Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/394

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 343-JUNE 13, 1940 National Guard, travel allowances. 31 Stat. 902. 42 Stat. 1021. Fuel and vehicles, amount immediately available. Provisos. Passenger automo- biles. Ambulances, etc. Restriction on use of funds; salvaging. Exceptions. Transportation costs, supplies, equip- ment, etc. Post, pp. 601, 872, 967. Horses, draft and pack animals, pur- chase. Encouragement of breeding of riding horses. Post, pp . 602, 704, 706, 873, 958, 967. Construction, etc. Technical and pro fessional personnel. supplies and for official military and garrison purposes; for hire of draft and pack animals; for travel allowances to officers of National Guard on discharge from Federal service as prescribed in the Act of March 2, 1901 (10 U. S. C . 751), and to enlisted men of National Guard on discharge from Federal service, as prescribed in amenda- tory Act of September 22, 1922 (10 U. S . C. 752), and to members of the National Guard who have been mustered into Federal service and discharged on account of disability; in all, $64,999,664, of which amount not exceeding $250,000 for the procurement and transporta- tion of fuel for the service of the fiscal year 1941, and not exceeding $15,000,000 for the procurement of motor vehicles, shall be available immediately: Provided, That not to exceed $1,000,000 may be expended for the purchase of light and medium passenger-carrying automobiles at a unit cost of not to exceed $750 for light automobiles and $1,200 for medium automobiles, including the value of any vehicle exchanged, and not to exceed $5,000,000 may be expended for the purchase or exchange of motor-propelled ambulances, and trucks of station-wagon type: Providedfurther, That no appropriation con- tained in this Act shall be available for any expense of any character, other than as may be incident to salvaging or scrapping, on account of any motor-propelled vehicle procured prior to January 1, 1920, except tanks, tractors, ambulances, fire trucks, searchlight trucks, three hundred and ninety modernized class B trucks, and vehicles in use by Reserve Officers' Training Corps units on February 19, 1935: Provided further, That during the fiscal year 1941 the cost of trans- portation from point of origin to the first point of storage or con- sumption of supplies, equipment, and material in connection with the manufacturing and purchasing activities of the Quartermaster Corps may be charged to the appropriations from which such supplies, equipment, and material are procured. HORSES, DRAFT AND PACK ANIMALS For the purchase of draft and pack animals and horses within limits as to age, sex, and size to be prescribed by the Secretary of War for remounts for officers entitled to public mounts, for the United States Military Academy, and for such organizations and members of the military service as may be required to be mounted, and for all expenses incident to such purchases (including $81,750 for encouragement of the breeding of riding horses suitable for the Army, in cooperation with the Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, including the purchase of animals for breeding pur- poses and their maintenance), $782,490. MILITARY POSTS For construction and installation of buildings, flying fields, and appurtenances thereto, including interior facilities, fixed equipment, necessary services, roads, connections to water, sewer, gas, and electric mains, purchase and installation of telephone and radio equipment, and similar improvements, and procurement of transportation inci- dent thereto, without reference to sections 1136 and 3734, Revised Statutes (10 U. S . C. 1339; 40 U. S. C . 267); general overhead expenses of transportation, engineering supplies, inspection and supervision, and such services as may be necessary in the office of the Quartermaster General; and the engagement by contract or other- wise without regard to section 3709, Revised Statutes (41 U. S . C . 5), and at such rates of compensation as the Secretary of War may determine, of the services of architects or firms or corporations thereof and other technical and professional personnel as may be [54 STAT.