Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/544

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PUBLIC LAWS--CH. 415-JUNE 24, 1940 Purchase, etc., of buildings. Accounting. Maintenance and operation. Payment to alien cripples. 39 Stat. 750. 5U. S.C., upp. V, §793. Relief payments. 48 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 1372. Special protective works. Contracts author- ized. Construction of ad- ditional facilities. 48 U. 8. C., Supp. V, § 1307. Reimbursement to designated appropria- tions. Contracts author- ized. Sanitation, hospi- tals, etc. Chief quarantine officer. Blood transfusion payments. Proviso. Prior expenditures validated. transportation, including insurance, of public funds and securities between the United States and the Canal Zone; purchase, construc- tion, repair, replacement, alteration, or enlargement of buildings, structures, equipment, and other improvements; and for such other expenses not in the United States as the Governor of the Panama Canal may deem necessary best to promote the maintenance and operation, sanitation, and civil government of the Panama Canal, and construction of additional facilities, all to be expended under the direction of the Governor of the Panama Canal and accounted for as follows: For maintenance and operation of the Panama Canal: Salary of the Governor, $10,000; contingencies of the Governor, to be expended in his discretion, not exceeding $3,000; purchase, inspection, delivery, handling, and storing of materials, supplies, and equipment for issue to all departments of the Panama Canal, the Panama Railroad, other branches of the United States Government, and for authorized sales; payment in lump sums of not exceeding the amounts authorized by the Injury Compensation Act approved September 7,1916 (5 U. S . C . 793), to alien cripples who are now a charge upon the Panama Canal by reason of injuries sustained while employed in the construction of the Panama Canal; and relief payments authorized by the Act approved July 8, 1937 (50 Stat. 478), $8,011,367; for continuing the construction of special protective works, $19,000,000; in all, $27,011,367, together with all moneys arising from the conduct of business operations authorized by the Panama Canal Act, and, in addition, the Governor of the Panama Canal may, when authorized by the Secretary of War, enter into contracts prior to July 1, 1941, for or on account of the construction of special protective works, Panama Canal, to an amount not in excess of $4,500,000, and his action in so doing shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of the cost thereof. Construction of additional facilities-Panama Canal: For con- struction of additional facilities for the improvement and enlarge- ment of the capacity of the Panama Canal, in accordance with the Act approved August 11, 1939 (53 Stat. 1409), including reimburse- ment to the appropriations "Maintenance and Operation, Panama Canal", "Sanitation, Panama Canal", and "Civil Government, Panama Canal", in such amounts as the Governor of the Panama Canal shall from time to time determine to be additional costs incurred for the objects specified in said appropriations on account of the prosecution of the work; in all, $15,000,000, and, in addition, the Governor of the Panama Canal may, when authorized by the Secretary of War, make or authorize the making of contracts prior to July 1, 1941, for or on account of the construction of such addi- tional facilities, to an amount not in excess of $99,000,000. For sanitation, quarantine, hospitals, and medical aid and support of the insane and of lepers and aid and support of indigentpersons legally within the Canal Zone, including expenses of their deporta- tion when practicable, the purchase of artificial limbs or other appli- ances for persons who were injured in the service of the Isthmian Canal Commission or the Panama Canal prior to September 7, 1916 additional compensation to any officer of the United States Public Health Service detailed with the Panama Canal as chief quarantine officer, and payments of not to exceed $50 in any one case to persons within the Government service who shall furnish blood from their veins for transfusion to the veins of patients in Panama Canal hos- pitals: Provided, That expenditures heretofore made to any person within the Government service for blood furnished to patients in Panama Canal hospitals are hereby validated; $1,045,393. 510 [54 STAT.