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Act, unless the Court deems that the same is necessary for the
proper protection of the interests of any such person or persons
so entitled to the benefits of this Act.
SEC. 6. And be if further enacted, That this Act shall not
apply to any judgment, order or decree, or to any right or
power as aforesaid, for:
a. The recovery of rent.
b. The recovery of wages or salary.
c. Moneys due in any trust or fiduciary capacity.
SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That this Act is hereby
declared to be an emergency law and necessary for the imme-
diate preservation of the public safety, and being passed upon
a yea and nay vote supported by three-fifths of all the mem-
bers elected to each of the two Houses of the General Assembly,
the same shall take effect from the date of its passage.
Approved June 27th, 1917.
AN ACT creating and providing for the Maryland Council of
Defense, and prescribing its powers and duties.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
Maryland, That the Maryland Council of Defense is hereby
created. The said Council shall consist of not more than fifty
members, all of whom shall be appointed by and shall hold
office during the pleasure of the Governor, who shall designate
one of the members to act as Chairman. The term of office of
the said Council shall be the duration of the present war, and
for such period of time thereafter as the Governor may deem
necessary for the welfare of the State. The members of the
Council shall serve without pay, but may be allowed necessary
travelling expenses incurred in the actual performance of their
duty. The Council may, with the approval of the Governor,
employ such clerical or other assistants as may be necessary,
at such compensation as the Council, with the Governor's ap-