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75TH CONGRESS, IST SESSION-HS. 734, 740, 750-AUGUST 21, 23, 24, 1937 [CHAPTER 734] AN ACT For the relief of Stella Van Dewerker. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre- tary 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 $60 to Stella Van Dewerker of Camp Crook, South Dakota, in full satisfaction of her claim against the United States for damages arising out of the loss by her of a horse which died, in November 1934, while being worked, under contract with the owner, by employees of the Forest Service, United States Depart- ment of Agriculture, in connection with emergency conservation work: 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, August 21, 1937. [CHAPTER 740] AN ACT To authorize the award of a decoration for distinguished service to Acors Rathbun Thompson. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is hereby authorized to cause the recommendation for the award of a decoration to Acors Rathbun Thompson, formerly private. Sixty- sixth Company, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, Second Division, American Expeditionary Forces, who, on September 14, 1918, at Jaulny, in the Saint Mihiel sector, France, rescued and carried a wounded comrade through heavy enemy fire to a first-aid station, and who further distinguished himself as a member of a small group, October 4 and 5, 1918, at Blanc Mont Ridge, France, though wounded and constantly exposed to constant enemy machine-gun fire from three sides, was cut off from his main body, repulsed five counter attacks by the enemy, which resulted in the capture of four German officers, two hundred and sixty-eight men, together with eighty-five machine guns in position, some mortars, and a heavy fieldpiece, to be considered by the proper boards or authorities, and such award made to said Thompson as his said conduct merits. Approved, August 23, 1937. [CHAPTER 750] AN ACT To provide for the reimbursement of certain enlisted men and former enlisted men of the Navy for the value of personal effects lost while engaged in emergency relief expeditions during the Ohio Valley flood in January and February 1937. 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, such sum or sums, amounting in the aggregate not to exceed $667.80, as may be required by the Secretary of the Navy to reimburse, under 1071 August 21, 1937 [H. R . 4489] [Private, No. 328] Stella Van Dewer- ker. Payment to. Proviso. Limitation on attor- ney's, etc., fees. Penalty for viola- tion. August 23, 1937 [S. 1918] [Private, No. 329] Acors Rathbun Thompson. Award of decora- tion for distinguished service, authorized. Auiust 24,1937 [Private, No. 330] Ohio Valley flood, 1937. Reimbursement of certain Naval enlisted men for property losses.