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PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL SUM FOR PAYMENT OF A CLAIM FOR PROPERTY LOST IN THE FLOOD AT PARRIS ISLAND, S. C., ON AUGUST 11-12, 1940

FEBRUARY 20, 1945.—Committed to the Committee of the Whole House and

ordered to be printed

Mr. McGEHEE, from the Committee on Claims, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 212)

The Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 212) to provide an additional sum for the payment of a claim under the act entitled "An act to provide for the reimbursement of certain Navy and Marine Corps personnel and former Navy and Marine Corps personnel and certain Federal civil employees for personal property lost or damaged as a result of the hurricane and flood at Parris Island, S, C., on August 11-12, 1940,” having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill

do pass:

The facts in this case will be found fully set forth in Senate Report No. 36, of the Seventy-ninth Congress, which is appended hereto and made a part of this report.

Your committee concur in the recommendation of the Senate.

(8. Rept. No. 36, 79th Cong., 1st sess.) The purpose of the bill is to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Treasury to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $1,333.33, or such portion thereof as may be necessary to reimburse Lt. Col. Frank P. Snow, United States Marine Corps, for personal property lost or damaged as a result of the hurricane and flood at Parris Island, S. C., on August 11-12, 1940.

The facts and circumstances of this case are substantially as follows: On August 11-12, 1940, a hurricane and tidal wave occurred at Parris Island, S. C., resulting in a large amount of material damage to United States property and property of personnel in the naval service and civilians employed at the United States Marine Barracks, Parris Island, S. C. The claim of Lt. Col. Frank P. Snow, United States Marine Corps, was not received in time to be included among the claims which formed the basis of the request for relief rendered by Private Law No. 37, Seventy-seventh_Congress, first session, approved April 23, 1941, The failure of Lt. Col. Frank P. Snow to submit his claim in time to be included among the other claims was due to the fact that when the hurricane occurred he was on duty in China and was not apprised of the action being taken.

As previously noted the hurricane and tidal wave destroyed the building in which this property was located, resulting in the loss complained of. There is no other authority of law pursuant to which the claim may be adjusted by the Navy Department. The Navy Department is strongly of the opinion that provision should be made for the payment of the claim of Lt. Col. Frank P. Snow, United States Marine Corps, due to the fact that prior to his assignment to duty in China he had been assigned to duty at the Marine Barracks, Parris Island, s. C., by orders of the Navy Department and when he was ordered to foreign duty his property was left in storage there and was lost or damaged without fault or negligence on his part.

This claim was submitted to the Navy Department Claims Board, which found the value of the property lost and damaged to be $1,333.33.

A similar bill passed the Senate of the Seventy-eighth Congress on May 20, 1943.

The bill was introduced at the request of the Navy Department, and has been cleared by the Bureau of the Budget.

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PROVIDING REIMBURSEMENT FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY LOST, DAMAGED, OR DESTROYED AS THE RESULT OF AN EXPLOSION AT THE NAVAL MINE DEPOT, YORKTOWN, VA., ON NOVEMBER 16, 1943

FEBRUARY 20, 1945.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House and

ordered to be printed

Mr. CHENOWETH, from the Committee on Claims, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 214)

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The Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 214) to provide reimbursement for personal property lost, damaged, or destroyed as the result of an explosion at the naval mine depot, Yorktown, Va., on November 16, 1943, having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

The facts in this case will be found fully set forth in Senate Report No. 37, of the Seventy-ninth Congress, which is appended hereto and made a part of this report.

Your committee concur in the recommendation of the Senate.

(S. Rept. No. 37, 79th Cong., 1st sess.) The Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (S. 214) to provide reimbursement for personal property lost, damaged, or destroyed as the result of an explosion at the naval mine depot, Yorktown, Va., on November 16, 1943, having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

The purpose of the bill is to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Treasury to pay out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, sums not exceeding $2,000 in the aggregate, or such portion thereof as may be necessary to satisfy claims covering loss or destruction of, or damage to, privately owned property resulting froin an explosion at the naval mine depot, Yorktown, Va., on November 16, 1943. The cause of the explosion is unknown.

Claims have been submitted by a number of claimants for their privately owned property lost, damaged, or destroyed in the disaster. These claims were examined by the commanding officer of the naval mine depot, Yorktown, Va. The total claims submitted to date and the amounts recommended for their settlement are as follows: Clai mant

Amount 1. Beck, Clair W.. 2. Brown, Clarence L..

$107.00

237. 08 3. Diggs, W. H. 4. Groh, Louis..

61. 00 5. Johnson, Clarence W

118. 48 6. Mathews, William Thomas, Universal Auto Sales.

20. 00 7. Page, R. Mann.

309.00 8. Prince, Louis

40. 15 9. Richardson, Mary H.

250, 03 10. Seawell, Pauline V.

95. 70 11. Synder, Mrs. N. L.

183. 12 12. Wainwright, J. I...

190.00 65. 88

Total..

1, 677. 44 The aggregate of these approved claims is $1,677.44. Provision is made in the bill for an appropriation of $2,000 to take care of other claims that may be outstanding

The Navy Department is of the opinion that provision should be made for the payment of the claims for privately owned property as the loss of and damage thereto occurred without fault or negligence on the part of the owners.

There is no other authority of law by virtue of which the claims may be adjusted.

The additional cost to the Government should this bill be enacted would not exceed $2,000.

A similar bill passed the Senate of the Seventy-eighth Congress on December 14, 1944.

The bill was introduced at the request of the Navy Department, and has been cleared by the Bureau of the Budget.

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REIMBURSING CERTAIN NAVY PERSONNEL FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY LOST OR DAMAGED AS THE RESULT OF A FIRE AT THE NAVAL AUXILIARY AIR FACILITY, ASTORIA, OREG., ON APRIL 2, 1944

FEBRUARY 20, 1945.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House and

ordered to be printed

Mr. CHENOWETH, from the Committee on Claims, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany S. 215]

The Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bill (S. 215) to reimburse certain Navy personnel for personal property lost or damaged as the result of a fire at the naval auxiliary air facility, Astoria, Oreg., on April 2, 1944, having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill

The facts in this case will be found fully set forth in Senate Report No. 38, of the Seventy-ninth Congress, which is appended hereto and made a part of this report.

Your committee concurs in the recommendation of the Senate.

do pass.

(8. Rept. No. 38, 79th Cong., 1st sess.)

The Committee on Naval Affairs, to whom was referred the bill (8. 215) to reimburse certain Navy personnel for personal property lost or damaged as the result of a fire at the naval auxiliary air facility, Astoria, Oreg., on April 2, 1944, having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

The purpose of the bill is to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Treasury to pay out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $780, or such portion thereof as may be necessary, to reimburse certain Navy personnel for the value of personal property lost or damaged as the result of a fire at the naval auxiliary air facility, Astoria, Oreg., on April 2, 1944.

The fire originated in the southwest corner of hangar No. 2, which was being used as a storeroom. The cause of the fire has not been definitely determined, although of accidertal origin.

A number of officers and enlisted men were required by their official orders to sleep in the hangar and the articles of clothing and other personal property were

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