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[Letter from Truett Latimer to R. C. Vaughan, February 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to R. C. Vaughan discussing H.C.R. 13, which Latimer introduced, which would require the Texas Legislature Council to make a study of the Texas Constitution and make recommendations to the 56th or 57th Legislature. Latimer also mentions that he is including an article from the Abilene Reporter-News about the project and asks Vaughan to write to his senator and representatives to ask them to support the bill.
Date: February 15, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Owen Thomas to Truett Latimer, February 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Owen Thomas to Truett Latimer requesting to be put on a mailing list for the House Journal and to receive back issues from the beginning of the present session.
Date: March 15, 1957
Creator: Thomas, Owen
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Telegram from Ed Tapscott to Truett Latimer, May 15, 1957]

Description: Telegram sent from Ed Tapscott of the Abilene Classroom Teacher Association to Texas State Representative Truett Latimer urging him to vote to return a report on general appropriations back to the Free Conference Committee in the legislature and remove a paragraph on teachers.
Date: May 15, 1957
Creator: Tapscott, Ed
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Paul Robinson, March 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Texas State Representative Truett Latimer to barber Paul Robinson affirming his support for HB 191, an amendment to the licensing act of Texas barbers.
Date: March 15, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Grace Tully to Truett Latimer, July 15, 1958]

Description: Letter from Grace Tully, assistant to then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, to Texas State Representative Truett Latimer introducing three copies of Water Developments and Potentialities of the State of Texas."
Date: July 15, 1958
Creator: Tully, Grace
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from James D. Willeford to Truett Latimer, March 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from James D. Willeford to Truett Latimer discussing his support of House Bill 487, which would prohibit the sale of beer, wine, and liquors in grocery stores. Willeford writes that he heard from the State Highway Patrol in south Texas that over 90% of automobile accidents in the area were caused by drunk drivers and asks Latimer to support the bill.
Date: March 15, 1957
Creator: Willeford, James D.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from George Nokes to Truett Latimer, March 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from George Nokes to Truett Latimer thanking him for sending Nokes information about H.J.R. 1. Nokes writes that he would like to see the legislature submit the resolution and that he will support it at the polls. He also mentions that he is writing to Jarrard Secrest to asking him to support the resolution.
Date: March 15, 1957
Creator: Nokes, George
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Ruth Rogers, January 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to Ruth Rogers discussing the proposed budget increase for the Abilene State Hospital and salary increases for state employees. Latimer, who is a member of the Appropriations Committee, writes that he is hopeful they will be able to increase the appropriation for the hospital but that they will likely not receive the full amount they requested since requests from State Agencies and Organizations exceed expected revenue. He also mentions that the legislature has given state employees a raise in the past and that he expects they will do so again.
Date: January 15, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Robert J. Tiffany, March 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to Robert J. Tiffany discussing House Bill 190, which would call for the filing of logs with the Board of Water Engineers, and House Bill 496, which would make union membership compulsory. Latimer writes that he also opposes the bills and asks Tiffany to communicate his opposition to the West Central Texas Oil & Gas Association Board of Directors.
Date: March 15, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from E. C. Nichols to Senator David W. Ratliff, March 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from E. C. Nichols to Senator Davis W. Ratliff discussing Senate Bill 177, the Sales Limitation Act, relating to grocers. Nichols asks Ratliff to support the bill, which he writes is necessary for the survival of the Independent Retail Grocers, and warns that if unfair pricing puts them out of business Texans would have to trade with larger chains and pay more for merchandise. Truett Latimer is copied on the letter.
Date: March 15, 1957
Creator: Nichols, E. C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Norma L. Neighbours, January 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to Norma L. Neighbours discussing proposed budget increase for the Abilene State Hospital and salary increases for state employees. Latimer, who is a member of the Appropriations Committee, writes that he believes the hospital will receive an increased appropriation but not everything they are asking for as requests from various state agencies and organizations exceed expected revenue. He also mentions that he believes state employees will receive a raise, as they have for the two previous sessions.
Date: January 15, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Mrs. J. W. Newton, January 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to Mrs. J. W. Newton discussing a proposed budget increase for the Abilene State Hospital and raises for state employees. Latimer, who is a member of the Appropriations Committee, writes that he hopes the hospital will receive an increased appropriation but it will likely not be the full amount they requested. Hey explains that appropriations requests exceed expected revenue and also mentions that the legislature has given state employees raises in the previous two sessions and will likely do so again.
Date: January 15, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from W. A. Stephenson to Truett Latimer, April 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from W. A. Stephenson to Truett Latimer discussing Stephenson's opposition to House Bill 777 and Senate Bill 353. Stephenson urges Latimer to oppose the House Bill and to prevent the House from overriding the governor's veto if the bill should pass.
Date: April 15, 1957
Creator: Stephenson, W. A.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Dr. Paul Southern, March 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to Dr. Paul Southern discussing House Bill 6, which would set up the Mental Health Code for Texas, and House Bill 298, which would prohibit the sale of beer on Sunday and after 10 pm. Latimer writes that he is sending Southern a copy of H.B. 6, which has passed the House and Senate, along with information from the Texas Medical Association. He also mentions that he has introduced H.B. 298 and asks Southern to have other Church of Christ Pastors contact their representatives in favor of the bill.
Date: March 15, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Dorothy Roberson, January 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to Dorothy Roberson responding to her request that he support a budget increase for the Abilene State Hospital and salary increases for state employees. Latimer writes that he is a member of the Appropriations Committee and hopes to increase appropriations for the hospital but they will likely not get everything they are asking for since requests from state agencies exceed expected revenue. He also mentions that the legislature has voted to increase state employee salaries in the past and will likely continue to do so.
Date: January 15, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Troy Willis to Truett Latimer, January 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Troy Willis, president of the Abilene Police Association, to Truett Latimer discussing an unnamed bill concerning the working conditions for police departments. Willis writes calls attention to three specific parts of the bill: 1. changing vacation from calendar days to working days, 2. raising longevity pay, and 3. establishing a 40-hour work week for cities of over 40,000 people. He also writes that police departments have a hard time keeping officers and asks for $5 a month for each year of service per officer to keep more experienced men in the force.
Date: January 15, 1957
Creator: Willis, Troy
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Mrs. Claude Osburn, Jr., March 15, 1957]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to Mrs. Claude Osburn, Jr. discussing an unnamed bill to raise teachers' salaries and House Bill 261, which would set up film libraries. Latimer writes that he hopes after the appropriations bill has passed there will be enough funding left over to increase teachers' pay but that he doubts there will be enough for H.B. 261.
Date: March 15, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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