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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CHS. 408 , 409-JUNE 20, 21 , 1940 directed to allow credit in the accounts of disbursing officers of the Army for and on account of all such payments. SEC. 9 . That payments heretofore made for travel allowances to personnel in and under the jurisdiction of the War Department incident to the Ohio-Mississippi flood in 1937 are hereby ratified and validated, and the Comptroller General of the United States is hereby authorized and directed to allow credit in the accounts of disbursing officers of the Army for and on account of all such pay- ments: Provided, 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, to any person a sum equal to the amount collected from such person on account of payments which are herein validated, upon presentation of a claim therefor to the Comptroller General of the United States, who is authorized and directed to certify same to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment. SEC. 10. That payments heretofore made to Cornelius M. Daly (now lieutenant colonel, Cavalry) for longevity pay increases inci- dent to his service as a cadet, United States Revenue Cutter Service, are hereby ratified and validated, and the Comptroller General of the United States is hereby authorized and directed to allow credit in the accounts of disbursing officers of the Army for and on account of all such payments. SEC. 11. 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, to the administrator of the estate of Captain Bigelow B. Barbee, Finance Department, the amount of $191.73, which amount represents overpayments due to minor errors of computation of pay and allowances due former enrollees of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and was deducted by the Comptroller General of the United States from the amount authorized to be paid to the estate of Captain Barbee by the Act of June 22, 1938 (52 Stat. 1373): Provided, That no part of this amount shall be charged against any person other than the person erroneously paid. SEC. 12 . That the Comptroller General of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to credit in the accounts of Lieutenant Colonel Walter D. Dabney, Finance Department, the amount of $30.25, public funds for which he is accountable, which were paid to a former enrollee for final pay, and to a civilian employee for travel allowances, and disallowed by the Comptroller General of the United States. Approved, June 20, 1940. [CHAPTER 409] AN ACT To provide for the alteration of certain bridges over navigable waters of the United States, for the apportionment of the cost of such alterations between the United States and the owners of such bridges, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, DEFINITIONS SECTION 1. When used in this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise- The term "alteration" includes changes of any kind, reconstruction, or removal in whole or in part. The term "bridge" means a lawful bridge over navigable waters of the United States, including approaches, fenders and appurtenances 193470 0 -41-PT. --- 32 497 Certain Ohio-Mis- sissippi flood pay- ments validated. Proviso. Refunds. Lt. Col. Cornelius M. Daly. Longevity pay In- creases validated. Capt. Bigelow B. Barbee. Payment to estate of. Proviso. Accounting. Lt. Col. Walter D. Dabney. June 21, 1940 [H. R . 9381] [Public, No. 647] Alteration of certain bridges, etc. Definitions.