payments in advance under contracts for research or development work; not to exceed $130,000 for administrative expenses; $3,000,000, and, in addition, the Civil Aeronautics Administration is authorized to enter into contracts and incur obligations for the purposes contained in this paragraph in an amount not exceeding $4,000,000. CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD Civil Aeronautics Board, salaries and expenses: For necessary expenses of the Civil Aeronautics Board, including personal services in the District of Columbia; contract stenographic reporting serv- ices; employment of temporary guards on a contract or fee basis with- 41.. s. §.. out regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended; salaries Antep.43, . and traveling expenses of employees detailed to attend courses of training conducted by the Government or industries serving aviation; expenses of examination of estimates of appropriations in the field; hire of passenger motor vehicles; hire, operation, maintenance, and repair of aircraft; and printing and binding; $3,620,500. COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY Salaries and expenses, departmental: For expenses necessary to carry out in the District of Columbia the provisions of the Act of i Stat 7 .7 pp. August 6, 1947 (33 U. S . C . 883a-883i), including the purchase of n, 883 . maps and nautical and aeronautical charts; maintenance of an instru- ment shop and procurement or exchange of metal working and wood- working supplies and equipment; motion-picture equipment; chart paper, drafting, photographic, photolithographic, and printing sup- plies and equipment; printing and binding; instruments (except sur- veying instruments); and stationery for field use; $3,750,000, of which not to exceed $3,230,000 shall be available for personal services. Salaries and expenses, field: For expenses necessary to carry out in the field the provisions of the Act of August 6, 1947 (33 U. S . C. 61 Stat. 787. 883a-883i), including the operation and maintenance of ships and other 33 U. S. C., Snpp. nI, 83a i. n p p field units; replacement of observatories and auxiliary buildings where necessary; purchase of plans and specifications of vessels; lease of sites where necessary and the erection of temporary magnetic and seismological buildings; operation, maintenance, and repair of an airplane for photographic surveys; packing, crating, and transporting personal household effects of commissioned officers when transferred from one official station to another, and of commissioned officers who die on active duty, and funeral expenses of commissioned officers, as Bomber or fathom- authorized by law; and extra compensation at not to exceed $15 per eter reader. month to each member of the crew of a vessel when assigned duties as Employees of other bomber or fathometer reader, and at not to exceed $1 per day for agencies each station to employees of other Federal agencies while observing tides or currents or tending seismographs; $5,900,000. Pay, commissioned officers: For pay and allowances prescribed by law for not to exceed one hundred and seventy-one commissioned officers on the active list and of officers retired in accordance with Death gratuity. existing law, including payment of six months' death gratuity as authorized by law, $1,310,000. Vehicles. The foregoing appropriations for the Coast and Geodetic Survey shall be available for the purchase of not to exceed ten vehicles known as station wagons and suburban carry-alls, of which five shall be for replacement only, and (not to exceed $25,000) for services as author- 60 Stat. 810 . ized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a). BUREAU OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC COMMERCE Departmental salaries and expenses: For personal services and other necessary expenses of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic 466 PUBLIC LAWS--CH. 354-JULY 20,1949 [63 STAT.