53 STAT.] 76TH CONG., IST SESS.-CH. 248-JUNE 29, 1939 conferences at such places in Canada and the United States as shall be determined by the Commission or by the American Commissioners to be necessary, including traveling expense and compensation of necessary witnesses, making necessary transcript of testimony and proceedings; for cost of lawbooks, books of reference and periodicals, office equipment and supplies; and for one-half of all reasonable and necessary joint expenses of the International Joint Commission incurred under the terms of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain concerning the use of boundary waters between the United States and Canada, and for other purposes, signed January 11, 1909; $37,500, to be disbursed under the direction of the Secretary of State: Provided, That the salaries of the American Commission- ers shall not exceed $7,500 each per annum: Provided further, That traveling expenses of the Commissioners, secretary, and necessary employees shall be allowed in accordance with the provisions of the Subsistence Expense Act of 1926, as amended (5 U. S. C. 821-833). Special and technical investigations: For an additional amount for necessary special or technical investigations in connection with mat- ters which fall within the scope of the jurisdiction of the Interna- tional Joint Commission, including personal services in the District of Columbia or elsewhere, traveling expenses, procurement of tech- nical and scientific equipment, and the purchase, exchange, hire, maintenance, repair, and operation of motor-propelled and horse- drawn passenger-carrying vehicles, $47,000, to be disbursed under the direction of the Secretary of State, who is authorized to transfer to any department or independent establishment of the Government, with the consent of the head thereof, any part of this amount for direct expenditure by such department or establishment for the purposes of this appropriation. INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSION Salaries and expenses: For the share of the United States of the expenses of the International Fisheries Commission, under the con- vention between the United States and Canada, concluded January 29, 1937, including salaries of two members and other employees of the Commission, traveling expenses, charter of vessels, purchase of books, periodicals, furniture, and scientific instruments, contingent expenses, rent in the District of Columbia, and such other expenses in the United States and elsewhere as the Secretary of State may deem proper, to be disbursed under the direction of the Secretary of State $25,000: Provided,That not to exceed $750 shall be expended by the Commissioners in attending meetings of the Commission. INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC SALMON FISIERIES COMMISSION Salaries and expenses: For the share of the United States of the expenses of the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission, under the convention between the United States and Canada, con- cluded May 26, 1930, including personal services; traveling expenses; maintenance, repair, and operation of motor-propelled passenger- carrying vehicles; charter of vessels; purchase of books, periodicals, furniture, and scientific instruments; contingent expenses; rent in the District of Columbia and elsewhere; and such other expenses in the United States and elsewhere as the Secretary of State may deem proper, including the reimbursement of other appropriations from which payments may have been made for any of the purposes herein specified, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of State, $40,000. Joint expenses. 36 Stat. 2448 . Provisos. Salary limitation. Traveling expenses. 44 Stat. 688. 5U. S. C. §821-833. Special and techni- cal investigations. Personal services. Transfer of funds. Salaries and ex- penses. 50 Stat. 1351. Rent. Proviso. Attendance at meet- ings. Salaries and ex- penses. 50 Stat. 1355. Reimbursement of other appropriations.