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BEAVER Falls, Pa., June 20, 1940. Mrs. William Broad to Providence Hospital, debtor. To hospital service at$3.00 per day, June 10 to 11, 1940...

$3.00 $3.50 per day, June 11 to 12, 1940.

. 3. 50 $6.00 per day, June 12 to 21, 1940..

50. 00 Laboratory examinations..

5. 00 Total..

61. 50 Paid, June 12.

10. 00 Paid, June 21.-.-.

51. 50 Received payment, June 21, 1940.

THE PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL, Per Sr. MARY THELMA.

No. 6481.

BEAVER FALLS, Pa., August 21, 1940. Mrs. William Broad, 50 Bridge Street, to J. Howard Swick, M. D., debtor, 1314 Eighth Avenue: Nature of service rendered: Professional...

$30 Received payment, August 21, 1940.

J. HOWARD SWICK. O

CHARLES H. DOUGHERTY, SR.

FEBRUARY 9, 1945.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House and

ordered to be printed

Mr. McGenee, from the Committee on Claims, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 934)

The Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 934) for the relief of Charles H. Dougherty, Sr., having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

A similar bill was favorably reported by this committee and passed the House in the Seventy-eighth Congress, but no action taken by the . Senate before final adjournment of Congress.

The facts will be found fully set forth in House Report No. 29, Seventy-eighth Congress, which is appended hereto and made a part of this report.

(H. Rept. No. 29, 79th Cong., 1st sess.) The purpose of the proposed legislation is to pay to Charles H. Dougherty, Sr., the sum of $135.62 for extra labor above the legal day of 8 hours performed by him, between the 8th day of March 1878 and the 20th day of September 1878, while employed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, N. Y.

Mr. Dougherty's duties consisted of painting tarpaulins, ventilator covers, and other items, this work being done under the supervision of the steam engineering and equipment department.

The Navy Department makes no recommendation as to the enactment of the proposed legislation.

Your committee after carefully considering the merits of this case recommend that the bill, as amended, do pass. The reasons for this favorable recommendation are as follows:

In the Seventy-fifth Congress, there was passed by both Houses and approved by the President a bill to pay to navy yard employees throughout the United States overtime pay for hours worked over and above the legal 8-hour day. Mr. Dougherty was not included in this bill by the Navy Department due to the fact that they had no record of his employment in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The committee does not feel that Mr. Dougherty, a man almost 90 years old, should be denied the overtime compensation that has been granted to others just because the Navy Department has lost his record of employment. It is believed that Mr. Dougherty, in his affidavit, set forth the facts as they were and these facts were not denied by the Department. Your committee does not propose to establish any precedent by the passage of this bill. · Other claims for overtime compensation presented by the heirs of deceased workers have been denied, but in this case, with Mr. Dougherty still living, the committee is of the opinion that he should be compensated.

Appended hereto is the report of the Navy Department, together with other pertinent papers.

Navy DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,

Washington, D. C.
The CHAIRMAN, COMMITTEE ON CLAIMS,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C.
MY DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: The bill (H. R. 2782) for the relief of Charles H.
Dougherty, Sr., was referred to the Navy Department by your committee on
May 6, 1941, with request for opinion as to its merits.

The purpose of the proposed legislation is to pay the sum of $135.62 to Charles H. Dougherty, Sr., of Ozone Park, Queens County, N. Y., being in full settlement of all claims against the United States by reason of extra labor above the legal day of 8 hours performed by Charles H. Dougherty, Sr., between the 8th day of March 1878 and the 20th day of September 1878, together with interest thereon, the receipt of same to be taken and accepted as a full and final release and discharge of his claim.

Attached to the committee's letter was an affidavit of April 28, 1941, by the claimant setting forth where he was employed and the nature of his employment, and the committee requested that the information furnished by Mr. Dougherty in his statement be investigated.

Instructions were accordingly issued to the commandant of the Navy Yard, New York, to comply with such request. Under date of May 28, 1941, the commandant reports that “another search of the available records of the navy yard has been made and no record can be found of the employment of Charles H. Dougherty during the period from 1875 to 1880."

The cost of the proposed legislation is $135.62, plus interest in an indeterminate amount.

In view of the absence of any information in its records relating to the employment of Charles H. Dougherty, Sr., the Navy Department is unable to make any recommendation on the bill H. R. 2782.

The original affidavit of Mr. Dougherty that accompanied the committee's letter is herewith returned. Sincerely yours,

JAMES FORRESTAL, Acting. (Enclosure.) OZONE PARK, BOROUGH OF QUEENS, N. Y.,

April 28, 1941. Hon. E. J. KEOGR.

MY DEAR CONGRESSMAN: Yours received on the above date, and I was very glad to hear from my esteemed Congressman. In reference to your communication, I solemnly swear that I began my services March 21, 1878, until September 20, 1878, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, N. Y. In the building, steam engineering, and equipment department, my work consisted painting tarpaulins and steam and ventilators covers, and sailors bags, and other miscellaneous duties in the aforesaid building of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, N. Y., under the direction of Boss Painter, William Atchinson, and if any other information is desired I will be happy to mail the same at my earliest convenience. Sincerely yours,

CHARLES H. DOUGHERTY. P. S.-Overtime work.

310 hours. 4374

232%

930 1, 240

$135. 624 Sworn and subscribed to before me this 28th day of April 1941.

JOHN B. LANE,

Notary Public. Commission expires March 30, 1941.

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1

WINFRED ALEXANDER

FEBRUARY 9, 1945.—Committed to the Committee of the Whole House and

ordered to be printed

Mr. McGEHEE, from the Committee on Claims, submitted the fol

lowing

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 938)

The Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 938) for the relief of Winfred Alexander, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with amendments and recommend that the bill as amended do pass.

The amendments are as follows:

Line 6, strike out the figures 7,000" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$5,000". Line 13, after the period, add:

Sec. 2. Before payment is made under this Act, Winfred Alexander is required to cancel judgment, together with cost of court rendered against the driver of the Government truck, Hobart_Wilson, in the Hamilton County Circuit Court, of the State of Tennessee, on February 22, 1940.

At the end of the bill add: : 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.

A similar bill was favorably reported by this committee and passed the House in the Seventy-eighth Congress, but no action taken in the Senate before final adjournment of Congress.

The facts will be found fully set forth in House Report No. 1129, Seventy-eighth Congress, which is appended hereto and made a part of this report.

(H. Ropt. No. 1129, 78th Cong., 2d sess.) The purpose of the proposed legislation is to appropriate the sum of $5,000 to Winfred Alexander, of Graysville, Tenn., in full settlement of all claims against the United States for personal injuries sustained by him on September 16, 1938,

H. Repts., 79-1, vol. 1--22

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