PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 701, 704-JULY 30, 31 , 1946 Set-offs,etc. SEC. 6. That no payment or payments which have been made by the United States upon any claim or claims asserted in any suit brought hereunder, or expended for any of the said Indians, shall operate as an estoppel against any suit brought hereunder, but there shall be set off against any recovery obtained by said Indians hereunder any payment made by the United States on any claim asserted by said Indians, together with such gratuity expenditures as are directed to be set off 25U.S.C.5475a. by the Act of Congress, approved August 12, 1935 (49 Stat. 596): Provided, That no moneys expended for the benefit of said Indians 27 U. S. C . § 461- under the Wheeler-Howard Act, approved June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), shall be applicable as set-offs. Attorneys'fees. SEC. 7. That upon the final determination of any suit or suits insti- tuted hereunder, the Court of Claims, in the event of judgment for said Indians shall determine such fees or compensation to be paid the attorney or attorneys as said court shall find reasonable or equi- table, and in addition thereto such actual and necessary expenses as shall have been incurred by the attorney or attorneys in the prosecu- tion of said claims. In no case shall the fees or compensation decreed by said Court of Claims be in excess of the amount stipulated in the contract or contracts approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and the Secretary of the Interior, and in no event to exceed 10 per centum of the amount of the recovery, and shall be paid out of any money appropriated by Congress for the benefit of said Indians pur- suant to any judgment hereunder. Dep osito f SEC. 8. That the amount of any judgment recovered for said Indians, covered to credit of tdians. less attorneys' fees and expenses, shall be placed to the credit of said Indians in the Treasury of the United States and shall draw interest at the rate of 4 per centum per annum from date of judgment and shall thereafter be subject to appropriation by Congress and used for the benefit of said Indians, including, but without limitations, the purchase of lands, livestock, farming implements, erection of buildings and improvements, and for productive enterprises, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior and the consent of said Indians. Approved July 30, 1946. July 31, 1946 ____S. 920] [Public Law 567] U. S. courts. Salaries of certain Judges. [CHAPTER 704] AN ACT To fix the salaries of certain judges of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following salaries shall be paid to the several judges hereinafter mentioned in lieu of the salaries now provided by law, namely: To the Chief Justice of the United States at the rate of $25,500 per year. To each of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States at the rate of $25,000 per year. To each of the judges of the several circuit courts of appeals, including the chief justice and the associate justices of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, at the rate of $17,500 per year. To the presiding judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, and to each of the associate judges thereof, at the rate of $17,500 per year. To the chief justice of the Court of Claims, and to each of the judges thereof, at the rate of $17,500 per year. To each of the judges of the several district courts, including the associate justices of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia and the judges in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the 4, re Inr [60 STAT.