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prints of them. They will receive the best of care in my hands and will be on their way back to you within twenty-four hours after I have gotten them. Being a photographer myself, I fully understand how you value your negatives and I would take care of them accordingly. Also there will be no prints made from them except whose that I want to use with the story and I will see that you receive credit for the photographs.

I don't know how well satisfied you are with the standard of finishing work done by the man who develops [[crossed out]] xxxxx [[/crossed out]] your films. I believe they go to Siloam Springs from the drug store where you leave them in Noel. However, if you care to send them to me I'll be glad to do them.

You see, photographic chemicals, papers and the like cost me nothing as The Star has a most excellent dark room here and I use it frequently. I do not make this offer merely for the sake of obtaining prints from your negatives, for, with the exception of two or three that I might use in connection with the story I have finished, they mean nothing to me.

However, as I said before, I am a photographer myself and I realize the necessity of having ones's pictures, [[crossed out]] xxx [[/crossed out]] particularly the photographs of a man in you position, finished as well as they possibly can be. Therefore, if you care to, send them along and they will be done here without cost. This isn't any particular kindness on my part for I'd rather develop and print a roll of film than eat a meal.

In another envelope I am sending you a copy of a story that appeared in The Star Saturday. It will no doubt be of interest.

Very truly,
City Desk,
The Star.
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