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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 389 -391-JULY 1, 1944 July 1,1944 [H. R. 3859] [Private Law 360] E. Bird Giles and Sherman Beck. of damages to an automobile owned by him when struck by a United States Army jeep near Lyons, New York, on December 11, 1942: 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 July 1, 1944. [CHAPTER 390] AN ACT For the relief of E. Bird Giles and Sherman Beck. 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 sums of $180 to E. Bird Giles, of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, and $251.50 to Sherman Beck, of Hot Springs, South Dakota, in full settlement of their claims against the United States for services rendered the Department of Agriculture as farm-debt adjustment committeemen in South Dakota, from August 1936 through July 1937. Such sum, in each case, represents the difference between the salary stipulated by the farm-debt adjustment supervisor and the salary actually received on account of said services as farm-debt adjustment committeemen: 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 July 1, 1944. [CHAPTER 391] AN ACT For the relief of Charles L. Kee. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the ChreSL- . ee United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre- tary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropri- ated, to Charles L. Kee, of Portsmouth, Virginia, the sum of $9,000, in full satisfaction of his claim against the United States for damages arising out of the loss by officers of the United States Navy on June 26, 1920, at Hampton Roads, Virginia, of an aircraft-planted mine invented by said Charles L. Kee and constructed by him for demon- stration: 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 July 1, 1944 [H. R . 3976] [Private Law 361] [58 STAT.