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56 STAT.] 77TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CHS. 58-60-FEB. 10, 1942 pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Edna La Blanche Gillette, Scotia, New York, the sum of $2,305.50. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States on account of personal injuries sustained by the said Edna La Blanche Gillette on June 15, 1940, when she fell into the cellar of a United States Government building in Rotterdam, New York, while attending a field day held under the auspices of the Quartermaster Corps, United States Army: 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 con- viction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved, February 10, 1942. [CHAPTER 59] AN ACT For the relief of Reuben Owen. 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 United States Treasury not otherwise appro- priated, to Reuben Owen, formerly an inmate of the United States prison camp, Kooskia, Idaho, the sum of $1,440, payable $50 per month for a period of twelve months, then $40 per month for a period of twelve months and then $30 per month for a period of twelve months, at which time the payments shall cease. This payment shall be in full settlement of any and all claims against the Government for injury sustained by him while performing duties assigned him while confined to the United States prison camp at Kooskia, Idaho: Provided, That no part of the amount appro- priated in this Act 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 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 convic- tion thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved, February 10, 1942. February 10, 1942 [H. R. 1903] [Private Law 258] Reuben Owen. Payment to. PrwoVo. [CHAPTER 60] AN ACT For the relief of Ethel Ray Sowder. February 10, 1942 [H. R. 2376] [Private Law 259] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Et e l RaySowder. 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 $200 to Ethel Ray Sowder, of Baltimore, Maryland, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for reimbursement for the loss of personal effects in the explosion at Lake Denmark (Dover), New Jersey, on July 10, 1936: Provided, That no part of P" the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum Provso.