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Page Carlin Construction Co. et al., P. J., United Heflinger 0. Heflinger, 136 Va. 289.

2 States 0. (C. C. A. 2d), 224 F. 859.

609 Uelvering o. Lerner Stores Corp., 86 S. Ct. 299. 1086 Carter o. United States, 79 Ct. Cls. 166. 1066 Henry o. United States, 15 Ct. Cls. 162.

348 Carver 0. Haynes, et al., 37 F. Supp. 607.... 420, 508 Hill v. United States, 149 U. S. 593..

416 Chase, United States 1., 135 U. S. 255...

525 Horowitz v. United States, 267 U. S. 468.. 627 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha Huggett, United States 8., 40 F. 636

626 Ry. Co. o. United States, 217 U. S. 180.... 983 Ickes o. Fox, 300 U. S. 82.

252 Chicago Telephone Supply Co. v. United International Paper Co. 0. The Gracie D. States, 35 F. Supp. 470.--1105 Chambers, 248 U. S. 387.

912 Cincinnati Soap Co.o. United States, 301 U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission o. Baird, 308... 227 194 U, S, 25.

512 Clarke, United States v., 8 Pet. 436.

416 Interurban Land Co. o. Crawford, 183 F. 630. 92 Coad o. Coad, 87 Neb. 290, 127 N. W. 455.. 81 Isthmian Steamship Co. v. United States, 33 Cobb o. Brown, 193 F. 958. 267 F. Supp. 1007.

1105 Columbo. Webster Mfg. Co., 76 F. 198. 350 Jackson, United States o., 302 U. S. 628.

323 Commonwealth o. Weloskey (Mass)., 177 N. Jahnke o. United States, 74 Ct. Cls. 341.

1100 E. 656.. 1076 James o, Dravo Contracting Co., 302 U. S. 134.

772 Cook, United States o., 128 U. S. 254... 939 James v. James (Texas), 253 S. W. 1112.

80 Cramp & Sons Ship Co. v. United States, 72 Jean Jadot, The, 14 F. Supp. 161..

267 Ct. Cls. 146..

1105 Johnson o. Maryland (1920), 254 U. 8. 51.. 510 Crow Dog, Ez parte, 109 U. S. 556. 278 Jones, United States v., 131 U. S. 1.

416 Curry . United States, et al., 314 U. S. 14; 86 Jones, United States v., 193 U, S. 528

352 L. Ed. (Adv. Ops.) 6.

685, 1124 Jones v. United States, 60 Ct. Cls. 552.. 996, 1066 Darner 0. Colby (Ill., 1941), 31 N. E. (20) 950. 508 Katz, United States 0., 271 U. S. 354

416 Davidson o. New Orleans, 96 U. 8. 97.

250 Kennedy o. American National Insurance Co. Davis 0. Adams, 109 F. 271.

350 (Tex., 1937), 107 8. W. (24) 364, 112 A, L. R. De Lima 0. Bidwell, 182 U. S. 1.... 430 916.

508 Dickerson, United States v., 310 U. S. 554. 808 Kentucky Coke Co. 0. Keystone Gas Co., Dillaway o. Burton, et al., 153 N. E. 13. 972 296 F. 320..

878 Dinsman v. Wilkes, 12 How. 390...

428 Khoury v. Edison Iluminating Co. (Mass., District of Columbia 0. American Oil Co., 39

1928), 164 N. E, 77, 60 A. L. R. 1159..

510 F. (20) 510...

233 Kimble o. Western Union Telegraph Co., 70 Dohany o. Rogers, 281 U, S. 362..

250
F. 888.

350 Dollar Savings Bank o. United States, 19 Wall. King o. Baker, 69 N. D. 581..

844 227.

233 King and Boozer o. State of Alabama, No. 3, Domenech o. National City Bank, 294 U. 8.

Div. 351, Special Term 1941,

Ala. 231

decided on or about July 29, Dowd o. Hercules Powder Co., 181 Pac. 767... 964 1941.

155, 189, 280, 684 Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. of Ky, o. Haselip Langford v. United States, 101 U. S. 341. 416 (Ky., 1940), 144 S. W. (20) 798. 508 Lanier 0. Lovett, 213 Pac. 391..

170 Dugan o. United States, 34 Ct. Cls. 458... 229 Lash's Products Co. 0. United States, 278 Elkhorn-Hazard Coal Co., et al. v. Kentucky

U. S. 175.

736, 844 River Coal Corp. (COA 6th), 20 F. (20) 67.. 609 Leiter v. United States, 271 U. S. 204..

619 Emergency Fleet Corp. o. Western Union Lima Locomotive & Machine Co. v. National Telegraph Co., 275 U. S. 415. 187 Steel Castings Co., 155 F. 77

961 Engard, United States o., 196 U. 8. 511. 502, 940 Little v. Hackett, 116 U. S. 366

157 Fair, United States, 0., 235 F. 1015.. 350 | Livingston & Turk, In re, 205 F. 364.

267 Fassett, In re., 142 U. S. 479. 229 Loftis, United States v., 12 F. 671.

525 Federal Land Bank of St. Paul ». Bismarck Luckenbach Steamship Co. v. United States, Lumber Co., 86 L. ed. (Adv. Ops.) 46..... 844 272 U, S. 533...

252 Flanders, United States 0., 112 U. S. 88 818 Luse, et ux. v. Parmer, 221 S. W. 1031.

879 Flint o. Stone Tracy Co., 220 U. 8. 107.... 1085, 1105 Lynch v. United States, 292 U. S. 571.

252 Frick Co. o. Rubel Corp. (C. C. A. 2d), 62 F. Manhattan Oil Co.o. Richardson Lubricating (20) 765.. 253, 534 Co., 113 F. 923...

964

91 878 Manners v. Morosco, 258 F. 557. Funk v. Haldeman, 53 Pa. 229. Furth o. Furth, 97 Ark. 272.. 81 Marshall o. Mellon, 36 A. 201.

878 Garfielde v. United States, 93 U. S. 242.. 608 Martin, In re, 283 F. 833.

416 German Bank o. United States, 148 U. 8. 573. 416 Maxwell o, United States, 3 F. (20) 906,

416 Gibbons v. United States, 8 Wall, 269.

627 affirmed 271 U. S. 647..

148 352 McCandless, United States v., 147 U. S. 692.. Gibson o. United States, 53 F. (20) 721.. Goodyear o. United States, 276 U. S. 287... 619 McCrary Engineering Co., J. B., 1. White Gulf Transit Co. o. United States, 43 Ct. Cls.

687

Coal Power Co., 35 F. (20) 142.

1100 157, 419 | McEvoy o. United States, 74 Ct. Cls. 691. 183.. Haggar Co. v. Helvering, 308 U. S. 389. 1106 McKee v. United States, 164 U. 8. 287.... 430, 1075 Hall's Safe Co. 0. Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe McLean County Coal Co. 0. Bloomington,

612 Co., 31 App. D. C. 498...

964 84 N. E. 624.

848 110 | Merwin 8. United States, 78 Ct. Cls. 561. Harvey o. United States, 8 Ct. Cls. 501..

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Page Mills Morris Co.o. Champion Spark Plug Co.,

Rocky Brook Mills Co. v. United States, 70 7 F. (20) 38.

964
Ct. Cls. 646.

609 Miramar Gas Co. o. State ex rel McCurdy,

Rodgers v. United States, 185 U. 8. 83.

278 170 N. E. 33..

620
Saunders o. United States, 120 U. 8. 126

148 Minor e. Happersett, 88 U. 8. 162.

971
Schillinger o. United States, 155 U. 8. 163.

252 Missouri Pacific R. R. Co. o. United States,

Scott o. United States, 44 Ct. Cls. 524.

58 56 Ct. Cls. 341.

985
Scully o. Hallihan, 6 N. E. (20) 176..

170 Missouri Pacific R. R. Co. 0. United States,

Second National Bank of Hoboken o. Columbia 71 Ct. Cls. 650..

1043
Trust Co., 288 F. 17, 30 A. L. R. 1299..

267 Moore . United States, 196 U. S. 157.

101
Siren, The, 7 Wall. 152..

416 Moore Handley Hardware Co. 0. Williams

Smith, United States 0., 67 F. (20) 412, al. (Als., 1939), 189 8o. 757..

508
firmed 292 U. $. 337; 78 L, Ed. 1295.-

928 Morgan e. United States, 14 Wall. 531

416
Spiller o. McGehee, 68 S. W. (2d) 1093..

878 Morgan 2. United States, 304 U. S. 1.

251

Standard Marine Ins. Co. 0. Scottish Metro-
Morrow r. United States, 65 Ct. Cls. 35.

785
politan Assur. Co., 39 F. (20) 436..

345 Moscow-Idabo Seed Co., United States 0., 92

Standard Varnish Works 0. The Bris, 248 F. (20) 170.

157
U.S. 392.

912 Munro r. United States, 303 U. 8. 36.

252
Stanley o. Schwalby, 162 U. S. 255.

416 National Bank of Commerce o. Cleveland, 156

State o. Johnson, 202 N. W. 191..

307 F. 251.

512

Staver Carriage Co. Park Steel Co., 77 National Importing & Trading Co. 0. E. A.

N. E. 174..

964 Bear & Co., 155 N. E. 343, 324 DI. 346..... 780

Stephenson o. United States, 81 Ct. Cls. 637.. 303 Xstional Labor Relations Board o. Mackay

Strong, United States 0., 125 U. S. 656...

502 Radio & Telegraph Co., 204 U. 8. 333. 250

Symonds, United States O., 120 U. S. 46... 502 New York and Porto Rico Steamship Co.,

Thekla, The, United States v., 266 U. S. 328...

157 United States 9., 239 U. S. 88.

608

Thomas o. United States, 87 Ct. Cls. 573..... 597 Nix, United States o., 189 U. 8. 199.

278

Tidewater Coal Exchange, In re., 280 F. 648.. 233 Noces. United States, 58 Ct. Cls. 688.

321
Tod, United States 0., 285 F. 847..

416 Noce, United States 1., 268 U. 8. 613.

321
Tongoy, The, 55 F. 329.

267 Northwestern Terra Cotta Co. 6. Caldwell

Totus o. United States, D. C., Wash., 1941, 39 (C. C. A. 8th), 234 F. 491, certiorari denied

F. Supp. 7...

889 242 U.S. 643..-..

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58
(20) 740.

912 Ohio Oil Co. o. Indiana, 177 U. S. 130.. 878 | United Cigar Stores Co., In te, 8 F. Supp. 243.. 964 O'Leary v. United States, 82 Ct. Cls. 305.. 1002, 1006 United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., O'Neil o. Kansas City, S. & M. Ry. Co., 31 F.

United States 0., 35 F. Supp. 959...

1002 663.

350

United States Steel Products Co., In re, 24 F. Opinion of the Justices, In re (Mass., 1940), 29

(23) 657....

157 X. E. (20) 738.

889

United States Steel Products Co. v. United Osborn s. Cline, 283 N. Y. 434, 189 N. E. 482.. 157

States, 36 F. Supp. 368.

1106 Outfitters Operating Realty Co., In re, 69 F.

Warren Transportation Co., United States v., (22) 90.....

253
7 F. (2d) 161..

627 Panhandle Oil Co. o. Mississippi ex rel Knox,

Washington o. Miller, 235 U. 8. 422.

278 277 U. S. 218...

736, 843, 112?
Waters o. United States, 75 Ct. Cls. 126..

608 Peck, United Stat 0., 102 U.S.

628

Wesolowski, John, Jr., 0. John Hancock Mutual People o. Hickman, 204 Cal. 470, 268 P. 909.. 848

Life Insurance Co. (Penn., 1932), 162 At. 166,
People •. McKean, 243 P. 898.

878
87 A. L. R. 783..

508 People . Troche, 206 Cal. 35, 273 P. 767, appeal Western Lithograph Co. 0. State Board of dismissed and certiorari denied, 280 U. 8.

Education, et al., 11 Cal. (2d) 156..

736 524...

848

Western Union Telegraph Co.o. United States Petrir. Commercial National Bank of Chicago,

66 Ct. Cls. 38..

188, 683 142 U. S. 644.....

1075 Whelan o. Manhattan Railway Co., 86 F. 219.. 669 Pintsch Compressing Co. o. United States, 61 White 0. Hart, 80 U. 8. 646..

971 Ct. Cls. 858..... 419 | Wilkes o. Dinsman, 7 How. 89..

428 Pittsburgh Iron & Steel Foundries Co. o. Williams Cooperage Co., H. D. 0. Scofield, Seaman-Sleeth Co., 236 F. 756. 431 115 F. 119.--.

964 Planters' Fertilizer Mig. Co. o. Elder, 101 F.

Wise v. United States, 249 U. 8. 361...

534 1001...

267

Wood v. United States, 15 Ct. Cls. 151, affirmed

107 U.S. 414.. Pollard o. Vinton, 105 U. S. 7..

1081 267

Woodford o. United States, 77 F. (20) 861... 309 Prairie State Bank 8. United States, 164 U. S.

Woodwell o. United States, 214 U. S. 82.

707 247.....

344
Wurts, United States o., 303 U. 8. 414

529 Preis & Co. o. United States, 58 Ct. Cls. 81... 55

Wyckoff o. United States, 34 Ct. Cls. 288..... 501 Prindle v. United States, 41 Ct. Cls. 8...--- 513 Yazoo & Mississippi Valley R. R. Co. 0. Purcell Envelope Co., United States 0., 249

United States, 54 Ct. Cls. 165.....

085 U.S. 313...

58, 110, 608 | Young o. Fosburg Lumber Co., 60 S. E. 654, Reid .. United States, 18 Ot. Cls. 625. 394 16 L. R. A. (N. S.) 255...

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DECISIONS

OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES

(B-17414)

QUARTERS ALLOWANCE—DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE WITHIN

PROHIBITED PERIOD

A Navy enlisted man divorced in Virginia under a decree providing that the

bonds of matrimony “shall not be deemed to be dissolved as to any marriage contracted by either party until the expiration of six months from the date of the entry of this decree *," who remarries in another jurisdiction prior to the expiration of the six months, may be paid the quarters allowance authorized by the act of October 17, 1940, as for a lawful wife, to include the date of the divorce decree, and, in the absence of fraud against the United States in the second marriage or a determination of its invalidity in a proper

forum, from the date of the remarriage. Assistant Comptroller General Elliott to the Secretary of the Navy, July 3,

1941: There has been considered your letter dated May 28, 1941, as follows: There is forwarded herewith for your consideration a letter dated May 1, 1941, with accompanying correspondence, from Lieutenant (j. g.) S. M. Trott, Supply Corps, U. S. Navy, U. S. S. Hannibal, requesting advance decision as to the right of Edward Stankiewicz, chief machinist's mate, U. S. Navy, to payment of the money allowance for quarters for dependents under the conditions stated in the enclosure.

Your decision is requested as to whether Stankiewicz is entitled to quarters allowance on account of dependent wife, Nattie Stankiewicz, from October 17, 1940, to January 29, 1941, for any period during which he was not entitled to money allowance for quarters in his own right under the provisions of section 11 of the act of June 10, 1922 (42 Stat. 630; 37 U. S. Code 19), and public quarters were not provided and available for such dependent.

Your further decision is requested as to whether Stankiewicz is entitled to quarters allowance for his second wife, Pearl Louise Stankiewicz, from and after February 8, 1941, the date of his remarriage, in view of the prohibition in the divorce decree against remarriage by either party until the expiration of six months from the date of the entry of said decree and removal of the cause from the docket of the court.

The record discloses that Edward Stankiewicz, who is now a chief machinist's mate, (PA), United States Navy, and Nattie Stankiewicz were married on October 17, 1937, and that they were divorced by decree dated January 29, 1941, in the circuit court of the city of Portsmouth, Va. It is disclosed also that Stankiewicz married Pearl L. Murphy in North Carolina on February 8, 1941. Certified copy of his marriage certificate is as follows:

I, J. G. Etheridge, a justice of the peace, united in matrimony Edward Stankiewicz and Pearl L. Murphy the parties above licensed, on the 8th day of

1

February, 1941, at South Mills, North Carolina, in South Mills Township, in said county, according to law.

Witnesses present at marriage :
E. G. Lounsberry,

of Muncie, Indiana.
of
of
[s] J. G. ETHERIDGE,

Officiating Officer. By the decree of divorce the court adjudged, ordered, and decreed

that the said Edward Stankiewicz be divorced from the said Nattie Stankiewicz from the bonds of matrimony created by the aforesaid marriage, and said marriage is dissolved, provided, however, that the bonds of matrimony created by the said marriage shall not be deemed to be dissolved as to any marriage contracted by either party until the expiration of six months from the date of the entry of this decree and this cause is removed from the docket.

Apparently the proviso quoted above with reference to remarriage was included in the decree pursuant to section 5113 of the Virginia code. This section has been considered by the courts of Virginia and it has been held-Heflinger v. Heflinger, 136 Va. 289—that the effect of such section was to dissolve a marriage for all purposes except remarriage. Thus, Stankiewicz appears to have had a lawful wife up to and including the date of the decree. If he was not entitled to a money allowance for quarters in a nontravel status under the provisions of section 11 of the act of June 10, 1922, 42 Stat. 630, and nothing otherwise appearing in the record, he is entitled to quarters allowance on account of a lawful wife as authorized in the act of October 17, 1940, 54 Stat. 1205, for any time during the period October 17, 1940, to January 29, 1941, during which public quarters were not provided or available for his dependent.

Your second question concerns Stankiewicz's right to allowance for quarters under the act of October 17, 1940, supra, on account of a dependent wife after his remarriage. In A-89772, dated December 1, 1937, which considered the case of an officer who was divorced in Virginia and who remarried in another jurisdiction within the first 6 months after the date of his divorce, it is stated :

It would appear that under the statute of Virginia as construed by these courts there may be a question as to the validity of the marriage of August 7, 1937. However, the parties had gone through a marriage ceremony in another jurisdiction, presumably are living together as man and wife, and in the absence of fraud against the United States, this office will accept these circumstances as prima facie establishing the marriage relationship for the payment of rental and subsistence allowances unless and until the validity of the marriage is determined adversely in a proper forum. The rule expressed above is for application in the present case. If Stankiewicz is not entitled to a money allowance for quarters in a nontravel status under the provisions of section 11 of the act of June 10, 1922, supra, he is entitled to quarters allowance on account of a lawful wife as authorized in the act of October 17, 1940, from and after February 8, 1941, the date of his remarriage, and so long

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