60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2 D SESS.-CH. 569-JULY 12, 1946 appointment as cadets; training of enlisted personnel, including text- books, school supplies, and correspondence courses; transfer of house- hold goods and effects of Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve personnel on active duty and when ordered to active duty and upon relief therefrom, and the transfer of household goods and effects of deceased Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve personnel who die while on active duty, as prescribed by law and regulations; trans- portation on Government-owned vessels of privately owned auto- mobiles of Coast Guard personnel upon change of station; purchase of provisions for sale to Coast Guard personnel at isolated stations, and the appropriation reimbursed; and including not to exceed $58,800 for recreation, amusement, comfort, contentment, and health of the enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard, to be expended pur- suant to regulations prescribed by the Secretary; apprehension and delivery of deserters and stragglers; $74,010,000: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for increased pay for making aerial flights by nonflying officers or observers at rates in excess of those prescribed by law for the Army, which shall be the legal maxi- mum rates as to such nonflying officers or observers: Provided fur- ther, That money accruing from commutation of rations of enlisted personnel commuted for the benefit of any mess may be paid on proper voucher to the officer in charge of such mess; General expenses, Coast Guard: For all expenses necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Coast Guard ashore and afloat, except as specifically provided for in other appropriations, including personal services at the seat of government and elsewhere; news- papers, reference books and periodicals, and library books for field units and headquarters; printing and binding; maintenance, opera- tion, and repair of motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles and aircraft; improvement of property for Coast Guard purposes, includ- ing rental, purchase, or use of additional land where necessary and the purchase of land for beacons, daymarks, and fog signals; rations and provisions, or commutation thereof, for working parties in the field, officers and crews of light vessels and tenders, and officials and other authorized persons of the Coast Guard on duty on board such tenders or vessels, but money accruing from commutation of rations and provisions for the above-named persons on board tenders and light vessels or in working parties in the field may be paid on proper voucher to the person having charge of the mess of such vessel or party; subsistence and clothing for shipwrecked and destitute per- sons, including reimbursement, under rules prescribed by the Secre- tary, of Coast Guard personnel who furnish from their personal stock subsistence and clothing to such persons; not to exceed $2,500 for contingencies for the Superintendent, United States Coast Guard Academy, to be expended in his discretion- payment of rewards for the apprehension and conviction, or for information helpful therein, of persons found interfering in violation of law with aids to navi- gation maintained by the Coast Guard; $30,195,000 together with $3,500,000 to be transferred from the Coast Guard supply account fund: Provided, That the Coast Guard is authorized to procure ordnance, ordnance stores, and aircraft from the Army and Navy without payment therefor but the number of aircraft on hand at any one time as a result of such procurements shall not exceed two hun- dred and twenty-six; Civilian employees, Coast Guard: For compensation of civilian employees in the field, including per diem labor, but excluding per- sonnel provided for in the appropriation "General expenses, Coast Guard", $2,281,000; Establishing and improving aids to navigation: For establishing 531 Transfer of house- hold goods. Provisions for sale at isolated stations. Apprehension of de- serters, etc. Increased pay for aerial flights. Commutation of ra- tions, payments. Post, p. 623 . Rations and provi- sions. Coast Guard Acad- emy, contingencies. Payment of rewards. Transfer of funds Procurement of ord- nance and aircraft from Army and Navy. SuprM.