B-116933, OCT 26, 1953

B-116933: Oct 26, 1953

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MORRIS: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 23. IT APPEARS THAT SUCH HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE SHIPPED AT YOUR EXPENSE TO ALLENTOWN BY COMMERCIAL VAN CARRIER. FROM THE PLACE THEY WERE STORED - PLACEMENT IN STORAGE WAS ACCOMPLISHED AFTER YOUR HUSBAND REPORTED FOR ACTIVE DUTY AS A FIRST LIEUTENANT. THAT HE WAS MISSING AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN KOREAN OPERATIONS. SINCE IT APPEARS THAT APPROVAL OF THE SHIPMENT HERE INVOLVED WAS GIVEN BY FIFTH INDORSEMENT OF DECEMBER 19. YOU WERE ENTITLED TO HAVE YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS SHIPPED TO ALLENTOWN. REIMBURSEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE ACTUAL WEIGHT OF THE EFFECTS SHIPPED AND PARAGRAPH 8150-3B. SUCH SCALE TICKET HAS NOT BEEN SUBMITTED AND THE BILL OF LADING FURNISHED BY THE CARRIER SHOWS THAT WHILE YOU WERE CHARGED FOR SHIPPING 5.

B-116933, OCT 26, 1953

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MRS. DAVID H. MORRIS:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF AUGUST 23, 1953, REQUESTING REVIEW OF THAT PART OF GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED MAY 7, 1953, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE COST OF SHIPPING YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS FROM LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, TO ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, IN AUGUST 1952.

IT APPEARS THAT SUCH HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE SHIPPED AT YOUR EXPENSE TO ALLENTOWN BY COMMERCIAL VAN CARRIER, FROM THE PLACE THEY WERE STORED - PLACEMENT IN STORAGE WAS ACCOMPLISHED AFTER YOUR HUSBAND REPORTED FOR ACTIVE DUTY AS A FIRST LIEUTENANT, AIR NATIONAL GUARD, STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 3, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 1, 148TH FIGHTER SQUARDON, INT, READING MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, READING, PENNSYLVANIA, FEBRUARY 1, 1951 - FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION ON MARCH 10, 1952, THAT HE WAS MISSING AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN KOREAN OPERATIONS.

SINCE PARAGRAPH 8011-1A, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, PROVIDES FOR SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE, UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES, TO THE PLACE DESIGNATED BY AN OFFICER'S DEPENDENTS AND APPROVED BY THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY OF THE SERVICE CONCERNED, AND SINCE IT APPEARS THAT APPROVAL OF THE SHIPMENT HERE INVOLVED WAS GIVEN BY FIFTH INDORSEMENT OF DECEMBER 19, 1952, HEADQUARTERS, AIR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, YOU WERE ENTITLED TO HAVE YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS SHIPPED TO ALLENTOWN, AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE. HOWEVER, REIMBURSEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE ACTUAL WEIGHT OF THE EFFECTS SHIPPED AND PARAGRAPH 8150-3B, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, REQUIRES THE SUBMISSION OF AN ATTACTED SCALE TICKET SHOWING THE WEIGHT OF EFFECTS SHIPPED BY COMMERCIAL VAN CARRIER. SUCH SCALE TICKET HAS NOT BEEN SUBMITTED AND THE BILL OF LADING FURNISHED BY THE CARRIER SHOWS THAT WHILE YOU WERE CHARGED FOR SHIPPING 5,000 POUNDS, LESS THAN THAT WEIGHT WAS INVOLVED, SINCE SUCH BILL OF LADING STATES "EXPEDITED SERVICE REQUESTED. MOVING AS 5000 POUND."

IF YOU CAN ACCURE AND FURNISH SUCH WEIGHT TICKET, FURTHER CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN YOUR CLAIM. IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR EFFECTS WERE NOT WEIGHED, A CERTIFICATE OF THE CARRIER AS TO THE APPROXIMATE WEIGHT OF THE SHIPMENT AND STATING THE METHOD BY WHICH SUCH WEIGHT IS COMPUTED, WILL BE CONSIDERED. HOWEVER, ON THE BASIS OF THE PRESENT RECORD THE SETTLEMENT OF MAY 7, 1950, MUST BE AND IS, SUSTAINED.