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58 STAT.] 78TH CONG., 2 D SESS.-CHS. 350 -352 -JUNE 30, 1944 such claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any per- son 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 June 30, 1944. [CHAPTER 351] AN ACT For the relief of Mavis Norrine Cothron and the legal guardian of Norma Lee Cothron, Florence Janet Cothron, and Nina Faye Cothron. 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 empowered to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $2,000 to Mavis Norrine Cothron of Allenhurst, Florida; to pay the sum of $4,000 to the legal guardian of Norma Lee Cothron, Florence Janet Cothron, and Nina Faye Cothron, each child receiving equal share, in full settlement of all claims against the United States as compensation for the death of William Edward Cothron as a result of being struck by a United States Navy plane while on a fishing launch in Mosquito Lagoon, Brevard County, Florida, on May 21, 1943: Provided further, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act 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 notwith- standing. 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 June 30, 1944. [CHAPTER 352] AN ACT For the relief of Mae Ekvall. 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 Mae Ekvall, Los Angeles, California, the sum of $358.48. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims of the said Mae Ekvall against the United States for personal injuries and personal property damage sustained by her on July 15, 1942, when she slipped and fell upon a freshly painted area of sidewalk in front of the United States Army engineer's office, located on the southwest corner of Seventh and Figueroa Streets, Los Angeles, California. This section of the side- walk had been covered with paint by a member of the United States Army engineer's office who had failed to barricade the painted area: 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 con- tract 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 June 30, 1944. June 30, 1944 [H. R . 3390] [Private Law 342] Mavis Norrine Cothron. Guardian of Norma Lee Cothron, Florence Janet Cothron, and Nina Faye Cothron. June 30, 1944 [H. R. 3649] [Private Law 3431 Mae Ekvall.