20 Stat. 216. 60 Stat. 810. 62 Stat. 983. 31 USC 529.
63 Stat. 3 8 4.
International short-wave r a d i o stations.
60 Stat. 1009.
PUBLIC LAW 207-AUG. 7, 1953
ST A T.
concerned with activities provided for under this appropriation (not to exceed $6,000); entertainment within the United States (not to exceed $3,000); purchase (not to exceed six) and hire of passeng:er motor vehicles; insurance of official motor vehicles in foreign countries when required by the law of such countries; purchase of space in publications abroad, without regard to the provisions of law set forth in 44 U.S.C. 322; services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U.S.C. 55a); payment of tort claims, in the manner authorized in the first paragraph of section 2672, as amended, of title 28 of the United States Code when such claims arise in foreign countries; advance of funds notwithstanding section 3648 of the Revised Statutes as amended; actual expenses of preparing and transporting to their former homes the remains of persons, not United States Government employees, who may die away from their homes while participating in activities authorized under this appropriation; radio activities and acquisition and production of motion pictures and visual materials and purchase or rental of technical equipment and facilities therefor, narration, script-writing, translation, and engineering services, by contract or otherwise; and purchase of objects for presentation to foreign governments, schools, or organizations; $75,000,000, of which not less than $5,000,000 shall be available for the payment of terminal leave and related costs: Provided, That not to exceed $30,000 may be used for representation abroad: Provided further, That passenger motor vehicles used abroad exclusively for the purposes of this appropriation may be exchanged or sold, pursuant to section 201(c) of the Act of June 30, 1949 (40 U.S.C. 481 (c)), and the exchange allowances or proceeds of such sales shall be available for replacement of an equal number of such vehicles and the cost, including the exchange allowance of each such replacement, except station wagons, shall not exceed $1,400: Provided further, That, notwithstanding the provisions of section 3679 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (31 U.S.C. 665), the Department of State is authorized in making contracts for the use of international shortwave radio stations and facilities, to agree on behalf of the United States to indemnify the owners and operators of said radio stations and facilities from such funds as may be hereafter appropriated for the purpose against loss or damage on account of injury to persons or property arising from such use of said radio stations and facilities: Provided further, That in the acquisition of leasehold interests payments may be made in advance for the entire term or any part thereof: Provided further, That funds herein appropriated shall not be used to purchase more than 75 per centum of the effective daily broadcasting time from any person or corporation holding an international short-wave broadcasting license from the Federal Communications Commission without the consent of such licensee: Provided further, That funds appropriated herein shall be available for payment to private organizations abroad in pursuance of contracts entered into for the processing and distribution of motion-picture films: Provided further, That after the effective date of Reorganization Plan No. 8, 1953, existing appointments and assignments to the Foreign Service Reserve for the purposes of foreign information and educational activities which expire within one year of said effective date may be extended for a period of one year in addition to the period of appointment or assignment authorized in section 522 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946 (22 U.S.C. 922): Provided further, That upon the effective date of Reorganization Plan Number 8 of 1953, the President may authorize the Director of the United States Information Agency thereby created to carry out (under such regulations as the President may from time to time prescribe) the functions of the Board of the