53STAT.] 76TH CONG. , IsT SESS.-CHS. 328-330-JULY 19, 1939 1067 such State, either on the Federal-aid highway system and extensions thereof or on secondary or feeder roads or grade-crossing eliminations." Approved, July 19, 1939. [CHAPTER 329] AN ACT To restore certain benefits to World War veterans suffering with paralysis, paresis, or blindness, or who are helpless or bedridden, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amrerica in Congress assembled, That on and after the date of enactment of this Act any World War veteran suffering from paralysis, paresis, or blindness, or who is helpless or bedridden, as the result of any disability, and who was in receipt of compensa- tion therefor on March 19, 1933, may be awarded compensation under the laws and interpretations governing this class of cases prior to the enactment of Public Law Numbered 2, Seventy-third Congress, March 20, 1933, subject, however, to the limitations, except as to misconduct or willful misconduct, contained in sections 27 and 28 of Public Law Numbered 141, Seventy-third Congress, March 28, 1934, as amended by section 5 of Public Law Numbered 304, Seventy-fifth Congress, August 16, 1937: Provided, That the language herein contained shall not be construed to reduce or discontinue compensation authorized under the provisions of section 26 of Public Law Numbered 141, Seventy-third Congress: Providedfurther, That where a World War veteran dies or has died from disease or injury, service connection of which is or would have been reestablished under the provisions of this Act, his surviving widow, child, or children, if otherwise eligible thereto, shall be awarded death compensation under Public Law Num- bered 484, Seventy-third Congress, as amended. SEC. 2. Payments to veterans restored to the rolls under the pro- visions of this Act shall be effective the date of enactment of this Act and payments to widows or children shall be effective the date of enactment of this Act or the date of filing claim therefor, whichever is the later. Approved, July 19, 1939. [CHAPTER 330] AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act for the grading and classification of clerks in the Foreign Service of the United States of America, and providing compensa- tion therefor", approved February 23, 1931, as amended. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That paragraph (n) of section 26 of the Act entitled "An Act for the grading and classification of clerks in the Foreign Service of the United States of America, and providing compensation therefor", approved Feb- ruary 23, 1931, as amended, is amended to read as follows: "(n) Any diplomatic secretary or consular officer who has been, or any Foreign Service officer who may hereafter be, promoted from the classified service to the grade of Ambassador or Minister, or appointed to a position in the Department of State, shall be entitled to all the benefits of this section in the same manner and under the same conditions as Foreign Service officers: Provided,That any officer now included under the Act of May 24, 1924, and the amendment thereto of July 3, 1926, shall be entitled to the benefits of this section: And provided further, That hereafter an Ambassador or Minister, or a former Ambassador or Minister, or a person appointed to a position in the Department of State after serving as Ambas- 98907°-39-PT 2---36 July 19, 1939 [H. B . 22961 [Public, No. 196] World War vet- erans. Certain benefits to, suffering with paraly- sis, etc., restored. 48 Stat. 8, 624; 50 Stat. 661 . 38 U.8.C.I5701-721, 471a, 722; Bupp. IV, §424a, ch. 12 . Provisos. Compensation for blindness. 48 Stat. 524. 38U.S.C.I 473a. Death compensa- tion to widows, etc. 48 Stat. 1281. 38 U.S. C. § 503-507; Supp. IV , §§ 505a-510. Effective date, etc. July 19, 1939 [H. R. 6836] [Public, No. 1971 Foreign Service. Retirement and dis- ability system. 46 Stat. 1213; ante, p. 588. 22U. .C.i21(n). Officers promoted to Ambassador, Minister or to Department, benefits to. Promeos. Officers included under certain other Acts. 43 Stat. 140; 44 Stat. 902. Future appoint- ments.