PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 555-557-SEPT. 7, 1949 [CHAPTER 555] September 7, 1949 [H. R. 2471] [Private Law 267] Walt W. Rostow. September 7,1949 [H. R. 2475] [Private Law 258] Albert M. Lewis, Jr. September 7, 1949 [H. R. 2628] Private Law 259] Auldon Albert Aiken. AN ACT For the relief of Walt W. Rostow. 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 Walt W. Rostow, New Haven, Connecticut, the sum of $468.40. Such sum represents reim- bursement for certain items of personal property owned by the said Walt W. Rostow and lost at sea while being transported on the Empire Mersey from New York, New York, to the said Walt W. Rostow in London, England, where he was assigned to duty as a civilian employee with the Office of Strategic Services. The steamship Empire Mersey, a tanker of British registry, was lost as a result of enemy action on October 13, 1942: 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 of 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 September 7, 1949. [CHAPTER 556] AN ACT To authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to sell to Albert M. Lewis, Junior, certain land in the State of Florida. 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, upon application in writing filed within six months after the effective date of this Act, is authorized and directed to convey to Albert M. Lewis, Junior, of Panama City, Florida, that part of fractional section 34, township 3 south, range 16 west, Tallahassee meridian, Florida, not to exceed two and one-half acres, upon which is situated the house now held by the said Albert M. Lewis, Junior. Such conveyance shall be made upon the payment, within one year after the effective date of this Act, of a price to be fixed by the Secretary at not less than the fair value, as determined by the Secretary, of the land to be conveyed. The conveyance shall contain a reservation to the United States of (1) all oil, gas, and other mineral deposits, together with the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the same under applicable laws and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe. Approved September 7, 1949. [CHAPTER 557] AN ACT For the relief of Auldon Albert Aiken. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Am.erica 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 Auldon Albert Aiken, of Hampton, Virginia, the sum of $5,000. The payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims of the said Auldon Albert 1174 [63 STAT.