PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 681 -OCT. 12 , 1949 Ante, p. S0. 61 Stat. 874. 34 U. 8. C., Supp. II, § 410n. Ante p. 835. 14 U.. C. 174a; 33U. 8. C. §864e. Ante, p. 660. 41 Stat. 776 . 10U. S. C. §364. 369; Supp. II, 1 361. 48 Stat. 155. 32U. . C. §142a. 6i Stat. 315 . retirement" as they appear in lines 8 and 9 of the said section on page 874, volume 61, Statutes at Large. (b) The Act of June 6, 1942 (ch. 383, 56 Stat. 328; 14 U. S. C. 174a; 33 U. S . C . 864e), is hereby amended by striking out the words "and with three-fourths of the active-duty pay of the grade in which serving at the time of retirement." and by inserting in lieu thereof the words ": Provided, That the provisions of this Act shall not apply in the case of any officer who has been so commended if the act or service justifying the commendation was performed after December 31, 1946." (c) Nothing contained in subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be held to reduce the retired pay of any officer placed on a re- tired list prior to the effective date of this section, nor shall the provi- sions of section 412 (a) of the Officer Personnel Act of 1947, as amended by subsection (a) of this section, or the Act of June 6, 1942 (ch. 383, 56 Stat. 328), as amended by subsection (b) of this section, be construed as granting any increased retired pay to any person by virtue of the higher grade or rank to which such person is or may become entitled to pursuant to such provisions of law. AMENDMENTS OF THE ACT OF JUNE 3, 1916 (39 STAT. 190; 41 STAT. 776) SEC. 523. (a) Section 30 of the Act of June 3 1916 (39 Stat. 187; 10 U. S . C. 658), as amended, is amended by deleting therefrom the third, the seventh, and the ninth sentences of the first paragraph. (b) Section 37a of the National Defense Act of 1916, as amended, is amended by inserting a period after the words "and length of active service" and deleting the rest of said section. (c) Section 38 of the National Defense Act of 1916, as amended, is amended by deleting the following words therefrom: "and mileage from his home to his first station and from his last station to his home". AMENDMENT OF THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 18, 1946 (60 STAT. 20) SEC. 524. That part of title II.I of the Act of February 18, 1946 (60 Stat. 20; 37 U. S . C. 112c), which authorizes transportation of dependents and household effects of civilian and naval personnel of the Naval Establishment stationed outside continental United States is amended by deleting therefrom all reference to Naval personnel. AMENDMENTS OF THE ACT OF JUNE 5, 1942 (56 BTAT. 316) SEC. 525. (a) Subsection (e) of section 4 of the Act of June 5, 1942 56 Stat. 314), as added by section 4 of the Act of February 12, 1946 60 Stat. 5; 50 App. U. S . C . 764 (e)), as amended, is amended by deleting therefrom the reference to section 4 (a), 4 (b), and 4 (c). (b) Section 5 of the Act of June 5, 1942 (56 Stat. 316; 50 App. U. S . C. 765), is amended by deleting therefrom all reference to military personnel. AMENDMENT OF THE ACT OF MAY 27, 1908 (35 STAT. 418) SEC. 526. Paragraph 23, heading "Office of the Fourth Assistant Postmaster General", of the Act of May 27, 1908 (35 Stat. 418; 39 U. S . C . 134), as amended, is amended by deleting the last sentence thereof. AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4 OF TEE NAVAL AVIATION CADET ACT OF 1942 (56 STAT. 737) SEC. 527. Section 4 of the Naval Aviation Cadet Act of 1942 (56 Stat. 737; 34 U. S. C. 850c), is hereby amended to read as follows: 836 [63 STAT.