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1962 Jan 01, 1 p. no env. Letter to Velma Has got the go-ahead from her counterpart with the Training fired; “I haven’t been fired yet that I know of but my boss says he’s sure I’ll either be transferred to another post or another dept.”
1962 Jan 08, 1 p. no env. Letter to Brother “We just finished our first day of the 3 week training for our recruits. 5 out of the 16 registered showed up. An extra eligible one showed up and also a teacher who wanted the free board and lodging. The men said she could stay but I say no;” is looking forward to being done with A.I.D. in Liberia, “This is not living, it’s existing and tain’t worth the struggle;” 23 people were fired in Turkey.”
1962 Jan 16, 1 p. no env. Letter to Folks Is having a decent short course because her counterpart is so useful; “How can you conduct an educational program with children with no background, no experience. One of our teachers from the Health dept. told the girls not to go to the village in the evening when the village devil was out. Wheh!;” heard that a completion of assignment report for Mary that had been made out two months ago was still laying on the Mission Director’s desk, “The Exec. Office keeps saying to my boss-‘Since this job is to be abolished, they seem to want me to quit without informing Wash. D.C.’ I refuse to get in the squeeze. My boss is trying his best but he is afraid of the Mission Director.”
1962 Jan 20, 1 p. no env. Letter to Brother Got her car and has had it serviced; describes her school schedule; the driver of the A.I.D. car had hit Mary’s car, “I felt that if I wanted to murder somebody I’d send them out with an A.I.D. driver.” Newspaper clipping The Tulsa Tribune Jan. 20, 1962, “Tulsan Helps Keep Church Wheels Rolling: Just Call Him Chairman”
1962 Jan 21, 1 p. no env. Letter to Mary from Frances Had been elected to the Central Committee of the World Council; had visited mission work in India, Hong Kong, and Japan; discusses friend and family news
1962 Jan 22, 1 p. no env. Letter to Folks “The world news is bad. Am. tries honestly to relieve the terrible poverty and hunger of the world but as here it’s only going in the pockets of the ‘honorables.’ Kennedy knows it too but it’s a long difficult road to improvement.”
1962 Jan 24, 1 p. no env. Letter to Folks “Dropped into bed with the doorbell rang. A Gen. Ser. man came to fix the door handle. I had already fixed it with a rusty nail. He left me a spare--rusty nail;” received information that the field extension workers and the agriculture extension man are to be moved to other sections and then most of the rest of them are out, including the head of the department, “My counterpart, of course, does not know this. The Nationals are not supposed to know anything about it yet but I hear it has leaked in some quarters.”
1962 Jan 29, 1 p. no env. Letter to Folks Has been so frightened of the terrible I.C.A. drivers, she’s starting to think maybe she’ll refuse to leave Monrovia for work; “If only I can ever get out of here. My only regret will be leaving this terrific counterpart.”

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