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1960 Oct 01, 4 p. w/env. Letter to Folks Was planning on spending the weekend in Istanbul with a world tour group but found out a friend had been hospitalized and flew home; had a good vacation and tells of her travels; is missing her little cat; “The Ministry is still in a turmoil but there is lots to do” Information on the General Von Steuben Hotel enclosed
1960 Oct 12, 5 p. w/env. Letter to Brother Bought a gas cap for her car, she didn’t think she needed one until her friends’ car was stolen, “It was low on gasoline and the thief never got it out of town;” the General Service Department finally said they were ready to work on Mary’s plumbing; “Rose, your little friend Selma who had a party for you got a real promotion. She has been given a man’s job;” describes some departmental issues, “I’m just about to give up on Extension. I’m doing lots of Home Economics and my girls are not mean as the 4-H people are but Suheyla will never push her progress. Her family is too influential for them to replace her;” finally got the remainder of her 500 copies of “Renille for a Persian Village” which had been translated into Turkish, “Every Turk can think of 50 reasons for having his own personal copy and 50 more reasons for never reading it.” Newspaper Clipping “As We Were…Fifty Years Ago”
1960 Oct 15, 5 p. w/env. Letter to Folks Is having photos taken of her doing her work and it’s not a pleasing process; is supposed to stay at home because Turkey will be taking the official 5 year census; is making progress in trying to get Turkey to make the change from gram weights to the measuring cups; Buys a lot of equipment that just “rots” in customs, “I think the Minister of Customs is probably new and he doesn’t know how to get it out and he isn’t about to loose face and ask so it rots and Americans tear their hair;” found out that the landlady cannot provide heat yet because coal is rationed.
1960 Oct 20, 5 p. w/env. Letter to Brother Is writing from the training Institute at Bornova and is afraid she is going to loose her extension program to the Ministry of Education due to the lack of leadership in Agriculture; describes some of the problems in the ministry of agriculture, “As Suheyla says they don’t want Americans teaching here but then neither do they want to do it themselves so what?”
Letter to Folks Described a club where she had a party for the Turkish teaching staff in farewell to Miss McCune; talks about trouble with customs and how she’s unable to find a travel partner, “If they don’t soon wake up and give me some help I may as well ‘fold up my tent’ like the Arabs and ‘quietly steal away.’”
1960 Oct 24, 2 p. no env. Booklet “The UN at Work”
1960 Oct 24, 1 p. no env. Program for United Nations Day Community Observance
1960 Oct 29, 4 p. w/env. Letter to Folks “For the first time in a long time I have no pressing job. We are in a state of flux here. Our counterparts are tied up planning. They purged 150 professors this morning. Sounds just like the original government to me. We were warned by the Director this morning to keep out of crowds and to make no comments;” is taking a plane to Izmir to meet the Turkish Director of Mary’s institution and a V.I.P from Washington D.C.; gives her folks the address of the place she’ll be staying in Athens; will be in Turkey for nine more months before leaving for Africa; mentions a Turkish gal who was at K.S.U. getting her doctorate in Foods and Nutrition and was beat by her father, “It’s a mess. Even educated women rate pretty low here I fear. Some people blame it on the Koran and the Muslim religion but I’m not so sure;” there will be a showing of the Nixon Kennedy T.V. debate at the American theater there

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