B-128798, AUG. 31, 1956

B-128798: Aug 31, 1956

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TO MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER WRITTEN UNDER FILE REFERENCE 6-RS 37591- A REGARDING THE SETTLEMENT WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM. WHICH WERE DELIVERED TO THE GRANITE CITY STEEL COMPANY. YOUR CLAIM IS BASED ON THE CONTENTION THAT THE CHARGES FOR THE TRANSPORTATION IN QUESTION MAY NOT BE SUBJECTED TO LAND-GRANT DEDUCTIONS. BECAUSE THE SHIPMENTS WERE NOT MOVING FOR MILITARY USE. WERE MILITARY OR NAVAL PROPERTY MOVING FOR MILITARY OR NAVAL AND NOT FOR CIVIL USE IS NOW PENDING IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF CLAIMS IN CHICAGO. AMONG THE ISSUES TO BE DECIDED IN THAT CASE IS THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF GRANITE CITY'S PRODUCTION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL ITEMS IN RELATION TO ITS TOTAL STEEL PRODUCTION.

B-128798, AUG. 31, 1956

TO MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER WRITTEN UNDER FILE REFERENCE 6-RS 37591- A REGARDING THE SETTLEMENT WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM, PER BILL NO. 37591 -A, FOR $5,319.89 ALLEGED TO BE THE BALANCE OF THE FREIGHT CHARGES DUE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF 21 CARLOADS OF SCRAP STEEL FROM THE UNITED STATES MARITIME COMMISSION, PERMANENTE METALS CORPORATION, SHIPYARDS NOS. ONE AND TWO, RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA, WHICH WERE DELIVERED TO THE GRANITE CITY STEEL COMPANY, GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS, DURING MAY AND JUNE 1944.

YOUR CLAIM IS BASED ON THE CONTENTION THAT THE CHARGES FOR THE TRANSPORTATION IN QUESTION MAY NOT BE SUBJECTED TO LAND-GRANT DEDUCTIONS, BECAUSE THE SHIPMENTS WERE NOT MOVING FOR MILITARY USE. THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OTHER SHIPMENTS OF MARITIME COMMISSION SCRAP STEEL, DELIVERED TO THE GRANITE CITY STEEL COMPANY, WERE MILITARY OR NAVAL PROPERTY MOVING FOR MILITARY OR NAVAL AND NOT FOR CIVIL USE IS NOW PENDING IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF CLAIMS IN CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND AND PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. V. UNITED STATES, C.CLS. 49213. AMONG THE ISSUES TO BE DECIDED IN THAT CASE IS THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF GRANITE CITY'S PRODUCTION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL ITEMS IN RELATION TO ITS TOTAL STEEL PRODUCTION.

ACCORDINGLY, NO FURTHER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN ON YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF THE SETTLEMENT ACTION OF FEBRUARY 7, 1956, PENDING FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE ROCK ISLAND CASE, WHICH MAY HAVE A BEARING ON THE DISPOSITION OF YOUR CLAIM. AT THAT TIME, YOUR CLAIM WILL BE GIVEN PROMPT ..END :