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53 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 258 -JULY 1, 1939 of War, may enter into contracts prior to July 1, 1940, for the pro- Contracts for addi- curement of aircraft-communication equipment and ground radio and telephone facilities to an amount not in excess of $1,160.000, and his action in so doing shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of the cost thereof. AIR CORPS AIR CORPS, ARMY For an additional amount for Air Corps, Army, fiscal year 1940, comprising the same objects specified under this head in the Military Appropriation Act for said fiscal year, including maintenance and repair of aeronautical equipment loaned to aviation schools under the provisions of section 4 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide more effectively for the national defense by carrying out the recom- mendations of the President in his message of January 12, 1939, to the Congress", approved April 3, 1939, $89,727,655: Provided, That not to exceed $2,500,000 of such amount shall be available until June 30, 1941, for transportation to first destination of equipment pro- cured hereunder, for salaries and travel of personnel in connection with the inspection of new aircraft, equipment, and accessories, and for the cost of tuition for training of Regular Army personnel at civilian educational institutions, under authority of sections 2 and 4 of said Act of April 3, 1939: Provided further, That $27,000 of the amount herein appropriated shall be available exclusively for the engagement of personal services, by contract or otherwise, at such rates of compensation as the Secretary of War may determine, for preparing a comprehensive digest of the data which has been collected upon geographic, meteorologic, and weather conditions in northern latitudes pursuant to authority contained in the War Department Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1935: Provided further, That in addition to the amount herein appropriated the Chief of the Air Corps, when authorized by the Secretary of War, may enter into contracts prior to July 1, 1940, for the procurement of new airplanes, and for the procurement of equipment, spare parts, and accessories for airplanes to an amount not in excess of $44,000,000, and his action in so doing shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of the cost thereof. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT ARMY MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT For an additional amount for Medical and Hospital Department, fiscal year 1940, comprising the same objects specified under this head in the Military Appropriation Act for said fiscal year, $1,375,399. ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT ORDNANCE SERVICE AND SUPPLIES, ARMY For an additional amount for ordnance service and supplies, Army, fiscal year 1940, comprising the same objects specified under this head in the Military Appropriation Act for said fiscal year, and including communication service in connection therewith, $6,552,833, and, in addition, the Chief of Ordnance, when authorized by the Secretary of War, may enter into contracts prior to July 1, 1940, for ordnance service and supplies to an amount not in excess of Designated poses. Ante, p. 605 . pur- Ante, p. 556 . Prorisos. Transportation of equipment. Inspection expenses. Training at civilian educational institu- tions. Ante, p. 556 . Digest of data upon geographic, etc., con- ditions in northern latitudes. 48 Stat. 28 . Contracts author- ized. Supplies, etc. Ante, p. 607. Ordnance service and supplies, Army. Ante, p. 608. Contracts author- ized. 995