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56 STAT.] 77TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CHS. 525, 527, 535-JULY 25, 27, 29, 1942 [CHAPTER 525] AN ACT For the relief of the estate of Roy Owen, deceased. 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 the estate of Roy Owen, deceased, of Palmyra, Arkansas, the sum of $1,000. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States arising out of the death of the said Roy Owen on March 24, 1940, from injuries sustained by him on March 23, 1940, when the vehicle in which he was riding on the Rison- Star City Road in Arkansas struck a culvert improperly and negli- gently installed by the Work Projects Administration (Project Num- bered 6879-2): 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 ren- dered 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, July 25, 1942. 1203 July 25, 1942 [H. R. 5794] [Private Law 496] Roy Owen. Payment to estate of. Provlo. [CHAPTER 527] AN ACT For the relief of George S. Geer. 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 George S. Geer, formerly a corporal, Company M, Forty-sixth Regiment United States Volunteer Infantry, two months' extra pay, in full satisfaction of his claim for benefits under the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act granting extra pay to officers and enlisted men of the United States Volunteers", approved January 12, 1899, as amended, such claim having been disallowed because said George S. Geer was discharged prior to the date of the general order authorizing the muster out of volunteers serving in the Philippine Islands. Approved, July 27, 1942. Iuly 27, 1942 [S. 10751 [Private Law 497] George S. Geer. Payment to. 30 8tat. 744, 1071 [CHAPTER 535] AN ACT For the relief of Lemuel T. Root, Junior. 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 to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim of Lemuel T. Root, Junior, of Hoquiam, Washington, for damages arising out of the patenting to another person of lands in Pacific County, Washington, which had been selected or entered by said Lemuel T. Root, Junior, under the homestead laws, and for damages arising out of the subsequent cutting of timber from such lands. July 29, 1942 [s. 925] [Private Law 498] Lemuel T. Root, Jr. Jurisdiction of Court of Claims to hear, etc., claim of.