606 PUBLIC LAWS--CH. 359-JULY 30, 1947 [61 STAT. the President, for extending any of the facilities under the jurisdiction of the Veterans' Administration or for any of the purposes set forth 46 Stat. 150, 1551. in sections 1 and 2 of the Act approved March 4, 1931 (38 U. S. C. 38 tS. C4693a. 438j-k) or in section 101 of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944: Provided, That not to exceed 6.7 per centum of the foregoing appropriation and contract authorizations shall be available for the employment in the District of Columbia and in the field of all necessary technical and clerical personnel for the preparation of plans and speci- fications for the projects as approved hereunder and in the supervision of the execution thereof, and for all travel expenses, field office equip- ment, and supplies in connection therewith, except that whenever the Veterans' Administration finds it necessary in the construction of any project to employ other Government agencies or persons outside the Federal service to perform such services not to exceed 10 per centum of the cost of such projects may be expended for such services: Pro- etc ase of sites, vided further, That no part of the funds appropriated in this bill or any funds heretofore made available, including contract authoriza- tions, shall be used for the purchase or condemnation of the site or for the erection of a hospital on the tract of land in Arlington County, Virginia, known as the A. M . Nevius Tract, situated at the intersection of Lee Boulevard and Arlington Ridge Road, containing approxi- mately 25.406 acres; or for the purchase or condemnation of a site or erection of a hospital in Tallahassee, Florida, until the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives has investigated and given final approval. Operation of canteens: For expenses necessary for carrying out 38 U.S . O. i13 -13g. the provisions of the Act of August 7, 1946 (Public Law 636) $965,000, which shall be available to provide adequate working capital for each canteen and for the Service as a whole for (a) the acquisition of necessary furniture, furnishings, fixtures, and equipment for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of canteens, warehouses, and storage depots, (b) for the procurement of merchandise, supplies, and services for sale at canteens at stations of the Veterans' Adminis- tration, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and (c) for the employment of personnel and other expenses necessary for the operation of the canteens: Provided, That the amount appropriated and the proceeds of canteen operations shall be deposited in the Treasury or other depositaries selected by the Administrator in a special account which shall be available for the continued operation of canteens. National service life insurance: For the payment of benefits and Stat. s0. for transfer to the national service life insurance fund, in accordance 38U..c.. 801- with the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, as amended, 818Ante,p.0. $62,217,000, to be immediately available and to remain available until expended: Provided, That certain premiums shall be credited to this appropriation as provided by the Act. Soldiers' and sailors' civil relief: For payment of claims as 56 St.t . authorized by article IV of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief 50 U. . a. app. Act amendments of 1942, $833,000, to be immediately and continuously §540-M54. available until expended: Provided, That any moneys received as repayment of debts incurred under said article IV shall be credited to this appropriation. Veterans' miscellaneous benefits: For the payment of burial awards fol . 739. authorized by Veterans' Administration Regulation Numbered 9 (a), as amended, and for supplies, equipment, and tuition authorized by 57 Stat. 43 . 38 . . . note foil part VII of Veterans' Administration Regulation Numbered 1 (a), as §7, p.18 p. amended, $85,449,800 to remain available until expended, for benefits 739. accruing during the fiscal year 1948 and prior fiscal years.