Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 63 Part 1.djvu/397

This page needs to be proofread.

63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., IST SESS.-CH. 286-JUNE 30, 1949 PAYMENTS OF UNCLAIMED MONEYS For meeting any expenditures of the character formerly chargeable to the appropriation accounts abolished under section 17 of the Per- manent Appropriation Repeal Act of 1934 (31 U. S . C . 725p), payable from the trust fund receipt account "Unclaimed moneys of individuals whose whereabouts are unknown", such amounts as hereafter may be necessary. BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC DEBT For necessary expenses connected with any public-debt operations authorized by the Second Liberty Bond Act, as amended (31 U. S . C . 760-762), and with the administration of any public debt or currency issues of the United States with which the Secretary of the Treasury is charged, including not to exceed $4,415,000 for promoting the sale of savings bonds, $52,000,000, to be expended as the Secretary of the Treasury may direct, and the Secretary is authorized to accept services without compensation: Provided, That Federal Reserve banks and branches may be reimbursed for expenditures as fiscal agents of the United States on account of public-debt transactions for the account of the Secretary of the Treasury, and advances to the Postmaster General may be made in accordance with the provisions of section 22 (e) of the Second Liberty Bond Act, as amended (31 U. S . C . 757c (e)): Provided further, That the indefinite appropriation pro- vided by section 10 of said Act, as amended, shall not be available for obligation during the current fiscal year. DISTINCTIVE PAPER FOR UNITED STATES CURRENCY For expenses necessary for distinctive paper for United States currency, including personal services and allowance, in lieu of expenses, not to exceed $50 per month each when actually on duty, of officers detailed from the Treasury Department, $1,450,000: Pro- vided, That in order to foster competition in the manufacture of distinctive paper for United States securities, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized, in his discretion, to split the award for such paper for the current fiscal year between the two bidders whose prices per pound are the lowest received after advertisement. OFFICE OF TIIE TREASURER SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Office of the Treasurer, including printing and binding, $5,450,000: Provided, That with the approval of the Bureau of the Budget there may be transferred or advanced to this appropriation, from Railroad Retirement Board, "Conserva- tion and use of agricultural land resources, Department of Agricul- ture," and from available corporate funds of Government owned or controlled corporations, such sums as may be necessary to cover the expenses incurred in the clearing of checks, servicing of bonds, han- dling of collections, and rendering of accounts therefor. CONTINGENT EXPENSES, PUBLIC MONEYS For the collection, safekeeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public money and securities of the United States, $450,000. 359 48 Stat. 1230. 40 Stat. 288. 31U.S.C. 774(2). Reimbursement of Federal Reserve banks. 55 Stat. 8. 40 Stat. 292. 31U.S.C. 760. Division of award. Post, p. 748 . Transfer of funds. Ante, p. 297. Ante, p. 341.