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56 STAT.] 77TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CHS. 114-116 -FEB. 24 , 1942 their duties, and for other purposes", approved September 7, 1916, as amended, the United States Employees' Compensation Commission be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to receive and consider, when filed, the claim of James Wood, of Oswego, New York, for disability incurred by him while in the employment of the Civil Works Administration in February 1934, and to determine said claim upon its merits: Provided, That no benefits shall accrue prior to the enactment of this Act. Approved, February 24, 1942. [CHAPTER 115] AN ACT For the relief of the Branchland Pipe and Supply Company. 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 the Branchland Pipe and Supply Company, Huntington, West Virginia, the sum of $145.38 . The payment of such sum shall be in full settle- ment of all claims of such company against the United States under an unnumbered contract with the War Department, dated December 5, 1939: 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, February 24, 1942. [CHAPTER 116] AN ACT For the relief of 0. C. Ousley. 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 O. C. Ousley, of Sharps Chapel, Tennessee the sum of $2,500, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for personal injuries to him, and medical and hospital expenses incident thereto, as a result of a collision of an automobile in which he was riding with a Government Civilian Conservation Corps truck, which truck was being recklessly operated by the driver thereof. This injury to claim- ant occurred on June 21, 1937, on Highway Numbered 33, in Union County, Tennessee: Provided, That no part of the amount appropri- ated 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 24, 1942; 1119 39 Stat. 746 . 6 U. . C . §§767-770. Provso. February 24,1942 [H. R. 2712] [Private Law 299] Branchland Pipe and Supply Co. Payment to. Proio. February 24, 1942 [II. R. 2780] [Private Law 3001 0. C. Ousley. Payment to. Provia