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76TH CONG., 1 ST SESS.-CH. 1-F-EB. 4, 1939 (c) Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. The provisions of this section shall be in addition to, not in substitution for, any other sections of existing law, or of this joint resolution. SEC. 4 . (a) It shall be unlawful for any person employed in any administrative or supervisory capacity by any agency of the Federal Government, whose compensation or any part thereof is paid from funds authorized or appropriated by the Emergency Relief Appro- priation Act of 1938 or this joint resolution, to use his official author- ity or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or affecting the results thereof. While such persons shall retain the right to vote as they please and to express privately their opinions on all political subjects, they shall take no active part in political management or in political campaigns. (b) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be immediately removed from the position or office held by him, and thereafter no part of the funds appropriated by the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1938 or this joint resolution shall be used to pay the compensation of such person. The provisions of this section shall be in addition to, not in substitution for, any other sections of existing law, or of this joint resolution. SEC. 5. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to solicit, or knowingly be in any manner concerned in soliciting, any assessment, subscription, or contribution for the campaign expenses of any individual or political party from any person entitled to or receiving compensation or employment provided for by the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1938 or this joint resolution. (b) Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this sec- tion shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. The provisions of this section shall be in addition to, not in substitution for, any other sections of existing law, or of this joint resolution. SEC. 6. Section 21 of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1938 is hereby amended by striking out the word projects,". SEC. 7. No person in need who refuses a bona fide offer of private employment under reasonable working conditions which pays the prevailing wage for such work in the community where he resides and who is capable of performing such work shall be employed or retained in employment on work projects under the funds appropriated in the Emergency R.lief Appropriation Act of 1938 or this joint resolution for the period such private employment would be available: Provided, That any person who takes such private employment shall at the expiration thereof be entitled to immediate resumption of his previous employment status with the Works Progress Administration if he is still in need and if he has lost the private employment through no fault of his own. SEC. 8 . None of the funds appropriated by the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1938 or by this joint resolution shall be used for the manufacture, purchase, or construction of any naval vessel, any armament, munitions, or implement of war, for military or naval forces, and no funds herein appropriated or authorized shall be diverted or allocated to any other department or bureau for such purpose. Approved, February 4, 1939. Penalty provision. Provisions deemed supplementary to ex- isting law. Administrative offi- cer using official au- thority in an election. etc. Penalty provision. Provisions deemed supplementary to existing law. Solicitation for cam- paign expenses. Penalty provision. 62 Stat. 815 . Reports to Con- gress. Refusal of bona flde offer of private em- ployment paying pre- vailing wage, etc. Proriso. Status at expiration of private employ- ment. Use of designated funds for military or naval purposes forbid- den. 509 53 STAT. ]