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PET MILK COMPANY
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GENgRAU OFFICES ARCADE

SAINT LOUIS

BUHDINO

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MISSOURI

May 9, 1939

Hon. Marriner S. Eccles
Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System
Washington, D. C.
Dear Marriner:
I had hoped to see you while I was in Washington and
fully intended to keep my promise, made on the telephone on Monday,
to call you later in the week. We got into a hearing that turned
out to be a very strenuous one, particularly strenuous for me since
I had to conduct it personally on behalf of our industry. We took
testimony all day and spent every evening going over with our witnesses the following day's testimony. We didn't get through until
9:30 Saturday night. I called your apartment Sunday morning, but
found you were out of the city. I didnft have any special business
with you, but would have enjoyed very much a little visit.

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the
way
had

Things broke so that I could run away from the hearTuesday at noon, which enabled me to join Mr. McKee and some of
other members of the Board at lunch ┬žd.th Sid Maestre and Mr. Hemingfor the Federal Reserve Bank presidents v h were in the city. We
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a pleasant luncheon.

I hope on my next trip to Washington not to be so constantly engaged that I can11 find a little time to bother you.
Very truly yours,

WTN:AS