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San Diego, Miscellaneous City Issues and Problems, 1959-1960

 File — Box: 136, Folder: 9
Identifier: Folder 9

Scope and Contents

A collection of letters, memos, brochures, reports, magazines and other materials: Examples are: One letter (12/6/60) from W. Ray Coyle (Bay Cities Publishing Co., Inc.) & Wilson’ reply ((12/29/60) re/ news relations & “dedication of the Second Adqueduct program;” 1 letter (12/2/60) from Vincent Kozlowski (Pres., South Bay District Chamber of Commerce) & Wilson’s reply (12/27/60) re/ interest in having “Montgomery Park developed to where there would be trees, flowers, seats, and a bowl or stadium;” copy of a telegram (11/22/60) Congressman Wilson sent to Harry Handlery (El Cortez Hotel) thanking him for “your foresight in planning a convention center” for San Diego; large packet containing a letter (9/30/60) from Dr. J.B. Askew (Dir. of Public Health, S.D. County) & Wilson’s reply (10/27/60) & attached copy of the Annual Report of the Department of Public Health for the fiscal year 1959-1960 & a “Statistical Supplement for . . . 1959-1960 re/ such topics as—“Stork Sets Sizzling Record,” “ Growth Brings Sewage Problem,” & “Leading Causes of Death—San Diego County;” 1 letter (9/23/60) from 6th grade student Laura Meyers, Wilson’s reply (9/30/60) & a copy of Wilson’s letter (9/30/60) to S.D. County Supervison Frank Gibson re/ Wilson’s providing a “50-star flag that had been flown over the Capitol to the Ella B. Allen School;” 1 copy of a letter (9/28/60) from S.D. Mayor Charles C. Dail to San Diegans emphazing “the present and future economy of the City of San Diego” during the “week of October 3 to October 7, inclusive, which has been proclaimed as San Diego Industry Week;” a copy of a letter (8/30/60) from Wilson’s secretary, Margaret M. Young, to San Diego Postmaster V. Earl Roberts requesting any extra copies he might have of the Sept. 1960 Sunset magazine—which featured San Diego; 2 letters (8/60) from Congressman Walter Norblad (Oregon) & Wilson’s reply (8/10/60) re/ Norblad’s projected visit to the San Diego Kona Kai Club & his commentary on the November election—“The presidential race here is too close to even hazard a good guess;” a copy of a letter (7/15/60) from George Fox Mott (Managing Partner, Mott of Washington and Assocates) to Fred A.Ross (Admin. Analyst, City of Chula Vista) re/ his interest in serving on the Harbor Commission & his praise for Wilson’s efforts on behalf of San Diego in Congress, such as the $4 ½ million to dredge S.D. Harbor, the submarine pier at Ballast Pt. & “appropriation for correcting the overflow of Tijuana sewage into Imperial Beach;” copies of a letter (6/29/60) from George O. Prussell (Dir. of Sales, Volk-McLain Communities, Inc.) & Wilson’s reply (7/15/60) re/ Prussell’s offer of assistance to Wilson in his “forthcoming campaign” & details on Wilson’s efforts to boost S.D.’s share of federal appropriations; a packet containing letters (Oct. 1959-Jan. 1960) from Congressman Wilson, Norman P. Mason (Office of the Administrator, Housing & Home Finance Agency), Margaret M. Young (Secretary to Wilson), S.D. Mayor Charles C. Dail & Robert E. McCabe (Acting Regional Administrator, H. H. F. A.) re/ problems with implementing the “1959 Program for the Prevention and the Elimination of Blight in San Diego;” a small collection of pamphlets, brochures & publications such as “What’s Doing in San Diego Land—Spring 1960,” “Sportfishing in San Diego Land,” San Diego Industrial Dimensions (Ap.1960), National Legislative Bulletin (Am. Legion, No. 7, 8 Ap.1960), San Diego Business (Vol. 28, No. 7), San Diego Economic Bulletin (Vol. 8, No. 2, Feb. 1960), & 3 issues of The Union Tribune Index (Vol. XI, Nos. 1, 3, & 6, Jan., Mar. & June, 1960); 1 copy of S.D. Chamber of Commerce, 1959 Annual Business Survey, San Diego America’s “Blue Chip” Territory, & 1 copy of S.D. Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Business (Vol. 27, No. 15, 2nd Half of Dec. 1959); small packet containing letters (11/59) from Robert Letts Jones (V.P., The Copley Press, Inc.), Congressman Wilson & Frederick H. Mueller (Sec. of Commerce) re/ responses to the U.S. Weather Bureau’s discontinuance of listing San Diego in the daily weather report early in 1959 which led to its reinstatement by November 1959; copies of letters & a telegram (11/59) from W.P. Plett (FAA, Region 4), constit-uent Hugh E. Ramsdell (Pres., La Mesa Helicopter Service, Inc.) & Congressman Wilson re/ plans “to establish helicopter operation from a rooftop at Seventh and C Streets, San Diego, California;” photocopy of a “sardonic,” “Confidential,” “Balboa Park Survey (#1,307) [allegedly] Prepared for: The San Diego City Council by Doncaster, Needhas, and Davis—Boston, Massachusetts” ((10/30/59, 6 pp.) re/ humor on Park buildings, other facilities and recommendations for change—est. cost for survey = $36,578; 1 letter (9/15/59) from constituent J.T. Eagan & Wilson’s reply (9/25/59) re/ Mr. Egan’s “thoughts with respect to the plight of small business” in competition with “so-called ‘Discount houses’” & how “the income tax amendment” encourages “big business to expand . . . [and] re-invest capital rather than pay the money in taxes;” copies of letters (Aug-Sept. 1959) from Mayor Charles C. Dail, Congressman Wilson & Miss Linda Lee Hodges re/ false complaints about not being able to plant a flower garden in San Diego; stapled copies of letters (8/59) from W. Ray Coyle (Bay Cities Publishing Co., Inc.), Congressman Wilson, & F.S. Fulwiler (Office of the Chief Admin. Officer, City of Chula Vista) re/ Chula Vista’s request to Wilson that he support their recent Council action “to hold a harbor tideland bond election for 1½ million dollars on October 27, 1959;” 1 letter (7/31/59) from constituent Mrs. Sidney B. Williams & Wilson’s reply (8/10/59) re/ Mrs. Williams’ request that Wilson endorse her husband’s candidacy as a 3rd District, San Diego City Councilman. Wilson replied that “it would be presumptious of me to endorse anyone for councilman in San Diego;” 2 letters (7/26 & 8/8/59) from constitutent Oswald C. Ludwig & Wilson’s reply (8/6/59) re/ Mr. Lugwig’s estimates about world population increase & the need for housing units; 2 issues of the Union Tribune Index (Vol. X, Nos. 10 & 12, Oct. & Dec. 1959); 1 copy of the Security First National Bank, Monthly Summary of Business Conditions in Southern California (Vol. 38, No. 8, Aug. 1959); 4 issues of San Diego Economic Bulletin (Vol. 7, Nos. 7, 8, 11, & 12, July, Aug., Nov. & Dec., 1959) re/ “Highlights” featuring employment, economic briefs, retail trade, construction, real estate & future trends.


  • created: 1959-1960


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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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