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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 151-MAY 31, 1949 accordance with the joint resolution entitled "Joint resolution to provide for the appropriate commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the seat of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia", approved July 18, 1947, for celebrating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the estab- lishment of the seat of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia, and to modify such plans whenever in the discretion of the Commission such action is necessary and desirable. SEC. 2 . The Commission shall prescribe the duties of the Director appointed under the authority of said joint resolution and may delegate to him such powers and functions as it shall deem advisable in order to give effect to the provisions of this joint resolution. The Director shall exercise such powers as are delegated to him by the Commission and in order to facilitate the functioning of his office may subdelegate such powers as may be deemed advisable by the Commission to those in the employ of, or detailed to, the Commission. SEC. 3. In carrying out the purposes of this joint resolution, the Commission is authorized- (a) to appoint, without regard to the civil-service laws and regulations and the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, such clerks, stenographers, skilled and technical assistants, and other personnel as may be needed in organizing and carrying out the plans of the Commission; to purchase such materials, and to con- tract for such labor and other services as may be necessary in connection with the performance of the functions of the Com- mission, including the preparation and production of exhibits and plays; (b) to erect a building or buildings, or other structures, for its own use, and to further the purposes of the sesquicentennial celebration, and to provide for the landscaping of the site or sites thereof; to provide for the decoration and maintenance of such buildings, structures, sites, and grounds during the period deemed necessary by the Commission; to rent such space in the District of Columbia without regard to section 322 of the Act of June 30, 1932 (47 Stat. 412), as amended, as the Commission may deem necessary: Provided, That the erection or construction of the buildings and landscaping of sites shall be under agreements mutually acceptable to the Commission and the Federal and Dis- trict of Columbia agencies having jurisdiction and control over the area or areas involved, and shall be approved by the National Capital Park and Planning Commission: Provided further, That in the construction of buildings and exhibits requiring skilled and unskilled labor the prevailing rate of wages as provided in the Act of March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1494), as amended, shall be paid. (c) to allot funds appropriated for the purposes of this joint resolution to any executive department, independent office, or establishment of the Federal Government, with the consent of the head thereof, or to the District of Columbia Government, with the consent of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia for direct expenditure in executing the duties or functions dele- gated to it by the Commission; (d) to fix and collect charges for admission to exhibits, plays, and dramatic productions: Provided, That all revenues received by the Commission from such source shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the appropriation to be made pursuant to the authority contained herein and may be expended and shall be accounted for in the same manner as other funds authorized for expenditures by the Commission; 141 61 Stat. 396. Duties and powers of Director. Authority of Com- mission. 42 Stat. 1488. 5U.S. C. §§ 661-674; Supp. II, § 662 et seq. Post, p . 972. Erection of build- ings, etc. 40 U.S.C. §278a. 40U.S. C. Io276a- 276a-6; Supp. II, 276a-5 note. Allotment of funds. Admission charges to exhibits, etc.