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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 699-701-DEC. 22,1944 [CHAPTER 699] December 22,1944 [H. R . 4588] [Private Law 540] Robert L. Whid- don. December 22, 1944 [H. R. 4629] [Private Law 541] Ludwig Wolf. 39 Stat. 746. 5 U.. 0.O.I 765-770. December 22,1944 [H. R . 4703] [Private Law 542] Annie Bmrwnestate. [58 STAT. AN ACT For the relief of Robert L. Whiddon. 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 Robert L. Whiddon, of near Merryville, Louisiana, the sum of $4,935, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for com- pensation for personal injuries sustained, and reimbursement of expenses incurred, as the result of being struck by a United States Public Health Service automobile, at the time being driven in the service of the United States Public Health Service, and operated by a unit of the United States Public Health Service, on April 21, 1943, on Highway Numbered 190 between De Ridder and Merryville, Louisiana: 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 December 22, 1944. [CHAPTER 700] AN ACT For the relief of Ludwig Wolf. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwith- standing the provisions and limitations of sections 15 to 20, inclusive, of the Act entitled "An Act to provide compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes", approved September 7, 1916, as amended, the United States Employees' Compensation Commission is hereby authorized and directed to receive and consider, when filed, the claim of Ludwig Wolf for disability resulting from hernia alleged to have been sustained by him while in the performance of duty during employment on April 15, 1942, as a laborer in the custodial service of the Post Office Department at Juneau, Alaska, and to determine said claim upon its merits under the remaining provisions of said Act: Provided That claim for benefits shall be filed with such Commission within ninety days from the date of the approval of this Act: And provided further,That no benefit shall accrue under this Act prior to the date of approval thereof. Approved December 22, 1944. [CHAPTER 701] AN ACT For the relief of the estate of Annie Brown. 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 estate of Annie Brown, deceased, the sum of $2,545.50, in full settle- ment of all claims against the United States because of death incurred as a result of being struck by a vehicle operated by the United States 1090