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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 583-JULY 16,1946 Instruction, etc., of civilian employees. Technical and pro- fessional personnel. 41 U. .C.5. Post, p. 809. U.S. C. 55. Advances of public moneys. Post, p. 809. Persons engaging, etc., in strikes against or advocating over- throw of U. S. Gov- ernment. Affidavit. Penalty. Commissions on land purchase oon- tracts. year 1947, the application of those portions of this section which require the employment of citizens of the Republic of Panama or of the United States in skilled, technical, clerical, administrative, executive, or supervisory positions. SEC. 7. Appropriations for the Military Establishment for the fiscal year 1947 shall be available for all necessary expenses in connection with the instruction and training, including tuition, not otherwise provided for, of civilian employees in and under the War Department and the Military Establishment. SEC. 8. Whenever, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, the Secretary of War should deem it to be advantageous to the national defense, and if in his opinion the existing facilities of the War Department are inadequate, he is hereby authorized to employ, by contract or otherwise, without reference to section 3709, Revised Statutes, civil-service or classification laws, or section 5 of the Act of April 6, 1914 (38 Stat. 335), and at such rates of compensation (not to exceed $40 per day and travel expenses, including actual transportation and per diem in lieu of subsistence while traveling from their homes or places of business to official duty station and return as may be authorized in travel orders or letters of appointment for individuals) as he may determine, the services of architects, engineers, or firms or corporations thereof, and other technical and professional personnel as may be necessary. SEC. 9 . Section 3648, Revised Statutes (31 U. S . C. 529), shall not apply to payments made from appropriations contained in this Act in compliance with the laws of foreign countries or their ministerial regulations or to payments made for tuition. SEC. 10. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used to pay the salary or wages of any person who engages in a strike against the Government of the United States or who is a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States, or who advocates, or who is a member of an organization that advo- cates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided,That for the purposes hereof an affidavit shall be considered prima facie evidence that the person making the affidavit has not contrary to the provisions of this section engaged in a strike against the Government of the United States, is not a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States, or that such person does not advocate, and is not a member of an organ- ization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided further, That any per- son who engages in a strike against the Government of the United States or who is a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States, or who advocates, or who is a member of an organi- zation that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence and accepts employment the salary or wages for which are paid from any appropriation in this Act shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both: Provided further, That the above penalty clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other provisions of existing law. SEC. 11 . No part of any money appropriated herein or included under any contract authority herein granted shall be expended for the payment of any commission on any land purchase contract in excess of 2 per centum of the purchase price. 564 [60 STAT.