Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 63 Part 1.djvu/122

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 138-MAY 24,1949 Availability of con- struction appropria- tions. Contract authority. Pot, p. 241 . Ante, p. 14 . 62 Stat. 1119. 62 Stat. 596. Distribution of tribal funds held by U. S. said head on force account activities is hereby amended to read as follows: ": Provided further, That not exceeding 12 per centum of any construction appropriations for the Bonneville Power Adminis- tration contained in this Act shall be available for construction work by force account, or on a hired-labor basis, except in case of emer- gencies, local in character, so declared by the Bonneville Power Administrator": Provided,That, in addition to the contract authoriza- tion contained under said head, the Administrator is authorized to contract in the fiscal year 1949 for materials, equipment, and services for power transmission facilities in an amount not in excess of $1,452,200. BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS NAVAJO AND HOPI SERVICE Agency Services For an additional amount for "Agency services", $1,000,000. EDUCATION OF INDIANS For an additional amount for "Education of Indians", $50,000. CONSERVATION OF HEALTH For an additional amount for "Conservation of health", $75,000. WELFARE OF INDIANS For an additional amount for "Welfare of Indians", $400,000. CONSTRUCTION, AND SO FORTH, BUILDINGS AND UTILITIES For an additional amount under this head for the conversion of the Bushnell Army Hospital, Brigham City, Utah, for school purposes, $3,750,000, and the limitation under 'Construction, and so forth, Buildings and Utilities" in the Department of Interior Appropria- tion Act, 1949, on the amount which may be used for surveys and plans and administrative expenses, and so forth, is increased from "$190,000" to "$227,500". ALASKA NATIVE SERVICE Vessel Conversion For expenses necessary in converting and outfitting a vessel for use as a service and supply ship by the Alaska Native Service, $500,000, to remain available until expended. PAYMENT TO CHOCTAW AND CHICKASAW NATIONS OF INDIANS, OKLAHOMA For payment to the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians in fulfillment of the terms of a contract between the United States of America and the said nations as authorized by the Act of June 28, 1944 (58 Stat. 483), and as ratified by the Act of June 24, 1948 (Public Law 754), $8,359,000, of which not to exceed $50,000 shall be available until expended for defraying the expenses, including printing and binding, of making the per capita payment authorized by the above Acts: Provided, That in addition to the per capita payment, the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, is authorized to distribute per capita to the enrolled members of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, entitled under existing law to share in the funds of such 84 [63 STAT.