The Graybeards, page 10:
Effective immediately, until further notice no more orders for
merchandise will be accepted for Quartermaster items as advertised
in the Graybeards. Only orders that are currently in the Mail System
will be processed by Ken Cook, who is temporarily handling these
orders. Orders having "checks/money orders" will be
filled if the merchandise is available, otherwise the fund will
be returned. Credit card orders cannot be filled, because the card
processing equipment is not available. Those orders will be returned.
This closing became necessary following a detailed audit of the
financial affairs of the KWVA. The Executive Council, meeting in
Albuquerque, NM on February 15, 1997, ratified the actions taken
earlier closing the Quartermaster. As of this writing, the merchandise
of the Quartermaster is being inventoried under the direction of
the auditor. This precautionary measure is designed to preserve
and determine the value of the inventory. At such time as this
process is completed, it will be decided how to best dispose of
the inventory and as quickly as possible recover it’s [sic]
A new Quartermaster will be named ASAP. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
You will be informed.