A-62094, JULY 25, 1935, 15 COMP. GEN. 75

A-62094: Jul 25, 1935

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ARE SHIPPED IN PART FROM HIS OLD STATION IN THE HAWAIIAN DEPARTMENT TO HIS HOME AND IN PART FROM A POINT OF STORAGE TO HIS HOME. HE IS ENTITLED TO SHIPMENT OF THE PART FROM STORAGE INCLUDED IN HIS AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE. 1935: THERE IS FOR CONSIDERATION THE QUESTION AS TO THE AMOUNT PROPERLY FOR COLLECTION FROM MASTER SERGEANT FRED W. THIS SHIPMENT WAS WITHIN THE AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE AND INVOLVED NO EXCESS. PAYMENT FOR SUCH SERVICE WAS MADE ON VOUCHER 9409. THE BALANCE OF THE AUTHORIZED WEIGHT ALLOWANCE AUTHORIZED TO BE SHIPPED AT PUBLIC EXPENSE WAS 285 POUNDS. YOU URGE THAT THE SOLDIER IS ENTITLED TO CREDIT FOR 285 POUNDS AT $4.10PER CWT. THIS RATE IS THE CONSTRUCTIVE COST OF $2.50 BY TRANSPORT HONOLULU TO NEW YORK.

A-62094, JULY 25, 1935, 15 COMP. GEN. 75

TRANSPORTATION - HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS - EXCESS WHERE THE PERSONAL EFFECTS OF AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY, INCLUDING WEIGHT IN EXCESS OF THE AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE, ARE SHIPPED IN PART FROM HIS OLD STATION IN THE HAWAIIAN DEPARTMENT TO HIS HOME AND IN PART FROM A POINT OF STORAGE TO HIS HOME, HE IS ENTITLED TO SHIPMENT OF THE PART FROM STORAGE INCLUDED IN HIS AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE, AT ACTUAL COST OF TRANSPORTATION, NOT TO EXCEED THE COST OF SHIPPING A LIKE WEIGHT FROM THE OLD STATION TO HIS HOME, INCLUDING CONSTRUCTIVE CREDIT FOR SHIPMENT BY ARMY TRANSPORT FROM AN OVERSEAS PORT.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO MAJOR E. C. MORTON, UNITED STATES ARMY, JULY 25, 1935:

THERE IS FOR CONSIDERATION THE QUESTION AS TO THE AMOUNT PROPERLY FOR COLLECTION FROM MASTER SERGEANT FRED W. KELLAR, UNITED STATES ARMY, AS COST OF TRANSPORTATION INCIDENT TO SHIPMENT OF HIS HOUSEHOLD GOODS IN EXCESS OF HIS AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE INCIDENT TO ORDERS DATED MARCH 21,1933, DIRECTING HIM TO PROCEED FROM HIS STATION AT FORT KAMEHAMEHA, T.H., TO HIS HOME, LIMONA, FLA.

THE PRIMARY SHIPMENT CONSISTING OF 3,835 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND 345 POUNDS OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKS,"EX U.S.A.T. REPUBLIC," AND 380 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS,"EX UTILITIES," MOVED ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WQ- 573753, DATED MAY 23, 1933, FROM NEW YORK, N.Y., TO TAMPA, FLA. THIS SHIPMENT WAS WITHIN THE AUTHORIZED ALLOWANCE AND INVOLVED NO EXCESS. SECOND SHIPMENT, CONSISTING OF 1,995 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS, MOVED ON GOVERNMENT BILL OF LADING NO. WQ-593641, DATED JUNE 20, 1933, FROM NEW CUMBERLAND, PA., TO LIMONA, FLA. PAYMENT FOR SUCH SERVICE WAS MADE ON VOUCHER 9409, JANUARY 1934, ACCOUNTS OF MAJ. W. O. RAWLS, F.D., UNITED STATES ARMY, AT THE RATE OF $3.02 PER CWT., IN THE AMOUNT OF $60.25. THE TRANSPORTATION SECTION OF THIS OFFICE REQUESTED COLLECTION FROM THE SOLDIER IN THE SUM OF $51.64 AS EXCESS COST OF SHIPMENT, BEING 1710/1995 OF THE COST OF THIS SHIPMENT. THE BALANCE OF THE AUTHORIZED WEIGHT ALLOWANCE AUTHORIZED TO BE SHIPPED AT PUBLIC EXPENSE WAS 285 POUNDS.

YOU URGE THAT THE SOLDIER IS ENTITLED TO CREDIT FOR 285 POUNDS AT $4.10PER CWT. THIS RATE IS THE CONSTRUCTIVE COST OF $2.50 BY TRANSPORT HONOLULU TO NEW YORK, PLUS THE ACTUAL COST OF $1.60 PER CWT., THENCE TO DESTINATION. ARMY REGULATIONS AUTHORIZE SHIPMENT FROM A POINT OTHER THAN THE OLD STATION TO HIS HOME, AT A COST NOT TO EXCEED THE COST OF SHIPPING A LIKE WEIGHT FROM THE OLD STATION TO HIS HOME. GIVING APPLICATION TO THE ESTABLISHED RULE TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTIVE CREDIT FOR SHIPMENT BY TRANSPORT FROM A FOREIGN PORT, THE CONSTRUCTIVE COST OF THE PRIMARY SHIPMENT WAS $4.10 PER CWT. THE SOLDIER, UNDER THE REGULATIONS CITED, IS ENTITLED TO CREDIT FOR SHIPMENT OF 285 POUNDS OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS AT ACTUAL COST, BUT AT A RATE NOT EXCEEDING $4.10 PER CWT. THE RATE OF $3.02 ACTUALLY PAID ON THE SHIPMENT FROM NEW CUMBERLAND TO LIMONA DOES NOT EXCEED THE CONSTRUCTIVE RATE OF $4.10 FROM THE OLD STATION TO HIS HOME AND, ON THE BASIS OF THE PAYMENT AS MADE, $51.64 IS THE PRO RATA COST PROPERLY FOR COLLECTION FROM THE SOLDIER.