53 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 1ST SESS. - CH. 149-MAY 25, 1939 for new construction and procurement of aircraft and equipment, spare parts and accessories, $46,898,000, of which amount not to exceed $15,000,000 shall be available for the payment of obligations incurred under the contract authorization carried in the Navy Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1939; in all, $82,798,000, and the money herein specifically appropriated for "Aviation" shall be disbursed and accounted for in accordance with existing law and shall constitute one fund: Provided, That the sum to be paid out of this appropriation foi employees assigned to group IV (b) and those performing similar services carried under native and alien schedules in the Schedule of Wages for Civil Employees in the Field Service of the Navy Department shall not exceed $1,966,500: Provided further, That in addition to the amount herein appro- priated, the Secretary of the Navy may, prior to July 1, 1941, enter into contracts for the production and purchase of new airplanes and their equipment, spare parts and accessories, to an amount not in excess of $20.000,000: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed, upon the request of the Secre- tary of the Navy, to transfer not to exceed in the aggregate $50,000 from this appropriation to the appropriations "Pay, subsistence, and transportation, Navy" and "Pay, Marine Corps" to cover auth- orized traveling expenses of officers and enlisted men in connection with flying new airplanes from contractor's works to assigned station or ship, including travel to contractor's works and return of personnel to stations of duty, and the amount so transferred shall be in addition to any limitations contained in the appropria- tions "Pay, subsistence, and transportation, Navy" and "Pay, Marine Corps": Provided further, That no part of this appropria- tion shall be used for the construction of a factory for the manu- facture of airplanes: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized to consider, ascertain, adjust, determine, and pay out of this appropriation the amounts due on claims for damages which have occurred or may occur to private property growing out of the operations of naval aircraft where such claim does not exceed the sum of $500. New construction, etc. Incurred obliga- tions. Aggregate; account- ing. Provisos. Group I' (b) em- ployees. Contracts for new airplanes, etc. Transfer of sums for traveling expenses. Airplane factory construction forbid- den. Adjustment of dam- age claims. MARINE CORPS PAY, MARINE CORPS Pay of officers, active list: For pay and allowances prescribed by law for all officers on the active list-pay and allowance, $4,488,083, including not to exceed $263,994 for increased pay for making aerial flights, none of which shall be available for increased pay for making aerial flights by nonflying officers at a rate in excess of $1,440 per annum, which shall be the legal maximum rate as to such nonflying officers; subsistence allowance, $637,728; rental allowance, $799,735; in all, $5,925,546; and no part of such sum shall be available to pay active-duty pay and allowances to officers on the retired list; For pay of officers prescribed by law on the retired list, $1,739,000; Pay of enlisted men, active list: For pay and allowances of non- commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, as prescribed by law, and for the expenses of clerks of the United State Marine Corps travel- ing under orders, including not to exceed $250 for the expenses of attendance upon meetings of technical, professional, scientific, and other organizations, when, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Navy, such attendance would be of benefit in the conduct of the work of the Marine Corps, and including additional compensation for enlisted men of the Marine Corps qualified as expert riflemen, sharpshooters, marksmen, or regularly detailed as gun captains, gun pointers, cooks, messmen, including interest on deposits by enlisted Pay, etc., officers on active list. Post, p. 1322. Aerial flights, limi- tation on increased pay for. Allowances. Retired officers. Enlisted men, ac- tive list. Attendance at meet- ings.