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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 684-686 -DEC. 5, 1942 December 5, 1942 [H. R. 6591] [Private Law 543] Emily Kraft. Payment to estate of. December 5, 1942 [H. R. 6619] [Private Law 544] M. Ray Waldron. Consideration of claim. 39 Stat. 746 . 5 U. .C. §§765-770. Proriso. December 5, 1942 [H. R. 6629] [Private Law 545] Paul W. Layman. Payment to estate of. [CHAPTER 6841 AN ACT For the relief of the estate of Emily Kraft, 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, the sum of $6,500 to the estate of Emily Kraft, deceased, in full settle- ment of all claims against the United States as reimbursement of expenses and compensation for the death of Emily Kraft on June 17, 1940, when a United States Army airplane crashed against the home in which she was residing, in Forest Hills, New York: Pro- vided, 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, December 5, 1942. [CHAPTER 685] AN ACT For the relief of M. Ray Waldron. 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 compensa- tion for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes", approved September 7, 1916, as amended (U. S . C ., 1934 edition, title 5, secs. 767 and 770), are hereby waived in favor of M. Ray Waldron, who allegedly was partially disabled as the result of an injury received March 30, 1940, while employed by Post Office Department as an employee in the post office at Troy, Idaho, and his claim for com- pensaition is authorized to be considered and acted upon under the remaining provisions of such Act, as amended, if lie files such claim with the United States Employees' Compensation Commission not later than six months after the date of enactment of this Act: Pro- vided, That no benefits hereunder shall accrue prior to the approval of this Act. Approved, December 5, 1942. [CHAPTER 686] AN ACT For the relief of the estate of Paul W. Layman. 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 the estate of Paul W. Layman, of Compton, California, the sum of $5,358.32, in full settle- ment of all claims against the United States on account of the death of Paul W. Layman, who died as the result of personal injuries sus- tained on June 9, 1941, when the automobile which he was driving was in collision with a United States Army truck on United States 1222 [56 STAT.