Clyde E. Douthitt Jan 11, 1923

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Clyde E. Douthitt Jan 11, 1923 - RURAL CARRIERS MEETING. One of the most...
RURAL CARRIERS MEETING. One of the most successful meetings in the history of the Newton County Rural Letter Carriers' Association was held in the Ad Club rooms in Neosho on New Year's Day. The association lias had many ups and downs, but this year it reports every carrier in the association and all working for the cause of good government, service to their patrons and co-operaHon with their chiefs, the Hon. Hubert M. Work, Postmaster General, and the Hon H. H. Billany, Fourth Assistant. An unusual honor was shown the association association by the Fourth Assistant Postmaster General who detailed Inspector Inspector L. H. Hodges of Carthage to attend and help make the meeting a successful one. The boys sure appreciated appreciated the recognition by the Department Department and the good effects of this get-together spirit will be felt for a long time to come. The meeting convened at 10:45, being being called to order by President Clyde E. Douthitt of Ritchey. Officers for 1923 were then elected and all the old officers were chosen by acclamation. acclamation. Bro. J. H. Bittick, district organizer for the R.tL. C. A., was present and made a splendid address and a report on the Buffalo convention, the Kansas City conference convention and the recent Mt. Vernon meeting. Plans were made to form an organization of the McDonald county rural carriers and get them lined up fo rthe work for the new year. Adjournment was then taken for lunch. At 1:30 the convention re-convened and Inspector Hodges of Carthage conducted a question box. This was one of the most-interesting parts of the session. It gave the carrier body a chance to become acquainted with the Inspector in charge, and it gave the Inspector an opportunity of giving giving instructions, advice, interpretations interpretations of the"* postal laws, etc., to the carrier-trodyr It cleared up a lot of misunderstanding on the part of rural carriers and will tend to make a better better carrier service and a more enthusiastic enthusiastic co-operation with officials of the Department. It is to be hoped that this meeting of Inspector and carriers may bo arranged for at every annual meeting. The following resolutions were read and adopted: "Resolved, that we, the Newton County J^ural Letter Carriers' Association, Association, in meeting assembled this 1st day of January, 1923, extend our heartfelt greetings to our Postmaster" General, the Hon. Hubert M. Work, and to our Fourth Assistant Postmaster Postmaster General, Hon. H. H. Billany, and assure them of our fullest co-operation during the year to come. "Resolved, that we urge the immediate immediate passage of the Ketcham bill which provides a graduated scale of salary, plus equipment allowance. "Resolved, that we favor the passage passage of the amendment to the retirement retirement bill which is before the House at present. "Resolved, that we favor additional compensation for rural carriers who carry lock pouch mail. "Resolved, that all first class mail should be stamped before being placed in box for collection. "Resolved, that where substitutes are qualified to fill any vacancy in rural carrier service that they be given given preference in appointment. "Resolved, that we sincerely thank the Fourth Assistant Postmaster General, General, Hon. H. H. Billany, for his letter letter of greeting and for his kindness in detailing our local inspector, Mr. L. H. Hodges, to meet with us and help us with our problems. "Resolved, that we extend our thanks to the Neosho Ad Club for the use of their rooms for our convention. "Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions resolutions be sent to Postmaster General Hubert M. Work, Fourth Assistant Postmaster General H. H. Billany, and to our Congressman of this district." district." Election of delegates to the state meeting at Nevada resulted in G. W. Porter of Seneca and E. B. Jackson of Neosho being chosen. Adjournment was then taken, subject subject to call of presiding officer

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  1. The Neosho Times,
  2. 11 Jan 1923, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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