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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 75, 76, 79-APR . 19, 1949 [CHAPTER 75] AN ACT For the relief of John J. O'Neil. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the John J. O'Neil. 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 J. O'Neil, 16 Arlington Street, Leominster, Massachusetts, the sum of $2,344. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims of the said John J. O'Neil against the United States on account of personal injuries sustained by him on February 5, 1944, when the automobile he was driving was struck by a United States Army truck, vehicle numbered W-254973, at Washington Street and Merriam Avenue, Leominster, Massachusetts: 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 April 19, 1949. [CHAPTER 76] April 19,1949 [H. R. 1043] [Private Law 30] Mrs. Wesley Berk, formerly Mrs. Ruth Cameron. April 19, 1949 [H. R. 652] [Private Law 31] Laura Spinnichia. AN ACT For the relief of Mrs. Wesley Berk (formerly Mrs. Ruth Cameron). 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 Mrs. Wesley Berk, formerly Mrs. Ruth Cameron, of Los Angeles, California, the sum of $34,704.49, in full settlement of all claims against the United States for missing and damaged equipment which she had stored at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds at the time it was occupied by the United States Army: 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 April 19, 1949. [CHAPTER 79] AN ACT For the relief of Laura Spinnichia. 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 Laura Spinnichia, of 299 First Street, Rochester, New York, the sum of $5,000, m full settle- ment of all claims against the United States for compensation for personal injuries sustained by her and for reimbursement of medical, hospital, and other expenses incurred by her as the result of her having April 19, 1949 [H. R. 729] [Private Law 29] 1086 [63 STAT.