B-22937, FEBRUARY 28, 1942, 21 COMP. GEN. 826

B-22937: Feb 28, 1942

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PAY - RETIRED - PROMOTIONS AND STATUTORY GRADE DESIGNATION CHANGES WHERE THE VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT OF AN ARMY WARRANT OFFICER WAS ANNOUNCED AFTER HE HAD COMPLETED 5 YEARS' MORE SERVICE THAN THE 30 YEARS REQUIRED BY SECTION 1243. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF HIS RETIREMENT WAS FIXED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UNIFORM RETIREMENT DATE ACT OF APRIL 23. AS THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH IN WHICH THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE. IS INEFFECTIVE TO CONFER UPON HIM EITHER ACTIVE DUTY OR RETIRED PAY COMPUTED ON THE NEW GRADE. THE DESIGNATION OF WHOSE GRADE ON THE RETIRED LIST WAS CHANGED BY THE ACT OF AUGUST 21. IS ENTITLED FROM AND AFTER THE/EFFECTIVE DATE OF SAID ACT TO RETIRED PAY COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF THE INCREASED PAY OF SUCH NEW GRADE.

B-22937, FEBRUARY 28, 1942, 21 COMP. GEN. 826

PAY - RETIRED - PROMOTIONS AND STATUTORY GRADE DESIGNATION CHANGES WHERE THE VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT OF AN ARMY WARRANT OFFICER WAS ANNOUNCED AFTER HE HAD COMPLETED 5 YEARS' MORE SERVICE THAN THE 30 YEARS REQUIRED BY SECTION 1243, REVISED STATUTES, AND THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF HIS RETIREMENT WAS FIXED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UNIFORM RETIREMENT DATE ACT OF APRIL 23, 1930, AS THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH IN WHICH THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE, A PROMOTION BETWEEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT DATE AND THE RETIREMENT DATE TO THE GRADE OF CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER CREATED BY THE ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1941, IS INEFFECTIVE TO CONFER UPON HIM EITHER ACTIVE DUTY OR RETIRED PAY COMPUTED ON THE NEW GRADE. A RETIRED WARRANT OFFICER, ASSISTANT ENGINEER, ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE, THE DESIGNATION OF WHOSE GRADE ON THE RETIRED LIST WAS CHANGED BY THE ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1941, TO WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, IS ENTITLED FROM AND AFTER THE/EFFECTIVE DATE OF SAID ACT TO RETIRED PAY COMPUTED ON THE BASIS OF THE INCREASED PAY OF SUCH NEW GRADE.

ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELLIOTT TO COL. W. M. DIXON, UNITED STATES ARMY, FEBRUARY 28, 942:

THERE HAS BEEN CONSIDERED YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 6, 1941, WITH ENCLOSURES, AS FOLLOWS:

ATTACHED HERETO IS A VOUCHER IN THE AMOUNT OF $73.61, BEFORE THE UNDERSIGNED, A DISBURSING OFFICER, FOR PAYMENT, COVERING INCREASE IN RETIRED PAY UNDER AN ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED AUGUST 21, 1941.

WITH REFERENCE TO DIFFERENCE IN PAY IN THE CASE OF WARRANT OFFICER (FIRST LIEUTENANT) JAMES G. BOYES, THE RECORDS OF THIS OFFICE SHOW THAT THE RETIREMENT OF WARRANT OFFICER BOYES UPON HIS OWN APPLICATION AFTER THIRTY- FIVE YEARS' SERVICE, TO TAKE EFFECT OCTOBER 31, 1941, WAS ANNOUNCED IN PARAGRAPH 75, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 237, W.D., OCTOBER 10, 1941. HIS APPOINTMENT AS CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER IN THE REGULAR ARMY, AS ANNOUNCED IN PARAGRAPH 106, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 254, W.D., OCTOBER 30, 1941, WAS ACCEPTED ON OCTOBER 31, 1941. THE UNDERSIGNED IS IN DOUBT AS TO WHETHER WARRANT OFFICER BOYES IS ENTITLED TO THE RETIRED PAY OF CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER.

IN THE CASE OF CARL V. SNOW, THE RECORDS OF THIS OFFICE SHOW THAT WARRANT OFFICER SNOW'S RETIREMENT AS ASSISTANT ENGINEER, ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE, WAS ANNOUNCED IN PARAGRAPH 3, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 31 WO, W.D., FEBRUARY 25, 1922. THE UNDERSIGNED IS IN DOUBT AS TO WHETHER WARRANT OFFICER SNOW IS ENTITLED TO THE RETIRED PAY OF WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, WITH OVER TWELVE YEARS' SERVICE, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 1941, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED AUGUST 21, 1941. COPY OF OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF SERVICE IS ATTACHED.

YOUR DECISION IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED AS TO WHETHER PAYMENT OF THE VOUCHER IS AUTHORIZED.

PARAGRAPH 75 OF WAR DEPARTMENT SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 237, DATED OCTOBER 10, 1941, PROVIDES:

75. BY DIRECTION OF THE PRESIDENT, WARRANT OFFICER JAMES G. BOYES (W- 900646), UNITED STATES ARMY, UPON HIS OWN APPLICATION IS RETIRED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE, TO TAKE EFFECT OCTOBER 31, 1941, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 1243, REVISED STATUTES, AND SECTION 4A OF THE ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED JUNE 4, 1920, AFTER MORE THAN THIRTY-FIVE YEARS' SERVICE. WARRANT OFFICER BOYES IS ADVANCED ON THE RETIRED LIST OF THE ARMY TO THE RANK OF FIRST LIEUTENANT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED MAY 7, 1932.

PARAGRAPH 106 OF WAR DEPARTMENT SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 254, DATED OCTOBER 30, 1941, PROVIDES:

106. ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE OF THE APPOINTMENT OF WARRANT OFFICER (JUNIOR GRADE) JAMES G. BOYES, W-900646, AS CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER IN THE REGULAR ARMY, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 30, 1941, WITH RANK FROM OCTOBER 1, 1941.

IT APPEARS THAT NOTICE OF BOYES' APPOINTMENT AS CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, UNITED STATES ARMY, WAS SENT TO HIM BY RADIOGRAM OCTOBER 31, 1941; THAT HE IN TURN RADIOED ACCEPTANCE AND MAILED THE OATH OF OFFICE TO THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY THE SAME DATE. NOTATION ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL VOUCHER INDICATES THAT BOYES WAS PAID FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 1941, RETIRED PAY OF A WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, COMPUTED ON THE RATE THERETOFORE PROVIDED FOR WARRANT OFFICERS OF THE ARMY AND CONTINUED IN EFFECT IN THE ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1941, PUBLIC, NO. 230, SEVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS, 55 STAT. 651, 653, FOR WARRANT OFFICERS, JUNIOR GRADE. PERTINENT PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT ARE:

THAT HEREAFTER THERE SHALL BE TWO GRADES OF WARRANT OFFICERS IN THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES; FIRST, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, WHO SHALL RECEIVE THE SAME BASE PAY AS AUTHORIZED BY EXISTING LAW FOR WARRANT OFFICER, CHIEF ENGINEER, ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE; AND SECOND, WARRANT OFFICER (JUNIOR GRADE), WHO SHALL RECEIVE THE SAME BASE PAY AND ALLOWANCES AS ARE AUTHORIZED BY EXISTING LAW FOR WARRANT OFFICERS OF THE ARMY OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE: PROVIDED, THAT WARRANT OFFICERS OF THE ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE IN THE GRADE OF MASTER SHALL RECEIVE THE SAME BASE PAY AS AUTHORIZED BY EXISTING LAW. CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS SHALL RECEIVE THE SAME MONEY ALLOWANCES FOR SUBSISTENCE AND RENTAL OF QUARTERS AS ARE AUTHORIZED BY EXISTING LAWS FOR OFFICERS RECEIVING THE PAY OF THE SECOND PAY PERIOD, AND ALL WARRANT OFFICERS SHALL RECEIVE, AS A PERMANENT ADDITION TO THEIR PAY, AN INCREASE OF 5 PERCENTUM OF THEIR BASE PAY FOR EACH FOUR YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE NOW COUNTED FOR PAY PURPOSES, NOT TO EXCEED 25 PERCENTUM.

SEC. 4. * * * WARRANT OFFICERS APPOINTED UNDER EXISTING LAWS, OTHER THAN MASTERS AND CHIEF ENGINEERS OF THE ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE, SHALL BECOME WARRANT OFFICERS (JUNIOR GRADE), AND MASTERS AND CHIEF ENGINEERS OF THE ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE SHALL BECOME CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS, ON THE DATE THIS ACT SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE. ALL WARRANT OFFICERS SHALL TAKE RANK NEXT BELOW SECOND LIEUTENANTS AND AMONG THEMSELVES UNDER REGULATIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR.

SEC. 5. WARRANT OFFICERS SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RETIREMENT UNDER THE SAME CONDITIONS AS COMMISSIONED OFFICERS: PROVIDED, THAT HEREAFTER WARRANT OFFICERS MAY, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, BE RETIRED AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE: PROVIDED FURTHER, THAT A WARRANT OFFICER RETIRED AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE SHALL RECEIVE RETIRED PAY AT THE RATE OF 2 1/2 PERCENTUM OF HIS ACTIVE PAY MULTIPLIED BY THE NUMBER OF COMPLETE YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE ARMY, BUT NOT TO EXCEED A TOTAL OF 75 PERCENTUM OF HIS ACTIVE PAY.

SEC. 6. SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT, THE SECRETARY OF WAR IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PRESCRIBE SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS AS HE MAY DEEM NECESSARY TO GOVERN AND ADMINISTER PROPERLY THE PERSONNEL IN THE GRADES OF CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER AND WARRANT OFFICER (JUNIOR GRADE), INCLUDING WARRANT OFFICERS OF THE ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE. THIS ACT SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR, BUT NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 1, 1941.

SEC. 7. THE PROVISIONS OF ANY LAWS HERETOFORE ENACTED WHICH ARE IN CONFLICT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT ARE HEREBY REPEALED, EXCEPT THAT APPOINTMENTS, TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS, AND PROMOTIONS IN THE ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE SHALL CONTINUE TO BE MADE AS NOW PROVIDED FOR: PROVIDED, THAT NO RIGHTS OR BENEFITS TO WHICH WARRANT OFFICERS NOW IN ACTIVE SERVICE ARE ENTITLED UNDER EXISTING LAWS SHALL BE AFFECTED IN ANY MANNER BY REASON OF THE ENACTMENT OF THIS ACT: PROVIDED FURTHER, THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT SHALL NOT BE RETROACTIVE AND NO BACK PAY OR ALLOWANCES SHALL ACCRUE BY REASON OF THE ENACTMENT OF THIS ACT.

SECTIONS 1243 AND 1274 OF THE REVISED STATUTES, 10 U.S.C. 943, 971, PROVIDE, RESPECTIVELY:

SEC. 1243. WHEN AN OFFICER HAS SERVED FORTY CONSECUTIVE YEARS AS A COMMISSIONED OFFICER, HE SHALL, IF HE MAKES APPLICATION THEREFOR TO THE PRESIDENT, BE RETIRED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE AND PLACED UPON THE RETIRED LIST. WHEN AN OFFICER HAS BEEN THIRTY YEARS IN SERVICE, HE MAY, UPON HIS OWN APPLICATION, IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PRESIDENT, BE SO RETIRED, AND PLACED ON THE RETIRED LIST.

SEC. 1274. OFFICERS RETIRED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE SHALL RECEIVE SEVENTY- FIVE PERCENTUM OF THE PAY OF THE RANK UPON WHICH THEY ARE RETIRED.

THE ORDER OF OCTOBER 10, 1941, ANNOUNCING THE RETIREMENT OF WARRANT OFFICER BOYES INDICATES THAT HE HAD COMPLETED 5 YEARS' MORE SERVICE THAN WERE REQUIRED FOR RETIREMENT UPON 30 YEARS' SERVICE UNDER THE SECOND SENTENCE OF SECTION 1243 OF THE REVISED STATUTES, AND OCTOBER 31, 1941, WAS FIXED AS THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RETIREMENT, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE UNIFORM RETIREMENT DATE ACT OF APRIL 23, 1930, 46 STAT. 253, 5 U.S.C. 47A. THE DATE OF RETIREMENT HAVING BEEN SO FIXED, THE PROMOTION TO THE GRADE OF CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER THEREAFTER WHILE YET ON THE ACTIVE LIST WOULD BE INEFFECTIVE TO CONFER UPON HIM EITHER ACTIVE DUTY OR RETIRED PAY COMPUTED THEREON AND THIS WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF JUNE 12, 1906, 34 STAT. 248, 10 U.S.C. 865, WHICH PRECLUDED THE PAYMENT TO BOYES OF ACTIVE DUTY PAY AS A CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER FOR THE 31ST DAY OF OCTOBER.

THE ENTRIES ON THE VOUCHER RELATIVE TO CARL V. SNOW INDICATE THAT HE WAS PAID DURING THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 1941, RETIRED PAY OF A WARRANT OFFICER, ASSISTANT ENGINEER, ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE, WITH OVER 12 YEARS' SERVICE BASED ON ACTIVE DUTY BASE PAY OF $120 PER MONTH INCREASED BY $18 LONGEVITY, OR A TOTAL OF $138 PER MONTH AT THE RATE OF $103.50 PER MONTH. THE AMOUNT STATED THEREON IN HIS FAVOR, $48.30, REPRESENTS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AMOUNTS PAID AND RETIRED PAY BASED ON $148 PER MONTH INCREASED BY $22.20 FOR LONGEVITY, A TOTAL OF $170.20, OR $127.65 PER MONTH, APPLICABLE TO WARRANT OFFICERS, JUNIOR GRADE, UNDER THE ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1941, SUPRA.

BY THE LAST PROVISO OF SECTION 7 OF THE ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1941, IT IS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED THAT THE ACT SHALL NOT BE RETROACTIVE AND THE QUESTION PRESENTED AS TO SNOW IS WHETHER A PERSON RETIRED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ACT AND RECEIVING RETIRED PAY COMPUTED UPON A WARRANT GRADE ASSIMILATED TO A NEW GRADE, WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, ON THE ACTIVE LIST, IS ENTITLED FROM AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ACT TO HAVE HIS RETIRED PAY COMPUTED ON THE PAY OF A WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, THEREBY CREATED.

CHAPTER IX OF THE ACT OF JULY 9, 1918, 40 STAT. 881, 882, ESTABLISHED THE ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE TO CONSIST, FOR EACH MINE PLANTER IN THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES, OF ONE MASTER, ONE FIRST MATE, ONE SECOND MATE, ONE CHIEF ENGINEER, AND ONE ASSISTANT ENGINEER, ALL OF WHOM SHALL BE WARRANT OFFICERS APPOINTED BY AND HOLDING THEIR OFFICES AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR. THEIR ANNUAL PAY WAS FIXED IN THE SAME ACT AND IT WAS PROVIDED THAT THEY SHOULD BE RETIRED AND RECEIVE LONGEVITY PAY AS THEN PROVIDED BY LAW FOR OFFICERS OF THE ARMY. BY SECTION 9 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 629, THE BASE PAY OF AN ASSISTANT ENGINEER, ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE, WAS FIXED AT $120 PER MONTH.

SNOW AFTER SERVING AS AN ENLISTED MAN, WAS APPOINTED A WARRANT OFFICER, ASSISTANT ENGINEER, ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE, NOVEMBER 24, 1919, AND WAS RETIRED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF JULY 9, 1918, AND SECTION 1251 OF THE REVISED STATUTES, PER PARAGRAPH 3, SO 31-WO, WAR DEPARTMENT, ON FEBRUARY 25, 1922.

SECTIONS 1251 AND 1274 OF THE REVISED STATUTES PROVIDE:

SEC. 1251. WHEN A RETIRING BOARD FINDS THAT AN OFFICER IS INCAPACITATED FOR ACTIVE SERVICE, AND THAT HIS INCAPACITY IS THE RESULT OF AN INCIDENT OF SERVICE, AND SUCH DECISION IS APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT, SAID OFFICER SHALL BE RETIRED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE AND PLACED ON THE LIST OF RETIRED OFFICERS.

SEC. 1274. OFFICERS RETIRED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE SHALL RECEIVE SEVENTY- FIVE PERCENTUM OF THE PAY OF THE RANK UPON WHICH THEY ARE RETIRED.

SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1941, PROVIDES THAT THERE SHALL BE TWO GRADES OF WARRANT OFFICER IN THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, I.E., CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER AND WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, THE LATTER TO RECEIVE THE SAME PAY AND ALLOWANCES AS ARE AUTHORIZED BY EXISTING LAW FOR WARRANT OFFICERS OF THE ARMY OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE. UNDER THE PROVISION OF SECTION 4 OF THE ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1941, A WARRANT OFFICER OF THE MINE PLANTER SERVICE, ASSISTANT ENGINEER, ON THE ACTIVE LIST, WHOSE MONTHLY BASE PAY UNDER SECTION 9 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, WAS $120, BECOMES A WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, ON THE ACTIVE LIST WITH BASE PAY FIXED AT $148 PER MONTH. ONE EFFECT THEREFORE OF THE ACT WAS TO CHANGE THE BASE PAY OF WARRANT OFFICERS OF THE ARMY MINE PLANTER SERVICE RECEIVING LESS THAN $148 PER MONTH TO THE BASE PAY OF THE RATE ESTABLISHED FOR WARRANT OFFICERS BY SECTION 9 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, AND TO CONFER UPON THEM AT THE SAME TIME THE GRADE OF WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE.

IN 8 COMP. GEN. 75, IT WAS HELD, QUOTING FROM THE SYLLABUS:

AN OFFICER RETIRED SEPTEMBER 10, 1927, AS A CAPTAIN IN THE MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE CORPS OF THE ARMY, IS ENTITLED TO THREE-FOURTHS OF THE PAY OF HIS GRADE AS FIXED BY SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 625, AS AMENDED BY THE ACT OF MAY 28, 45 STAT. 788, FROM THE DATE OF THE LATTER ACT.

IN 9 COMP. GEN. 348, IT WAS HELD, QUOTING FROM THE SYLLABUS:

THE PAY OF RETIRED COMMISSIONED WARRANT OFFICERS OF THE NAVY WHO WERE PLACED ON THE RETIRED LIST PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 16, 1929, MAY BE COMPUTED FROM THAT DATE UPON THE RATES OF PAY AUTHORIZED FOR COMMISSIONED WARRANT OFFICERS IN THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 16, 1929, 45 STAT. 1186, AMENDING THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 627.

UNDER THE ABOVE RULE IT APPEARS THAT HAD THE RATE OF PAY PROVIDED FOR A WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, UNDER SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1941, BEEN MADE APPLICABLE TO WARRANT OFFICERS IN THE GRADE THEN HELD BY THEM ON THE RETIRED LIST WITHOUT CHANGE IN THE DESIGNATION TO WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, THOSE ON THE RETIRED LIST AS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ACT, WOULD HAVE BEEN ENTITLED TO HAVE THEIR RETIRED PAY COMPUTED THEREAFTER ON THE BASIS OF THE RATE OF PAY PROVIDED THEREIN. IT IS NOT BELIEVED THAT MERE CHANGE OF DESIGNATION OF WARRANT OFFICER ASSISTANT ENGINEER TO WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, AFFECTS THAT RULING SO AS TO DENY TO SUCH RETIRED WARRANT OFFICER RETIRED PAY COMPUTED ON THE PAY OF WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1941. SEE ALSO 20 COMP. GEN. 213 AND CASES THEREIN CITED, REGARDING THE RETIRED PAY OF AN ENLISTED MAN AS AFFECTED BY SUBSEQUENT CHANGE IN ACTIVE DUTY RATE OF PAY. YOU ARE INFORMED THAT THE RETIREMENT PAY OF CARL V. SNOW SHOULD BE COMPUTED ON THE RATE OF PAY AUTHORIZED IN THE ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1941, FOR A RETIRED WARRANT OFFICER, JUNIOR GRADE, AND INASMUCH AS THIS APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN THE METHOD USED IN COMPUTING HIS RETIRED PAY ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL VOUCHER, PAYMENT THEREOF TO HIM IS AUTHORIZED. THE VOUCHER IS RETURNED HEREWITH.