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[56 STAT. PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 60-62-FEB. 10, 1942 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 not- withstanding. Any person violating this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved, February 10, 1942. [CHAPTER 61] February 10, 1942 [H. R. 4436] [Private Law 260] Mrs. Bertha M. Smith. Payment to. Proviso. AN ACT For the relief of Mrs. Bertha M. Smith. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre- tary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated to Mrs. Bertha M. Smith, United States Commissioner at Opelika, Alabama, the sum of $78.65. Such sum represents the amount of fees which the said Mrs. Bertha M. Smith earned between December 3, 1940, and Febru- ary 15, 1941, while acting as United States Commissioner for the Middle District of Alabama, but not paid because her term as United States Commissioner expired on December 3, 1940. and, through an oversight, her appointment for another term was not effective until February 15, 1941: Provided, That no part of the amount appro- priated 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, February 10, 1942. [CHAPTER 62] February 10, 1942 [H. R . 60461 [Private Law 2611 Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Saunders. Payment to. Prouo. AN ACT For the relief of Mr. and Mrs. R. L . Saunders. 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. R . L. Saunders, of Poquoson, Virginia, the sum of $5,000 in full settlement of all claims against the United States for the death of their son, Linwood Saunders, on May 22, 1941, as the result of being hit by Army aircraft near Poquoson, York County, Virginia: 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 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, February 10, 1942. 1102