Wednesday, November 18, 2015

September 13, 21, 1940: Everything's A-OK (I think)

Letter from Kathleen Hanstein to Opa


September 13, 1940

Mr. Thomas Doeppner
McPherson College
McPherson, Kansas

Dear Mr. Doeppner:

I have turned over your recent letter in regard to your visa problem to Mrs. Schauffler of our staff who specializes in these matters. She expects to have a conference with officials in Washington soon and she will discuss your situation among others in the hopes that we can get it straightened out. If she secures any advice for you we shall, of course, let you know immediately but in the meantime there does not seem to be anything for you to do.

I was glad to know that all other problems in connection with your continuing in college have been worked out satisfactorily and I hope that you will have another good year at McPherson.

Sincerely yours,

(Mrs.) Kathleen Hambly Hanstein
Associate Counsellor

Everything's going to be A-OK. That's the feeling I got from these letters. Mrs. Hanstein tells Opa that they have a special person on the job who will discuss his issue with the right folks in DC. She then is very casual and congratulatory on his next school year at McPherson, showing no concern that he might not be able to do it.

Everyone seems fine, so I'm assuming we're fine. We're allllll fine. I think.

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