PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/01/1966 - HFSID 84628
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Former President sends information about the cow herd that are in his possession. Typed Letter Signed: "Ike E", 2p, 7x10¼, separate sheets. On his Gettysburg stationery, 1966 September 1. To his former Secretary of Commerce, Lewis Strauss, Brandy Station, Virginia.
Sale Price $935.00
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Former President sends information about the cow herd that are in his possession.
Typed Letter Signed: "Ike E", 2p, 7x10¼, separate sheets. On his Gettysburg stationery, 1966 September 1. To his former Secretary of Commerce, Lewis Strauss, Brandy Station, Virginia. In full: "I think we are getting close to a reasonable understanding. I am sorry that I failed to give you details on Dr. Purdy's appraisal of the cow her. As I recall, I gave you the gross amount over the telephone but I obviously forgot to send you a copy of the details. In any event, after learning that there was considerable difference between the written estimate he gave me and the verbal one he apparently gave Mr. Aylor, I decided to start working on the written information he gave me and then come up with a figure that could at least be a basis for negotiation. On the day Dr. Purdy was here I had two long talks with him, one of which was after his physical survey was completed. He flatly refused to give me any figure he had reached either on any individual cow or in the aggregate. Even in the case of JONAH he said, 'His value to any breeder depends upon the plans and situation of the breeder. I would say, on this basis, his minimum value is $60,000 but at the other end of the scale your share could be easily worth $100,000.' My first information about Purdy's appraisal came several days later -- as shown in the documents attached. The five heifers already consigned to your sale are on the appraisal. These I have marked and their appraised value is deducted from the total. Concerning the four cows mentioned in your letter ad non-breeders, only three of them appear on the appraised list. The one in continuous heat is not shown at all. 1. The cow which had no calf in 1965 or 1966 is Chain 14, her breeding has been a problem but she has been treated by Dr. Bartonslaugher and rebred. I shall be glad to remove her from the list. 2. The cow to which your letter refers as having lost a calf in May and which is still open cannot be identified. We had three cows which calved in May, Chain 30, 67 and 118, and are still officially open. All were bred in August, which Bob says is usual and he further says that none of them is a problem breeder. 3. Bob says that the cow listed by you as having produced a dead calf in January and still open, actually produced a live calf which later died. The cow is Chain 106 and Bob says she is probably the best daughter of 492-8 we have. She has been rebred. Again, I shall be glad to remove her from the list. 4. Another heifer sent to the butcher this week is Chain 116 and her appraise value is deducted. 5. Still another, Chain 114, has been a problem breeder. I am removing her from the list. 6. One 1965 bull, No. E395, has been sold and removed from the list. I think the attached detailed list contains in one document all the information I have given above. As ever," Enclosures not present. WWII hero and former Allied Supreme Commander DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1890-1969) was as successful in politics as he was in war. Eisenhower, who was elected the nation's 34th President (1953-1961) in 1952, was determined to bring order and efficiency to the Administration in a new era of "dynamic conservatism". His domestic program, termed "Modern Republicanism", called for greater state government power, reduced federal intervention in the economy, revamped tax laws, increased Social Security benefits and improved interstate highways. Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Eisenhower went to South Korea following his election and subsequently oversaw the truce that ended the Korean War (1950-1953). He delivered his "Atoms for Peace" proposal to the United Nations in December 1953 and led the formation of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization the following year. Despite having suffered a serious heart attack in September 1955, Eisenhower won re-election by a landslide in 1956. Ink note (unknown hand) and staple holes at upper left corner. Pencil note (unknown hand) at upper right. Fine condition.
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