A-31410, APRIL 30, 1930, 9 COMP. GEN. 454

A-31410: Apr 30, 1930

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TRANSPORTATION - EXCESS COST - PRIVATE MOUNTS OF ARMY OFFICER THE EXCESS COST TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR SHIPMENT OF PRIVATE MOUNTS OF AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY FROM PLACE OF PURCHASE TO HIS NEW STATION IS THE ENTIRE COST OF SUCH SHIPMENT. PROMULGATED THEREUNDER THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION AT PUBLIC EXPENSE OF AN OFFICER'S PRIVATE MOUNT FROM PLACE OF PURCHASE TO HIS DUTY STATION MAY NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT IT WOULD HAVE COST THE GOVERNMENT HAD SUCH MOUNT BEEN SHIPPED WITH HIS REGULATION CHANGE OF STATION ALLOWANCE. THE EXCESS COST TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR SHIPMENT OF PRIVATE MOUNTS FROM PLACE OF PURCHASE TO A NEW STATION IS THE ENTIRE COST OF SUCH SHIPMENT. THE MAXIMUM ALLOWANCE AT TIME OF SHIPMENT WAS 7.

A-31410, APRIL 30, 1930, 9 COMP. GEN. 454

TRANSPORTATION - EXCESS COST - PRIVATE MOUNTS OF ARMY OFFICER THE EXCESS COST TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR SHIPMENT OF PRIVATE MOUNTS OF AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY FROM PLACE OF PURCHASE TO HIS NEW STATION IS THE ENTIRE COST OF SUCH SHIPMENT, LESS THE DIFFERENCE, IF ANY, BETWEEN THE COST TO THE GOVERNMENT COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF SHIPMENT OF THE ENTIRE AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE, INCLUDING THE MOUNTS, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION POSSIBLE CARLOAD COMBINATIONS AND RATES, FROM THE OLD TO THE NEW STATION, AND THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID ON THE SHIPMENT OF THE OFFICER'S HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS TO THE NEW STATION. THE EXCESS COST TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR SEPARATE SHIPMENT OF THE PRIVATE MOUNTS OF AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY FROM PLACE OF PURCHASE TO HIS PERMANENT STATION MAY NOT EXCEED THE ACTUAL COST THEREOF.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO MAJ. J. B. HARPER, UNITED STATES ARMY, APRIL 30, 1930:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST FOR DECISION AS TO THE AMOUNT PROPERLY CHARGEABLE, AS EXCESS, TO CAPT. JOHN J. ATKINSON, F.A., UNITED STATES ARMY, BY REASON OF SHIPMENT OF TWO PRIVATE MOUNTS FROM PLACE OF PURCHASE, NORIAS, TEX., TO SAN ANTONIO, TEX., ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WQ-A-1618866, DATED SEPTEMBER 20, 1928.

UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 23, 1910, 36 STAT. 255, AND ARMY REGULATIONS 30- 965, 25-B-/4), PROMULGATED THEREUNDER THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION AT PUBLIC EXPENSE OF AN OFFICER'S PRIVATE MOUNT FROM PLACE OF PURCHASE TO HIS DUTY STATION MAY NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT IT WOULD HAVE COST THE GOVERNMENT HAD SUCH MOUNT BEEN SHIPPED WITH HIS REGULATION CHANGE OF STATION ALLOWANCE, A -27769, JULY 23, 1929. THE EXCESS COST TO THE GOVERNMENT BY REASON OF THE SEPARATE ADDITIONAL SHIPMENT MAY NOT EXCEED THE ACTUAL COST THEREOF, A- 25735, MARCH 15, 1929, 8 COMP. GEN. 490. ACCORDINGLY, THE EXCESS COST TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR SHIPMENT OF PRIVATE MOUNTS FROM PLACE OF PURCHASE TO A NEW STATION IS THE ENTIRE COST OF SUCH SHIPMENT, LESS THE DIFFERENCE, IF ANY, BETWEEN THE COST TO THE GOVERNMENT COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF SHIPMENT OF THE ENTIRE AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE, INCLUDING THE MOUNTS, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION POSSIBLE CARLOAD COMBINATIONS AND RATES, FROM THE OLD TO THE NEW STATION, AND THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID ON THE SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS MADE TO THE NEW STATION. A-28470, SEPTEMBER 17, 1929.

SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 136, WAR DEPARTMENT, DATED JUNE 11, 1928, DIRECTED A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO, TO FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEX. PURSUANT TO THESE ORDERS, CAPTAIN ATKINSON SHIPPED FROM COLUMBUS TO SAN ANTONIO 8,490 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND 390 POUNDS OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKS, ON BILL OF LADING NO. WQ-A-1608955, AS A CARLOAD LOT 12,000 POUNDS AT THIRD-CLASS RATE OF $2.12 PER CWT., OR A COST OF $254.40. THE MAXIMUM ALLOWANCE AT TIME OF SHIPMENT WAS 7,000 POUNDS, AND $42.68 EXCESS ON THIS SHIPMENT WAS COLLECTED FROM THE OFFICER.

THE ACTUAL COST OF SHIPPING THE TWO PRIVATE MOUNTS FROM NORIAS, TEX., TO SAN ANTONIO, TEX., WAS $42 FOR TRANSPORTATION OF THE MOUNTS AND $15.70 FOR TRANSPORTATION OF ATTENDANT, $7.85 EACH WAY BETWEEN FORT SAM HOUSTON AND PLACE OF PURCHASE, A TOTAL OF $57.70. HAD THE OFFICER'S MOUNTS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE ORIGINAL SHIPMENT FROM COLUMBUS TO SAN ANTONIO, THE SHIPMENT WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE BASIS OF EMIGRANT MOVABLESAS A CARLOAD LOT, 20,000 POUNDS AT 98 CENTS PER CWT., AND THE GOVERNMENT'S PORTION WOULD HAVE BEEN $169.40. AS THE COST, $211.72 OF THE SHIPMENT ACTUALLY MADE EXCEEDED THE COST HAD CONSOLIDATED SHIPMENT BEEN MADE, THERE IS NO AMOUNT TO BE CREDITED ON ACCOUNT OF THE SEPARATE SHIPMENT OF PRIVATE MOUNTS. THE AMOUNT PROPERLY FOR COLLECTION IS THE ENTIRE AMOUNT, $57.70, PAID BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE SHIPMENT OF PRIVATE MOUNTS FROM PLACE OF PURCHASE TO THE OFFICER'S NEW STATION, AND NOT $100.02 AS SHOWN BY THE COMPUTATION OF FEBRUARY 8, 1930, OF WHICH REVIEW WAS REQUESTED BY YOU.