pertain to requirements for radio equipment. It is considered that the President was without authority to define the offense and prescribe the punishment contained in said rules, and this bill is filed for the purpose of validating by congressional enactment those rules. Rules Nos. 171 and 172 of the Executive order of September 25, 1925, are herewith inserted with minor perfecting amendments indicated.

(Matter stricken out inclosed in brackets and new matter in italic) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That [P Rule 171. Radio Equipment Required:) it shall be unlawful for any [sea) ocean-going vessel carrying 50 or more persons, including passengers and crew, to leave or attempt to leave any part of the Canal Zone unless such vessel shall be equipped with an efficient apparatus for radio communication, in good working order, in charge of a person skilled in the use of such apparatus, which apparatus shall be capable of transmitting and receiving messages for a distance of at least 100 miles, night or day. This requirement shall not apply to vessels merely transiting the canal or to vessels plying between Canal Zone ports and ports less than 200 miles therefrom.

[Rule 172. Penalty:] Sec. 2. That any vessel leaving or attempting to leave a Canal Zone port not equipped as required by [the preceding rule] section 1 of this act shall be liable to a fine not to exceed [five thousand dollars () $5,000 D], and each and such departure or attempted departure shall constitute a separate offense. Fines shall be recovered in the district court of the Canal Zone, and the amount so recovered shall be a lien upon such vessel, and it may be seized and sold to satisfy same, as well as all costs of the court proceedings.

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INSPECTION OF VESSELS NAVIGATING CANAL ZONE

WATERS

FEBRUARY 17, 1932.—Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

Mr. Lea, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

submitted the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 7508)

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 7508) to provide for the inspection of vessels navigating Canal Zone waters, having considered the same, report thereon with a recommendation that it pass.

The bill has the approval of the President and the Secretary of War, as will appear by the following letter:

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, January 28, 1932. Hon. Sam RAYBURN, Chairman Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. RAYBURN: The receipt is acknowledged of a letter from the Hon. Clarence F. Lea, dated January 15, 1932, inclosing and requesting on behalf of your committee a report upon certain bills for the revision of the laws of the Canal Zone introduced by him, including bill H. R. 7508, entitled “A bill to provide for the inspection of vessels navigating Canal Zone waters.”

This is one of the proposals made for the revision of the laws of the Canal Zone recommended by me in letter to the President dated June 5, 1930, and in conformity with the provisions of the act of May 17, 1928 (45 Stat. 598), entitled “An act to revise and codify the laws of the Canal Zone,” forwarded by him to the Congress with his message of June 9, 1930. The message and report submitted therewith were printed as House Document No. 460, Seventyfirst Congress, second session. Reference to this proposal is made on page 310 of that document.

The purpose of this bill is to validate the provisions of rules 160, 162 to 164, and 166 to 170 of the rules governing the navigation of the Panama Canal and adjacent waters contained in the Executive order of September 25, 1925, it being considered that the President was without authority to define the offenses specified in the rules and prescribe the punishment therefor. The rules, with the necessary minor amendments indicated, will be found in House Report No. 2820, Seventy-first Congress, third session, to accompany H. R. 14075.

The early consideration and passage of the legislation proposed for the Canal Zone are recommended. Sincerely yours,

Secretary of War. HR-72-1-VOL 1-54

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