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PUBLIC L 1213-eb 28 1949 PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 12, 13 Mar-. 2 , 1949 50U.S.0. app. 1786. March 2, 1949 [H. J. Res. 84] [Public Law 13] Freedom Train. Acquisition and op- eration. Agreements. 42 Stat. 1488 . 5 U.S .. C. §§661-674; Supp. II, I 662 et seq. Post, p. 972. 5U.S.C.I55a. 44U.S.C. §4, 11. Post, p. 405. 41U. S.C. §5. Post, p. 403 . Insurance. Gifts, etc. Cooperation with States, etc. Per diem allowance Philippines, or citizens thereof, for use in the interisland commerce of the Philippines in accordance with section 306 of the Philippine Rehabilitation Act of April 30, 1946 (60 Stat. 137; U. S. C., 1946 edition, title 50, sec. 1786)". Approved February 28, 1949. [CHAPTER 13] JOINT RESOLUTION To provide for the acquisition and operation of the Freedom Train by the Archivist of the United States, and for other purposes. Resolved by the Senate and HBose of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,That, as a means of focusing the attention of the American people on a reexamination of their her- itage of freedom, fostering the preservation of their liberties, awaken- ing their loyalty to the American tradition, and contributing to citizenship training, particularly of Americans of school age, the Archivist of the United States is hereby authorized and directed to acquire the Freedom Train, and to operate the said train during the period ending July 5, 1951. SEC. 2. In carrying out the purposes of this joint resolution the Archivist is hereby authorized- (a) to enter into and carry out such agreements with such per- son or persons, natural or artificial, as may be necessary for the acquisition of the Freedom Train and its equipment, for its oper- ation during the period ending July 5, 1951, and for the dispo- sition of such train and equipment within sixty days after such date; and to make such expenditures, without regard to other provisions of law, as may be required to carry out such agreements; (b) to appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as he deems advisable without regard to the civil-service laws and the Classification Act of 1923, as amended; to procure services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 810), but at rates not to exceed $40 per diem for individuals; to accept services and facilities without compensation; and, with the consent of the head of any Government department or agency, to utilize or employ the services of personnel or facilities of any such department or agency, with or without reimbursement therefor; (c) to obtain printing and binding without regard to section 11 of the Act of March 1, 1919, as amended (40 Stat. 1270); (d) to purchase or contract for supplies or services (including pfnting and binding) without regard to section 3709 of the Kevised Statutes, as amended; (e) to obtain and pay for comprehensive insurance coverage, as he may deem necessary, of other than Government property used in connection with the Freedom Train; (f) to acquire by gift, bequest, loan, or otherwise, personal property for the benefit of, or in connection with, the operation of the Freedom Train; (g) to cooperate with the governments of the several States and their political subdivisions in promoting the exhibition of the Freedom Train; (h) to pay per diem to personnel required to travel in connec- tion with the operation or inspection of the train as follows: To civilian personnel at the maximum rate applicable under existing laws or regulations; to officer personnel of the armed services in 10 [63 STAT.