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56 STAT.] 77TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CHS. 693-695-DEC. 7 , 1942 appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum shall be paid to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact or collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, 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 7, 1942. [CHAPTER 694] AN ACT For the relief of Michael-Leonard Seed Company. 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 Michael-Leonard Seed Company, Sioux City, Iowa, the sum of $140. Such sum represents the freight charges incurred by said company in connection with the reshipment of certain smooth brome seed which, on September 29, 1938, at Noyes, Minnesota, was denied entry into the United States: 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: Provided further, That the acceptance of the above sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States. Approved, December 7, 1942. [CHAPTER 695] AN ACT For the relief of D. A. Sullivan and Sons, Incorporated. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp- troller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to settle and adjust the claim of D. A. Sullivan and Sons, Incorporated, for reimbursement of increased labor costs incurred in the performance by said company of lump-sum contracts W-6101-qm- 127 and W-6101-qm-150, dated August 23 and September 21, 1940, respectively, covering the construction and completion of temporary housing at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and to allow in full and final settlement of the claim the sum of not to exceed $14,481.87. The increased labor costs were incurred as a result of the performance at the same time of a cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contract by another contractor at the same project, under which contract it was necessary to pay wage rates higher than the minimum rates established under said lump-sum contracts, thus requiring the lump-sum contractor to increase its wages in order to prevent its employees from quitting and going to work for the contractor under the cost-plus-a -fixed-fee con- tract. There is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treas- ury not otherwise appropriated the sum of $14,481.87, or so much 65714°-43--T. II --9 1225 December 7, 1942 [H. R. 6016] [Private Law 5511 Michael-Leonard Seed Company. Payment to. December 7, 1942 [H. R. 70611 [Private Law M55 D. A. Sullivan and Sons, Inc. Settlement of laim. Appropriatio