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76TH CONG. , 3 D SESS.-CH. 27-FEB . 12 , 1940 than once in any fiscal year and then only to the next higher rate: Provided, That this restriction shall not apply (1) to grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the clerical-mechanical service, or (2) to require the reduction in salary of any person whose compensation was fixed as of July 1, 1924, in accordance with the rules of section 6 of such Act, (3) to require the reduction in salary of any person who is trans- ferred from one position to another position in the same or different grade in the same or a different bureau, office, or other appropriation unit, (4) to prevent the payment of a salary under any grade at a rate higher than the maximum rate of the grade when such higher rate is permitted by the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, and is specifically authorized by other law; or (5) to reduce the compen- sation of any person in a grade in which only one position is allocated. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CONTINGENT EXPENSES, WAR DEPARTMENT For an additional amount for contingent expenses, War Depart- ment, comprising the same objects specified under this head in the Military Appropriation Act, 1940, $44,600. PRINTING AND BINDING, WAR DEPARTMENT For an additional amount for printing and binding for the War Department, except such as may be otherwise provided for in accord- ance with existing law, $290,160. MILITARY AcTIvrrIE GENERAL STAFF CORPs MILITARY INTELTIGENCE ACJIVITIES For an additional amount for military intelligence activities, com- prising the same objects specified under this head in the Military Appropriation Act, 1940, $25,000. FIELD EXERCISES For an additional amount for the conduct of special field exercises, comprising the same objects specified under this head in the Military Appropriation Act, 1940, $15,000,000, to remain available until June 30, 1941: Provided, That this appropriation may be used for troop movements and travel of personnel of the Regular Army in connection with field exercises, including special combat training for small units; for rental of land or purchase of options to rent land without reference to section 3648 of the Revised Statutes for the use or repair of private property; and settlement of claims (not exceeding $500 in any one case) for damages to or loss of private property resulting from such exercises, heretofore or hereafter accrued, when payment thereof will be accepted by the owners of the property in full satisfaction of such damages, and when each claim is substantiated in such manner as the Secretary of War may prescribe by regulation and is approved by the Secretary of War, or by such officer as he may designate, such action thereon to be conclusive. ADJuTANT GENERAL' DEPARTMENT WELFARE OF ENLISTED MEN For an additional amount for welfare of enlisted men, comprising the same objects specified under this head in the Military Appropria- tion Act, 1940, $33,938. Proviso. Restriction not ap- plicable in designated cases. 42 Stat. 1490. 5U.8.C.§666. Department contin- gent expenses. 53 Stat. 594. Printing and bind- ing. 53 Stat. 694. Military intelli- gence activities. 53 Stat. 595. Special field exer- cises. 53 Stat. 596 Proviso. Availability. Rent, etc. 31U.S.C. 529. Private property damage claims. Welfare o enlisted men. 53 stat. 96. 23 54 STAT. ]