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Section. 352-355

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352. Firearms and ammunition issued to officers and soldiers. The laws forbidding or restricting the acquisition of, or traffic in, firearms, ammunition, etc., shall not apply to such regularly and lawfully issued to officers, soldiers, sailors, or marines of the United States Army and Navy.

Philippine Islands, Laws 3d Legis. 1915, sec. 1093. 353. Military authorities are not bound by laws relating to explosives.—The laws relating to making, keeping, storing, shipping, and selling explosives shall not apply to the regular military or naval forces of the United States nor to the militia if acting in an official capacity and in the proper performance of their duties.

Montana, Laws 1917, ch. 129, sec. 18. Similar provision: Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1902, ch. 102, sec. 96; New Jersey, Laws, 1917, ch. 243, sec. 17.

354. Regulations as to the manufacture and storage.--In time of war the governor mayfrom time to time prepare, make, modify, amend, and promulgate by public proclamation such rules and regulations in the interest of the public safety as he may deem necessary, governing the manufacturing, distribution, storage, and use or possession for necessary and proper purposes in time of war all smokeless powder, explosives, blasting supplies, and the ingredients thereof, combustibles, starters, and supporters, asphyxiating gases and corrosives.

New York, Laws 1917, ch. 629, sec. 235a. 355. Weapons may be carried.-Pistols such as are used in the Army and Navy of the United States are excepted from the statute forbidding the carrying of weapons.

Arkansas, Kirby's Dig. Stat. 1904, sec. 1609–11. 356. Military officers shall not seize firearms except to defend the State.-Every white male citizen of this State, above the age of sixteen years shall be entitled to have, hold, and keep, for his own use and defense any one of the following guns and one revolving pistol: A rifle, shotgun (double or single barrel), yager, or musket. No officer, civil or military, or other person, shall take from or demand of the owner any such firearms, except to keep the peace or defend the State.

Oregon, 2 Lord's Laws 1910, secs. 3858–9. 357. Traffic in explosives.—No person shall make, compound, buy, sell, give away, or offer to sell or give away, transport, or have in possession, any explosive or inflammable material or instrument or agency with intent that the same shall be used for the injury or destruction of public or private property of any person within this State or elsewhere.

Montana, Laws 1918, ch. 6. 358. Vessel carrying munitions.-Any vessel arriving at a port in the Philippine Islands having firearms, gunpowder, cartridges, dynamite, or any other explosive or munitions of war, concealed on board such vessel, and not contained in the ship's manifest, shall be liable to a fine of not exceeding 4,000 pesos.

Philippine Islands, Laws 3d Legis. 1915, ch. 38, sec. 1504. NATIONAL ANTHEM.

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359. To be played only as separate composition.—The national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, shall not be played, sung, or rendered in any public place or assemblage in Colorado, except as an entire or separate composition or number; and it, or any part thereof, shall not be played in a medley in any theater or other place of amusement or in any other place of a public nature. Any person acting in his or her individual capacity who shall violate any of the provisions of this act, or any manager or owner of a place where the public assembles who shall permit such violation, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Colorado, Laws 1917, ch. 100. Similar provision: Minnesota, Laws 1917, ch. 247.

360. Must be sung in schools. --The State board of education shall require the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner in its entirety in the schools of the State upon all patriotic occasions, and shall arrange to supply the words and music in sufficient quantities for such purposes.

Indiana, 3 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 6582a.



Naval Militia:


Dry dock on land for naval purposes.

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361. Statutory provision for Naval Militia.—The organization, government, equipment, training, and discipline of Naval Militia is provided for.

Alabama, Gen. Acts 1915, No. 830, p. 945. Similar provisions: California, Stat. 1911, ch. 160, pp. 331-34; Pol. Code 1915. secs. 2111-12; Connecticut, 1 Gen. Stat. 1918, secs. 810-824; Gen. Stat. 1902, sec. 3078; Laws 1915, ch. 299, p. 2152; Laws 1917, ch. 54, p. 2271; Florida, Sp. Acts 1915, ch. 7236, p. 1191; Georgia, 6 Park's Ann. Code 1914, secs. 1442–45; Hawaii, Laws 1915, act 151; Illinois, 6 Ann. Stat. 1913, pars. 11017–18,11073-75; Indiana. 4 Bums' Ann. Stat. 1914, secs. 8553a-j; Louisiana, 2 Marr’s Ann. Stat. 1915, secs. 4641-51; Maine, Rev. Stat. 1916, ch. 15, secs. 42–46; Maryland, 3 Ann. Code 1914, art. 65, secs. 17, 61; Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1902, p. 286; Michigan, Pub. Acts 1917, No. 149, secs. 9, 34; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, sec. 2471; Missouri, 3 Rev. Stat. 1909, sec. 9954; New Jersey, 3 Comp. Stat. 1910, secs. 145–156, pp. 3373–74; New York, Laws 1917, ch. 127; North Carolina, 3 Revisal 1913, sec. 4897; 2 Revisal 1908, secs. 4898, 4918–24; Ohio, 2 Ann. Gen. Code 1910, secs. 5177, 5214-24; Oregon, Laws 1915, ch. 220; Pennsylvania, 3 Purdon's Dig. 1905, pp. 3229–30; 6 Purdon's Dig. Supp. 1915, p. 7005; South Carolina, 1 Code 1912, secs. 489–586; Acts 1916, Nos. 364, 541; Tennessee, Laws 1907, ch. 411; Code 1918, p. 315, sec. 643a-149; Texas, Gen. Laws 1915, ch. 71; Vermont, Pub. Stat. 1906, secs. 5027–34; Gen. Laws 1917, secs. 6021-28; Virginia, 1 Code 1904, secs. 301a; Washington, Pierce's Code 1912, p. 1448, secs. 207–15, tit. 337; Laws 1917, ch. 20; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, secs. 22.01–22.08.

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362. Naval Militia may be organized.-In addition to the military forces authorized by the laws of the State of Indiana there may be organized, by any naval or military school in the State which receives recognition from the United States Navy Department not more than four companies of the Naval Militia, which shall constitute a battalion to be known as the Naval Battalion of the National Guard of the State of Indiana.

Indiana, 4 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 8553a 363. Naval Militia expenses are to be defrayed by appropriation of courts of county commissioners.—Courts of county commissioners are authorized to appropriate money toward defraying the necessary expenses of the operation, support, upkeep, and maintenance of the Naval Militia. Alabama, Gen. Acts 1915, No. 830, sec. 1, p. 945. 364. Dry dock in Boston Harbor may be leased or sold.—The commission on waterways and public lands is authorized to sell to the United States or lease the dry dock in Boston Harbor.

Massachusetts, Gen. Acts 1918, ch. 270. 365. Land may be purchased and transferred for naval purposes. The city of Newport may purchase land for the use of the United States Government, and transfer for naval purposes.

Rhode Island, Laws 1918, ch. 1698. 366. Naval craft are not subject to State law.-Vessels engaged in the United States naval service are not subject to the law requiring them, when anchoring in the channel of Mobile Bay or Mobile River, to so anchor that the vessel shall be and remain parallel to the fairway of the stream or the channel.

Alabama, 2 Code 1907, sec. 4920. 367. Land set apart as a radio station is subject to civil jurisdiction.-An area of land in the Canal Zone is set apart as a radio station and for other naval purposes under the control of the Secretary of the Navy, but subject to civil jurisdiction of the Canal Zone authorities.

Canal Zone, Exec. Order, May 26, 1914, No. 1948, p. 362. Similar provision: Canal Zone, Exec. Order No. 2006, July 30, 1914.

368. Supervision of Isthmian Canal.—The Isthmian Canal Commission is placed under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of War, and various officers are detailed for special duty in the several departments.

Canal Zone, Exec. Order, May 4, 1904; Exec. Order, Jan. 27, 1914,

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