W E Anderson to Mr. Kyusuke Oike, 16 June 1944

W E Anderson to Mr. Kyusuke Oike, 16 June 1944

June 16, 1944.
Mr. Kyusuke Oike,
Registration No. 14094,
Westwold, B. C. Dear Sir:
We are in receipt of your letter of June 12, 1944.
Your remarks have been carefully read and we can appreciate that the disposal of your property will be a matter of personal concern. However, the sale of properties to the Director, The Veterans' Land Act was carried out as a part of a policy of liquidation outlined by Ottawa on the basis of appraised values.
Your letter has been placed upon our files so that your comments in regard to this sale will remain on record but we can only advise you that we are unable to consider any alternative in regard to this matter.
The household chattels remaining on the property have been removed to our auction hall to be sold by public auction and details of the sale will be available within the next week or so. We understand that a number of cartons and boxes of personal belongings were removed to our Haney storage and we will notify you as to what has been considered personal at the same time we advise you of the auction sale.
Yours truly, Farm Department.



W E Anderson to Mr. Kyusuke Oike, 16 June 1944


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