Executive Order 10197—Directing the Secretary of Commerce to Exercise Security Control Over Aircraft in Flight
By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 1201 of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 (52 Stat. 973), as amended by the act of September 9, 1950 (Public Law 778, 81st Congress), and having determined that this action is required in the interest of national security, the Secretary of Commerce is hereby directed, for such time as this order remains in effect, to exercise by rule, regulation, or order, in such manner as he may deem necessary to meet the requirements of national security, all the powers, duties, and responsibilities granted to him in section 102 of the said act, as amended.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 20, 1950
Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 10197—Directing the Secretary of Commerce to Exercise Security Control Over Aircraft in Flight Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/279092