PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 136,138 -MAY 24, 1949 Rights reserved by U.S. Valid mining claims. May 24, 1949 [H. R. 2632] [Public Law 71] First Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1949. Ante, p. 67; post, pp. 231 ,738. 62 Stat. 423 . 62 Stat. 424 . 62 Stat. 424 . 62 Stat. 423 . 62 Stat. 42 but each patent shall reserve to the United States all title in or to the surface of the lands and products thereof, and no use of the surface of the claim or the resources therefrom not reasonably required for carrying on mining or prospecting shall be allowed except under the rules and regulations of the Department of Agriculture. SEC. 3. That valid mining claims within the said lands, existing on the date of the enactment of this Act, and thereafter maintained in compliance with the law under which they were initiated and the laws of the State of Arizona, may be perfected under this Act, or under the laws under which they were initiated, as the claimant may desire. Approved May 24, 1949. [CHAPTER 138] AN ACT Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other- wise appropriated, to supply supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, and for other purposes, namely: LEGISLATIVE BRANCH SENATE For payment to Vera C. Bushfield, widow of Harlan J. Bushfield, late a Senator from the State of South Dakota, $12,500. For payment to Alice W. Broughton, widow of J. Melville Brough- ton, late a Senator from the State of North Carolina, $12,500. OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT For the expense allowance of the Vice President, fiscal year 1949, from January 20 to June 30, $4,500. ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL ASSISTANTS TO SENATORS The appropriation for administrative and clerical assistants and messenger service for Senators contained in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1949, is made available for the employment of an additional clerk at the basic rate of $1,500 per annum by each Senator from the States of California and Virginia, the population of said States having exceeded ten million and three million, respectively. OFFICE OF SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER Hereafter the basic annual rates of compensation for two clerks at $3,480 each contained in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1949, shall be one at $4,260 and one at $2,700. Commencing March 1, 1949, the appropriation for "Salaries of officers and employees of the Senate" contained in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1949, shall be available for the compen- sation of laborer in charge of private passage at $2,280 basic per annum in lieu of laborer in charge of private passage at $2,120. CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE SENATE Vice President's automobile: For an additional amount for "Vice President's automobile", fiscal year 1949, $2,500. 76 [63 STAT.