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56 STAT.] 77TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CHS. 134-136-MAR . 4 , 1942 [CHAPTER 134] AN ACT For the relief of John E. Newman. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp- troller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to settle and allow the claim of John E. Newman for compensation for services rendered as a United States commissioner for the western district of Kentucky, from September 14, 1939, to December 31, 1939, notwithstanding the fact that the commissioner's appointment expired at the close of September 13, 1939. Approved, March 4, 1942. [CHAPTER 135] AN ACT For the relief of Lonnie Bales. 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 Lonnie Bales the sum of $2,000, in full settlement of all claims against the United States, for damages sustained by said Lonnie Bales on account of injuries received when struck by an ambulance of the Civilian Conservation Corps being negligently operated near Three Rivers, California, on March 17, 1940: 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 con- nection 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, March 4, 1942. [CHAPTER 136] AN ACT For the relief of Andrew Wichmann. 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 Andrew Wichmann, Lemay, Missouri, the sum of $1,000. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States for the death of Robert Wichmann, a minor, on August 7, 1938, as the result of personal injuries sustained on July 21, 1938, by the said Robert Wichmann, by falling into an unguarded excavation being operated by the Works Progress Administration, project numbered O. P. No. 465-55-2-338: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or deliv- ered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with this claim, and the same shall be unlaw- March 4, 1942 [H. R. 3697] [Private Law 311] John E. Newman. Settlement of claim. March 4, 1942 [H. R. 3829] [Private Law 312] Lonnie Bales. Payment to. Provio. March 4, 1942 [H. R. 4414] [Private Law 313] Andrew Wich- mann. Payment to. Proao. 1125