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53 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 70-APR . 13, 1939 SEC. 4. That the Comptroller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to credit in the accounts of Lieutenant Colonel Edward T. Comegys, Finance Department, the sum of $857.77, public funds for which he is accountable and which represent items disallowed by the Comptroller General of the United States on account of payments made for the shipment of baggage and household effects of certain personnel of the Third Attack Group from Fort Crockett, Texas, to Barksdale Field, Louisiana: Provided, That any amounts collected from any person on account of payments herein validated shall be refunded to such person upon presentation of a claim therefor to the Comptroller General. SEC. 5. That the Comptroller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to credit in the accounts of Lieutenant Colonel Walter D. Dabney, Finance Department, $242.17; Lieutenant Colonel Cherubusco Newton, Junior, Finance Depart- ment, $553.67; and Lieutenant Colonel Edward T. Comegys, Finance Department, $1,452.41; public funds for which they are accountable and which were paid by them to J. Irving Nicholls for services per- formed as a shorthand reporter at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, during the period August 13, 1925, to February 20, 1935, and which amounts have been disallowed by the Comptroller General of the United States: Provided, That no part of these amounts shall be charged against any person other than the payee. SEC. 6. That the Comptroller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to credit in the accounts of Lieutenant Colonel Edwin F. Ely, Finance Department, the sum of $10.50, public funds for which he is accountable, and which has been disallowed by the Comptroller General of the United States on account of a payment made to a former enlisted man for flying pay. SEC. 7. 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 Major Malcolm V. Fortier, Infantry, the sum of $51.26 in full satisfaction of his claim against the United States for that amount which was paid by him for advertising for and in the interests of the United States, without the prior approval of the Secretary of War as required by Revised Statutes 3828 (44 U. S. C. 324). SEC. 8. That payments heretofore made for hospital and medical expenses incident to the injury or disease of Reserve officers on duty with the Civilian Conservation Corps, incurred while on leave of absence, are hereby ratified and validated, and the Comptroller Gen- eral of the United States is hereby directed to allow credit in the accounts of disbursing officers of the Government for and on account of all such payments: Provided,That any amounts collected from any person on account of payments which are herein validated shall be refunded to such persons upon presentation of a claim therefor to the Comptroller General: Provided further, That the Comptroller General is authorized and directed to adjust, allow, and certify for payment all claims when approved by the Surgeon General of the Army for hospital and medical services heretofore furnished incident to the injury or disease of Reserve officers on duty with the Civilian Conservation Corps incurred while on leave of absence. SEC. 9. That the Comptroller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to credit in the accounts of First Lieutenant John R. Gilchrist, Finance Department, the sum of $1.25, public funds for which he is accountable, which were paid by him to Doctor Dewey H. Walden, contract physician, for traveling expenses and disallowed by the Comptroller General of the United States. 579 Lt. Col. Edward T. Comegys. Proviso. Refund of collec- tions. Lt. Col. Walter D. Dabney and others. Proviso. Accountability. Lt. Col. Edwin F. Ely. Ma]. Malcolm V. Fortier. Payment to. R. S. §3828. 44U.S. C. J324. Certain payments for hospital and med- ical expenses vali- dated. Provisos. Refunds. Medical, etc., claims of Reserve officers on duty with Civilian Conservation Corps. Credits in accounts. First Lt. John R. Gilchrist.