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The other matter that I wanted to write you about is the status of Bill Schuenke. Naturally, with things going the way they were, Bill was somewhat uneasy about his future. He tells me that he had conferences with Dr. Boone, Mrs. Frankel--who is chairman of the commission--and Mr. Hutton, the new director. They all of them assured him that there was no intention of removing him and that he would not receive a salary cut. On the strength of his conversations he tells me he has turned down several opportunities that came to him as soon as people bec@an to sense what was going on. Not more than a week after the above assurances were given him, the commission voted to release him and gave him a two weeks' notice. Theyhave told him that it was not because of lack of ability or efficiencey but because they felt he would not fit into the new organization. I think it was one of the most unfair things of all the things taut the new commission has done. Nevertheless, Bill is out, and I am trying to help him get located because I feel that his practical knowlege of game out to be made use of somewhere in the game field. You,of course, are about as familiar as I am with his qualifications and ability, and there isn't any need of my setting these forth to you except to say that dubing the time he has worked under me he nas done a very fLine piece of work and that the thing which pleased me most wag his ability to plan and orgdnize programs and get them under .operationit thefield. There are aertain members of the commission who have not aggreed with Schuenke or me on some of the methods or the rate at which certain things should be done, but I am convinced ifAat these criticisms arise because of their lack of understanding of what is involved in bringing about a new program involving the large amount of educational work and the changing og the habits of thinking of so large a group of people as has been necessary with the program that the old commission undertooX There are some things that the State of Iowa is not yet ready to accept and the best way to wreck the whole thing is to try to crowd it down their necks before they will begin to swallow. I mention this angle again only because, in order to defend actions taken, there seem to be insinu- ations afloat that are not the actual facts. Bill's record with the department is a good one and absolutely square and above board. Therefore, if you have anything that you could suggest to Bill that would help him get located on new work, I know he will greatly apreciate~and so will I. Sincerely yours,
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