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53 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , IST SESS.-CH. 88 -APR. 26, 1939 Office of the Quartermaster General, $825,310. Office of the Chief Signal Officer, $166,605. Office of the Chief of Air Corps, $258,400. Office of the Surgeon General, $289,960. Office of Chief of Bureau of Insular Affairs, $66,480. Office of Chief of Engineers, $139,620: Provided, That the services of skilled draftsmen, civil engineers, and such other services as the Secretary of War may deem necessary may be employed only in the office of the Chief of Engineers, to carry into effect the various appropriations for rivers and harbors and flood control, surveys, and preparation for and the consideration of river and harbor and flood control estimates and bills, to be paid from such appropriations: Provided further, That the expenditures on this account for the fiscal year 1940 shall not exceed $585,680; the Secretary of War shall each year, in the Budget, report to Congress the number of persons so employed, their duties, and the amount paid to each. Office of Chief of Ordnance, $439,420: Provided, That the services of such additional technical and clerical personnel as the Secretary of War may deem necessary may be employed only in the office of the Chief of Ordnance, to carry into effect the various appropriations for development, manufacture, storage, and issue of ordnance and ordnance stores, to be paid from such appropriations: Provided further, That the expenditures on this account for the fiscal year 1940 shall not exceed $100,000, and the Secretary of War shall each year, in the Budget, report to Congress the number of persons so employed, their duties, and the amount paid to each. Office of Chief of Chemical Warfare Service, $50,790. Office of Chief of Infantry, $13,880. Office of Chief of Cavalry, $11,100. Office of Chief of Field Artillery, $5,040. Office of Chief of Coast Artillery, $33,160. Office of Chief of Chaplains, $8,240. National Guard Bureau, War Department, $153,952. In all, salaries, War Department, $5,026,885: Provided, That the number of warrant officers and enlisted men on duty in the offices of the Chiefs of Ordnance, Engineers, Coast Artillery, Field Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and Chaplains on March 5, 1934, shall not be increased, and in lieu of warrant officers and enlisted men whose services in such offices shall have been terminated for any cause prior to July 1, 1940, their places may be filled by civilians, for the pay of whom, in accordance with the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, the appropriation "Pay of the Army" shall be available. In expending appropriations or portions of appropriations con- tained in this Act, for the payment for personal services in the Dis- trict of Columbia in accordance with the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, with the exception of the Assistant Secretary of War, the average of the salaries of the total number of persons under any grade in any bureau, office, or other appropriation unit shall not at any time exceed the average of the compensation rates specified for the grade by such Act, as amended, and in grades in which only one position is allocated the salary of such position shall not exceed the average of the compensation rates for the grade, except that in unu- sually meritorious cases of one position in a grade advances may be made to rates higher than the average of the compensation rates of the grade but not more often than once in any fiscal year and then only to the next higher rate: Provided, That this restriction shall not apply (1) to grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the clerical-mechanical service, or (2) to require the reduction in salary of any person whose compensation was fixed as of July 1, 1924, in accordance with the Office of Chief of Engineers. Provisos. Services of skilled draftsmen, etc. Maximum expendi- tures, fiscal year 1940. Report to Congress. Office of Chief of Ordnance. Provisos. Technical, etc., per- sonnel. Maximum expendi- tures, fiscal year 1940. Report to Congress. Proviso. No increase In cer- tain details. Civilians to fill va- cancies. 5U.S .C . §§661-674; Supp. IV, §§ 673, 673c. Restriction on ex- ceeding average sal- aries. 5 U. 8. C . §661-674; Supp. IV , 1i 673, 673c. Exception. Proso. Restriction not ap- plicable to certain grades of clerical- mechanical service. No reduction in fixed salaries.