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Federal Government: Navy – North Island, 1965

 File — Box: 78, Folder: 3
Identifier: Folder 3

Scope and Contents

A collection of letters, news clippings, memos, newsletters & other items. Examples are: letter & office memo (1/6/65) from Wilson & his staff to constituent James Slaton – in exploring the "possibility of installing a G. S. -15 in North Island, I find that the Navy holds a fairly strong objection to the idea;" a letter (1/11/65) from RAdm. I. J. Galantin (Dir., Special Projects, Dept. of the Navy) & a letter (1/21/65) from Wilson to James D. Slaton re/ the Navy's reply to Slaton's suggestions about using NAS North Island for support services of the POLARIS Missile Program; Memo & letters (1/65) from Wilson's office re/ North Island Scroll for Congressman Mendel Rivers and query about his biographical sketch; letters (Nov. 1964-Jan. 1965) from A. S. Goodfellow (Dep. Dir., Special Projects, Dept. of the Navy), Maurice O. Wamberg (AMVETS Dist. 1), Bearl Bennett (Commander, Nat. Sixth Dist., AMVETS), Congressman Wilson, & RAdm. I. J. Gallantin (Dir., Special Projects, Dept. of the Navy) re/ support for having the Overhaul and Repair Dept. at North Island be utilized in support for the POLARIS Program; b&w photo and information on the North Island Association Officers as taken from their news letter (2/65); a constituent's letter (1/19/65) & Wilson's reply (2/18/65) re/ inquiry about the possibility of visiting NAS North Island; a letter (3/18/65) from Edgar M. Gillenwaters (Wilson's Admin. Asst.) to James A. Slaton re/ trying to get Under Secretary Belieu to meet with North Island Assn. when he visits San Diego; Other topics and issues in this folder are: a packet containing letters, notes and news clippings (May-Oct. 1965) re/ Navy project needs in San Diego & increased work load caused by Vietnam War; a letter (8/65) to Wilson from the North Island Assn. re/ "the sincere appreciation of the 5555 members . . . for the courtesy you extended our representatives during their recent trip to Washington;" other letters (9/65) re/ North Island Assn. thanking Wilson for his support of expanding Fleet workload and new jobs at NAS & resignation of James Slaton as Assn. president; a copy of the North Island Assn.'s North Island Civilian (8/65) & Wilson's letter (9/30/65) congratulating Crosby Milne's election as Assn. president; "Memo [11/17/65] To The Boss From Ed," a letter (n.d.) from Coronado constituent Cmdr. L. B. Ensey (U.S. Navy Ret.) & copy of "Plan of the Day NAS North Island" for Sunrise to Sunset (3 Nov. 1965) re/ a political conservative is upset by certain restrictions on "The circulation or distribution of petitions and literature not associated with the mission of the U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island . . . ." as specified in the Plan of the Day; and letters (10/65) from RAdm. R.B. Moore (Commander Fleet Air San Diego) & Wilson re/ the Congressman's visit to North Island on 16 November.


  • created: 1965


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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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