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vided further, That the provisions of this Act shall not apply to any employee paid in whole or in part from Federal funds who may be subject to the United States Civil Service Retirement Act, as amended.

Approved, March 4, 1940.

(PUBLIC--No. 562—76TH CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 255--3D SESSION)

(H. R. 9236)

AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide books for the adult blind”, approved

March 3, 1931. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act entitled “An Act to provide books for the adult blind”, approved March 3, 1931, as amended (U. S. C., 1924 edition, Supp. IV, title 2, sec. 135a), is amended by striking out the figures "$275,000”, wherever occurring therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the figures “$350,000”, and by striking out the figures "$175,000” and inserting in lieu thereof the figures $250,000".

Approved, June 6, 1940.

(PUBLIC-No. 778–76TH CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 705—30 Session)

(H. R. 10004)

AN ACT To provide for the transfer of the duplicates of certain books in the Library of

Congress to the Beaufort Library of Beaufort, South Carolina. Be it enacted by the Serute and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to replace the books taken in 1862 by the order of an officer of the United States from the library of the Beaufort Library Society of Beaufort, South Carolina, which books were subsequently destroyed by a fire in the Smithsonian Institution where they had been stored for safekeeping pending the termination of the War between the States, the Librarian of the Library of Congress is authorized and directed to transfer to the Beaufort Library of Beaufort, South Carolina, books of the same value as those which were so taken and destroyed. The books transferred under the provisions of this Act shall be from duplicates owned by the Library of Congress and shall not exceed in value, in the aggregate, the value of the books so taken and destroyeri, such values to be fixed by the Librarian of the Library of Congress.

Approved, August 30, 1940.

(PUBLIC—No. 788—76TH CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 727—3D SESSION)

(H. R. 10026)

AN ACT To provide for the disposition of certain photographed records of the United States

Government, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever any agency of the United States Government shall have photographed or microphotographed all or any part of the records kept by or in the agency in a manner and on film that complies with the minimum standards of quality approved for permanent photographic records by the National Bureau of Standards, and whenever such photographs or microphotographs shall be placed in conveniently accessible files and provision made for preserving, examining, and using the same, the head of such agency may, with the approval of the Archivist of the United States, cause the original records from which the photographs or microphotographs have been made or any part thereof to be disposed of according to methods prescribed by law, provided records of the same specific kind in the particular agency have been previously authorized for disposition by Congress.

Sec. 2. Photographs or microphotographs of any record photographed or microphotographed as herein provided shall have the same force and effect as the originals thereof would have had, and shall be treated as originals for the purpose of their admissibility in evidence. Duly certified or authenticated copies of such photographs or microphotographs shall be admitted in evidence equally with the original photographs or microphotographs. Approved, September 24, 1940.

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(PUBLIC—No. 812–76TH CONGRESS]
[CHAPTER 780—30 SESSION

(H. R. 10539)

AN ACT Making supplemental appropriations for the support of the Government for tho

tiscal year ending June 30, 1941, and for other purposes.

OFFICE OF EDUCATION

Education and training of defense workers: For payment to States, subdivisions thereof, or other public authorities operating public educational facilities, and where hereinafter authorized to engineering schools and universities, through certification from time to time made by the United States Commissioner of Education (hereinafter referred to as the “Commissioner") to the Secretary of the Treasury of the name of such agency or the name of such engineering school or university and the officer thereof to whom payment is to be made, and the amount to be paid, such payment to be made prior to audit and settlement by the General Accounting Office, for the furtherance of the education and training of defense workers, as follows:

(1) For the cost of vocational courses of less than college grade, provided by such agencies in vocational schools pursuant to plans submitted by such agencies and approved by the Commissioner, which plans shall include courses supplementary to employment in occupations essential to the national defense and pre-employment refresher courses for workers preparing for such occupations selected from the public employment office registers, $26,000,000.

(2) For the purchase, rental, or other acquisition of new or used equipment when needed by agencies in providing courses pursuant to a plan approved under (1) of this heading when such acquisitions are in accord with detailed proposals submitted by such agencies and approved by the Commissioner, $8,000,000: Provided, That the proposals approved by the Commissioner shall include provisions governing the holding of title to and the use of the equipment to be acquired.

(3) For the cost of short engineering courses of college grade, provided by engineering schools or by universities of which the engineering school is a part, pursuant to plans submitted by them and approved by the Commissioner, which plans shall be for courses designed to meet the shortage of engineers with specialized training in fields essential to the national defense, $9,000,000: Provided, That only engi neering schools which operate under charters which exempt their edu. cational property from taxation shall be eligible to receive these funds: Provided, further, That not to exceed 20 per centum of the amount allotted to any school shall be allotted to it for expenditure for pur. chase or rental of additional equipment and leasing of additional

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space found by the Commissioner necessary for carrying out its approved plan.

(4) For the cost, including the necessary equipment and supplies, of vocational courses and related or other necessary instruction provided by such agencies for out-of-school rural youth who have attained the age of seventeen and who file a registration card with a public employment office and for nonrural youth who otherwise meet the above requirements whose training is not feasible under subdivisions (1) and (3) hereof, such courses and instruction to be provided pursuant to plans submitted by such agencies and approved by the Commissioner, $10,000,000.

(5) For the cost of vocational courses and related or other necessary instruction provided by such agencies for young people employed on work projects of the National Youth Administration, such courses and instruction to be provided pursuant to plans submitted by such agencies and approved by the Commissioner, $7,500,000: Provided, That the amount allotted to any agency shall be available for expenditure for purchase or rental of additional equipment and rental of additional space found by the Commissioner to be necessary for carrying out the approved plan,

The Commissioner shall carry out the purposes of these appropriations under regulations promulgated by him and approved by the President, and there shall be available out of these appropriations an amount determined by the Federal Security Administrator not exceeding 1 per centum of each such appropriation for expenses of administration to enable the Commissioner most efficiently to carry out the purposes of the several appropriations, the total sum to be available for general administration expenses, including printing and binding, equipment and supplies (including purchase of materials and equipment necessary for visual education), traveling expenses, including not to exceed $5,000 for expenses of persons (other than Federal employees) requested to attend conferences held in the District of Columbia and elsewhere whose travel is approved at the direction of the Commissioner, salaries for personal services, and rents, in the District of Columbia and elsewhere: Provided,' That the Federal Security Administrator may transfer out of the sum available for administration expenses not exceeding $37,500 to the office of the Administrator for use in carrying out the purposes of these appropriations: Provided further, That section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S. C. 5) shall not be construed to apply tg any purchase with these funds when the aggregate amount involved in such purchase does not exceed the sum of $100: Provided further, That all functions of the Commissioner hereunder shall be performed under the direction and supervision of the Federal Security Administrator.

No trainee under the foregoing appropriations shall be discriminated against because of sex, race, or color; and where separate schools are required by law for separate population groups, to the extent needed for trainees of each such group, equitable provision shall be made for facilities and training of like quality.

Further development of vocational education: For an additional amount for carrying out the provisions of sections 1, 2, and 3 of the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the further development of vocational education in the several States and Territories”, approved June 8, 1936, $400,000.

Cooperative vocational rehabilitation of persons disabled in industry: For an additional amount for carrying out the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation of persons disabled in industry", approved June 2, 1920, as amended, $319,500.

Approved, October 9, 1940.

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