The Salida Mail, Jan. 12, 1920:
Governor Oliver H. Shoup has named Mrs. Jane N. Cochems, Professor W.S. Stoddar, Joseph Stancato, Professor Edgar Kesner and City Attorney A.R. Miller as members of the Americanization committee for Salida.
This committee will have charge of plans of the nation and state to teach Americanism to all foreign-born residents of the city.