PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 591-JULY 23, 1946 Subsistence to wit- nesses. License or inspeo- tion fees; taxes. 58 Stat. 394. 39 U. 8. 0. Supp. V, 321d . in connection with the performance of its functions; $525,000; Pro- vided, That the payment of subsistence to witnesses shall be subject to certification by the Director of the Office of Defense Transportation or his designee, as to the necessity therefor: Provided further, That in operating any commercial railroad or truck line the Office of Defense Transportation shall pay whatever license or inspection fees and highway use compensation taxes such lines would have been obligated to pay had they continued in operation under the control of the owners thereof. OFFICE OF ECONOMIC STABILIZATION Salaries and expenses: For all necessary expenses of the Office of Economic Stabilization, fiscal year 1947, including salaries of the Director at $15,000 per annum and one assistant to the Director at $9,800 per annum and other personal services in the District of Co- lumbia and elsewhere; lawbooks, books of reference, periodicals, and newspapers; temporary employment (not to exceed $2,193) of per- sons or organizations by contract or otherwise, without regard to civil- service and classification laws; not to exceed $3,750 for deposit in the general fund of the Treasury for cost of penalty mail as required by section 2 of the Act of June 28, 1944 (Public Law 364); traveling expenses including expenses of attendance at meetings of organizations concerned with the work of the Office (not to exceed $8,000); hire, maintenance, operation, and repair of passenger automobile; and printing and binding (not to exceed $8,000); $200,000. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Liquidation. Salaries and expenses: For all necessary expenses for liquidating the activities of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, fiscal year 1947, including personal services in the District of Columbia; maintenance, operation, and repair of passenger automobiles; accept- ance and utilization of voluntary and uncompensated services; pur- chase of reports, documents, plans, or specifications; printing and Travel expenses. binding; reimbursement at not to exceed 3 cents per mile, of employees and others rendering service to the Government, for expenses incurred by them in performance of official travel in privately owned automo- biles within the limits of their official stations; the cost of a compart- ment or such other accommodation as may be authorized by the Director for security when authorized personnel are required to trans- port secret documents or hand baggage containing highly technical and valuable equipment; and not to exceed $2,000 for deposit in the general fund of the Treasury for cost of penalty mail as required by 358S.at.. up section 2 of the Act of June 28, 1944 (Public Law 364); $575,000: V, §321d. Provided, That the Office of Scientific Research and Development may Disposal of articles of personalty. sell, lease, lend, or otherwise dispose of, under such terms and con- ditions as it may deem advisable, devices, scientific or technical equip- ment, models, or other articles of personalty, developed, constructed, produced in or purchased for the performance of its scientific or medical contracts, except articles acquired for administrative pur- poses, and all receipts from such dispositions shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. WAR ASSETS ADMINISTRATION 59 Stat. 6 Salaries and expenses: There is hereby appropriated from the special fund account in the Treasury as provided for in the First Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1946, not to exceed $435,000,000 for the fiscal year 1947 for all necessary expenses of the War Assets 606 [60 STAT.