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San Diego Chamber of Commerce, 1961-1963

 File — Box: 136, Folder: 5
Identifier: Folder 5

Scope and Contents

A collection of letters, memos, notes, reports and telegrams. Examples are: One letter (1/16/61) from Congressman Wilson to S.D. Junior Chamber of Commerce—“It is a pleasure to recommend Charles E. ‘Bud’ Porter for consideration by your judges for the title of ‘Outstanding Young Man of the Year for San Diego;” 1 Western Union telegram (1/16/61) & 1 letter (1/31/61) from Charles E. Porter (Dir., Military Affairs Dept., S.D. Chamber of Commerce) & Wilson’s reply (1/24/61) re/ social & military affairs in Washington; 1 Western Union telegram (2/8/61) from Wilson to Jack Borchers (Manager, S.D. Chamber of Commerce) re/ 91st Annual meeting of the S.D. Chamber & especially the Military Affairs Committee; copies of Chamber of Commerce letters (2/17 & 2/23/61) from O.W. Todd, Jr., Charles E. Porter & Norman Foster to Congressman Wilson & Miss Maggie Young re/ a Wilson speech to the Military Affairs Committee, request for a “New Congressional Directory” & the Chamber’s “sincere appreciation for the 50 star flag flown over the United States Capitol which you so graciously presented us;” 1 copy of S.D. Chamber of Commerce Survey, “Status of New Tract Housing Development, San Diego County, February 1961;” 1 copy of S.D. Chamber of Commerce, “Whom To Call at Belmont 2-0124” – 1961-- Officers, Bd. of Directors, Chairmen & Staff Personnel; 1 letter (3/22/61) from Congressman Wilson to Norman Foster & attached receipts re/ “Our beautiful Universal Coffeematic is still prominently displayed in the office . . . . We can’t thank you enough for your generous gift” ($23.43); 1 letter (3/24/61)1 from James Mussatti (General Manager, CA State Chamber of Commerce) & Wilson’s reply (3/28/61) re/ “the State Chamber’s position with respect to proposed study of the energy resources of the United States;” copies of 1960 Census of Population Supplementary Reports for “California” (3/23/61--PC (A2)-6) (10 pp.) & “Population of Congressional Districts: April 1, 1960: (4/11/61—PC (S1)-2) (7 pp.); 1 copy of U.S. Dept. of Commerce “CENSUS For Use Monday, April 24, 1961” re/ “San Diego Leads Nation’s Big Cities In Rate of Household Increase” (2 pp.); 1 letter (4/3/61) from Charles E. Parker to Congressman Wilson re/ Wilson’s recent accident, “my warm appreciation to you, Leon, Maggie and the rest of your grand office staff for all the help I received . . . in Washington last month,” & info. on cancelling “reception at the Shoreham Hotel;” 1 letter (4/26/61) from Arnold Klaus (Asst. Manager, S.D. Chamber of Commerece) & Wilson’s reply (5/2/61) re/ questions concerning Highway 15 status, transfer of Camp Matthews site to UC or City, & “deep channel into the South Bay and westerly to the ocean;” stapled copy of corresp. (Feb.-May 1961) from Congressman Wilson, Brooks Hays (Asst. Secretary, Dept of State), Alfredo Valdez Flores (Chief of the Municipal Traffic Dept., Tijuana), William B. Macomber, Jr. (Asst. Secretary, Dept. of State), John M. Jeffrey (Chairman, Mexico Committee, S.D. Chamber of Commerece) & attached photocopy of “C of C Unit To Seek Statues of Lincoln, Juarez at Border,” The San Diego Union (1/26/61) re/ discussion about errecting statues of Lincoln, Juarez, Washington & Simon Bolivar; 2 pages of the San Diego Junior Chamber of Commerce, The Borderline (Vol. 6, No. 10, June, 1961) & copy of Wilson letter (6/27/61) to Dale Pursel re/ his election as “JC President;” letters (5/13, 6/28, & 6/30/61) from Marquez Espita & John F. Borchers re/ Mr. Espita’s rant about foreign aid & other federal expenditures; 1 letter (7/24/61) from Capt. John H. Dinneen, U.S.N. (Asst. for Congressional Relations, Office of Legislative Affairs, Dept. of the Navy) & Congressman Wilson’s replies (7/25/61) re/ “The Navy will be participating next Spring in the Western Space Age Industries and Engineering Exposition which will be held in San Francisco, California, 25-29 April 1962;” 1 copy of San Diego Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Business (Vol. 29, No. 14, Second Half July, 1961) re/ “Camp Matthews Move Backed In Washington” & other news items; 1 copy of San Diego Business (Vol. 29, No. 15, First Half August, 1961) re/ “Big Campaign Launched to Gain New Industry,” “Chamber Seeking Study of Full Capacity Plant at Point Loma,” & “Air Show Will Mark Anniversary;” 1 copy of San Diego Business (Vol. 29, No. 17, First Half September, 1961) re/ “Chamber’s BIG Campaign Success in First Phase,” “NASA Team Gets Air Tour of San Diego,” “Way Paved For Transfer of Matthews,” & “Art Exhibit Gallery Still Being Sought . . . offer by Putman and Timken foundation;” small, stapled packet of corresp. (Sept. 1961) from Congressman Wilson, John F. Borchers & Harold V. Pederson (Manager, Industrial Dept., S.D. Chamber of Commerce) re/ “NASA site selection team in San Diego on August 31, to review our area for the possible location of the manned space flight laboratories;” 1 letter (9/14/61) from Charles E. Porter & Wilson’s reply (9/21/61) re/ frustrations—“You now have the sad NASA story. We obviously were just window dressing” – “we had the feeling locally that the decision on the site—probably Houston, Texas, had already been taken;” 1 letter (8/28/61) & 1 Western Union telegram (8/24/61) from Norman B. Foster & Wilson’s reply (9/22/61) re/ “S. 1368, a bill effecting independent ocean freight forwarders” which became Public Law 87-254 on Sept. 20th; small packet containing “Memo to RCW from LWL” & letters (10/61) from constituent Mrs. John R. Lynch (Chula Vista) & Leonard C. Isley (Regional Field Dir., Bureau of Census, U.S. Dept. of Commerce) re/ information requested on migrants to California—which “is not available at present” for the 1950-1960 period; 1 copy of San Diego Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Dept., Newsletter (Dec. 1961); 2 copies of San Diego Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Business (Vol. 30, No. 1 & No. 3, Jan. & Feb. 1962) re/ “Chamber Head Hails Federal Matthew Move,” “Plans Ready For Mexico Trade Trip,” “Chamber Urges All to Attend Bonds Rally—4 Bond Issues Are Backed By Chamber,” “Highway Type Crossing For Bay Favored,” & “Sports Committee Sponsors Phoenix Boost for Baseball;” copies of Wilson office notes (3/27/62), letter (3/9/62) from Norman B. Foster (Pres., San Diego Chamber of Commerce) & attached copy of S.2560 . . . September 15, 1961. . . A Bill To amend the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, so as to strengthen and improve the national transportation system, and for other purposes, 87th Cong., 1st Sess. (8 pp.) re/ “Illegal Carriage or ‘Gray Area’ Operations;” packet containg corresp. (Mar.-Ap. 1962) from John F. Borchers, Congressman Wilson & Norman B. Foster & attached 10 page Master List for “San Diego Chamber of Commerce Reception Invitees . . . [including political, military & business leaders] to be held on Thursday, May 3, 1962 at the Tamerlane Room of the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.;” 1 letter (4/6/62) from Theron J. Rice (Legislative Action General Manager, Chamber of Commerce of the United States) & attached list of delegates from California attending National Chamber’s 50th Annual Meeting in Washington (4/29-5/2/62)-- & names of their hotel reservations; 1 letter (4/12/62) from Norman B. Foster & Wilson’s reply (4/16/62) re/ the Chamber’s opposition “to the provisions contained in S.2246, referred to as the ‘War Resources Planning Act of 1961;’” a loose collection of letters (May 1962) from Justin Hinders (Waddell Dynamics, Inc.), John F. Borchers, & Norman B. Foster thanking Leon Parma, Margaret Young & Congressman Wilson for the work they did at the Chamber’s reception in Washington; 1 copy (6 pp.) of San Diego Chamber of Commerce, “Why San Diego and California Have the Best Highways” (5/1/62); 1 letter (8/14/62) from Stephen C. Bilheimer (Pres., Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce) re/ a reaction to “Russia’s latest accomplishments in outer space . . . a dramatic reminder . . . on the part of the United States to match Russia in the race for space,” & a renewed plea for Southern California defense contracts; 1 letter (7/30/63) from Robert F. Hale (Dir., World Trade Development, San Diego Chamber of Commerce) & attached copy of the Chamber’s Sept. 25, 1963 News re/ plans for “San Diego’s 200th Anniversary as a settlement in 1969.”


  • created: 1961-1963


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