PUBLIC LAWS-CRH. 113 -MAR. 28 , 1946 42 Stat. 1509. Post, p. 317. 5U.S . C .§ 132note. Acquisition of land abroad. Pot, p. 610 . 68 Stat. 394. 39U. S. C., Supp.V, 321d. Temporary transfer of employees. 54 Stat. 1105 . 5U. S. C. §73c-1. Post, p. 807. Supplies, etc. Delegation of au- thority. INDEPENDENT OFFICES AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION For all expenses necessary for the work of the American Battle Monuments Commission authorized by the Act of March 4, 1923 (36 U. S . C . 121-138), and by Executive Order 6614 of February 26, 1934, including the acquisition of land or interest in land in foreign countries for carrying out the purposes of said Act and Executive order without submission to the Attorney General of the United States under the provisions of section 355 of the Revised Statutes (34 U. S . C . 520; 40 U. S . C. 255); employment of personal services in the District of Columbia and elsewhere; purchase and repair of uniforms for caretakers of national cemeteries and monuments in Europe at a cost not exceeding $600; travel expenses; not to exceed $30 for deposit in the general fund of the Treasury for cost of pen- alty mail as required by section 2 of the Act of June 28, 1944 (Public Law 364); rent of office and garage space in foreign countries which may be paid for in advance; the purchase of one used or surplus and the maintenance, repair, and operation of motor-propelled passenger- carrying vehicles; printing, binding, engraving, lithographing, photo- graphing, and typewriting, including the publication of information concerning the American activities, battlefields, memorials, and ceme- teries in Europe; the temporary transfer of employees by the Com- mission between places in foreign countries or between foreign coun- tries and the United States, including transfers incident thereto, or, in the case of new appointments, transfer from place of appointment, may, if ordered or approved by the Commission, be regarded as a transfer from one official station to another for permanent duty for the purpose of authorizing the payment of travel of dependents and for the purposes of the Act of October 10, 1940, and regulations promulgated thereunder; and the purchase of maps, textbooks, news- papers and periodicals; $233,440: Provided, That notwithstanding the requirements of existing laws or regulations, and under such terms and conditions as the Commission may in its discretion deem necessary and proper, the Commission may contract for work, sup- plies, materials, and equipment in Europe and engage, by contract or otherwise, the services of architects, firms of architects, and other technical and professional personnel: Provided further, That the Commission may delegate to its chairman, secretary, or officials in charge of either, its Washington or Paris offices, under such terms and conditions as it may prescribe, such of its authority as it may deem necessary and proper. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Salaries and expenses: For all expenses necessary for the work of the Civil Service Commission, including personal services in the District of Columbia; not to exceed $3,750 for employment of expert examiners not in the Federal service on special subjects for which examiners within the service are not available; medical examinations, including not to exceed $50,000 for medical examinations performed for veterans by private physicians on a fee basis; contract stenographic reporting services; traveling expenses, including those of examiners acting under the direction of the Commission, and expenses of examina- tions and investigations held in Washington and elsewhere; witness fees and mileage, including fees to deponents and persons taking depo- sitions, at rates paid in the courts of the United States; rental of equipment; not to exceed $10,000 for purchase and exchange of law- books, books of reference, newspapers, and periodicals; not to exceed 62 [60 STAT.