Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/528

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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 400, 407-JUNE 20, 1940 function herein transferred to the Bureau of Ships shall be trans- ferred to that Bureau for use in connection with the exercise of the functions so transferred. All funds available in the appropriations for the fiscal year 1941 under the headings "Salaries, Bureau of Con- struction and Repair" and "Salaries, Bureau of Engineering" shall be transferred and consolidated into one appropriation account to be entitled "Salaries, Bureau of Ships", and all funds available in the appropriations for the fiscal year 1941 under the headings "Engineer- ing" and "Construction and Repair" shall be similarly transferred and consolidated into another appropriation account to be entitled "Maintenance, Bureau of Ships", and, further, such part of the funds available under the appropriations "Instruments and Supplies", "Maintenance, Supplies, and Accounts", and "Ordnance and Ordnance Stores" for the fiscal year 1941, as relate to the procurement of equi- page, supplies, and services necessary to the maintenance and operation of vessels, and repairs to such equipage, but not including technical ordnance equipage and technical supplies, shall be transferred upon approval of the Bureau of the Budget to the appropriation "Main- tenance, Bureau of Ships", provided the Secretary of the Navy shall authorize and direct the transfer of cognizance over such equipage, supplies, and services and repairs to equipage to the Bureau of Ships. chief of Naval Oper- SEC. 2. In addition to the duties now prescribed by law the Chief ations. of Naval Operations shall, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, be charged with the coordination of the functions of the Naval Establishment afloat, together with the determination of priorities relating to repair and overhaul of ships in commission or about to be commissioned. Under Setretary. SEC. 3. The President of the United States is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to appoint from civil life, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, an Under Secretary in the Department of the Navy to serve during any national emergency declared by him to Duties;uOcSetsaroyto exist, including the present limited emergency. The Under Secretary of the Navy shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy or required by law and shall be next in suc- cession to the Secretary of the Navy during his absence or disability Compensation. or in the event of a temporary vacancy in that office. The compensa- tion of the Under Secretary of the Navy shall be at the rate of suAinttoSedcurteY $10,000 per annum. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy, next after Secretary. the Under Secretary of the Navy, shall hereafter succeed to the duties of the Secretary of the Navy during his absence or disability, or in the event of a temporary vacancy in that office. Repeal. SEC. 4. All laws or parts of laws so far as they are inconsistent with or in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed. Approved, June 20, 1940. [CHAPTER 407] June 20, 194o AN ACT S.31961- To amend the Act approved May 24, 1938, entitled "An Act for the relief of the [Public, No. 645] Comision Mixta Demarcadora de Limites Entre Colombia y Panama" and for the relief of Jose Antonio Sossa D. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the DeComtcion Me'ix United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act mites Entre Colombia entitled "An Act for the relief of the Comision Mixta Demarcadora y anama. de Limites Entre Colombia y Panama", approved May 24, 1938 (52 Stat. 1317, ch. 271), be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows: loPaments to C "That the'Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, author- ized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not 494 [54 STAT.