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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 717, 718--SEPT. 9 , 11, 1940 [54 STAT. the Military and Naval Establishments with families, and to workers with families who are engaged, or to be engaged, in industries essential to the military and naval national defense programs, including work lTse of rental on ships under the control of the Maritime Commission. The Secre- cel pts tary of War and the Secretary of the Navy are further authorized to use such rentals as may be collected from each housing project for the management and maintenance of the housing units therein, including utilities, roads, walks, and accessories, and to set up special reserve accounts for the amortization of the cost of the project: Provided CostltrPu-afixed- further That the authority of existing law for the negotiation of cost- plus-a-fxed-fee contracts shall be applicable to housing projects for which funds may be made available to the War and Navy Departments or the Maritime Commission. Citation of title. SEC. 202. This title may be cited as "Title IV of the Naval Appropria- tion Act for the fiscal year 1941". Ante, p. 287. Inapplicability to War and Navy De- partments of certain postal requirements. 39U. .C., Snpp.V, 1321b. Government con- tracts. Applicability of pro- visions of designated Acts. 40U.S.C., Supp. V, 276a. 41U. S.C., Supp.V, 1i 35-45 . Wages of laborers, etc.; computation. Short title. TITLE III-GENERAL PROVISIONS SEC. 301. That during the period of the national emergency declared by the President on September 8, 1939, to exist, so much of section 6 of the Act approved May 6, 1939 (53 Stat. 683), as amended by section 2 of the Act approved June 30,1939 (53 Stat. 989), as requires the head of each executive department (other than the Post Office Department) to submit to the Postmaster General quarterly reports relating to mail matter which has been transmitted free of postage, is hereby suspended, insofar as the War and Navy Departments are concerned. SEC. 302. Nothing in Titles I and II hereof shall be deemed to render inapplicable the provisions of the Act of March 3,1931, as amended by the Act of August 30, 1935 (49 Stat. 1011; U. S. C., title 40, sec. 276 (a)), or the provisions of the Act of June 30, 1936 (49 Stat. 2036; U.S. C., title 41, sees. 35-45), to any contract or contracts to which the provisions of either or both of such Acts would otherwise apply. SEC. 303. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the wages of every laborer and mechanic employed by any contractor or subcontrac- tor engaged in the performance of any contract of the character speci- fied in the Act of June 19, 1912 (37 Stat. 138; U. S . C ., title 40, sees. 324, 325), shall be computed on a basic day rate of eight hours per day and work in excess of eight hours per day shall be permitted upon com- pensation for all hours worked in excess of eight hours per day at not less than one and one-half times the basic rate of pay. SEC. 304. This Act may be cited as the "Second Supplemental National Defense Appropriation Act, 1941". Approved, September 9, 1940, 9 a. m., E. S . T . [CHAPTER 718] September 11, 1940 [S. 4272] [Public, No. 782] Naval Reserve Offi- cers' Training Corps. Increase of total per- sonnel. AN ACT To amend the Act approved March 4, 1925, entitled "An Act providing for sundry matters affecting the naval service, and for other purposes", as amended. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 22 of the Act approved March 4, 1925, entitled "An Act providing for sun- dry matters affecting the naval service, and for other purposes" (43 Stat. 1276; U. S. C., title 34, sec. 821), as amended by the Act approved August 6, 1937 (50 Stat. 563; U. S. C., supp. V, title 34, sec. 821), is hereby further amended by deleting the words "twenty-four hundred" in the last line of the section, and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "seventy-two hundred". Approved, September 11, 1940. re 884 fr