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of Agricultural and Industrial Chemistry; Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics; and the Forest Service.

SEO. 407. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the Department is hereby authorized hereafter to employ or otherwise contract with persons at regular rates of pay for necessary hours of work for emergency forest fire fighting and pest control and for handling of animals, including dairy cattle, without regard to Sundays, Federal holidays, and the regular workweek.

Sec. 408. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act, or of the funds available for expenditure by any corporation included in this Act, shall be used to pay the salary or wages of any person who engages in a strike against the Government of the United States or who is a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States, or who advocates, or is a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided, That for the purposes hereof an affidavit shall be considered prima facie evidence that the person making the affidavit has not contrary to the provisions of this section engaged in a strike against the Government of the United States, is not a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States, or that such person does not advocate, and is not a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided further, That any person who engages in a strike against the Government of the United States or who is a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States, or who advocates, or who is a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence and accepts employment the salary or wages for which are paid from any appropriation or fund contained in this Act shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both: Provided further, That the above penalty clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other provisions of existing law: Provided further, That nothing in this section shall be construed to require an affidavit from any person employed for less than sixty days for sudden emergency work involving the loss of human life or destruction of property, the payment of salary or wages may be made to such persons from applicable appropriations for services rendered in such emergency without execution of the affidavit contemplated by this section.

No part of any appropriation contained in this Act or of the funds available for expenditure by any corporation or agency included in this Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes to support or defeat legislation pending before the Congress.

SEC. 409. No part of any appropriation or authorization contained in this Act shall be used to pay the compensation of any incumbent appointed to any civil office or position which may become vacant during the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 1951: Provided, That this inhibition shall not apply

(a) to not to exceed 25 per centum of all vacancies;
(b) to positions filled from within the department;

(c) to offices or positions required by law to be filled by appointment of the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate;

(d) to seasonal and casual workers;
(e) to meat inspectors;

(f) to field employees of the Soil Conservation Service and Production and Marketing Administration who provide conservation assistance to farmers and ranchers;

(g) to field operating and research employees engaged in work of county offices and other field locations;

(h) to employees of the crop and livestock reporting service: Provided further, That with the exception of the agencies and functions listed in (a) to (h) above, not more than 90 per centum of the amounts shown in the budget estimates for personal services shall be available for such purpose: Provided further, That when the total number of personnel subject to this section has been reduced to 90 per centum of the total provided for in the budget estimates for 1952, this section may cease to apply: Provided further, That in addition to the funds otherwise allowed under this section, the following agencies shall be allowed additional sums for personnel as follows: Commodity Exchange Authority, $58,928; Extension Service, salaries and expenses, $31,327; Office of the Secretary, $32,832; Office of Foreign Agricultural Relations, $26,946.

SEC. 410. No part of any appropriation or authorization contained in this Act shall be used to pay the compensation of any employee engaged in personnel work in excess of the number that would be provided by a ratio of one such employee to one hundred and fifteen, or a part thereof, full-time, part-time, and intermittent employees of the Department and its instrumentalities, cooperators and collaborators receiving personnel services from the Department: Provided, That for purposes of this section employees shall be considered as engaged in personnel work if they spend half-time or more in personnel administration consisting of direction and administration of the personnel program; employment, placement, and separation; job evaluation and classification; employee relations and services; training; committees of expert examiners and boards of civil service examiners; wage administration; and processing, recording, and reporting: Provided further, That nothing contained in this section shall be construed as permitting any increase whatever in personnel officers over and above the number otherwise provided for in this Act.

SEC. 411. Except for the car officially assigned to the Secretary of Agriculture, no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used to pay the compensation of any civilian employee of the Government whose principal duties consist of acting as chauffeur of any Government-owned passenger motor vehicle (other than a bus or ambulance), unless such appropriation is specifically authorized to be used for paying the compensation of employees performing such duties.

Sec. 412. No part of the money appropriated for the Department of Agriculture by this Act or made available for expenditure by any corporation by this Act which is in excess of 75 per centum of the amount required to pay the compensation of all persons the budget estimates for personal services heretofore submitted to the Congress for the fiscal year 1952 contemplated would be employed by the Department of Agriculture or by such corporation, respectively, during such fiscal year in the performance of

(1) functions performed by a person designated as an information specialist, information and editorial specialist, publications and information coordinator, press relations officer or counsel, photographer, radio expert, television expert, motion-picture expert, or publicity expert, or designated by any similar title, or

(2) functions performed by persons who assist persons performing the functions described in (1) in drafting, preparing, editing, typing, duplicating, or disseminating public information publications or releases, radio or television scripts, maga

zine articles, photographs, motion pictures, and similar material, shall be available to pay the compensation of persons performing the functions described in (1) or (2): Provided, That this section shall not apply to personnel engaged in the preparation and distribution of technical agricultural publications and farmers bulletins, and the Agriculture Yearbook, the reporting and dissemination of the results of research and investigations, the preparation and broadcasting of the “Farm and Home Hour" and similar radio programs, and other work required to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Department imposed by law other than work intended primarily for press, radio and television services, and popular publications.

Sec. 413. This Act may be cited as the “Department of Agriculture
Appropriation Act, 1952.”
Approved August 31, 1951.

Total, Department of Agriculture Appropriation Act, 1952--- $800, 663, 626 NOTE.—In addition to the appropriations for the fiscal year 1952 contained in the foregoing annual appropriation Act, the following additional amounts are available for the Department of Agriculture for such fiscal year:

Permanent and indefinite appropriations (general and special
accounts):

Department of Agriculture proper (pp. 528–533)---------- $22, 177, 264
30 percent funds (p. 530)------

150,000,000 Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1952 (p. 258)------

1,500,000 Second Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1952 (p. 268)---

186, 800 Rehabilitation of flood-stricken areas, 1952 (p. 284)-------- -- 48, 440,000

222, 304,064 Grand total, Department of Agriculture, exclusive of trust funds under permanent appropriations----

----° 1,022, 967, 690 For trust funds, see pp. 529-532.

CIVIL FUNCTIONS APPROPRIATION ACT, 1952

[PUBLIC LAW 203—82D CONGRESS]
[CHAPTER 556—1st SESSION]

(H. R. 4386]
By the Act making appropriations for civil functions administered by the

Department of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and for other purposes, approved October 24, 1951.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, for civil functions administered by the Department of the Army and for other purposes, namely:

CIVIL FUNCTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

in the red. That theives of the

QUARTERMASTER CORPS

CEMETERIAL EXPENSES

Cemeterial expenses: For maintaining and improving national cemeteries, including personal services and fuel for superintendents; purchase of land, as authorized by law; purchase of three passenger motor vehicles, of which two shall be for replacement only; maintenance of the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater, chapel, and grounds in the Arlington National Cemetery, and that portion of Congressional Cemetery to which the United States has title and the graves of those buried therein, including Confederate graves, and the burial site of Pushmataha, a Choctaw Indian chief; repair to roadways but not to more than a single approach road to any national cemetery; for headstones or markers for unmarked graves under the Act of July 1, 1948 (24 U. S. C. 279a, b); for maintenance of monuments, tablets, roads, fences, and so forth, made and constructed by the United States in Cuba and China to mark the places where American soldiers fell; maintenance of the Confederate Mound in Oakwood Cemetery at Chicago, the Confederate Stockade Cemetery at Johnstons Island, the Confederate burial plats owned by the United States in Confederate Cemetery at North Alton, the Confederate Cemetery, Camp Chase at Columbus, the Confederate Cemetery at Point Lookout, and the Confederate Cemetery at Rock Island; and for maintenance of graves used by the Army for burials in commercial cemeteries; $4,450,000: Provided, That no railroad shall be permitted upon any right-of-way which may have been acquired by the United States leading to a national cemetery, or to encroach upon any roads or walks constructed thereon and maintained by the United States : Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for repairing any roadway not owned by the United States within the corporate limits of any city, town, or village: Provided further, That this appropriation shall not be obligated for construction of a superintendent's lodge or family quarters at a cost per unit in excess of $14,000, but such limitation may be increased by such additional

$4, 450, 000

amounts as may be required to provide office space, public comfort rooms, or space for the storage of Government property within the same structure.

CORPS OF ENGINEERS

RIVERS AND HARBORS AND FLOOD CONTROL

The following appropriations for rivers and harbors and flood control shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Army and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers, and shall remain available until expended : Provided, That not to exceed $1,525,000 shall be available for the current fiscal year from such appropriations for the services of such civilian personnel as the Secretary of the Army may deem necessary to be employed in the Office of the Chief of Engineers, to carry into effect the various appropriations for rivers and harbors and flood control, surveys, and preparation for and the consideration of river and harbor and flood-control estimates and bills: Provided further, That the various appropriations for rivers and harbors and flood control may be used for examination of estimates of appropriations in the field; purchase (for replacement only) in the current fiscal year of two hundred and fifty passenger motor vehicles and one motorboat (to be acquired from surplus stock where practicable) and the maintenance, repair, and operation of aircraft: Provided further, That, during the current fiscal year, such appropriations shall not be transferred to or used to start or resume any project for which funds were not allocated for construction in the preceding fiscal year; but this proviso shall not apply to any project for which funds are provided in this Act: Provided further, That the project known as "Buggs Island Reservoir, Virginia and North Carolina," shall hereafter be designated as the John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir.”

RIVERS AND HARBORS

Maintenance and improvement of existing river and harbor works: For expenses necessary for the preservation and maintenance of existing river and harbor works, and for the prosecution of such projects heretofore authorized as may be most desirable in the interests of commerce and navigation; for surveys of northern and northwestern lakes and other boundary and connecting waters as heretofore authorized, including the preparation, correction, printing, and issuing of charts and bulletins, and the investigation of lake levels; for prevention of obstructive and injurious deposits within the harbor and adjacent waters of New York City; for expenses of the California Débris Commission in carrying on the work authorized by the Act approved March 1, 1893, as amended (33 U. S. C. 661, 678, and 683); for removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation as authorized by law; for operating and maintaining, keeping in repair, and continuing in use without interruption any lock, canal (except the Panama Canal), canalized river, or other public works for the use and benefit of navigation belonging to the United States; for payment annually of tuition fees of not to exceed eighteen student officers of the Corps of Engineers at civil technical institutions under the provisions of section 127a of the National Defense Act, as amended (10 U. S. C. 535); for examinations, surveys, and contingencies of rivers and harbors; for the execution of detailed investigations and the preparation of plans and specifications for projects heretofore authorized; for printing, either during a recess or session of Congress, of surveys authorized by law, and such

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