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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 746-748-DEC. 17, 1942 Release of claims against Frederick R. Griffin. Proviso. December 17, 1942 [H. R. 6285] [Private Law 587] Clarence A. Houser andMrs.Jewel Houser. Payment to. Proro. December 17, 1942 [H. R. 63661 [Private Law 688] Alex Lawson. Payment to. to Alice Comas the sum of $66.93, to pay Robert Comas the sum of $81.75, to pay Frances Williams the sum of $70.73, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for damages and personal injuries sustained when car driven by Robert Comas was struck by truck driven by an employee of the Post Office Department, near Harvard Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts, on October 28, 1938. SEC. 2 . Payment shall not be made under this Act until the above- named claimants have released all of their claims against the said Frederick R. Griffin, in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary of the Treasury: 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 17, 1942. [CHAPTER 747] AN ACT For the relief of Clarence A. Jouser and his wife, Mrs. Jewel Houser. 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 Clarence A. Houser and his wife, Mrs. Jewel Houser, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the sum of $3,500 in full settlement of all claims against the United States for the death of their son, Clarence Robert Houser, who was killed when a bank of dirt and gravel fell on him, negli- gently left overhanging in a gravel bed by Civilian Conservation Corps officials in and near the Vicksburg, Mississippi, National Mili- tary Park: 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 17, 1942. [CHAPTER 748] AN ACT For the relief of Alex Lawson. 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 $3,500 to Alex Lawson, of Glenbrook, Connecticut, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for expenses incurred and personal injuries sustained on October 10, 1940, in Westerly, Rhode Island, as the result of a collision of the automobile in which he was riding with a National Youth Administration truck operated by Louis Gradilone, an employee of the National Youth Administration: Provided,That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or deliv- 1240 [56 STAT.