F Matheson to Mr. Hisajiro Shikatani, 10 March 1947

F Matheson to Mr. Hisajiro Shikatani, 10 March 1947

COPY FOR Mr. Shears
March 10, 1947
Mr. Hisajiro Shikatani
Reg. No. 03187
c/o McInnis Produce
Waterways, Alta. Dear Sir:
Your letter of December 30th has been received. We appreciate your feelings in regard to this matter and we delayed answering your letter in hope that we might be able to give you some definite answer in regard to this matter.
It is evident that your radio must have been stolen during a break-in at the warehouse in which it was stored. However, although reference has recently been made in the House of Commons to the possibility of setting up a Commission to deal with losses such as this, no specific advice has been received here 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. Hisajiro Shikatani, 10 March 1947


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