Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 58 Part 2.djvu/24

This page needs to be proofread.


PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 12, 19-FEB . 7, 21, 1944 [58 STAT. [CHAPTER 12] AN ACT For the relief of Carl Swanson, Geraldine Cecelia Swanson, a minor, and Almer Swanson. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Carl Swanson. 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 Carl Swanson, of Mason City, Iowa, the sum of $3,000, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for the death of his son, Merle Swanson, resulting when an automobile, driven by said Merle Swanson, was involved in a collision with a Works Progress Administration Guardian of Geral- truck; and to the legal guardian of Geraldine Cecelia Swanson, a dineeceliaSwanson. minor, of Mason City, Iowa, the sum of $1,574.05, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for personal injuries sustained by her when an automobile, in which she was riding, was involved in a Almer Swanson. collision with a Works Progress Administration truck; and to Almer Swanson, of Mason City, Iowa, the sum of $300, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for damage to the automobile, of which she was the owner, involved in a collision with a Works Progress Administration truck, on county Z road, about a mile west of Rock Falls, Iowa, on October 14, 1936: 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 misde- meanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved February 7, 1944. February 21, 1944 (H. R. 2340] [Private Law 172] Postal Telegraph- Cable Company. [CHAPTER 19] AN ACT For the relief of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congre¥ss 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 Postal Telegraph- Cable Company, of New York, New York, the sum of $1,501.48, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for reimburse- ment of expenses incurred in rebuilding and restoring an aerial cable line at the foot of Seventh Street in Oakland, California, which was demolished by the crashing of a United States Navy TBF-1 airplane, Bur. No. 00495, on December 2, 1942 while engaged in making a flight over Oakland, California: 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 such 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 such 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 February 21, 1944. 938 February 7, 144 [H. . 1875] [Private Law 171]