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They entered the street intersection against a red traffic light and struck the claimant's car broadside. Apparently neither driver saw the other vehicle approaching nor attempted to apply the brakes and reduce speed in order to prevent the imminent serious accident. Agent Brown was thrown from the official car and suffered head injuries which resulted in his death. The claimant, Mr. Putnam's car was demolished and he suffered severe injuries for which he was hospitalized until the last week in August and unable to resume work for several weeks thereafter. The loss of the claimant's automobile was covered by insurance. Mr. Putnam states that he lost salary for about 2 months or $550. His hospital expenses and fees for medical attention amounted to $642 as shown by bills supporting the claim for the maximum amount allowable under the act.
Amount claimed, $500; amount allowed, $500.
2. Forsberg Paper Box Co., Madison, Wis. The claim covers damages to the claimants's trailer-truck operated by Joseph Hovey, Madison, Wis. The damage was caused by an accident on October 19, 1943, in Jefferson, Wis., when the said truck was struck by an automobile of the Federal Bureau of Investigation operated by Special Agent Paul A. Turner while engaged in his official duties. It appears that Agent Turner was driving the Bureau car in the center of Jefferson, Wis., at, a speed of about 20 miles per hour; that he briefly took his eyes from the road and during this instant the car swerved into the left-hand traffic lane, striking the claimant's truck which was approaching from the opposite direction. The claimant's trailer-truck was considerably damaged as shown by a receipted bill for repairs by the Kayser Motors, Inc., of Madison, Wis., totaling $216.78. Amount claimed, $216.78; amount allowed, $216.78.
Summary (2 claims) Amount claimed.
$716. 78 Amount allowed..
716. 78 Sincerely yours,
John Q. CANNON, Administrative Assistant to the Attorney General.
ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION FOR THE PUBLIC ROADS
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION SUBMITTED BY THE PUBLIC ROADS ADMINISTRATION TO PAY CLAIMS FOR DAMAGE TO ROADS AND HIGHWAYS OF STATES OR THEIR SUBDIVISIONS, IN THE SUM OF $3,589.30
FEBRUARY 29, 1944.—Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered
to be printed
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, February 28, 1944. The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith for the consideration of Congress an estimate of appropriation submitted by the Pub!ic Roads Administration to pay claims for damage to roads and highways of States or their subdivisions, in the sum of $3,589.30. These claims have been considered and adjusted under the provisions of the act of November 19, 1941 (23 U. S. C., ch. 3), as amended by the act of July 13, 1943, Public Law 146, and require an appropriation for payment. Respectfully,
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
2 ESTIMATE OF APPROPRIATION— PUBLIC ROADS ADMINISTRATION
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,
BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,
Washington, D. C., February 25, 1944. The PRESIDENT,
The White House. Sir: I have the honor to submit herewith for your consideration an estimate of appropriation submitted by the Public Roads Administration to pay claims for damage to roads and highways incident to construction and maneuvers of the Army, which have been considered and adjusted under the provisions of the act of November 19, 1941 (23 U. S. C., ch. 3), as amended by the act of July 13, 1943, Public Law 146, and which require an appropriation for payment, as follows:
For the payment of claims for damage to roads and highways under
the Defense Highway Act of 1941 (23 U. S. C., ch. 3), as amended by the act of July 13, 1943, Public Law 146, as follows: “The Commissioner of Public Roads is authorized to reimburse the several States for the necessary rehabilitation or repair of roads and highways of States or their subdivisions substantially damaged by the Army or the Navy, or both, or by any other agency of the Government, etc.,' as fully set forth in House Document No. —, 78th Congress -
$3, 589. 30 The letters of the Public Roads Administration submitting this estimate are transmitted herewith.
In accordance with the provisions of the act providing for these submissions, I recommend that this estimate be transmitted to Congress. Very respectfully,
HAROLD D. SMITH, Director of the Bureau of the Budget.
FEDERAL WORKS AGENCY,
Washington, December 28, 1943.
Washington, D. C. My Dear Mr. Smith: Pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of the Defense Highway Act of 1941, approved November 19, 1941 (55 Stat. 765), as amended by section 6 of Public Law 146, Seventy-eighth Congress, approved July 13, 1943, there is set forth below a brief statement of a claim of the city of Mount Clemens, Mich., submitted by the State Highway Department of Michigan, for reimbursement of the cost of necessary repairs to various streets within said city substantially damaged by contractors hauling materials in connection with the construction of the United States Army airfield at Selfridge Field, Mich.
I have considered, ascertained, adjusted and determined said claim, accruing subsequent to May 27, 1941, and presented to the Public Roads Administration within the period specified in said act of Congress, as follows:
1. The city of Mount Clemens, Mich., submitted a claim of $2,815 for reimbursement of the cost of repairs to various streets in said city damaged by Army contract hauling. It has been determined that substantial damage occurred to certain streets from the causes specified, but that part of the claim covers either damages which occurred prior to May 27, 1941, or were of a nature not contemplated by said act of Congress.
2. Repairs eligible for reimbursement were made to certain streets by the city of Mount Clemens at a total cost of $1,440 for labor and materials.
3. Amount claimed by the city, $2,815; amount recommended, $1,440.
I certify that the amount due claimant, as herein set forth, is based
C. D. Curtiss,
FEDERAL WORKS AGENCY,
Washington, November 6, 1943.
Washington, D. C. MY DEAR MR. Smith: Pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of the Defense Highway Act of 1941, approved November 19, 1941 (55 Stat. 765), as amended by section 6 of Public Law 146, Seventy-eighth Congress, approved July 13, 1943, there is set forth below a brief report of a claim of Geary County, Kans., submitted by the State High
a way Department of Kansas, for reimbursement of the cost of rebuilding a bridge in said county which was demolished by an Army tank.
I have considered, ascertained, adjusted, and determined said claim, accruing subsequent to May 27, 1941, and presented to the Public Roads Administration within the period specified in said act of Congress, as follows:
1. On or about October 19, 1942, Army personnel engaged in reconnaissance training vere operating a 30-ton tank. In attempting to cross an 80-foot span bridge over Clark's Creek in the SW4 sec. 24, T. 12 S., R. 6 E., Geary County, Kans., the tank crashed through the structure and demolished it. The bridge was posted for a safe loading of 3 tons. Three other 30-ton tanks preceding this one crossed safely.
2. Investigations by engineers of the Public Roads Administration disclose that the collapse of the bridge was due to the cause stated.
3. The bridge was reconstructed by Geary County at a cost of $2,149.30 for labor and materials. 4. Amount claimed by county $2,149.30; amount recommended $2,149.30.
I certify that the amount due claimant, as herein set forth, is based on information of record obtained by the engineers of the Public Roads Administration after an investigation of the damages claimed. Very truly yours,
Thos. H. MacDONALD, Commissioner of Public Roads.