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56 STAT.] 77TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CHS. 395, 397, 398-JUNE 6, 8, 9 , 1942 attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwith- 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. Approved, June 6, 1942. [CHAPTER 397] AN ACT For the relief of Harold W. Burch and Lucille M. Burch. 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 Harold W. Burch and Lucille M. Burch, both of Omaha, Nebraska, the sum of $5,000, in full satisfaction of their claims against the United States for com- pensation for the deaths of their minor daughters, Dorothy Evilo Burch and Barbara Ann Burch, who died as a result of injuries sustained by them when they were struck by an Army truck at the intersection of Twenty-fourth and Spencer Streets, in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 16, 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, June 8, 1942. [CHAPTER 398] AN ACT Conferring jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims of the United States to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claims of the Beacon Oyster Com- pany, the Point Wharf Oyster Company, and B. J . Rooks and Son. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the Court of Claims of the United States to hear, determine, as to liability of the United States, and render judgment upon the claims of the Beacon Oyster Company, and the Point Wharf Oyster Company, both of Wickford, Rhode Island, for compensation for damages sustained by said claimants by reason of the injury to their oyster beds at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, as a result of dredging operations carried out in behalf of the United States in connection with the establishment of the naval air station at Quonset Point in the year 1940, and upon the claim of B. J. Rooks and Son, of Warren, Rhode Island, for compensation for damages done their oyster beds at Sabins Point, Rhode Island, as a result of dredging operations carried on by the United States Army Engineers in the year 1939: Provided, That suit hereunder shall be instituted within six months from the date of the approval of this Act, and proceedings therein shall be had in the same manner as in the case of claims over which the Court of Claims has jurisdiction, by virtue of section 145 of the Judicial Code, as amended. Approved, June 9, 1942. 1183 June 8,1942 [H. R. 6955] [Private Law 446] Harold W. Burch and Lucille M. Burch. Payment to. Proemo. June 9, 1942 [S. 221] [Private Law 447] Beacon Oyster Company, and others. Jurisdiction con- ferred on Court of Claims to bear, etc., claims of. Proviso. 36 Stat. 1136. 28 U.S. C.. 250.