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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 27, 31, 32-FEB . 21, 22,1944 [CHAPTER 27] February 21, 1944 [H. R. 3607] [Private Law 180] Navy personnel. Reimbursement for fire losses at Norfolk, Va. [58 STAT. AN ACT To provide for reimbursement of certain Navy personnel and former Navy personnel for personal property lost or damaged as a result of a fire in tent L-76 at the Amphibious Training Base, Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia, on March 15, 1943. 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, such sum or sums, amounting in aggregate not to exceed $221.34, as may be required by the Secretary of the Navy to reimburse, under such regulations as he may prescribe, certain Navy personnel and former Navy personnel for the value of personal property lost or damaged in a fire in tent L-76 at the Amphibious Training Base, Camp Brad- ford, Norfolk, Virginia, on March 15, 1943: 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 21, 1944. [CHAPTER 31] AN ACT For the relief of Edward H. Smith. 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 Edward H. Smith, Glasgow, Kentucky, the sum of $25, such sum representing the amount earned by Edward H. Smith for services as United States Conciliation Commissioner for the District Court of the Western District of Kentucky between February 25, 1939, and June 1941, during which period he served without a de jure status, his appointment as commissioner having expired previous to the former date and his new commission not being effective until after the later date: 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- ful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a mis- demeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved February 22, 1944. [CHAPTER 32] AN ACT For the relief of John Sims. 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 John Sims, Mobile, 942 February 22, 1944 [H. R. 213] [Private Law 181] Edward H. Smith. February 22, 1944 [H. R. 399] [Private Law 182] John Sims.