60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 541 -JULY 5, 1946 buildings, and for all necessary expenses, including household equip- ment, incident to the maintenance, care, detention, surveillance, parole, and transportation of alien enemies and their wives and dependent children, including transportation and other expenses in the return of such persons to place of bona fide residence or to such other place as may be authorized by the Attorney General, advance of cash to aliens for meals and lodging while en route, and for the payment of wages to alien enemy detainees for work performed under conditions pre- scribed by the Geneva Convention: Providedfurther, That the Com- missioner of Immigration and Naturalization may contract with officers and employees for the use, on official business, of privately owned horses: Providedfurther,That provisions of law prohibiting or restricting the employment of aliens in the Government service shall not apply to the employment of interpreters in the Immigration and Naturalization Service (not to exceed ten permanent and such tem- porary employees as are required from time to time) where competent citizen interpreters are not available. FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM Salaries and expenses, Bureau of Prisons: For salaries and travel expenses in the District of Columbia and elsewhere in connection with the supervision of the maintenance and care of United States pris- oners, $400,000: Provided,That not to exceed $3,500 of this amount shall be available for expenses of attendance at meetings concerned with the work of the Bureau of Prisons when incurred on the written authorization of the Attorney General. Salaries and expenses, penal and correctional institutions: For sal- aries and expenses for the support of prisoners, and the maintenance and operation of Federal penal and correctional institutions and the construction of buildings at prison camps; expenses of interment or transporting remains of deceased inmates to their relatives or friends in the United States; expenses of transporting persons released from custody of the United States to place of conviction or arrest or place of bona fide residence within the United States or to such place within the United States as may be authorized by the Attorney General, and the furnishing of suitable clothing and, in the discretion of the Attor- ney General, an amount of money not to exceed $30, regardless of length of sentence; purchase of not to exceed thirty passenger-carry- ing automobiles; purchase of one bus at not to exceed $3,000; main- tenance and repair of passenger-carrying automobiles; not to exceed $10,000 for expenses of attendance at meetings concerned with the work of the Federal Prison System when authorized in writing by the Attorney General; traveling expenses, including traveling expenses of members of the advisory boards authorized by law incurred in the discharge of their official duties; furnishing of uniforms and other distinctive wearing apparel necessary for employees in the perform- ance of their official duties; newspapers, books, and periodicals; not to exceed $35,000 for the acquisition of land adjacent to any Federal penal or correctional institution when, in the opinion of the Attorney General, the additional land is essential to the protection of the health or safety of the institution; firearms and ammunition; purchase and exchange of farm products and livestock; $17,200,000: Provided,That section 3709 of the Revised Statutes shall not be construed to apply to any purchase or service rendered under this appropriation when the aggregate amount involved does not exceed $500. Medical and hospital service: For medical relief for inmates of penal and correctional institutions and appliances necessary for patients including personal services in the District of Columbia; and 463 Use of privately owned horses. Interpreters. Automobiles, eto. Acquisition of land. 41U.S. . 56. Post, p. 809.