60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 583-JULY 16, 1946 periodicals; teletype news service; purchase, operation, mainte- nance and repair of passenger automobiles and aircraft; printing and binding; publication of atomic information, temporary employment of persons or organizations by contract or otherwise, the acquisition of land or interest in land, construction, installation, repair, rental, operation, and maintenance of buildings, utilities, facilities and appurtenances; the provision and operation of community facilities, including facilities for the housing, health, medical care, safety, schooling, welfare and recreation of atomic service personnel, to the extent and in the manner deemed necessary by the officer in charge for the proper conduct of atomic service- activities; settlement of claims resulting from atomic service activities in accordance with the Act approved July 3, 1943 (31 U. S . C. 223b); purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards; research and development; expenses of attendance at meetings of organizations concerned with atomic activities, $375,000,000, to be available until June 30, 1948: Provided, That expenditures from this appropriation may be made, when necessary to carry out its purposes, without regard to sections 355, 1136, 3648, 3709, and 3734, Revised Statutes, as amended, civil service or classification laws, or provisions of law prohibiting the payment of any person not a citizen of the United States: Provided further, That the official in charge may expend sums from this appropriation, not to exceed $75,000 in all, for objects of a confiden- tial nature and in any such case his certificate as to the amount of the expenditure and that it is deemed inadvisable to specify the nature thereof shall be deemed a sufficient voucher for the sum therein expressed to have been expended. SALARIES, WAR DEPARTMENT For compensation for personal services in the War Department proper, as follows: Office of Secretary of War: Secretary of War, Under Secretary of War, Assistant Secretaries of War, and other personal services, $564,000: Provided, That not to exceed $200,000 of the appropriations contained in this Act for military activities shall be available for the payment of actual transportation expenses and not to exceed $10 per diem in lieu of subsistence and other expenses of persons serving while away from their homes, without other compensation from the United States, in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of War, and for the temporary employment of persons (at not to exceed $40 per day) or organizations, by contract or otherwise, without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes or the civil-service or classifi- cation laws: Provided, That no field-service appropriation shall be available for personal services in the War Department except as may be expressly authorized herein; Office of Chief of Staff. $394,000; Adjutant General's Office, $2,088,000; Office of the Inspector General, $33,000; Office of the Judge Advocate General, $134,000; Office of the Chief of Finance, $609,000; Office of the Quartermaster General, $831,000; Office of the Chief Signal Officer, $371,000; Office of Commanding General, Army Air Forces, $517,000; Office of the Surgeon General, $393,000; Office of Chief of Engineers, $531,000; Office of Chief of Ordnance, $883,000; Office of Chief of Chemical Warfare Service, $83,000; Office of Chief of Chaplains, $7,000; National Guard Bureau, War Department, $104,000; In all, salaries, War Department $7,542,000. 80634---47-PT . --- 36 561 Acquisition of land. Settlement of claims. 57 Stat. 372. 31 U. S. C., Supp. V, §§ 215-217 notes, 222a, 222b, 223b, 223c. Ante, p. 332; post, pp. 846 , 847. Payments to aliens. 40 U. S. c. §255; 10U.S.c. 1339; 31 U.8.C. 529;41 U.S . . 5;4o.. s .c. II 259, 267. Post, p. 809. Objects of confi- dential nature. Post, p. 916. Expense s of persons in advisory capacity. Temporary employ- ment. 41U. .C. . 5. Post, p. 809. Use of field-service appropriations for per- sonal services.