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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CHS. 328 , 329-JULY 25, 1947 [CHAPTER 328] AN ACT To authorize the payment of certain sums to jobbers in connection with their logging of timber for the Menominee Indians on the Menominee Reservation during the logging season 1934-1935, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to pay to the Menominee Indian Mills to the credit of the several accounts of Herman J. Fredenberg; Walter J. Peters, Senior; Charles J. Frechette; Joe Gristeau, Junior; James Tebeau; Joe Caldwell, Senior; John R. Pecore; Roy Oshkosh; Louis Tucker, Junior; James Warrington; Alexander Waupoose, Bernard Grignon; Earl Vaughn; Louis Washinawatok; Reuben Long; Nahpone Perote; George Smith; Paul Vigue, Senior, and Louis Vigue, operating as a partnership; Dan Wescott and Paul Vigue, Junior, operating as a partnership; and the estates of George Irving; Louis Kinepoway; John Tucker, Senior; Dominic Worden; John Mosehart; George Caldwell, John Okimosh; Anton Shawanometta; Mrs. Lillian Osh- kosh, Louis Corn out of the Menominee 4 per centum fund, the sum of $1 for each one thousand feet of timber respectively logged by said parties on the Menominee Reservation during the logging season of 1934-1935 according to the schedule prepared by the Menominee Indian Mills which schedule shall be approved by the general council of the Menominee Tribe. Said amounts shall be credited against the amounts, if any, respectively owed the Menominee Indian Mills by said parties without taking into account any procedural defenses of a personal nature which might have been interposed in an action at law to collect such debts, and the balance, if any, shall be paid to said parties or their heirs: Provided,however That the foregoing amounts shall be in full payment of any and all claims which said parties may claim to have by reason of promises made by officers of the Menominee Indian Mills for the logging of timber during the logging season of 1934-1935. SEC. 2 . The Secretary of the Interior, or his duly authorized repre- sentative, is hereby authorized with the concurrence of the general council of the Menominee Indian Tribe to cancel any balance still due to the Menominee Indian Mills by any of the jobbers listed in section 1, after the amount allowable under the said section has been credited, if in his judgment the balance of the claim is uncollectible or inequi- table. SEC. 3 . The said Secretary or his duly authorized representative, with the concurrence of the advisory council of the Menominee Indian Tribe may cancel other obligations due or which may become due to the Menominee Indian Mills when in his judgment such obligations are uncollectible. Approved July 25, 1947. [CHAPTER 3291 AN ACT To amend Public Law 301, Seventy-ninth Congress, approved February 18, 1946, so as to extend the benefits of the Missing Persons Act, approved March 7, 1942 (56 Stat. 143), as amended, to certain members of the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sentence under the heading entitled "Transfer of Appropriations", contained in title II of the First Supplemental Surplus Appropriation Rescis- sion Act, 1946 (Public Law 301, Seventy-ninth Congress, approved July 25, 1947 [n. R. 24s41 [Public Law 240] Menominee Indian Mills. Payment for logging of timber. Settlement of claims. Cancellation of bal- ance due. Cancellation of other obligations. July 25, 1947 [H. R. 31911 [Public Law 241] 455