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May 10, 1938. Hon. B. J. GEHRMANN, Member of Congress,

Washington, D. C. DEAR MR. GEHRMANN: Thank you for your letter of April 27 expressing approval of the unemployment insurance bill for railway workers which I have introduced and which is now before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

I shall be glad to have you appear in person in support of the legislation if when the time comes you find it possible. In any event, you may be sure that I shall be pleased to make your letter a part of the record.

Very sincerely yours,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Washington, D. C., April 27, 1938. Congressman ROBERT CROSSER,

New House Office Building, City. DEAR COLLEAGUE: I know that you have been the sponsor of all railroad legislation ever since I have been a Member of Congress. You are now sponsoring & bill which would provide for national unemployment insurance for railroad workers. I am very much in favor of this type of legislation, because I realize, as no doubt you do, that railroad workers engaged in interstate commerce cannot effectively be benefited under existing State or Federal laws.

If I cannot appear before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, I wish you would place this letter in the record as favoring this legislation. As stated before, I have a great many railroad employees in my district and they have always been my most loyal supporters. I know that when they sponsor or favor legislation they are conservative, fair, and know what they are doing. Therefore, I beg of you as the person that the railroad employees have always depended on to see to it that I am recorded in favor of this legislation when hearings are held.

I am sending copy of this letter to Senator Wheeler, who, like yourself, has always looked after the interest of railroad employees.

Thanking you and assuring you of my loyal support in any legislation in behalf of railroad employees that you may sponsor and with many thanks for having me recorded in favor of this, I remain,

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Very truly yours,

B. J. GEHRMANN.

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