PUBLIC LAW 137—AUG. 31, 1951
and betterments incurred pursuant to authority contained in the 61 Stat. 585. Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1948, and those for operatingdifferential subsidies) incurred prior to July 1, 1948, against the Construction fund established pursuant to the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, $12,500,000, to be available until June 30, 1952, for expenditure only. W a r Shipping Administration liquidation: The unexpended balance of the appropriation to the Secretary of the Treasury in the 61 Stat. 695. Sccoud Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1948, for liquidation of obligations approved by the General Accounting Office as properly incurred against funds of the W a r Shipping Administration prior to January 1, 1947, is hereby continued available during the current fiscal year. vessels*"^^""^'"^ "' ^ o additional vessels shall be allocated under charter, nor shall any vessel be continued under charter by reason of any extension of chartering authority beyond June 30, 1949, unless the charterer shall agree that the Commission shall have no obligation upon redelivery to accept or pay for consumable stores, bunkers, and slop-chest items, except with respect to such minimum amounts of bunkers as the Commission considers advisable to be retained on the vessel and that prior to such redelivery all consumable stores, slop-chest items, and bunkers over and above such minimums shall be removed from the vessel by the charterer at his own expense. No money made available to the Department of Commerce, for maritime activities, by this or any other Act shall be used in payment for a vessel the title to which is acquired by the Government either by requisition or purchase, or the use of which is taken either by requisition or agreement, or which is insured by the Government and lost while so insured, unless the price or hire to be paid therefor (except in cases where section 802 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, 46 u^s ^"§ 1 1 *^ amended, is applicable) is computed in accordance with subsection 22 46 v'. s. c. § 1242: 902 (a) of said Act, as that subsection is interpreted by the General Accounting Office. arid^repairs ^"^'^*^^' Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Maritime Administration is autnorized to furnish utilities and services and make necessary repairs in connection with any lease, contract, or occupancy involving Government property under control of the Maritime Administration, and payments received by the Maritime Administration for utilities, services, and repairs so furnished or made shall be credited to the appropriation charged with the cost thereof: Provided, That rental payments under any such lease, contract, or occupancy on account of items other than such utilities, services, or repairs snail be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. No obligations shall be incurred during the current fiscal year from 46 ^u^^s^^c.' § 1101 the construction fund established by the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, «^ ««9 or otherwise, in excess of the appropriations and limitations contained
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in this Act, or in any prior appropriation Act, and all receipts which otherwise would be deposited to the credit of said fund shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. The general provisions applicable to appropriations contained in ^j^j^ j ^f ^j^jg ^^|. ^}^Q\\ apply to appropriations for Maritime Activities contained in this title.
TITLE III—EMERGENCY FUND FOR THE PRESIDENT NATIONAL DEFENSE
For expenses necessary to enable the President, through such officers or agencies of the Government as he may designate, and without