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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS. -CHS. 323, 324-JULY 25, 1947 Add a new section 2, as follows: "SEc. 2. Section 2 of the Act of June 16, 1936 (49 Stat. 1524), as amended by section 2 of the Act of April 3, 1939 (53 Stat. 559), as amended by section 6 of the Act of June 3, 1941 (55 Stat. 240), as so amended, is hereby further amended by adding at the end of the section the following: 'Provided, That in the event of the death of such officer, after continuous active duty for one or more years, the beneficiaries specially designated in the manner prescribed by the Secretary of War shall be paid such sum, or, if no beneficiary has been specially designated and no demand is presented by a duly appointed legal representative of the deceased officer's estate, the decedent's widow, or legal heirs shall be paid such sum in the follow- ing order of precedence: First, to the widow; second, if the decedent left no widow, or the widow be dead at the time of settlement, then to the children or their issue, per stirpes; third, if no widow or descend- ants, then to the father and mother in equal parts; fourth if either the father or mother be dead, then to the one surviving; fifth, if there be no widow, child, father, or mother at the date of settlement, then to the brothers and sisters and children of deceased brothers and sisters, per stirpes; and in the event of the death of such officer, not the result of his own misconduct, this lump-sum payment shall be prorated for fractional parts of each year of such service.'" Approved July 25, 1947. [CHAPTER 324] AN ACT Making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of such District for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there are appropriated for the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, out of (1) the general fund of the District of Columbia, hereinafter known as the general fund, such fund being composed of the revenues of the District of Columbia other than those applied by law to special funds, and $11,000,000, which is hereby appropriated for the purpose out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ap)lpro- priated (to be advanced July 1, 1947), (2) highway funds, establisced by law (D. C. Code, title 47, ch. 19), and (3) the water fund, established by law (D. C . Code, title 43, ch. 15) and $1,000,000. which is hereby appropriated for the purpose out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated (to be advanced July 1, 1947), sums as follows: From the general fund: All sums appropriated under the following heads: General administration, fiscal service, compensation and retire- ment fund expenses, regulatory agencies, public schools, Public Library, Recreation Department, Metropolitan Police, Fire Depart- ment, policemen's and firemen's relief, Veterans' Services, courts, Health Department, public welfare, public works (excluding those items designated as payable from the highway and water funds), National Guard, National Capital Parks, National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and National Zoological Park; From the highway fund: All sums appropriated under District debt service and public works designated as payable from the highway fund; and From the water fund: All sums appropriated under public works and Washington aqueduct, designated as payable from the water fund; namely: 425 10U. S.C. §300a. Payment to bege- ficiaries, etc. July 25, 1947 [H. R. 4106] [Public Law 237] District of Colum- bia Appropriation Act, 1948. .4 A le, pp. IIS, 1S7, 188, 244, 245, 361; post, pp. 608, 609, 698. Ante, p. 361 . Ante, p. 359. Post, p. 443 .