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tegen onredelijke woninghuren op te treden, vonden geen meerderheid, evenmin een amendement beoogende redelijke prijzen te.doen vaststellen door daarvoor in het leven te roepen commissiën. De wet heet nu: An Act to amend an Act entitled „An Act to provide further for the national security and defense by encouraging the production, conserving the supply and controlling the distribution of food products and fuel, approved August 10, 1917, and for other purposes." Voor zoover uit de beschikbare gegevens mag worden afgeleid, luidt de wijzigingswet als volgt:

„Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, that the first paragraph of the Act entitled „An Act to provide further for the national. security and defense by encouraging the production, conserving the supply and controlling the distribution of food products and fuel," approved Aug. 10 1917, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

„That by reason of the existence of a state of war, it is essential to the national security and defense, for the succesful prosecution of the war and for the support and maintenance of the army and navy, to assure an adequate supply and equitable distribution, and to facilitate the movement of foods, feeds, wearing apparel, containers primarily designed or intended for containing food, feed, or fertilizers; fuel, including^ fuel oil and natural gas and fertilizer and fertilizer jngredients, tools, utensils, implements, machinery and equipment required for the actual production of foods, feeds, and fuel, hereafter in this Act called necessaries; to prevent, locally or generally, scarcity, monopolization, hoarding, injurious spéculation, manipulation and private controls affecting such supply, distribution, and movement, and to establish and maintain Governmental control of such necessaries during the war. For such purposes the instrumentalities, means, methods, powers, authorities, duties, obligations and prohibitions hereinafter set forth are created, established, conferred, and prescribed. The President is authorized to make such regulations and to issue such orders as are essential effectively to carry out the provisions of this Act".

Sec. 2. That Section 4 of the Act entitled „An Act to provide further for the national security and defense bij encouraging the production, conserving the supply, and controlling the distribution of food products and fuel," approved Aug. 10 1917, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

"That it is hereby made unlawful for any person wilfully to destroy any necessaries for the purpose of enhancing the price or restricting the supply thereof; knowingly to commit waste or wilfully to permit preventable deterioration of any necessaries in or in connection with their production, manufacture, or distribution; to hoard, as defined in Section 6 of this Act, any necessaries; to monopolize or attempt to

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