60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2 D SESS.-CH. 113-MAR. 28, 1946 Salaries and expenses, public buildings and grounds in the District of Columbia and adjacent area: For administration, protection, maintenance, and improvement of public buildings and grounds in the District of Columbia and the area adjacent thereto, maintained and operated by the Public Buildings Administration, including the National Archives Building; repair, preservation, and equipment of buildings operated by the Treasury and Post Office Departments in the District of Columbia; rent of buildings; demolition of buildings; expenses incident to moving various executive departments and estab- lishments in connection with the assignment, allocation, transfer, and survey of building space; traveling expenses and carfare; the pur- chase of five used or surplus passenger automobiles; leather and rub- ber articles and gas masks for the protection of public property and employees; furnishings and equipment; arms and ammunition for the guard force; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator conductors; $27,463,000: Provided,That all fur- niture now owned by the United States in other public buildings or in buildings rented by the United States shall be used, so far as prac- ticable, whether or not it corresponds with the present regulation plan for furniture. Salaries and expenses, public buildings and grounds outside the District of Columbia: For operation, protection, and maintenance, including cleaning, heating, lighting, rental of buildings and equip- ment, supplies, materials, furnishings and equipment, personal serv- ices in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, arms, ammunition, leather and rubber articles, and gas masks for the protection of pub- lic property and employees, purchase of uniforms for guards and elevator conductors, expenses incident to moving Government agen- cies in connection with the assignment, allocation and transfer of building space, the restoration of leased premises, the purchase of five used or surplus passenger automobiles, and every expenditure requisite for and incidental to such maintenance and operation of public buildings and grounds outside of the District of Columbia maintained and operated by the Public Buildings Administration, $15,625,285: Provided, That all furniture now owned by the United States in other public buildings or in buildings rented by the United States shall be used, so far as practicable, whether or not it corre- sponds with the present regulation plan for furniture. Under the appropriations for salaries and expenses, public build- ings and grounds in and outside the District of Columbia, per diem employees may be paid at rates approved by the Commissioner of Public Buildings, not exceeding current rates for similar services in the place where such services are employed, and such employees in emergencies may be entered on duty subject to confirmation by the Federal Works Administrator. The appropriations for salaries and expenses, public buildings and grounds in and outside the District of Columbia, shall be available for communication services serving one or more governmental activities, and for services to motor vehicles, and where such services, together with quarters, maintenance or other services are furnished on a reim- bursable basis to any governmental activity, such activity shall make payment therefor promptly by check upon the request of the Public Buildings Administration, either in advance or after the service has been furnished, for deposit to the credit of the applicable appropria- tion, of all or part of the estimated or actual cost thereof, as the case may be, proper adjustment upon the basis of actual cost to be made for services paid for in advance. In the prosecution of construction projects or planning programs assigned to the Public Buildings Administration for which funds are 67 Use of present fur- niture. Post, p. 611. Use of present fur- niture. Per diem employ- ees. Communication services. Services to motor vehicles. Transfer of funds.