In the first letter, written August 13, 1934, Judge Speake describes the strike at a local company, where "strikers are walking around, armed with shot-guns, pistols and rifles." He asks the governor to send the militia to help local authorities...
In the letter Bankhead explains the difficulty he has had getting an extension on the passport of Ida, Tallulah's English personal assistant. He succeeded because of his political connections: "I really had to go myself in person to get the matter...
In the letter the citizens ask for information about the Alabama Council on Human Relations because a family associated with that organization has recently moved into the neighborhood: "If it has subversive or criminal connections, we want to know....
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