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Samuel Washington (Wat) Arnold Papers

Arnold Papers

MS Collection A4: Box 2

Postal Matters: Clark County 
FOLDER: 2.1
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Summary:

  • CONTENT:  27 Letters

  • DATE: September 6, 1946-December 22, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, A.G. Adams, the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke), Carl Schee, Margareth Brostrup, Earl Blakely

  • RE: mail route changes

Detail:

  • 6 Letters. October 10-December 22, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, A. G. Adams, and the Post Office Department (V. C. Burke), regarding an extension/route change for more convenient mail service.

  • 21 Letters. March 26-December 18, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Carl Schee, Margareth Brostrup, and the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke), regarding an extension/route change for more convenient mail service.  Includes a letter from Arnold to Earl Blakely in regard to posting of signs.

 

Postal Matters: Adair County, Knox County 
FOLDER: 2.2
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Summary:

  • CONTENT:  100 Letters, 7 Petitions, 3 Memos

  • DATE: April 28, 1946-December 10, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, David M. Wright, Arvell Frank Collins, V.C. Burke, Margareth Brostrup, J.M. Donaldson, Melvin Martin, Mark Moots, Albert Waggoner, Byrd Daniels, Cloid Baugher, Orville Cragg, Virgil Stul, Warner Mills, Clinton L. Bennett, Tom C. Cargill, H. Raymond Conner, Harold Propst, John Brown, Herald Reed, Jesse Herington, Ogle Brookhart, Civil Service Committee, Ray Moore, Tom Walsh, W.H. Henderson, H.H. Hunziker, Fred Wolter

  • RE:  requests for route changes; the post office at Stahl, Mo. 

Detail:

    Adair County

  • 28 Letters, 2 Petitions.  October 18, 1946-December 10, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke, Jesse M. Donaldson, Arvell Frank Collins), Virgil Stul, Orville Cragg, Cloid Baugher, Byrd Daniels, Albert Waggoner, Mark Moots, Melvin Martin, David M. Wright, and Margareth Brostrup, regarding an extension of rural route 3 mail service.

  • 4 Letters. August 24-September 30, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold,  Margareth Brostrup, and the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke), regarding a contract postal station in Kirksville, Mo.

  • 9 Letters, 3 Petitions. May 14-June 18, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Warner Mills (President, National Bank, Kirksville), and the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke) regarding the post office at Stahl, Mo.

  • 16 Letters, 1 Petition. September 2, 1947-February 20, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, the Post Office Department (J.M. Donaldson, Tom C. Cargill, V.C. Burke), H. Raymond Conner, Harold Propst, and Clinton L. Bennett,  regarding a mail route change on Rural Route 2, Brashear, Mo.

    Knox County

  • 21 Letters, 2 Memos. January 9-October 18, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Jesse J. Herington, the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke), Margareth Brostrup, Ogle Brookhart, John H. Brown, and Herald Reed, regarding an extension on rural route 2, Novelty, Mo.

  • 3 Letters, 1 Memo. September 9-17, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Margareth Brostrup, Frances, Ray Moore and Tom Walsh, regarding consolidating a route change on Rural Route 2, Hurdland and Baring, Missouri. 

  • 13 Letters, 1 Petition. January 16-July 18, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, the Post Office Department (Tom C. Cargill, V.C. Burke), Fred Wolter, Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Hunziker, and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Henderson, regarding restoration of mail services for Route 3, Knox City, Missouri.

  • 6 Letters. April 28-August 1, 1946.  Correspondence between Arnold and H. H. Hunziker, with discussions revolving generally around the American government, the OPA, and the labor situation.

 

Postal Matters: Lewis County 
FOLDER: 2.3
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CONTENT: 69 Letters, 7 Memos, 1 Newspaper Clipping

DATE:  August 31, 1944-January 6, 1948

CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Ed C. Wittmer, the Post Office Department (K.P. Aldrich, Smith W. Purdum, G.E. Miller), Margareth Brostrup, Clarice Grisamer, Edward H. Rees, Robert C. Young (Railway Mail Service), various County and City Collectors (Pearl Hatfield, Kenneth Plant, Ray S. Mason, Mrs. J. Homer Strickler, Mrs. Elmer Beuge, S. Kuegshauser, Ray C. Waddill, Mrs. Gail L. Hayes, Floyd Hackney, Mrs. Velma Snyder), Lloyd W. Smith (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company), Rayford West, Joel Sever, Philip J. Fowler, James A. Coder, Raleigh M. Scott, and W.C. Nicely

RE:  the mail service for Lewistown, Missouri (complaints, suggestions for improvements, etc.). Also discusses the railway postal service and how taxes are affecting the region. Includes a newspaper clipping entitled Star Route is Turned Down.
 

 

Postal Matters: Daviess County, Grundy County
FOLDER: 2.4
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Summary: 

  • CONTENT:  39 Letters, 2 Telegrams

  • DATE: October 31, 1947-June 21, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Floyd S. Tuggle, Margareth Brostrup, R.B. Wade, J.K. Eads, the Post Office Department (J.M. Donaldson, Tom C. Cargill, V.C. Burke), Cecil Brewer, Medford Carpenter, James E. Othie, Eugene E. Andereck

  • RE: mail route changes, misc.

Detail:

    Daviess County

  • 33 Letters, 2 Telegrams. October 31, 1947-May 17, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Floyd S. Tuggle, Margareth Brostrup, R.B. Wade, J.K. Eads, the Post Office Department (J.M. Donaldson, Tom C. Cargill, V.C. Burke), Cecil Brewer, and Medford Carpenter, pertaining to the rural mail routes of Lock Springs, Gallatin, and Jamesport, Missouri.

  • 1 Letter. May 8, 1948.  From James E. Othie to Arnold, regarding H.R. 5875 (railroad unemployment insurance) and H.R. 5993 (railroad retirement).

    Grundy County

  • 5 Letters. June 10-21, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Eugene E. Andereck, and the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke), regarding a change in the mail route at Galt, Mo., and the inconvenience caused to Wade Humphreys. 

 

Postal Matters: Mercer County, Shelby County 
FOLDER: 2.5
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Summary:

  • CONTENT:  19 Letters.     

  • DATE: January 28, 1948-September 2, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS:  Arnold, Violet Vaughn, the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke), Louis D. Parker, Milton Foreman, Edith M. Brown, and A.C. Cochrane

  • RE:  post office regulations and route changes for Mercer and Shelby counties

Detail:

    Mercer County 

  • 5 Letters. January 28-March 17, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Violet Vaughn, and the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke) regarding post office regulations and their application to Mill Grove, Mo.

    Shelby County

  • 14 Letters. February 2, 1948-September 2, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke), Louis D. Parker, Milton Foreman, Edith M. Brown, and A.C. Cochrane, regarding route changes for Emden and Shelbyville, Mo.

 

Postal Matters: Putnam County, Scotland County, Sullivan County 
FOLDER: 2.6
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Summary:

  • CONTENT:  98 Letters, 2 Petitions, 3 Misc.

  • DATE: December 1946-September 28, 1948.

  • CORRESPONDENTS:  Arnold, P.R. Schuster, Walter S. Wiseman, Velma McClune, the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke, Tom C. Cargill, J.M. Donaldson), William Fowler, Chas. H. Clatt, Floyd G. Howes, L.R. Sherrill, Joseph Smith, Margareth Brostrup, Wayne Musgrove, Nellie Musgrove, Harvey L. Musgrove, Glen Chambers, Charles E. Smith,  Glen Wiley, Don Gormon, Edwin W. Kraus, Robert Simms, Vernon P. Russell, Dwight Shipps

  • RE: mail route changes (extensions, re-routes)

Detail:

    Putnam County 

  • 16 Letters, 1 Memo, 1 Business Card. June 5, 1947-July 28, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, P.R. Schuster, Walter S. Wiseman, Velma McClune, and the Post Office Department (J.M. Donaldson), regarding a mail route extension/re-route in Unionville, Mo. and Worthington, Mo.  Mentions Jesse Robbins.

    Scotland County

  • 59 Letters, 2 Petitions, 1 Telegram. December 1946-September 28, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold, the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke, Tom C. Cargill, J.M. Donaldson), William Fowler, Chas. H. Clatt, Floyd G. Howes, L.R. Sherrill, Joseph Smith, Margareth Brostrup, Wayne Musgrove, Nellie Musgrove, Harvey L. Musgrove, Glen Chambers, Charles E. Smith,  Glen Wiley, Don Gormon, and Edwin W. Kraus, regarding route changes for Gorin and Rutledge, Mo.

    Sullivan County

  • 23 Letters. July 24, 1947-June 29, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold, Robert Simms, the Post Office Department (V.C. Burke, J.M. Donaldson), Vernon P. Russell, and Dwight Shipps, regarding route changes/extensions for Milan, Green Castle, and Harris, Mo.

 

New Post Office Buildings 
FOLDER: 2.7
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CONTENT:  72  Letters, 18 Bills, 1 Newsletter

DATE:  October 15, 1945-June 30, 1948

CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Joseph H. Lowrie, the Legislative Counsel, Sadie G. Morehead, Edward R. Sinnott, Frank M. Story, Fred A. Lambert, Jesse J. Ayer, Isaac M. Horn, Edward J. Dempsey, Arvell F. Collins, D. H. Cowgill, W.G. Chambers, V.C. Rose, E.L. Maxwell, Haskell M. Spencer, J.R. Morehead, J.C. Riggen, Mrs. P.M./Margaret Marr (Milan Chamber of Commerce), Walt Horan, Richard B. Wigglesworth, George A. Dondero, Ivor D. Fenton, John Taber, Harve Tibbott, Francis Case, Frederic R. Coudert, Jr., Albert J. Engel, Gordon Canfield, J.B. Wilcox, Helen McMaster, Joel Sever, Carl Morris, Marion Borton, Raymond Schafer, Raleigh M. Scott, W.E. Reynolds, B.H. Hertenstein, I.M. Horn and the Public Buildings Administration

RE: the building of and appropriations for new post offices/federal buildings in various towns, including Memphis, Edina, Gallatin, Kahoka, Lancaster, Milan, Princeton, Shelbina, and Kirksville, Mo. 
 

 

Election Campaigns  
FOLDER: 2.8

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CONTENT: 29 Letters, 1 Memo, 39 Lists/Misc. Items, 5 Telegrams, 29 Newspaper Clippings

DATEAugust 4, 1942-October 7, 1948

CORRESPONDENTS:  Arnold, Fred W. Cornue (Livingston County Rep. Committee), Edgar C. Nelson (Missouri Secretary of State), Virgil Black, C.F. Austin, Mrs. W.H. Blackshaw, Philip T. Fowler, Max Schwabe, J. Paul Markway, E.W. Bromwich (Missouri Republican State Committee), Sam Arnold, Jr. 

RE:  the 1942, 1944, 1946, and 1948 elections, including election results and campaign materials (newspaper ads, mailing lists, letters to voters, a general plan of campaign, county and budget information, as well as information from the 1940 election). Also contains a letter of support from George M Laughlin, D.O., information obtained from the Library of Congress regarding women’s suffrage, and Arnold’s 1948 Declaration of Candidate for Nomination form.
 

 

Kirksville Poll Lists (About 1946), County Committee Lists (1948)
FOLDER: 2.9
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Kirksville Poll Lists (About 1946)

  • 145 Pages.  Contains listings of individuals and their political affiliations.

County Committees (1948)

  • 18 Letters, 70 Pages of Lists, 10 Memos. Correspondents include Arnold, secretaries (Mary, Frances, Margareth), J.B. Wilcox, Howard Stephens, Joel Sever, George Somerville, Roy B. Thomas, Russell Hauck, George Bunney, Winter Shoop, Philip J. Fowler, and Ethel Jones. Contains lists and correspondence relating to republican committee members.  
     

 

Campaign Funds: Part 1  
FOLDER: 2.10

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CONTENT: 53 Letters, 10 Receipts/Statements, 5 Memos, 1 Agreement Form

DATEMarch-November 1948

CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, D.C. Engraving Company, Inc., Margareth Brostrup, the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office (Edgar Nelson), William C. Cole, William B. Norris Jr., William Barton, J.P. Allebach, KFEQ radio (Glenn G. Griswold), Mildred Hunt, Mary Casteel Hazelton, J. Orville Hunt, Chas. E. Rendlen, Jr., Albert Rendlen, Inez Casey, Mary Shirley, C.F. Austin, Minnie Kiley, Joel Sever, Glen T. Beaty, Walt Arnold, Mrs. Hatch Eason, Clerk-House of Representatives (John Andrews, South Trimble), American Electrotype Company, Inc., Marion E. Borton, J.B. Wilcox, James R. Dunlop, Walter C. Ploeser, Father Francis O’Duignan 

RE: contains letters, memos, receipts, and statements regarding Arnold’s campaign expenditures
 

 

Campaign Funds: Part 2  
FOLDER: 2.11
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CONTENT:  49 Letters, 45 Receipts, 2 Programs, 2 Newspaper Clippings, 12 Miscellaneous Items

DATEJanuary 10, 1944-December 26, 1946

CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Walter W. Head, Margareth Brostrup, David B. Ormiston, Office of the Clerk House of Representatives (H. Newlin Megill, South Trimble), Missouri Secretary of State (Wilson Bell/P.F. Willis, Gregory C. Stockard/L.B. Hartley, Dwight H. Brown), Evelyn Florence, Family Theatre, Matlick-Bennett Company, Clarence J. Brown, Ben E. Tate, Glen T. Beaty, Clarence Deardorff, Edgar M. Queeny, Klene Printing Company, John B. Lantz (Tire & Battery Shop), Texaco Uptown Service Station, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, J. Percy Priest, Marion T. Bennett, Journal Printing Company, John A. Danaher, The Advertiser, Eva D. Ewing, C.F. Austin, Walt Arnold, Dan Booth, Chapin S. Newhard

RE:  correspondence, statements, and receipts in regard to campaign contributions and expenses (i.e. advertising space, employment of temporary help).  Also includes: information on post office visits, a 4-H Club Fall Festival program, a Methodist Church Family Month Program, telephone expenses, speeches, laws/regulations relating to campaign expenditures, and a few newspaper clippings.  Mentions Basil Brewer.  
 

 

Newspapers: Adair, Daviess, and Knox Counties  
FOLDER: 2.12
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Summary:

  • CONTENT:  87 Letters, 12 Newspaper Clippings, 3 Memos, 4 Telegrams, 7 Statements/Receipts

  • DATE:  January 21, 1946-December 6, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS:  Arnold, Phil J. Egan, Ruth L. Egan, Graphic Printing Company (H. Greene Simpson), the Kirksville Daily Express (Ed Swain), the Gallatin Publishing Company (W.M. Harrison), Earl Wilson, Harold E. Gooden, Mary Shirley, George Tedrick, F. E. Schofield, Margareth Brostrup, James Beal, R. Browning

  • RE:  subscriptions, submissions, and advertising in various newspapers of Adair, Daviess, and Knox counties

Detail:

    Adair County 

  • 28 Letters, 4 Newspaper Clippings, 1 Memo, 2 Statements/Receipts, 4 Telegrams. January 21, 1946-October 1, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Phil J. Egan, Ruth L. Egan, Graphic Printing Company (H. Greene Simpson), and the Kirksville Daily Express (Ed Swain) regarding the Adair County Herald, the Kirksville Weekly Graphic, and the Kirksville Daily Express.  Topics include subscriptions, submissions, and advertising.  Specific events mentioned include the approval of sewer facilities for Kirksville and school apartment buildings for veterans at teachers college and KCOS.  Also briefly mentions a speech by General W.W. Irvine at the teacher’s college for the “unveiling of a bust or memorial to General Pershing” (letter requests input for speech).

    Daviess County

  • 42 Letters, 5 Receipts, 4 Newspaper Clippings, 2 Memos. October 21, 1946-December 6, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, the Gallatin Publishing Company (W.M. Harrison), Earl Wilson, Harold E. Gooden, Mary Shirley, and George Tedrick, regarding the Gallatin Democrat, Gallatin North Missourian, the Pattonsburg Call, and the Altamont Times.  Topics include subscriptions, submissions, and advertising.  Mentions flood control.

    Knox County

  • 17 Letters, 3 Receipts, 4 Newspaper Clippings. November 1, 1946-August 12, 1947.  Correspondence between Arnold, F. E. Schofield, Margareth Brostrup, James Beal, and R. Browning regarding the Edina Sentinel and the Knox City News.  Topics include subscriptions, submissions, and advertising.  Specifically mentions a postal carrier position in Edina, Mo. 

 

Newspapers: Grundy, Harrison, Lewis Counties 
FOLDER: 2.13
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Summary:

  • CONTENT:  59 Letters, 12 Receipts, 12 Newspaper Clippings, 7 Misc.

  • DATE:  January 17, 1946-December 1, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS:  Arnold, Ray Van Meter, Clarence J. Brown, Alyce Warren, Carrie Clark, Elizabeth Payton, Jo Hoffman, Al Hewitt, Jo Hewitt, Nilene Renfro, J. B. Wilcox, V.A. McGilvray, LL. Dimmitt, Donald R. Bowen, Fern Bowen, Lucien W. Workman

  • RE: subscriptions, submissions, and advertising in various newspapers of Grundy, Harrison, and Lewis counties

Detail:

    Grundy County 

  • 35 Letters, 1 Memo, 9 Receipts, 7 Newspaper Clippings.  January 17, 1946-November 13, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Ray Van Meter, Clarence J. Brown, Alyce Warren, Carrie Clark, Elizabeth Payton, Jo Hoffman, Al Hewitt, Jo Hewitt, and Nilene Renfro, regarding the Trenton Republican Times and the Grundy County Gazette.  Topics include subscriptions, advertising, newsprint paper shortages, an increase in postage costs, and Arnold’s political opinions.

    Harrison County

  • 7 Letters, 3 Subscription Renewals.  October 7, 1946-July 26, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold, J. B. Wilcox, and V.A. McGilvray, regarding  the Cainsville News –subscriptions for and advertising in said newspaper. 

    Lewis County

  • 17 Letters, 5 Newspaper Clippings, 3 Telegrams, 3 Receipts. May 27, 1946-December 1, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, LL. Dimmitt, Donald R. Bowen, Fern Bowen, and Lucien W. Workman regarding subscriptions and submissions to the Canton Press News and Record, Lewis County Journal, Lewistown News, and the LaGrange Indicator.  Also mentions flood control and electrical service for Lewis County. 

 

Newspapers: Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Mercer Counties
FOLDER: 2.14
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Summary:

  • CONTENT:  88 Letters, 24 Statements/Receipts, 14 Newspaper Clippings, 4 Telegrams, 3 Misc.

  • DATE: January 7, 1946-December 6, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS:  Arnold, Ira J. Williams, Edgar C. Nelson, Howard B. Green, Geo. C. Butts, E.B. Dean, G.T. Woodward, E.T. Hodges, John  Hofferbert, the Chillicothe Constitution Tribune, C.E. Watkins, La Plata Home Press (Mrs. C.E. Stark, E.J. Hodges), U.S. Government Printing Office (Augustus E. Giegengack), Frank Robertson, Clarence Sagaser,  F.M. Sagaser, Frank P. Briggs, Thomas F. Briggs, the Missouri Press Association, Inc. (H.R. Long), Klene Printing Company, John Jeffries, Donald Sosey, Courier-Post Publishing Company, E.L. Sparks, James W. Price, Frances L. Brown

  • RE: subscriptions, submissions, and advertising in the various newspapers of Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, and Mercer counties; also mentions school facilities/veterans housing and a questionnaire administered by Arnold

Detail:

    Linn County 

  • 37 Letters, 9 Statements/Receipts, 5 Newspaper Clippings, 1 Memo. January 7, 1946-December 3, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Ira J. Williams, Edgar C. Nelson, Howard B. Green, Geo. C. Butts, E.B. Dean, G.T. Woodward, E.T. Hodges, and John  Hofferbert regarding subscriptions and advertisements for the Brookfield Daily News, Linn County News, Blade and Messenger, Brookfield Argus, Bucklin Herald, Browning Leader-Record, and the Bulletin (Linneus, Mo.).  Also mentions a raise of the minimum wage.

    Livingston County 

  • 3 Telegrams. March 25-July 20, 1946. Correspondence between Arnold, the Chillicothe Constitution Tribune and C.E. Watkins regarding school facilities/veterans’ housing and a donation to the Lyons Club.

    Macon County

  • 35 Letters, 9 Statements/Receipts, 1 Memo, 4 Newspaper Clippings, 1 Questionnaire.  March 8, 1946-November 27, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold, La Plata Home Press (Mrs. C.E. Stark, E.J. Hodges), U.S. Government Printing Office (Augustus E. Giegengack), Frank Robertson, Clarence Sagaser,  F.M. Sagaser, Frank P. Briggs, Thomas F. Briggs, and the Missouri Press Association, Inc. (H.R. Long) regarding subscriptions and advertisements for La Plata Home Press, New Cambria Leader, Atlanta Express,  and the Macon Chronicle-Herald. Also mentions attaining tabulating machines and pictures of U.S. Presidents for various constituents and briefly discusses results from a questionnaire administered by Arnold.

    Marion County

  • 7 Letters, 5 Statements/Receipts, 4 Newspaper Clippings.  October 29, 1946-November 8, 1947. Correspondence between Arnold, Klene Printing Company, John Jeffries, Donald Sosey, Courier-Post Publishing Company, and E.L. Sparks regarding subscriptions and advertisements for Hannibal Labor Press, Hannibal Courier-Post, and Palmyra Spectator.  Also mentions postage rate increases.

    Mercer County

  • 9 Letters, 1 Telegram, 1 Newspaper Clipping, 1 Statement/Receipt.  October 31, 1946-December 6, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold, James W. Price, and Frances L. Brown regarding subscriptions for and advertisements in the Princeton Post-Telegraph.  

 

Newspapers: Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, and Sullivan Counties; Out of District Newspapers and Magazines  
F
OLDER: 2.15

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Summary:

  • CONTENT: 105 Letters, 23 Receipts/Misc., 14 Newspaper Clippings, 4 Memos

  • DATE:  December 27, 1945-December 1, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS:  Arnold, J.G. Morgan, Mrs. Fred Schmid, J.V. Bumbarger, W.W. Gillespie, E.P. Heckethorn, Leo E. Phillips, W.C. Hewitt, Edgar P. Blanton, Mrs. C.F. Eubanks, Faith Eubanks, G. Zealand Brammer, R.M. Wilson, Bob Wilson, Robert E. Lee Hill, G. Norman Collie, Emil Schram, Ashley Halsey, Jr., Wallace Boren, A.E. Brettauer, Kelly Scruton, Arundel Cotter, Oliver J. Gingold, Roger [?], Frederick C. McKee, Otto Schnering, Harry Wohl, John H. Sweet, W. H. Grimes, Carl Van Doren,  W.J. Gallinger, Missouri State Chamber of Commerce, the New York Stock Exchange, Benedictine Press, Curtis Publishing Company

  • RE:  subscriptions for and advertising in various newspapers of Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Sullivan counties. Includes correspondence on editorials/articles appearing in out-of-district newspapers and magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post, Wall Street Journal, and others.

Detail:

    Putnam County

  • 17 Letters, 2 Memos, 2 Receipts, 1 Newspaper Clipping. December 27, 1945-April 9, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold and  J.G. Morgan regarding subscriptions for and advertisements in the Unionville Republican, with discussion of general politics, campaigns, and legislation (particularly relating to veterans housing, the freezing of building materials, and parochial school transportation/separation of church and state). Also references Morgan’s appointment to the State Highway Commission.

    Schuyler County 

  • 12 Letters, 3 Receipts, 3 Newspaper Clippings.  October 31, 1946-June 7, 1948.  Correspondence primarily between Arnold and Mrs. Fred Schmid, regarding subscriptions for and advertisements in the Monitor-Leader (Queen City, Mo.), Downing News (Downing, Mo.), and the Greentop Reporter (Greentop, Mo.). 

    Scotland County

  • 12 Letters, 1 Memo, 1 Newspaper Clipping, 11 Receipts/Misc. Items.  February 6, 1946-November 8, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, J.V. Bumbarger, W.W. Gillespie, E.P. Heckethorn, and Leo E. Phillips regarding subscriptions for and advertisements in the Gorin Argus, the Memphis Reveille, and the Memphis Democrat.

    Shelby County

  • 13 Letters, 5 Receipts, 2 Newspaper Clippings.  October 30, 1946-December 1, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold, W.C. Hewitt, and Edgar P. Blanton regarding subscriptions for and advertising in the Shelby County Herald and the Shelbina Democrat

    Sullivan County

  • 22 Letters, 1 Newspaper Clipping, 2 Statements/Receipts, 1 Memo.  October 31, 1946-December 1, 1948. Correspondence between Arnold, Mrs. C.F. Eubanks, Faith Eubanks, G. Zealand Brammer, R.M. Wilson, and Bob Wilson regarding subscriptions for and advertising in the Milan Republican, the Milan Standard, and the Green City Press.  Mentions the War Assets Administration.

    Out of District Newspapers and Magazines

  • 29 Letters, 6 Newspaper Clippings/Misc. Items.  August 27, 1947-October 2, 1948.  Correspondence between Arnold, Robert E. Lee Hill, G. Norman Collie, Emil Schram, Ashley Halsey, Jr., Wallace Boren, A.E. Brettauer, Kelly Scruton, Arundel Cotter, Oliver J. Gingold, Roger [?], Frederick C. McKee, Otto Schnering, Harry Wohl, John H. Sweet, W. H. Grimes, Carl Van Doren,  and W.J. Gallinger regarding editorials and articles appearing in various publications, including the Saturday Evening Post, This Week Magazine, the Sedalia Democrat, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger Washington Letter, Cosmopolitan, St. Louis Star-Times, U.S. News and World Report, and World Government News. Also includes correspondence with the Missouri State Chamber of Commerce, the New York Stock Exchange, Benedictine Press, and Curtis Publishing Company.

 

Redistricting Missouri: Part 1  
FOLDER: 2.16
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CONTENT:  95 Letters, 13 Resolutions/Bills/Journals/Memorials, 1 Map, 7 Newspaper Clippings/Articles, 1 Memo, 12 Telegrams

DATE: January 28, 1943-March 11, 1946

CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Frank P. Briggs, Leonard E. Newton, War Production Board (Maury Maverick), R.E. Blanton, Barak T. Mattingly, Ira Hyde, Walter S. Clark, Randall R. Kitt, Stephen D. Griffiths, Earl S. Cook, Charles Still, Melvin E. Fish, Charles H. Bryant, J.C. Riggen, Walter S. Alexander, E.F. Bertram, Harry D. Hall, Howard Elliott, J.G. Morgan, Edwin L. Newlon, Gene Powell

RE: Arnold’s position on congressional redistricting (House Bill 409, 410, 458), and general political discussion.  Also mentions acquiring typewriters for use in departments, suffrage rights, a rehabilitation program for flooded lands in Missouri, a George Washington Carver memorial, tax plans, and the Missouri Dairy Law/Creamery Butter.
 

 

Redistricting Missouri: Part 2  
FOLDER: 2.17
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CONTENT:  67 Letters, 3 Newspaper Clippings/Articles, 1 Telegram, 2 Maps, 1 County Population Account (1940 Census, Several Copies), 5 Bills/Resolutions

DATE: February 17, 1943-May 2, 1947

CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Thelma Smith, Charles E. Rendlen, Randall R. Kitt, Charles E. Still, J.C. Riggen, Charles H. Bryant, Earl S. Cook, Ira Hyde, Lawrence D. Jones, Melvin E. Fish, Jacob M. Lashly, John J. Endres, E. F. Bertram, Murray E. Thompson, Wallace M. Pearson, Carl Morris, Marion Borton, Walter S. Alexander, Barak T. Mattingly, Gene Powell, Philip Fowler, Max Schwabe, George H. Miller, Charles T. Wolf, Dwight Bedell, Frank Briggs, Clarence Cannon, Marion T. Bennett

RE: opinions, political discussions, and legislation for congressional redistricting (HB 382, 409, 410).  Also discusses economic development for the state of Missouri, as well as the adoption of a new state constitution (Committee for the Adoption of the New Constitution for Missouri).
 

 

Federal Aid to Education 
FOLDER: 2.18
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CONTENT:  62 Letters, 9 Memos, 22 Pamphlets, etc., 1 Telegram, 1 Act

DATE: May 3, 1947-October 15, 1948

CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, Gould Lincoln (pamphlet), Margareth Brostrup, Mary Yates, Clare Magee, C.D. Swope, W.A. Jones, Alvin A. Burger, Otis Hills, Merrill Davidson, V.A. Esphorst, National Association of State Chambers of Commerce, Harding College/George S. Benson (pamphlet), Robert A. Millikan (pamphlet), John A. Prescott, Charles Wallace, P.W. Fletcher, C.T. Thompson, H.G. Zelle, S.W. Noggle, A.A. Fries, Irma H. Friede (Pres. Missouri Association of School Boards), R.S. Newton, John Dewey Chapter Future Teachers of America, A.E. Prince, Edward Staples, Vergil H. Hughes, Robert A. Taft (pamphlet), Charles Smith (pamphlet), Vera P. Rinehart, Claude N. Dye, William C. Cole (statement in Congressional Record), National Liberal League (Charles Smith), Ada Williams, Ralph I. Page, Jesse M. Truitt, Glenn V. Burroughs, Ida Burroughs, Pete Nicoletti, Josephine Ripley (article), W.P. Strube, Sr., B.L. Bonfoey, Max Schwabe (statement in Congressional Record)

RE: political stances and opinions on federal aid to education.  Includes solicitation of input from teachers and various letters from Arnold’s constituents on the subject, as well as pamphlets, bulletins, and other matter in which the issue is discussed.  Also contains a copy of Senate Bill 472. 

 

 

Rural Electrification Administration  
1.
     Grundy Electric Co-Operative, Trenton
2.
     Missouri Electric Co-Operative, Palmyra
FOLDER: 2.19
[Guide to Boxes]

Grundy Electric Cooperative 

  • CONTENT:  50 Letters, 2 Memos, 1 Newsletter, 8 Telegrams

  • DATE:  January 24, 1947-October 25, 1948 

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, the Grundy Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Edgar H. Collison, Glennie R. Cochran), Pickett & Pickett (Russell N. Pickett), G.H. McCullough, U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Electrification Administration (George W. Haggard, Claude R. Wickard, William J. Neal), Albert Reeves, Hubert Fuller, Martin Vanvacter, Margareth Brostrup, A.H. Holbert, William L. Parker, Ernest C. Wood, W.E. Adams, Maurice S. Solomon, Frank Schmitt, K. Wilde Blackburn

  • RE: establishing electricity in targeted rural areas.  Includes discussions on loans/fund allocation for electric service, Arnold’s appointment to the Committee on Agriculture, invitations to Arnold from the cooperative, meeting minutes, and various concerns of the cooperative (including bids, contracts, etc.). 

Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative 

  • CONTENT:  15 Letters, 1 List, 7 Telegrams

  • DATE:  December 19, 1946-December 4, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, the Northeast Missouri Electric Cooperative/Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative (R.D. Pennewell, Frank Schmit), Hannibal Courier-Post, Palmyra Spectator (Donald Sosey), Hunnewell Graphic

  • RE: loans/fund allocation for electric service, support for the REA program, and import taxes on copper
     

 

Rural Electrification Administration  
3.
    Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative, Monticello
4.
    Macon Electric Cooperative, Macon
 
FOLDER: 2.20
[Guide to Boxes]

Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative  

  • CONTENT:  35 Letters, 3 Memos, 1 Map, 7 Telegrams 

  • DATE:  January 24, 1947-November 1, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, the Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative Association (A.H. Holbert, Paul E. Hack, B.L. Anderson, Hubert E. Rogers), Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Klote, Mrs. Cletus Krieghaueser, Mrs. Francis Sharp, Margareth Brostrup, the US Department of Agriculture/REA (Claude R. Wickard, R.W. Lynn)

  • RE: REA loans/fund allocation for electric service and new facilities, a request for committee hearings (Sub-Committee of the House Appropriations Committee), project delays and concerns, construction of a generating plant, the death of A.H. Holbert, and constituent complaints
     

Macon Electric Cooperative

  • CONTENT:  19 Letters, 2 Telegrams, 2 Lists

  • DATE: January 24, 1947-August 13, 1948 

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, the Macon Electric Cooperative (W.E. Adams), U.S. Department of Agriculture/REA (Claude R. Wickard), Mrs. Eugene Hartung, Raymond Roberts

  • REregarding REA loans/fund allocation for electric service, constituent complaints and concerns, and an invitation to attend a MEC meeting.  Also includes lists of members awaiting service. 

 

 

Rural Electrification Administration  
5.
    North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative, Milan
6.
    Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Lancaster
 
FOLDER: 2.21
[Guide to Boxes]

North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative, Milan 

  • CONTENT:  27 Letters, 1 List, 2 Telegrams, 3 Memos 

  • DATE: January 24, 1947-October 5, 1948

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, R.E. Bodley, Earl W. Burton, North Central Mo. Electric Cooperative Inc. (Wilfred C. Mast, William L. Parker, T. Howard Judd), the US Department of Agriculture/REA (Claude R. Wickard, William J. Neal),  Hubert Morris, Arthur Morris, Margareth Brostrup, A.D. Campbell, the Missouri State Highway Department (B.F. Leslie)

  • RE:  REA loans/fund allotments for providing electric service, an REA meeting, constituent complaints and concerns, and pole removal

Tri-County Electric Cooperative 

  • CONTENT:  34 Letters, 7 Memos, 1 Newspaper Clipping, 3 Telegrams, 1 Act

  • DATE: January 24, 1947-August 31, 1948 

  • CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, the Tri-County Electric Cooperative Association (Maurice S. Solomon), the US Department of Agriculture/REA (Claude R. Wickard, E.E. Karns), Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ernest C. Wood), F.A. Tucker

  • RE:  REA loans/fund allotment for providing electric service, committee hearings, constituent complaints and concerns, and project plans.  Includes a copy of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936. 
     



 

Rural Electrification Administration  
7.
   Miscellaneous
FOLDER: 2.22
[Guide to Boxes]

CONTENT:  36 Letters, 4 Memos, 4 Lists, 1 Map, 2 Resolutions, 1 Report, 1 Article, 7 Telegrams

DATE: November 26, 1947-October 28, 1948 

CORRESPONDENTS: Arnold, H.R. Over, the North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Wilfred C. Mast), Mr. and Mrs. Earl Myrick, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cox, Mrs. James Hastings, the Lewis County Rural Electric Cooperative (A.H. Holbert), R.C. Bricker, R.H. Glover, Zales N. Ecton, B. Jo Pruitt, R.E. Bodley, Noel Baldridge, Jerry B. House, Frank A. Barrett, Wesley A. D’Ewart, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Clyde T. Ellis), Missouri State Rural Electrification Association (Jack H. Needy), Hannibal Courier Post (John Jeffries), the North Missouri Broadcasting Company (Sam A. Burk)

RE: constituent concerns and complaints, mostly in regard to difficulties obtaining electric service.  Specifically mentions trying to acquire copper wire from the Anaconda Copper Company.  Includes resolutions adopted by rural cooperatives in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Briefly discusses loans/fund allocations.  Also includes a report on REA by Arnold and data on the distribution of REA loans. 

 

 

 

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