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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATION ACT,

1952

[Public Law 179—82D CongRESS]
[CHAPTER 512—1st SESSION]

[H. R. 5054)
By the Act making appropriations for the National Security Council, the National

Security Resources Board, and for military functions administered by the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and for other purposes, approved October 18, 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 National Security Council, the National Security Resources Board, and for military functions administered by the Department of Defense, and for other purposes, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, namely:

TITLE I

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for the National Security Council, including services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), at rates not in excess of $50 per diem for individuals; acceptance and utilization of voluntary and uncompensated services; and expenses of attendance at meetings concerned with work related to the activity of the Council; $160,000---

$160,000

NATIONAL SECURITY RESOURCES BOARD

Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for the National Security Resources Board ; services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), at rates for individuals not in excess of $50 per diem and contracts with temporary or part-time employees may be renewed annually; expenses of attendance at meetings of organizations concerned with the work of the National Security Resources Board; hire of passenger motor vehicles; reimbursement of the General Services Administration for security guard services for protection of confidential files; not to exceed $8,000 for newspapers and periodicals; and not to exceed $10,000 for emergency and extraordinary expenses, to be expended under the direction of the Chairman for such purposes as he deems proper, and his determination thereon shall be final and conclusive; $1,600,000 -----

1, 600, 000

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
MILITARY FUNCTIONS

TITLE II
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For expenses necessary for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Armed Forces Policy Council, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Munitions Board, and the Research and Development Board, including purchase (not to exceed five for replacement only, including one at not to exceed $4,500) and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and not to exceed $60,000 for emergency and extraordinary expenses, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of Defense for such purposes as he deems proper, and his determination thereon shall be final and conclusive; $14,100,000 --

$14, 100, 000

AIMS

For payment of claims by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Army (except as provided in appropriations for civil functions administered by the Department of the Army), Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, as authorized by law (5 U.S. C. 946; 28 U. S. C. 2672; 31 U. S. C. 222c, 222, 223b, 223d, 224d; 34 U. S. C. 600; 35 U. S. C. 91; 39 U. S. C. 135; 46 U. S. C. 797; Act of November 15, 1945, 59 Stat. 582); claims (not to exceed $1,000 in any one case) for damages to or loss of private property incident to the operation of Army and Air National Guard camps of instruction, either during the stay of units of said organizations at such camps or while en route thereto or therefrom; claims, as authorized by law, for damage to property of railroads under training contracts; and repayment of amounts determined by the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, or the Secretary of the Air Force, or officers designated by them, to have been erroneously collected from military and civilian personnel of the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force or from States, Territories, or the District of Columbia, or members of National Guard units thereof; $5,000,000 -----

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5,000,000

RETIRED PAY

345,000,000

For retired pay and retirement pay, as authorized by law, of military personnel on the retired list of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and the Air Force, including the reserve components thereof; and retainer pay for personnel of the inactive Fleet Reserve; $345,000,000: Provided, That no part of such sum shall be used to pay the retired or retirement pay of any commissioned member of the Regular Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force who is voluntarily retired after the date of enactment of this Act, unless such member was retired because of (1) being unfit to perform the duties of his office, rank, grade, or rating by reason of a physical disability incurred in line of duty, or (2) achieving the age at which retirement is required by law, or (3) whose application is approved in writing by the Secretary of Defense stating that the retirement is in the best interests of the service, or, is required to avoid cases of individual hardship.

CONTINGENCIES For emergencies and extraordinary expenses arising in the Department of Defense, to be expended on the approval or authority of the Secretary of Defense and such expenses may be accounted for solely on his certificate that the expenditures were necessary for confidential military purposes, $75,000,000: Provided, That a report of disbursements under this item of appropriation shall be made quarterly to the Appropriation Committees of the Congress.

$75, 000, 000

EMERGENCY FUND

For transfer by the Secretary of Defense, with the approval of the Bureau of the Budget, to any appropriation for military functions under the Department of Defense available for research and development, to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes, and for the şame time period, as the appropriation to which transferred, $90,000,000 -----

90,000,000

EXPANSION OF UNITED STATES AIR POWER For the purpose of providing continuous expansion of United States air power by providing additional construction of aircraft and related procurement, Department of the Navy, $333,000,000; and by providing additional aircraft and related procurement, Department of the Air Force, $667,000,000 ----[Total, title , Office of the Secretary of Defense, $1,529,100,000.]

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

333,000,000 667,000,000

TITLE III

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

CONTINGENCIES OF THE ARMY

For emergencies and military expenses arising in the Department of the Army or any of its subordinate bureaus or offices in the District of Columbia, or in the Army at large, but impossible to be anticipated or classified, including personal services; the actual and necessary expenses or per diem in lieu thereof, as may be determined and approved by the Secretary of the Army, of military and civilian personnel in and under the Department of the Army on special duty in foreign countries; to be expended on the approval or authority of the Secretary of the Army, and for such purposes as he may deem proper, and his determination thereon shall be final and conclusive upon the accounting officers of the Government and payments from this appropriation may, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Army, be made on his certificate that the expenditures were necessary for confidential military purposes; $88,000,000 -----

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88,000,000

CIVILIAN RELIEF IN KOREA
For an additional amount for “Civilian relief in Korea," $50,000,000.

50,000,000

EXPEDITING PRODUCTION
To enable the Secretary of the Army, without reference to section
3734 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, and to section 1136 of the
Revised Statutes, as amended (except provisions thereof relating to

title approval), to expedite the production of equipment and supplies for the Army for emergency national defense purposes, including all of the objects and purposes specified under each of the appropriations available to the Department of the Army during the current fiscal year, for procurement or production of equipment or supplies, for erection of structures, or for acquisition of land; the furnishing of Government-owned facilities at privately owned plants; the procurement and training of civilian personnel in connection with the production of equipment and material and the use and operation thereof, $1,000,000,000----

$1,000,000,000

NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROMOTION OF RIFLE PRACTICE, ARMY

For necessary expenses of construction, equipment, and maintenance of rifle ranges, the instruction of citizens in marksmanship, and promotion of rifle practice, in accordance with the Act of August 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 643), and the provisions of law contained in 10 U. S. C. 1184-1185 and 32 U. S. C. 181-186, including travel of rifle teams, military personnel and individuals attending regional, national, and international competitions, and not to exceed $18,000 for incidental expenses of the National Board, $130,000: Provided, That travel expenses of civilian members of the National Board shall be paid in accordance with the Standardized Government Travel Regulations, as amended.

[Total, Office of the Secretary of the Army, $1,138,130,000.]

130,000

GENERAL STAFF

FIELD EXERCISES For expenses, not otherwise provided for, required for the conduct of special field exercises, including participation therein by the National Guard and the Organized Reserves, and including personal services of temporary employees, expenses of troop movements and temporary duty travel of military and civilian personnel, in connection with special field exercises, including special combat training for small units, movement of matériel, maintenance and operation of structures and utilities, rental of land or purchase of options to rent land without reference to section 3648, Revised Statutes, and for use or repair of private property, $16,000,000.----

16,000,000

INTER-AMERICAN RELATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

For expenses necessary to enable the Secretary of the Army to adopt such measures, appropriate to the functions and activities of the Department of the Army, as he may deem advisable, to promote better relations with the other American countries, including transportation and subsistence expenses, while traveling in the Western Hemisphere, of Army officers and military students of the other American countries and Army officers of the United States, $388,000.

[Total, General Staff, $16,388,000.]

388, 000

FINANCE CORPS

FINANCE SERVICE, ARMY For Finance Service, Army, to be accounted for as one fund, as follows

PAY OF THE ARMY For pay and allowances (except commuted rations for enlisted personnel) of cadets and all other personnel of the Army of the

United States on active duty (other than personnel of the Reserve components, including the National Guard, on active duty while undergoing Reserve training); pay of civilian employees at military headquarters; interest on soldiers' deposits; payment of life insurance premiums authorized by law; mustering-out payments, as authorized by the “Mustering-Out Payment Act of 1944”, as amended (38 U. S. C. 691-691g), to persons who were or may be denied such payments because they were discharged from the Army to enter the United States Military Academy or the United States Naval Academy and subsequently were discharged from either Academy because of physical disability; expenses of military courts, boards and commissions; expenses of apprehension and delivery of deserters, escaped military prisoners, and soldiers absent without leave, including payment of rewards, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Army, not exceeding $25 in any one case, to civil officers and citizens, costs of confinement of military prisoners in nonmilitary facilities, donations of not to exceed $25 to each civilian prisoner upon each release from an Army prison and each soldier discharged otherwise than honorably upon each release from confinement under courtmartial sentence, and donations of not to exceed $10, as authorized by law, to each person discharged for fraudulent enlistment; $3,297,076,000: Provided, That section 212 of the Act of June 30, $3,297,076,000 1932 (5 U. S. C. 59a), shall not apply to retired military personnel on duty at the United States Soldiers' Home: Provided further, That the duties of librarian at the United States Military Academy may be performed by an officer of the Regular Army retired from active service, and detailed on active duty for that purpose: Provided further, That until July 1, 1952, further collection by the Comptroller General of the United States or government accountable officers shall not be made on account of payments for accrued leave to enlisted members discharged for the purpose of immediate reenlistment;

245,000,000

TRAVEL OF THE ARMY For travel allowances and travel in kind, as authorized by law, for persons traveling in connection with the military activities of the Department of the Army, including rental of camp sites and the local procurement of communication service, fuel, light, water service, and other necessary supplies and services incident to individual or troop movements, including transportation of organizational equipment and impedimenta; and for expenses, not otherwise provided for, incident to the transportation of authorized baggage of military and civilian personnel; $245,000,000: Provided, That other appropriations for the Department of the Army shall be charged with such amounts as may be required for travel, in connection with development, pro. curement, production, maintenance, or construction activities; and, with such exception, no other Army appropriation in this Act shall be available for any expense for or incident to travel of personnel of the Regular Army or civilian employees under the Department of the Army, except the appropriation "Contingencies of the Army" and the appropriations for Engineer Service, Army, the Army National Guard, the Organized Reserves, the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, and the appropriations "Special Field Exercises”, and “Inter-American Relations, Department of the Army”;

FINANCE SERVICE

For compensation of field personnel of the Finance Corps, and services incident to financial management activities not otherwise

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