A-90109, DECEMBER 2, 1937, 17 COMP. GEN. 459

A-90109: Dec 2, 1937

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IS AVAILABLE FOR THE PURCHASE FOR FIELD USE. YOU REQUEST TO BE INFORMED WHETHER PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED. THE PUBLICATION IS DESCRIBED IN THE INVOICE ATTACHED TO THE VOUCHER AS A "MONTHLY REVISED UNIT OF CORPORATION RECORDS. IS DATED JULY 22. ISSUE WILL NEVER AGAIN BE NECESSARY.'. FROM THE FOREGOING IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THIS IS A MONTHLY PUBLICATION WHICH PROPERLY MAY BE CLASSIFIED AS A PERIODICAL TO BE USED AS A BOOK OF REFERENCE. PERIODICALS FOR THE USE OF ANY EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENTS AT THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE PURCHASE OF A PERIODICAL FOR FIELD USE. 3 COMP. WHICH IS RETURNED. NOTWITHSTANDING THAT THE PAYMENT WILL BE IN ADVANCE OF THE COMPLETE DELIVERY OF THE PUBLICATION THEREIN CALLED FOR.

A-90109, DECEMBER 2, 1937, 17 COMP. GEN. 459

PAYMENTS - ADVANCE - SUBSCRIPTION TO "STANDARD CORPORATION RECORDS" - ARMY AIR CORPS FIELD SERVICE THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE AIR CORPS, ARMY, 1938, SPECIFICALLY PROVIDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF TEXTBOOKS, BOOKS OF REFERENCE, SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS, ETC., IS AVAILABLE FOR THE PURCHASE FOR FIELD USE, AND PAYMENT IN ADVANCE OF COMPLETE DELIVERY OF STANDARD CORPORATION RECORDS, A MONTHLY PUBLICATION WHICH PROPERLY MAY BE CLASSIFIED AS A PERIODICAL TO BE USED AS A BOOK OF REFERENCE WITHIN THE EXCEPTION PROVIDED BY THE ACT OF JUNE 12, 1930, 46 STAT. 580, FROM THE PROHIBITION IN SECTION 3648, REVISED STATUTES, AGAINST ADVANCE PAYMENTS; THE RESTRICTION IN SECTION 3 OF ACT OF MARCH 15, 1898, 30 STAT. 316, AGAINST THE PURCHASE OF LAW BOOKS, BOOKS OF REFERENCE, AND PERIODICALS FOR THE USE OF ANY EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OR OTHER GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENT AT THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT NOT BEING APPLICABLE TO THE PURCHASE OF A PERIODICAL FOR FIELD USE.

ACTING COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELLIOTT TO CAPTAIN JOHN F. CONNELL, UNITED STATES ARMY, DECEMBER 2, 1937:

YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 12, 1937, FORWARDED VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF THE STANDARD STATISTICS CO., C., FOR $72, IN PAYMENT OF A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE PUBLICATION STANDARD CORPORATION RECORDS, FOR THE LIBRARY, ARMY AERONAUTICAL MUSEUM AT DAYTON, OHIO. YOU REQUEST TO BE INFORMED WHETHER PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED.

THE PUBLICATION IS DESCRIBED IN THE INVOICE ATTACHED TO THE VOUCHER AS A "MONTHLY REVISED UNIT OF CORPORATION RECORDS--- 12 MOS. TO JUNE 17/38, $72.00.' THE SAMPLE COPY FORWARDED WITH YOUR SUBMISSION CONTAINS INFORMATION REGARDING THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF CORPORATIONS ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY, IS DATED JULY 22, 1937, AND CONTAINS ON THE FRONT PAGE A STATEMENT THAT "THIS GUIDE AND INDEX CONTAINS ALL NECESSARY REFERENCE AND INFORMATION TO DATE OF REVISION, JUNE 30, 1937, SO THAT REFERENCE TO THE JUNE 22, 1937, ISSUE WILL NEVER AGAIN BE NECESSARY.'

FROM THE FOREGOING IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THIS IS A MONTHLY PUBLICATION WHICH PROPERLY MAY BE CLASSIFIED AS A PERIODICAL TO BE USED AS A BOOK OF REFERENCE. THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE AIR CORPS, ARMY, 1938, ACT OF JULY 1, 1937, PUBLIC, 176, SPECIFICALLY PROVIDES FOR TEXTBOOKS, BOOKS OF REFERENCE, SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS, AND STATION LIBRARIES.

THE RESTRICTION IN SECTION 3 OF THE ACT OF MARCH 15, 1898, 30 STAT. 316, AGAINST THE PURCHASE OF LAW BOOKS, BOOKS OF REFERENCE, AND PERIODICALS FOR THE USE OF ANY EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENTS AT THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE PURCHASE OF A PERIODICAL FOR FIELD USE. 3 COMP. GEN. 977. THE ACT OF JUNE 12, 1930, 46 STAT. 580, EXCEPTS SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR PERIODICALS FROM THE PROHIBITION AGAINST ADVANCE PAYMENT FOUND IN SECTION 3648, REVISED STATUTES, A-61085, MAY 10, 1935.

ACCORDINGLY, THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE AIR CORPS, ARMY, WOULD APPEAR TO BE AVAILABLE FOR PAYMENT ON THE VOUCHER, WHICH IS RETURNED, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT THE PAYMENT WILL BE IN ADVANCE OF THE COMPLETE DELIVERY OF THE PUBLICATION THEREIN CALLED FOR.