PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/22/1943 - HFSID 79015
Sale Price $765.00
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
With Admiral McCain's help, Congressman LBJ tries to keep the Naval flight training school at the University of Texas.
Typed Letter Signed: "Lyndon", 1p, 8x10½. House of Representatives, Committee on Naval Affairs, Washington, D.C., 1943 April 22. To Dr. G.F. Thornhill, President, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin, Texas. In full: "I have tried everything and everybody, and they tell me nothing can be done about the flight training at the University of Texas because the program calls for the concentration of these schools to save officers. Another talk with Admiral McCain late this afternoon has convinced me that we have just about exhausted every effort. Because the University of Texas has so much other Naval activities, it was decided to consolidate the flight training at the University of Texas with that at some other school. I do not think this is consistent with the amount of time and expense that has been put forth for the past several years in building up an excellent training program at the University, and I am very dissatisfied with the decision, but as stated above I do not know of anything else that I can do." In a typed postscript: "P.S. Admiral McCain told me he sent the following message to the CAA 'Other things being equal I would certainly appreciate your leaving the school at Austin.' That, he said, was as far as he could go without getting involved in a lot of trouble." REAR ADMIRAL JOHN S. McCAIN had been Chief of the Naval Bureau of Aeronautics since September 1942. In July 1943, he was promoted to Vice Admiral and became Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air.His grandson currently represents Arizona in the U.S. Senate. Pencil notes in unidentified hand in blank areas. ¾-inch shading at right margin. Nailhead-size hole and stain at right margin. Staple holes and rust stain at upper left corner. Nailhead-size stain at lower left blank corner. Lightly creased. ¼-inch separation at lower right blank horizontal fold.
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