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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 445 -JUNE 22, 1946 authorizations as are provided in the schedules in the Budget for the current fiscal year for such services and expenses, which several amounts or portions thereof as may be determined by the Secretary, not exceeding a total of $79,480, shall be transferred to and made a part of this appropriation: Provided, however, That if the total amounts of such appropriations or authorizations for the current fiscal year shall at any time exceed or fall below the amounts estimated, respectively, therefor in the Budget for such year, the amounts trans- ferred or to be transferred therefrom to this appropriation shall be increased or decreased in such amounts as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, after a hearing thereon with representatives of the Department shall determine are appropriate to the requirements as changed by such reductions or increases in such appropriations or authorizations: Provided further, That, of appropriations herein made which are available for the purchase of lands, not to exceed $1 may be expended for each option to purchase any particular tract or tracts of land: Provided further,That no part of the funds appro- priated by this Act shall be used for the payment of any officer or employee of the Department who, as such officer or employee or on behalf of the Department or any division, commission, or bureau thereof, issues, or causes to be issued, any prediction, oral or written, or forecast, except as to damage threatened or caused by insects and pests, with respect to future prices of cotton or the trend of same: Provided further, That, except to provide materials required in or incident to research or experimental work where no suitable domestic product is available, no part of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be expended in the purchase of twine manufactured from com- modities or materials produced outside of the United States. PENALTY MAIL For deposit in the general fund of the Treasury for cost of penalty mail of the Department, as required by section 2 of the Act of June 28, 1944 (39 U. S . C. 321d), $3,186,000. OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR For necessary expenses for the Office of Solicitor including personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, purchase of law- books, books of reference, and periodicals, and payment of fees or dues for the use of law libraries by attorneys in the field service, $2,214,000, together with such amounts from other appropriations or authorizations as are provided in the schedules in the Budget for the current fiscal year for such expenses, which several amounts or portions thereof, as may be determined by the Secretary, not exceeding a total of $120,115 shall be transferred to and made a part of this appropria- tion; and there may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia not to exceed $1,484,848: Provided, however, That if the total amounts of such appropriations or authorizations for the current fiscal year shall at any time exceed or fall below the amounts estimated, respectively, therefor in the Budget for such year, the amounts transferred or to be transferred therefrom to this appropria- tion and the amount which may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia shall be increased or decreased in such amounts as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, after a hearing thereon with representatives of the Department, shall determine are appropriate to the requirements as changed by such reductions or increases in such appropriations or authorizations. Adjustments in amounts. Options to purchase lands. Employee predict- ing future price of cotton. Purchase of twine. 58 Stat. 394. 39 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 321d. Adjustments in amounts. 271