PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 258-JULY 1, 1939 July 1, 1939 [H. R. 6791] [Public, No. 164] Supplemental Mil- itary Appropriation Act, 1940. a p g c fi d n ii [CHAPTER 258] AN ACT Making additional appropriations for the Military Establishment for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other- wise appropriated, for the Military Establishment for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940, and for other purposes, namely: SALARIES, WAR DEPARTMENT Personal services. For compensation for temporary personal services in the District of Columbia, fiscal year 1940, as follows: Office of Secretary of War, $28,923. Office of Chief of Staff, $21,505. Adjutant General's Office, $97,942. Office of the Judge Advocate General, $9,967. Office of the Chief of Finance, $29,095. Office of the Quartermaster General, $10,422. Office of the Chief Signal Officer, $33,964. Office of the Chief of Air Corps, $52,153. Office of the Surgeon General, $14,610. In all, $298,581. stdictnaverage s In expending appropriations or portions of appropriations con- ries. tained in this Act, for the payment for personal services in the S7;supp.iv, 667 District of Columbia in accordance with the Classification Act of 73c 1923, as amended, with the exception of the Assistant Secretary of War, the average of the salaries of the total number of persons under any grade in any bureau, office, or other appropriation unit shall not at any time exceed the average of the compensation rates specified for the grade by such Act, as amended, and in grades in which only one position is allocated the salary of such position shall not exceed the Exception. average of the compensation rates for the grade, except that in unusually meritorious cases of one position in a grade advances may be made to rates higher than the average of the compensation rates of the grade but not more often than once in any fiscal year and then Proviso. only to the next higher rate: Provided, That this restriction shall not Restrction not a\), licable to certain apply (1) to grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the clerical-mechanical service, rades of clerical-me- hanical service. or (2) to require the reduction in salary of any person whose com- No reduction in pensation was fixed as of July 1, 1924, in accordance with the rules xed salaries. 42 tat. 1490. of section 6 of such Act, (3) to require the reduction in salary of any Transferwithoutre- person who is transferred from one position to another position in uction. the same or different grade in the same or a different bureau, office, nigher rates per- or other appropriation unit, (4) to prevent the payment of a salary under any grade at a rate higher than the maximum rate of the grade when such higher rate is permitted by the Classification Act of 1923, I onl odene postion as amended, and is specifically authorized by other law; or (5) to reduce the compensation of any person in a grade in which only one position is allocated. Department contin. gent expenses. Ante, p. 694. Printing and bind. ing. Ante, p. 594. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY CONTINGENT EXPENSES, WAR DEPARTMENT For an additional amount for contingent expenses, War Depart- ment, fiscal year 1940, comprising the same objects specified under this head in the Military Appropriation Act, 1940, $110,750. PRINTING AND BINDING, WAR DEPARTMENT For an additional amount for printing and binding for the War Department, except such as may be otherwise provided for in accord- ance with existing law, fiscal year 1940, $63,645. 992 [53 STAT.