B-117646, JUN 23, 1954

B-117646: Jun 23, 1954

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A PART OF WHICH LATER WAS TO BE SHIPPED TO HIS OVERSEAS STATION. THAT THEREAFTER WITHOUT A REQUEST FROM OR THE KNOWLEDGE OF COLONEL CRAIG THE EFFECTS DESTINED IN PART FOR OVERSEAS AND IN PART FOR PERMANENT STORAGE WERE SHIPPED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE FROM CAMERON STATION TO THE RICHMOND QUARTERMASTER DEPOT. WAS REPACKED AND RECRATED FOR OVERSEAS SHIPMENT AND HAULED BY THE W. THAT SUCH EFFECTS WERE SHIPPED TO THE OFFICER'S OVERSEAS STATION. THE EXCEPTION WAS STATED ON THE BASIS THAT THE WEIGHT OF THE EFFECTS INVOLVED EXCEEDED THE OFFICER'S AUTHORIZED WEIGHT ALLOWANCE RESULTING IN EXCESS COST TO THE GOVERNMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $123.20. THE OFFICER'S HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PACKED. WHICH PROVIDED FOR MOVEMENT AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE OF THE AUTHORIZED CHANGE OF STATION WEIGHT ALLOWANCE OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS INCREASED BY 25 PERCENT ON ACCOUNT OF PACKING AND CRATING WHERE SHIPMENT OF SUCH EFFECTS WAS TO BE BY RAIL.

B-117646, JUN 23, 1954

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COLONEL E. O. LEE, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY FIRST INDORSEMENT DATED NOVEMBER 6, 1953, YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 12, 1953, AS CUSTODIAN OF THE RETAINED ACCOUNTS OF COLONEL S. J. ADAMS, REQUESTING REVIEW OF EXCEPTION TAKEN BY THIS OFFICE IN THE SUM OF $123.20 TO PAYMENT MADE TO THE W. FRED RICHARDSON SECURITY STORAGE COMPANY, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, ON VOUCHER NO. 37157, OF HIS APRIL 1948 ACCOUNTS, FOR PACKING, CRATING AND DRAYAGE OF EXCESS WEIGHT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS OF COLONEL MALIN CRAIG, JR., UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED.

IT APPEARS THAT PURSUANT TO THE REQUEST OF COLONEL CRAIG FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS INCIDENT TO HIS PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION FROM WASHINGTON, D. C., TO THE TERRITORY OF HAWAII, BY ORDERS DATED JULY 28, 1947, THE TRANSPORTATION OFFICER AT CAMERON STATION, VIRGINIA, HAD HIS HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS PACKED AND CRATED FOR GOVERNMENT STORAGE, A PART OF WHICH LATER WAS TO BE SHIPPED TO HIS OVERSEAS STATION; THAT THE EFFECTS SO PACKED AND CRATED EXCEEDED THE OFFICER'S AUTHORIZED WEIGHT ALLOWANCE RESULTING IN EXCESS PACKING AND CRATING COSTS OF $16.28 WHICH HE HAS PAID TO THE GOVERNMENT; THAT THEREAFTER WITHOUT A REQUEST FROM OR THE KNOWLEDGE OF COLONEL CRAIG THE EFFECTS DESTINED IN PART FOR OVERSEAS AND IN PART FOR PERMANENT STORAGE WERE SHIPPED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE FROM CAMERON STATION TO THE RICHMOND QUARTERMASTER DEPOT; THAT ON OCTOBER 31, 1947, A PART OF SUCH EFFECTS WEIGHING 16,796 POUNDS, INCLUDING 582 POUNDS OF PROFESSIONAL BOOKS, WAS REPACKED AND RECRATED FOR OVERSEAS SHIPMENT AND HAULED BY THE W. FRED RICHARDSON SECURITY STORAGE COMPANY, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, TO THE FREIGHT TERMINAL IN THAT CITY AT A COST TO THE GOVERNMENT OF $839.80, PAID ON VOUCHER NO. 37157, APRIL 1948, ACCOUNTS OF COLONEL S. J. ADAMS, AND THAT SUCH EFFECTS WERE SHIPPED TO THE OFFICER'S OVERSEAS STATION. THE EXCEPTION WAS STATED ON THE BASIS THAT THE WEIGHT OF THE EFFECTS INVOLVED EXCEEDED THE OFFICER'S AUTHORIZED WEIGHT ALLOWANCE RESULTING IN EXCESS COST TO THE GOVERNMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $123.20.

THE OFFICER'S HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS WERE PACKED, CRATED AND SHIPPED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF ARMY REGULATIONS 55-160, AS THEN IN EFFECT, AND SECTION 1 OF WAR DEPARTMENT CIRCULAR 268, SEPTEMBER 6, 1945, WHICH PROVIDED FOR MOVEMENT AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE OF THE AUTHORIZED CHANGE OF STATION WEIGHT ALLOWANCE OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS INCREASED BY 25 PERCENT ON ACCOUNT OF PACKING AND CRATING WHERE SHIPMENT OF SUCH EFFECTS WAS TO BE BY RAIL, WATER, OR MOTOR FREIGHT, ANY COST ARISING BY REASON OF WEIGHTS IN EXCESS OF SUCH ALLOWANCES TO BE BORNE BY THE OWNER. SINCE IT IS ESTABLISHED THAT THE HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS PACKED, CRATED AND SHIPPED FOR COLONEL CRAIG AT HIS REQUEST EXCEEDED HIS AUTHORIZED WEIGHT ALLOWANCE INCREASED BY 25 PERCENT FOR PACKING AND CRATING MATERIAL, THE INCREASED COST INCURRED BY REASON OF SUCH EXCESS WEIGHT PROPERLY IS CHARGEABLE TO HIM. HOWEVER, IT REASONABLY APPEARS THAT HAD THE EFFECTS BEEN PROPERLY PACKED AND CRATED AT CAMERON STATION FOR OVERSEAS SHIPMENT, AND SHIPPED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUEST OF THE OFFICER, THE EXCESS PACKING AND CRATING COST WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED TO $123.20, THE EXCESS COST FOR REPACKING AND RECRATING AT THE RICHMOND QUARTERMASTER DEPOT. SINCE COLONEL CRAIG HAS PAID TO THE GOVERNMENT $16.28, THERE REMAINS AN INDEBTEDNESS DUE BY HIM TO THE UNITED STATES OF $106.92, FOR PACKING, CRATING AND DRAYAGE OF EXCESS WEIGHT OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS. THEREFORE, THE EXCEPTION AS REVISED IN THE AMOUNT OF $106.92 ON THE SAID VOUCHER NO. 37157 IS SUSTAINED.