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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 113 -MAR . 28 , 1946 Purchase of tobacco. Aid to State or Ter- ritorial homes. 25 Stat. 450. 24 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 134. Medical consult- ants. Reduced fare re- quests. Legal newspapers. Visual educational information. Construction, etc., restrictions. Printing and bind- ing. 68 Stat. 394. 39 U. S. C., Supp. V, §321d. 58 Stat. 284 . 38 U. S. C., Supp. V,§693et seq. Post, pp . 299, 932, 934. Post, p. 615. for expenses incidental to the maintenance and operation of farms; for recreational articles and facilities at institutions maintained by the Veterans' Administration; for administrative expenses incidental to securing employment for war veterans; for funeral, burial, and other expenses incidental thereto for beneficiaries of the Veterans' Administration accruing during the year for which this appropriation is made or prior fiscal years: Provided further, That the appropria- tions herein made for the care and maintenance of veterans in hospitals or homes under the jurisdiction of the Veterans' Administration shall be available for the purchase of tobacco to be furnished, subject to such regulations as the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs shall pre- scribe, to veterans receiving hospital treatment or domiciliary care in Veterans' Administration hospitals or homes: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for continuing aid to State or Territorial homes for the support of disabled volunteer soldiers and sailors, in conformity with the Act approved August 27, 1888 (24 U. S . C . 134), as amended, for those veterans eligible for admission to Veterans' Administration facilities for hospital or domiciliary care: Provided further, That the Administrator is hereby authorized to employ medical consultants for duty on such terms as he may deem advisable and without regard to the civil-service and classification laws: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the purchase directly from sources authorized by the common carriers of printed reduced fare requests for use by veterans when traveling at their own expense from or to Veterans' Administration facilities: Provided further, That notwithstanding any limitation in this Act, this appropriation shall be available for the purchase of legal newspapers in an amount not exceeding $200 and for the purchase of other newspapers and periodicals in an amount not exceeding $2,500: Provided further, That not to exceed $120,200 of this appro- priation shall be available for the preparation, shipment, installation, and display of exhibits, photographic displays, moving pictures, and other visual educational information and descriptive material, includ- ing the purchase or rental of equipment. No part of this appropriation shall be expended for the purchase of any site for or toward the construction of any new hospital or home, or for the purchase of any hospital or home; and not more than $4,816,500 of this appropriation may be used to repair, alter, improve, or provide facilities in the several hospitals and homes under the juris- diction of the Veterans' Administration either by contract or by the hire of temporary employees and the purchase of materials. Printing and binding: For printing and binding for the Veterans' Administration, including all its bureaus and functions located in Washington, District of Columbia, and elsewhere, $2.000,000. Penalty mail costs: For deposit in the general fund of the Treas- ury for cost of penalty mail of the Veterans' Administration as required by section 2 of the Act of June 28, 1944 (Public Law 364), $3,500,000. Pensions: For the payment of compensation, pensions, gratuities, and allowances, now authorized under any Act of Congress, or regu- lation of the President based thereon, or which may hereafter be authorized (except the benefits authorized by the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944), including emergency officers' retirement pay and annuities, the administration of which is now or may here- after be placed in the Veterans' Administration, $1,905,000,000, to be immediately available and to remain available until expended. Readjustment benefits: For the payment of benefits to or on behalf of veterans as authorized by titles II, III, and V, of the Servicemen's 76 [60 STAT.