PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 71 -MAR . 25, 1940 ay and allowances. Pay and allowances: For pay and allowances prescribed by law for 1045. commissioned officers, cadets, warrant officers, petty officers, and other enlisted men active and retired, temporary cooks, surfmen, substitute Retired members of surfmen, and three civilian instructors, retired pay for certain mem- Service. bers of the former Life Saving Service authorized by the Act approved 4 Stat.64 . April 14, 1930 (14 U. S . C. 178a), and not exceeding $10,000 (com- Cash prizes. posed of "A" item, $8,000, and "B" item, $2,000) for cash prizes for men for excellence in boatmanship, gunnery, target practice, and Death allowances. engineering competitions; for carrying out the provisions of the Act 41Stat.84 . of June 4, 1920 (34 U. S . C . 943); not to exceed $10,000 for cost of special instruction, including maintenance of students; rations or commutation thereof for cadets, petty officers, and other enlisted men, Traveling epnses. mileage and expenses allowed by law for officers; and traveling expenses of other persons traveling on duty under orders from the Treasury Department, including transportation of cadets, enlisted men, and applicants for enlistment, with subsistence and transfers en route, or cash in lieu thereof, and traveling expenses for the examina- tions authorized by the Act entitled "An Act to provide for retirement 43 stat. 1261. for disability in the Lighthouse Service", approved March 4, 1925 Recruting. (33 U. S . C. 765); expenses of recruiting for the Coast Guard, rent of rendezvous, and expenses of maintaining the same; advertising for and obtaining men and apprentice seamen and applicants for appoint- ment as cadets; transportation and packing allowances for baggage or household effects of commissioned officers, warrant officers, and Pot, pp. 600 , 1015 enlisted men; and including not to exceed $32,000 (composed of "A" item, $23,000, and "B" item, $9,000) for the recreation, education, amusement, comfort, contentment, and health of the enlisted men of the Coast Guard, to be expended in the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, $22,204,335 (composed of "A" item, $19,510,000, and Increasd pay or "B" item, $2,694,335): Provided, That no part of this appropriation aerial flights. shall be used for increased pay at a rate in excess of $1,440 per annum to any nonflying commissioned officer or commissioned officer observer for making aerial flights; which rate shall be the legal maximum rate tions, payments. of such increased pay as to any such officer: Provided further, That money accruing from commutation of rations of enlisted men com- muted for the benefit of any mess may be paid on proper voucher to the officer in charge of such mess; eneal epene General expenses, Coast Guard: For fuel, lubricating oil, illumi- nants, kerosene, and water; the furnishing of heat, light, and power (service) for vessels, shore stations, depots and offices; outfits, includ- ing necessary supplies and equipment, medals, newspapers, technical books and periodicals and library books for shore stations and vessels; rental of mechanical accounting machinery and other equipment; repairs to portable equipment at shore units; ship chandlery, engineers' Vehicles. stores, draft animals and their maintenance; purchase (not to exceed $5 000), exchange, maintenance operation, and repair of motor-pro- pelled passenger-carrying vehicles for official use at headquarters and Shore stations. in the field; the rebuilding, repairing, maintenance, and incidental expenses of shore stations, including lighthouses, lights, beacons, and other fixed aids to navigation, radio stations, depots and offices; tempo- rary leases and rentals; improvement of property for Coast Guard purposes, including rental or use of additional land where necessary Beacons, etc. and the purchase of land for beacons, day marks, and fog signals; not Lake St. Clair, to of yelorl,-c, Micah.staio rto exceed $100,000 for the acquisition of a site and commencement of construction of the station authorized by the Act approved June 29, Vesses,et.,rep. 1936 (49 Stat. 2031) ; repairs to Coast Guard vessels, boats, and aircraft, orfeited vesselsincluding cost of salvage operations when incident to the repair thereof; operation, etc.sls repair, maintenance, and operation of vessels forfeited to the United States and delivered to the Treasury Department under the terms of 64 [54 STAT.