PUBLIC LAWS-OH. 343-JUNE 13, 1940 Post, pp . 603, 604. Post, pp. 603 , 604 , 875. Department contin- gent expenses. Restriction on ex- penditures. Proviso. Minor purchases. 41U.S.C.§. Post, p. 1109. Books of reference, etc. Preservation, etc. , of specimens. Post,pp. 603, 604 . Printing and bind- ing. Proviso. Bulletins. Post, pp. 378 , 601 , 604, 872, 96, 1046. Post, p. 966. Army contingencies. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CONTINGENT EXPENSES, WAR DEPARTMENT For stationery; purchase of professional and scientific books, law- books, including their exchange; books of reference, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers (not to exceed $305), maps; typewriting and adding machines, and other labor-saving devices, including their repair and exchange; furniture and repairs to same; carpets, lino- leum, filing equipment, photo supplies towels, ice, brooms soap, sponges; purchase (including exchange) of an automobile for the official use of the Secretary of War at not to exceed $1,800; purchase (including exchange) of motortrucks; maintenance, repair, and oper- ation of motortrucks and one motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicle, to be used only for official purposes; freight and express charges; streetcar fares; postage to Postal Union countries; and other absolutely necessary expenses, $422,485, and it shall not be lawful to expend, unless otherwise specifically provided herein, for any bureau, office, or branch of the War Department or of the Army having or maintaining an office in the War Department proper, at Washington, District of Columbia, any sum out of appropriations contained in this Act (or accruing thereto) made for the Military Establishment for any of the purposes mentioned or authorized in this paragraph: Provided, That section 3709, Revised Statutes, shall not apply to any procurement under this appropriation which does not exceed $50 in amount. LIBRARY, SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE For the purchase of the necessary books of reference, periodicals, and technical supplies and equipment, $25,000. ARMY MEDICAL MISEUM For the procurement, preparation, and preservation of specimens and the purchase of technical supplies and equipment, $14,400. PRINTING AND BINDING, WAR DEPARTMENT For printing and binding for the War Department, except such as may be otherwise provided for in accordance with existing law, $672,730: Provided, That the sum of $3,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, may be used for the publication, from time to time, of bulletins prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General of the Army, for the instruction of medical officers, when approved by the Secretary of War. MILITARY ACTIVITIES CONTINGENCIES OF THE ARMY For all emergencies and extraordinary expenses, including the employment of translators, and exclusive of all other personal services in the War Department or any of its subordinate bureaus or offices in the District of Columbia, or in the Army at large, but impossible to be anticipated or classified, and for examination of estimates of appropriations and of military activities in the field, to be expended on the approval or authority of the Secretary of War, and for such purposes as he may deem proper, and his determination thereon shall be final and conclusive upon the accounting officers of the Govern- 352 [54 STAT.