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Proviso.

No back pay, etc.

February 20, 1934.
[8. 2053.]
[Private, No. 16.]

Credit allowed, in accounts.

States Army Francis N. Dominick shall be held and considered to have served without desertion as a private, Sixty-sixth Company, United States Coast Artillery Corps, United States Army, and to have been honorably discharged from such service on October 19, 1903: Provided, That no bounty, back pay, pension, or allowance shall be held to have accrued prior to the passage of this Act. Approved, February 20, 1934.

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For the relief of Captain L. P. Worrall, Finance Department, United States Army. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Capt. L. P. Worrall, United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comptroller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to credit in the accounts of L. P. Worrall, Captain, Finance Department, United States Army, the sum of $956.40, said amount being public funds for which he is accountable and which were lost when a safe in the Finance Office at Fort Douglas, Utah, was dynamited and robbed at approximately 11 o'clock postmeridian, October 28, 1932.

February 20, 1934.
[S. 2552.]
[Private, No. 17.]

Charles C. Bennett.
Payment to, for per-

sonal injuries.

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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 Charles C. Bennett, of the city of Candor, North Carolina, the sum of $5,000 in full settlement of all claims against the Government for bodily injuries sustained by him on December 16, 1927, when an automobile in which he was riding was in collision with a reconnaissance truck of the United States Army, the said truck being one of a fleet of trucks traveling toward Fort Bragg, North Carolina, driven by Private Thomas C. Robertson, of Fort Bragg, North Carolina: 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 notwithPenalty for violation. standing. 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.

Proviso.

Limitation on attorney's, etc., fees.

Approved, February 20, 1934.

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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 President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to summon George W. Edgerly, late captain of Infantry and temporary major, Regular Army, before a retiring board, to inquire whether at the time of his resignation, September 18, 1919, he was incapacitated for active service, and whether such incapacity was a result of an incident of service, and if, as a result of such inquiry, it is found that he was so incapacitated, the President is authorized to nominate and appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the said George W. Edgerly a captain of Infantry and place him immediately thereafter upon the retired list of the Army, with the same privileges and retired pay as are now or may hereafter be provided by law or regulation for officers of the Regular Army: Provided, That the said George W. Edgerly shall not be entitled to any back pay or allowances by the passage of this Act.

Approved, February 21, 1934.

[CHAPTER 34.]

AN ACT

For the relief of Henry M. Burns.

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Henry M. Burns.

rected.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in the administration of any laws conferring rights, privileges, and benefits Military record corupon honorably discharged soldiers Henry M. Burns, who was a member of Company D, Twenty-eighth Regiment United States Infantry, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been honorably discharged from the military service of the United States as a member of that organization on the 7th day of October 1913: Provided, That no bounty, back pay, pension, or allowance shall be held to have accrued prior to the passage of this Act.

Approved, February 26, 1934.

[CHAPTER 35.]

AN ACT

To authorize the settlement, allowance, and payment of certain claims, and for other purposes.

Proviso.

No back pay, etc.

February 26, 1934.
[H.R. 5241.]
[Private, No. 20.]

Claims.
Settlement of certain

designated, authorized.
American Appraisal

Co.

Ante, p. 1055.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That payment to the American Appraisal Company for services rendered in the amount of $750 for the appraisal of the Peter Lyall plant at Montreal, Canada, and for services rendered in the amount of $1,250 for the appraisal of the Long Island Air Reserve Depot, New York, is hereby authorized to be made from the proceeds of the sale of surplus real estate under the jurisdiction of the War Department not as yet deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the military post Vol. 44, p. 203. construction fund, as provided for by the Act of Congress approved March 12, 1926 (44 Stat. 203).

Vol. 38, p. 508,

SEC. 2. That the Comptroller General of the United States be, John A. Bellan. and he is hereby, authorized, notwithstanding the provisions of the waived. Act of July 16, 1914 (38 Stat. 508), to adjust and settle the claims

pany.

Standard Oil Com- of John A. Bellan and the Standard Oil Company in the amounts of $356 and $8.49, respectively, for rental and operation of an automobile used in connection with improvements to the road system in the Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, during the fiscal year 1931, and to certify same for payment from the appropriation Vicksburg National Military Park ", 1931.

Damage claims.

Alleghany Forging Company.

Walter Bell.

Carl B. King Drilling Company.

M. Giacalone.

Jact Buono.

Joseph Asaro.

Sam Harrison.

Loss of personal property.

ployees.

Payment considered full settlement. Proviso.

SEC. 3. That the Comptroller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to adjust and settle the following claims and certify the same to Congress:

(a) Alleghany Forging Company on account of damages suffered by reason of excess in freight, hauling, labor, and incidental expenses due to shipment by the United States of salvaged material, purchased by claimant to wrong destination: $174.92.

(b) Walter Bell on account of damages suffered by reason of destruction of mature vines of a cranberry bog by fire, which started on Camp Dix Military Reservation, and extended over said bog on or about June 3, 1930: $2,500.

(c) Carl B. King Drilling Company, on account of damages suffered to its airplane due to an Army airplane running into it at Clover Field, California, on or about August 2, 1930: $1,722.03.

(d) M. Giacalone, on account of damages suffered while engaged in rescuing an Army aviator and assisting in salvaging an Army airplane from the sea off the coast of Hawaii on or about October 30, 1930: $459.61.

(e) Jact Buono, on account of damages suffered while engaged in rescuing an Army aviator and assisting in salvaging an Army airplane from the sea off the coast of Hawaii on or about October 30, 1930: $469.88.

(f) Joseph Asaro, on account of damages suffered while engaged in rescuing an Army aviator and assisting in salvaging an Army airplane from the sea off the coast of Hawaii on or about October 30, 1930: $459.

(g) Sam Harrison, on account of damages suffered by reason of a bomb dropping from an Army airship on a farmhouse owned by him near Scott Field, Illinois: $1,982.

SEC. 4. That the Comptroller General of the United States be, Army civilian em- and he is hereby, authorized and directed to adjust and settle the following claims of civilian employees of the Army and certify the same to Congress: Emil Johns, $22.23; John J. Spatz, Junior, $79.79; Perry W. Stolzenberg, $56.75; Paul D. McMahan, $42.38; Oliver B. Tinley, $42.35; Cleo Finch, $18; Jesse P. Goodin, $15.98; and Paul R. Gruhler, $20, on account of private property belonging to them which was lost, destroyed, or damaged in a fire in a Government building at Wright Field, Ohio, on or about January 2, 1931, while said claimants were engaged in saving Government property. SEC. 5. That the payment of any and all the claims herein authorized shall be in full payment thereof by the Government: 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 renExcessive, unlawful. dered 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.

Limitation on attorney's etc., fees.

Penalty for.

Approved, February 26, 1934.

[CHAPTER 36.]

AN ACT

To provide for the reimbursement of Guillermo Medina, hydrographic surveyor, for the value of personal effects lost in the capsizing of a Navy whaleboat off Galera Island, Gulf of Panama.

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 $66.80 to Guillermo Medina in full compensation for the loss of personal property as the result of the capsizing of a United States Navy whaleboat off Galera Island, Gulf of Panama, on September 25, 1928.

Approved, February 26, 1934.

[CHAPTER 39.]

AN ACT

For the relief of William C. Campbell.

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 to William C. Campbell, of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $64.64 in full satisfaction of his claim against the United States for one half of his deceased son's share in payment made to the Santee Sioux Indians in 1924, which was erroneously paid to another Indian of the same

name.

Approved, March 2, 1934.

[CHAPTER 50.]

AN ACT

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March 9, 1934. [S. 750.] [Private, No. 23,]

Lebanon Equity Exchange.

Refund of income,

For the relief of the Lebanon Equity Exchange, of Lebanon, Nebraska. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of Internal Revenue be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to receive, consider, and determine, in accordance with law etc., taxes. but without regard to any statute of limitations, any claim filed not later than six months after the passage of this Act by the Lebanon Equity Exchange, Lebanon, Nebraska, for the refund of Federal income and profits taxes collected from the said Lebanon Equity Exchange for the year 1920 in excess of the amount properly due: Provided, That in the settlement of said claim there shall be no allowance of interest.

Approved, March 9, 1934.

[CHAPTER 51.]

AN ACT

Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to refund to the Farmers Grain Company of Omaha, Nebraska, income taxes illegally paid to the United States Treasurer.

Proviso.
Interest disallowed.

March 9, 1934. [S. 751.] [Private, No. 24.]

Farmers' Grain Com

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary pany of Omaha, Nebr. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to refund, from Refund of illegally moneys not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $2,186.36 to the paid income taxes. Farmers' Grain Company, of Omaha, Nebraska, in full settlement

Proviso.

Limitation on attorney's, etc., fees.

of all claims against the Government of the United States, this sum being paid illegally and through error by said company as income taxes to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and covered into the United States Treasury: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid of1 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 Penalty for viola- 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.

tions.

March 12, 1934. [S. 1083.]

[Private, No. 25.]

Power Company,
Washington, D.C.
Settlement of claim
of, authorized.

Appropriation.

Approved, March 9, 1934.

[CHAPTER 57.]

AN ACT

Authorizing adjustment of the claim of the Potomac Electric Power Company of Washington, District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Electric United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comptroller General of the United States is hereby authorized and directed to adjust and settle the claim of the Potomac Electric Power Company for the balance necessary to reimburse it for the amount actually expended by said company in making electrical service connections from its mains to the control room on the east bascule draw span of the Arlington Memorial Bridge and to allow said company a balance of not to exceed $2,157.25 in full settlement of all claims against the Government of the United States. There is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $2,157.25, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for payment of said claim: Provided, That no part of the amount approLimitation on attor-priated 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 Penalty for violation. 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.

Provisos. ney's, etc., fees.

March 13, 1934. [S. 2.]

[Private, No. 26.]

Approved, March 12, 1934.

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For the relief of C. M. Williamson; Mrs. Tura Liljenquist, administratrix of
C. E. Liljenquist, deceased; Lottie Redman; and H. N. Smith.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the C.M.Williamson, etc. 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 C. M. Williamson;

Payment to.

1 So in original.

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