In considering applications to lease grazing privileges the Secretary shall, as far as is consistent with the efficient administration of the grazing district, prefer (1) natives, (2) other occupants of the range, and (3) settlers over all other applicants.
(Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 513, §6, 44 Stat. 1453.)
Section was formerly classified to section 471e of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.