61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 337-JULY 25, 1947 be returned to the Treasury not later than six months after the close of the fiscal year 1948 out of reimbursements received from cooperating agencies; During the fiscal year 1948 the head of any department or inde- pendent establishment of the Government having funds available for scientific and technical investigations within the scope of the functions of the Geological Survey may, with the approval of the Secretary, transfer to the Geological Survey such sums as may be necessary therefor, which sums so transferred may be expended for the same objects and in the same manner as sums appropriated herein may be expended: Provided, That not to exceed 5 per centum of any of the appropriations for the Geological Survey may be transferred to any other of such appropriations, but no appropriation shall be increased more than 5 per centum thereby. Any such transfer shall be reported to Congress in the annual Budget The Geological Survey is hereby authorized to acquire by transfer without exchange of funds, for two years beginning July 1, 1947, from the War Department, the Navy Department, or the War Assets Admin- istration, equipment, materials, and supplies of all kinds, with an appraised value of not to exceed $500,000 from the surplus stores of these agencies: Provided, That the authorization in this paragraph shall not be construed to deny to veterans the priority accorded to them in obtaining surplus property under Public Law 375, approved May 3, 1946; In all, salaries and expenses, Geological Survey, $10,091,340. BUREAU OF MINES Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for the general administration of the Bureau of Mines, including $93,000 for per- sonal services in the District of Columbia, and $65,000 for printing and binding, including the purchase of reprints of scientific and technical articles published in periodicals and journals, $162,500. Operating mine-rescue cars and stations and investigation of mine accidents: or expenses necessary for the investigation and improve- ment of mine-rescue and first-aid methods and appliances and the teaching of mine safety, rescue, and first-aid methods; investigations as to the causes of mine explosions causes of falls of roof and coal, methods of mining, especialy in relation to the safety of miners, the possible improvement of conditions under which mining operations are carried on, the use of explosives and electricity, the prevention of accidents, statistical studies and reports relating to mine accidents, and other investigations pertinent to the mining industry; including the construction of temporary buildings; equipment and supplies; travel expenses of employees in attendance at meetings and confer- ences held for the purpose of promoting safety and health in the mining and allied industries; and not to exceed $92,000 for personal services in the District of Columbia, $1,148,000, of which not to exceed $500 may be expended for the purchase and bestowal of trophies in connection with mine-rescue and first-aid contests. Coal-mine inspections and investigations: For expenses necessary to enable the Bureau of Mines to perform the duties imposed upon it by the Act of May 7, 1941 (55 Stat. 177); including not to exceed $100,000 for personal services in the District of Columbia; purchase in the District of Columbia and elsewhere of furniture and equipment, stationery and supplies; operation, maintenance, and repair of motor- propelled trucks and other motor vehicles for official use and in trans- porting employees between their homes and temporary locations where they may be employed and expenses of employees i attendance at 479 Cooperative work on scientific, etc. , inves- tigations. Transfer of funds. Interchange of amounts. Report to Congress. Acquisition of sur- plus supplies. 60 Stat. 168 . 0U.8.C. app. §!1621,1622 ,125 ,1627. Personal services. PIf, p. e9B. 30U. S. C. ii 4f-4a. Pod, p. 726.