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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 186 -JULY 1, 1947 as the Secretary of the Treasury may direct: Provided,That from the amount appropriated herein, the Federal Reserve banks and their branches may be reimbursed for expenditures made by them as fiscal agents of the United States on account of public-debt transactions for the account of the Secretary of the Treasury, and advances to the Postmaster General may be made in accordance with the provisions of section 22 (e) of the Second Liberty Bond Act, as amended (31 U. S . C . 757c (e)), which section shall be construed as applying to this appro- priation: Provided further, That the indefinite appropriation pro- vided by section 10 of the Second Liberty Bond Act, as amended, shall not be available for obligation during the fiscal year 1948. Distinctive paper for United States currency: For distinctive paper for United States currency, including transportation of paper, travel- ing, mill, and other necessary expenses, and salaries of employees and allowance, in lieu of expenses, of officer or officers detailed from the Treasury Department. not exceeding $50 per month each when actually on duty, $1,113.000: Provided, That in order to foster competition in the manufacture of distinctive paper for United States securities, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized, in his discretion, to split the award for such paper for the fiscal year 1948 between the two bidders whose prices per pound are the lowest received after advertisement. OFFICE OF THE TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES Salaries and expenses: For necessary expenses of the Office of the Treasurer, $4,900,000: Proivided,That with the approval of the Bureau of the Budget, there may be transferred to this appropriation and to the appropriation "Printing and binding, Office of the Treasurer", from Railroad Retirement Board, "Conservation and use of agricul- tural land resources, Department of Agriculture," and from available corporate funds of Government owned or controlled corporations, such sums as may be necessary to cover the expenses incurred in the clearing of checks, servicing of bonds, handling of collections, and rendering of accounts therefor. Printing and binding: For printing and binding for the Office of the Treasurer, $140,000. BUREAU OF CUSTOMS Salaries and expenses: For collecting the revenue from customs, for enforcement, under section 102, Reorganization Plan No. III of 1946, of certain navigation laws, for the detection and prevention of frauds upon the customs revenue, and not to exceed $100.000 for the securing of evidence of violations of the customs and navigation laws; for expenses of transportation and transfer of customs receipts from points where there are no Government depositories; not to exceed $500 for subscriptions to newspapers; not to exceed $85,000 for stationery; not to exceed $12,000 for improving, repairing, maintaining, or preserving buildings, inspection stations, office quarters. including living quarters for officers, sheds, and sites along the Canadian and Mexican borders acquired under authority of the Act of June 26. 1930 (19 U. S . C . 68); and for the purchase of one hundred and fiftv passenger motor vehicles; for the cost of seizure. storage, and disposition of any mer- chandise, vehicle and team. automobile, boat, air or water craft, or any other conveyance seized under the provisions of the customs laws: for the purchase of arms. ammunition, and accessories; not to exceed $826,000 for personal services in the District of Columbia exclusive of ten persons from the field force authorized to be detailed under section 525 of the Tariff Act of 1930; $32.925,000, of which $300,000 shall con- stitute an advance fund to enable the Bureau of Customs to meet obligations incurred by it arising from services rendered to private 219 Reimbursement of Federal Reserve banks. 65Stat. 8 . 40 Stat. 292. 31U.S .C. § 760. Division of award. Transfer of funds. ciOStat. 1097. 5U.8.C.§133y-16 note. 46 Stat. 817. 46 Stat. 741 . 19 U. S. C. §1525.