Corner 22nd & G Sts., N. W.
Washington, D. C.
July 23rd, 1942
Bureau of Navigation,
Washington, D. C.
RE: Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, Lt. (jg)
On March 28th we wrote you in connection with subject’s indebtedness to us in the amount of $130.75, incurred in June of 1941. We were then advised by your office that our letter will be referred to the above for a reply direct to use We understood that the subject was outside of the territory of the United States.
On June 5th we received a letter from Lt. Hubbard from New York City advising that he would pay us and that we were next on his list. However, all our subsequent letters to him were left unanswered, nor did we receive a remittance from him.
Your co-operation in this instance would be greatly appreciated.
Per /s/ R. R. Grisoff
THE EXPLORERS CLUB
10 West 72nd St.
New York City
June 5, 1942
Immediately prior to my leaving Australia I called your office to settle any accounts outstanding and you sent tome a clerk with a receipted bill.
One item of £6.18.11 was noted on this bill as an overcharge. It represented two tunics which were returned to you as unserviceable and which were not and are not in my possession. These, if you will recall, were guaranteed by you to be pre-shrunk and after wearing them once, when they were cleaned they became too small to be buttoned. Your clerk was so informed and agreed with me and so received some 26.11.4 for four pairs of khaki pants, one khaki tunic, one khaki tunic remodeled, and one suit of white ducks. The two shrunk tunics which had been returned to you were stricken from this list as they were in addition to the above. Your clerk receipted my bill, which I possess, as being paid in full.
You had several days to call me back on this and I did not and do not consider the matter as my concern.
L. Ron Hubbard
1. Forwarded for your information and such comment as you may desire to make relative to the subject matter. Please make reply direct to Ryders (Employees) Pty. Ltd., forwarding a copy of your reply to the Bureau of Naval Personnel with the return of all correspondence.
2nd Endorsement McI:CW New York, N.Y. June 4, 1942
Enclosure (a) was forwarded to this office. Information available here indicates that Lieutenant Hubbard returned to the United States via the M.S. PENNANT of the American President Lines. This vessel departed Brisbane March 9, for San Francisco.
Commander, U.S. Navy.
Subject: Letter dated March 28, 1942 from Dave Margolis, Corner 22nd G Sts., N. W., Washington, D. C., concerning his alleged claim against you for unpaid purchases of uniforms in the amount of $130.75.