TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Samuel Washington (Wat) Arnold Papers

Arnold Papers

MS Collection A4: Box 1

Radio: Part 1 
FOLDER: 1.1
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Summary:

  • CONTENT:  97 Letters, 6 Telegrams, 3 Memos, 4 Newspaper Clipping, 1 News Release, 1 Report, 2 Postcards, 5 Misc.

  • DATE: January 10-December 19, 1947

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Sam A. Burk, Glenn G. Griswold, Olive Rambo Cook, Charter Heslep, H.A. Moffett, George Somerville, Frank D. Miller, Earl Whitnell, Margareth Brostrup, L.S. Ryan, George Reedy, Jr., G.H. Schmitt, Carl E. Morris, J.B. Wilcox, James S. Price, C.W. Millner, Niles Trammell, John H. Norton, Jr., National Broadcasting Company, Inc.,  American Broadcasting Company (Mark Woods), Columbia Broadcasting System (H.V. Akerberg, Frank Stanton), United States Gypsum Company (E.A. Gallagher), National Bank of Kirksville (Warner Mills), Central Hanover Bank and Trust Company (Peter Van Brunt), Scruggs-Guhleman Lumber Company (Cliff Scruggs), Charles E. Dewey, Jr., Republican National Committee (Carroll Reece), Walter L. Rothschild, Wayne W. Cribb, C.L. Thomas, Zelma Waner, C.M. Binder, Phil Whitney, Frances Richardson, Herbert M. Bingham, P. H. Cunningham, John Barron, Philip Fowler, United Press Associations (Sandor S. Klein), the Radio Corporation of America

  • RE: general management of the radio station KIRX; Arnold’s political broadcasts
     

Detail:

  • 3 Letters. November 28-December 19, 1947. Correspondence between Sam A. Burk and Arnold, regarding transcription of radio broadcasts and weekly newsletters.

  • 2 Letters. December 8-16, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and Sam A. Burk, regarding broadcasts to KFEQ, WTAD, and KHMO.  Also discusses the book “Broadcasting and the Bill of Rights,”  broadcasting payments, political campaigns, speeches, and philosophies.

  • 2 Letters. January 20-23, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and Glenn G. Griswold, Commercial Manager of Station KFEQ, regarding a weekly broadcast on that station.

  • 3 Letters. October 25-November 26, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and Mrs. Olive Rambo Cook, regarding Dr. Gladys Ingram.

  • 1 Letter. December 3, 1947. From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, regarding National Association of Broadcasters, Senate Bill 1333, Communications Act of 1934, Senator Wallace H. White, Jr., Marshall Pengra, the American Broadcasting Company, and possible chain connections.

  • 1 Letter. December 3, 1947. From Charter Heslep to Sam Burk, regarding Charles Godwin.

  • 2 letters (response from Moffett on back of letter dated November 18, 1947). November 18-December 2, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and H.A. Moffett, County Extension Agent, regarding reception of station KIRX.

  • 1 Letter. November 27, 1947. From George Somerville to Arnold, regarding reception of KIRX and a postal carrier position.

  • 4 Telegrams. November 28, 1947-January 16, 1948.  Regarding Arnold’s scheduled broadcasting times on KIRX. 

  • 2 Letters. November 24-28, 1947.  To Arnold from Frank D. Miller, Assistant County Agent and Earl Whitnell, New York Life Insurance Company, regarding reception of KIRX.

  • 1 Letter. November 20, 1947. From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, regarding transcription for broadcast.

  • 4 Letters, 2 Memos. October 7-November 28, 1947. Correspondence primarily between Arnold and Sam Burk, regarding the investigation of Leon H. Braun.  Mentions Mr. Ladd of the FBI, the Un-American Activities Committee, Mr. Stripling, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., and Ratheon Manufacturing Company.  Also mentions the start of the radio station KIRX.

  • 1 Letter. October 8, 1947.  From Sam A. Burk to Arnold, regarding Phil Fowler needing papers signed, an establishment of corporation with the State of Missouri, filing of papers at the Recorders Office of Adair County, and being on the air by Oct. 15.

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping. September 14, 1947. From the Kirksville Daily Express, regarding establishment of radio staff: Leon H. Braun [Brauhn], Dick Canaday, William W. Morgan, Robert A. Atkeisson. 

  • 3 Letters. November 18-22, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and L.S. Ryan, County Extension Agent, regarding reception of KIRX, use of KFEQ.

  • 3 Letters. November 18-22, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and George W. Somerville, regarding reception of KIRX, use of KFEQ. Arnold requests Kenneth Rinehart to check on reception and respond.  Also includes political discussion on the Second Lend Lease, UNRRA, the British loan, Marshall Plan, John Taber, New Deal Republicans, and the WPA. Somerville expresses confidence in Arnold, suggests tax relief.

  • 1 Letter. November 19, 1947. From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, regarding Charter Heslep and KHMO, George Reedy, Sr. and a prospective engineer-radio announcer, mentions radio station job turnover, discusses a future broadcast.

  • 2 Letters. November 8-11, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and George Reedy, Jr., regarding employment for the position of engineer announcer and network affiliation.

  • 1 News Release (2 copies). June 12, 1947.  From Sam A. Burk, regarding approval of and expected first broadcast date for KIRX.  Mentions: Federal Communications Commission, North Missouri Broadcasting Company, Associated Press, NBC Thesaurus transcription library, S.W. Arnold and wife, Sam M. Arnold, and Sam A. Burk.

  • 11 Letters. November 18-December 2, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and G. H. Schmitt, Carl E. Morris, Earl Whitnell, J.B. Wilcox, James S. Price, and C.W. Millner, regarding reception of KIRX.

  • 1 Postcard.  n.d.  Addressed to Margaret [Margareth] Brostrup, informing of the Burk’s move to Missouri.

  • 1 Letter. August 19, 1947. From Arnold to Niles Trammell, President of the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. (NBC), regarding “The Third Horseman” documentary program, world hunger, Phil Donnelly, General Marshall, PWA, and a chain affiliation with KIRX.

  • 1 Letter. July 23, 1947. From John H. Norton, Jr. to Arnold, turning down an American Broadcasting Company (ABC) chain affiliation proposition.

  • 1 Letter. July 23, 1947. From Arnold to the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. (attention to Joseph D’Agostino), thanking them for information on suppliers for the North Missouri Broadcasting Station.

  • 1 Letter. July 18, 1947. From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, informing of plans to have the National Bank at Kirksville intercede with the American Broadcasting Company, Inc. in order to obtain a chain affiliation; also discusses radio equipment, transmitter building plans, transmitter and studio layout. Mentions NBC and CBS.

  • 2 Letters. July 17-18, 1947. From Arnold to Mark Woods (ABC), and H.V. Akerberg (CBS) regarding chain affiliations with each station.

  • 2 Letters. July 16-17, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and E.A. Gallagher, Regional Manager of the United States Gypsum Company, regarding copy of letter sent to Akerberg (CBS). Mentions Arnold Lumber Company, the Marine Midland Trust Company, the Mills boys, National Bank, Frank Stanton (Columbia Broadcasting System), and W.H. Johnson.

  • 1 Letter. July 14, 1947. From W.H. Johnson to Frank Stanton, regarding an affiliation between CBS and the North Missouri Broadcasting Company.  Mentions Ernest Gallagher of the U.S. Gypsum Company.

  • 2 Letters. July 18-21, 1947. From Arnold to Mark Woods, President of American Broadcasting Company, regarding affiliation with station. Doris Warwick, Secretary to Woods, tells Arnold that the letter will be forwarded to John Norton.

  • 5 Letters. July 10-18, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold, Warner Mills (National Bank of Kirksville, Mo.), and Peter Van Brunt (Central Hanover Bank and Trust Company), regarding chain affiliations between North Missouri Broadcasting Company and American Broadcasting System, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). Mentions Ernest Gallagher, United States Gypsum Company, W.H. Johnson, and Marine  Midland Trust Company.

  • 3 Letters. July 9, 1947. From Arnold to the National Broadcasting Company, Inc., the Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., and the American Broadcasting Company, Inc. asking for engineering information (equipment needed, etc.).

  • 1 Telegram.  July 7, 1947. Western Union telegram from Arnold to Sam Arnold, informing of  Burk’s move.

  • 1 Statement.  June 30, 1947. North Missouri Broadcasting Company Balance Sheet.

  • 1 Statement. June 1947. North Missouri Broadcasting Company Profit and Loss Statement.

  • 3 Newspaper Clippings. June 19-20, 1947. Chillicothe, Milan Republican, and Weekly Graphic, regarding new radio station.

  • 1 Letter. April 15, 1947. From Arnold to Cliff Scruggs, President of Scruggs-Guhleman Lumber Company in Jefferson City, Mo., asking for a reference for Charles E. Dewey, Jr.

  • 1 Memo. April 15, 1947. From Sam Burk to Arnold, regarding Charles E. Dewey, Sr. 

  • 1 Letter. April 15, 1947. From Sam A. Burk to Charles E. Dewey, Jr., regarding employment as Chief Engineer for KIRX.

  • 2 Letters. March 1-4, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and Cliff Scruggs, President of Scruggs-Guhleman Lumber Company, regarding front page picture in American Lumberman and job encouragement.

  • 1 Telegram. June 12, 1947. Western Union telegram from Sam [?] to Arnold, regarding acceptance and payment of materials.

  • 2 Letters. April 11-15, 1947. Correspondence between Carroll Reece, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Arnold, regarding obtaining a permit for radio station KIRX.

  • 1 Letter. April 8, 1947. From Arnold to Walter L. Rothschild (WTAD), requesting “Market Analysis of Lee Stations” in Broadcasting Magazine.

  • 5 Letters. March 25-31, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold, Sam Burk, and Wayne Cribb, regarding exchange of stock. Mentions death of Professor John Angus, Wayne Wilson, Herb Wilson, obtaining a permit, Lloyd Shafer, architectural blueprints, network facility arrangements, and employing a chief engineer.

  • 2 Letters. March 14-20, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and St. Louis Star/C.L. Thomas (KXOK), regarding statement of reaction to President Truman’s speech and sale of Columbia, Mo. station (statement from Star-Times on back).

  • 3 Letters. March 17-19, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and Sam Burk, discussing new radio station plans, personnel plans for the radio station, and correspondence strategies (particularly with Wayne Cribb and George Field). Mentions Richard R. Canaday.

  • 1 Letter. March 10, 1947. From Arnold to Zelma Waner, regarding piano to be used at a broadcasting station.

  • 1 Letter. March 5, 1947. From Arnold to Sam Burk, regarding service record. Mentions John E. Kirchner, War Assets Administration.

  • 1 Letter. February 26, 1947. From Arnold to C.M. Binder (Binder-Adelier), regarding radio stations and photographic studios.

  • 1 Letter. February 5, 1947.  From Sam M. Arnold to Sam Burk, regarding partnership agreement, plans to become a corporation, Kiwanis Club, and Lion’s Club.

  • 3 Forms. January 31, 1947. “Information for the Federal Communications Commission relative to Kirksville, Mo. Application,” includes Samuel Washington (Wat) Arnold, Sam Mills Arnold, and Myra Gertrude Arnold.

  • 1 Letter. January 23, 1947. From Arnold to Phil Whitney, regarding position of Chief Engineer for KIRX.

  • 2 Letters. January 27-30, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and Carroll Reece (Chairman, Republican National Committee) regarding establishing a connection to aid in the application for the radio station in Kirksville. Mentions Rosel H. Hyde, Ray C. Wakefield, and the Federal Communications Commission.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Postcard. February 17-18, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and Frances Richardson, regarding Farmers Bulletins.

  • 1 Letter. January 21, 1947. From Herbert M. Bingham to Sam A. Burk, providing a sample of the partnership agreement used by Deep South Radioways.

  • 2 Letters. January 16-20, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and P.H. Cunningham, regarding radio station proposition made by latter.  Mentions Lee Jones, Herbert L. Wilson, and Wayne W. Cribb.

  • 1 Letter. January 17, 1947.  From Arnold to Sam Burk, regarding employment of W. Earl Dougherty.  Mentions Don Fischer.

  • 1 Letter. January 16, 1947. From Sam Burk to John Barron (Consulting Radio Engineers), regarding application for radio station with FCC and preliminary engineering of such.  Attention of letter addressed to Mr. Guantly.

  • 1 Letter. January 15, 1947. From Sam A. Burk to Philip Fowler, Attorney, regarding corporation charter of North Missouri Broadcasting Company.  Mentions proposed statement of purpose, capitalization, name of corporation, and stockholders.

  • 2 Letters. January 10-13, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and Herbert M. Bingham (Law Offices of Bingham, Collins, Porter & Kistler), regarding application for radio station with FCC.  Discusses proposed radio frequency, application deadlines.

  • 1 Letter. January 17, 1947.  From Sandor S. Klein (Chief, United Press House Staff) to Arnold, regarding press coverage by the United Press Associations.

  • 1 Report. January 1, 1947.  WTAD Nighttime Market Data.

  • 1 Letter. January 14, 1947. From Arnold to Radio Corporation of America, thanking them for calendar notebook.

 

 

Radio: Part 2  
FOLDER: 1.2
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Summary:

  • CONTENT:  107 Letters, 8 Telegrams, 10 Memos, 11 Misc.

  • DATE: December 21, 1946-December 7, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Sam A. Burk, Sam Arnold, Margareth Brostrup, the Federal Communications Commission (Robert F. Jones), Richard R. Canaday, Wayne W. Cribb, Glenn G. Griswold, Charles Haslet, the American Broadcasting Company, Inc., Republican National Committee (Edward T. Ingle, Carroll B. Reece), Scott Smith, Merritt Milligan, Mrs. Coar, National Homebuilders Association (Frank W. Cortright), Southwestern Lumbermen’s Association (J.E. Johnston), National Retail Lumber Dealers Assn. (H.R. Northup), Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (L.K. Anderson), Pyron McMillen, Lewellyn A. Anderson, Ralph A. Waggoner, Rothrock and Bairey (Harold B. Rothrock), W.W. Alexander, Selby Burk

  • RE: general management of KIRX, broadcasts, affiliation desires with prominent stations and new radio stations

Detail:

  • 1 Letter. June 19, 1948. From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, regarding Wayne Cribb, Senate Bill 1333, and Report 1567.

  • 1 Letter. June 17, 1948. From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, giving information on invitation to a program hosted by Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Callao, Missouri and obtaining contestants for such.  Mentions golf tournament at Burning Tree Country Club, and conversation had with Mr. Gammox, General Manager of Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), regarding chain affiliations.  Also mentioned in letter are Mrs. L.J. Anderson, Mr. Harris, Bill Stratton, Bill Colmer, Omar Burleson, and H.V. Akerberg.

  • 1 Letter. June 19, 1948. From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, regarding “booklet from the Republican National Committee.”

  • 1 Letter. June 4, 1948. From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, discussing radio stations at Trenton and Chillicothe.  Mentions Stanley Scruby, Randall Kitt, Dannen Feed Mills, and Alec Alexander.  Briefly tells of Sam Burk buying old home.

  • 2 Letters. May 11-13, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold and Sam A. Burk, regarding business transactions (expenditures and bookkeeping methods), desires of chain affiliations with major stations, and broadcast time.  Mentions Myra [Arnold], Senator Kem, Robert F. Jones (Commissioner of FCC), and Arnold Lumber Company.

  • 5 Letters, 1 Telegram. April 19-26, 1948. Correspondence between Sam A. Burk and Arnold, regarding broadcasting charges.  Mentions Wayne Cribb (KHMO), the possibility of radio stations in Chillicothe (Mo.), Trenton (Mo.), and Concordia (Ks), and Kermit Hill.

  • 2 Letters, 1 List.  April 16-19, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Sam A. Burk, discussing radio station(s) for Chillicothe and Trenton. Mentions Warner Mills, Lambert, Randall Kitt (Missouri Farm Bureau), Dannen Feed Mills, W.W. Alexander, Robert Jones, Selby [Burk?], Marshall Pengra, and Harris Ellsworth. Also discusses KIRX’s financial situation.

  • 2 Telegrams. April 12-14, 1948.  To Arnold from Canaday and Sam Arnold regarding broadcast times.

  • 1 Letter. March 15, 1948. From “Mrs. B” to Sam A. Burk, to “acknowledge receipt of the financial statement."

  • 1 Letter. March 13, 1948.  From Sam A. Burk to Arnold, regarding financial statements and responses to Creamo Margarine/Oleo Margarine program.

  • 1 Letter. January 22, 1948.  From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, regarding clarification of broadcast time.

  • 1 Program. January 18-24, 1948.  KIRX Weekly Program.

  • 1 Letter. January 9, 1948.  From Arnold to Robert F. Jones, Commissioner of FCC, asking for opinion of public service broadcast.

  • 1 Letter. January 8, 1948. From Arnold to Sam Burk, regarding broadcast time.

  • 1 Script. January 11, 1948.  Transcription of Arnold’s Radio Script.

  • 2 Letters. February 28-March 4, 1948. Correspondence between Sam A. Burk and Arnold, regarding KIRX’s financial situation.  Mentions water supply difficulties, future of FM radio.

  • 2 Letters. February 20-24, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold and Sam A. Burk, regarding radio station, broadcast payments, and fees.  Mentions Wayne W. Cribb (KHMO).

  • 1 Letter. February 13, 1948. From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, regarding transcript of radio broadcast, new accountant at KIRX, and financial information.

  • 1 Article. February 4, 1948.  AP Wire on Rep. Harris Ellsworth, the future of FM radio, and J.E. Brown’s view of FCC.

  • 1 Letter. August 10, 1948. From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, regarding flood control of the Chariton River.  Mentions P.D. Berrigan, Ed Jayne, Fred Luman, and Roxy Ross.

  • 2 Letters, 2 Memos. July 30-August 6, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold, Sam A. Burk, and Mary Shirley, regarding June financial statement, payment to KFEQ, KHMO, and KIRX.

  • 2 Letters. January 8-10, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Richard R. Canaday, regarding movement of Arnold’s broadcast time and December financial statement.

  • 2 Letters. January 21-28, 1948. Correspondence between Sam A. Burk and Arnold, giving an update on the operations of KIRX.  Discussed are Burk’s trips to St. Louis, Washington, and New York, the future of radio, and other technological advancements. Also discusses the  advertising and financial situation at KIRX.  Mentioned are Gabby Street, Rotary Lions, Kiwanis Clubs, Old Judge Coffee, Herb Wilson, Booth, Porter, Bingham, the Arnold Lumber Company, Jim Huffman, Greene Simpson, National Bank, Joe Burdman, and Small Businessmen’s Convention.

  • 3 Letters. January 8-17, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold and Robert F. Jones, Commissioner of FCC, regarding transfer of stock. 

    Miscellaneous Radio:

  • 8 Letters. July 29-August 12, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Wayne W. Cribb, and Glenn G. Griswold, regarding payment for broadcasts and cancellations for program time on various radio stations.

  • 2 Memos. August 9-13, 1948.  From Margareth Brostrup to Arnold, regarding correspondence with Mr. Jones and Mr. Haslett.

  • 1 Memo, 2 Letters. July 21-August 14, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Charles Haslett (Associated Press), regarding assistance in preparing a radio broadcast.

  • 7 Letters, 2 Invoice Statements, 1 Telegram, 2 Contracts (plus 1 copy).  July 24-August 4, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold and Glenn G. Griswold, regarding payments for broadcast on KFEQ, scheduled broadcast times, and signing of contract (Standard Agreement Form for Political Broadcasts) between KFEQ and Arnold.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Invitation. July 27-August 2, 1948.  Invitation for American Broadcasting Company’s (ABC) presentation of radio program entitled “Communism—U.S. Brand.”  Letter from Arnold to American Broadcasting Company (ABC), requesting more information on said radio program. 

  • 8 Letters, 1 Contract. July 23-August 4, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Wayne W. Cribb, regarding a contract (Standard Agreement Form for Political Broadcasts), broadcasting payments, and scheduled broadcast times for KHMO.

  • 2 Letters, 1 Memo, 1 Printed Petition. July 26-27, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Wayne Cribb (KHMO), regarding a form letter sent to the Republican Committeewomen and Committeemen, KIRX, KHMO, and KFEQ. The letter discusses a contest wherein sponsors must see who can get the most Republican voters at one place to hear a radio broadcast by Arnold. 

  • 2 Letters. July 23-27, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Edward T. Ingle, Director of the Radio Division, Republican National Committee, regarding Arnold’s radio broadcasts to constituents during Congressional Sessions.

  • 17 Letters, 2 Telegrams. February 13-July 21, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Wayne Cribb, regarding broadcasting time on KHMO during Congressional Special Session and Senator White’s bill (SB 1333). Correspondence includes a telegram informing Arnold of KHMO program director U Scott Smith and letters regarding shipment, payment, and airing of broadcasts on KHMO (specifically mentioning a broadcast of “Communistic situation in the U.S.A.” and a broadcast on the Taft-Hartley Labor Law). 

  • 2 Letters, 1 Memo. December 23-30, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Margareth Brostrup, and Glenn G. Griswold (KFEQ), regarding broadcasting status (i.e. paid basis) during an election year. Mentions Congressman Andresen, Ed Morgan, and Mr. Brightwell.

  • 7 Letters. October 22-November 4, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Edward T. Ingle (Radio Director, Republican National Committee), Merritt Milligan (WTAD), Glenn G. Griswold (KFEQ), and Wayne W. Cribb (KHMO), regarding transcriptions, platters, and payment of such.  Includes a letter requesting that Arnold’s platter relating to the Congressional Agricultural Committee be shared with a member representing an opposite viewpoint before it is broadcasted.

  • 1 Letter. July 19, 1947.  From Arnold to Mrs. Coar, in which he thanks her for her assistance with the radio broadcasts. 

  • 1 Letter. July 15, 1947. From Arnold to Carroll B. Reece (Chairman, National Republican Committee), regarding success of radio broadcasts.

  • 3 Letters. April 10, 1947.  From Arnold to Frank W. Cortright, Executive Secretary of the National Homebuilders Association, J.E. Johnston, Secretary-Manager of Southwestern Lumbermen’s Assn., and H.R. Northup, Secretary-Manager of the National Retail Lumber Dealers Assn., requesting information on the housing situation (to be used for a radio broadcast). 

  • 2 Letters. December 21-23, 1946. Correspondence between Arnold and Edward T. Ingle, regarding radio stations.

  • 1 Memo. April 6, 1948. To Arnold, regarding radio station requests for Chillicothe Broadcasting Company and Grand Valley Broadcasting Company. Mentions Jas. S. Lambert, Joe H. Lambert, Richard A. Bevier. 

    New Proposal for Radio Station

  • 3 Letters, 2 Telegrams, 2 Memos. December 1-7, 1948.  Arnold corresponds with Reverend Lewellyn Anderson and Ralph A. Waggoner, looking for address of Reverend Pyron McMillen (Presbyterian Theological Seminary).  Address is obtained, and Arnold writes Rev. McMillen, proposing a position as manager of a Moberly, Mo. radio station.  

  • 2 Letters. April 30 - May 6, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Harold B. Rothrock (Rothrock and Bairey, Consulting Radio Engineers), regarding a radio station in the Chillicothe-Trenton, Missouri area.  Mentions Randall Kit, Dwight L. Dannen, Dannen Feed Mills, and Grand River Broadcasting Company.

  • 4 Letters. March 30 – April 19, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold and W. W. Alexander, President of Trenton Trust Company, regarding possible new radio station in Trenton, Chillicothe, or Moberly, Mo. Compares concept to a shared station in Texas.  Arnold invites Alexander and others to Kirksville to see current radio station. Mentions Earl Whitnell, Randall Kitt, and Robert Jones (Commissioner of FCC). 

  • 2 Letters. May 14-17, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Selby Burk, wherein Burk rejects offer of position with possible radio station.

 

 

Flood Control: The Chariton, Part 1 
FOLDER: 1.3
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Summary:

  • CONTENT:  80 Letters, 2 Telegrams, 4 Newspaper Clippings, 4 Reports, 5 Misc. 

  • DATE: July 1, 1947-August 31, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Margareth Brostrup, P.D. Berrigan, Sam A. Burk, John A. Short, Elaine H. Jackson, Charles I. Krueger, the War Department (R.A. Wheeler, R.C. Crawford, Lewis Pick), S.A. Moody, Paul E. Elams, W.C. Unash, Lee Jones, Harvey O. Prather, Peter A. Feringa, Edward M. Jayne, Charles Miller, Phil M. Donnelly

  • RE: flood control on the Chariton River, including discussion of plans, projects, and proposed reservoirs

Detail:

  • 1 Telegram.  August 27, 1948.  From Margareth Brostrup to Arnold, regarding appropriation funds for Chariton River Project.

  • 7 Letters, 1 Telegram, 1 Radio Script, 2 Newspaper Clippings.  August 10-31, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold, Colonel P.D. Berrigan (District Engineer), and Margareth Brostrup regarding a radio broadcast on the Chariton River Flood Control Project. Includes a copy of Arnold’s radio script, and two newspaper clippings from the Unionville Republican (which give pro and con views to the Chariton River dam project).

  • 1 Letter. August 10, 1948.  From Arnold to Sam A. Burk, regarding publicity for a meeting of Chariton River landowners.  Specifically mentions Ed Jayne, Fred Luman, and Roxy Ross.

  • 3 Letters. July 10-August 9, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and P.D. Berrigan, regarding information on landowner action necessary for the Chariton River project.  Discusses bridges/river crossings, payment of project costs, and establishment of a legal sponsor. 

  • 1 Letter.  June 29, 1948.  From Arnold to John A. Short (Engineer, MO Division of Resources and Development), requesting information on Chariton River flood control work. 

  • 1 Letter. July 6, 1948.  From Arnold to P.D. Berrigan, requesting update on Chariton River project survey.

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping.  July 7, 1948. Unionville Republican.  Consider the Dam.

  • 1 Memo. July 7, 1948.  Water system (Rathbun Dam) figures given to Arnold by John Dewey, Missouri Resources and Development.

  • 1 Letter. July 1, 1948.  From John A. Short to Arnold, regarding work (channel straightening) on the Chariton River.  Includes information about proposed reservoir in Iowa.

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping. September 3, 1948.  Weekly Graphic. Wat Arnold, MC. Gives Attention to Flood Control Project Proposal.

  • 3 Letters. May 18-20, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Elaine H. Jackson (clerk, Sub-Committee on Flood Control, Comm. on Public Works), regarding the Chariton River project.  Confusion develops between “Sheraton” and “Chariton.”

  • 1 Letter. May 29, 1948.  From Charles I. Krueger, County Extension Agent, to Arnold, giving an opinion of a meeting between Colonel P.D. Berrigan and local organizations (Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary Clubs).  The meeting was held to discuss the flood control plans of the Missouri Valley (including the Chariton River).

  • 4 Letters, 3 Maps. May 12-27, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, P.D. Berrigan, R.A. Wheeler, and R.C. Crawford, regarding surveys and plans for the Chariton River.

  • 4 Letters. May 12, 1948.  From Arnold to S.A. Moody, Paul E. Elams, W.C. Unash, and Charles I. Krueger, regarding the Chariton River flood control project.

  • 1 Letter (2 copies). May 8, 1948.  From Arnold to Charles I. Krueger (Chairman, USDA Council), regarding Chariton River project and a presentation by P.D. Berrigan. Specifically mentions Feringa, Etheridge, John Short, and Lee Jones. 

  • 1 Letter. May 4, 1948.  From Arnold to Lee Jones, regarding Chariton River flood control project.  Mentions Grand River flood control.

  • 1 Letter. March 20, 1948.  From Arnold to Charles I. Krueger (Chairman, USDA Council), regarding Chariton River improvements. Mentions a “hearing” that will be held on flood control.

  • 5 Letters. February 10-March 4, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Charles I. Krueger, and R.C. Crawford, wherein an extension request for a presentation on the building of a Chariton River reservoir to the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors is granted.

  • 5 Letters. March 13-May 12, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold, Harvey O. Prather (Postmaster), and R.A. Wheeler, regarding future plans for flood control on the Chariton River and the lack of bridges for adequate transportation.  Letter from R.A. Wheeler addresses concerns put forth in S.A. Moody’s letter of April 10, 1948.

  • 1 Letter (2 copies). April 12, 1948.  From R.A. Wheeler to Arnold, regarding maps of Chariton River flood control plans.

  • 3 Letters. April 10-14, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, S.A. Moody, and Peter A. Feringa, regarding definitive plans for work on the Chariton.

  • 1 Letter. April 7, 1948.  From Arnold to Peter A. Feringa, requesting a drawing of changes to the Chariton.

  • 2 Letters, 1 Report (2 copies). April 3-7, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Charles I. Krueger, regarding the report Presentation of Views on the Proposed Rathbun Dam and Reservoir.

  • 1 Letter. May 24, 1948. From Elaine H. Jackson (Clerk, sub-committee on flood control) to Arnold, providing information on the Chariton flood control project, including: house document number, plans for river (including channel and levee improvement), and contract information.  Mentions Mr. Bousquet.

  • 3 Letters. March 13-May 12, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Edward M. Jayne, regarding funds for particular portions of the Chariton River project.

  • 4 Letters. February 2-May 4, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Lee Jones (Executive Manager, Chamber of Commerce), regarding solutions for Chariton River flood control.  Also mentions a 1947 survey titled “Land Damage Survey.” 

  • 3 Letters. February 16-20, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Paul E. Elams, and Charles Miller, regarding requested information on the Chariton River flood control project.

  • 7 Letters, 1 Report. January 9-February 6, 1948.  Correspondence primarily between Arnold and Lewis A. Pick (Brigadier General, Division Engineer) regarding plans for the Chariton River flood control project in Iowa and Missouri (specifically, Chariton County Unit, Macon-Adair Counties Unit, Reinhardt Ranch Channel Cut-off Unit).  Includes a copy of Notice of Report on the Chariton River, Iowa and Missouri.  Also includes correspondence between W.C. Unash Coffee Company and Arnold, regarding aforesaid material. 

  • 1 Letter (2 copies). September 18, 1947.  From R.C. Crawford (Brigadier General, Acting Chief of Engineers) to Arnold, regarding continued efforts for flood control on the Chariton River.  Mentions the Flood Control Act of December 22, 1944 and July 24, 1946. 

  • 2 Letters. July 1-8, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and R.A. Wheeler regarding flood control on the Chariton and the construction of a dam.  Information requested by Arnold is sent on to William E. Potter.

  • 1 Letter. January 24, 1948.  From Arnold to Governor Phil M. Donnelly, regarding suggested improvements (i.e. channel straightening) for flood control. 

  • 1 Report. January 16, 1948. Statement issued by Governor Phil M. Donnelly, titled Coordinated Plan of Development for Osage River Basin.

  • 3 Letters, 1 Report. January 8-February 4, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and R.A. Wheeler, regarding Chariton River flood control project, specifically concerning the effect a dam will have on the water supply in Kirksville.  Also addresses contract information.  Includes a copy of Lewis A. Pick’s Notice of Report on the Chariton River, Iowa and Missouri.

  • 1 Letter. January 2, 1948.  From Arnold to Margareth N. Brostrup, regarding developments in the Chariton flood control project.  Mentions Mr. Ladwig’s idea of placing a dam on the Blackbird River.

  • 2 Letters. December 29, 1947-January 2, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Charles G. Miller, concerning flood damage and control along the Chariton.  Miller urges for action by Arnold.

  • 1 Letter (2 copies). December 30, 1947.  From R.A. Wheeler to Arnold, regarding the Chariton River flood control project.  Mentions some specific plans (drainage ditches, etc.), and briefly discusses contracts.

  • 3 Letters. December 14-18, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Paul E. Elams, and R.A. Wheeler, wherein Arnold and Elams request particulars on the flood control project.

  • 2 Letters. November 24-28, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Lee Jones (Secretary, Kirksville Chamber of Commerce), regarding the Chariton River flood control project, Kirksville’s water supply, and La Plata railroad stops.

 

 

Flood Control: The Chariton, Part 2 
FOLDER: 1.4
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT: 75 letters, 3 Reports, 4 Maps, 6 Misc.

  • DATE: March 27, 1944-August 25, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, L.F. Moore, Philip Fowler, W.E. Potter, R.A. Wheeler, Committee on Public Works (J.H. McGann), Missouri Division of Resources and Development (John A. Short), Phil M. Donnelly, P.D. Berrigan, Sam Arnold, E. Reybold, John J. Kingman, Margareth Brostrup, W.G. Lodwick, Centerville IA Chamber of Commerce, Karl M. LeCompte, P.E. Elam, Ralph McReynolds, Walter Stevenson, Grover C. Hill, Chas. G. Miller, Lewis Polovich, Jr., Charles H. Truitt, J.M. DeWitt, Gus E. Budde, Fred Luman

  • RE: flood control on the Chariton River, including discussions of projects, recommendations for flood control, and personal property damage

Detail:

  • 1 Map. August 1947. War Department, Corps of Engineers, Survey of the Chariton River Flood Control Project. 

  • 10 Letters, 2 Newspaper Clippings. May 10-June 16, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Lafe F. Moore, Philip Fowler, and W.E. Potter, regarding concerns on the Chariton River flood control project.  Includes information on ideas for the project, what Northeastern Missouri citizens have done to alleviate the flood problem, what Iowa would like to do (i.e. build a dam), the status of the project from the War Department and from the Committee on Public Works, and hearings held on the project. Also includes two newspaper clippings on L.F. Moore. Mentions LeCompte, W.G. Lodwick, Max Schwabe, Frank V. Farr, Bill Bramble, Engel, Missouri State Highway Commission, Quinn Construction Co., Pershing Park, O.B. Ross.

  • 1 Report. Report 1420. 80th Congress, House of Representatives. Civil Functions, Department of the Army, Appropriation Bill, Fiscal Year 1949.

  • 5 Letters. January 24-February 24, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Governor Phil M. Donnelly, and John A. Short in regard to plans for the Chariton River project in Missouri, specifically Adair, Schuyler, and Macon counties. Also discusses ideal plans for flood control. 

  • 1 Letter (2 Copies), 1 Report (2 Copies). February 6, 1948.  From R.A. Wheeler to Arnold, in regard to Chariton River flood control.  Gives explanation as to why a dam should not be built in Kirksville.  Includes a copy of a report by George R. Phillips, Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, entitled The Flood Control Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • 1 Letter. June 11, 1947.  From R.A. Wheeler to Arnold, regarding Chariton River flood control expenditures.

  • 1 Letter. May 12, 1947.  From J.H. McGann to Arnold, giving an explanation of the Chariton River flood control project (costs, plans, etc.).

  • 6 Letters, 3 Maps.  July 14-August 2, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, P.D. Berrigan, and Sam Burk, in regard to the formation of local support organizations for the flood control project.  Includes information on the status of the project from Berrigan.

  • 2 Letters, 1 Report. March 27-June 7, 1944.  From E. Reybold (Major General, Chief of Engineers) to the Committee on Flood Control, supporting the recommendations found in the flood control report of the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. Also includes a letter from Reybold to Arnold.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Notice, 1 List.  September 5, 1946.  From Margareth Brostrup to Arnold, regarding the “Notice of Public Hearing on Flood Control, Chariton River, Missouri and Iowa.” Includes a list of individuals who also received the notice.

  • 5 Letters. September 28-October 9, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Col. W.E. Potter, and W.G. Lodwick, scheduling a meeting to report on the flood control project.  Mentions that President Truman stopped work on the Chariton River Survey.

  • 4 Letters. October 14-29, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Karl M. LeCompte, regarding the survey project and contacting R.A. Wheeler for additional funds.

  • 3 Letters. October 2-9, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and W.E. Potter, arranging a meeting for October 12, wherein Potter will speak on the flood control project.

  • 2 Letters. January 13-18, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and P.E. Elam, regarding damage to Elam’s farm from flooding and anticipated flood control actions (appropriation of money). 

  • 1 Letter. October 9, 1946.  From Arnold to “Dear Sir” informing of an October 12 meeting.

  • 1 Letter. September 7, 1946. From Karl LeCompte to Arnold, stating intention to attend a Centerville, Iowa, September 12 meeting on the Chariton River flood control.

  • 7 Letters. July 9-17, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Walter Stevenson, Ralph McReynolds, and R.A. Wheeler, regarding flood damages to personal property.

  • 5 Letters. June 6-21, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Grover C. Hill, and R.A. Wheeler, regarding plans for flood control.  Hill requests information; Arnold obtains and forwards the requested information from Wheeler.

  • 2 Letters. May 15-21, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Chas G. Miller, regarding status of a flood control project. 

  • 5 Letters. March 7-23, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Lewis Polovich, Jr., and R.A. Wheeler, regarding status of flood control project.  Polovich requests information, Arnold obtains and forwards information from Wheeler.

  • 5 Letters. February 2-March 13, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Charles H. Truitt (Worthington Drainage District, Inc.), and R.A. Wheeler, regarding plans for the Chariton River flood control project.  Truitt requests information, Arnold obtains and forwards information from Wheeler.

  • 5 Letters, 1 Leaflet.  September 5-20, 1944.  Gus E. Budde, Conservation Federation of Missouri, requests a statement from Arnold regarding his viewpoint on the flood control project.  The statement was to be used in the upcoming issue of Missouri Wildlife. Arnold asks Jim DeWitt for advice on what to include in the statement.  DeWitt hesitatingly responds, and asks for information on the Chariton River project.  Arnold writes back to thank him for his response and to forward copies of House and Senate reports relative to the flood control project. 

  • 1 Letter. August 24, 1945.  From Arnold to Fred Luman, regarding information on Chariton River improvements.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Memo, 1 List.  October 8-9, 1946.  From Arnold to landowners (list of names included), regarding October 12 meeting on flood control.

  • 1 Notice. August 25, 1948.  Notice of Arnold’s radio broadcast on KIRX, regarding “a message of interest to the landowners on the Chariton River.”

  • 1 Letter. January 29, 1946.  From Arnold to Fred Luman, requesting the return of a list of property owners.

 

 

Flood Control: Floods of 1947  
FOLDER: 1.5
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT:  58 Newspaper Clippings

  • DATE: June 7-July 20, 1947

  • RE: miscellaneous newspaper clippings regarding flooding and damages to certain areas 

Detail:

  • June 7, 1947. Hannibal Courier Post.  Expect To Keep City Light Plant Operating; Plan Conference On Floods With U.S. Engineers; Engineers Comment On Whether Levees Will Hold In Flood; Floods, Tornadoes Cause Many to Be Homeless

  • June 7, 1947.  Continued from Hannibal Courier Post, begins Canton

  • n.d. Source Unknown. Continuation of article Two More Big Floods As Heavy Rains Continue

  • June 26, 1947.  Lewis Co. Journal.  River Slowly Dropping: New Raise Expected

  • June 20, 1947.  Trenton Republican Times.  Flood Dangers Lessen Upstream; River At Trenton Shifting East To Its Old Channel

  • June 20, 1947.  Trenton, Missouri.  Farmer Threat To Urge Building of Hickory Dam

  • June 26, 1947.  Pattonsburg, Mo. Pattonsburg Call.  Pattonsburg Suffers $100,000 Flood Damage

  • June 19, 1947. Pattonsburg, Mo. Pattonsburg Call. Wabash Suffers Heavy Loss

  • June 25, 1947.  La Grange Indicator.  Mississippi Valley Again Visited By Heavy Floods

  • June 20, 1947.  Trenton, Missouri.  Farmer Threat To Urge Building of Hickory Dam

  • June 26, 1947.  Trenton, Missouri. Grundy County Gazette.  Survey Shows Severe Damage to Crops; Outlook ‘Poor’

  • July 1947.  Chillicothe, Mo.  Men Study River Bank Protection; Say 367,000 Acres Flooded by Grand

  • June 26, 1947.  Princeton, Mo. Post-Telegraph.  Two More Big Floods As Heavy Rains Continue

  • June 27, 1947.  Kahoka, Missouri.  Photograph of Alexandria’s residential streets.

  • June 19, 1947.  Canton, Mo. Canton Press-News.  Crest of 20 Feet Predicted for Canton Friday [article]; Sand Bags at Light Plant, Water Floods Part of LaGrange [photographs]

  • June 13, 1947.  Kahoka, Mo. Clark County Courier.  Record Flood

  • June 19, 1947.  Pattonsburg, Mo.  Pattonsburg Call. Pattonsburg Flood Street Scenes [photographs]

  • n.d.  Drainage District Farmers for a Dam [Trenton Republican-Times]; History Course Is Recommended In a Dam Controversy [Grundy County Gazette].  Handwritten annotations by Roy Byrd.

  • June 25, 1947.  Source Unknown.  Flood Damage To Property, Crops Mounts [article]; No Trains at Agency, Mo…[photograph]

  • June 19, 1947.  Chillicothe, Mo. Chillicothe Constitution.  Hold Water From Airport Road [photograph]

  • June 12, 1947.  Canton, Mo.  Canton Press-News.  Mississippi Sets New High At Canton, Crest Reaches 19.99 Feet

  • June 19, 1947. Canton, Mo. Canton Press-News. Aerial Scene of Flood at Canton [photograph]

  • June 26, 1947.  Canton, Mo. Canton Press-News.  Canton Press-News Embarks on 86th Year With This Issue; Flood Crest at Canton Light Plant [photograph]; River Slowly Dropping: New Raise Expected

  • June 12, 1947.  Canton, Mo. (Monticello, Mo.). Lewis County Journal.  Flood Waters on Fourth Street [photographs]; Flood Waters at Canton Drive Many From Home; Small Newspaper

  • June 13, 1947.  Kahoka, Mo. Kahoka Gazette-Herald.  A Major Catastrophe on the Bottom Lands and Alexandria

  • June 11, 1947.  Shelbina, Mo. Shelbina Democrat.  Salt River in a Record Rise

  • June 12, 1947.  Pattonsburg, Mo.  Pattonsburg Call. Pattonsburg Survives Another Flood

  • June 12, 1947. Canton, Mo. Canton Press-News. The Flood in Pictures [photographs]

  • June 13, 1947.  Clark County Courier. First Levee Break, 10:30 a.m. Jun. 7 Near St. Francisville [photograph]

  • June 11, 1947.  Const. Tribune. Flood Crest of 1909 Was Less, But Disaster Was Many Times as Great as in Record Flood of ’47

  • June 12, 1947.  Pattonsburg, Mo. Pattonsburg Call. Photograph of flooded Gromer Farm

  • June 11, 1947.  Hannibal, Mo. The Courier Post. Papers Delivered by Boat; Gas Maintenance Crew Gets Refreshments; National Bank Girls Wade to Work; Taxied to Dry Ground [photographs]

  • July 2, 1947.  Hannibal, Mo. Hannibal Courier Post. $12,000,000 Damage, Louisiana To Cairo; River Crests At 20.5 Feet This Morning

  • June 11, 1947. Hannibal, Mo. Hannibal Courier-Post. River Falls From Record Stage

  • June 11, 1947. Hannibal, Mo. Hannibal Courier Post. Rooftop Rescue In Flood At Quincy; Wash Day For Flood Evacuees [photographs]

  • June 9, 1947. Hannibal, Mo. Courier-Post. Surrounded, But Still Going; Evacuate Sporting Goods Shop; Rescue New Engines [photographs]

  • June 9, 1947.  Hannibal, Mo. Hannibal Courier-Post.  River To Crest At 24 Feet Tonight; Eight Levees Between Mouth of  Iowa River and Louisiana Broken; Dams Wide Open, Not Causing Flood, Engineer Says; Heavy Rains Now Would Increase Flood Suffering; Canton Flood Eased By Break In Levee

  • June 10, 1947.  Hannibal, Mo. Courier-Post. The Flood As The Camera Saw It [photographs]

  • June 9, 1947. Hannibal, Mo. Courier-Post. Mississippi Floods Portion of Canton; 200 Flee Homes; Emergency Service For Sure Delivery; Rice Fields Flooded [photographs]

  • June 10, 1947.  Hannibal, Mo. Courier-Post. Groundhogs Create Danger; Chief Rost Does Emergency Taxi Service; When Water Filled North Main Street; Strawberries Cross Flood To Locker [photographs]; Photographing Mark Twain Scenes [article]

  • June 10, 1947. Hannibal, Mo. Hannibal Courier-Post. River Crests At 24.1 Feet Here; South River Levee Is Endangered

  • June 10, 1947. Hannibal, Mo. Courier-Post. High Water on East Center Street; Grand River Flood [photographs]

  • July 19, 1947. Washington Post. Truman’s Flood Control Plan Called ‘Money Down Rathole’

  • July 18, 1947.  Washington Post. Friends, Foes Of MVA Hit President’s Flood Plan

  • July 20, 1947. Everyday Magazine/St. Louis Post Dispatch. In the Wake of the Big Flood

  • July 20, 1947. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Plight of the Missouri Valley

  • July 20, 1947. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Checking Erosion [photographs]

  • July 20, 1947. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Floods and TVA [photographs]

  • July 6, 1947. Sunday Star. Army Engineers’ Flood-Control Plan May Also Ease Drought Devastation

  • United Steelworkers of America, CIO. Help the USA-CIO Flood Victims [pamphlet]

 

 

Flood Control: Salt River, Bear Creek, Fox River 
FOLDER: 1.6
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT: 143 Letters, 13 Memos, 3 Newspaper Clippings, 10 Misc.

  • DATE: December 26, 1945-October 19, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Harold Henry, R.E. Smyser, Jr., Margareth Brostrup, H.A. Wright, R.C. Crawford, R.A. Wheeler, Ed. Roy, L.B. Feagin, J.H. Pippinger, Robert Vickers, Harry Bair, A.W. Steinback, W.N. Leas, E.G. Herb, Hannibal Chamber of Commerce (Frank T. Russell), O.W. Chandler, Branham Rendlen (Rendlen, White & Rendlen), Harry Carstarphen, Sny Landowner’s Committee, George D. Clayton, Jr., Louis J. Huegel, J.L. Pickett, W.N. Leaf, J.H. Peil, H.E. Lane, C. Kittrell

  • RE: flood control for Salt River, Bear Creek, and Fox River.  Includes discussions on meetings held with constituents, proposed solutions for controlling flooding, legislation and appropriations for flood control, and the status of various projects. 

Detail:

    SALT RIVER

  • 4 Letters, 2 Memos. October 6-19, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Harold Henry (Brashear, Mo.), regarding Henry’s request for Arnold to “attend a drainage ditch board meeting.”  Henry inquires after Salt River flood control; Arnold obtains information from R.E. Smyser, Jr. (War Department, Corps of Engineers) and sends it Henry. Reference is made to a Shelbyville meeting missed by Brashear representatives.

  • 2 Letters, 2 Memos. October 8-14, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Margareth N. Brostrup, and Col. Rudolph E. Smyser, Jr (District Engineer), regarding status of flood control on the Salt River and a meeting arranged by H.A. Wright for October 29, 1946.  Letters are in reference to Harold Henry.

  • 8 Letters, 1 Memo. April 24-August 6, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, H.A. Wright, R.A. Wheeler, and R.C. Crawford, regarding plans for flood control on the Salt River. 

  • 1 Letter. March 25, 1948.  From R.E. Smyser, Jr. to Arnold, regarding the location of a reservoir on the Salt River (Joanna dam).

  • 2 Letters, 1 Memo, 3 Lists. October 8, 1946.  Copy of a letter sent from Arnold to landowners along the Salt River, regarding a Shelbyville, Missouri meeting held on October 29, 1946.  Includes a letter from Arnold to Ed. Roy (Secretary of the Valley Drainage District), regarding said meeting.  Lists of landowners included as well.

  • 11 Letters, 4 Memos, 1 Newspaper Clipping. September 7-October 11, 1946. Correspondence between Arnold, H.A. Wright, R.E. Smyser, and Margareth Brostrup, regarding a Shelbyville, Missouri meeting held October 29, 1946 and landowners along the Salt River.  Mentions Flood Control Act of June 22, 1936.

  • 21 Letters, 1 Memo, 1 Newspaper Clipping.  July 17-September 5, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, H.A. Wright, Harry Bair, W.N. Leaf, L.B. Feagin, A.W. Steinback, and Margareth Brostrup, concerning a meeting to be held for Salt River basin landowners in order to discuss flood control.  The correspondence is primarily concerned with obtaining Arnold and an engineer as speakers for the meeting. Includes copies of letters from Wright to J.H. Pippinger and Robert Vickers. 

  • 4 Letters. July 15-17, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, H.A. Wright, Col. Wm. N. Leas, and R.A. Wheeler, regarding an August 3, 1946 meeting.  The correspondence changes the location of the meeting from Clarence to Shelbyville, Missouri and authorizes an engineer to speak at it.

  • 1 Letter. July 15, 1946.  Authorization letter from E.G. Herb, Colonel, Corps of Engineers to the District Engineer, Rock Island District.  Letter requests that an engineer work with Arnold in meeting with “local interests.”

  • 3 Letters. July 13-16, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, H.A. Wright, and Col. Wm. N. Leas, regarding changing the location and time of a meeting in Clarence to discuss flood control. Includes some suggestions from Wright as to issues that should be addressed.

  • 2 Letters, 1 Note, 1 Memo. June 11-July 12, 1946.  Letters from Arnold to H.A. Wright regarding meeting with Shelby county citizens and contacting District Engineer for more information on flood control.  Includes notes on conversation between Arnold and Mr. Bousquet (Office of Engineers).

  • 3 Letters. June 27-July 1, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and H.A. Wright, discussing flooding concerns in Shelby country, possible alleviations for flooding (i.e. dams), and having Arnold meet with constituents to discuss the issue at hand. 

  • 5 Letters. December 26, 1945-January 22, 1946. Correspondence between Arnold, H.A. Wright, and R.A. Wheeler (Office of the Chief of Engineers), regarding a report submitted to the Federal Power Commission by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors.  The report gives a recommendation for flood control on the Salt River, namely “by means of a reservoir on Salt River near Joaana.” Correspondence mentions Dr. Harry Still’s estate. 

  • BEAR CREEK
     

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping. May 21, 1948.  Hannibal, Mo. Hannibal Courier-Post.  Start Bear Creek Work After July 1

  • 2 Letters. May 3, 12, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Frank T. Russell (Secretary, Hannibal Chamber of
    Commerce), and R.A. Wheeler (Chief of Engineers) regarding the status of flood control investigations along Bear Creek. Mentions a meeting to be held in Hannibal to discuss the issue.

  • 7 Letters. February 23-March 31, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Frank T. Russell (Secretary, Hannibal Chamber of Commerce), and R.A. Wheeler (Chief of Engineers), regarding the status of surveying (for flood control) along Bear Creek. Russell requests information from Arnold, Arnold writes to Wheeler for the requested information, Wheeler responds that he has forwarded the request to Colonel William N. Leaf.

  • 2 Letters. January 31-February 2, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Frank T. Russell (Secretary, Hannibal Chamber of Commerce), regarding a February 11 meeting with Mr. Branham Rendlen (Rendlen, White & Rendlen, Attorneys at Law) and Hannibal citizens to discuss flood control.

  • 3 Letters. December 30, 1947-January 13, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Frank T. Russell (Secretary, Hannibal Chamber of Commerce), requesting information on the issue of raising the Sny levees.

  • 2 Letters. June 28-July 7, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Frank T. Russell (Secretary, Hannibal Chamber of Commerce), regarding efforts on flood control.

  • 2 Letters. March 27-31, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and O.W. Chandler, regarding flood control legislation (H.R. 6597, Public Law 526, 79th Congress). Chandler cites reasons for supporting this legislation, giving personal examples.

  • 1 Letter.  January 8, 1948.  Letter from R.A. Wheeler (War Department, Office of the Chief of Engineers) to Arnold regarding flood control, specifically the raising of levees and channeling of floodwaters.  Letter discusses plans for Sny Basin and Hannibal area. 

  • 2 Letters. December 31, 1947.  Letter from Arnold to R.A. Wheeler, regarding Rendlen, White and Rendlen and a concern for the raising of levees.  Letter from Margareth Brostrup to Rendlen, White and Rendlen, acknowledging receipt of a letter. 

  • 5 Letters, 1 Resolution. January 13-31, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Branham Rendlen, regarding information in a January 8, 1948 letter from the War Department and setting up an appointment to meet with the citizens in Hannibal to discuss flood control.  Includes a copy of a Senate Committee on Public Works resolution of June 24, 1947. 

  • 1 Letter. December 29, 1947.  Letter from Branham Rendlen (Rendlen, White and Rendlen) to Arnold, regarding a rumor of raising levees in the Sny District. 

  • 2 Letters, 1 Report.  February 15-21, 1947.  Letters between Arnold and Harry Carstarphen, regarding flood control in the Sny District. Includes a copy of a report by Stanley Engineering Company, titled Synopsis of the Report of the Corps of Engineers War Department Rock Island, Illinois on the Survey of the Sny Basin Including McCraney, Hadley, Kiser, Six Mile, and Bay Creeks and Their Tributaries in Calhoun, Pike and Adams County, Illinois For Flood Control.

  • 1 Report. February 2, 1948.  From Mr. Brennan (Office of Chief of Engineers) regarding status of surveying and appropriations for flood control on Bear Creek. Attached to June 24, 1947 letter from R.A. Wheeler.

  • 1 Letter. June 24, 1947.  From R.A. Wheeler to Arnold, responding to June 19, 1947 letter regarding flood control concerns in Hannibal, Mo. 

  • 1 Letter. September 12, 1947.  From R.C. Crawford (Acting Chief of Engineers) to Arnold, responding to June 19, 1947 letter.  The letter describes the cause of flooding (layout of rivers, etc.), the effects of flash flooding, funding for emergency flood repair work, and the status of flood control in Hannibal, Mo. Mentions Colonel Leaf, Walter K. Wilson, Jr., Rudolph E. Smyser, Jr., and Colonel Kittrell.

  • 1 Memo. November 6, 1947.  From Margareth Brostrup to Arnold, regarding information about flood control for Canton and Hannibal, Mo.

  • 2 Letters. June 27-July 10, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and George D. Clayton, Jr. (Mayor of Hannibal, Mo.), to inform of a “request that a survey be made of the Bear Creek situation to coincide with emergency flood repair work.”

  • 3 Letters. June 12-19, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Raymond A. Wheeler (Chief of Engineers), and Louis J. Huegel (Mark Twain Hotel).  Huegel states his concern with the flood control problem. Arnold writes to Wheeler, forwarding Huegel’s concerns and discussing the possibility of using funds to both improve flood control and provide emergency service. 

  • 1 Letter, 2 Telegrams. June 14-16, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and George D. Clayton, Jr. (Mayor of Hannibal, Mo.).  Clayton sends telegram to Arnold relaying devastating flood damage, Arnold responds. 

    FOX RIVER

  • 2 Letters. December 23-24, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and R.A. Wheeler (Chief of Engineers) regarding flood control on Fox River. Letter from Wheeler contains an informal report on the Fox River as received from Clark Kittrell and William N. Leaf. 

  • 19 Letters. October 23-December 24, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Reverend Jewel L. Pickett, R.C. Crawford (Acting Chief of Engineers), W.N. Leaf, R.A. Wheeler, and J.H. Peil, regarding flood control on Fox River and emergency levee repairs on Pickett farm. Mentions Cameron-Joyce Construction Company.

  • 2 Letters. October 10-11, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, H.E. Lane, and R.A. Wheeler (Chief of Engineers) regarding flood control on the Fox River.  Letter from Wheeler includes a history of flood control on that river, discussion of future plans, appropriations and plans for emergency repairs.

  • 1 Letter. October 7, 1946.  From Arnold to H.E. Lane referencing a “petition regarding drainage district along the Fox River.” 

  • 4 Letters. August 12-September 24, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, R.A. Wheeler, and Margareth Brostrup, inquiring after appropriations and plans for flood control on the Fox River.  References H.E. Lane.

  • 3 Letters. January 13-25, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, H.E. Lane, and R.C. Crawford, regarding flood control on the Fox River.  Letter from Crawford discusses the curtailment of surveying activities due to limited funds.

  • 3 Letters. December 13-19, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Colonel C. Kittrell, regarding “a report on investigation of the flood conditions in the upper valley of the Fox River near the Iowa-Missouri line.”  Arnold questions whether this report covers the Fox River in the First Congressional District. Kittrell responds and provides information on the status of levee repairs.

  • 3 Letters. October 23-November 16, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, R.C. Crawford, R.A. Wheeler, and H.E. Lane, discussing a “petition regarding drainage district along the Fox River” and the status of flood control. References Arnold’s letter of October 7, 1946.

  • 2 Letters. October 18-23, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and J.H. Peil (Engineer, War Department) regarding “discontinuance of emergency levee repair work” in Clark County.

  • 1 Note. n.d. Handwritten note (scrap) with address.

 

 

Flood Control: Canton, Wyaconda 
FOLDER: 1.7
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT:  110 Letters, 3 Newspaper Clippings, 2 Reports, 3 Telegrams, 2 Photographs, 5 Memos, 5 Misc.

  • DATE: May 26, 1944-June 30, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, J. Andy Zenge, Jr., R.C. Crawford, R.A. Wheeler, E.E. Gamet, I.H. Witt, A.R. Higgins, J.H. Peil, W.N. Leaf, J.L. Person, Walter Turner, C.S. Todd, Merl Hamill, L.C. Waite, C.T. Frazee, W.F. Zenge, William C. Cary, Margareth Brostrup, Canton Business and Professional Women’s Club (Gaynell Conner), C. Kittrell, W.A. Hawkins, E. Reybold, George L. Martin, Thomas M. Robins, Andrew H. Baxter, John M. Rodgers, E.A. Brennan

  • RE: plans, projects and appropriations for flood control in Canton, Mo, and on the Wyaconda River 

Detail:

  • 2 Letters, 1 Memo, 2 Reports. June 8-30, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, J. Andy Zenge, Jr., R.C. Crawford, R.A. Wheeler, and Margareth Brostrup, in regard to a proposed interim report on flood protection at Canton. Includes a copy of the Chief of Engineers Report, as well as the report of the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors.

  • 3 Letters, 1 Telegram. June 12-15, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and J. Andy Zenge, Jr., regarding “favorable action on report” for Canton flood control project by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors and procedures to be taken.  Includes a copy of a letter from R.A Wheeler to Arnold.

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping. May 27, 1948.  Canton Press News.  Chief Engineer Speaks at Canton on Flood Control.

  • 3 Letters. May 14, March 24-30, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, A.R. Higgins (Editor, Quincy Herald-Whig), and I.H. Witt, regarding flood control in Canton, Mo.

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping. Vol. 113, No. 82. Quincy Herald-Whig.  Canton Waits for Sea Wall

  • 1 Article. n.d. Source Unknown. Too Urgent for Delay.

  • 1 Letter. May 22, 1947.  Letter from J.H. Peil to Arnold, responding to letter of May 19, 1947.  Addresses appropriation actions under the Flood Act of 1946.

  • 1 Letter. May 26, 1944.  Letter from the Secretary of War to the Speaker, House of Representatives, regarding a report on a survey of the Chariton River, Iowa, and Missouri.  The opinion is given that flood control action/improvements should be put off until after the war.

  • 11 Letters, 2 Telegrams, 1 Note. February 10-May 19, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, E.E. Gamet (Superintendent, Canton Municipal Utilities), J.L. Person (Office of U.S. Engineers, War Department) and Wm. Newton Leaf  (U.S. District Engineer), regarding flood problems in Canton, Mo., request for assistance from Congress, discussion of monetary contribution by Canton, Mo., the status of flood control for Canton, Mo., and flood control plans. Some discussion of Interim Report and Final Report.

  • 13 Letters. February 7-18, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Walter Turner (Dean, Culver-Stockton College), Dr. C.S. Todd, Merl Hamill (Mayor of Canton), L.C. Waite (Canton Glove Company), C.T. Frazee (Canton Hatchery), and W.F. Zenge (Lewis County Motor Co.), regarding the need for flood control assistance and Canton’s monetary local match. 

  • 2 Letters. May 15, June 7, 1948.   Correspondence between Arnold and William C. Cary (County Agent), regarding a meeting held in Canton to discuss flood control.  Arnold requests information, Cary responds that no one attended the meeting. 

  • 9 Letters. May 23-June 30, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, E.E. Gamet, W.N. Leaf (District Engineer), and Margareth Brostrup, regarding use of appropriated funds, engineering reports, and the flood situation at Canton.

  • 5 Letters. January 15-31, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, The Canton Business and Professional Women’s Club, and R.C. Crawford, regarding status of flood control for Canton, Mo. 

  • 7 Letters. March 2-May 21, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, J. Andy Zenge, Jr., R.A. Wheeler (Corps of Engineers), and R.C. Crawford (Chief of Engineers), regarding the status of flood control for Canton, Mo.

  • 1 Note. February 27, 1948.  Note from Margareth Brostrup to Arnold, regarding a telephone call from Col. Gee to discuss a report submitted to the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Notice, 1 List. March 11, 1948.  Letter from C. Kittrell to Arnold, concerning reports on flood control for Canton, Mo.  Includes an advance copy of public notice and a list of parties to be notified. 

  • 2 Memos. November 6, 1947, January 28, 1948.  Notes from Margareth Brostrup to Arnold, regarding status of flood control project/report, conversation had with Mr. Bousquet. 

  • 3 Letters. October 31-November 6, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and J. Andy Zenge, Jr., arranging a meeting to discuss the flood situation at Canton, Mo.

  • 1 Letter. June 27, 1947. From J. Andy Zenge, Jr. to Arnold, regarding appropriations for flood control and a request for assistance.

  • 1 Letter. May 25, 1945.  From Arnold to W.A. Hawkins (President, Canton State Bank), regarding correspondence with present mayor and possible funding for emergency flood control work. 

  • 2 Letters. May 1, 1945.  Letter from Arnold to the mayor of Canton, forwarding information from Major General E. Reybold, Chief of Engineers (letter included) and Andrew H. Baxter.  Reybold’s letter contains an update on the status of flood control surveys/investigations. 

  • 4 Letters. March 8-15, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, E. Reybold, George L. Martin (Mayor of Canton), and Thomas M. Robins (Chief of Engineers), regarding status of flood control surveys/investigations and reports.

  • 1 Memo. February 7, 1945.  To Arnold from Margareth Brostrup, asking if a trace should be placed on a letter to Mayor Martin. 

  • 6 Letters. November 30, 1944-February 3, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, George L. Martin (Mayor of Canton), and Thomas M. Robins (Chief of Engineers), regarding flood control assistance and surveys conducted by government engineers. 

  • 2 Letters. January 31-February 3, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and Andrew H. Baxter, regarding flood control, suggested improvements. 

  • 5 Letters, 2 Photographs, 1 Memo. June 12-29, 1944.  Correspondence between Arnold, G. L. Martin (Mayor of Canton), and Thomas M. Robins (Chief of Engineers), regarding flood conditions at Canton, the need for assistance from the federal government, and the government’s response that action will have to wait until authority is granted from Congress.  Includes 2 photographs showing the flood conditions at Canton, Mo. 

  • 2 Letters. June 4, 1945.  Letters from Merl Hamill (Mayor of Canton) and Willard A. Hawkins (President, Canton State Bank) to Arnold, responding to May 25, 1945 letter. Gives information on new mayor of Canton, the importance of flood assistance for Canton, and plans for a meeting to discuss flood control.  

    Wyaconda

  • 9 Letters. August 12, 1946-January 11, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, John M. Rodgers, and R.A. Wheeler (Chief of Engineers) regarding flood control on the Wyaconda River.

  • 2 Letters, 1 Newspaper Clipping. June 9-12, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and John M. Rodgers, regarding flood control on the Wyaconda River.  Includes a newspaper clipping (photograph) of the flooded river.

  • 15 Letters. November 29, 1945-February 16, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, E.A. Brennan, and the Office of the Chief of Engineers (R.C. Crawford and R.A. Wheeler) regarding flood control on the Wyaconda River.  Discusses a survey of the river, the results of that survey, and the idea that, given current circumstances, flood control action should be reconsidered. Discusses specific methods of flood control. Mentions Joe Wheeler.

 

 

Flood Control: Grand River, Part 1 
FOLDER: 1.8
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT:  129 Letters, 14 Newspaper Clippings, 8 Memos, 11 Misc.

  • DATE: November 30, 1945-November 1, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, the State Historical Society of Missouri (Floyd C. Shoemaker), Henry H. Green, Library of Congress (H.E. Snide), P.D. Berrigan, Missouri Division of Resources and Development (John A. Short, Hugh Denney), B.F. Leslie, Pat Kinsella, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (L.L. Smith), Max Schwabe, Marion T. Bennett, R.C. Crawford, R.A. Wheeler, Earl Whitnell, James Truitt, Lewis A. Pick, M.E. Fitterer’s Sons, Shaw Jersey Farms (Doyle Christopher), D.O. Elling, Otto Hamilton, US House of Representatives--Office of the Legislative Counsel (Ward Hussey), Committee on Public Works (J.H. McGann), Roy O. Byrd, Rex H. Moore, Lyman Rice, Floyd Tuggle, Hartman Barber, Stanley G. Reiff, W.E. Potter, John M. Snyder, Raymond A. Davis, A.S.J. Carnahan, William M. Whittington, Russell N. Pickett, Earl Wilson, P.A. Feringa

  • RE: Arnold’s speeches on flood control, flood control projects and plans for Pattonsburg, Missouri and the Grand River, the construction of reservoirs, and governmental assistance with flood damages

Detail:

  • 2 Letters.  July 27, 1948.  Correspondence with the State Historical Society of Missouri, in regard to historical information sources on the Grand River.

  • 2 Letters. June 14, 28, 1948.  Letter from Arnold to Henry H. Green regarding topics for discussion when speaking to the Pattonsburg Lions Club.  Letter from H.E. Snide (Library of Congress) regarding historical background of Pattonsburg, Missouri. 

  • 6 Newspaper Clippings, 1 Memo. June 22-August 12, 1948.  Newspaper clippings regarding the Grand River Basin. Clippings include:  August 5, 1948. Linn County News and Brookfield Daily News, Brookfield, Missouri. Advent of White Man Made Grand River a Soil Robber; Conservation Now Required.  August 12, 1948. Gallatin Democrat.  Three From County Hear Report on Grand Basin.  June 24, 1948.  Gallatin Democrat.  Survey Now Under Way In This Section To Determine Best Flood Control Plan.  July 1, 1948.  Princeton Post Telegraph.  Flood Survey Study Is Being Conducted Here.   July 1, 1948.  Green City Press.  Making Survey of Grand River Basin.  June 22, 1948.  The Brookfield Argus.  Grand River Being Studied By Government.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Report. September 14, 1948.  Letter from P.D. Berrigan to Arnold, regarding information for a talk to the “civic clubs of Pattonsburg, Missouri.” Includes a report on the Grand River Basin flood situation in Pattonsburg, Mo. 

  • 4 Letters, 1 Newspaper Clipping. September 2-13, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and John A. Short (Missouri Division of Resources and Development), regarding the status of investigation into flood control solutions for the Grand River Basin (in preparation for Arnold’s talk to Pattonsburg citizens).  Includes a newspaper clipping from Pattonsburg Call (dated August 12, 1948), entitled Flood Study Program Underway

  • 2 Letters. September 2, 9, 1948.  Letters from Arnold to P.D. Berrigan (Corps of Engineers), requesting information for a talk on Grand River flood control.  Arnold is preparing to meet with the Pattonsburg Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce. 

  • 10 Letters, 1 Memo, 1 Newspaper Clipping. July 30-September 8, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Henry H. Green (H.H. Green Mill and Elevator Company), arranging for Arnold to meet with the Pattonsburg Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club.  Mentions the International Wheat Agreement.  Includes a newspaper clipping, Three From County Hear Report on Grand Basin (source unknown).

  • 8 Letters, 1 Memo. October 1-November 1, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Pat Kinsella, L.L. Smith (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company), and Ben F. Leslie (Missouri State Highway Department), regarding flood control on Medicine Creek.

  • 2 Newspaper Clippings.  June 16, 1948. Republican Times.  Study New Sites for Pattonsburg, Hickory Dams. August 6, 1948.  Chillicothe Tribune.  Sumner and Hickory Reservoirs Talked.

  • 3 Letters. June 29, 1948.  Letters from Arnold to John A. Short (Missouri Division of Resources and Development), Max Schwabe, and Marion T. Bennett, regarding flood control on the Grand River and the Chariton River.  Addresses issue of dam construction on the Grand River. 

  • 2 Letters. June 14, 17, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and the War Department (R.A. Wheeler, R.C. Crawford), regarding status of flood control on the Grand River.

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping. April 29, 1948.  Pattonsburg Call.  New Survey May Save Pattonsburg.

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping.  April 13, 1948.  Trenton Republican-Times.  Dam Opposition Group Set to Aid in Basin Study

  • 4 Letters. March 4-23, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Henry H. Green (H.H. Green Mill and Elevator Co.), regarding dam construction on Grand River and status of flood control.  Mentions W.W. Alexander, Mr. Brennan, and Earl Whitnell. 

  • 5 Letters. March 5-23, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Earl Whitnell, regarding dam construction on the Grand River and Thompson River. Also discusses a donation to the Presbyterian Church, and finding a pastor for said church. Mentions Eddie Knudsen, Russel Pickett, Wayne Miller, Harris, Rex Moore, the Pattonsburg and Hickory dams, Trenton Dam, and Hickory Project. 

  • 4 Letters, 1 Table, 1 Map. March 1-9, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Lewis A. Pick (War Department), and James Truitt (War Department), regarding the Hickory and Pattonsburg Reservoir Projects, as well as a study to be conducted on flood control for the Grand River Basin. Includes a copy of a report (dated November 30, 1945) on the Grand River Basin Data on Recommended Projects, with an introductory letter by R.C. Crawford.

  • 1 Letter. March 23, 1948.  From Arnold to Earl Whitnell, regarding correspondence with Henry Green.  Mentions W.W. Alexander.

  • 3 Letters, 1 Newspaper Clipping. October 1-9, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and M.E. Fitterer’s Sons, regarding governmental control.  Includes a newspaper clipping from the Kansas City Times entitled Urges Price Lid.

  • 8 Letters. June 24-October 27, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Henry H. Green (H.H. Green Mill and Elevator Company), and the U.S. War Department /Chief of Engineers (R.A. Wheeler, R.C. Crawford), regarding a flooding situation and emergency repairs for a dike in Pattonsburg, Mo.

  • 5 Letters. August 5-September 24, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Doyle Christopher (Shaw Jersey Farm) and R.A. Wheeler (Chief of Engineers), regarding governmental assistance for repairs on the Shaw Farm levee.

  • 5 Letters, 1 Memo. August 16-September 15, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, D.O. Elling, and the Chief of Engineers office (R.A. Wheeler), regarding the construction of a flood control dam in Pattonsburg and the effect such construction would have upon the citizens and the town of Pattonsburg.

  • 2 Letters. June 25, July 1, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Otto Hamilton (Mayor of Spickard, Missouri), regarding flooding and the effect on the city water system.

  • 1 Letter. June 5, 1947.  From Arnold to Ward Hussey regarding a “suggested bill to rescind the authorization for the Chillicothe dam on Grand River.”

  • 1 Letter. February 12, 1947.  From Arnold to the Legislative Counsel (Attn: Mr. Parkman), regarding a bill that would repeal authorization to build dams near Trenton and Pattonsburg, Missouri.  Mentions Marion T. Bennett and Earl Wilson.

  • 1 Bill. n.d. H.R. Bill introduced by Arnold “to rescind the authorization for the construction of a dam on the Grand River near Chillicothe, Missouri."

  • 1 Memo. March 13, 1947 (Received).  Note for Mr. Arnold from Ward Hussey (Law Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives), regarding authorization for construction of a dam near Chillicothe, Missouri. 

  • 1 Letter. May 13, 1947.  To Arnold from J.H. McGann (Professional Staff Member, Committee on Public Works) regarding status of flood control for the Grand River, specifically the construction of dams.  Mentions General Pick. 

  • 2 Letters. May 1, 9, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold and Roy O. Byrd, regarding flood control.

  • 2 Letters. March 14, 26, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Rex H. Moore, regarding meetings of Governor Phil Donnelly and General Pick in relation to dams on the Grand River.

  • 2 Letters. February 15, 21, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Lyman Rice, a citizen of Trenton, Missouri, who is concerned that he will lose his multi-generational farm to the waters created by a proposed dam. 

  • 2 Letters. January 16, 20, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Floyd Tuggle, President of The First National Bank in Gallatin, Mo., regarding dam construction in Trenton and Chillicothe, Mo.  Also discusses soil conservation and REA appropriations. 

  • 1 Letter. July 30, 1946.  From Arnold to Rex Moore, regarding “review of the Grand River development.” Mentions Earl Whitnell.

  • 4 Letters. May 7-13, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Rex H. Moore, and Hugh Denney (Director, Missouri State Department of Resources and Development), regarding methods of flood control on the Grand River—Moore responds to ideas presented in a letter from Denney (dated April 16, 1946).  Mentions Mr. Knudsen, Governor Hyde, George Terry, Mr. Idol, and Max Schwabe.

  • 4 Letters. April 12-29, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Hugh Denney, regarding dam construction on the Grand River. Mentions Hickory Dam, Pattonsburg Dam, the sewage disposal problem, George Clayton, and D.W. Snyder. 

  • 1 Letter. April 29, 1946.  From Arnold to Floyd Tuggle, asking for an opinion on letters from Hugh Denney.  Mentions upcoming election and opponent H.S. Beardsley.

  • 4 Letters. April 29-May 6, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Rex H. Moore, and Hartman Barber (Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Railway Employees Union), regarding developments on the Pattonsburg and Trenton dams. Includes April 11, 1946 letter from Margareth Brostrup with information on Barber and the Flood Control Committee.

  • 11 Letters, 1 Map (3 Copies), 3 Reports. April 11-May 20, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Rex H. Moore, Floyd Tuggle, R.A. Wheeler (Chief of Engineers), Stanley G. Reiff (Corps of Engineers), and W.E. Potter (Corps of Engineers), regarding various engineers’ reports on flood control for the Grand River. Includes a copy of two reports from the Office of the Chief of Engineers (Subject: Grand River and tributaries, Missouri), and a copy of Tuggle’s comparison of project plans versus proposed plans, entitled A Comparison of Main Features of Pattonsburg and Hickory Reservoirs and a Complete Soil Conservation System Supplemented with Head Water Reservoirs Serving the Dual Purposes of Water Run-Off Retardation and Gully Control or Farm Water Storage.  Also includes a map of recommend projects on the Grand River (3 copies). Some discussion of upcoming election.

  • 2 Letters. May 10, 14, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and John M. Snyder, regarding maps of the Missouri River Basin and the Grand River.

  • 2 Letters, 1 Memo. April 10, 13, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Raymond A. Davis, regarding defeating plans for the Hickory dam, balancing the nation’s budget, and opposition for socialized medicine (Murray, Wagner, Dingle bill).  Mentions Rex Moore, Mr. Barber, and  Pattonsburg, Missouri.

  • 1 Letter. April 11, 1946. From Rex H. Moore to Arnold, regarding whereabouts of Mr. Lawson, as well as project status with Congressman Whittington’s committee.

  • 2 Letters, 1 Memo. November 30, 1945 & April 10, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and R. C. Crawford, regarding approval of plans for the Hickory and Pattonsburg Reservoirs, along with other flood control work.  Letter from Crawford includes a detailed discussion of the plan/report.   April 10th letter from Arnold requests extra copies of a map.

  • 1 Memo. n.d.  Memo regarding public disapproval of dam proposal and a protest filed with the Board of Army Engineers.  Mentions Mr. Barber. 

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping. n.d. Source Unknown.  Mass Meeting Will Be Held Here Friday.  Grundy, Daviess Representatives Begin Dam Fight.  Gathering to Be at His Auditorium; Several Speakers.

  • 5 Letters, 1 Schedule.  March 21-April 8, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, William M. Whittington (Chairman, Flood Control Committee), and A.S.J. Carnahan, M.C., regarding authorization for the Hickory and Pattonsburg dam projects.  Lists reasons against such authorization.  Includes Schedule of Public Hearings on Flood Control Bill of 1946

  • 1 Letter. April 8, 1946.  From Earl Wilson (R.C.) to Russell N. Pickett, regarding authorization for the Hickory Reservoir.

  • 6 Letters, 2 Telegrams. March 9-April 5, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Russell N. Pickett, regarding opposition to the building of the Hickory dam.  Mentions the Congressional Record (entries into), Floyd Tuggle, Rex Moore, Governor Donnelly, Earl Cook, documents/actions of Congress relating to the Grand River, Congressman Cole, and the Wabash Railroad.

  • 3 Letters. March 6-8, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Floyd S. Tuggle (First National Bank, Gallatin, Mo.), and P.A. Feringa (Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors) regarding the opposition for the construction of a dam expressed at the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors hearing, the supplementary statement sent to the Board, and the status of the appropriations bill. Mentions Welch, Frith, and Senator Thomas.

 

 

Flood Control: Grand River, Part 2 
FOLDER: 1.9
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT:   139 Letters, 9 Newspaper Clippings, 3 Telegrams, 4 Misc. (Report, Petition, Memo)

  • DATE: January 8, 1945-April 8, 1946

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Rex Moore, Floyd S. Tuggle, A.C. Peniston, J.L. Hemley, Warren P. Burris, Mrs. Effie Anderson, Raymond A. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Sparling, Roy Marsh, W.P. Beever, N.H. Randall, Anna H. McClung, Thomas Lambert, Russell N. Pickett, Walter Sperry, Kenneth A. Kuntz, W.W. Alexander, Lucy Marsh, Bessie Kampman, Francis Steele, the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors (P.A. Feringa), Murray N. Windle, Don W. Schooler, Frances J. Henry, American Legion Post 227, Edgerton Welch, J. Rex Donovan, J. A. Lawson, Charles C. Walton, Ira G. Hedrick, H.W. Shiflet, A. J. Cole, Joe Crookshanks, John L. Owens, Vern R. Crookshanks, Robert C. Frith, R.A. Wheeler, L.F. Moore, Harold Palmer, Arthur Swank, Ralph H. Allen, Chester A. Swank, W.W. Ausmus, Harve Tibbott, Francis Case, George H. Mahon, W.F. Norrell, J. Buell Snyder, Albert J. Engell, Joe Hendricks, A.N. Doerschuk, R.B. Wade, Vern Covey, Mrs. J.C. Lambert, E. Reybold, Thomas M. Robins, Sarah Youngs

  • RE: the construction of reservoirs on the Grand River (opinions of constituents, hearings to be held, etc.)

Detail:

  • 1 Report. November 1945 [?].  Review of the Report on the Survey for Flood Control of the Grand River and Tributaries of the Missouri Recommending the Hickory and Pattonsburg Reservoirs in Lieu of the Chillicothe Reservoir. 

  • 1 Petition. March 6, 1946. Petition Relative to Dams on Grand River (copy).

  • 9 Letters. March 1-April 8, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Rex Moore (Attorney, Trenton, Mo.) regarding public hearings with the Board of Engineers in the matter of flood control.  Some discussion of project authorization and appropriations for the Hickory and Pattonsburg dams.  Mentions: Joe Healey, Senator Briggs, Governor Hyde, Mr. Knudsen, Mr. Pickett, Mr. Lawson, Will M. Whittington, Mr. Welsh, General Pick, Floyd Tuggle, Martin Miller, and Col. Feringa.

  • 5 Letters. March 19-April 1, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Floyd S. Tuggle (President, First National Bank, Gallatin, Mo.), regarding the Soil Conservation Service and the Extension Service, as well as the status of the Hickory and Pattonsburg dams.

  • 2 Letters, 1 Newspaper Clipping. March 7, 12, 1946.  Letters between Arnold and A. C. Peniston, in which Peniston gives his opinion of the Hickory and Pattonsburg dams and expresses gratitude for Arnold’s political stance on the issue.  Includes a newspaper clipping: Trenton Opposes the Dams.

  • 2 Letters. March 9, 11, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Dr. J.L. Hemley, regarding Hemley’s opposition to the proposed dam construction and Arnold’s support for its deferral.

  • 1 Letter. March 7, 1946.  From Warren P. Burris (Mayor, Pattonsburg) to Arnold, in which Burris praises Arnold for the work he has done on behalf of the citizens of Pattonsburg.

  • 2 Letters. March 4, 7, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Effie Anderson, wherein Anderson expresses her opposition to the building of the Hickory reservoir. 

  • 1 Letter. March 4, 1946.  From Raymond A. Davis commending Arnold for his stand against the building of the Hickory and Pattonsburg reservoirs.

  • 2 Letters, 1 Newspaper Clipping. March 8, 11, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Steele, wherein the Steeles express opposition to the building of the reservoirs on Grand River and send Arnold a newspaper clipping entitled Does Chillicothe Really Want: The Hickory Dam and Reservoir; A wall of water 67 feet high only four miles away, held back only by an earthen dam; The loss of 22,000 acres of bottom lands from her trade territory? 

  • 2 Letters. February 26, March 1, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Sparling, wherein the Sparlings express opposition to the proposed reservoirs.

  • 2 Letters. February 28, March 1, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Roy Marsh, wherein Marsh expresses opposition to the Hickory reservoir.  Mentions Elmer Thomas. 

  • 2 Letters. February 26, March 1, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and W. P. Beever, wherein Beever expresses support for the proposed reservoirs and Arnold counters it. 

  • 2 Letters. February 26, March 1, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and W. H. Randall, wherein Randall expresses support for reservoirs and Arnold states his position on the matter. 

  • 2 Letters. February 8, 14, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Anna H. McClung, wherein McClung expresses opposition to the reservoirs. 

  • 2 Letters. February 23, 28, 1946. Correspondence between Arnold and Floyd Tuggle, wherein Tuggle thanks Arnold for his stance on the reservoir issue and mentions his desire to work with Chillicothe on finding alternative solutions to flood control, most especially soil conservation. 

  • 3 Letters. February 26-28, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Rex Moore, regarding representation at a hearing with the Senate Appropriations Committee on the reservoir issue. 

  • 2 Letters. February 4, 25, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Thomas Lambert, wherein Lambert states his opposition to the building of the Pattonsburg reservoir. 

  • 1 Letter, 1 Telegram. February 24-25, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Russell N. Pickett, regarding a request for a Grand River Basin Report. 

  • 2 Letters. February 4, 25, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Walter Sperry, wherein Sperry states his opposition to the building of the Pattonsburg reservoir. 

  • 4 Letters. February 14-25, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Kenneth A. Kuntz, regarding varying opinions on the Grand River reservoirs.

  • 2 Letters. February 15, 19, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and W. W. Alexander, regarding the Hickory dam.

  • 8 Letters. February 14-19, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Lucy Marsh, Bessie Kampman, Roy Marsh, and Francis Steele, regarding opinions on the proposed Grand River reservoirs.

  • 2 Letters. February 15, 1946.  Letters to the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors from Murray N. Windle and Don W. Schooler expressing approval for proposed flood control.

  •  7 Letters. February 4-18, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Frances J. Henry, and the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, regarding protests against the Pattonsburg Reservoir.  Includes letters from the City of Pattonsburg and the American Legion.

  • 1 Letter. February 18, 1946.  From Arnold to Warren P. Burris, regarding the American Legion protest of the Pattonsburg reservoir.

  • 1 Letter. January 23, 1946.  From Arnold to Edgerton Welch, regarding statements made to Appropriations Committee and Arnold’s views on the proposed flood control.

  • 1 Letter. January 23, 1946.  From Arnold to the American Legion Post No. 227, acknowledging receipt of petition. 

  • 1 Letter. January 23, 1946.  From Arnold to Warren P. Burris (response to Burris’s letter of January 18), suggesting that Pattonsburg organize a flood control committee. 

  • 1 Letter, 1 Newspaper Clipping. January 19, 1946.  Letter from Edgerton Welch to Arnold, regarding proposed flood control and an editorial from the Kansas City Star, entitled Decision on the Rivers.

  • 1 Letter. January 18, 1946.  Letter from Warren P. Burris to Arnold, regarding protest against the Pattonsburg Reservoir.

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping. January 16, 1946.  Springfield Leader Press.  Arnold Adds Voice to Bennett Protest Against State Dams.

  • 2 Letters. February 16, 19, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and J. Rex Donovan, wherein Donovan expresses his support for the proposed Grand River flood control. 

  • 8 Letters. February 13-19, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, J.A. Lawson, Charles C. Walton, Ira G. Hedrick, and H.W. Shiflet, expressing opinions on the proposed reservoirs.

  • 1 Letter. February 11, 1946.  Letter from A.J. Cole to the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, wherein Cole expresses his support for the building of the Hickory and Pattonsburg dams.

  • 6 Letters. February 16, 21, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Joe Crookshanks (Crookshanks Bakery), John L. Owens, and Vern R. Crookshanks (Chillicothe Hay Rake & Stacker Company), wherein approval for the Pattonsburg and Hickory dams is expressed. 

  • 5 Letters. January 24-February 2, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Floyd S. Tuggle, and the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors (specifically P.A. Feringa), regarding a hearing to be held on construction of the Pattonsburg and Hickory reservoirs. 

  • 1 Letter, 2 Newspaper Clippings. February 14, 1946.  Letter from Edgerton Welch to Arnold, regarding newspaper clippings from the Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune: Hickory Reservoir First Concern of Chillicothe; C. of C. Committee Endorses U.S. Army Engineers Plans

  • 1 Letter. February 15, 1946.  From Robert C. Frith to the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, expressing his interest in the Pick-Sloan Plan and voicing approval of the proposed flood control (building of dams).

  • 1 Letter. February 9, 1946. From Edgerton Welch informing Arnold of constituents who are in favor of the proposed flood control, and mentions individuals who will be representing Chillicothe at the hearing: Oscar Cook, Murry Windle, R.C. Frith, and C.W. Powelson. 

  • 2 Letters. January 30, February 2, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Rex H. Moore, regarding hotel reservations for individuals attending the hearing on the proposed flood control.

  • 7 Letters, 1 Telegram. January 5-15, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, the Office of the Chief of Engineers, L.F. Moore, Harold Palmer, Arthur Swank, Ralph H. Allen, and Chester A. Swank, regarding a telegram expressing support for the proposed flood control plans and providing the Board of Engineers with that information.

  • 11 Letters, 1 Newspaper Clipping. January 12-25, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Chester A. Swank, Arthur Swank, Harold Palmer, Ralph H. Allen, L. F. Moore, and W.W. Ausmus, regarding Locust Creek flood control and labor strikes.  Includes newspaper clipping, Drainage Ditch to Be Discussed

  • 7 Letters, 1 Memo. January 8, 24, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Hartman Barber, Hon. Harve Tibbott, Francis Case, George H. Mahon, Hon. W. F. Norrell, Hon. J. Buell Snyder, Hon. Albert J. Engell, and Hon. Joe Hendricks, regarding protest of the proposed flood control plan and support for soil conservation methods.

  • 2 Letters. January 17, 22, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Albert N. Doerschuk, wherein Doerschuk expresses support for a resurvey of the Grand River/proposed flood control project while Arnold states his opposition.

  • 2 Letters.  January 19, 22, 1946.  R.B. Wade expresses his approval of Arnold’s stand against resurveying for flood control.

  • 2 Letters. January 12, 18, 1946.  Discussion between Arnold and Floyd S. Tuggle, regarding the wage and hour law, labor strikes, and the Pattonsburg and Hickory reservoirs. 

  • 1 Letter. January 12, 1946. From Arnold to Vern Covey, discussing opposition to appropriations for the “Pick Plan as it applies to Grand River or any of its tributaries.” 

  • 2 Letters, 2 Newspaper Clippings.  January 7, 15, 1946.  J.C. Lambert expresses disapproval for Pick Sloan Plan/proposed flood control dams, and sends Arnold two newspaper clippings:  Flood Damage Pay to 22 and Can Take Land Use Lessons from Europe, Says Former G.I. 

  • 1 Letter, 1 Memo, 1 Telegram. February 6, 1946.  Letter and telegram from Margareth Brostrup to Arnold regarding the Chillicothe Reservoir being eliminated from an appropriation bill. 

  • 4 Letters. January 8-June 14, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Sarah Youngs, and the Office of the Chief of Engineers (Thomas M. Robins, E. Reybold), regarding submission of and access to engineer’s reports on flood control for the Grand River. 

 

 

Flood Control: Grand River, Part 3 
FOLDER: 1.10
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT:  127 Letters, 4 Telegrams, 7 Newspaper Clippings, 4 Misc.

  • DATE: December 14, 1944-December 19, 1945

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, C.E. Watkins, Harry Whorton, Daviess County Conservation Club (Raymond Wade, Art Coon), George Somerville, Henry Green, the War Department (Thomas M. Robins, E. Reybold, S. G. Neff, Stanley G. Reiff, R.A. Wheeler, R.C. Crawford), George R. Goethals, Central Farm Products Company, Earl S. Cook, W. Brooks Casebeer, Department of Agriculture (Charles Brannan), G. Creekmore, F.S. Tuggle, C.B. Menke, Annie Perry, Hubert Paul, June Maberry, James Maberry, Francis Steele, Richard Darr, Edgerton Welch, S.E. Stroff, L.E. Grant, Glenn E. Kidd, W.W. Alexander, F.W. Cornue, John Gallatin,  Lelan Ryan, Eddie Knudsen, Federal Works Agency/Public Roads Administration (C.D. Curtiss), Mary Covey, Homer A. Ramey, Loyd Bryan, Lowell Koger, Harold Gooden

  • RE: the construction of reservoirs, projects and plans for flood control on the Grand River, appropriations for said projects, the presence of W.R. Goodall in Chillicothe, and repair for damages caused by flooding

Detail:

  • 1 Letter. November 16, 1945.  From Arnold to C.E. Watkins, requesting a copy of a particular newspaper issue relating to W. R. Goodall, Jr. “securing titles to land that will be covered by the impounding waters from proposed dams.” 

  • 4 Letters. August 27-November 2, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and Harry Whorton, regarding status of proposed dams under the Pick Sloan project and the real estate ventures of W.R. Goodall, Jr. 

  • 1 Letter, 1 Telegram. October 25, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and the Daviess County Conservation Club, specifically Raymond Wade and Art Coon, regarding opposition to the building of Osceola and Bull Shoals dams and the real estate ventures of W.R. Goodall, Jr.

  • 2 Letters. October 16, 21, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and George Somerville, regarding W. R. Goodall, Jr. 

  • 2 Letters. November 8, 14, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and Henry H. Green, regarding proposed dams and House Bill 2788. 

  • 5 Letters. October 25-November 1, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, the Office of the Chief of Engineers (Thomas Robins, George R. Goethals), and Henry H. Green, regarding Grand River flood control.  Arnold questions W.R. Goodall’s presence in Chillicothe, Mo.  The Chief of Engineers writes a letter describing the situation. 

  • 7 Letters. September 3-15, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Henry H. Green, and the Office of the Chief of Engineers, regarding the problematic situation in Pattonsburg due to the proposed flood control measures.  Green’s letter of September 3, 1945 discusses an economic situation resulting from the uncertainty of a proposed dam construction.  Arnold requests information from the Chief of Engineers office. 

  • 1 Report/Paper. March 7, 1945.  Missouri Department of Resources and Development: Grand River Basin Improvement Plan Proposed by Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. 

  • 2 Letters, 2 Telegrams. November 30, December 3, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, the Central Farm Products Company, and Representative Earl S. Cook, regarding appropriations for Grand River projects. 

  • 7 Letters. November 1-27, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, W. Brooks Casebeer, the Office of the Chief of Engineers, and the Department of Agriculture, regarding requested information on flood control. 

  • 2 Letters. November 14, 20, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and Reverend G. Creekmore, wherein Creekmore questions procedure for governmental plan/policy approval.

  • 5 Letters. November 2-21, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Floyd S. Tuggle, and the Office of the Chief of Engineers, regarding Tuggle’s request for information on flood control/proposed dams.

  • 5 Letters. October 26-November 17, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, C.B. Menke, and the Office of the Chief of Engineers, regarding status of flood control/dam project. 

  • 8 Letters. April 18-26, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Annie Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Paul, June Maberry, and F.M. Steele, regarding opposition to the dams and a signed petition.

  • 6 Letters. December 14, 1944-January 17, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Richard Darr, United States Engineer Office, and Geo. Somerville, regarding Darr’s request for information on the Chillicothe dam. 

  • 1 Letter. December 10, 1945.  From Edgerton Welch to Arnold, thanking him for a recommendation to the Advisory Committee of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress. 

  • 2 Letters. November 30, December 6, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and S.E. Stroff (Mayor of Trenton, Mo.), regarding opposition to the Hickory Reservoir.

  • 1 Letter. December 11, 1945.  From Stanley G. Reiff (Office of the Division Engineer) to Arnold, stating that copies of a report had been sent to the designated individuals.

  • 3 Letters, 1 Newspaper Clipping. November 14-December 3, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and the Office of the Chief of Engineers, explaining W.R. Goodall of the Real Estate Division of the Division Engineer’s office “presence” in Chillicothe.  Includes October 10, 1945 newspaper clipping Moving to Chillicothe

  • 7 Letters, 1 Newspaper Clipping. December 1-18, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Floyd S. Tuggle, and the Office of the Chief of Engineers, regarding appropriations and hearings for proposed flood control. Includes newspaper clipping Resolutions Relative to Grand River Dam

  • 4 Letters. December 3, 7, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Glenn E. Kidd (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers), and L. E. Grant (Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen), regarding appropriations for flood control measures. 

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping. December 6, 1945.  Grundy County Gazette.  Opposition To Dam Organized

  • 1 Letter, 1 Telegram. December 7, 19, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and W.W. Alexander, regarding appropriations for flood control measures.

  • 1 Report, 1 List. n.d. Report: Grand River Basin Data on Recommended Projects.  List of parties notified of favorable Survey Report on Flood Control for the Grand River and its tributaries, Missouri.

  • 1 Letter. November 10, 1945.  From Edgerton Welch to Arnold, wherein Welch supports the building of the Pattonsburg and Hickory dams.

  • 12 Letters. November 7-29, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, F.W. Cornue, R.B. Wade, John Gallatin, Edgerton Welch, and the Office of the Chief of Engineers, regarding constituents’ opinions on flood control measures.  Mentions Pearl Harbor and W.R. Goodall.

  • 2 Letters. November 7, 16, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and Edgerton Welch, regarding the building of the three dams (Chillicothe, Pattonsburg, and Hickory).

  • 1 Newspaper Clipping. December 17, 1945.  St. Louis Post Dispatch.  Army Flood Control Plan in Missouri Criticized as Inundating Too Much Land

  • 1 Letter. January 3, 1945.  From S.C. Neff (Corps of Engineers) to Richard Darr in regard to the status of flood control measures on the Grand River. 

  • 1 Letter, 1 Newspaper Clipping. November 28, 1945.  Letter from Arnold to Henry H. Green, regarding Green’s article in the Pattonsburg Call, entitled Pattonsburg’s Problem

  • 7 Letters, 1 Memo. May 31-July 6, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Lelan Ryan, and the Office of the Division Engineer (R.C. Crawford)/Chief of Engineers (E. Reybold), regarding Ryan’s request for information on the Pick Sloan Plan and the plan's effect on farming in Grundy County, Mo. 

  • 23 Letters, 2 Newspaper Clippings. May 31-July 31, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Eddie Knudsen, Mary Covey, Homer A. Ramey, Loyd Bryan, the Public Roads Administration (C.D. Curtiss), and the Office of the Chief of Engineers (George R. Goethals, Thomas M. Robins, E. Reybold), regarding appropriations for temporary flood repair work and road/bridge repair that needs to be completed in Trenton, Mo., as well as in Mercer County, Mo.  Includes newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Star, entitled Emergency Aid Bill Signed, and the Trenton Republican Times, entitled Survey Shows Repair of Bridge Too Expensive.

  • 2 Letters. September 22, 25, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and Lowell Koger, regarding opposition to the proposed Pattonsburg Reservoir. 

  • 2 Letters. October 21, 24, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and Harold Gooden, regarding opposition to the proposed dams. 

 

 

Flood Control: Correspondence Outside District, Flood Control in Dept. of Agriculture, Miscellany, Part 1 
FOLDER: 1.11
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT:  101 Letters, 4 Resolutions, 3 Statements, 2 Reports, 1 Newspaper Clipping, 5 Misc.

  • DATE: January 15, 1945-August 18, 1947 

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, John Muster, the War Department (R.A. Wheeler, R.W. Crawford, George R. Goethals, Thomas M. Robins, E.H. Marks), Homer D. Angell, Earl Wilson, Mississippi Valley Association (Lachlan Macleay), Missouri River States Committee (Geo. S. Knapp), Guy R. Dixon, Kearney Wornall, William M. Murphy, Ernest E. Hagan, Marion T. Bennett, George Dondero, Missouri State Department of Resources and Development (John A. Short), Nettie M. Courtright, Thos. E. Martin, the US Department of Agriculture (Charles Brannan, Clinton P. Anderson), Arnold Barber, H.I. Parman, William C. Cary, Jamie Naggs, Hillis Moffett, George H. Schmitt, P.H. Bebermeyer, Vernon Winkler, Lloyd Redd, S.S. Rowe, Charles W. Talbot, C.W. Millner, Dorris D. Brown, C.H. Alspaugh, R.B. Kaye, L.S. Ryan, S.L. Ross, Ben Ely, Charles E. Rendlen, John T. White, Missouri Farmers Association (F.V. Heinkel), Warren W. Chase, I.T. Bode, Floyd S. Tuggle, Seneca Commercial Club (J.E. Thomas), John T. White, National Rivers and Harbors Congress (William H. Webb), Dewey Short, Earl S. Cook, Joe M. Roberts

  • RE: flood control measures/methods and legislation concerning flood control initiatives; includes letters regarding the role of the Department of Agriculture, communication with County Extension Agents, flooding conditions in specific areas (i.e. Hannibal, Mo.), and nominations to the Advisory Committee of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress

Detail:

    Correspondence Outside District

  • 9 Letters. June 23-August 18, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and John Muster, Attorney in St. Joseph, MO, regarding ideas for flood control.  Muster’s ideas are sent to the Office of the Chief of Engineers (R.A. Wheeler), the Subcommittee on Flood Control (Earl Wilson), and the Subcommittee on Rivers and Harbors (Homer D. Angell).

  • 5 Letters, 1 Resolution, 1 Statement.  July 3-25, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and the Mississippi Valley Association, specifically Lachlan Macleay, in regard to the July 23, 1947 Flood Control Conference.  Includes a copy of Arnold’s statement, as well as a copy of resolutions adopted by the delegates of the conference. 

  • 2 Letters, 1 Resolution. July 11, 18, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and George S. Knapp, Secretary of the Missouri River States Committee, regarding Resolutions adopted by the Missouri River States Committee in meeting at Omaha, Nebraska,  July 2, 1947. 

  • 3 Letters, 1 Newspaper Clipping. June 1-26, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Guy R. Dixon, regarding flood control plans and appropriations for same.  Includes newspaper clipping, Neosho Watershed Flood is Explained

  • 2 Letters, 1 Wire. July 1, 7, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Kearney Wornall (President, Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City), regarding the Midwest Research Institute presenting findings to the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Includes wire sent from Wornall to Senator Styles Bridges.

  • 1 Letter. July 5, 1947.  From Arnold to Lachlan Macleay, acknowledging receipt of letter regarding the Flood Control Conference. 

  • 1 Letter, 1 Telegram. June 24, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and William M. Murphy (President, Muskingum Valley Association), regarding Dillon Dam and McGregor Bill HR 3233.

  • 1 Letter. May 27, 1947.  From Arnold to Ernest E. Hagan regarding opposition to the building of dams, specifically the Osceola Dam.  Arnold voices his support for consideration of soil conservation in lieu of reservoir construction. 

  • 2 Letters. May 20, 22, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Marion T. Bennett, wherein Bennett requests Arnold’s support for H.R. 590.

  • 2 Letters. May 1-2, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and George A. Dondero, regarding the Buggs Island and Philpott Dams (Virginia).

  • 1 Letter. April 16, 1947.  From R.W. Crawford to Arnold, regarding public use of reservoirs, in particular the Wappapello  Reservoir. 

  • 1 Letter, 1 Statement. January 15, 1947.  Letter from John A. Short (Missouri State Department of Resources and Development) to Arnold, regarding the Osceola Reservoir and the Osage River Basin.  Includes a statement on the Osceola Reservoir from Governor Donnelly/MO State Div. of Resources and Development, dated December 21, 1946.

  • 4 Letters. January 18-February 13, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Nettie M. Courtright, and Thomas E. Martin, regarding flood control/straightening of the Fox River.

    Flood Control in Dept. of Agriculture

  • 6 Letters. January 8-March 25, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and the Department of Agriculture (Charles Brannan, Clinton P. Anderson), regarding authority of flood control work being shared between the War Department and the Department of Agriculture.

  • 1 Report. January 27, 1947.  Report: Watershed Works of Improvement in the Interest of Flood Control, U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • 1 Resolution. February 17, 1947.  House Resolution 36. 

  • 26 Letters. January 8-February 27, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and various County Extension Agents (Arnold Barber, H.I. Parman, William C. Cary, Jamie Naggs, Hillis Moffett, George H. Schmitt, P.H. Bebermeyer, Vernon Winkler, Lloyd Redd, L.R. Reed, S.S. Rowe, Charles W. Talbot, C.W. Millner, Dorris D. Brown, C.H. Alspaugh, R.B. Kaye, L.S. Ryan, S.L. Ross) regarding authority for flood control work and soil conservation as a means of flood control.

    Miscellany

  • 3 Letters. June 21, 23, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Ben Ely (City Attorney, Hannibal), and George R. Goethals, regarding damages caused by flooding of the Mississippi River in Hannibal, Mo.

  • 4 Letters. March 13-16, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Charles E. Rendlen, and John T. White, requesting specifics on the Table Rock Dam near Branson, Mo. 

  • 3 Letters, 1 Statement. January 31-February 7, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and F.V. Heinkel (President, Missouri Farmers Association, Inc.), regarding “A Statement on Flood Control."

  • 4 Letters, 1 Memo. January 15-23, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, I.T. Bode, Floyd S. Tuggle, and Warren W. Chase, regarding issues of Soil Conservation.

  • 2 Letters, 1 Resolution. November 16, 20, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and J.E. Thomas (President, Seneca Commercial Club), regarding flood control assistance for Seneca, Mo.  Includes a resolution adopted by the Seneca Commercial Club, Inc.

  • 5 Letters. November 2-24, 1945. Correspondence between Arnold, John T. White, and the Office of the Chief of Engineers (R.A. Wheeler), regarding flood control for the Sny River in Pike County, Illinois.

  • 1 Letter. April 22, 1946.  Letter from William H. Webb to the Members of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress and Friends of Land and Water Conservation, regarding an upcoming hearing on the Columbia Valley Authority. 

  • 1 Pamphlet. April 8 & 9, 1946.  Statements of Lieut. Gen. Raymond A. Wheeler before the Committees on Flood Control and Rivers & Harbors, House of Representatives. 

  • 2 Letters. August 12, 15, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and William H. Webb, regarding members of the Advisory Committee of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress. 

  • 3 Letters. March 16, 20, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Dewey Short, and Earl S. Cook, regarding nominations to the Advisory Committee of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress.  Mentions W.W. Alexander, Walter Ploeser, Howard Elliott, and John Endres.

  • 4 Letters, 1 Card. October 1-December 7, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold, Joe Roberts (Gallatin Publishing Company) and the National Rivers and Harbors Congress (William H. Webb) regarding nominations to the Advisory Committee of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress. Includes Arnold’s advisory committee appointment card. 

  • 1 Letter, 1 Report. October 19, 1945.  Letter to Arnold from the War Department (E.H. Marks) regarding a survey report on the White River.

  • 3 Letters. July 3-6, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and Ben Ely, regarding flooding conditions in Hannibal, Mo.  Includes a copy of a letter from the War Department (Thomas M. Robins). 

 

 

Flood Control: Miscellany, Part 2 
FOLDER: 1.12
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT:  57 Letters, 4 Lists, 4 Notices, 7 Memos, 3 Articles, 3 Reports, 6 Misc.

  • DATE: May 16, 1945-October 4, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Thomas M. Robins, E. Reybold, Geo. S. Knapp, W.A. Askew, John Snyder, William H. Webb, Bethel W. Eiserman, C. Kittrell, Dan W. Snyder, Douglas G. Wright, George Dondero, F.B. Slichter, Elsie Lemke, Marion T. Bennett, Max Schwabe, Lewis A. Pick, Charles H. Callison, Dean W. Davis, Sidney A. Mitchell, Herbert Hoover, Charles M. Hardin, J.L. Person, Dorothy W. Burford, H.F. Scurlock Jr., R.A. Wheeler, J.H. McGann, D.L. Bales, Rudolph C. Smyser Jr., W.N. Leaf, Harry Carstarphen, P.A. Feringa

  • RE: flood control, reservoir projects, distribution of public notices, and the authority of the Department of Agriculture 

Detail:

  • 2 Letters. May 16, 22, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and the Office of the Chief of Engineers (E. Reybold, Thomas M. Robins), regarding submission of engineer’s report on the investigation of the Grand River.

  • 1 Letter, 2 Statements. September 5, 1945.  Letter from George S. Knapp to Arnold, regarding statements adopted by the Missouri River States Committee.

  • 1 Letter. September 4, 1945.  From W.A. Askew (Amarillo Real Estate Board) to John Snyder, regarding the OPA, public housing, and control of the building industry.  Mentions Mr. Bowles.  Letter cc’d to Tom Connally, W. Lee O’Daniel, Gene Worley, E.H. Moore, Wat Arnold.

  • 3 Letters, 2 Articles. September 8-26, 1945.  Correspondence between Arnold and William H. Webb of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress.  Webb’s mass circular letter calls for participation from individuals concerned with flood control.  Includes two articles: Bureaucracy Rides the Rivers and Totalitarianism on the March: Noted Denver Attorney, Expert on Water Rights, Analyzes the Missouri Valley Authority Bill (from The Denver Post).

  • 1 Letter, 1 Report. October 25, 1945.  Mass circular letter from William H. Webb of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress, regarding bills to create Valley Authorities, in particular the Missouri Valley Authority.  Includes a copy of Senate Report 639 (79th Congress, 1st Session).

  • 1 Cartoon. n.d. How the United States looks to a Tennessee Valley New Deal Dreamer floating on a pink cloud of phantasy.

  • 1 Bill. H.R. 4793 (78th Congress, 2nd Session).

  • 1 Report. H.R. Report No. 1444 (78th Congress, 2nd Session). 

  • 1 Letter. October 22, 1945.  From Bethel W. Eiserman (Security Bank of Branson), thanking Arnold for his hospitality when the delegation came to Washington.  Mentions Table Rock and Bull Shoals dams.

  • 2 Lists. List of Names to Whom Public Notice Announcing Submission of the Survey Report on the White River and Tributaries, Missouri and Arkansas, Dated May 1, 1945, was Sent.  Supplement Attached. Also includes a list of Members of the War Department, Civil Functions Subcommittee, Ex-Officio Members of Senate Military Affairs, and Senate Commerce Commission.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Notice, 1 List. January 16, 1946.  Letter from C. Kittrell of the War Department to Arnold, regarding a survey report for flood control in the Sny Basin (includes McCraney Creek, Hadley Creek, Kiser Creek, Six Mile Creek, and Bay Creek) and the corresponding public notice and list of parties to be notified. 

  • 3 Letters. January 21, 23, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Douglas G. Wright (Administrator, United States Department of the Interior, Southwestern Power Administration), and Dan W. Snyder (President, Missouri Power and Light Company), regarding a report on “distributing and marketing power from reservoir projects.” 

  • 1 Notice, 1 List. February 5, 1946.  Notice of Public Hearing, Proposed Boat Harbor, Mississippi River, Hannibal, Missouri.  Includes mailing list for notice distribution.

  • 2 Letters. February 4, 5, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and George Dondero, regarding more authority for flood control work being given to the Dept. of Agriculture.

  • 1 Letter. February 27, 1948.  From F. B. Slichter (War Department, Office of the Division Engineer), regarding a correction to the report Six-Year Program for Missouri River Basin

  • 3 Letters, 1 Memo. June 29-August 4, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Max Schwabe, and Marion T. Bennett, regarding information on Osage River dams. 

  • 1 Letter. August 14, 1948.  From Arnold to William H. Webb, in regard to more authority for flood control work being given to the Dept. of Agriculture. 

  • 2 Letters, 1 Memo. August 13, September 3, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Lewis A. Pick (Missouri Basin Inter-Agency Committee), regarding the Six-Year Program for the Missouri River Basin

  • 4 Letters. September 9-October 4, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Charles H. Callison, Dean W. Davis (Conservation Federation of Missouri), and Herbert Hoover, regarding more authority for flood control work being given to the Dept. of Agriculture and some discussion of soil conservation methods.

  • 1 Letter. September 20, 1948.  From Arnold to Charles M. Hardin (University of Chicago), regarding flood control, soil conservation, and various committees.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Memo, 1 Article. July 7, 15, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and J.L. Person (Office of the Chief of Engineers), regarding an article entitled Flood Control Aspects of Farm Ponds, found in Agricultural Engineering

  • 2 Letters. November 27, December 21, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and Dorothy W. Burford, regarding unwanted dams on the Current River, Grand River, and Hickory Creek.

  • 1 Letter. September 5, 1946.  Unsigned letter to Arnold regarding funding for damages caused by floods and a hearing called to discuss flood control.  Mentions Mr. Bousquet, M.B. Braswell.

  • 1 Letter. August 19, 1946.  From William H. Webb to Arnold, regarding appointments made to the Advisory Committee of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress. 

  • 3 Letters. August 7-19, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and H.F. Scurlock, Jr., regarding emergency funds for flood repair work. 

  • 13 Letters, 2 Memos. May 15-June 4, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and the Office of the Chief of Engineers (R.A. Wheeler) and the Committee on Public Works (Joseph H. McGann, Sr.), regarding expenditures on and status of flood control investigations and improvements.

  • 1 Report. April 27, 1947.  Conservation Federation of Missouri Report of Water and Soils Committee (by D.L. Bales).

  • 1 Memo. February 2, 1948.  From Margareth N. Brostrup regarding flood control investigations and appropriations for Bear Creek.  Mentions Mr. Brennan of the Office of Chief of Engineers.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Resolution. January 29, 1948.  Letter from George S. Knapp to Arnold, regarding a Resolution Adopted by the Missouri River States Committee in Meeting At Lincoln, Nebraska, January 21, 1948

  • 1 Letter, 1 Notice. March 22, 1948.  Letter from Arnold to Col. Rudolph C. Smyser, Jr., regarding the location of Red Rock Reservoir, Des Moines River, Iowa.  Includes Notice of Public Hearing.

  • 6 Letters, 1 Telegram (copy), 1 Notice. February 12-March 1, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Harry Carstarphen, and the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors (P.A. Feringa), regarding flood control for the Sny Island Levee Drainage District.  Includes public notice of report and a telegram from interested parties supporting the plan. 

  • 1 Letter, 1 Memo. March 1, 1946.  Letter to Arnold from P.A. Feringa (Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors), regarding a hearing to be held on flood control measures. 

 

 

Osteopathy:  Correspondence with Morris Thompson, Dr. Grover Stukey
FOLDER: 1.13
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT:  133 Letters, 3 Memos, 1 Telegram, 9 Misc. 

  • DATE: January 14, 1947-September 17, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Morris Thompson, M.D. Thomas, Margareth Brostrup, H.I. Magoun, P.W. Gibson, E.V. Rosenbaum (Indiana Lumbermen’s Mutual Insurance Company), C.D. Swope, J.S. Denslow, Alexander Sandow, Perrin T. Wilson, T.L. Northup, George H. Field, Robert E. Iffert, C.W. Anderson, the Treasury Department, Mr. Bledsoe, Glen D. Cayloer, Grover C. Stukey, Raymond O. Dart (Army), R.W. Bliss, R.D. Lillie, L.L. Ashburn, M.V. Windle

  • RE: the osteopathic profession, the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery (financial situation, board of trustees, grant funding, and more), support for a National Science Foundation, and obtaining pathological tissues for educational use by K.C.O.S.

Detail:

    Correspondence with Morris Thompson

  • 7 Letters. September 1-17, 1948.  Regarding osteopathic medicine and doctors who belong to the State Association, veterans’ educational benefits, socialized medicine, and tax refunds.  Includes correspondence between Thompson and the Veterans Administration. Mentions Mr. Plagens, Lawrence Gourley, Larry Jones, George Riley, Governor Dewey, Governor Warren, and Lester Daniels. 

  • 2 Letters. June 18, July 1, 1948.  Requesting copies of bills HR 2953 and HR 5710.

  • 2 Letters, 2 Memos. December 12, 16, 1947.  Request for a copy of Science and Public Policy—A Program for the Nation.  

  • 3 Letters. December 2, 1947.  Letters to Morris Thompson from P.W. Gibson and H.I. Magoun, regarding the term “osteopathic medicine” and the financial status of the medical school.

  • 1 Letter. November 18, 1947.  Regarding Arnold’s resignation from the board.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Report. July 21, 1947.  Regarding the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery Cash Operating Report. 

  • 1 Letter. July 15, 1947.  Letter from Thompson to the board members, regarding hiring of Louis Handley for the position of Superintendent of Hospital and Clinic.

  • 1 Letter. July 15, 1947.  Regarding socialized medicine and SB 140.

  • 3 Letters. June 4-14, 1947.  Regarding superintendent of Hospital and insurance coverage.  Mentions E.T. Newell, V.C. Casner, Mr. Bledsoe.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Summary. May 15, 1947. Letter and summary attachment from Thompson to board members, regarding action on bestowing honorary degrees.

  • 5 Letters. May 2-12, 1947.  Letters regarding insurance for KCOS.  Includes correspondence with Indiana Lumbermen’s Mutual Insurance Company and E.V. Rosenbaum.  Mentions Leslie Curry, Mr. Bonfoey, Leslie N. Bledsoe, and L.A. Smart.

  • 4 Letters. April 25-May 9, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, C.D. Swope, and Morris Thompson regarding changes in regulations and information sent to H.D. McClure that should have been sent to Lawrence (Larry Jones) of the Missouri Association.  Mentions tuition raises and a redistricting bill.

  • 1 Letter. April 30, 1947.  Regarding distribution of House Document 754, 79th Congress, entitled Communism in Action.

  • 1 Letter. March 28, 1947.  From Morris Thompson to T.L. Northup regarding meeting at a convention in New York to discuss a college program. 

  • 1 Letter. March 27, 1947.  Regarding financial status of Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery.

  • 1 Letter. March 27, 1947.  Letter from Morris Thompson to board members, regarding enrollment at college and giving Hospital staff privileges to a doctor from Memphis, Mo. 

  • 2 Letters. March 26, 1947.  Letter from Thompson to members of the alumni executive committee, regarding grant funding for J.S. Denslow’s research.  Historical note that it is the “first instance in history in which an osteopathic institution has been approved for a grant from Federal Funds.” Includes copy of March 18, 1947 letter from the National Institute of Health.

  • 1 Memo. March 26, 1947.  Memo to Administrative Council regarding work load of college personnel. 

  • 2 Letters. March 25, 1947.  Letter from Thompson to Perrin T. Wilson, regarding Thompson’s letter to Arnold and science legislation, funding for education and scientific development.  Includes a copy of Thompson’s letter to Arnold, dated March 18, 1947. 

  • 2 Letters. March 21, 24, 1947.  Regarding employment of Clarence Williams and financial update of college. 

  • 1 Letter. March 18, 1947.  Regarding science legislation.

  • 1 Letter. March 18, 1947.  Regarding material requested by Dr. Krems and Grover Stukey.

  • 2 Letters. March 4, 18, 1947.  Letters from Thompson to Perrin T. Wilson regarding a proposed residency program with Dr. Carter H. Downing.

  • 1 Letter.  March 14, 1947.  Regarding a nurses’ bill that did not pass in Senate.

  • 2 Letters. March 11, 14, 1947.  Regarding the establishment of the National Science Foundation. 

  • 3 Letters, 1 Telegram. March 10-13, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Thompson, and George H. Field (Federal Works Agency) regarding financial assistance through the Veterans’ Educational Facilities Program for KCOS equipment, laboratory facilities, etc.  Some discussion of a nurse corps of the Army and Navy. 

  • 1 Letter. March 11, 1947.  Refusal of a request for informational assistance.

  • 2 Letters. March 3, 1947.  Letters from Thompson to C.W. Anderson and Robert E. Iffert of the Federal Works Agency, regarding financial assistance, Certification of Need for facilities. 

  • 16 Letters. January 16-February 24, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold, Thompson, board members, Mr. Bledsoe, and the Treasury Department, regarding the Laughlin administration at KCOS and a resulting income tax situation. Also includes correspondence regarding a fire in the Infirmary Building and the insurance settlement. 

  • 2 Letters. January 14, 21, 1947.  Correspondence between Thompson, board members, and Glen D. Cayloer, regarding state board recognition and the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners.

    Correspondence with Dr. Grover Stukey

  • 61 Letters, 7 Lists. January 22, 1947-September 11, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Stukey, the Army Institute of Pathology (Raymond O. Dart), the Office of the Surgeon General (R.W. Bliss), the U.S. Public Health Service/National Institute of Health (Dr. Ralph D. Lillie, M.V. Windle, L.L. Ashburn), regarding requests by Stukey for pathological tissues. Includes lists of items requested and sent.

 

 

Osteopathy: K.C.O.S. 
FOLDER: 1.14
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT:  84 Letters, 4 Memos, 8 Reports, 6 Telegrams, 1 Newspaper Article, 1 Photograph, 4 Misc.

  • DATE: January 1946-November 23, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Donald Hampton, Harold I. Magoun, Charles Still, Morris Thompson, Barbara Caldwell, Lawrence D. Jones, F.A. Gordon, C.D. Swope, J.S. Denslow, David Graham, Watson B. Miller, A.H. Bode, Chester A. Ramsey, H.R. Landon, T.B. Shoemaker, H.J. L’Heureux, Robert C. Alexander, J.E. Carter,  Leslie N. Bledsoe, Chester L. Attebery, Henry J. Plagens, Perrin T. Wilson, James S. Kemper, C.W. Anderson, Juanita (Mrs. Glenn M.) Brown, Orville Olmsted, Wm. E. Bergeron, L.W. Osborn

  • RE: special recognition/honorary degrees for specific individuals, the financial situation of the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery, National Science Foundation legislation, graduation exercises, college housing, the White Book and an income tax situation

Detail:

  • 1 Letter. November 28, 1947.  From H.I. Magoun to Don Hampton, regarding a date change for an April board meeting.  Mentions Arnold’s resignation from the board.

  • 3 Letters. May 23, 26, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Donald V. Hampton, and the board members regarding special recognition (i.e. honorary degrees) for specific individuals, especially Charlie Still.  Individuals listed include: Dr. Chester D. Swope, Dr. George W. Riley, Dr. Russell C. McCaughan, Dr. Hugh W. Conklin, Dr. Edgar W. Culley, Dr. Isabelle and/or Josephine E. Morelock, Dr. Thomas Ashlock, Dr. Thomas L. Northup, Dr. A.C. Johnson, Dr. T. L. Ray, Dr. Percy L. Weegar, Dr. Clara Wernicke, Dr. Georgianna Pfeiffer, Dr. Frank MacCracken, Dr. Grace R. McMains, Dr. Orel F. Martin, Dr. C. J. Gaddis, Dr. Asa Willard, Dr. E. H. Cosner, Dr. Phil R. Russell, Dr. Edwin J. Elton, Dr. Arthur E. Allen, Dr. M. E. Clark, Dr. C. B. Balkeslee, Dr. George W. Goode, Dr. E. A. Ward, Dr. Charles S. Green, Dr. M. F. Hulett, Dr. John P. Wood, Dr. C. R. Starks, Dr. Harrison H. Fryette, Dr. Wayne Dooley, and Mr. William S. Konold. 

  • 1 Letter. November 23, 1948.  From Arnold to Charles Still, regarding a new lumber yard.  Mentions Bill Elmer.

  • 1 Letter. December 18, 1947.  From H. I. Magoun to Morris Thompson, regarding the Colorado campaign, the Baird Foundation, and a board meeting.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Memo. July 2, 8, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Harold I. Magoun regarding an August board meeting.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Replacement Page. January 27, 1947.  Letter from Barbara Caldwell to H. I. Magoun regarding a correction to the board minutes.

  • 2 Letters. February 19, 26, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (Lawrence D. Jones) regarding a building permit.  Mentions Max Schwabe. 

  • 1 Letter. May 26, 1947.  From F.A. Gordon (American Osteopathic Association) to Donald V. Hampton, regarding nominations for special recognition (Doctor of Science in Osteopathy and Certificate of Merit).  Individuals listed:  J.S. Denslow, Louisa Burns, Fred M. Still, Herman Hoyle, Ralph Rice, A.D. Becker, Ray G. Hulburt, Arthur G. Hildreth, S.C. Matthews, J.L. Holloway, W.E. Waldo, Sam L. Scothorn, George W. Goode, Victor M. Purdy, Thomas R. Thorburn, Walter E. Bailey, Carter Downing, Georgia Steunenberg, John McDonald, Ray Gilmour, Harry L. Chiles.

  • 1 Letter. October 5, 1948.  From the American Osteopathic Association (Chester D. Swope) to Arnold, expressing appreciation for Arnold’s support of the osteopathic profession.  Mentions letter from Dr. R.C. McCaughan.

  • 1 Letter, 2 Lists. October 5, 1948.  From the legal counsel of the American Osteopathic Association to Arnold, regarding lists of osteopathic physicians and surgeons. 

  • 26 Letters, 3 Memos. February 23-August 24, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, J. S. Denslow, Dr. David Graham-Service, U.S. Department of Justice/Immigration and Naturalization Service (Watson B. Miller, A. H. Bode, Chester A. Ramsey, H.R. Landon, T. B. Shoemaker) and the Visa Division (H.J. L’Heureux, Robert C. Alexander), regarding monetary compensation for work performed by Dr. David Graham-Service.  Some discussion of the school’s Progress Fund and inflation in general.

  • 2 Letters. June 2, 12, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and Dr. J.E. Carter regarding Carter’s opinion of the school, wherein the Progress Fund and alumni support are discussed.

  • 1 Report. September 1947.  Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery, Cash Operating Report.

  • 2 Letters. August 22, 26, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Chester L. Attebery, regarding a lake project. 

  • 3 Letters, 1 Report, 4 Telegrams. July 5-17, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Morris Thompson, and Henry J. Plagens regarding the income tax situation.

  • 2 Reports. May [1947?].  Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery Cash Operating Report and Accounts Payable. 

  • 1 Letter. June 10, 1947.  From James S. Kemper (Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company) to Arnold, regarding servicing KCOS insurance needs. 

  • 1 Statement. ca June 14, 1947.  Statement by James S. Kemper, Treasurer of the Republican National Committee, regarding general actions of the Republican party. 

  • 1 Letter. April 25, 1947.  From J. S. Denslow to Arnold, regarding cancer research.

  • 2 Letters. March 15, 20, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and J. S. Denslow, regarding proposed National Science Foundation Legislation. 

  • 1 Photograph. January 10, 1947.  Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery graduating exercises.

  • 1 Letter. April 4, 1947.  From C. W. Anderson to Morris Thompson, regarding Jefferson Barracks as being the obtained laboratory space under the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act.

  • 1 Letter.  March 21, 1947.  From Juanita Brown (KCOS Hospital) to Arnold, regarding a proposed bill, the establishment of a Nurses Corps in the Army and Navy. 

  • 2 Telegrams. December 4, 6, 1946.  Telegrams between Arnold, Orville Olmsted, and William E. Bergeron, regarding college housing project.

  • 2 Letters. February 23, 26, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Perrin T. Wilson, and Morris Thompson, regarding miscellaneous material, including Wilson lecturing at the London College of Osteopathy.  Mentions Tom Clark, Dr. Steunenberg, and Leslie Curry. 

  • 1 Letter. January 24, 1948.  From Perrin T. Wilson to Arnold, regarding KCOS and Arnold’s resignation from the board.

  • 5 Letters. July 9-15, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Perrin T. Wilson, Harold I. Magoun, and Morris Thompson, regarding faculty committee meetings and board meetings.

  • 1 Letter, 1 Newspaper Article. March 25, 1947.  Letter from Morris Thompson to Perrin T. Wilson, regarding the obstetrical department.  Includes a copy of an article, School Finances Said to Threaten Medicine, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

  • 2 letters. March 16, 1947.  Note from Perrin T. Wilson to Arnold, regarding the term “osteopathic medicine.”  Includes a copy of a December 9, 1946 letter from Wilson to L. W. Osborn.

  • 4 Letters. March 10, 13, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, Perrin T. Wilson, and Morris Thompson, regarding the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), a Carter H. Downing residency, and obtaining funds for KCOS.  Some discussion of osteopathic medicine. 

  • 2 Letters. February 26, 28, 1947.  Letters between Perrin T. Wilson and Morris Thompson, and between Arnold and Wilson, regarding funding for KCOS and the American Osteopathic Association.  Mentions the “White Book” and the income tax situation.

  • 14 Letters, 1 Report. January 14-June 17, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Leslie N. Bledsoe (Treasurer, KCOS), regarding the financial status of the college, reimbursements for Arnold, veterans apartment units, House Bill 2523, H. R. 2780, the Mead-Lahnam Act, and insurance coverage.  Includes February Cash Operating Report. 

  • 3 Reports. January 1946 [?].  Monthly Reporting Form on: General Revenue Accounts and Non-Revenue Department Disbursements, Hospital and Clinic Receipts and Disbursements. 

  • 1 Letter. February 15, 1946.  From Arnold to Leslie Bledsoe, regarding expenses.

 

 

Osteopathy, Etc.: Leslie K. Curry, L. L. Gourley 
FOLDER: 1.15
[Guide to Boxes]

Summary:

  • CONTENT:  33 Letters, 4 Reports, 6 Telegrams, 9 Memos, 8 Misc.  

  • DATE: August 23, 1946-June 30, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Leslie K. Curry, Samuel K. McConnell, Donald V. Hampton, Morris Thompson, Jesse Wolcott, Gale F. Johnston, Sam Burk, Margareth Brostrup, Edward J. Shaughnessy, Stuart Murphy, Federal Works Agency, George E. Armstrong, Lawrence L. Gourley, the Library of Congress, Thomas Parran

  • RE: the financial situation of the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery (KCOS), a new KCOS president, ROTC graduates and internships, and employment of osteopathic graduates in the military

Detail:

    Leslie K. Curry

  • 3 Letters. November 17, 19, 1947.  Regarding the Wage and Hour law and its application to banking institutions. Includes a copy of Curry’s letter to Hon. Samuel K. McConnell, dated November 14, 1947. 

  • 1 Letter, 2 Reports. May 21, 1947.  Regarding the financial situation of KCOS.  Includes a copy of the May 1, 1947 Accounts Payable statement and the April Cash Operating Report. 

  • 1 Letter. May 26, 1947.  From Curry to Donald V. Hampton, regarding nominations for honorary degrees.

  • 1 Report. March 1947.  Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery Cash Operating Report.

  • 2 Letters. February 27, March 3, 1948.  Regarding a house bill on farm cooperatives and ownership of the Bank for  Cooperatives.

  • 1 Letter. November 28, 1947.  From Leslie K. Curry to Morris Thompson, regarding the financial situation of KCOS.

  • 2 Telegrams. April 23-24, 1948.  Telegrams regarding Cabinet status for Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. 

  • 2 Letters. January 31, February 2, 1948.  Regarding tickets for the Lincoln Day Banquet.

  • 1 Letter. February 19, 1947.  From Curry to Morris Thompson, regarding release of the “White Paper.” Mentions George Laughlin.

  • 2 Letters. March 17, 1947.  Letters from Gale F. Johnston to Jesse Wolcott, and from Curry to Wolcott, supporting bill H.R. 974 (regarding funds to be repaid by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation).

  • 1 Letter. January 23, 1947.  From Arnold to Leslie Curry, regarding Arnold’s new radio station.  Mentions Sam A. Burk, Arthur Burk, Ralph Shain, Goeke Shoe Store, and the Mills boys.

  • 1 Letter. January 23, 1947.  From Arnold to Sam Burk, regarding Leslie Curry’s response letter and the new radio station venture. 

  • 1 Letter. January 16, 1947.  Arnold to Curry, asking for an opinion about the new radio station.  Mentions Donald Hampton. 

  • 3 Letters. December 20-26, 1946.   Regarding a board meeting, inaugural activities for a new KCOS president, the Progress Fund Drive, Morris Thompson, and the financial condition of the school.  Mentions George Laughlin, Sam and Jess Wimp.

  • 5 Letters, 3 Memos, 4 Telegrams. August 23-October 3, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold, Curry, Margareth Brostrup, Edward J. Shaughnessy, and the Federal Works Agency (H. G. Hunter) regarding a problem obtaining requested information on government ownership of buildings in St. Louis. Includes a memo from Stuart Murphy.  Mentions: Ward Harper, Harry C. Blanton, and W. E. Reynolds.

    L. L. Gourley

  • 1 Letter. ca June 30, 1948.  Letter from George E. Armstrong (Deputy Surgeon General) to Arnold, regarding R.O.T.C. graduates and internships.

  • 1 Letter. May 26, 1948.  Letter from Arnold to George E. Armstrong, concerning the loan of educational materials to KCOS from the Department of the Army. 

  • 1 Letter. April 13, 1948.  Letter from Arnold to Lawrence L. Gourley, regarding a new state committee.

  • 1 Letter. August 1, 1947.  Letter from Arnold to the Library of Congress, regarding a reference question asked by Gourley.

  • 2 Memos, 1 Proposed Amendment, 1 Statement, 3 Bills, 1 Report. June-July 1947.  Regarding employment of osteopathic graduates as medical personnel in the military service.  Includes: Proposed Amendment to H.R. 3851 as Reported, H.R. 3851, Statement of Wat Arnold on H.R. 3924, H.R. 3924, House of Representatives Report No. 1002, S. 1661 (Report 608).

  • 5 Letters. February 27-April 21, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold and Thomas Parran (Surgeon General), regarding the approval of hospitals for state plans and the Hospital Survey and Construction Act.  Some discussion on the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, and the “place” of osteopathic medicine. Mentions George D. Aiken, the Federal Hospital Council, Public Law 725, and Dr. Hoge.

  • 1 Memo. September 9, 1947.  Memo from M. Brostrup to Arnold, regarding Gourley, H.R. 3924, and a statement by Arnold.

  • 3 Memos, 2 “Books from The Library of Congress” cards. January 11-16, 1947.  Memos regarding requests for specific books.

  • 1 Request. January 14, 1947.  Request for information from Gourley, regarding McLain Gardens and Fairlington.

 

 

 

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