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PUBLIC LAWS-CEIS. 24 -266 --JULY 12, 13 , 14 , 1939 [53 STAT. [CHAPTER 264] ANTAT July 12, 1939 [H. R.4674] To provide for the establishment of a Coast Guard station at or near the city of [Public, No. 167] Monterey, California. Monterey, Calif. Establishment of Coast Guard station authorized. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to establish a Coast Guard station on the Pacific coast at or in the vicinity of the city of Monterey, California, in such locality as the Commandant of the Coast Guard may recommend. Approved, July 12, 1939. [CHAPTER 265] AN ACT July 13, 1939 [S. 101S 39 To authorize the procurement, without advertising, of certain aircraft parts and [Public, No. 168] instruments or aeronautical accessories, and for other purposes. war Department. Procurement of cer- tainaircraftpartsetc., without advertising. Provisos. Existing provisions not affected. 44 Stat. 780. Restriction. Inconsistent laws, etc., repealed. July 14. 1939 I[. sX|1 [1'ublic, No. 169'] United States dis- bursing officers, etc. Credit allowed in accounts, etc.; air- plane travel. Period. Provisos. Certificate of neces- sity. Charge of refunds to appropriate appro- priation. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever proposals are invited for the furnishing of aircraft parts or instru- ments or aeronautical accessories for the War Department, the charac- ter of which or the ingredients thereof are of such a nature that the interests of the public service would be injured by publicly divulging them, the Chief of the Air Corps is authorized to purchase, without advertising, such aircraft parts or instruments or aeronautical acces- sories in such manner as he may deem most economical and efficient: Provided,That this Act will not be construed as in any way amend- ing the Act of July 2, 1926 (44 Stat. 780), or as authorizing the open market purchase of airplanes for purposes other than as provided in that Act: and provided further, That no purchase shall be made under this Act until the Secretary of War shall have certified that a secret order is necessary, and only then after submitting the pro- posal to three reputable concerns for their respective bids. All laws and parts of laws which are inconsistent herewith or in conflict with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed. Approved, July 13, 1939. [CHAPTER 2661 AN ACT For the relief of disbursing officers and other officers and employees of the United States for disallowances and charges on account of airplane travel. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp- troller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, author- ized and directed to allow credit in the accounts of disbursing officers of the United States, to remove charges raised against officers and employees of the United States, and to refund to such officers and employees upon application amounts collected from them, rep- resenting the excess in cost of airplane transportation used by such officers and employees on official business prior to December 10, 1935, as compared with the cost by rail: Provided, That action as herein provided shall be taken only when the head of the department or establishment shall certify that the use of airplane transportation was necessary in the interest of the United States: Provided fur- ther, That in cases of refunds there shall be charged the appropria- tions to which the collections were credited, and the amounts found due certified for payment in the usual manner. Approved, July 14, 1939. 1000