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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 117-119-FEB. 24, 1942 February 24, 1942 [H. R. 4537] [Private Law 301] H. D . Bateman and others. Payment to. [CHAPTER 117] AN ACT For the relief of H. D . Bateman, Henry G. Conner, Junior, executor of the last will and testament of P. L . Woodard, and J. M. Creech. 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 H. D . Bateman, Henry G. Conner, Junior, executor of the last will and testament of P. L. Woodard, and J. M . Creech, residents of Wilson County, North Carolina, the sum of $1,048, in full settlement of their claims against the United States for damages resulting from the destruction of timber by the Civil Works Administration in the year 1934 on a drainage ditch and canal project: 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 118] February 24, 1942 [H. R . 4622] [Private Law 302] Catharine Schultze. Payment to. Preloco. February 24,1942 [H. R . 6056] [Private Law 303] Burlington Auto Co. Payment to. AN ACT For the relief of Catharine Schultze. 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 $3,000 to Catharine Schultze of Peoria, Illinois, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for expenses incurred and personal injuries sustained on August 11, 1940, in El Paso, Illinois, as the result of a collision of the automobile in which she was riding, with a United States Army scout car operated by a War Departmlent employee: 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 unlaw- ful 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 notwithstand- ing. 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 119] AN ACT For the relief of the Burlington Auto 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 is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the Burlington Auto [56 STAT.