54 STAT.] 76rT CONG., 3D SESS.-CH. 333-JUNE 12, 1940 CONTINGENT AND MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES For checks, books, lawbooks, books of reference, periodicals, news- papers, stationery; surveying instruments and implements; drawing materials; binding, rebinding, repairing, and preservation of records; ice; including $575 for affiliation with the National Safety Council, Incorporated; traveling expenses not to exceed $3,000; including pay- ment of dues and traveling expenses in attending conventions when authorized by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia; expenses authorized by law in connection with the removal of dan- gerous or unsafe and insanitary buildings, including payment of a fee of $6 per diem to each member of board of survey, other than the inspector of buildings, while actually employed on surveys of dangerous or unsafe buildings; not exceeding $3,000 for the settle- ment of claims not in excess of $250 each, approved by the Commis- sioners under and in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act authorizing the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to settle claims and suits against the District of Columbia", approved February 11, 1929 (45 Stat. 1160), as amended by the Act approved June 5, 1930 (46 Stat. 500); not to exceed $250 to aid in support of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; maintenance and repair of wharves; and other general necessary expenses of District offices, $33,000: Provided, That no part of this or any other appropriation contained in this Act shall be expended for printing or binding a schedule or list of supplies and materials for the furnishing of which contracts have been or may be awarded. For postage for strictly official mail matter, including the rental of postage-meter equipment, $29,700. For judicial expenses, including witness fees, and expert services in District of Columbia cases before the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia, $1,500: Provided, That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are authorized, when in their judgment such action be deemed in the public interest, to contract for stenographic reporting services without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U. S . C . 5) under available appro- priations contained in this Act: Provided further, That neither the District of Columbia nor any officer thereof acting in his official capacity for the District of Columbia shall be required to pay court costs to the clerk of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia. For general advertising, authorized and required by law, and for tax and school notices and notices of changes in regulations, $6,500: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be available for the payment of advertising in newspapers published outside of the District of Columbia, notwithstanding the requirement for such advertising provided by existing law. For advertising notice of taxes in arrears July 1, 1940, as required to be given by the Act of February 28, 1898, as amended, to be reim- bursed by a charge of 50 cents for each lot or piece of property advertised, $3,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be available for the payment of advertising the delinquent tax list for more than once a week for two weeks in the regular issue of one morning or one evening newspaper published in the District of Columbia, notwithstanding the provisions of existing law. For printing and binding $48,125: Provided, That no part of the appropriation contained in this Act shall be available for expendi- ture for printing and binding unless the need for such expenditure shall have been specifically approved by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, or by the purchasing officer and the auditor 311 Checks, books, newspapers, etc. National Safety Council, Inc. Removal of unsafe, etc., buildings. Settlement claims. of 20 D. C. Code 1 103-106 . 20 D. C. Code, Supp. V, §103. Uniform State laws, conference. Proviso. Printing, etc. , list of supplies. Postage. Judicial expenses. Provisos. Stenographic re- porting services. No court costs In designated court. General advertising. Prorlso. Advertising outside D.C . Taxes in arrears. 30 Stat. 250 . 20 D. C. Code §§ 791-798; Supp. V, S§ 791-798. Proviso. Advertising of de- linquent tax list. Printing and bind- ing. Provios. Approval of requi- sition.