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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.-CHS. 87, 88, 97 Apr. 21 22 1949 May 10, 1949 [CHAPTER 87] AN ACT For the relief of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Murphy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Comp- troller General of the United States is hereby authorized and directed to credit the accounts of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Murphy, postmaster at Beacon, New York, in such amount as will equal the balance deter- mined by the Comptroller General to be due in such accounts as the result of various embezzlements by Earl H. Cochrane, former post- office clerk at Beacon, New York, embezzlement taking place while Mrs. Elizabeth B. Murphy was acting postmaster. Approved April 21, 1949. [CHAPTER 88] AN ACT To confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render judgment upon a certain claim of Harry W. Sharpley, his heirs, administrators, or assigns, against the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the Court of Claims to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim of Harry W. Sharpley, of Green- backville, Virginia, his heirs, administrators, or assigns, against the United States for alleged damages caused by the sewage emanating from the naval auxiliary air station, at Chincoteague, Virginia, and the flow of such sewage over and across certain oyster grounds located in Mosquito Creek, Virginia, which grounds had been leased by the said Harry W. Sharpley. SEC. 2. Proceedings for the determination of said claim shall be had in the same manner as in cases of which said court has jurisdiction under the provisions of section 145 of the Judicial Code, as amended: Provided,That suit hereunder shall be instituted within four months after the enactment of this Act: And provided further, That this Act shall be construed only to waive the immunity from suit of the Government of the United States with respect to the claim of said Harry W. Sharpley, his heirs, administrators, or assigns, and not otherwise to affect any substantive rights of the parties: And pro- vided further, That nothing in this Act shall be construed as an infer- ence of liability on the part of the United States. Approved April 22, 1949. [CHAPTER 97] AN ACT Conferring United States citizenship posthumously upon Vaso B. Benderach. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Vaso B. Benderach, a Yugoslav flier, who served honorably with the Fifteenth Air Force of the United States, and who died on May 7, 1948, while a patient at Fitzsimons General Hospital, Colorado, shall be held and considered to have been a citizen of the United States at the time of his death. Approved May 10, 1949. 1089 April 21,1949 H. 659] [Private Law 36] Mrs. Elizabeth B. Murphy. April 22,1949 [H. R.696] [Private Law 37] Harry W. Sharpley. 36 Stat. 1136; 62 Stat. 940. 28 U. S. C., Supp. II, f1491 . Time limitation. May 10. 1949 1s. 50] [Private Law 381 Vaso B. Benderach. 81939°--50-P. I - 69