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In this letter, Clyde Reed, secretary of Governor Arthur Capper, tells Cyrus Dudley, mayor of Preston, Kansas, that a shipment of coal has been delivered under emergency. "There is no way it can be changed after coal has been shipped." The state took over operations of the southeast Kansas coal fields following several labor disputes that resulted in a mine workers' strike. To remedy the problem during the winter of 1919, the Kansas State Supreme Court granted authority to operate the mines to the state of Kansas. Volunteers were called in to man the mines during this period. Frequent exchanges such as this occurred when coal deliveries to communities were delayed or unsatisfactory coal shipments were received. In this telegram, Mr. Reed tells the mayor to increase his stock of coal while there is opportunity.

Creator: Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949
Date: December 17, 1919

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Item Number: 212397
Call Number: Governor's Papers, Allen, Correspondence--Subject File, Coal Matters, Box 7, Folder Governor H.J. Allen
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212397

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