A-29454, NOVEMBER 27, 1929, 9 COMP. GEN. 227

A-29454: Nov 27, 1929

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ARE. ARE SHIPPED BY THE QUARTERMASTER CORPS. THE EXCESS CHARGE IS FOR COMPUTATION ON THE BASIS OF THE RATIO HIS EXCESS WEIGHT HAS TO THE TOTAL ACTUAL WEIGHT SHIPPED. 859 POUNDS OF THE HOUSEHOLD GOODS WAS MADE ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. TWO MOUNTS WERE SHIPPED IN ANOTHER CAR ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WHICH WERE SHIPPED ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. IT IS SHOWN THAT THE OFFICER TURNED ALL OF HIS PROPERTY AT FORT OGLETHORPE OVER TO THE QUARTERMASTER IN ONE LOT. ANOTHER LOT ON THE FOLLOWING DATE IS NO REASON FOR COMPUTING THE EXCESS ON THE BASIS OF TWO SEPARATE SHIPMENTS. THE SHIPPING QUARTERMASTER STATES THAT THE MOST ECONOMICAL METHOD OF SHIPMENT WAS TO INCLUDE ALL OF THE EFFECTS IN TWO CARLOAD LOTS.

A-29454, NOVEMBER 27, 1929, 9 COMP. GEN. 227

TRANSPORTATION - HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS - ARMY OFFICER WHERE THE PERSONAL EFFECTS OF AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY, INCLUDING WEIGHT IN EXCESS OF THE AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE, ARE, INCIDENT TO PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION, TURNED OVER TO THE QUARTERMASTER IN ONE LOT FOR SHIPMENT TO HIS NEW STATION, AND ARE SHIPPED BY THE QUARTERMASTER CORPS, IN THE MOST ECONOMICAL MANNER, BY INCLUDING THE SHIPMENT IN TWO CARLOAD LOTS, ONE CAR MOVING ONE DAY AND THE OTHER THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE EXCESS CHARGE IS FOR COMPUTATION ON THE BASIS OF THE RATIO HIS EXCESS WEIGHT HAS TO THE TOTAL ACTUAL WEIGHT SHIPPED.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO MAJ. J. B. HARPER, UNITED STATES ARMY, NOVEMBER 27, 1929:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST OF OCTOBER 19, 1929, FILE 524.03- TB, COOTES, COL. HARRY N. (01016), FOR DECISION AS TO THE AMOUNT OF EXCESS COST TO BE COLLECTED FROM COL. HARRY N. COOTES, CAVALRY, UNITED STATES ARMY, ON ACCOUNT OF SHIPMENT, UNDER CONDITIONS HEREINAFTER STATED OF HIS HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS, PROFESSIONAL BOOKS, AND PRIVATE MOUNTS, INCIDENT TO PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION DIRECTED FROM FORT OGLETHORPE, GA., TO RICHMOND, VA., BY SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 115, WAR DEPARTMENT, DATED MAY 16, 1928.

IT APPEARS THAT COLONEL COOTES TURNED OVER TO THE QUARTERMASTER AT FORT OGLETHORPE, FOR SHIPMENT TO HIS NEW STATION, ONE LOT CONSISTING OF 14,917 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS, 4,810 POUNDS OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKS, AND TWO PRIVATE MOUNTS, AT THE ESTIMATED WEIGHT OF 2,200 POUNDS, A TOTAL OF 21,917 POUNDS. SHIPMENT OF 9,859 POUNDS OF THE HOUSEHOLD GOODS WAS MADE ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WQ A-1464530, DATED NOVEMBER 19, 1928, AS A CARLOAD LOT, 12,000 POUNDS AT $1.20 PER HUNDRED, OR AT THE COST OF $144. THE REMAINING 5,048 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS, 4,810 POUNDS OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKS, AND TWO MOUNTS WERE SHIPPED IN ANOTHER CAR ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WQ A 1464531, DATED NOVEMBER 20, 1928, AS A CARLOAD LOT 20,000 POUNDS AT 95 CENTS PER HUNDRED, OR AT A COST OF $190. HE ALSO TURNED OVER TO THE QUARTERMASTER AT NEW YORK CITY, FOR SHIPMENT FROM STORAGE TO HIS NEW STATION, 4,083 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS, WHICH WERE SHIPPED ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WQ A-1682464, DATED NOVEMBER 20, 1928, AT A COST OF $40.83.

IT IS SHOWN THAT THE OFFICER TURNED ALL OF HIS PROPERTY AT FORT OGLETHORPE OVER TO THE QUARTERMASTER IN ONE LOT, AND THE FACT THAT THE SHIPPING QUARTERMASTER, DUE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF THE SERVICE, SHIPPED ONE LOT ON NOVEMBER 19, 1928, AND ANOTHER LOT ON THE FOLLOWING DATE IS NO REASON FOR COMPUTING THE EXCESS ON THE BASIS OF TWO SEPARATE SHIPMENTS. THE SHIPPING QUARTERMASTER STATES THAT THE MOST ECONOMICAL METHOD OF SHIPMENT WAS TO INCLUDE ALL OF THE EFFECTS IN TWO CARLOAD LOTS. THE RULE FOR APPLICATION IN COMPUTING THE EXCESS TO BE COLLECTED FROM THE OFFICER UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES IS THE PROPORTION OF THE ENTIRE COST OF SHIPMENT OF THE TWO CARS ON THE BASIS OF THE RATIO HIS TOTAL EXCESS BEARS TO THE TOTAL ACTUAL WEIGHT SHIPPED. THE SHIPMENT FROM NEW YORK CITY WAS IN EXCESS OF THE AUTHORIZED CHANGE OF STATION ALLOWANCE AND THE ENTIRE COST THEREOF IS FOR COLLECTION FROM THE OWNER. 8 COMP. GEN. 490.

THE COMPUTATION, GIVING APPLICATION TO THE RULES STATED, IS AS FOLLOWS:

CHART B/L WQ A-1464530:

H.H. GOODS, 9,859 LBS. AS 12,000 LBS. AT $1.20 CWT------------ $144.00 B/L WQ A-1464531:

H.H. GOODS--------- 5,048 LBS.

PROFESSIONAL BOOKS' 4,810 LBS.

PRIVATE MOUNTS----- 2,200 LBS.

12,058 LBS. AS 20,000 LBS. AT 95 CENTS CWT. 190.00

TOTAL------------------------------------------------------- $334.00

TOTAL AUTHORIZED WEIGHT OVER TOTAL WEIGHT SHIPPED, 16010/21917 OF $334.00 ------------------------------------------------------ 244.00

EXCESS-------------------------------------------------------- 90.00 B/L WQ A-1682464:

H.H. GOODS 4,083 LBS. AT $1.00 CWT----------------------------- 40.83

TOTAL EXCESS-------------------------------------------------- 130.83

NOTATIONS ON THE ORIGINAL VOUCHERS ON FILE IN THIS OFFICE SHOW THAT $90 WAS COLLECTED FROM THE OFFICER ON B/L 1464530-1 AND $40.83 ON B/L 1682464. YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THESE AMOUNTS CORRECTLY REPRESENT THE AMOUNT OF EXCESS FOR COLLECTION FROM THE OWNER OF THE EXCESS PROPERTY SHIPPED BY THE GOVERNMENT, AND THE REQUEST FOR COLLECTION OF $2.09 ADDITIONAL IS WITHDRAWN.