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PRIVATE LAWS-CHS. 648, 649, 655-OCT. 7, 10, 1949 [63 STAT. [CHAPTER 648] AN ACT For the relief of Max Schlederer. October 7, 1949 [H. R . 5353] [Private Law 314] Max Schlederer. [CHAPTER 649] AN ACT For the relief of Joe D. Dutton. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Joe D. Dutton. 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 $90, to Joe D. Dutton, of Griffin, Georgia. Such sum is reim- bursement for the amount of a certain forged post office money order numbered 15746, cashed by him while serving as Army mail clerk at Army post office 584, Trier, Germany, on June 16, 1945, for which he was held accountable: 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 misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000. Approved October 7, 1949. October 10, 1949 [H. R. 606] [Private Law 3161 James B. Stirling, estate. [CHAPTER 655] AN ACT For the relief of the estate of James B. Stirling, deceased. 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 United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, to hear, determine, and render judg- ment upon the claim of Robina Stirling, as administratrix of the goods, chattels, and credits of James B. Stirling, deceased, for com- pensation for the death of the said James B. Stirling, which resulted from being struck by a Department of Justice automobile on New York State Route 5, Albany-Schenectady Road, Albany County, New York, on September 8,1944. 1196 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the UnitedStates of America in Congress assembled, That Max Schlederer, Arlight, California, is relieved of all liability to refund to the United States amounts paid to him for services as postmaster at the Concepcion (California) post office, during the period when he was not eligible to receive compensation from funds appropriated for the Post Office Department because the combined amount of his salary as postmaster and his salary as an employee of the United States Coast Guard at the Point Concepcion Light Station exceeded the sum of $2,000 per annum. Any amounts heretofore credited to him or refunded to the United States by him on account of such unauthorized payment to him shall be repaid to him out of any money available for the payment of postmasters' salaries. In the audit and settlement of the accounts of any disbursing officer of the United States the payment of such amounts for services as postmaster shall be considered to have been authorized. Approved October 7, 1949. October 7, 1949 [H. R . 5777] [Private Law 315]