63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1sT SESS.-CHS. 660 , 661 -OCT. 10, 1949 the Standardized Government Travel Regulations, as amended, the Travel Expense Act of 1949, and section 10 of the Act of March 3, 1933, as amended, and, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of State may prescribe, travel expenses of families and transportation of effects of United States representatives and other personnel in going to and returning from their post of duty; allowances for living quarters, including heat, fuel, and light, as authorized by the Act approved June 26, 1930 (5 U. S . C. 118a); cost-of-living allowances for personnel stationed abroad under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of State may prescribe; communications services; steno- graphic reporting, translating, and other services, by contract; hire of passenger motor vehicles and other local transportation; rent of offices; printing and binding without regard to section 11 of the Act of March 1, 1919 (44 U. S. C. 111); allowances and expenses as pro- vided in section 6 of the Act of July 30, 1946 (Public Law 565, Seventy- ninth Congress), and allowances and expenses equivalent to those provided in section 901 (3) of the Foreign Service Act of 1946 (Public Law 724, Seventy-ninth Congress); the lease or rental (for periods not exceeding ten years) of living quarters for the use of the repre- sentative of the United States to the United Nations referred to in paragraph (a) of section 2 hereof, the cost of installation and use of telephones in the same manner as telephone service is provided for use of the Foreign Service pursuant to the Act of August 23, 1912, as amended (31 U. S. C. 679), and the allotment of funds, similar to the allotment authorized by section 902 of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, for unusual expenses incident to the operation and maintenance of such living quarters, to be accounted for in accordance with section 903 of said Act; and such other expenses as may be authorized by the Secretary of State; all without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (41 U. S. C. 5)." Approved October 10, 1949. [CHAPTER 661] AN APT 737 Ante, p. 166. 47 Stat. 1516 . 5U.S.C.§73b. 46 Stat. 818 . 40 Stat. 1270. Ante, p. 405. 60 Stat. 714 . 22 U.. c. § 287r; Supp. II, §287r note. 60 Stat. 1026 . 22 U. S.C. 1131 (3). Ante, p. 734. 37 Stat. 414. 60 Stat. 1026. 22U.S.C.11132. 60 Stat. 1026 . 22 U.S. c. § 133. Ante, p. 403. October 10, 1949 To clarify the active-duty status of certain officers of the Army of the United [H. R. 47671 States and the Air Force of the United States, and for other purposes. [Public Law 342] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all periods of service of any officer of the Army of the United States or the Air Force of the United States who was called or recalled to active duty in the armed forces of the United States between April 1, 1944, and May 1, 1948, for medical observation or treatment, physical evalua- tion, or retiring-board proceedings for the purpose of determining the eligibility of such officer to receive disability or retirement pay bene- fits shall be, and hereby are, deemed to be active duty in the armed forces of the United States to the same extent as though such officer had been called or recalled to active duty without limitation as to purpose, and such officer shall be entitled to credit such service per- formed prior to May 1, 1948, for all purposes. SEC. 2 . Any officer of the Army of the United States or the Air Force of the United States who was admitted into a service hospital while on terminal leave prior to October 1, 1947, who reverted to inactive status prior to release from such hospitalization, and who has not subsequently been retired or certified to the Veterans' Adminis- tration for retirement benefits, shall be deemed to have been on active duty, for all purposes, until the date of the release from such hospital- ization: Provided. That such an officer or his estate apply for the benefits of this section within two years from the date of enactment 81939°-50-PT . -- 47 I. S. Armlyind Air Forea. Active-dully status of certain officers. Hospitalization dur- ing terminal leave. Application for benefits.