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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1 ST SESS.-CH. 279-JUNE 29, 1949 or of the District of Columbia unless such person is a citizen of the United States. or a person in the service of the United States or the District of Columbia on the date of the approval of this Act who being eligible for citizenship had theretofore filed a declaration of intention to become a citizen or who owes allegiance to the United States. This section shall not apply to citizens of the Commonwealth of the Philippines or nationals of those countries allied with the United States in the prosecution of the war effort. SEC. 4. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used to pay the salary or wages of any person who engages in a strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia, or who is a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia, or who advocates, or is a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided, That for the purposes hereof an affi- davit shall be considered prima facie evidence that the person making the affidavit has not contrary to the provisions of this section engaged in a strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia, is not a member of an organ- ization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia, or that such person does not advocate, and is not a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided further, That any person who engages in a strike against the Govern- ment of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia or who is a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia, or who advocates, or who is a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence, and accepts employment the salary or wages for which are paid from any appropriation contained in this Act shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both: Provided further, That the above penalty clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other provisions of existing law. SEC. 5. Whenever in this Act an amount is specified within an appropriation for particular purposes or object of expenditure, such amount, unless otherwise specified, shall be considered as the maximum amount which may be expended for said purpose or object rather than an amount set apart exclusively therefor. SEC. 6. Work performed for repairs and improvements under appro- priations contained in this Act may be by contract or otherwise, as determined by the Commissioners. SEC. 7 . Appropriations in this Act shall be available, when author- ized by the Commissioners, for allowances for privately owned auto- mobiles used for the performance of official duties at not to exceed $264 per annum for each automobile, unless otherwise therein specifically provided: Provided,That the total expenditures for this purpose shall not exceed $42,372, excluding the automobile allowances for the deportation of nonresident insane, the transportation of indigent persons, and the placing of children by the Board of Public Welfare. SEC. 8. Appropriations in this Act shall be available for the payment of dues and expenses of attendance at meetings of organizations con- cerned with the work of the District of Columbia government, when authorized by the Commissioners: Provided, That the total expendi- tures for this purpose shall not exceed $13,700. 323 Exception. Persons engaging, etc., in strikes against or advocating over- throw of U. S. Gov- ernment. Affidavit. Penalty. Maximum amount. Repairs and im- provements. Allowances for pri- vately owned auto- mobiles. Attendanceat meet- ings.