B-87493, MAR. 18, 1960

B-87493: Mar 18, 1960

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HOOVER: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 20. MORRISON RELATIVE TO THE MATTER AND A REPLY IS BEING MADE TO HIM ALSO. SEVERAL LETTERS ALSO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN TO THE HONORABLE JAMES H. A CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $704.52 WAS SENT TO YOU TWICE AND TWICE RETURNED BY YOU AS UNACCEPTABLE. IT WAS STATED THAT. SO FAR AS OUR OFFICE WAS CONCERNED. NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THIS CLAIM HAS BEEN RECEIVED HERE SINCE THE DATES OF THE LETTERS REFERRED TO AND THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS FOR ALLOWANCE OF ANY PORTION OF THE CLAIM OTHER THAN THAT PORTION COVERING RENTAL HERETOFORE ALLOWED. ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AT ANY TIME.

B-87493, MAR. 18, 1960

TO MR. CLINTON J. HOOVER:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 20, 1960, RELATIVE TO YOUR CLAIM FOR RENTAL AND DAMAGES ALLEGED TO BE DUE FROM THE UNITED STATES IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE AND OCCUPANCY OF REAL ESTATE ORIGINALLY LEASED BY THE UNITED STATES FROM SEYMORE O. HOOVER UNDER LEASE NO. W-1104-ENG-656 DATED JUNE 3, 1942. THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED, ALSO, A LETTER FROM HONORABLE JAMES H. MORRISON RELATIVE TO THE MATTER AND A REPLY IS BEING MADE TO HIM ALSO.

THIS MATTER HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF CAREFUL CONSIDERATION ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS BY OUR OFFICE DURING THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. SEE DECISION TO YOU DATED AUGUST 12, 1949, SUSTAINING OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED MARCH 1, 1949, ALLOWING THE CLAIM IN THE AMOUNT OF $704.52 FOR RENTAL AND DISALLOWING THE CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. SEVERAL LETTERS ALSO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN TO THE HONORABLE JAMES H. MORRISON AND ONE LETTER TO THE HONORABLE RUSSELL B. LONG IN REPLY TO THEIR INQUIRIES ON YOUR BEHALF.

A CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $704.52 WAS SENT TO YOU TWICE AND TWICE RETURNED BY YOU AS UNACCEPTABLE. IN OUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 16, 1959, TO THE HONORABLE JAMES H. MORRISON, IT WAS STATED THAT, IF REQUESTED BY YOU, PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT OF $704.52 AS RENTAL WOULD BE MADE TO YOU WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO YOUR CLAIM FOR DAMAGES TO PROPERTY, SO FAR AS OUR OFFICE WAS CONCERNED.

NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THIS CLAIM HAS BEEN RECEIVED HERE SINCE THE DATES OF THE LETTERS REFERRED TO AND THERE IS NO LEGAL BASIS FOR ALLOWANCE OF ANY PORTION OF THE CLAIM OTHER THAN THAT PORTION COVERING RENTAL HERETOFORE ALLOWED. AS STATED IN OUR PRIOR LETTERS, ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AT ANY TIME, IF REQUESTED, TO ACCOMPLISH PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT OF $704.52 COVERING THE RENTAL FOUND DUE. OTHERWISE, THERE APPEARS NO PROPER BASIS FOR FURTHER ACTION IN THE MATTER BY OUR OFFICE.