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For department of English and history: For purchase of stationery, books, and so forth, $1,500.

For a course of lectures for the more complete instruction of cadets, $1,200.,

For the maintenance of one automobile truck, $300.

MISCELLANEOU'S ITEMS AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES.

For commercial periodicals, stationery, and so forth, for the office of the treasurer United States Military Academy, $710.

For gas, coal, oil, candles, and so forth, for operating the gas plant, $15,000.

For the installation of new benches in gas plant, $4,000.

For water pipe, plumbing, and repairs, $8,000, of which $1,000 shall be immediately available.

For material and labor for cleaning and policing public buildings, $6,620.

For supplies for recitation rooms not otherwise provided for and for renewing and repairing furniture in same, $1,000.

For installation of motor, grates, and blower in heating plant of Memorial Hall, $1,050.

Increase and expense of library, $7,200.

For contingent funds, to be expended under the direction of the academic board: For instruments, books, repairs to apparatus, and other incidental expenses not otherwise provided for, $500: Provided, That all technical and scientific supplies for the departments of instruction of the Military Academy shall be purchased by contract or otherwise, as the Secretary of War may deem best.

For the purchase of instruments for the band and repairs to same, $1,500.

For the purchase of machinery and equipment for new dry cleaning, sterilizing, and disinfecting plant, and for the installation of same, to be expended without advertising, $12,000.

For repairs and improvements to the laundry machinery, and so forth, which may be expended without advertising, and to be immediately available, $35,000.

For the repair and purchase of cooking utensils, chairs, and so forth, cadet mess, to be expended without advertising, to be immediately available, $3,000.

For the policing of barracks and bathhouses, $25,000.

For supplying light and plain furniture to cadets' barracks, $20,000.

For the purchase and repair of cocoa matting for the aisleways in the stables of the riding hall, $300.

For the maintenance of one automobile truck of the Ford type, $250.

For maintaining the children's school, and so forth, $6,270.

For purchase and repair of fire-extinguishing apparatus, $1,000.

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For maintaining and improving grounds of post cemetery, $2,000.

For continuing the construction of breast-high wall in dangerous places, $1,000.

For broken stone and gravel for roads, $10,000.

For repairs of boilers, engines, dynamos, motors, and so forth, cadet mess, to be expended without advertising, to be immediately available, $6,500.

For the repair and improvement of cadet polo field, $600.

For waterproofing the post headquarters, bachelor, gymnasium, and other large buildings, $2,000.

For care and maintenance of organ in cadet chapel. $250.

For general repairs to the buildings of the Coast Artillery fire-control system, $100.

For material and labor for repair of Field Artillery target range, $500.

For repair and upkeep of stable Numbered four, and corral, and installing watering troughs, $1,000.

For repairs to skylights in riding hall and stopping leaks around same, $300.

For labor and material for construction of new dry cleaning, sterilizing, and disinfecting building, $18,000.

For completion of eight sets married officers' quarters, authorized in the Military Academy Appropriation Act for 1919, approved June 27, 1918, to be immediately available, $20,000.

For completion of twenty sets of bachelor officers' quarters, authorized in the Military Academy Appropriation Act for 1919, approved June 27, 1918, to be immediately available, $20,000.

For remodeling old cadet hospital, extension steam tunnels, water, sewer, and electric systeins, excavation, grading, roads, quảrrying stone for new cadet hospital, and miscellaneous ex. penses, to be immediately available, $75,000.

The Secretary of War is hereby directed to turn over to the United States Military Academy without expense all such surplus material as may be available and necessary for the construction of temporary buildings; also, surplus tools and matériel for use in the instruction of cadets at the academy : Provided, That to cover the cost of labor in the construction of such temporary buildings there is hereby appropriated the sum of $10,000.

The amount, $10,000, for enlarging elevator shaft and installing elevator from basement to second floor (cadet hospital), appropriated in the Military Academy Appropriation Act for 1920, approved March 4, 1919, shall remain available until expended.

For the purpose of accounting only, all funds hereinbefore appropriated under the titles “ Current and ordinary expenses,' “ Miscellaneous items and incidental expenses," and "Buildings and grounds," shall be disbursed and accounted for by the disbursing officer, United States Military Academy, as “Maintenance, United States Military Academy," and for that purpose shall constitute one fund.

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MISCELLANEOUS.

Course of instruction : The course of instruction at the United States Military Academy shall be four years: Provided, That any person heretofore nominated in accordance with regulations, for appointment to fill a vacancy which would have resulted from the graduation of a cadet during the present year, may be so appointed notwithstanding the retention of such cadet at the academy : Provided further, That any cadet now at the academy may at his option, exercised prior to June 11, 1920, continue at the academy one additional year and postpone thereby his prospective graduation, and cadets not electing so to prolong their course shall be graduated in the years assigned to their respective classes prior to the passage of this Act.

Amendment to section 1318, Revised Statutes relating to appointments: That section 1318, Revised Statutes, be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows: "Appointees shall be admitted to the academy only between the ages of seventeen and twenty-two years, except in the following case: That during the calendar years 1919, 1920, and 1921 any appointee who has served honorably and faithfully not less than one year in the armed forces of the United States or allied armies in the late war with Germany, and who possesses the other qualifications required by law, may be admitted between the ages of seventeen and twenty-four years: Provided, That whenever any member of the graduating class shall fail to complete the course with his class by reason of sickness, or deficiency in his studies, or other cause, such failure shall not operate to delay the admission of his successor.”

Hotel at West Point: That the paragraph of the Military Academy Appropriation Act for 1920, approved March 4, 1919, relating to the erection of a hotel building at West Point, New York, be, and is hereby, amended to read as follows:

“That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to lease land on the United States Military Reservation at West Point, for a term of not exceeding fifty years, to any corporation, company, or individual, upon which to erect a hotel, and all other necessary buildings in connection therewith, in accordance with plans and specifications submitted to and recommended by the Superintendent of the Military Academy, and approved by the Secretary of War. Said lease shall contain such conditions, terms, reservations and covenants as may be agreed upon, and shall also provide for just compensation to the lessees for the construction of said hotel, appurtenances, and equipments, to be paid to said lessees at the termination of said lease."

Ramon Ricardo Arias: The Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, in his discretion, authorized to permit one Ramon Ricardo Arias, a citizen of Panama, without expense to the United States, to receive instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point; and such student, while undergoing instruction as herein authorized, shall be accorded the

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same privileges as are authorized by law for cadets at the Mili-
tary Academy appointed from the United States.
Approved, March 30, 1920.

[112.2, A. G. 0.]

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

PEYTON C. MARCH,

General, Chief of Staff.
OFFICIAL:
P. C. HARRIS,

The Adjutant General.

WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1020

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