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56 STAT.] 77TH CONG., 2D SESS. - CHS. 716, 718, 719-DEC. 9, 10, 1942 1233 [CHAPTER 716] AN ACT AN ACT December 9, 1942 For the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Werner M. Bertelson and Ellen W. Sessions. [H.R. 6061] [Private Law 570] 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 Mr. and Mrs. Werner M. Bertelson the sum of $2,400, and to Ellen W. Sessions the sum of $700, in full settlement of all claims against the Government of the United States for the loss of their personal effects when same were destroyed by the fire that burned the Alaska Rail- road Hotel at Healy Forks, Alaska, on May 9, 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 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, 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 per- son violating the provisions of this Act shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved, December 9, 1942. Mr. and Mrs. Wer- ner M. Bertelson and Ellen W. Sessions. Payments to. Proeio. [CHAPTER 718] AN ACT For the relief of James B. Shuler. 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 James B. Shuler, of McClellanville, South Carolina, the sum of $10,000, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for the death of his wife, Elise M. Shuler: and his son, Ellie S. Shuler, and personal injuries to himself sustained as a result of a collision between the automobile in which he was driving and a Civilian Con- servation Corps truck, on Highway Numbered 17, near McClellan- ville, South Carolina, on August 7, 1938: 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, December 10, 1942. [CHAPTER 719] AN ACT For the relief of the legal guardian of Leonard Almas. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized and directed to be appropriated, from funds to the credit of the District of Columbia in the Treasury of the United December 10, 194 [S. 1953] [Private Law 571] James B. Shuler. Payment to. Prof. December 10, 1942 [H. R. 5898] [Private Law 572] Leonard Almas. Payment to guard- ian.