F Matheson to Mr. Kiyoshi Higano, 10 March 1947

F Matheson to Mr. Kiyoshi Higano, 10 March 1947

COPY - Mr. Shears
March 10, 1947
Mr. Kiyoshi Higano
Reg. No. 14239
c/o Nicola Valley Sawmills
Merritt, B.C. Dear Sir:
Thank you for your letter of January 24th in regard to your radio. We delayed answering your letter in hopes that we would have some definite information to give you.
It is true that some of the surrendered radios were returned to the owners. Other radios were sold and the proceeds of the sale have been sent to the owners. Your radio, however, was stolen during a break-in at the warehouse in which it was stored, and, as yet, no definite decision has been reached in regard to losses of this nature.
You may have noticed in the newspapers, that reference has been made in the House of Commons to the possibility of setting up a Commission to deal with losses such as this. However, we have received no specific advice in regard to this matter. If and when a decision is arrived at, we presume that the manner in which claims are to be presented will be dealt with also. You will then be in a position to act in regard to your lost radio.
In the meantime, your letters and the facts concerning your radio are on record, and will not be over-looked.



F Matheson to Mr. Kiyoshi Higano, 10 March 1947


Encoder: Josie Gray
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