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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 543 -545 -SEPT. 7, 1949 Adjustment of boundary. September 7, 1949 [H. P . 5207] [Public Law 294] Organic Act of Puerto Rico, amend- ment. 39 Stat. 967. 48 U. S. C., Supp. II, §§ 797, 798. Salaries and ex- penses of officials. Salary of justices. Bond. September 7, 1949 [H. R . 553,,; [Public Law 2'.5 lands, and other property in Federal ownership and under the admin- istration of the National Park Service as a part of or in conjunction with Petersburg National Military Park, in and about the city of Petersburg, Virginia, and comprising one thousand five hundred thirty-one acres, more or less, upon publication of the description thereof in the Federal Register by the Secretary of the Interior, shall constitute the Petersburg National Military Park. SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Interior is further authorized to adjust the boundary of the Petersburg National Military Park through pur- chase, exchange, or transfer: Provided,That in doing so the total area of the park will not be increased and that such changes will become effective upon publication of the description thereof in the Federal Register by the Secretary of the Interior. Approved September 7, 1949. [CHAPTER 544] AN ACT To amend section 50 of the Organic Act of Puerto Rico. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 50 of the Organic Act of Puerto Rico (U. S . C., title 48, secs. 797 and 798) is hereby amended to read as follows: "SEC. 50. Except as otherwise provided in this or any other Act, the salaries and office expenses of all officials of Puerto Rico, including deputies, assistants, and other help, as well as the chief justice and associate justices of the supreme court, shall be such and so paid out of the revenues of Puerto Rico as shall from time to time be appro- priated by the Legislature of Puerto Rico approved by the Governor; and if the legislature shall fail to make an appropriation for such salaries, the salaries theretofore fixed shall be paid without the neces- sity of further appropriations therefor. All said salaries of the chief justice and associate justices shall be paid in equal monthly install- ments. In addition to his annual salary, the Governor shall be entitled to the occupancy of the buildings heretofore used by the chief executive of Puerto Rico, with the furniture and effects therein, free of rental. "Until otherwise prescribed as provided in this section, the annual salary of the chief Justice of the supreme court shall be $10,500 and the annual salary of each associate justice of the supreme court shall be $10,000. "Where any officer, during such time as his salary is fixed by this Act, is required to give a bond, the premium thereof shall be paid from the insular treasury." Approved September 7, 1949. [CHAPTER 545] AN ACT To amend the Philippine Rehabilitation Act of 1946. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (e) 60 Stat. 140. of section 311 of the Philippine Rehabilitation Act of 1946 is amended 50U.S.C.app. 1791 (e). by adding at the end thereof the following sentence: "The authority contained in subsection (a) of section 302 and subsection (a) of sec- 60 Stat. 135 . tion 303 shall continue in effect until June 30, 1951. Appropriations 50 U.S. C. app. §§1782 (a), 1783 (a), pursuant to section 301 for carrying out the purposes of these sections may be continued available until June 30, 1951." Approved September 7, 1949. 692 [63 STAT.