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BULLETIN WAR DEPARTMENT,
Act of Congress—Army appropriations.—The following act of Congress making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1921, and for other purposes, is published to the Army for the information and guidance of all concerned. For convenience it is printed herein in two parts—Part I, Appropriations, and Part II, General Legislation.
An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1921, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Army for the year ending June 30, 1921:
SECRETARY OF WAR.
For all contingent expenses of the Army not otherwise provided for and embracing all branches of the military service, including the office of the Chief of Staff; for all emergencies and extraordinary expenses, including the employment of translators and exclusive of all other personal services in the War Department or any of its subordinate bureaus or offices at Washington, District of Columbia, or in the Army at large, but impossible to be anticipated or classified; to be expended on the approval and authority of the Secretary of War, and for such purposes as he may deem proper, including the payment of a per diem allowance not to exceed $4, in lieu of subsistence, to employees of the War Department traveling on official business outside of the District of Columbia and away from their designated posts, $300,000: Provided, That not to exceed $250,000 of the money herein appropriated shall be expended for the payment of salaries of civilian employees connected with the sale of war supplies and the adjustment of war contracts and claims: Provided further, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, to sell
to any State or foreign Government with which the United States is at peace at the time of the passage of this Act, upon such terms as he may deem expedient, any matériel, supplies, or equipment pertaining to the Military Establishment, except foodstuffs, as, or may hereafter be found to be surplus, which are not needed for military purposes and for which there is no adequate domestic market: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated or made available under this Act shall be used for the payment of any salary in excess of $12,000 per annum to any civilian employee in the War Department.
GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE.
For expenses of the General Staff College, being for the purchase of the necessary stationery; typewriters and exchange of same ; office, toilet, and desk furniture; textbooks, books of reference, scientific and professional papers and periodicals; printing and binding; maps; police utensils: the necessary fuel for heating the General Staff College Building and for lighting the building and grounds; employment of temporary technical or special services and expenses of special lectures; and for all other absolutely necessary expenses, including $25 per month additional to regular compensation to chief clerk for superintendence of the General Staff College Building; also for pay of a chief engineer at $1,400, an assistant engineer at $1,000, a carpenter at $1,000, four firemen at $720 each, an elevator conductor at $720; in all, $25,000.
CoNTINGENCIES, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIVISION, of FICE of CHIEF or starr.
For contingent expenses of the Military Intelligence Division, General Staff Corps, including the purchase of law books, professional books of reference; subscription to newspapers and periodicals; drafting and messenger service; and of the military attachés at the United States embassies and legations abroad; the cost of special instruction at home and abroad, and in maintenance of students and attachés; and for such other purposes as the Secretary of War may deem proper; to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War, $300,000: Provided, That section 3648, Revised Statutes, shall not apply to subscription for foreign and professional newspapers and periodicals to be paid for from this appropriation.
ExPENSES, MILITARY OBSERVERS ABROAD.
For the actual and necessary expenses of officers of the Army on duty abroad for the purpose of observing operations of armies of foreign States at war, to be paid upon certificates of the Secretary of War that the expenditures were necessary for obtaining military information, $25,000.
To provide means for the theoretical and practical instruction at the Army Service Schools (including the General Staff School, the School of the Line, and the Signal Corps School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the Army Field Service School and Correspondence School for Medical Officers, at Washington, District of Columbia, the Cavalry School at Fort Riley, Kansas, the Field Artillery Schools at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and at Camp Zachary Taylor or Camp Knox, Kentucky, and for the Infantry School at Camp Benning, Georgia) by the purchase of textbooks, books of reference, scientific and professional papers, the purchase of modern instruments and material for the theoretical and practical instruction, employment of temporary, technical, or special services, and for all absolutely necessary expenses, to be allotted in such proportion as may, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, be for the best interests of the military service. Not exceeding $400 per month may be used for the payment of $100 per month each to a translator at the Army Service Schools, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the Infantry School, Camp Benning, Georgia, and the Cavalry School, Fort Riley, Kansas, to be appointed by the commandants of the schools named, with the approval of the Secretary of War, $100,000.
FIELD ARTILLERY ACTIVITIES.
To provide means for the theoretical and practical instruction in Field Artillery activities at the three brigade firing centers at Fort Sill. Oklahoma, Camp Bragg, North Carolina, and Camp Knox, Kentucky, by the purchase of modern instruments and material for theoretical and practical instruction, for the tuition of officers detailed as students at civil educational institutions, and for all other necessary expenses, to be allotted in such proportion as may, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, be for the best interests of the service, $6,000.
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL's DEPARTMENT.
coxTINGENCIES, HEADQUARTERS OF MILITARY DEPARTMENTS, AND SO FORTH.
For contingent expenses at the headquarters of the several territorial departments, armies, territorial districts, tactical corps, divisions, and brigades, including the Staff Corps serving thereat, being for the purchase of the necessary articles of office, toilet, and desk furniture, stationery, ice, and potable water for office use when necessary, binding, maps, technical books of reference, professional and technical newspapers and periodicals, payment for which may be made in advance, and police utensils, to be allotted by the Secretary of War, and to be
expended in the discretion of the commanding officers of the several military departments, districts, armies, and tactical commands, $9,000.
COMPLETION AND PRESERVATION OF THE SELECTIVE SERVICE RECORDS AND THE PREPARATION OF STATEMENTS OF SERVICE For ADJUTANTS GENERAL OF STATES.
The unexpended balance of the $3,500,000, reappropriated in the Army Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1920, approved July 11, 1919, for the completion, preservation, and transportation of the records pertaining to the draft under the Act entitled “An Act to authorize the President to increase temporarily the Military Establishment of the United States,” approved May 18, 1917, including the employment of the necessary clerical and other help for duty in the office of The Adjutant General of the Army in connection with the arrangement, operation, and maintenance of the files of those records, and for the employment of clerical help required to furnish to the adjutants general of the several States statements of service of all persons from those States who entered the military service during the war with Germany, is hereby reappropriated and made available for the fiscal year 1921, for all expenses, including the employment of clerical and other help in the office of The Adjutant General of the Army, necessary for the completion and preservation of the selective-service records and the completion of the work of furnishing statements of service to adjutants general of States: Provided, That this appropriation shall be disbursed by such officer as may be designated by the Secretary of War for the purpose.
CHIEF of CoAST ARTILLERY.
For incidental expenses of the school, including chemicals, stationery, printing, and binding; hardware; materials; cost of special instruction of officers detailed as instructors; employment of temporary, technical, or special services; extra-duty pay to soldiers necessarily employed for periods not less than ten days as artificers on work in addition to and not strictly in line with their military duties, such as carpenters, blacksmiths, draftsmen, printers, lithographers, photographers, engine drivers, telegraph operators, teamsters, wheelwrights, masons, machinists, painters, overseers, laborers; for office furniture and fixtures, machinery, motor trucks, and unforeseen expenses,
11,600. $ For purchase of engines, generators, motors, machines, measuring instruments, special apparatus, and materials for the division of enlisted specialists, $10,540.
For purchase of special apparatus and materials and for experimental purposes for the department of artillery and land defense, $1,500.