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60 STAT.] 79T'r CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 591-JULY 23, 1946 test purchases of commodities, services, or ration currency for enforce- ment purposes, authorization in each case to have approval prior to purchase of the Administrator, regional administrator, or the district director in the region or district in which the puchase is contemplated; traveling expenses (not to exceed $7,674,330), including reimburse- ment, at not to exceed 4 cents per mile, of employees for expenses incurred by them on official travel in privately owned automobiles within the limits of their official stations, expenses of appointees from point of induction in continental United States to their first post of duty in the Territories and return and expenses of attendance at meetings of organizations concerned with the work of the Office of Price Administration; hire, maintenance, operation, and repair of passenger automobiles; not to exceed $2,509,000 for deposit in the general fund of the Treasury for cost of penalty mail as required bv section 2 of the Act of June 28, 1944 (Public Law 364); fiscal year 1947, $75,000,000: Provided, That the aggregate of expenditures of any kind directly incident to informational functions shall not exceed for the period of the fiscal year $1,750,000: Provided further, That no part of the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be used to pay the salary of any person engaged in preparing or dissemi- nating general propaganda in support of price control: Provided further, That within thirty days after the enactment of legislation extending the termination date of the Office of Price Administra- tion beyond June 30, 1946, the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall reconsider the estimate of appropriation contained in House Document Numbered 653, Seventy-ninth Congress, and within such period of thirty days make such revision (in no case upward) of the component parts and within the total amount thereof as would, in his judgment, enable compliance with the provisions of such legislation, and such revision shall be published promptly in the Federal Register and shall be binding upon the Office of Price Administration: Pro- vided further,That obligations in pursuance of such revision, if justi- fied thereby, may be incurred at quarterly rates not exceeding (except for liquidation expenses and the added cost of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1946) those that would have been permissible under an appropriation made in accordance with the estimate of appropriation contained in the afore-mentioned House Document Numbered 653: Providedfurther, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for the compensation of any officer, agent, clerk, or other employee of the United States who shall divulge or make known in any manner what- ever to any person the operations, style of work, or apparatus of any manufacturer or producer visited by him in the discharge of his official duties, or the amount or source of income, profits, losses, expend- itures, or any particular thereof, set forth or disclosed in any question- naire, report, return, or document, required or requested to be filed by order or regulation of the Administrator or to permit any question- naire, report, return, or document or copy thereof or any book con- taining any abstract or particulars thereof to be seen or examined by any person except as provided by law; nor for any person who shall print or publish in any manner whatever, except as hereinafter provided, any questionnaire, report, return, or document or any part thereof or source of income, profits, losses, expenditures, or methods of doing business, appearing in any questionnaire, report, return, or document: Provided further, That the foregoing provisions shall not be construed to prevent or prohibit the publication or disclosure of studies, graphs, charts, or other documents of like general character wherein individual statistics or the source thereof is not disclosed or identified directly or indirectly nor to prevent the furnishing in con- fidence to the War Department, the Navy Department, or the United 80634° -47 -PT. --- 39 609 Travel expenses. 58 Stat. 394. 39 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 321d. Informational func- tions. Persons preparing propaganda, etc. Revision of appro- priation estimate. Post, p. 664. Obligations. Ante, p. 210. Divulging of Infor- mation, restriction. Authorized disclo- sures.