Kameichi Yamane to Mr. F Matheson, 01 April 1947

Kameichi Yamane to Mr. F Matheson, 01 April 1947

Copy for Mr. Shears
File No. 13991
Moose Jaw Hostel, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan April 1, 1947
Dept. of the Sec. of State,
Vancouver, B.C.
Attention Mr. F Matheson
This is to acknowledge with thanks your letter of February 5, 1947, and of March 19, 1947.
According to the R.C.M.P. officials, I understood that the Sparton Console radio and one 6-20 Brownie camera which they upheld from us during the war were to be returned after the hostilities. It is almost two years now since hostilities have ceased and I am informed that the above radio is sold by your office.
The above radio, which the original value was $180.00 was sold at a very low value. Sir, why is this? I would also like to mention the fact that the said radio was sold without the owner's consent.
I am very doubtful in regards to the action the office of the Custodian has taken, and would like an explanation as to the above matter at your earliest convenience.
Yours very truly, Reg. No. 00580



Kameichi Yamane to Mr. F Matheson, 01 April 1947


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