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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 425, 429, 430- -JUNE 19, 20, 1942 [56 STAT. [CHAPTER 425] June 19, 1942 [H. R. 6598] [Private Law 458] Leanna M. Stright. Payment to. Proiso. AN ACT For the relief of Leanna M. Stright. 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 Leanna M. Stright, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the sum of $1,000, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for personal injuries sustained when the automobile she was driving was struck by a United States Army automobile on July 17, 1941, on United States Highway Numbered 1, south of South Hill, 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 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 19, 1942. [CHAPTER 429] June 20, 1942 [H. B. 3352] [Private Law 459] Alice W. Miller. Payment to. Proriso. June 20, 1942 [H. R. 5526] [Private Law 460] James E. Savage. Consideration of dis- ability claim. 39 Stat. 746 . 5 U.S. C . §§ 765-770. AN ACT For the relief of Alice W. Miller. 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 Alice W. Miller, the sum of $2,500, in full satisfaction of her claim against the United States for the death of her husband, Fred S. Miller, who was drowned when his boat capsized in the wake of a United States Navy plane at Eau Gallie, Florida, on March 2, 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 con- tract 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 20, 1942. [CHAPTER 430] AN ACT For the relief of James E. Savage. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That sections 15 to 20, inclusive, of the Act entitled "An Act to provide compensation for the employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes", approved Sep- tember 7, 1916, as amended (U. S. C., 1934 edition, title 5, sees. 767 and 770), are hereby waived in favor of James E. Savage, who is alleged to have sustained injuries to his leg in the line of his duties on March 23, 1922, while employed in Veterans' Hospital Numbered 25, at Houston, Texas, and his claim for compensation is authorized to be considered and acted upon under the remaining provisions of such Act, as amended, if he files such claim with the United States 1188