PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 357-JULY 30, 1947 45 Stat. 786. 32U.S.C. J181c. Volunteer competi- tors or range officers. Travel and subsist- ence allowances. Care, etc., of ranges. of May 28, 1928; to be expended under the direction of the Secre- tary of War; $303,500: Provided, That officers, warrant officers, and enlisted men of the National Guard and Organized Reserves, who, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of War, volunteer to participate without pay as competitors or range officers in the national matches to be held during the fiscal year 1948, may attend such matches without pay, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, but shall be entitled to travel and subsistence allowances at the same rates as are provided for civilians who attend and participate in said matches, but this proviso shall not operate to prohibit the pay of such competitors or range officers, provided funds for such payment are available from the appropriation "Promotion of rifle practice, 1948", nor shall any provision in this Act operate to deprive a Reserve officer ordered to active duty incident to the national matches of pay for the full period of such active duty, provided funds for such pay- ment are available from the appropriation "Promotion of rifle prac- tice, 1948": Provided fwrther, That officers, warrant officers, and enlisted men of the National Guard and Organized Reserves may be ordered to duty, with their consent, for the care, maintenance, and operation of the ranges used in the conduct of the national matches, and such officers, warrant officers, and enlisted men while so engaged shall be entitled to the same pay, subsistence, and transportation as officers, warrant officers, and enlisted men of corresponding grades of the Regular Army are entitled by law, which expense shall be pro- vided by the appropriation "Promotion of rifle practice"; and after being duly mustered may be paid for the period from the date of leaving home rendezvous to date of return thereto as determined in advance, both dates inclusive. INTER-AMERICAN RELATIONS, WAR DEPARTMENT For expenses necessary to enable the Secretary of War to adopt such measures, appropriate to the functions and activities of the War Department, as he may deem advisable, to promote better relations with the other American countries, including transportation and sub- sistence expenses, while traveling in the Western Hemisphere, of Army officers and military students of the other American countries and Army officers of the United States, $650,000. SALARIES, WAR DEPARTMENT For compensation for personal services in the War Department proper, as follows: Office of Secretary of War: Secretary of War, Under Secretary of War, Assistant Secretaries of War, and other personal services, $564,000; Office of Chief of Staff, $394,000; Adjutant General's Office, $2,088,000; Office of the Inspector General, $33,000; Office of the Judge Advocate General, $134,000; Office of the Chief of Finance, $609,000; Office of the Quartermaster General, $831,000; Office of the Chief Signal Officer, $371,000; Office of Commanding General, Army Air Forces, $517,000; Office of the Surgeon General, $393,000; Office of Chief of Engineers, $531,000; Office of Chief of Ordnance, $883,000; Office of Chief, Chemical Corps, $83,000; Office of Chief of Chaplains, $7,000; National Guard Bureau, War Department, $104,000; In all, salaries, War Department, $7,542,000. 568 [61 STAT.