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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 186-188--JULY 1, 1947 [61 STAT. United States by force or violence and accepts employment the salary or wages for which are paid from any appropriation contained in this Act shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both: Provided further, That the above penalty clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other provisions of existing law. SEC. 302. This Act may be cited as the "Treasury and Post Office Departments Appropriation Act, 1948". Approved July 1, 1947. [CHAPTER 187] July 1, 1947 [H. R. 577] [Public Law 148] Historic cemeteries on military posts. Conveyance to States, etc. Reversion to U. S . July 1, 1947 [H. R. 1358] IPublic Law 149] Naval plantations outside U. S . 50U.S.C. app. §777. Management and operation. Purchases. 41 U.S.C. 5. Limitation of em- ployee benefits. AN ACT To preserve historic graveyards in abandoned military posts. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized in his discretion, and upon such terms and conditions as he may determine with or without monetary con- sideration, to transfer and convey all right, title, and interest of the United States in or to any historic military cemetery or burial plot located on military posts or reservations which have heretofore, or may hereafter, become abandoned or useless for military purposes, including the graves and monuments contained in such cemeteries or burial plots and approach roads and appurtenances thereto, together with the responsibility for the perpetual care and maintenance thereof, to any State, county, municipality, or proper agency thereof, in which or in the vicinity of which such cemetery or burial plot is located: Provided, That in the event the grantee shall cease or fail to care for and maintain the historic military cemetery or burial plot or the graves and monuments contained therein in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary of War, all such right, title, and interest transferred or conveyed by the United States, shall revert to the United States. Approved July 1, 1947. [CHAPTER 188] AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the management and operation of naval plantations, outside the continental United States", approved June 28, 1944. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the management and operation of naval plan- tations outside the continental United States", approved June 28, 1944 (58 Stat. 624), is hereby amended to read as follows: "SEC. 1 . Hereafter the appropriations for the subsistence of Army and Navy personnel, respectively, shall be available for any and all expenditures necessary in the management, operation, maintenance, and improvement of any plantation or farm, on land subject to Army or Navy jurisdiction outside of the continental United States, for the purpose of furnishing fresh fruits and vegetables to the armed forces of the United States: Provided, That equipment, material, and sup- plies required therein may be purchased without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, and other laws applicable to purchases by governmental agencies: Provided further, That only American nationals, employees of the United States, shall be entitled to benefits under the civil-service laws and other laws of the United States relat- ing to the employment, work, compensation, rights, benefits, or obliga- tions of civilian employees of the United States: Provided further, 234 Short title.