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dc.creatorCottingham, Greer
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-11T19:37:04Z
dc.date.available2019-02-11T19:37:04Z
dc.date.issued1941-04-23
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/23318
dc.descriptionLetter from Greer Cottingham to Amon Carter expressing his desire to secure employment with the Bomber Plant at Fort Worth as a guard. Photo included.
dc.format.medium7.25x10.5 paper
dc.relationAmon G. Carter Papers (MS 014)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any document or photograph
dc.sourceBox 61, Consolidated Aircraft Corporation 1941 2 of 3, Item 24
dc.subjectConsolidated Aircraft
dc.subjectCarter, Amon Giles, Sr.
dc.titleLetter re: reference letter
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionDallas, Texas April 23, 1941 Mr. Amos (sic.) Carter Ft. Worth, Texas Dear Mr. Carter: This is the case of another West Texas boy seeking employment. I came to Dallas about ten days ago to get in the North American Air Craft. I didn't have the right kind of a pull and didn't get the job. I applied for an assistant Personnel Director. I was notified Monday that some fellow from the North had been transferred here for the position. I would like to secure a position at the Bomber Plant in Ft. Worth as a guard, however, I want an kind of permanent employment. I was raised on Waggoner's ranch south of Vernon, Texas. We moved to Lilia Lake, Texas, 60 miles east of Amarillo, in 1926. I graduated from Clarendon High Schoool in 1930 and entered Panhandle A&M College at Goodwell, Oklahoma that fall. They gave me a full tme job to play football and I received a Bachelor of Science Degree on May 22, 1935. I entered the coaching profession that fall at Dodson, Texas, later moving to Iowa Park, Texas. I resigned as head coach of Estelline Ind. Schools on April 4, 1941. There I won the District and Bi-District in 1938. I did not care to teach, however, I did enjoy coaching. I was sick a month and decided to come east out of the sand. I am shure (sic.) I can make good as I don't care how heavy the work might be. I have been teaching History, Science, Bookkeeping and Physical Education during the five years. I am a member of the First Christian Church and was assistant Scout Master. I have around 163 semester hours, chiefly, History, Science, Physical Education, English & Agriculture. I have been rather successful coaching winning the state high jump in 1937 and fighting two boys to the Golden Glove fights there in Ft. Worth. At the present time I am working for the Garner Construction Co. here in Dallas. My wife is a graduate of West Texas State College at Canyon, Texas. I am 5 ft. 10 1/2 in.., 29 years of age and weigh 215 lbs. I don't think I will be drafted, if so, well and good. I suffered a broken leg playing High School football, but it don't effect (sic.) me in any way. My father M.G. Cottingham, lives at Lelia Lake, Texas, a farmer and own's his own farm. I do not drink and can furnish the best of personal references. I do not have any past accounts and no dependents other than my wife. Any aid will be more than appreciated. I would be glad to talk with you in the near future, that is if you have the time. Sincerely, Greer Cottingham 517 N. Haskell St. Dallas, Texas Phone 877109 Danly County State Bank - Clarendon, Texas Montgomery Ward & Co. - Ft. Worth, Texas


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  • Amon G. Carter, Sr. Collection [3728]
    The Amon G. Carter Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspapers, scrapbooks, and artifacts. The papers document the history of Fort Worth and the Southwest, as well as Carter's personal and business interests.

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