61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS. -CH. 211-JULY 9, 1947 BUREAU OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC COMMERCE Departmental salaries and expenses: For personal services and other necessary expenses of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce at the seat of government, including the purchase of commercial and trade reports; temporary services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (Public Law 600), (not exceeding $50,000)- $4,943,537: Provided,That expenses, except printing and binding, of field studies or surveys conducted by departmental personnel of the Bureau shall be payable from the amount herein appropriated. Field office service: For expenses necessary to operate and main- tain regional, district, and cooperative branch offices for the collection and dissemination of information useful in the development and improvement of commerce throughout the United States and its pos- sessions, including not to exceed $90,000 for personal services in the District of Columbia, $2,155,000, of which $15,000 shall be available exclusively for the study of economic conditions in the Virgin Islands. PATENT OFFICE Salaries and expenses: For necessary expenses, including personal services in the District of Columbia and the salary of the Commissioner at $10,000 per annum; temporary services as authorized by the Act of August 2, 1946 (Public Law 600), at rates for individuals not to exceed $75 per diem (not to exceed $50,000); expenses of transporting to foreign governments publications of patents issued by the Patent Office; defense of suits instituted against the Commissioner of Patents; travel; production by photolithographic process of copies of weekly issue of drawings of patents and designs, reproduction of copies and drawings and specifications of exhausted patents, designs, trade- marks, foreign patent drawings, and other papers; photo prints of pending application drawings; and other contingent and miscellaneous expenses of the Patent Office: Provided, That the headings of the drawings for patented cases may be multigraphed in the Patent Office for the purpose of photolithography; $8,000,000. Printing and binding: For printing the weekly issue of patents, designs, trade-marks, exclusive of illustrations; printing, engraving illustrations for, and binding the Official Gazette, including weekly and annual indices; and for miscellaneous printing and binding, $1,450,000. NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary in carrying out the provisions of the Act approved March 3, 1901 (5 U. S. C. 591, 597; 15 U. S . C . 271-278), and Acts supplementary thereto affecting the functions of the Bureau and the functions set forth under the Bureau of Standards in the "Department of Commerce Appropriation Act, 1935", including personal services in the District of Columbia; rental of laboratories in the field, building of temporary experimental struc- tures; expenses of the visiting committee; demonstration of the results of the Bureau's work by exhibits or otherwise as may be deemed most effective; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards; purchase of one passenger motor vehicle; contract stenographic reporting services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (Public Law 600), and purchase of reprints from trade journals or other periodicals of articles prepared officially by Government employees. 299 Pos, pp. 618, n98. 60 Stat. 810 5 U.S. C. §55a. Field studies or sur- veys. Post, p. 620. Study of economic conditions in the Vir- gin Islands. 60 Stat. 810. 5U.S. . I Ma. Multigraphing of headings. 31 Stat. 1449 . 48 Stat. 58 60 Stat. 810 . 5U. S. C. §5.