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Esteemed Editor:

The undersigned would appreciate space in this paper for the purpose of asking several questions which have perplexed me.

The questions which I in all seriousness ask are these namely:

  1. If an institution, be it company, corporation or organization, declares bankruptcy, it is not true that an institution must under the state law (by whose authority they also declare bankruptcy) dissolve or disband and discontinue to do business under their former name and must re-organize or re-incorporate before again commencing operations?
  2. If such be the case, namely that the statements in question number one are true, may such a bankrupt institution lawfully delegate officers to a gathering composed of delegates of neighboring institutions who have a common interest and purpose?
  3. Are not the delegates of the neighboring institutions duty bound to refuse a seat and voice to an institution which has been legally dissolved and which in the eyes of the law has ceased to exist?
  4. Are the answers to the above questions also applicable if the bankrupt institution mentioned above is an incorporated church?

Respectfully submitted,

George E. Ten Elshof

160 W. 10th St.


NOTE: I believe that Mr. Ten Elshof should bring these questions before the “institution” to which he refers. If he does not find satisfaction there, he could appeal to the gathering of neighboring “institutions.” Of course, if the “institution” itself, which Mr. T. Elshof has in mind, would want to reply and answer some of these questions, we shall be glad to give them space.

—The Editor