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THE CAROLINA FORUK
GRAHAM BUILDING
Chapel Hill, N. C.

July 31, 1948

Honorable Marriner Eccles
Federal Reserve Board
Washington, D. C.
Dear Hr. Eccles:
The Carolina Forum of the University of North Carolina wishes
to extend to you an invitation to speak in Chapel Hill on the
present economical condition and its implications as related to
further inflationand economic trouble. We should like to have you
visit our campus as our guest and address the student body on some
date in the autumn or winter.
Your audience here at the school will be drawn from a student
body of over seven thousand, a number of patrons throughout the
state and possibly a national radio coverage. We cannot promise
the radio coverage unless your speaking date is arranged far
enough in advance. Will you kindly let me know at once what date
or dates you could accept. We would prefer for you to choose a
Tuesday or Thursday if you have no preference.
I plan to be in Washington this coming Tuesday and Wednesday,
August 3 and 4* Would it be possible for me to discuss this matter
in person with you at that time?
Very truly yours,
THE CAROLINA FORUM

Charles 0. Long
Chairman
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August 10, 1948

Mr. Charles 0. Long, Chairman,
The Carolina Forum,
Graham Building,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Dear Ur. Long:
Your very kind letter of July 31 would have had
a prompter response if I had not been so preoccupied of
late with the now concluded hearings before Congress.
1 am always greatly tempted whenever it is
possible to get together with the younger generation in
schools and colleges because they are tomorrow's leaders
and wi LI, I hope, have greater vision and comraorisense
than their predecessors have sometimes exhibited. In any
event, it would give me real satisfaction to speak before
your student body, possibly in the middle of October if
that' is agreeable.to you. I think I would prefer Thurs­
day, a d I am wondering if we might not tentatively set
n
Thursday, October 14, as a possible (late, subject to the
unforeseeable circumstances that can arise to upset the
best laid plans made s far in advance. A s m n that
o
s u i g
this-would be a suitable date from your standpoint, I
would make every effort to be on hand at that time.
I would be glad to discuss it with you, as you
suggest, in case you harroen to be in Washington in the
meantime.
Sincerely yours,

U. S. Eccles.

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REMARKS:
2:37 - Mr. Long is in town and called to
see if he could have an appoint­
ment with you this afternoon or
tomorrow.

He is going to call me

back around 4:00.

I told him you

would not be available today, but
I would inquire about tomorrow.
read this letter to him.
GOVERNOR ECCLSS' OFFICE



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REGRET COULD NOT KEEP APPOINTM ENT. CALLED BACK TO CAROLINA.
CONSIDER OCT 14 EXCELLENT D A T E . WILL WRITE FULL D E T A IL S
IMMEDIATELY
CHARLES LONG M M M M f CHAIRMAN CAROLINA FORUM




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C h a r l e s O. L o n g , C h a irm a n
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F l o r e n c e E . K n ig h t
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September 22, 1948

Mr* Marriner Eccles, Vice Chairman
Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System
Washington, D* C.
Dear Mr* Eccles:
With regard to your coming speaking engagement
at the University, there is certain information which
we will need in order to complete our plans here at
Chapel Hill* As I explained to you in Washington, the
Forum is a student organization and, as such, we find
ourselves limited in finances. We, therefore, have
found it necessary to assume the policy of the organi­
zations which we superseded. Although we would like
to, we find it impossible to pay speakers' traveling
expenses to and from Chapel Hill. In coming to Chapel
Hill it will be necessary to come either by train to
Durham or Raleigh, or by plane to the Ralelgh-Durham
Airport. At this point the Forum will meet you and
conduct you to Chapel Hill where you will be entertained
at our suite in the Carolina Inn.
As a matter of procedure, it is our hope
that we shall be able to present our speakers to a
select audience prior to the regular speaking engagement*
We have found in the past that this can best be accomplished
through a banquet given in the honor of our speaker. If
you find yourself agreeable to such a dinner, would you
please notify us at your earliest convenience*
It is our hope, also, that we will be able
to arrange some radio coverage for your speech* Naturally,
such radio coverage must be arranged in advance, and
the Communication Center at the University would like
to have an advance summary of your talk for the purpose
of publicity throughout the state of North Carolina*




Mr* Marriner E ccles

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September 2 2 , 1948

The Forum would like to have the title and, If possible,
the overall idea of what you will cover in your main
address. If you can supply this information to us it
would help us and the press of North Carolina in assuring
a complete coverage of your discussion.
We hope that you will find these plans agreeable,
and we look forward to your arrival on October 15. Eetween
now and that date I expect to be in Washington, and if
you desire I would be delighted to call by your office
to discuss any phase of your coming visit.
With best wishes and sincerest regards from
the student body of the University.

Charles 0. Long, C
rman
Carolina Forum
H. 204, Graham Memorial
Chapel Hill, N. C.

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September 30, 194-8.

Mr. Charles 0. Long, Chairman,
The Carolina Forum,
Graham Building,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Dear Mr. Long:
Referring to your letter
Vi/ashington on the Eastern Airlines
13, arriving at the Kaleigh-Durham
you will arrange to meet me at the
Inn, where I will stay.

of September 22., I plan to leave
plan at 3*15 p.m., Wednesday, October
airport at U‘ U1 p.m. I understand
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airport and take me to the Carolina

It would be agreeable, as you suggest, to attend a dinner the
evening of my arrival, where you will introduce me to a select audience
prior to the speaking engagement of the following day. I hope the dinner
will be informal. I wish you would advise me at what time you expect to
have dinner.
You did not say in your letter at what time I would address the
students, nor did you say how long I would be expected to speak on Thursday,
October 1A* I wish you would give me this information, as if the meeting is
early enough I should like to plan to return on the 3:37 p.m. Eastern Airlines
plane.
I have not planned to* prepare a written speech and, therefore, it
would not be* desirable to have radio coverage, as a matter of fact, I would
prefer to talk off the record as I could then speak more freely and effec­
tively. In any case, I would not be able to furnish you any information on
my speech for the purpose of advance publicity throughout the state. As to
my speech, it was my plan to talk about the present inflationary situation,
its cause, effects, and what can be done about it. Kindly let me know at
your early convenience whether or not the plan I have outlined herein is
agreeable.
With reference to expenses connected with the trip, it has always
been my policy not to accept honorariums, and the Federal Reserve Board pays
the expenses of its members and staff incurred in connection with public
speeches.
I will be glad to have you get in touch with me should you be in
Washington prior to October 13*




Sincerely yours,

M S. Eccles.
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Mr. Charles 0. Long, Chairman,
The Carolina Forum,
Graham Building,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Dear Mr. Long:
Referring to your letter of beptember k2, in Mr. Eccles absence
I am writing you as I note you say, "we look forward to your arrival on
October 15". I wish to call your attention to Mr. Kccles'letter of august
10 in which he suggests Thursday, October 14, as the date, and your wire of
August 12 advising, “
consider October 14 excellent date."
I will appreciate it if you will advise immediately by air mail
whether or not Mr. Eccles is scheduled to appear before your organization
October 14, or October 15.
Very truly yours,

Secretary to Mr. M. S. Eccles.

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REMARKS:

IO/8/48 - Miss Egbert talked to Mr. Long
over the telephone re his request
that Mr. Eccles appear on the l-3th
instead of the 14th — some other
group had obtained Mr. Oliphant
of the Internal Revenue Dept, as
a speaker on the 14th and they
preferred not having two speakers
for the one evening. Mr. Long
was advised that Mr. Eccles would
appear on the 13th.
Dinner at 6:30 instead of 6:00
Speech at 8:30
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GOVERNOR ECCLES' OFFICE



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C H AP ELH ILL NCAR OCT 5 345P
MARRINER S ECCLES
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
HAD PLANNED SPEAKING DATE FOR OCTOBER 14 E IG H T PM.
13TH PREFERABLE DATE PLEASE N O TIFY AT ONCE. DINNER
INFORMAL. TIM E S IX PM. SEND PHOTO MAT AND DATA OF
PAST YEARS A CTIO N S

IF A VAILABLE

CHARLES 0 LONG CHAIRMAN CAROLINA FORUM



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October 11, 1948.
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Mr. Charles 0. Long, Chairman,
Carolina Forum,
University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Dear Mr. Long:
In accordance with your request I am enclosing
herewith photograph of Mr. M. b. Eccles for your use in
connection with his speech at the University on October 13*
I would appreciate your returning this photo­
graph to me after it has served its purpose.
Very truly yours,

Secretary to'J*r. M. £ . Eccles.
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Enclosure

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