53 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.- CH. 253-JUNE 30, 1939 toward cooperative work under the provisions of section 1 of the Act approved March 3, 1925 (16 U. S . C . 572), which funds shall be covered into the Treasury and constitute a part of the special funds provided by the Act of June 30, 1914 (16 U. S . C. 498): Provided, That not to exceed $859,659 may be expended for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia: Provided further, That not to exceed $1,500 may be expended for the contribution of the United States to the cost of the office of the secretariat of the Inter- national Union of Forest Research Stations and of the Department of Timber Utilization of the Comit6 International du Bois. FOREST-FIRE COOPERATION For cooperation with the various States or other appropriate agencies in forest-fire prevention and suppression and the protection of timbered and cut-over lands in accordance with the provisions of sections 1, 2, and 3 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the protection of forest lands, for the reforestation of denuded areas, for the extension of national forests, and for other purposes, in order to promote continuous production of timber on lands chiefly valuable therefor", approved June 7, 1924 (16 U. S. C. 564-570), as amended, including also the study of the effect of tax laws and the investigation of timber insurance as provided in section 3 of said Act, $2,200,000, of which not to exceed $54,800 shall be available for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia and not to exceed $2,500 for the purchase of supplies and equipment required for the purposes of said Act in the District of Columbia. 957 43 Stat. 1132. 16U. S .C . §572. 38 Stat. 430. 16 U. S.C. §498. Provisos. Personal services. International Union of Forest Research Stations, contribu- tion. Cooperation with States, etc. 43 Stat. 653. 16 U. S. C. §§564- 566. Study of effect of tax laws and inves- tigation of timber in- surance. Personal services. Supplies and equip- ment. COOPERATIVE DISTRIBUTION OF FOREST PLANTING STOCK For cooperation with the various States in the procurement, pro- duction, and distribution of forest-tree seeds and plants in establish- ing windbreaks, shelterbelts, and farm wood lots upon denuded or nonforested lands within such cooperating States, under the provisions of section 4 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the protection of forest lands, for the reforestation of denuded areas, for the exten- sion of national forests, and for other purposes, in order to promote the continuous production of timber on lands chiefly suitable therefor", approved June 7, 1924 (16 U. S . C. 567), and Acts supplementary thereto, $100,000, which amount shall be available for the employment of persons and means in the District of Columbia and elsewhere. ACQUISITION OF LANDS FOR NATIONAL FORESTS For the acquisition of forest lands under the provisions of the Act approved March 1, 1911, as amended (16 U.S . C . 513-519,521), under sound commercial title satisfactory to the Attorney General as pro- vided in said Act, including the transfer to the Office of the Solicitor of such funds for the employment by that office of persons and means in the District of Columbia and elsewhere as may be necessary in connection with the acquisition of such lands, $3,000,000: Provided, That not to exceed $112,500 of the sum appropriated in this paragraph may be expended for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia. For the acquisition of land to facilitate the control of soil erosion and flood damage originating within the exterior boundaries of the following national forests, in accordance with the provisions of the following Acts authorizing annual appropriations of forest receipts for such purposes, and in not to exceed the following amounts from such receipts: Uinta and Wasatch National Forests, Utah, Act of August 26, 1935 (49 Stat. 866), $40,000; Cache National Forest, Utah, Cooperation with States, etc. 43 Stat. 654 . 16U.S. C . M07. Acquisition, under Conservation Act. 36 Stat. 961. 16U.S.C.§§513- 519, 521 . Proviso. Personal services. Soil erosion and flood damage. Acquisition of desig- nated lands from for- est receipts. 49 Stat. 866 .