53 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 88-APR. 26, 1939 priations and of military activities in the field, to be expended on the approval or authority of the Secretary of War, and for such purposes as he may deem proper, and his determination thereon shall be final and conclusive upon the accounting officers of the Government, $17,500. EDUCATIONAL ORDERS Appropriations contained in this Act for the procurement of muni- tions shall be available for the objects and purposes embraced by the provisions of the Act of June 16, 1938 (52 Stat. 707-708): Provided, That expenditures in pursuance hereof shall not exceed, in the aggre- gate, $2,000,000. GENERAL STAFF CORPS MILITARY INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES For miscellaneous expenses requisite for and incident to the military intelligence activities of the Army and maintenance of the military attaches at the United States Embassies and Legations abroad, includ- ing the purchase of law books, maps, professional books of reference, and subscriptions to newspapers and periodicals; for the hire of interpreters, special agents, and guides, and for such other purposes as the Secretary of War may deem proper, including not to exceed $5,000 for the actual and necessary expenses of officers of the Army on duty abroad for the purpose of observing operations of armies of foreign states at war, to be paid upon certificates of the Secretary of War that the expenditures were necessary for obtaining military information, $125,000, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War, and $10,000 of such sum shall be available immedi- ately: Provided, That section 3648, Revised Statutes (31 U. S . C. 529), shall not apply to payments made from appropriations con- tained in this Act in compliance with the laws of foreign countries or their ministerial regulations under which the military attaches are required to operate. FIELD EXERCISES For expenses required for the conduct of special field exercises, including participation therein by the National Guard and the Organized Reserves, and including pay and travel of temporary employees and officers and enlisted men of the National Guard and the Organized Reserves, not otherwise provided for, allowances for enlisted men for quarters and rations, movement of mat6riel, mainte- nance and operation of structures and utilities, and any other requisite supplies and services, and for settlement of claims (not exceeding $500 each) for damages to or loss of private property resulting from such exercises that have accrued or may hereafter accrue, when payment thereof will be accepted by the owners of the property in full satis- faction of such damages, and each claim is substantiated by a report of a board of officers appointed by the commanding officer of the troops engaged, and is approved by the Secretary of War, whose action thereon shall be conclusive, $382,650. 595 Educational orders. 52 Stat. 707. 60 U. S. C., Supp. IV, §§ 91-94. Ante, p. 560; post, p. 993. Proviso. Maximum expendi- ture. Miscellaneous ex- penses. Post, p . 993. Observing opera- tions of foreign armies. Proviso. Provisions waived. R. S. §3648. 31U. S.C . §529. Participation of Na- tional Guuard, etc. Supplies and serv- ices. Private property damage claims. ARMY WAR COLLEGE For expenses of the Army War College, being for the purchase of ExPene the necessary special stationery; textbooks, books of reference, scien- tific and professional papers, newspapers, and periodicals; maps; police utensils; employment of temporary, technical, or special serv- ices, and expenses of special lectures; for the pay of employees; and for all other absolutely necessary expenses, $76,198.