P. O. Box 2498 Boston, Mass.
Mr. A. E. Stearns P. A. Andover, Mass.
[Stamp: Received JUN 30 1927 Answered check $150 sent 7/8/27 File Sun, T]
My dear Mr. Stearns,
I received your note of June 25th.
Now I have two propositions at hand. One is my financial situation. I failed to find a job thus leaving me financially embarrassed. Not that I am broke already, but I will be in the near future. I want to buy something for every one
at home when Arthur goes back. I want to buy presents for my father and mother. With the money I have at present, which is about $150.00, I could buy them nothing. I want to buy mother something nice, and father something memorable. All in all I want to spend about $75.00 for presents for the whole family. It will mean not the amount of money I put in it, but the sentiments that are behind it. If I do not buy presents, 150.00 will be impossible to carry me through the summer.
I will have to pay room rent and board which will take all the $150.00 and more. I will be very thankful, indeed, if you will send me 150.00 within a week, and I will make a grand report of my expenses during the summer early in the fall. Thus far from last fall, I have received from you $1600.00 and if I receive the $150.00, I will only spend $1750.00 for the entire year from fall to fall, which is slightly below what Charlie spent in his Freshman
year at Amherst. I do wish sincerely that you will send me the $150.00 within one week thus enabling me to buy presents for the family. Arthur plans to leave shortly.
The other problem is my studies. Yesterday I received a letter from mother stating her wish to enter in the field of municiple adminstration. That is no problem, but how to get at it is the problem. There are several branches to that profession. Engineering doesn't appeal to me, and neither do all the rest except the police department.
Now at Middlebury, the only course offered in that line is the course which I will take the coming fall, City Governments. Yet that course touches only the principle features of it. It does not specify police power etc. Of course, the courses in economics will help me, but what I want is the working and functioning of the police department. I will, of course, learn the thing when I start
ing wo working in that department. Police power is the greatest power in any