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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CH. 421-JUNE 25, 1940 observers; for telephone rentals, and for telegraphing, telephoning, and cabling reports and messages, rates to be fixed by the Secretary of Agriculture by agreement with the companies performing the service; for the establishment, equipment, and maintenance of mete- orological offices and stations and for the issuing of weather fore- casts and warnings of storms, cold waves, frosts, and heavy snows, the gaging and measuring of the flow of rivers and the issuing of river forecasts and warnings; for observations and reports relating to crops; for promoting the safety and efficiency of aircraft, as pro- vided by section 803 of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, and for observing, measuring, and investigating atmospheric phenomena; and for other necessary observations and reports, including cooperation with other bureaus of the Government and societies and institutions of learning as follows: General administrative expenses: For necessary expenses for gen- eral administrative purposes, including the salary of chief of bureau and other personal services in the District of Columbia, $145,000. Observations, warnings, and general weather service: For neces- sary expenses incident to collecting and disseminating meteorological, aerological, climatological, and marine information, and for inves- tigations in meteorology, climatology, seismology, evaporation, and aerology in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, $6,173,870, of which not to exceed $1,500 may be expended for the contribution of the United States to the cost of the office of the secretariat of the International Meteorological Committee, and not to exceed $10,000 may be expended for the maintenance of a printing office in the city of Washington for the printing of weather maps, bulletins, circu- lars, forms, and other publications: Provided, That no printing shall be done by the Weather Bureau that can be done at the Govern- ment Printing Office without impairing the service of said Bureau. Total, salaries and expenses, Weather Bureau $6,318,870, of which amount not to exceed $732,342 may be expended for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia: Provided, That Weather Bureau part-time employees, appointed by designation or otherwise, under regulations of the Civil Service Commission, for observational work, may perform odd jobs in the installation, repair, improvement, alteration, cleaning, or removal of Government prop- erty and receive compensation therefor at rates of pay to be fixed by the Secretary of Agriculture. BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY SALARIES AND EXPENSES For the employment of persons and means in the District of Colum- bia and elsewhere for carrying out the provisions of the Act, as amended, establishing a Bureau of Animal Industry, and related Acts; and the Secretary of Agriculture, upon application of any exporter, importer, packer, owner, agent of, or dealer, in livestock, hides, skins, meat, or other animal products, may, in his discretion, make inspections and examinations at places other than the head- quarters of inspectors for the convenience of said applicants and charge the applicants for the expenses of travel and subsistence incurred for such inspections and examinations, the funds derived from such charges to be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the appropriation from which the expenses are paid; collect and disseminate information concerning livestock and animal products; prepare and disseminate reports on animal industry; purchase in the open market samples of all tuberculin, 539 Telegraphing, etc. Issuance of forecasts and warnings. Promoting safety, etc., of aircraft. 62 Stat. 1014. 49U. S . C., Supp. V, 603. Administrative ex- penses. Observations, warn - ings, and general weather service. Post, p. 1040. International Mete- orological Committee. Printing office. Profiso. Restriction. Total; personalserv- ices. Proviso. Part-time em- ployees. Salaries and ex- penses. 23 Stat. 31 . 7U.S.C. 391. Inspection at other than headquarters. Preparation, etc. , of reports.