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PRIVATE LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-THIRD CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in the

District of Columbia, on Wednesday, the third day of January, 1934, and was

adjourned without day on Monday, the eighteenth day of June, 1934. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President;John N. GARNER, Vice President; KEY PITTMAN,

President of the Senate pro tempore; HENRY T. RAINEY, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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February 20, 1934.

(8. 248.) [Private, No. 13.)

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in the administration of any laws conferring rights, privileges, and benefits upon rected. honorably discharged soldiers Rolando B. Moffett, who was a member of Company H, Eleventh Regiment United States Infantry, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been honorably discharged from the military service of the United States as a member of that organization on the 30th day of September 1880: Provided, That no

No back pay, bounty, back pay, pension, or allowance shall be held to have accrued prior to the passage of this Act.

Approved, February 20, 1934.

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etc.

(CHAPTER 18.]
AN ACT

February 20, 1934.
For the relief of Samson Davis.

(S. 381.)

[Private, No. 14.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Åmerica in Congress assembled, That in the admin- Samson Davis.

Military record coristration of any laws conferring rights, privileges, and benefits upon rected. honorably discharged soldiers Samson Davis, who was a member of the Hospital Corps, United States Army, shall be held and considered to have been honorably discharged from the military service of the United States as a private of that organization on the 29th day of August 1902: Provided, That no bounty, back pay, pension, or allow

No back pay, etc. ance shall be held to have accrued prior to the passage of this Act.

Approved, February 20, 1934.

CHAPTER 19.)
AN ACT

February 20, 1934.
For the relief of Francis N. Dominick.

[8.727.)

[Private, No. 15.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in the admin- nick. istration of the pension laws or any laws conferring rights, privi- Military record corleges, or benefits upon persons honorably discharged from the United

Francis N. Domi

States Army Francis N. Dominick shall be held and considered to have served without desertion as a private, Sixty-sixth Company, United States Coast Artillery Corps, United States Army, and to have been honorably discharged from such service on October 19, 1903: Provided, That no bounty, back pay, pension, or allowance shall be held to have accrued prior to the passage of this Act.

Approved, February 20, 1934.

Proviso.
No back pay, etc.

(8. 2053.)

accounts.

(CHAPTER 20.)

AN ACT February 20, 1934.

For the relief of Captain L. P. Worrall, Finance Department, United States Army. (Private, No. 16.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Capt. L. P. Worrall. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the CompCredit allowed, in

troller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to credit in the accounts of L. P. Worrall, Captain, Finance Department, United States Army, the sum of $956.40, said amount being public funds for which he is accountable and which were lost when a safe in the Finance Office at Fort Douglas, Utah, was dynamited and robbed at approximately 11 o'clock postmeridian, October 28, 1932.

Approved, February 20, 1934.

sonal injuries.

(CHAPTER 21.)

AN ACT February 20, 1934. (S. 2552.)

For the relief of Charles C. Bennett. (Private, No. 17.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Charles C. Bennett. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the SecrePaymfuri... for per- tary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed

to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Charles C. Bennett, of the city of Candor, North Carolina, the sum of $5,000 in full settlement of all claims against the Government for bodily injuries sustained by him on December 16, 1927, when an automobile in which he was riding was in collision with a reconnaissance truck of the United States Army, the said truck being one of a fleet of trucks traveling toward Fort Bragg, North Carolina,

driven by Private Thomas C. Robertson, of Fort Bragg, North CaroProviso.

lina: Provided, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act torney's, etc., fees. in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or

received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered

in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithPenalty for violation, 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, February 20, 1934.

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CHAPTER 22.)
AN ACT

February 21, 1934.
For the relief of George W. Edgerly.

(8.860.)

(Private, No. 18.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President George W. Edgerly. of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to summon Army retiring board to George W. Edgerly, late captain of Infantry and temporary major, inquire as to fitness, Regular Army, before a retiring board, to inquire whether at the time of his resignation, September 18, 1919, he was incapacitated for active service, and whether such incapacity was a result of an incident of service, and if, as a result of such inquiry, it is found that he was so incapacitated, the President is authorized to nominate and appoint, Appointment as Capby and with the advice and consent of the Senate, the said George W. tab. nedired, on finding Edgerly a captain of Infantry and place him immediately thereafter upon the retired list of the Army, with the same privileges and retired pay as are now or may hereafter be provided by law or regulation for officers of the Regular Army: Provided, That the said Proviso. George W. Edgerly shall not be entitled to any back pay or allowances by the passage of this Act.

Approved, February 21, 1934.

No back pay, etc.

[CHAPTER 34.)
AN ACT

February 26, 1934.
For the relief of Henry M. Burns.

(H.R. 890.)

(Private, No. 19.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in the Penry M. Burns. administration of any laws conferring rights, privileges, and benefits Military record corupon honorably discharged soldiers Henry M. Burns, who was a member of Company D, Twenty-eighth Regiment United States Infantry, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been honorably discharged from the military service of the United States as a member of that organization on the 7th day of October 1913: Pro- Proviso. vided, That no bounty, back pay, pension, or allowance shall be held

No back pay, etc. to have accrued prior to the passage of this Act.

Approved, February 26, 1934.

February 26, 1934. (H.R.

5241.) (Private, No. 20.)

Claims.
Settlement of certain

CHAPTER 35.)

AN ACT
To authorize the settlement, allowance, and payment of certain claims, and for

other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That payment to the American Appraisal Company for services rendered in the designated, authorized. amount of $750 for the appraisal of the Peter Lyall plant at Mon- American 055,

· Appraisal treal, Canada, and for services rendered in the amount of $1,250 Co. for the appraisal of the Long Island Air Reserve Depot, New York, is hereby authorized to be made from the proceeds of the sale of surplus real estate under the jurisdiction of the War Department not as yet deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the military post Vol. 44, p. 203. construction fund, as provided for by the Act of Congress approved March 12, 1926 (44 Stat. 203).

SEO. 2. That the Comptroller General of the United States be, John A. Bellan. and he is hereby, authorized, notwithstanding the provisions of the waived. Act of July 16, 1914 (38 Stat. 508), to adjust and settle the claims

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Carl B. King Drill

M. Giacalone.

Standard Oil Com- of John A. Bellan and the Standard Oil Company in the amounts

of $356 and $8.49, respectively, for rental and operation of an automobile used in connection with improvements to the road system in the Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, during the fiscal year 1931, and to certify same for payment from the appropriation

Vicksburg National Military Park", 1931. Damage claims.

Sec. 3. That the Comptroller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to adjust and settle the

following claims and certify the same to Congress : Alleghany Forging Company.

(a) Alleghany Forging Company on account of damages suffered by reason of excess in freight, hauling, labor, and incidental expenses due to shipment by the United States of salvaged material,

purchased by claimant to wrong destination : $174.92. Walter Bell.

(b) Walter Bell on account of damages suffered by reason of destruction of mature vines of a cranberry bog by fire, which started on Camp Dix Military Reservation, and extended over said bog on or about June 3, 1930: $2,500.

(c) Carl B. King Drilling Company, on account of damages sufing Company.

fered to its airplane due to an Army airplane running into it at Clover Field, California, on or about August 2, 1930: $1,722.03.

(d) M. Giacalone, on account of damages suffered while engaged in rescuing an Army aviator and assisting in salvaging an Army airplane from the sea off the coast of Hawaii on or about October

30, 1930: $459.61. Jact Buono.

(e) Jact Buono, on account of damages suffered while engaged in rescuing an Army aviator and assisting in salvaging an Army airplane from the sea off the coast of Hawaii on or about October 30,

1930: $469.88. Joseph Asaro.

(f) Joseph Asaro, on account of damages suffered while engaged in rescuing an Army aviator and assisting in salvaging an Army airplane from the sea off the coast of Hawaii on or about October

30, 1930: $459. Sam Harrison.

(g) Sam Harrison, on account of damages suffered by reason of a bomb dropping from an Army airship on a farmhouse owned by

him near Scott Field, Illinois: $1,982. Loss of personal prop- Sec. 4. That the Comptroller General of the United States be, Army civilian em- and he is hereby, authorized and directed to adjust and settle the ployees.

following claims of civilian employees of the Army and certify the same to Congress: Emil Johns, $22.23; John J. Spatz, Junior, $79.79; Perry W. Stolzenberg, $56.75; Paul D. McMahan, $42.38; Oliver B. Tinley, $42.35; Cleo Finch, $18; Jesse P. Goodin, $15.98; and Paul R. Gruhler, $20, on account of private property belonging to them which was lost, destroyed, or damaged in a fire in a Government building at Wright Field, Ohio, on or about January 2, 1931,

while said claimants were engaged in saving Government property. Payment considered full settlement.

Sec. 5. That the payment of any and all the claims herein authorProviso.

ized shall be in full payment thereof by the Government: Provided, Limitation torney's etc., foes. 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 agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services renExcessive, unlawful. dered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any

agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connec

tion with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Penalty for.

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, February 26, 1934.

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[CHAPTER 36.)
AN ACT

February 26, 1934.
To provide for the reimbursement of Guillermo Medina, hydrographic surveyor, (H.R. 5243.)

for the value of personal effects lost in the capsizing of a Navy whaleboat (Private, No. 21.) off Galera Island, Gulf of Panama. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre- Guilermo Medina . tary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed Reimbursement of. to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $66.80 to Guillermo Medina in full compensation for the loss of personal property as the result of the capsizing of a United States Navy whaleboat off Galera Island, Gulf of Panama, on September 25, 1928.

Approved, February 26, 1934.

William C. Camp

[CHAPTER 39.)
AN ACT

March 2, 1934.
For the relief of William C. Campbell.

(H.R. 5242.]

(Private, No. 22.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre- ben. tary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay to William Payment to. c. Campbell, of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $64.64 in full satisfaction of his claim against the United States for one half of his deceased son's share in payment made to the Santee Sioux Indians in 1924, which was erroneously paid to another Indian of the same name.

Approved, March 2, 1934.

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[CHAPTER 50.)
AN ACT

March 9, 1934.
For the relief of the Lebanon Equity Exchange, of Lebanon, Nebraska.

(S. 750.]

(Private, No. 23.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Com

Lebanon Equity Ex

change. missioner of Internal Revenue be, and he is hereby, authorized and Refund of income, directed to receive, consider, and determine, in accordance with law etc., taxes. but without regard to any statute of limitations, any claim filed not later than six months after the passage of this Act by the Lebanon Equity Exchange, Lebanon, Nebraska, for the refund of Federal income and profits taxes collected from the said Lebanon Equity Exchange for the year 1920 in excess of the amount properly due: Proviso. Provided, That in the settlement of said claim there shall be no

Interest disallowed. allowance of interest.

Approved, March 9, 1934.

March 9, 1934.

[S. 751.)
(Private, No. 24.]

[CHAPTER 51.)

AN ACT
Authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to refund to the

Farmers' Grain Company of Omaha, Nebraska, income taxes illegally paid to
the United States Treasurer.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary panyoromaha, Nebr. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to refund, from Refund of illegally moneys not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $2,186.36 to the paid income taxes. Farmers' Grain Company, of Omaha, Nebraska, in full settlement

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