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^oc/i^nu^t £££ ^ f 7 6&4<t^^444>te<*& January 3> 1939* Mr. ft. L. bobbins, A18g Mildred Street, Montgomery, Alabama. Dear Mr. Robbins: Tnis is to thank you for your letter of .December 27th with reference to my recent reply to Senator Byrd. Your own experience is similar to that of innumerable otners who, like yourself, have taken the trouble to write to me. It is especially distressing to me not to be able to make a genuinely helpful suggestion to you or to so many other deserving Americans who through no fault of their own are in distress and who, like yourself, are experienced in business, are capable, and are anxious to find employment in private enterprise. It is because of such circumstances as you describe that I particularly resent the charge made by Senator Byrd that "millions of able-bodied citizens rely upon the government for support and have ceased to exert their efforts for selfhelp to obtain private employment." 1 see no other solution except for the creation of more not less employment, and a larger not a diminished national income. That will help to solve your individual proDiem ana that of many others who need, want and are capable of work. Sincerely yours, [ S. Eccles, . Chairnan. ET:b