PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 590, 591-JULY 23,1948 Agricultural mate- rials or commodities. Appropriations al- thorized. Post, p . 91. Availability. Funds from saes, etc. Short title. July 23, 1946 [H. R. 6885] [Public Law 521] Third Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1946. Aste, p. 387. quality of such deposits, the most suitable methods of mining and beneficiating them, and the cost at which the minerals or metals may be produced. '(b) The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized and directed to make scientific technologic, and economic investigations of the feasibility of developing domestic sources of supplies of any agricul- tural material or for using agricultural commodities for the manufac- ture of any material determined pursuant to section 2 of this Act to be strategic and critical or substitutes therefor. "SEc. 8 . For the procurement, transportation, maintenance, rota- tion, storage, and refinin or processing of the materials to be acquired under this Act, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as the Congress, from time to time, may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. The funds so appropriated, including the funds heretofore appropriated, shall remain available to carry out the purposes for which appropriated until expended, and shall be expended under the joint direction of the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy. "SEO. 9. Any funds heretofore or hereafter received on account of sales or other dispositions of materials under the provisions of this Act, except funds received on account of the rotation of stocks, shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. "SEc. 10. This Act may be cited as the 'Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act'." Approved July 23, 1946. [CHAPTER 591] AN ACT Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, and for prior fiscal years, to provide supple- mental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, to provide appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other- wise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, and for prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, to provide appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, and for other purposes, namely: TITLE I-GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS LEGISLATIVE SENATE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY For a clerk in the Office of the Secretary at the rate of $3,380 per annum, in lieu of an assistant in the Secretary's Office provided by S. Res. 181, agreed to December 13, 1929, fiscal year 1947, $3,380, and the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1947 hereby is amended accordingly. For an amount necessary to increase the salary of one clerk under the Office of the Secretary from $2,400 to $2,700, fiscal year 1947, $300, 600 [60 STAT.