61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1sT SESS.-CH. 356-JULY 30, 1947 [CHAPTER 356] 523 AN ACT July 30, 1947 Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year [H. R. 36011 ending June 30, 1948, and for other purposes. [Public Law 266]: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other- wise appropriated, for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, hereinafter referred to as the current fiscal year, namely: Department of Ag- riculture Appropria- tion Act, 1948. Ante, pp . 118, 187, 188, 245, 361; post, pp . 608, 60 617, 618, 698, 932,942. TITLE I-GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY SALARIES AND EXPENSES For personal services in the office of the Secretary of Agriculture, hereafter in this Act referred to as the Secretary, in the District of Columbia, and elsewhere, and other necessary expenses, including the purchase of two (one at not to exceed $3,000) passenger motor vehicles; travel expenses, including examination of estimates for appropriations in the field; stationery, supplies, materials, and equip- ment; freight, express, and drayage charges; advertising, communi- cation service, postage, washing towels, repairs and alterations, and other miscellaneous supplies and expenses not otherwise provided for and necessary for the practical and efficient work of the Depart- ment of Agriculture, hereafter in this Act referred to as the Depart- ment, $2,050,000, together with such amounts from other appropri- ations or authorizations as are provided in the schedules in the Budget for the current fiscal year for such services and expenses, which several amounts or portions thereof as may be determined by the Secretary not exceeding a total of $87,560, shall be transferred to and made a part of this appropriation: Provided, however, That if the total amounts of such appropriations or authorizations for the current fiscal year shall at any time exceed or fall below the amounts estimated, respectively, therefor in the Budget for such year, the amounts trans- ferred or to be transferred therefrom to this appropriation shall be increased or decreased in such amounts as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, after a hearing thereon with representatives of the Department shall determine are appropriate to the requirements as changed by such reductions or increases in such appropriations or authorizations: Provided further, That, of appropriations herein made which are available for the purchase of lands, not to exceed $1 may be expended for each option to purchase any particular tract or tracts of land: Provided further, That no part of the funds appro- priated by this Act shall be used for the payment of any officer or employee of the Department who, as such officer or employee, or on behalf of the Department or any division, commission, or bureau thereof, issues, or causes to be issued, any prediction, oral or written, or forecast, except as to damage threatened or caused by insects and pests, with respect to future prices of cotton or the trend of same: Provided further, That, except to provide materials required in or incident to research or experimental work where no suitable domestic product is available, no part of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be expended in the purchase of twine manufactured from com- modities or materials produced outside of the United States. Post, p. 92. Adjustments In amounts. Options to purchase lands. Employee predict- ing future price of cotton. Purchase of twine.