Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 63 Part 1.djvu/1204

This page needs to be proofread.


PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 508, 509-AUG. 24, 1949 46 Stat. 468. 5U.S.C. 691t eq4.Supp. II, §691e seq. Ante, pp. 170, 266, 475, 476, 490, 577, 609, 621,663 ,699, 704,884 . 46 Stat. 468. 6U.S.C.§691et Wq.: Supp. n, S691 t ae. Ante, pp. 170, 266, 475, 476, 490, 577, 609, 621, 663 , 699, 704, 884 . August 24, 1949 I8.1361] [Private Law 243] John Grayeagle. of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Isaiah Johnson, of the District of Columbia, (1) a sum equal to the amount of compen- sation which would have been payable to him for service rendered as an employee of the United States during the period July 1 to July 18, 1945, had such service been rendered as a de jure rather than a de facto employee, and (2) a sum equal to the lump-sum payment for annual leave (a) which had been accumulated by him at the time of the termination of his period of service as a de jure employee of the United States on April 30, 1944, and (b) which would have been credited to the said Isaiah Johnson had his period of service as a civilian employee of the Government of the United States during the period May 1, 1944, to July 18, 1945, been de jure employment, which sums, together with the payments authorized by section 2, shall be in full satisfaction of the claims of the said Isaiah Johnson for com- pensation for such service rendered by him and for annual leave accu- mulated by him, both of which were unpaid, because of the failure of the employing agency of the Government to give him notice of his auto- matic separation from the service of the United States upon reaching the age of seventy under the provisions of the Civil Service Retire- ment Act then in force: Provided, That no part of the amount appro- priated 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 misde- meanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. SEC. 2 . The Civil Service Commission is authorized and directed to recompute the annuity of the said Isaiah Johnson, under the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29, 1930, as amended, as of the date of his retirement, and, for the purposes of such recomputation, service performed by him as a de facto employee of the United States from May 1, 1944, to July 18, 1945, shall be considered as creditable service in the employment of the United States. Approved August 24, 1949. [CHAPTER 509] AN ACT To authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to issue to John Grayeagle a patent in fee to certain land. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, upon appli- cation in writing, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to issue to John Grayeagle of Bullhead, South Dakota, a patent in fee to the following-described lands allotted to him in the State of South Dakota: The southeast quarter of section 23, town- ship 21, range 25; the west half of section 23, township 21, range 25: Provided, That when the land herein described is offered for sale, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, or any Indian who is a member of said tribe, shall have ninety days in which to execute preferential rights to purchase said tract at a price offered to the seller by a prospective buyer willing and able to purchase. Approved August 24, 1949. 1168 [63 STAT.