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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 741-743-DEC. 17, 1942 [CHAPTER 7411 December 17, 1942 [H. R . 29701 [Private Law 581] Hyram Colwell. Correction of mili- tary record. December 17, 1942 [H. R. 4029] [Private Law 582] Catherine Barrett. Consideration of claim. 39 Stat. 746. 6U. .C.1 765-770. Commencement of compensation. December 17, 1942 [H. R. 4898] [Private Law 5831 Bothilda Stender. Payment to. AN ACT For the relief of Hyram Colwell. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre- tary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to correct the military record of Hyram Colwell, Bear Creek, Wisconsin, for- merly private, Troop M, Twelfth Regiment United States Cavalry, who was honorably discharged, with character recorded as excellent, so that such record will show that the said Hyram Colwell was honorably discharged from the United States Army on October 8, 1906, by reason of physical disability resulting from gunshot wound received in line of duty. Approved, December 17, 1942. [CHAPTER 742] AN ACT For the relief of Catherine Barrett. 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 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 Catherine Barrett, widow of William Barrett, whose death was allegedly caused as the result of an injury received on April 1, 1932, while employed by the Post Office Department as a supervisor at the Ferry Post Office, San Francisco, California, and her claim for compensation, as dependent widow, is authorized to be considered and acted upon under the remaining provisions of such Act, as amended, if she files such claim with the United States Employees' Compensation Commission not later than six months after the date of enactment of this Act. SEC. 2 . The compensation which the said Mrs. Catherine Barrett may be entitled to receive by reason of the enactment of this Act shall begin on the first day of the month during which this Act is enacted. Approved, December 17, 1942. [CHAPTER 743] AN ACT For the relief of Bothilda Stender. 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 Bothilda Stender the sum of $4,000, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for personal injuries sustained by said Bothilda Stender when struck by a United States mail truck at the intersection of Fresno Street and Solano Avenue in the city of Berkeley, State of California, on February 4 1940: 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 con- [56 STAT.