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May 9th, 1946

Hon* Marriner S. Eccles, Chairman
Federal Reserve Board
Washington, D* 0.
Dear Mr# Eccles:
In the May 9th, 1946 issue of the Salt Lake Tribune
there appears an article containing a statement made by you
to the senate banking committee in reference to the industrial strife which has been in progress in this country for
a number of months, and which if not curbed immediately will
bring about grave and serious results.
I know that we are mutually interested in this common
problem confronting our nation* On April 19th, 1946, as
President of the State Bar of Nevada, I delivered an address
at its eighteenth annual meeting, entitled "Domestic Peace."
It occurred to me that you might be interested in the solution which I have suggested, and I am therefore enclosing
an official printed copy of my address.
A resolution petitioning the United States Congress to
enact laws to create an organization modelled upon the United
Nations, as suggested in this address, in order to establish
and maintain domestic industrial peace, was unanimously
adopted by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada,
and a copy of the resolution has been sent to Nevada's representatives in Congress.
To me, our domestic difficulties in this nation today
are the greatest menace with which we are confronted« Something must be done immediately to provide some agency whereby both sides will be enabled to change their method of approach so far as a solution of the problem is concerned.
Strikes and lockouts are so limiting production that we are
fast approaching a point whereby the needs of this nation can
not possibly be met, and the people will ultimately be subjected to unnecessary suffering.
Frankly, I can not understand why intelligent, civilized
human beings are not big enough to realize that while their
troubles or problems are being solved, they could at the

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same time go ahead and construct and build, whereby the entire
nation, as well as themselves, will be benefitted* If there
was just some way to start a movement whereby public opinion
could be formulated to such an extent that it would demand
such an agency, we might be able to obtain some immediate
I am particularly impressed with the statement made by
you that "the government sorely needs some means—some court—
where controversies can be settled by the government*ff
If you feel that the plan which I have suggested in
"Domestic Peace" merits wider publicity, I hope that you will
feel free to use it in any way you desire, and you have my
permission to have it reprinted in any form that you might
If you have time, I would appreciate receiving your opinion in regard to the merits of this plan.



May 14, 1946.

The Honorable Merwyn H. Brown,
Sixth Judicial District Court,
Mnneimicca, Nevada.
Dear Judge Brown:
Your letter of May 9 and your extremely interesting address, entitled "Domestic Peace41, are
very much appreciated.
I have noted with great interest your suggestion for constructing a machinery for the judicial
settlement of disputes between management and labor.
I had not previously seen such a suggestion, patterned,
as yours is, on the machinery for settlement of international disputes. 1 do not profess to be well informed
in this broad field, but I wanted you to know that I
thought your approach to it was the most reasonable and
realistic one that has come to my attention.
Sincerely yours,

M. S. Eccles,