63 STAT.] 81ST GONG. , 1 ST SESS.-CH. 286-JUNE 30, 1949 current and prior fiscal years, $55,000: Provided, That rewards may be paid in the discretion of the Postmaster General, when an offender of the classes mentioned was killed in the act of committing the crime or in resisting lawful arrest: Provided further, That no part of this sum shall be used to pay any rewards at rates in excess of those specified in Post Office Department Order 36844, dated March 12, 1948: Providedfurther, That of the amount herein appropriated not to exceed $20,000 may be expended in the discretion of the Postmaster General, for the purpose of securing information concerning viola- tions of the postal laws and for services and information looking toward the apprehension of criminals. OFFICE OF TIE FIRST ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL POSTMASTERS For personal services of postmasters, including persons who, pend- ing the designation of an acting postmaster, assume and perform the duties of postmaster in the event of a vacancy in the office of post- master of the third or fourth class, and persons who perform the duties for postmasters of the fourth class absent on sick or annual leave or leave without pay, and for allowances for rent, light, fuel, and equipment to postmasters of the fourth class, $104,000,000. ASSISTANT POSTMASTERS For personal services of assistant postmasters at first- and second- class offices, $15,000,000. CLERKS, FIRST- AND SECOND-CLASS OFFICES For personal services of clerks and employees at first- and second- class offices, including auxiliary clerk hire at summer and winter offices, printers, mechanics, skilled laborers, watchmen, messengers, mail handlers, and substitutes; and a health service program as author- ized by law, $629,000,000. CONTRACT STATION SERVICE For contract station service, $3,700,000. SEPARATING MAILS For separating mails at fourth-class offices, $180,000. UNUSUAL CONDITIONS For unusual conditions at post offices, $25,000. CLERKS, THIRD -CLASS OFFICES For personal services of clerks at third-class offices, $33,250,000. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, FIRST- AND SECOND-CLASS OFFICES For personal services and expenses necessary for the operation and protection of offices of the first and second classes, not otherwise provided for, $4,625,000. VILLAGE DELIVERY SERVICE For personal services and expenses necessary for the operation of village delivery service in towns and villages having offices of the 81989°-50 -PT. I---24 369 Death of offender. Limitation. Securing of informa- tion.