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[85 STAT. 837]
[85 STAT. 837]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

85 STAT. ]

PRIVATE LAW 92-12-JULY 29, 1971

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Private Law 92-11 AN ACT For the relief of the estate of Captain John N. Laycock, United States Navy (retired).

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 the estate of Captain John N. Laycock, United States Navy (retired), formerly of Derry, New Hampshire, the sum of $96,000, which shall be considered a payment in consideration of a transfer by the estate of Captain John X. Laycock, United States Navy (retired) of property consisting of all substantial rights to a patent within the meaning of section 1235 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, in full settlement for the usage by the United States during and subsequent to World W a r II of certain pontoon equipment patented by him (United States Numbered 2,480,144), and for losses incurred by the said Captain John N. Laycock as a result of the United States having made such pontoon equipment, and the patent thereto, available to other nations contrary to the license agreement entered into between the United States and the said Captain John N. Laycock: 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 July 9, 1971.

July 9, 1971 [H. R. 3094]

Capt. John N. L a y c o c k, USN.

68A Stat. 329; 72 Stat, 1644. 26 USC 1235,

Private Law 92-12 AN ACT For the relief of the West Fargo Pioneer and J)ale C Nesnineier.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Uepresentat'tres of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the West Fargo Pioneer of West Fargo, North Dakota, and Dale C. Nesemeier are relieved of all liability for payment to the United States of the sum of $995.38, representing additional postage due on a publication entitled "The Mirror" included as a supplement to the AVest Fargo Pioneer and mailed during the period from March 1969, through April 1970, such postage being due as the result of the assessment of postage at incorrect rates by ojfRcials of the Post Office Department. SEC. 2. (a) The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the West Fargo Pioneer the sum of any amounts received on account of the postage deficiency referred to in the first section of this Act. (b) No more than ten percent of any amount appropriated under this section shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney on account of services rendered in connection with these claims, and the same shall be unlawful, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Violation of the provisions of this subsection is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000. Approved July 29, 1971.

July 29, 1971 [S. 161]

West Fargo Pionee r and Dale C • N e s e m e i e r.