B-12473, OCTOBER 2, 1940, 20 COMP. GEN. 185

B-12473: Oct 2, 1940

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ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE COST OF FELLOWSHIPS IN PUBLIC HEALTH AWARDED TO STUDENTS FROM THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS. MAY BE CHARGED TO THE FISCAL YEAR APPROPRIATION CURRENT AND AVAILABLE AT THE TIME THE FELLOWSHIP IS AWARDED EVEN THOUGH THE FELLOWSHIP EXTENDS INTO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR. THE AVAILABLE APPROPRIATION CURRENT AT THE TIME SUCH EXTENSION IS EFFECTIVE IS THE ONE CHARGEABLE WITH THE EXPENSES INCIDENT TO THE EXTENSION. 1940: I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 20. A COPY OF WHICH IS ENCLOSED. TO GOVERN ALL TRAVEL EXPENSES AND PER DIEM WHICH ARE TO BE EXPENDED FROM THE ABOVE APPROPRIATION AND THOSE REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THIS DEPARTMENT. THERE ARE ALSO ENCLOSED FOR YOUR INFORMATION COPIES OF THE ADMINISTRATOR'S LETTER OF AUGUST 26 AND SEPTEMBER 19.

B-12473, OCTOBER 2, 1940, 20 COMP. GEN. 185

EXPENSES OF FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED TO STUDENTS OF AMERICAN REPUBLICS - APPROPRIATION AVAILABILITY, ETC. THE APPROPRIATION FOR COOPERATION WITH THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS CONTAINED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPROPRIATION ACT, 1941, AND THE SECOND DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT, 1940, ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE COST OF FELLOWSHIPS IN PUBLIC HEALTH AWARDED TO STUDENTS FROM THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, TUITION AND PER DIEM IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE. THE ENTIRE EXPENSE INCIDENT TO A FELLOWSHIP AWARDED TO A STUDENT OF ONE OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS PURSUANT TO THE ACT OF AUGUST 9, 1939, MAY BE CHARGED TO THE FISCAL YEAR APPROPRIATION CURRENT AND AVAILABLE AT THE TIME THE FELLOWSHIP IS AWARDED EVEN THOUGH THE FELLOWSHIP EXTENDS INTO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR, BUT SHOULD A FELLOWSHIP BE EXTENDED BEYOND THE PERIOD FOR WHICH ORIGINALLY AWARDED, THE AVAILABLE APPROPRIATION CURRENT AT THE TIME SUCH EXTENSION IS EFFECTIVE IS THE ONE CHARGEABLE WITH THE EXPENSES INCIDENT TO THE EXTENSION.

ACTING COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELLIOTT TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE, OCTOBER 2, 1940:

I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 20, 1940, AS FOLLOWS:

THE SECOND DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT, 1940 ( PUBLIC NO. 668, 76TH CONGRESS) CARRIES AN APPROPRIATION OF $250,000 FOR COOPERATION WITH THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS OF WHICH AMOUNT THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL OF SEPTEMBER 11, 1940, TO TRANSFER AN ITEM OF $20,000 FOR THE USE OF THE FEDERAL SECURITY AGENCY TO CARRY OUT THEIR PROGRAM.

IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSUMMATION OF THE FEDERAL SECURITY AGENCY'S PROPOSED PROJECTS THAT AGENCY HAS DRAFTED A SET OF REGULATIONS AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE STANDARDIZED GOVERNMENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, A COPY OF WHICH IS ENCLOSED, TO GOVERN ALL TRAVEL EXPENSES AND PER DIEM WHICH ARE TO BE EXPENDED FROM THE ABOVE APPROPRIATION AND THOSE REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THIS DEPARTMENT. THERE ARE ALSO ENCLOSED FOR YOUR INFORMATION COPIES OF THE ADMINISTRATOR'S LETTER OF AUGUST 26 AND SEPTEMBER 19, 1940, AND A COPY OF A MEMORANDUM WHICH ACCOMPANIED THE REGULATIONS.

THE ENCLOSED DATA ARE SELF EXPLANATORY AND IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED IF YOU WOULD INFORM ME IF THE REGULATIONS MEET WITH YOUR APPROVAL AND WHETHER THE ENTIRE EXPENSES INCIDENT TO A FELLOWSHIP WILL BE CHARGEABLE TO THE FISCAL-YEAR APPROPRIATION CURRENT AT THE TIME THE FELLOWSHIP IS AWARDED EVEN THOUGH THE TERM OF THE FELLOWSHIP EXTENDS INTO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR. I SHOULD ALSO APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WILL INDICATE IN YOUR DECISION WHETHER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE PAYABLE FROM THE APPROPRIATED FUNDS:

(A) PAYMENT OF TRAVEL PER DIEM TO THE STUDENTS DURING THE ENTIRE PERIOD

OF STUDIES IN THE UNITED STATES, AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 4,

PARAGRAPH (B) OF THE REGULATIONS FOR FELLOWSHIPS.

(B) PAYMENT OF TUITION, FEES, AND OTHER ACADEMIC EXPENDITURES TO THE

STUDENTS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 4, PARAGRAPH (C) OF THE REGULATIONS

FOR FELLOWSHIPS.

THE PREAMBLE AND SECTIONS 4 AND 5 OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION GOVERNING THE AWARD OF FELLOWSHIPS IN THE SCIENCES RELATED TO PUBLIC HEALTH ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATIONS AVAILABLE, FELLOWSHIPS IN THE SCIENCES RELATED TO PUBLIC HEALTH WILL BE AWARDED TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FROM THE OTHER AMERICAN REPUBLICS BY THE UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE IN COOPERATION WITH THE PAN AMERICAN SANITARY BUREAU, PURSUANT TO THE FOLLOWING AUTHORITY AND OFFICIAL RECOMMENDATIONS:

(A) PUBLIC, NO. 355, 76TH CONGRESS, APPROVED AUGUST 9, 1939,AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT TO UTILIZE THE SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES, AND INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF RENDERING CLOSER AND MORE EFFECTIVE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS. (SEE RESOLUTION NO. 81 ADOPTED AT THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN STATES HELD AT LIMA, PERU, DECEMBER 9 -27, 1938, RECOMMENDING SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH BY INSTITUTES, LABORATORIES, AND MEN OF SCIENCE OFFICIALLY RECOMMENDED BY THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT);

(B) PUBLIC, NO. 668, 76TH CONGRESS, APPROVED JUNE 27, 1940, APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR TRAVEL EXPENSES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDARDIZED GOVERNMENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS AND THE ACT OF JUNE 3, 1926, AS AMENDED, OF CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE OTHER AMERICAN REPUBLICS SELECTED AS PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS;

(C) ARTICLE NO. 59 OF THE PAN AMERICAN SANITARY CONVENTION AT HABANA, NOVEMBER 14, 1924, 44 STAT. 2041 ( PAN AMERICAN SANITARY CODE), AUTHORIZING THE PAN AMERICAN SANITARY BUREAU TO TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS TO BRING ABOUT THE EXCHANGE OF PROFESSORS, MEDICAL AND HEALTH OFFICERS, EXPERTS OR ADVISERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH, FOR THE PURPOSE OF MUTUAL AID AND ADVANCEMENT IN THE PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS;

(D) RESOLUTION OF THE SECOND PAN AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF NATIONAL DIRECTORS OF HEALTH ( WASHINGTON, APRIL 20-25, 1931) UNDER THE HEADING OF HEALTH EDUCATION, RECOMMENDING THAT FELLOWSHIPS BE INSTITUTED TO AID IN TRAINING HEALTH WORKERS AND THE FURNISHING OF POST-GRADUATE COURSES TO SUCH WORKERS;

(E) REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE PRESIDENT UNDER DATE OF NOVEMBER 10, 1938, BY THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON COOPERATION WITH THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS, RECOMMENDING THE AWARD OF FELLOWSHIPS IN THE FIELDS OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO QUALIFIED STUDENTS FROM OTHER AMERICAN REPUBLICS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AND THE PAN AMERICAN SANITARY BUREAU.

FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED UNDER THE FOLLOWING:

REGULATIONS

SEC. 4. BENEFITS.--- APPLICANTS AWARDED FELLOWSHIPS MAY BE ENTITLED TO ANY ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS WHEN AUTHORIZED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE PAN AMERICAN SANITARY BUREAU:

(A) TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES FROM THE HOME OF THE APPLICANT TO THE PLACE OR PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES WHERE THE STUDIES OR RESEARCH ARE TO BE PURSUED, AND RETURN TO THE HOME OF THE APPLICANT, INCLUDING TRAVEL VIA WASHINGTON, D.C., EN ROUTE TO THE PLACE OF STUDY OR RESEARCH AND/OR FROM THE PLACE OF STUDY OR RESEARCH TO WASHINGTON, D.C., AND RETURN TO THAT PLACE, IF NECESSARY FOR CONSULTATION WITH REFERENCE TO ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FELLOWSHIP, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARDIZED GOVERNMENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS AND THE ACT OF JUNE 3, 1926, AS AMENDED, IN WHICH CONNECTION CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT MAY BE MADE ONLY FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

RAIL: FIRST-CLASS FARE. IF TRAVEL IS PERFORMED ON AN EXTRA-FARE TRAIN, EXPENSES IN EXCESS OF THE FIRST-CLASS FARE MUST BE BORNE BY THE TRAVELER. NO RECEIPTS ARE NECESSARY.

PULLMAN: LOWER BERTH OR PARLOR-CAR SEAT. NO RECEIPTS ARE NECESSARY IF GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS ARE USED. IF PURCHASED WITH CASH THE PULLMAN STUB MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE REIMBURSEMENT VOUCHER.

STEAMER: NOT EXCEEDING THE LOWEST MINIMUM FIRST-CLASS FARE OF THE SHIP ON WHICH THE TRAVEL IS PERFORMED. AMERICAN VESSELS MUST BE USED IF AVAILABLE. (SECTION 601 OF THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT OF MAY 22, 1928.) RECEIPTS ARE NECESSARY.

AIRPLANE: TRANSPORTATION BY AIR WILL BE ALLOWED REGARDLESS OF THE COST WHEN AUTHORIZED BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIAL. WHEN AIR TRAVEL HAS NOT BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED, THE TRAVELER MAY PROCEED BY AIR WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT HE MAY CLAIM REIMBURSEMENT THEREFOR ONLY IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING WHAT IT WOULD HAVE COST HAD THE TRAVEL BEEN PERFORMED BY PUBLIC CONVEYANCE OVER LAND OR WATER. NO RECEIPTS ARE NECESSARY.

TAXICAB: AT THE BEGINNING AND TERMINATION OF THE JOURNEY AND AT ALL POINTS WHERE A CHANGE OF CONVEYANCE IS NECESSARY WHILE IN A DIRECT TRAVEL STATUS. NO RECEIPTS ARE NECESSARY.

EXCESS BAGGAGE CHARGES: FOR PERSONAL EFFECTS (NOT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE) WHICH ARE NOT CARRIED FREE BY THE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. RECEIPTS ARE NECESSARY AND THEY SHOULD INDICATE THAT THE TRAVELER HAS AVAILED HIMSELF OF THE FREE ALLOWANCE IF SUCH AN ALLOWANCE IS GRANTED.

DRAYAGE OR TRANSFER OF BAGGAGE: FOR THE HANDLING OF THE PERSONAL EFFECTS FROM THE HOME TO THE STATION OR DOCK, ET CETERA. RECEIPTS ARE NOT NECESSARY BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IF POSSIBLE. CHARGES BY PORTERS FOR HANDLING THE BAGS OR BAGGAGE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

TIPS AND GRATUITOUS FEES: WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED.

IN ALL CASES ROUND-TRIP TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IF POSSIBLE. IN THE EVENT THE RETURN PORTION OF THE TICKET CANNOT BE USED, IT SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE FOR COLLECTION.

(B) PER DIEM IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE AT NOT TO EXCEED THE FOLLOWING RATES: $6.00 OVERLAND OR BY AIR OUTSIDE OF THE CONTINENTAL LIMITS OF THE UNITED STATES, $2.50 ON VESSELS, AND $5.00 IN THE UNITED STATES, THE LATTER PAYABLE BOTH DURING TRAVEL, INCLUDING ANY TIME NECESSARILY SPENT AT WASHINGTON ON CONSULTATION REGARDING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FELLOWSHIP, AND DURING THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF STUDIES OR RESEARCH AT THE ORGANIZATION, INSTITUTION, OR EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT CHOSEN.

(C) OTHER EXPENSES IN CONNECTION WITH THE FELLOWSHIP, INCLUDING ENROLLMENT FEES, TUITION, MEDICAL AND INFIRMARY FEES, LABORATORY FEES, COST OF TEXTBOOKS, AND RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT, PAYABLE TO THE INSTITUTION PERSON, FIRM, OR CORPORATION THAT MAY HAVE RENDERED THE SERVICES OR FURNISHED THE SUPPLIES. SUCH EXPENSES MAY BE BILLED DIRECTLY TO THE SURGEON GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AND SHALL BEAR THE SIGNATURE OF THE FELLOW RECEIVING THE SERVICES OR SUPPLIES. HOWEVER, SHOULD THAT PROCEDURE NOT BE ACCEPTABLE THE FELLOW PERSONALLY MAY PAY THE BILL AND RENDER AN APPROPRIATE ACCOUNT TO THE SURGEON GENERAL.

NO PROVISION IS MADE FOR DEPENDENTS.

SEC. 5. DURATION OF FELLOWSHIPS.--- FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PERIODS OF VARYING LENGTH, NOT EXCEEDING ONE SCHOOL YEAR OR TWELVE MONTHS OF ACTUAL STUDIES OR RESEARCH. FELLOWSHIPS MAY BE EXTENDED BEYOND THESE PERIODS UPON RECOMMENDATION OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE PAN AMERICAN SANITARY BUREAU AND SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF APPROPRIATIONS.

PUBLIC, NO. 335, SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, APPROVED AUGUST 9, 1939, 53 STAT. 1290, REFERRED TO THEREIN, PROVIDES IN SECTION 1 AS FOLLOWS:

THAT IN ORDER TO RENDER CLOSER AND MORE EFFECTIVE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED, SUBJECT TO SUCH APPROPRIATIONS AS ARE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE PURPOSE, TO UTILIZE THE SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES, AND INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT IN CARRYING OUT THE RECIPROCAL UNDERTAKINGS AND COOPERATIVE PURPOSES ENUNCIATED IN THE TREATIES, RESOLUTIONS, DECLARATIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS SIGNED BY ALL OF THE TWENTY-ONE AMERICAN REPUBLICS AT THE INTER-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF PEACE HELD AT BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, IN 1936, AND AT THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN STATES HELD AT LIMA, PERU, IN 1938.

REPORTS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES WHICH CONSIDERED THE BILL (H. REPT. NO. 508 AND S. REPT. NO. 608, 76TH CONG., ST SESS.) SHOW THAT THE BILL WAS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE COOPERATION WITH THE OTHER AMERICAN REPUBLICS BY AUTHORIZING, SUBJECT TO THE MAKING OF APPROPRIATIONS, THE CARRYING INTO EFFECT OF A CONCRETE PROGRAM INTENDED TO RENDER CLOSER AND MORE EFFECTIVE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE OTHER AMERICAN REPUBLICS. ONE OF THE POINTS OF THE PROGRAM IS EXPRESSLY SHOWN THEREIN AS BEING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FELLOWSHIPS IN PUBLIC HEALTH FOR STUDENTS FROM THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS, SUCH FELLOWSHIPS TO INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION, TUITION, TEXTBOOKS AND MAINTENANCE.

THE APPROPRIATION FOR COOPERATION WITH THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS AS CONTAINED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPROPRIATION ACT, 1941, 54 STAT. 192, IS AS FOLLOWS:

SALARIES AND EXPENSES: FOR ALL EXPENSES NECESSARY TO ENABLE THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THE ACT ENTITLED,"AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PRESIDENT TO RENDER CLOSER AND MORE EFFECTIVE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS," APPROVED AUGUST 9, 1939, AND TO SUPPLEMENT APPROPRIATIONS AVAILABLE FOR CARRYING OUT OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW AUTHORIZING RELATED ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING PERSONAL SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; NOT TO EXCEED $45,000 FOR PRINTING AND BINDING; STENOGRAPHIC REPORTING, TRANSLATING, AND OTHER SERVICES BY CONTRACT, WITHOUT REGARD TO SECTION 3709 OF THE REVISED STATUTES (41 U.S.C. 5); EXPENSES OF ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS OR CONVENTIONS OF SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS CONCERNED WITH THE FURTHERANCE OF THE PURPOSES HEREOF; HIRE, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF MOTOR-PROPELLED PASSENGER-CARRYING VEHICLES; AND PURCHASE OF BOOKS OF REFERENCE AND PERIODICALS, $120,500; AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT, TO TRANSFER TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES, AND INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR EXPENDITURE IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN THE OTHER AMERICAN REPUBLICS NOT EXCEEDING THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS, RESPECTIVELY: CIVIL AERONAUTICS AUTHORITY, $2,500; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, FOR THE COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY, $15,000; FEDERAL SECURITY AGENCY FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, INCLUDING NOT TO EXCEED TWO ADDITIONAL REGULAR ACTIVE COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, $25,000, AND THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION, $10,000; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, FOR THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, $18,000, AND THE BUREAU OF FISHERIES, $10,000.

THE SAID APPROPRIATION WAS SUPPLEMENTED BY THE SECOND DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT, 1940, 54 STAT. 651, AS FOLLOWS:

SALARIES AND EXPENSES: FOR AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT FOR SALARIES AND EXPENSES, COOPERATION WITH THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS, FISCAL YEAR 1941, INCLUDING THE OBJECTS SPECIFIED UNDER THIS HEAD IN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPROPRIATION ACT, 1941, AND INCLUDING ALSO THE RECORDING AND SOUND- TRACKING OF MOTION PICTURES; TRAVELING EXPENSES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARDIZED GOVERNMENT TRAVEL REGULATIONS AND THE ACT OF JUNE 3, 1926, AS AMENDED, OF CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE OTHER AMERICAN REPUBLICS SELECTED AS PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS; TRAVELING EXPENSES OF MEMBERS OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2, OF THE ACT OF AUGUST 9, 1939 (53 STAT. 1290;) AND NOT EXCEEDING $10,000 ADDITIONAL FOR PRINTING AND BINDING, $250,000; AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT, TO TRANSFER TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES, AND INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR EXPENDITURE IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN OTHER AMERICAN REPUBLICS NOT EXCEEDING THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS, RESPECTIVELY: FEDERAL SECURITY AGENCY FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, $20,000; DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, FOR THE CHILDREN'S BUREAU, $7,500, AND THE WOMEN'S BUREAU, $5,000; CIVIL AERONAUTICS AUTHORITY, $20,000; SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, $28,500; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR THE TRAVEL BUREAU, $12,500, FOR THE BUREAU OF FISHERIES, $5,000, AND FOR THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, $25,000; DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, FOR THE COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY, $9,000; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, $18,500; TARIFF COMMISSION, $5,000.

THE HEARINGS BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPROPRIATION ACT, 1941, CONTAIN REFERENCES TO THE FELLOWSHIPS UNDER DISCUSSION AND IT IS CLEARLY INDICATED THEREIN THAT SUCH FELLOWSHIPS ARE INTENDED TO INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION, TUITION, MAINTENANCE, TEXTBOOKS, ETC.

IN VIEW OF THE FOREGOING AND HAVING REGARD FOR THE PROGRAM INTENDED TO BE CARRIED OUT, AS EVIDENCED BY THE ACT OF AUGUST 9, 1939, FUNDS HAVING BEEN MADE AVAILABLE THEREFOR IN THE SUBSEQUENT APPROPRIATION ACTS, QUOTED ABOVE, THIS OFFICE IS NOT REQUIRED TO OBJECT TO CHARGING THE APPROPRIATIONS INVOLVED WITH THE COST OF SUCH FELLOWSHIPS, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, TUITION, MAINTENANCE, ETC., IN THE MANNER PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH 4 OF THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS IN QUESTION. THAT IS TO SAY, POINTS (A) AND (B) IN YOUR LETTER ARE ANSWERED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE.

WITH RESPECT TO YOUR QUESTION AS TO WHETHER THE ENTIRE EXPENSES INCIDENT TO A FELLOWSHIP MAY BE CHARGED TO THE FISCAL-YEAR APPROPRIATION CURRENT AND AVAILABLE AT THE TIME THE FELLOWSHIP IS AWARDED, WHEN THE FELLOWSHIP EXTENDS INTO THE SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR, YOU ARE INFORMED, LIKEWISE, THAT THIS OFFICE WILL NOT OBJECT TO SUCH PRACTICE, IT APPEARING THAT THE AWARD OF THE FELLOWSHIP FIXES A DEFINITE OBLIGATION UPON THE UNITED STATES, AGAINST THE APPROPRIATION CURRENT AND AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE AWARD. HOWEVER, SHOULD A FELLOWSHIP BE EXTENDED, AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 5 OF THE REGULATIONS, THE AVAILABLE APPROPRIATION CURRENT AT THE TIME SUCH EXTENSION IS EFFECTIVE, RATHER THAN THE APPROPRIATION AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF THE ORIGINAL AWARD, IS THE ONE CHARGEABLE WITH THE EXPENSES INCIDENT TO THE EXTENSION.

THIS OFFICE IS NOT REQUIRED TO OBJECT AT THIS TIME TO THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS SUBMITTED WITH YOUR LETTER BUT THERE IS CALLED TO YOUR ATTENTION FOR CORRECTION THE REFERENCE TO "SECTION 601 OF THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT OF 1928" APPEARING UNDER THE SUBHEADING " STEAMER" OF SECTION 4 (A). THE CITED SECTION HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY SECTION 901 OF THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT OF 1936, 49 STAT. 2015.