54 STAT.] 76TH CONG., 3D SESS. -CH. 395-JUNE 18 1940 451 Physical improvements: For the construction, repair, or rehabili- Physical Improve- tation of buildings and utilities located in areas administered by the ents National Park Service, $170,750: Provided,That not to exceed $9,000 Pr o o shall be available for a comfort station, including water and sewer designated naional connections, in Acadia National Park, Maine; not to exceed $5,500 parkset. for a comfort station and waiting room in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington; not to exceed $4,100 for a comfort station in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, and not to exceed $3,600 for a comfort station in Lehman Caves National Monument, Nevada. Historic sites and buildings: For carrying out the provisions of flistorlo sites and the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the preservation of historic bulding American sites, buildings, objects, and antiquities of national sig- nificance, and for other purposes", approved August 21, 1935 (49 v il8 -4 c ' upp. Stat. 666), including personal services in the District of Columbia, $20,000. Investigation and purchase of water rights: For the investigation p"stlon and and establishment of water rights, including the purchase thereof rights. or of lands or interests in lands or rights-of-way for use and pro- Pot,p.-. tection of water rights necessary or beneficial in connection with the administration and public use of the national parks and monu- ments, and including not exceeding $500 for the purchase, main- tenance, operation, and repair of motor-driven passenger-carrying vehicles, $39,840. Salaries and expenses, National Capital parks: For administra- Nationalcapital tion, protection, maintenance, and improvement of the Mount Vernon Salaries and ex- Memorial Highway, Arlington Memorial Bridge, George Washing- pe s . ton Memorial Parkway, monuments and memorials, Federal parks in the District of Columbia, and other Federal lands authorized by the Act of May 29, 1930 (46 Stat. 482), including the pay and allow- ances in accordance with the provisions of the Act of May 27, 1924 43 tet. 1m. as amended, of the police force for the Mount Vernon Memorial Prno fmori. Highway and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Heihway, ete operation, maintenance, repair, exchange, and storage of three auto- mobiles, revolvers, ammunition, purchase, cleaning, and repair of uniforms for police, guards, and elevator conductors, and equipment, per diem employees at rates of pay approved by the Director not exceeding current rates for similar services in the District of Colum- bia, the hire of draft animals with or without drivers at local rates approved by the Director, stenographic reporting service, traveling expenses and carfare, and leather and rubber articles for the pro- tection of public property and employees, $289,900, of which $15,000 mt, epa Monu. shall be available for repairs in the Washington Monument. Development of grounds, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washing- Mhomas Jefferson Memorial, Washing- ton, District of Columbia: For all necessary expenses in connection ton, D. c . with the development and rearrangement of grounds surrounding grouDdes.open ° the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, including relocation of sea wall, rearrange- ment of park roads, landscaping and planting; personal services in the District of Columbia; traveling expenses; per diem employees at rates of pay approved by the Secretary of the Interior; and main- tenance and operation of one passenger-carrying vehicle; $375,000, to remain available until expended. BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY For the employment of persons and means in the city of Wash- ington and elsewhere, including the purchase of printed bags, tags, and labels, without regard to existing laws, applicable to public printing, furniture, carpets, typewriters, computing and adding Pesonl sar etc.