61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 359-JULY 30, 1947 stations, and other Public Health Service buildings, mints, bullion depositories, and assay offices, and buildings operated by the Treasury and Post Office Departments in the District of Columbia: General administrative expenses: For necessary expenses of the Public Buildings Administration, including personal services in the District of Columbia, and printing and binding (not to exceed $32,500); ground rent of the Federal buildings at Salamanca, New York, and Columbus, Mississippi, for which payment may be made in advance; $2,160,500: Provided,That the foregoing appropriations shall not be available for the cost of surveys, plaster models, progress photographs, test pits and borings, or mill and shop inspections, but the cost thereof shall be construed to be chargeable against the con- struction appropriations of the respective projects to which they relate. Repair, preservation, and equipment, outside the District of Colum- bia: For the repair, alteration, improvement, preservation, and equip- ment, not otherwise provided for, of completed Federal buildings, the grounds and approaches thereof, wharves, and piers, together with the necessary dredging adjacent thereto, and care and safeguarding of sites acquired for Federal buildings and of surplus real property, the custody of which is the responsibility of the Public Buildings Administration under the Act of August 27, 1935, pending sale or disposition; the demolition of buildings thereon; the purchase and repair of equipment and fixtures in buildings under the administration of the Federal Works Agency; and for changes in, maintenance of, and repairs to the pneumatic-tube system in New York City installed under franchise of the city of New York, approved June 29, 1909, and June 11, 1928, and the payment of any obligations arising there- under in accordance with the provisions of the Acts approved August 5, 1909 (36 Stat. 120), and May 15, 1928 (45 Stat. 533); $10,000,000: Provided, That the total expenditures for the fiscal year for the repair and preservation of buildings not reserved by the vendors on sites acquired for buildings or the enlargement of buildings and the instal- lation and repair of the mechanical equipment thereof shall not exceed 20 per centum of the annual rental of such buildings. Salaries and expenses, public buildings and grounds in the District of Columbia and adjacent area: For expenses necessary for the admin- istration, protection, maintenance, and improvement of public buildings and grounds in the District of Columbia and the area adjacent thereto, maintained and operated by the Public Buildings Administration, including repair, preservation, and equipment of buildings operated by the Treasury and Post Office Departments in the District of Columbia; rent of buildings; demolition of buildings; expenses incident to moving various executive departments and estab- lishments in connection with the assignment, allocation, transfer, and survey of building space; traveling expenses; health service program as authorized by the Act of August 8, 1946 (Public Law 658); the purchase of two passenger motor vehicles; furnishings and equipment; arms and ammunition for the guard force; purchase, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for guards and elevator conductors; $29,715,000: Provided,That all furniture now owned by the United States in other public buildings or in buildings rented by the United States shall be used, so far as practicable, whether or not it corresponds with the present regulation plan for furniture. Salaries and expenses, public buildings and grounds outside the District of Columbia: For expenses necessary for the administration, operation, protection, and maintenance of public buildings and grounds outside the District of Columbia maintained and operated by the Public Buildings Administration, including cleaning, heating, 95347--48--pt. 1 -38 593 49 Stat. 885 . 40 U.. c. §§ 304a- 304e. Pneumatic-tube system, New York City. Limitation. 60 Stat. 903. 5 U.S.C. §150. Use of present fur- niture.