Section, act May 10, 1950, ch. 171, § 14, as added July 11, 1958, Pub. L. 85–510
, § 2,
72 Stat. 353, authorized the Foundation, in carrying out a program of study, research, and evaluation in the field of weather modification, to consult with meteorologists and scientists, make contracts and grants, accept gifts, loan property, conduct hearings, and subpoena books and records.