1246 [CHAPTER 761] December 17, 1942 [H. R. 7705] [Private Law 601] James E. Savage. Considerationofdis- ability claim. 39 Stat. 746 . 5U. S.C. § 765-770. Commencement of compensation. AN ACT For the relief of James E. Savage. 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 the 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, sees. 767 and 770), are hereby waived in favor of James E. Savage, who is alleged to have sustained injuries to his leg in the line of his duties on March 23, 1923, while employed in veterans' hospital numbered 25, at Houston, Texas, and his claim for compensation is authorized to be considered and acted upon under the remaining provisions of such Act, as amended, if he files such claim with the United States Employees' Compensation Commission not later than sixty days after the date of enactment of this Act. SEC. 2. The monthly compensation which the said James E. Savage may be entitled to receive by reason of the enactment of this Act shall commence on the first day of the month during which this Act is enacted. Approved, December 17, 1942. [CHAPTER 770] December 19, 1942 [1. It. 29731 [Private Law 602] George 0. Hanford. Release of liability. Credit for certain payments. AN ACT For the relief of George 0. Hanford. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That George O. Hanford, of Bennington, Vermont, be and he is hereby, relieved of all liability to refund to the United States the sum of $277.20. Such sum represents the amount of pay received by him from the United States for National Guard drills attended at the armory in Bennington, Vermont, from November 1, 1938, to January 2, 1940, both dates inclusive, during which period he held the rank of master sergeant and performed the duties of regimental sergeant major of the One Hundred and Seventy-second Regiment Infantry, Vermont National Guard. In the settlement of accounts of any disbursing officer of the United States full credit shall be given for all armory drill payments made to the said George O. Hanford during such period. Approved, December 18, 1942. PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 760, 761, 770-DEC. 17, 18, 1942 [56 STAT. constructing quartermaster, Southwestern Proving Ground project, Hope, Arkansas, during the months of September and October 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 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 convic- tion thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved, December 17, 1942.