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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 409-411-JULY 31, 1947 July 31, 1947 [H. R. 20051 [Public Law 295] Choctaw-Cbickasaw Nations. Coal and asphalt deposits. July 31, 1947 [H. R . 4002] [Public Law 296] War Department Civil Appropriation Act, 1948. Ante, pp. 71, 118, 187, 188, 245, 361 , 608, 609, 625; post, p. 779. Maintenance of na- tional cemeteries. Headstones. 17 Stat. 545; 20 Stat. 281; 45 Stat. 1307; 54 Stat. 142. Confederate ceme- teries. and postal service credit shall be allowed for all payments made under authority of per diem orders issued by the Postmaster General pur- suant to section 1 of this Act. Approved July 31, 1947. [CHAPTER 410] AN ACT To amend the Act of April 21, 1932 (47 Stat. 88), entitled "An Act to provide for the leasing of the segregated coal and asphalt deposits of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian Nations, in Oklahoma, and for an extension of time within which purchasers of such deposits may complete payments". Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of April 21, 1932 (47 Stat. 88), is hereby amended to provide that leases or renewal leases may be made for any term not to exceed fifteen years: Provided,That nothing herein contained shall operate to prevent the sale pursuant to law of the segregated coal or asphalt deposits leased or unleased of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Nations at any time, but any such sale shall be subject to any leases of such deposits heretofore or hereafter made pursuant to law. Approved July 31, 1947. [CHAPTER 411] AN ACT Making appropriations for civil functions administered by the War Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, and for other purposes. 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 fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, for civil functions administered by the War Department, and for other purposes, namely: CIVIL FUNCTIONS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT QUARTERMASTER CORPS CEMETERIAL EXPENSES Cemeterial expenses: For maintaining and improving national cemeteries, including fuel for and pay of superintendents and the superintendent at Mexico City, and other employees; purchase of grave sites; maintenance of the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater, chapel, and grounds in the Arlington National Cemetery, and that portion of Congressional Cemetery to which the United States has title and the graves of those buried therein, including Confederate graves, and the burial site of Pushmataha, a Choctaw Indian chief; repair to roadways but not to more than a single approach road to any national cemetery; for headstones or markers for unmarked graves of soldiers, sailors, and marines under the Acts approved March 3, 1873, February 3, 1879, February 26, 1929, and April 18, 1940 (24 U. S . C. 279-280b), and civilians interred in post cemeteries; for maintenance of monuments, tablets, roads, fences, and so forth, made and constructed by the United States in Cuba and China to mark the places where American soldiers fell; maintenance of the Confederate Mound in Oakwood Cemetery at Chicago, the Confederate Stockade Cemetery at Johnstons Island, the Confederate burial plats owned by the nited States in Confederate Cemetery at North Alton, the 686 [61 STAT.