from The Malakoff News
Thursday, July 26, 1917
St. Louis, Mo.
July 16, 1917
Mr. Louis J. Scholl, Editor
Please permit me to take this occasion to congratulate you and The News on the 5th birthday of the good paper, a copy of which is sent each week to our St. Louis offices from the office of Mr. J. F. Lehane, our General Freight and Passenger Agent, at Tyler
I am sure I bespeak the sentiment of the rank and file of your readers when I chance to say that your efforts in putting out the publication are very much appreciated.
The attention of Mr. J. M. Herbert, our President, has been attracted to the editorial announcing the paper’s birthday, and he requests me to say that he too, feels it a privilege to congratulate you and wish for you and yours a most happy and prosperous year to come.
When any of our officers can be of service to you, please feel free to command us.
Yours very truly,
J. H. Estes