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W. B. Storey, president, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad (AT&SF) of Chicago writes Governor Reed of Topeka, Kansas, concerning the AT&SFs use of foreign labor, particularly Mexicans. He is responding to the Governor's request that railroad companies in Kansas use American labor only during a period of high unemployment. Storey describes the railroad's practice of recruiting and laying-off seasonal Mexican labor and the company's recent efforts to employ only "white men." He describes why in some cases employment of strictly American labor is inadequate and defends the right to employ Mexicans who are U.S. citizens. President Herbert Hoover's Employment Commission originally prompted the Governor to make his request. See Governor Clyde Reed to railroad executives dated November 20, 1930. See J. F. Lucy, President's Employment Commission, to Governor Clyde Reed dated November 18, 1930.

Creator: Storey, W. B.
Date: November 22, 1930

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Item Number: 207810
Call Number: Governor's Records--Reed, Box 3 Folder 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207810

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