"Correspondence, August 1919", Item 009
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Page, 2. Miss Pidgeon:- Your letter from Abingdon reached me today. You are quite right about it being too late for you to start up the Valley. The man from Shenandoah--House-- answered the questionnaire favorably anyway, and Byrd, the senator, is or was violently opposed; so, what's the use, anyway? Personally, I think your idea bout getting our plank in the party convention platforms, is an excellent one, and the very best work you could do after Blacksburg. However, as you mention that the first one is scheduled for the 13th. at Buchanan, and the Blacksburg Picnic is on the 12th., you might not be able to make both, and you and Mrs. Lewis will have to decide which you had better choose. As the Buchanan one is, as you say, a Republican convention and likely to include us anyway, perhaps it might be wise for you to cover Blacksburg, if you can. Will send literature to Mrs. Parrish and to Mrs. Richardson of Bristol and Marion respectively, as you request. Will see that Mrs. Kidd gets your expense account at once. Where shall we send the check? Be sure to let us know. A big bunch of Greeensboro, N.C. newspapers came for you today. I went into them, of course, my middle name being Nervy Jane, and I am sending one copy to you by Mrs. Lewis. Tell me where to send the others, and if I can clip one and keep the write-up about you. And now, I believe this is all for one time. Good luck to you and plenty of it, and thanks for all your good work and clear reports. Cordially yours, Edith Clark Cowles Press Secretary Our friend, Mr. Boschen, got himself elected!, but, our other friend(?) Mr. Bethel, lost out. However, we have three of the five House members from Richmond with us, and I shouldn't be surprised if we won the new senator--Mills.