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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 957-AUG. 13, 1946 PROVISIONS THAT MAY BE HELD INVALID SEC. 1062. If any provision of this Act or the application of any such provision to any person or circumstance shall be held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act and the applicability of such pro- vision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby. HEADINGS OF TITLES, PARTS, AND SECTIONS SEC. 1063. The headings descriptive of the various titles, parts, and sections of this Act are inserted for convenience only, and, in case of any conflict between any such heading and the substance of the title, part, or section to which it relates, the heading shall be disregarded. PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF JULY 3, 1948 SEE. 1064. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the pro- visions of sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Act of July 3, 1946 (Public Law 488, Seventy-ninth Congress). The "classified grades" within the meaning of that Act shall from and after the effective date of this Act, be construed to mean classes 1 to 5, inclusive. PART H-AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIATIONS SEC. 1071. Appropriations to carry out the purposes of this Act are hereby authorized. TITLE XI-TEMPORARY PROVISIONS PART A-TEMPORARY PRovISIONS CONCERNING APPOINTMENT AND SALARIES OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE SERVICE REINSTATEMENT OF CHIEFS OF MISSION WHO ARE R FO ROREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS SEC. 1101. Any person who on the effective date of this Act is a chief of mission and who has previously been a Foreign Service officer may be reinstated as a Foreign Service officer in the class of career minister. TRANSFER OF FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS FROM0 OILD CLASSES TO NEW CLASSES SEO. 1102. (a) Foreign Service officers on active service on the effec- tive date of this Act shall, by virtue of this Act, be transferred from the classes in which they are serving on such date to the new classes established by this Act as follows: Officers of class I to the new class 1; officers of class II to the new class 2; officers of classes III and IV to the new class 3; officers of classes V and VI, to the new class 4- officers of classes VII and VIII, to the new class 5; officers ii the unclassified grade, to the new class 6. (b) Each officer so transferred shall under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe receive that salary in the new class which shall as nearly as possible correspond to his relative standing in the Service. (c) Whenever, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section, the officers in a new class shall be officers who previously served in two former classes that were combined to form the new class, the period of minimum service in class for the purposes of deter- mining eligibility for promotion in accordance with the provisions of section 622, shall commence to run from the date of their promotion to the lower of the two classes from which the new class is composed and from the date of their promotion to the higher of the two classes from which the new class is composed for the purposes of computing the 1033 Ante, p. 426. Salary. Service in two for- mer classes combined to form new clas. Ant, p. 1014.