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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CHS. 494, 495-AUG. 5, 1947 And provided further, That the commissioned officers described in subsection (a) (3) of this section shall receive the pay provided by this subsection only during periods of volunteer service." SEC. 102. This title shall become effective on the first day of the first calendar month following its enactment, and the payments herein provided shall not accrue for any period prior thereto. TITLE II ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS OF MEDICAL AND DENTAL OFFICERS SEC. 201. Subject to any limitation of the commissioned strength of the Army and Navy prescribed by law the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, is hereby authorized to make original appointments to permanent commissioned grades, with rank not above that of colonel in the Medical and Dental Corps of the Army, and not above that of captain in the Medical and Dental Corps of the Navy in such numbers as the needs of the services may require. Such appointments shall be made only from qualified civilian doctors of medicine and dentists who are citizens of the United States, and who shall have such other qualifications as the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy may prescribe for their respective services. The doctors of medicine and dentists so appointed in the Navy shall be carried as additional numbers in rank, but shall not increase the authorized numbers of commissioned officers of the Medical and Dental Corps of the Regular Navy. The doctors of medicine and dentists so appointed in the Army shall be credited for purposes of promotion with the minimum number of years of service now or hereafter required for promotion of officers of the MedicaL and Dental Corps to the grade in which appointed. SEC. 202. The Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy are authorized to prescribe from time to time such regulations as may be necessary for the administration of this title within their respective departments. Approved August 5, 1947. [CHAPTER 495] AN ACT AN ACT To amend the National Housing Act, as amended. Be it enacted by the Senate and Howe of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 603 (a) of the National Housing Act, as amended, is hereby amended bv (1) striking out "$2,800,000,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "4,000,000,000" and (2) striking out "$3,800,000,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$4,200,000,000". SEC. 2. Title VI of the National Housing Act, as amended, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: "SEC. 610. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this title, the Administrator is authorized, upon application by the mortgagee, to insure or to make commitments to insure under section 603 or section 608 of this title any mortgage executed in connection with the sale by the Government, or any agency or official thereof, of any housing acquired or constructed under Public Law 849, Seventy-sixth Congress, as amended; Public Law 781, Seventy-sixth Congress, as amended: or Public Laws 9, 73, or 353, Seventy-seventh Congress, as amended (including any property acquired, held or constructed in connection with such housing or to serve the inhabitants thereof), without regard to- 777 Pay during volun- teer service. Effective date. Appointments to permanent commis- sioned grades. Authorized num- bers. Service credit. Regulations. August 5, 1947 1S. 172 __ [1'ubllo Law;31;l 55Stat. 56; 60 Stat. 212. 12 U.S .C. 1738 (a). Ante, p. 193; post. p. 945. 55 Stat. 55 . 12U. S. C. §1736- 1743. Ante, p. 193; pott, p. 945. Mortgage insurance. Supra. 56 Stat. 303 . 12U.S.C.§1743. 54 Stat. 1125. 42U.8.C.note prec. § 1501. 54 Stat. 872 55 Stat. 14, 199, 83