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1958 Jul 02, 7 p. w/env. Letter to Folks Lack of gasoline problems; made quite a stir with bonnets and women’s work clothes; Turkish woman tried to make some trouble with Mary; discusses how the lack of gasoline has been affecting her routine; No longer beer in Turkey; made a list of books she’s reading; writes about stories of awful landlords Letter to Brother 1 p. no env. Gave advice about seeing the whole picture before acting incorporating an elephant analogy [incomplete letter]
1958 Jul 07, 6 p. w/env. Letter to Grandfather and Grandmother Has been trying to work out a way to pay for gasoline for two cars for I.C.A.; counterpart late again “I just don’t know why we like each other but we do”; says the Turkish people make it tough for military before they leave, landlords often charge fictitious bills; mentions her neighbors some; is struggling trying to work out the gas situation with the Ministry of health car; problem with the maid; will be working near the lake with a new 4H man; the head of the mission called into Washington and news doesn’t seem good
1958 Jul 18, 2 p. no env. Letter from Ida to Mary Keeping up with events and friendly gossip; thinks Mary is still in Pakistan
1958 Jul 28, 4 p. w/env. Letter to Folks Maid broke all her dishes but the Weigle’s had bigger troubles as they had accidentally broke communion glasses; is trying to work out a way to get out of Turkey and work elsewhere; talks about her “Am. boy friend (young)” whom she met on the Holy Land trip; talks about the “boys” in charge and “It takes 6 telephone calls and 6 personal visits to the offices of the educators to get a job done here because the big boys are too big to write down a list of things they must get done in order of their importance”; folk from Tulsa all up in arms because the preacher had mentioned Oral Roberts;
1958 Jul 29, 6 p. w/env. Letter to Folks First two weeks are fine but the third week seems to have gone otherwise; “The teachers do not feel a direct loyalty to me as the Ext. girls did”; counterpart missed a few classes and it is unsure whether she’ll be back after going back to Istanbul to see her mother; was supposed to stay and not go back to Ankara until the head of Teachers arrived, but she had the feeling he’d never show up and sure enough she was right; is thankful for her new neighbors who have checked on her; had driver troubles “Yes you can keep these people from cheating if you stand over each one with a club constantly and I mean constantly”

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