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PRIVATE LAWS--CHS. 631, 633-OCT. 6, 7 , 1949 October 6, 1949 [H. R. 5148] [Private Law 298] Hilda Links and others. Time limitation. [CHAPTER 631] AN ACT To confer jurisdiction upon the District Court for the Territory of Alaska to hear, determine, and render judgment upon the claim or claims, of Hilda Links and E. J . Ohman, partners, and Fred L. Kroesing, all of Anchorage, Alaska. 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 District Court for the Territory of Alaska to hear, determine, and render judgment in the same manner and to the same extent as against a private individual under like circum- stances, except that the United States shall not be liable for interests or costs, upon the claim, or claims, of Hilda Links and E. J. Ohman, partners, and Fred L. Kroesing, for any losses and damages sustained by Hilda Links and E. J . Ohman, partners, and Fred L. Kroesing, arising out of air flights or maneuvers of the United States armed forces occurring over or in the vicinity of the mink ranches conducted by the said Hilda Links and E. J. Ohman, partners, and Fred L. Kroesing, at Anchorage, Alaska, or by virtue of any acts or actions of any and all officers, agents, or employees of the United States in connection with the operation of military aircraft or with the establish- ment and maintenance of military posts or bases in Alaska, or by all of said flights, maneuvers, acts, or actions: Provided, That the action in the District Court for the Territory of Alaska to establish such losses and damages may be instituted within one year from the date of the approval of this Act, and the same right of appeal to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from the judg- ment of the District Court for the Territory of Alaska shall be had as in other causes in that court: Provided, That the passage of this Act shall not be construed as an inference of liability on the part of the Government of the United States. Approved October 6, 1949. [CHAPTER 633] October 7,1949 AN ACT [H. R. 1020]- For the relief of the legal guardian of Moody L. Smitherman, Junior, a minor, [Private Law 299] and Moody L. Smitherman. Guardian of Moody L. Smitherman, Jr. Moody L. Smither. man. 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, the sum of $750 to the legal guardian of Moody L. Smitherman, Junior, a minor, of Birm- ingham, Alabama, and the sum of $245 to Moody L. Smitherman, of Birmingham, Alabama. The payment of such sum to the legal guardian of said minor shall be in full settlement of all claims of said minor against the United States arising out of personal injuries sustained by said minor on April 17, 1944, when he was struck by a United States mail truck at the intersection of Georgia Road and Forty-eighth Street in Birmingham, Alabama. The payment of such sum to Moody L. Smitherman, the father of said minor, shall be in full settlement of all claims of said individual against the United States arising out of medical expenses incurred by him on account of such personal injuries sustained by said minor: Provided, That no part of either of the sums 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 the claim settled by the payment of such sum, and the same shall 1190 [63 STAT.