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tion of the Attorney General of the United States, to prosecute for the recovery of forfeitures. The costs and expenses of such prosecution shall be paid out of the appropriation for the expenses of the courts of the United States.

Any officer or employee of the commission who shall make public any information obtained by the commission without its authority, unless directed by a court, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. (Sept. 26, 1914, sec. 10, 38 Stat. 723; 15 U. S. C., sec. 50.)

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

STANDARD BARRELS

652. Standard barrel for apples; steel barrels.- That the standard barrel for apples shall be of the following dimensions when meas ured without distention of its parts: Length of stave, twenty-eight and one-half inches; diameter of head, seventeen and one-eighth inches; distance between heads, twenty-six inches; circumference of bulge, sixty-four inches outside measurement, representing as nearly as possible seven thousand and fifty-six cubic inches: Provided, That steel barrels containing the interior dimensions provided for in this section shall be construed as a compliance therewith. (Aug. 3, 1912, sec. 1, 37 Stat. 250; 15 U. S. C., sec. 231.)

653. Barrels deemed below standard; marking.–That all barrels packed with apples shall be deemed to be below standard if the barrel bears any statement, design, or device indicating that the barrel is a standard barrel of apples, as herein defined and the capacity of the barrel is less than the capacity prescribed by section one of this Act, unless the barrel shall be plainly marked on end and side with words or figures showing the fractional relation which the actual capacity of the barrel bears to the capacity prescribed by section one of this Act. The marking required by this paragraph shall be in block letters of size not less than seventy-two point one-inch gothic. (Aug. 3, 1912, sec. 4, 37 Stat. 251; 15 U. S. C., sec. 232.)

STANDARD CONTAINERS

654. Standards for Climax baskets. That standards for Climax baskets for grapes and other fruits and vegetables shall be the twoquart basket, four-quart basket, and twelve-quart basket, respectively:

(a) The standard two-quart Climax basket shall be of the following dimensions: Length of bottom piece, nine and one-half inches; width of bottom piece, three and one-half inches; thickness of bottom piece, three-eighths of an inch; height of basket, three and seveneighths inches, outside measurement, top of basket, length eleven inches and width five inches, outside measurement. Basket to have a cover five by eleven inches, when a cover is used.

(b) The standard four-quart Climax basket shall be of the following dimensions: Length of bottom piece, twelve inches; width of bottom piece four and one-half inches; thickness of bottom piece, threeeighths of an inch; height of basket, four and eleven-sixteenths inches, outside measurement; top of basket, length fourteen inches, width six and one-fourth inches, outside measurement. Basket to have cover six and one-fourth inches by fourteen inches, when cover is used.

(c) The standard twelve-quart Climax basket shall be of the following dimensions: Length of bottom piece, sixteen inches; width of bottom piece, six and one-half inches; thickness of bottom piece seven-sixteenths of an inch; height of basket, seven and one-sixteenth inches, outside measurement; top of basket, length nineteen inches, width nine inches, outside measurement. Basket to have cover nine inches by nineteen inches, when cover is used.

The standards for Climax baskets for mushrooms shall be those set forth above, except that a one-pound Climax basket of the following dimensions shall be standard for mushrooms when plainly stamped or marked on the side of the basket with the words “for mushrooms only": Length of bottom piece, seven and three-fourths inches; width of bottom piece, three and three-sixteenths inches; thickness of bottom piece, three-eighths of an inch; height of basket, three and fiveeighths inches; top of basket, length, nine and three-eighths inches; width, four and three-eighths inches; all outside measurements. Basket to have a cover four and three-eighths by nine and threeeighths inches when cover is used. (Aug. 31, 1916, sec. 1, 39 Stat. 673; June 11, 1934, sec. 1. Public 306 : 15 U.S. C., sec. 251.)

655. Standard basket or container for small fruits and vegetables.That the standard basket or other container for small fruits, berries, and vegetables shall be of the following capacities, namely, dry onehalf pint, dry pint, dry quart, or multiples of the dry quart.

(a) The dry half pint shall contain sixteen and eight-tenths cubic inches.

(b) The dry pint shall contain thirty-three and six-tenths cubic inches.

(c) The dry quart shall contain sixty-seven and two-tenths cubic inches. (Aug. 31, 1916, sec. 2, 39 Stat. 673; 15 U. S. C., sec. 252.)

656. Failure to conform to standards; penalty; exception. That it shall be unlawful to manufacture for shipment, or to sell for shipment, or to ship from any State or Territory of the United States or the District of Columbia to any other State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, any Climax baskets or other containers for small fruits, berries, or vegetables, whether filled or unfilled, which do not conform to the provisions of this Act, or to use in any such shipment for any commodity other than mushrooms the one-pound Climax basket provided for in section 1 of this Act [15 U.S.C., sec 251]; and any person guilty of a willful violation of any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $25: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall apply to the manufacture, sale, or shipment of Climax baskets, baskets, or other containers for small fruits, berries, and vegetables when intended for export to foreign countries when such Climax baskets, baskets, or other containers for small fruits, berries, and vegetables accord with the specifications of the foreign purchasers or comply with the law of the country to which shipment is made or to be made. (Aug. 31, 1916, sec. 3, 39 Stat. 674; June 11, 1934, sec. 2, 48 Stat. 930; 15 Ú. S. C., sec. 253.)

657. Examination and test by Department; rules and regulations.That the examination and test of Climax baskets, baskets, or other containers for small fruits, berries, and vegetables, for the purpose of determining, whether such baskets or other containers comply with the provisions of this Act shall be made by the Department of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish and promulgate rules and regulations allowing such reasonable tolerances and variations as may be found necessary. (Aug. 31, 1916, sec. 4, 39 Stat. 674; 15 U. S. C., sec. 254.)

658. Duty of district attorneys.—That it shall be the duty of each district attorney, to whom satisfactory evidence of any violation of the Act is presented, to cause appropriate proceedings to be commenced and prosecuted in the proper court of the United States for the enforcement of the penalties as in such case herein provided. (Aug. 31, 1916, sec. 5, 39 Stat. 674; 15 U. S. C., sec. 255.)

659. Guaranty of manufacturer of baskets or containers.—That no dealer shall be prosecuted under the provisions of this Act when he can establish a guaranty signed by the manufacturer, wholesaler, jobber, or other party residing within the United States from whom such Climax baskets, baskets, or other container, as defined in this Act, were purchased, to the effect that said Climax baskets, baskets, or other containers are correct within the meaning of this Act. Said guaranty, to afford protection, shall contain the name and address of the party or parties making the sale of Climax baskets, baskets, or other containers to such dealer, and in such case said party or parties shall be amenable to the prosecutions, fines, and other penalties which would attach in due course to the dealer under the provisions of this Act. (Aug. 31, 1916, sec. 6., 39 Stat. 674; 15 U.S. C., sec. 256.)

STANDARD HAMPERS, BOUND STAVE BASKETS, AND SPLINT BASKETS FOR FRUITS AND

VEGETABLES

660. Standard hampers and round stave baskets. That the standard hampers and round stave baskets for fruits and vegetables shall be of the following capacities: One-eighth bushel, one-fourth bushel, onehalf bushel, five-eighths bushel, three-fourths bushel, one bushel, oneand-one-fourth bushels, one-and-one-half bushels, and two bushels, which, respectively, shall be of the cubic content set forth in this section. For the purposes of this Act a bushel, standard dry measure, has a capacity of two thousand one hundred and fifty and fortytwo one-hundredths cubic inches.

(a) The standard one-eighth-bushel hamper or round stave basket shall contain two hundred and sixty-eight and eight-tenths cubic inches.

(b) The standard one-fourth-bushel hamper or round stave basket shall contain five hundred and thirty-seven and six-tenths cubic inches.

(c) The standard one-half-bushel hamper or round stave basket shall contain one thousand and seventy-five and twenty-one onehundredths cubic inches.

(cc) The standard five-eighths-bushel hamper or round stave basket shall contain one thousand three hundred and forty-four cubic inches.

(d) The standard three-fourths-bushel hamper or round stave basket shall contain one thousand six hundred and twelve and eighttenths cubic inches.

(e) The standard one-bushel hamper or round stave basket shall contain two thousand one hundred and fifty and forty-two onehundredths cubic inches.

(f) The standard one-and-one-fourth-bushel hamper or round stave basket shall contain two thousand six hundred and eightyeight cubic inches.

(g) The standard one-and-one-half-bushel hamper or round stave basket shall contain three thousand two hundred and twenty-five and sixty-three one-hundredths cubic inches.

(h) The standard two-bushel hamper or round stave basket shall contain four thousand three hundred and eighty-four one-hundredths cubic inches. (May 21, 1928, sec. 1, 45 Stat. 685; 15 U. S. C., sec. 257.)

661. Standard splint baskets.—That the standard splint baskets for fruits and vegetables shall be the four-quart basket, eight-quart basket, twelve-quart basket, sixteen-quart basket, twenty-four-quart basket, and thirty-two-quart basket, standard dry measure. For the purposes of this Act a quart standard dry measure has a capacity of sixty-seven and two-tenths cubic inches.

(a) The four-quart splint basket shall contain two hundred and sixty-eight and eight-tenths cubic inches.

.(b) The eight-quart splint basket shall contain five hundred and thirty-seven and six-tenths cubic inches.

(c) The twelve-quart splint basket shall contain eight hundred and six and four-tenths cubic inches.

(d) The sixteen-quart splint basket shall contain one thousand and seventy-five and twenty-one one-hundredths cubic inches.

(e) The twenty-four quart splint basket shall contain one thousand six hundred and twelve and eight-tenths cubic inches.

(f) The thirty-two quart splint basket shall contain two thousand one hundred and fifty and forty-two one-hundredths cubic inches. (May 21, 1928, sec. 2,45 Stat. 685; 15 U.S. C., sec. 257a.)

662. Regulations to provide for reasonable variations; covers.—That the Secretary of Agriculture shall in his regulations under this Act prescribe such tolerances as he may find necessary to allow in the capacities for hampers, round stave baskets, and splint baskets set forth in sections 1 and 2 of this Act in order to provide for reasonable variations occurring in the course of manufacturing and handling. If a cover be used upon any hamper or basket mentioned in this Act, it shall be securely fastened or attached in such a manner, subject to the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture, as not to reduce the capacity of such hamper or basket below that prescribed therefor. (May 21, 1928, sec. 3, 45 Stat. 686; 15 U. S. C., sec. 257b).

663. Approval of manufacturer's dimension specifications by SecretaryThat no manufacturer shall manufacture hampers, round stave baskets, or splint baskets for fruits and vegetables unless the dimension specifications for such hampers, round stave baskets, or splint baskets shall have been submitted to and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture, who is hereby directed to approve such specifications if he finds that hampers, round stave baskets, or splint baskets for fruits and vegetables made in accordance therewith would not be deceptive in appearance and would comply with the provisions of sections 1 and 2 of this Act. (May 21, 1928, sec. 4, 45 Stat. 686; 15 U. S. C., sec. 257c.)

664. Violations; punishment; guaranty against prosecution.—That it shall be unlawful to manufacture for sale or shipment, to offer for sale, to sell, to offer for shipment, or to ship, hampers, round stave baskets, or splint baskets for fruits or vegetables, either filled or unfilled, or parts of such hampers, round stave baskets, or splint baskets that do not comply with this Act: Provided, That this Act shall not apply to Climax baskets, berry boxes, and till baskets which comply with the provisions of the Act approved August 31, 1916, entitled "An Act to fix standards for Climax baskets for grapes and other fruits and vegetables, and to fix standards for baskets and other containers for small fruits, berries, and vegetables, and for other purposes” (Thirty-ninth United States Statutes at Large, page 673) (15 U. S. C., secs. 251–256], and the regulations thereunder. Any individual, partnership, association, or corporation that violates this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500: Provided further, That no person shall be prosecuted under the provisions of this Act when he can establish a guaranty signed by the manufacturer, wholesaler, shipper, or other party residing within the United States from whom the hampers, round 'stave baskets, or splint baskets, as defined in this Act, were purchased, to the effect that said hampers, round stave baskets, or splint baskets are correct, within the meaning of this Act. Said guaranty, to afford protection, shall contain the name and address of the party or parties making the sale of the hampers, round stave baskets, or splint baskets, to such person, and in such case such party or parties making such sale shall be amenable to the prosecution, fines, and other penalties which would attach in due course under the provisions of this Act to the person who made the purchase. (May 21, 1928, sec. 5; 45 Stat. 686; 15 U. S. C., sec. 257d.)

665. Seizure of illegal hampers; condemnation. That any hamper, round stave basket, or splint basket for fruits or vegetables, whether filled or unfilled, or parts of such hampers, round stave baskets, or splint baskets not complying with this Act, which shall be manufactured for sale or shipment, offered for sale, sold, or shipped, may be proceeded against in any district court of the United States within the district where the same shall be found and may be seized for confiscation by a process of libel for condemnation. Upon request the person entitled shall be permitted to retain or take possession of the contents of such hampers or baskets, but in the absence of such request, or when the perishable nature of such contents makes such action immediately necessary, the same shall be disposed of by destruction or sale, as the court or a judge thereof may direct. If such hampers, round stave baskets, splint baskets, or parts thereof be found in such proceedings to be contrary to this Act, the same shall be disposed of by destruction, except that the court may by order direct that such hampers, baskets, or parts thereof be returned to the owner thereof or sold upon the payment of the costs of such proceed

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