By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States and for the purpose of accomplishing the liquidation of the outstanding affairs of the Displaced Persons Commission after the termination of the Commission, as provided by law, on August 31, 1952, it is ordered as follows:
1. The Secretary of state shall make appropriate provision, effective September 1, 1952, for the taking of possession by the Department of State of any remaining records and property of the Commission and for the designation of officials of the Department of State who shall certify any vouchers which are payable from funds of the Commission and which may require certification after August 31, 1952.
2. When no longer needed for carrying out the provisions of this order, the said remaining records and property of the Commission shall be disposed of in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 9, 1952