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January 28, 1952.

Dear Mrs. Strong,

Your living in Connecticut and we in New York, limits us to an exchange of information and pleasantries by phone.  Perhaps through this letter it will serve to keep our mutual interest alive.

Some statistics have been compiled by a Captain Moss of Pan-American, which will soon be put out for public consumption after a talk he delivers on this topic before the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences this coming week.  In his talk he makes reference to the accident rate amongst Airline Pilots.  One out of nine pilots having flown for several years will have a fatal accident, one out of four will have a non-fatal accident.  these figures are alarming and we must succeed in the name of SAFETY, which I am sure concerns us and our Families.

Mrs A.F. Foster, The wife of "Red" Foster, Regional Vice-President of A.L.P.A. and a TWA pilot requested me to contact the Airline Pilots wives of Colonial Airlines and inform them of the action being taken by all Airline Pilots wives (Wives Only) all over the country.  This action is in the form of a petition based on these three points:

1. To reestablish the Independant Air Safety Board
2. Honest investigation of maintainence
3. Honest investigation of what loads the airplanes were built to carry and what loads 
   they are carrying.

This action is being taken by the wives only and is independent of the Pilot group.  This action has also been cleard with A.L.P.A. Headquarters and A.L.P.A. Washington represenative.  The petition will be presented in Washington to Senators Ives of New York and Kefauver of Tenn. and to certain Congressmen in the House of Representatives.  This being an election year should help.

It would be appreciated if you will inform all Colonial Pilots wives in Connecticut.  May I have your reaction as soon as possible so we can expedite this matter.  I am enclosing a copy of the petition for your signatures.  Kindly return the signed petition as soon as possible.  Please return by the end of this week.

Lets act now in the interest of SAFETY.

With kind personal regards, Iam,
Sincerely yours
Mrs. Cornelia K. Gitt
188-40B71st Crescent
Flushing 65, New York
Phone Jamaica -3-2368