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1175 63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.- CHS. 557-559--SEPT. 7, 1949 Aiken against the United States on account of personal injuries (including medical and hospital expenses), property damage, and loss of earnings sustained by him as a result of gunfire by an Army sentry on January 5, 1942, at the airport of the College of William and Mary, on the old Richmond Highway near Williamsburg, Virginia: 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 September 7, 1949. [CHAPTER 558] AN ACT For the relief of Mrs. Josephine Wagnon Walker. 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, the sum of $5,000, to Mrs. Josephine Wagnon Walker, of Harlingen, Texas, in full settlement of all claims against the United States on account of the death of her husband. David E. Walker, who was killed in a collision with a United States Army truck which occurred near Harlingen, Texas, on March 13, 1944: 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 notwith- standing. 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. September 7,1949 [H. R. 3665] [Private Law 260] Mrs. Josephine Wagnon Walker. [CHAPTER 559] AN ACT For the relief of Mrs. Mary L. W . Dawson. 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 Mrs. Mary L. W. Dawson, of Athens, Georgia, the sum of $1,740. Payment of such sum shall be in full settlement of all claims of the said Mrs. Mary L. W. Dawson against the United States for payment of a six months' death gratuity of which she was deprived by reason of an error in the naval record of her husband, Lieutenant (junior grade) Cosby Homer Dawson, now deceased. Such error has been corrected by the Board for Correction of Naval Records and the Secretary of the Navy acting pursuant to section 207 of the Legislative Reorganiza- tion Act of 1946: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or deliv- ered 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 September 7, 1949 [HI.a . 3s01 [Private Law 261 Mrs. Mary L. W. Dawson. 60 Stat. 837. 5U.S.C.if1ma, 275,456a