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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 324-JULY 25, 1947 appointed without reference to civil-service requirements; musical instruments and music; expenses of commencement exercises, enter- tainments, and the training school for nurses; expenses incident to fur- nishing proper containers for the reception, burial, and identification of the ashes of all human bodies of indigent persons that are cremated at the public crematorium and remain unclaimed after twelve months from the date of such cremation; and repairs and improvements to buildings and grounds; $3,450,000. Medical charities: For care and treatment of indigent patients under contracts to be made by the Health Officer of the District of Columbia and approved by the Commissioners with institutions, as follows: Children's Hospital, $190,000; Central Dispensary and Emer- gency Hospital, $65,000; Eastern Dispensary and Casualty Hospital, $65,000; Washington Home for Incurables, $35,000; in all $355,000. Columbia Hospital and Lying-in-Asylum: For general repairs, including labor and material to be expended under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol, $10,000. Freedmen's Hospital: For reimbursement to the United States for services rendered to the District of Columbia by Freedmen's Hospital, as specified under the head, "Freedmen's Hospital", in the Federal Security Agency Appropriation Act, 1948, $400,000. Ae, p. 265. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS Operating expenses: For expenses necessary for the Department of Corrections, including subsistence of interns; compensation of con- sulting physicians, dentists, and other specialists at rates to be fixed by the Commissioners; attendance of guards at pistol and rifle matches; uniforms and other distinctive wearing apparel necessary for employees in the performance of their official duties; rental of motion- picture films; repairs and improvements to buildings and grounds; purchase of motorbusses; support, maintenance, and transportation of prisoners transferred from the District of Columbia; expenses of interment of deceased inmates; electrocutions; shipping remains of deceased prisoners to their homes in the United States; identifying, pursuing, recapturing (including rewards therefor), and returning to institutions, escaped inmates and parole and conditional-release viola- tor; and returning released prisoners to their residences, or to such other place within the United States as may be authorized by the Direc- tor, and the furnishing of suitable clothing and, in the discretion of the Director, an amount of money not to exceed $30, regardless of length of Advances sentence, $2,500,000: Provided, That the disbursing officer of the Dis- trict of Columbia is authorized to advance to the Director, Department of Corrections, upon requisitions previously approved by the Auditor of the District of Columbia and upon such security as the Commission- ers may require of said Director, sums of money not exceeding $500 at one time, to be used only for expenses in returning escaped prisoners, conditional releases, and parolees: Providedfurther,That not to exceed $40,000 of the amount appropriated for Operating Expenses, Adult Correctional Service, District of Columbia Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1947, and the unexpended balance of the amount of $116,600 60Stat.514 appropriated for Capital Outlay, Structural Improvements at the Jail, District of Columbia Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1947, are Stat. 51 continued available until June 30, 1948. PUBLIC WELFARE For expenses necessary for the general administration of public welfare in the District of Columbia, including contract investigational services; $87,000. 437