SEVENTIETH CONGRESS . SEss. II. CH. 102. 1929 .
1135 Economics of mineral industries : For inquiries and investigations, Econ omic sofmi nera l industries . and the dissemination of information concerning the economic prob- investigations, d is- lems of t he mi ning, qua rryin g, me tall urgic al,
to and other mineral as top problems etc . b lem of, etc. industries, with a view to assuring ample supplies and efficient dis- tribution of the mineral products of the mines and quarries, including studies and reports relating to uses, reserves, production, distribution, stocks, consumption, prices, and marketing of mineral commodities and primary products thereof ; preparation of the reports of the Reports of mineral mineral resources of the United States, including special statistical resources, etc' inquiries ; statistical studies and reports relating to mine accidents ; and including personal services in the District of Columbia and else- where ; purchase of furniture and equipment ; stationery and supplies ; Office supplies . typewriting, adding, and computing machines, accessories and repairs ; newspapers ; traveling expenses ; purchase, not exceeding $1,200, operation, maintenance, and repair of motor-propelled pas- senger-carrying vehicles ; and for all other necessary expenses not included in the foregoing, $285,000, of which amount not to exceed Services in t he Dis . $230, 000 may b e exp ended for pers onal serv ices in th e Dis tric t of tRCt . Columbia ; During the fiscal year 1930 the head of any department or inde- scien tific investiga- pendent establishment of the Government havin g funds available etch byr t a departments, for scientific investigations and requiring cooperative work by the Bureau of Min es on scient ific i nvesti gations withi n the scope of the functions of that bureau and which it is unable to perform within the limits of its appro priati ons ma y, wit h the a pprova l of t he Sec retary of Commerce, transfer to the Bureau of Mines such sums as may be necessary to carry on such investigations . The Secretary of the er Trans,Bureea unas to Treasury shall transfer on the books of the Treasury Department any sums which may be authorized hereunder, and s uch amounts shall be placed to the credit of the Bureau of Mines for the performance of work for the department or establishment from which the trans- Proviso . fer is made : Provided, That any sums transferred by any depart- transferred . nExpenditure of fund ment or independent establishment of the Government to the Bureau of Mines for cooperative work in connection with this appropriation may be expended in the same manner as sums ap propriated herein may be expended ; The purchase of supplies and equipment or the procurement of Open market pur- cha se services for the Bureau of Mines, at the seat of government, as well etc. aseofminor supplies, supphes, as in the field outside of the District of Columbia, may be made in open market without compliance with section 3709 of the Revised R.S .,see . 370 9,p .733. Statutes of the United States, in the manner common among business u . S . Code, p . 1309. men, when the aggregate amount of the purchase or the service does not exceed $100 in any instance ; For the purchase or exchange of professional and scientific books, Purch ase of b ooks, law books , and boo ks to com plete bro ken sets, periodic als, dire ctories, etc' and other books of reference relating to the business of the Bureau of Mines, there is hereby made available from any appropriations made for such bureau not to exceed $3,500 ; Total, Bureau of Mines, $2,249,670. TITLE IV .-DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Department of Labor. Sal aries : Se cre ta ry of L abo r, $15,000 ; Assist ant Se cretar y, Sec ond Secretary, Assistants, Assistant Secretary, and other personal services in the District of a nd of fice pers onnel . Columbia, $194,760 ; in all, $209,760. Commissioners of conciliation : To enable the Secretary of Labor Commissione rs of coII`S. Code, p. 61. to exerci se the au thority v ested in him by se ction 8 o f the Act creating Vol.37, p.ns. the Department of Labor (U. S. C., p. 61, sec. 611), and to appoint