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February 10, 1942

(H. R. 5085] [Private Law 262)

Esco Wood.
Payment to.

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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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Esco Wood, of Heiskell, Tennessee, the sum of $665, in full satisfaction of his claim against the United States for damages sustained by him through the wrecking and destruction of a ton and a half Chevrolet truck owned by him, which on June 22, 1935, was run into and struck by a Civilian Conservation Corps truck, No. 36854, which at the time was driven by M. E. Hayes, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, on Highway No. 11, in Grainger County, Tennessee; such payment to be conditioned upon the release of said M. E. Hayes from all liability for the payment of such damages: 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.

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(CHAPTER 64)

AN ACT
For the relief of G. T. Elliott, Incorporated.
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,
to G. T. Elliott, Incorporated, of Hampton, Virginia, the sum of
$203.16 in full settlement of all claims against the United States for
damage sustained by the said G. T. Elliott, Incorporated, from colli-
sion of one of its boats with an anchor previously lost in the Norfolk
area by a naval vessel of the United States and in settlement of
actual expenses incurred by the said G. T. Elliott, Incorporated, in
recovering the said anchor for the United States, the said anchor
after recovery having been delivered by the said G. T. Elliott, Incorpo-
rated, to the officials of the United States and accepted by them: Pro-
vided, 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 notwithstarding. 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.

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February 10, 1942

(H. R. 5541] [Private Law 264)

Joseph Keeney.

Consideration of disability claim.

39 Stat. 746.

5 U.S. C. $$ 765-770, 796.

[CHAPTER 65)

AN ACT

For the relief of Joseph Keeney. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions and limitations of sections 15 to 20, both inclusive, of the Act entitled "An Act to provide compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes”, approved September 7, 1916, as amended and supplemented, are hereby waived and the United States Employees' Compensation Commission is hereby authorized and directed to receive and consider, if filed within six months after the approval of this Act, the claim of Joseph Keeney, of Powell's Station, Tennessee, for injuries alleged to have been sustained while in the performance of his duties as an employee of the Civilian Conservation Corps, on Copper Ridge, in Knox County, Tennessee, on December 17, 1934, when a log

was dropped by other employees, compelling him to hold the same alone, which resulted in injuries to his breast and induced hemorrhoids, and to determine said claim upon its merits under the provisions of said Act: Provided, That no benefits shall accrue prior to the approval of this Act.

Approved, February 10, 1942.

Proviso.

February 10, 1942

(H. R. 5767) [Private Law 265]

A. Paul Johnson,
Payment to.

(CHAPTER 66)

AN ACT

For the relief of A. Paul Johnson. 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 A. Paul Johnson, United States conciliation commissioner, at Broken Bow, Nebraska, the sum of $25 in full settlement of all claims against the United States for the amount of fees which the said A. Paul Johnson earned while acting as United States concilation commissioner for the United States District Court of the District of Nebraska for the period between March 26, 1939, and April 6, 1939, but not paid because his term as United States conciliation commissioner expired March 26, 1939, and,

through an oversight, his appointment for another term was not effective until April 6, 1939: 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.

CHAPTER 67)

AN ACT February 10, 1942 (S. 1848)

For the relief of Doctor Hugh G. Nicholson. [Private Law 266)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Dr. Hugh G. Nichol- United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Payment to of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay,

out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Doctor Hugh G. Nicholson, the sum of $3,300, in full settlement of all claims against the Government of the United States for medical

son.

Proviso.

services rendered to the Indians of Alaska from June 5, 1929, to January 8, 1935: 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

(S. 20111 [Private Law 267]

Willard R. Centerwall.

Credit in accounts.

(CHAPTER 68)

AN ACT
For the relief of Willard R. Centerwall, formerly superintendent and special dis-

bursing agent at the Tongue River Indian Agency.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp-
troller General be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to
allow credit in the official accounts of Willard R. Centerwall, for-
merly superintendent and special disbursing agent at the Tongue
River Indian Agency, for disallowances in the amounts of $26.82 and
$11.53 under certificates of settlement of accounts by the General
Accounting Office Numbered G-108840-Ind and H-5451-Ind dated
December 1, 1938, and June 5, 1940, respectively.

SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to refund out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated any payments made by the said Willard R. Centerwall on account of the disallowances in question.

Approved, February 10, 1942.

Refund.

February 11, 1942

(H. Ř. 5701] (Private Law 268)

Lt. Col. Joseph M. Kelly.

Credit in accounts.

(CHAPTER 70]

AN ACT
For relief of the accounts of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Kelly, United States

property and disbursing officer for Kentucky.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp-
troller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized
and directed to allow credit to the accounts of Lieutenant Colonel
Joseph M. Kelly, United States property and disbursing officer for
Kentucky, in the sum of $966, which sum represents checks drawn
by said Joseph M. Kelly, as property and disbursing officer for the
Kentucky National Guard, in the years from January 28, 1936, to
June 1, 1937; and which sums were paid by said Joseph M. Kelly
on properly presented vouchers, bearing sworn affidavits of Captain
Frederick M Warren, for the services of Herman H. Reed as a
member and employee of the National Guard of Kentucky; said
vouchers having been a continuance of services of employment of
said Herman H. Reed following the regime of Brigadier General
Henry H. Denhardt (deceased) as United States property and dis-
bursing officer; and which payments were first approved when made,
and after the death of said Henry H. Denhardt were ordered
reopened on February 8, 1940, and disallowed by the Comptroller
General. The accounts of Henry H. Denhardt were relieved and
allowed credit for by Private Law Numbered 29, approved April 11,
1941, of all sums on vouchers paid to Herman H. Reed for services
of employment prior to January 27, 1936.

Approved, February 11, 1942.

55 Stat. 899.

February 13, 1942

(S. 17711 (Private Law 269]

Payment to

49 Stat. 2040.

[CHAPTER 73)

AN ACT
For the relief of R. V. Thurston and Joseph Hardy, a partnership.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the R. V Thurston and United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Joseph Hardy,

of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to R. V. Thurston and Joseph Hardy, a partnership, the sum of $3,600 in full satisfaction of its claim against the United States for the settlement of its war minerals relief claim (claim numbered 940, under the Act of June 30, 1936), the award of such sum to such partnership having been recommended on February 11, 1941, by the commissioner by whom such claim was considered and having been disallowed by the Secretary of the Interior on the ground that having previously made an award to such partnership under such Act he was technically without author

ity to make the additional award recommended by the commissioner: Proviso.

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 13, 1942.

February 13, 1942

(8. 1778) (Private Law 270)

Leslie Truar,
Payment to

(CHAPTER 74)

AN ACT

For the relief of Leslie Truax. 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, to Leslie Truax, the sum of $1,000, in full settlement of any and all claims against the United States for injuries sustained on July 9, 1935, while a member of Battery A of the Citizens' Military Training Corps at Fort Snelling, Minnesota: 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 à misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.

Approved, February 13, 1942.

Proviso.

Max Rauch.

Payments to.

(CHAPTER 75]

AN ACT February 14, 1942 (H. R. 5291)

For the relief of Helen Rauch and Max Rauch. (Private Law 271]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Helen Rauch and 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 Helen Rauch, of New York City, the sum of $2,132.20, and to her husband, Max Rauch, of New York City, the sum of $500, in full satisfaction of their claims against the United States for judgments

Prodlso.

obtained against the Director General of Railroads as the result of personal injuries received by Helen Rauch on May 11, 1919, when a passenger on the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad which was being operated by the Director General of Railroads, acting for the United States: 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 14, 1942.

February 16, 1942

(S. 806] (Private Law 272)

Carmella Ridgewell.
Payment to.

(CHAPTER 78]

AN ACT

For the relief of Carmella Ridgewell. 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, to Carmella Ridgewell, of Providence, Rhode Island, the sum of $1,200.50, in full satisfaction of all claims against the United States for damages for personal injuries, medical expenses, and property damage sustained by her when the car which she was driving was struck by a truck owned by the United States Government and operated by G. Kazmirchuk, an employee of the National Youth Administration, at Campton, New Hampshire, on July 17, 1939: 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 16, 1942.

Prooloo.

tion,

(CHAPTER 79]
AN ACT

February 16, 1942
For the relief of the Portland Sportwear Manufacturing Company.

(s. 1523)

(Private Law 273] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp- Manufacturing the

Portland Sportwear

Co. troller General of the United States is authorized and directed to Release of obliga release the Portland Sportwear Manufacturing Company, of Portland, Oregon, from its obligation to pay all excess costs resulting from the purchase in the open market of certain coats on account of the failure of such company to perform contract numbered W-669-qmCIV-462 after its bid, dated November 23, 1940, had been accepted. Sec. 2. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to

Payment to. pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to such Portland Sportwear Manufacturing Company a sum equal to the total sum of any amounts paid by it in payment of such excess costs.

Approved, February 16, 1942. .

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