Letter from Okeechobee Business Owner Edward B. Seegers to Floyd Christian Expressing Disdain for Teacher Walkout, 1968

Letter from Okeechobee Business Owner Edward B. Seegers to Floyd Christian Expressing Disdain for Teacher Walkout, 1968

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BURGNER MOLASSES COMPANY INCORPORATED
Cane Blackstrap Feed Molasses
STORAGE, PUMPING, DISTRIBUTING AND FEEDING EQUIPMENT
111 East 8th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 33472
February 22, 1968
TELEPHONE 763-3115
P. O. BOX 1226
Hon. Floyd Christian
Superintendant of Public Instruction
State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Dear Mr. Christian; 
Since I have lived by and with contracts all my business life, I am increasingly baffled by the business with the teacher strike.
If I defaulted on a contract, and in the course of such default damaged my associates in the matter, I would expect to be sued and have damages assessed against me.
Therefore, if the teachers have defaulted on firm contracts I can see no reason for why the several county schools boards should not file individual suits against them for an in behalf of the public for damages done as a direct result of the default.
This may be and probably is an oversimplification of the approach to the matter of getting this thing settled - but I think in simple and direct ways, and suspect many other people do the same.
Your comment, if any, will be awaited with interest.
Yours very truly,
[Signature] Edward B. Seegers, President
EBS