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March 29th, 1930.
Mr, R. N. Dosh,
My dear Bert:
I am much depressed at the present fruit fly situation. The
Federal Government has said eradication will have to be complete
before the quarantine can be lifted and their leadership and
efforts in this line seem to have broken down, and we are headed
for an awful mess. Something must be done and that quickly, and
I would like, if it were possible to do so, to have the Governor
consider the following suggestions:
For him to assume the real leadership at once.
Issue a proclamation bt once fixing the last two weeks
of April as clean up week.
Put the matter squarely on a patriotic basis in an
emergency, and a real duty th@t every citizen can
perform for his state, and call upin all Chambers of
Commerce and civic bodies to get back of this job as
a real service to their state.
Definitely impress union all officers, County Commissioners,
City and Borough Councils, and all in authority, that their
real help is expected.
Appoint an outstanding man in every county as his personal
representative, and to make daily reports to him as to progress.
Make three or four speeches in the state on behalf of the
Have an organized publicity department to stir up the
people to the necessity.
It can be dome The state could be cleaned up. The citizens
did most of the clean up ';ork last year and they can be stirred up
to do it again. It i'ould give heart to the state if they knew
the Governor was on this job and in dead earnest, it would be
cleaned up. ":e have had a meeting here and I know from the
response that the people will respond to his call.
What we really need is a LEADER. It is not a question
f money. The people can do it and quickly. If it
can be put before them they will do it. This is the
only chance I see to save the situation. It is our
opinion that the Governor's leadership at this time is
vorth more than the money we have not ';ot.
Very truly yours,
H. L. Borland, Chairman
Marion County Clean up Committee.
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