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PRIVATE LAWS

ENACTED DURING THE

SECOND SESSION OF THE SEVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, January 5, 1942, and adjourned

without day on Wednesday, December 16, 1942 FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President; HENRY A. WALLACE, Vice President; CARTER

Glass, President of the Senate pro tempore; WILLIAM H. SMATHERS, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, May 6, 1942; KENNETH MCKELLAR, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, July 6, 1942; HARRY H. SCHWARTZ, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, August 3, 1942; CARL A. HATCH, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, September 7, 1942; EDWIN C. JOHNSON, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, September 14, 1942; CLYDE L. HERRING, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, September 17, 1942; A. B. CHANDLER, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, September 21 and 22, October 19, 1942; ELBERT D. THOMAS, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, November 5, 1942; ERNEST W. MCFARLAND, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, November 9, 1942; Scott W. Lucas, Acting President of the Senate pro tempore, December 7, 1942; SAM RAYBURN, Speaker of the House of Representatives; E. E. Cox, Speaker of the House of Representatives pro tempore, April 2–13, 1942; ALFRED L. BULWINKLE, Speaker of the House of Representatives pro tempore, July 27-September 9, 1942.

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(CHAPTER 5]
AN ACT

January 16, 1942 To appoint Captain Porter M. Hoidale, United States Marine Corps, a lieutenant, (H. Ř. 5135] senior grade, in the United States Navy Medical Corps.

(Private Law 253) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President Capt. Porter

Hoidale, U. 8. M. C. is authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Appointment as

lieutenant, Navy Senate, Captain Porter M. Hoidale, United States Marine Corps, a Medical Corps. passed assistant surgeon in the Navy, with the rank of lieutenant: Provided, That upon such appointment he shall have assigned as his

Provisos. running mate the junior officer of the line of the Regular Navy in the grade of lieutenant on August 5, 1939: Provided further, That upon acceptance of the appointment herein authorized his status as a captain in the Marine Corps shall be considered as terminated.

Approved, January 15, 1942.

January 20, 1942

(H. R. 4250) [Private Law 254]

(CHAPTER 13]

AN ACT
To provide for the presentation of a medal to Roland Boucher in recognition of

his bravery and heroism in rescuing five children from drowning in Lake
Champlain.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That, recogni-
tion of the valor, bravery, and heroism of Roland Boucher, of Bur-
lington, Vermont, aged in, who on February 12, 1941, risked his life
in rescuing five children who had broken through the ice on Lake
Champlain near Juniper Island, saving the lives of four, and who in
so doing displayed unusual bravery and presence of mind extraordi-
nary in one of his age, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized

Roland Boucher.

Gold medal to be presented to.

and directed to cause to be struck, and the President is authorized to present to the said Roland Boucher a gold medal of appropriate design with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions to be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury.

Sec. Ž. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated a sum not to exceed $675 to carry out the provisions of this Act.

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Approved, January 20, 1942.

February 7, 1942

(S. 1974)
(Private Law 255)

Robinson,

(CHAPTER 50]

AN ACT
For the relief of Francis Howard Robinson.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Francis Howard United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary
Reimbursement. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay,

out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $246.20 to reimburse Francis Howard Robinson, Radioman First Class, United States Navy, for the value of personal property lost or damaged in the fire in Government quarters occupied by him

at United States naval radio station, Astoria, Oregon, on September Proviso.

22, 1940: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, February 7, 1942.

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(CHAPTER 51) February 9, 1942

AN ACT (H. R. 4182]

For the relief of Mollie S. McHaney. (Private Law 256]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Mollie 9. McHaney. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary

of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Mollie S. McHaney the sum of $153.55, in full settlement of her claim against the United States for funds she was required to pay by reason

of a robbery of the post office at Sylvester, Texas, on March 17, 1939, Proviso.

she being the postmaster at said time and place: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services renderd in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, February 9, 1942.

(CHAPTER 58] February 10, 1942

AN ACT (H. R. 257)

For the relief of Edna La Blanche Gillette. (Private LAW 257]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Edna La Blanche United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Payment to. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to

Gillette.

Proviso.

pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Edna La Blanche Gillette, Scotia, New York, the sum of $2,305.50. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States on account of personal injuries sustained by the said Edna La Blanche Gillette on June 15, 1940, when she fell into the cellar of a United States Government building in Rotterdam, New York, while attending a field day held under the auspices of the Quartermaster Corps, United States Army: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, February 10, 1942.

February 10, 1942

(H. R. 1903) (Private Law 258)

Reuben Owen.
Payment to.

(CHAPTER 59)

AN ACT

For the relief of Reuben Owen, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the United States Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Reuben Owen, formerly an inmate of the United States prison camp, Kooskia, Idaho, the sum of $1,440, payable $50 per month for a period of twelve months, then $40 per month for a period of twelve months and then $30 per month for a period of twelve months, at which time the payments shall cease.

This payment shall be in full settlement of any and all claims against the Government for injury sustained by him while performing duties assigned him while confined to the United States prison camp at Kooskia, Idaho: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved, February 10, 1942.

Proviso.

February 10, 1942

(H. R. 2376) (Private Law 259)

Ethel Ray Sowder.
Payment to

(CHAPTER 60]

AN ACT

For the relief of Ethel Ray Sowder. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $200 to Ethel Ray Sowder, of Baltimore, Maryland, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for reimbursement for the loss of personal effects in the explosion at Lake Denmark (Dover), New Jersey, on July 10, 1936: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum

Proviso.

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thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, February 10, 1942.

[CHAPTER 61)

February 10, 1942

(H. R. 4436]
(Private Law 260)

AN ACT
For the relief of Mrs. Bertha M. Smith.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Mrs. Bertha M. Smith, United States Commissioner at Opelika, Alabama, the sum of $78.65. Such sum represents the amount of fees which the said Mrs. Bertha M. Smith earned between December 3, 1940, and February 15, 1941, while acting as United States Commissioner for the Middle District of Alabama, but not paid because her term as United States Commissioner expired on December 3, 1940, and,

through an oversight, her appointment for another term was not effective until February 15, 1941: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, February 10, 1942.

Proviso.

Saunders.

Payment to.

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(CHAPTER 62]

AN ACT
February 10, 1942
(H. R. 5046)

For the relief of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Saunders.
[Private Law 261)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Mr. and Mrs. R. L. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary

of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Saunders, of Poquoson, Virginia, the sum of $5,000 in full settlement of all claims against the United States for the death of their son, Linwood Saunders, on May 22, 1941, as the

result of being hit by Army aircraft near Poquoson, York County, Proviso.

Virginia: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, February 10, 1942.

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