PUBLIC LAWS--CH. 248-JUNE 29, 1939 in this country or to a place not more distant for interment and for Allowances to wid- the ordinary expenses of such interment, and also for payment under ows, etc. R.S . §1749. the provisions of section 1749 of the Revised Statutes (22 U. S . C. .SC. 1 130) of allowances to the widows or heirs at law of Diplomatic, Con- sular, and Foreign Service officers of the United States dying in Tr-l der Sece foreign countries in the discharge of their duties, $600,000, of which amount not to exceed $50,000 shall be available until June 30, 1941, for disbursement for expenses of travel under orders issued by the SPbitnce on te- Secretary of State during the fiscal year 1940: Provided, That this porary detail under appropriation shall be available also for the authorized subsistence commission. expenses of Consular and Foreign Service officers while on tempo- rary detail under commission. Ofce and living Office and living quarters allowances, Foreign Service: For rent, heat, fuel, and light for the Foreign Service for offices and grounds, 46 Stat. 818. and, as authorized by the Act approved June 26, 1930 (5 U. S . C. 118a), for living quarters and for allowances for living quarters, pdae payment including heat, fuel, and light, $2,020,000: Provided, That payment of rent. for rent may be made in advance: Provided further, That the Secre- Le ases . tary of State may enter into leases for such offices, grounds, and living quarters for periods not exceeding ten years and without regard 4R.S. a 3 09. to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U. S . C . 5): Provided Allowance for quar- further That no part of this appropriation shall be used for allow- ters, etc.; limitation. ances for living quarters, including heat, fuel, and light, in an amount exceeding $3,000 for an ambassador, minister, or charge d'affaires, and not exceeding $1,700 for any other Foreign Service officer: Provided further, That under this appropriation and the appropriations herein for "Contingent expenses, Foreign Service", and "Miscellaneous salaries and allowances, Foreign Service", not more than $5,000 shall be expended for heat, fuel, and light for living quarters for each ambassador or minister occupying a Govern- ment-owned building for residence or residence and office purposes, and not more than $1,700 for such purposes in the case of any other Foreign Service officer, and during the incumbency of a charge d'affaires the limitation on such expenditures shall be the same as ivig f aw- or the occupancy by the principal officer. ances. lv allow- Cost of living allowances, Foreign Service: To carry out the pro- 46 ta t.12 12c. visions of the Act approved February 23, 1931 (22 U. S. C. 12, 23c), relating to allowances and additional compensation to diplomatic, consular, and Foreign Service officers and clerks when such allowances Pra'. and additional compensation are necessary to enable such officers and Regulation of ex- clerks to carry on their work efficiently, $300,000: Provided, That penditure. such allowances and additional compensation shall be granted only in the discretion of the President, and under such regulations as he may prescribe. Representation al- Representation allowances, Foreign Service: For representation 46Stat.1209. allowances as authorized by the Act approved February 23, 1931 22 U. S.C. 12. (22 U. S. C. 12), $140,000. Foreign Servie re- Foreign Service retirement and disability fund: For financing the bility und, Federal liability of the United States, created by the Act approved February 4contrabuti. 23, 1931 (22 U. S . C . 21), $199,400, which amount shall be placed 22U. s. C.§ 21. to the credit of the "Foreign Service retirement and disability fund". Clerks, salaries. Salaries of clerks, Foreign Service: For salaries of clerks in the 46 USta. .c Foreign Service, as provided in the Act approved February 23, 1931 (22 U. S. C . 23a), including salaries while under instruction in the United States and during transit to and from homes in the United States upon the beginning and after termination of service, $2,550,000. isellaneous sala- Miscellaneous salaries and allowances, Foreign Service: For salaries andallowan or compensation of kavasses, guards, dragomans, porters, interpreters, prison keepers, translators, archive collators, Chinese writers, mes- 888 [53 STAT.