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|Institution||Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University Library.|
|Country of Creation||US|
|Copyright Status||Public Domain|
|Copyright Statement||Materials in the public domain. No restrictions on use.|
|Item/Call Number||Dockweiler Family Collection, 1827-1996 CSLA-12, Series 2: Political Activities, Box 6, Folder 5|
|Transcription||May 7, 1938 J. Paul Getty, Esquire 15 Exchange Place Jersey City, New Jersey Dear Paul: I am working on the financial end of John's campaign, which, as you can realize, is a man's size job. As I understand, some time ago you intimated to my brother Tom that you would in due season like to help the campaign. The time has come to accept, assuming it is still available, your kind offer. We are about three months off from the nomination primaries in August. The fight is really in the primaries. Who-ever is nominated as the Democratic candidate will doubtless win over the Republican nominee in the November finals. Democaratic registration in California exceeds Republican by about one million. Thus the tremendous importance of the primaries and the nomination of the proper type of man. I think everybody here realizes that the contest is really between Culbert Olson, who has the Old Sinclair-Epic following and a considerable new radical support, and my brother John, whose viewpoints and inherited instincts would be, if he is elected, an assurance to property owners and business interests against subversive tendencies. A campaign in a state as large as California is no easy or in-expensive undertaking. We have cheif headquarters here in Los Angeles, and branches in San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, Stockton, Oakland, San Jose, Long Beach and San Diego, and we want to open other branches. The time for fullest activity has arrived. Our program - if we can raise the funds - calls for street sign-board advertising, radio talks, and display advertising in newspapers. It all requires money and we are appealing to those who because of the character and extent of their interests in this state must be vitally concerned in the outcome of this election. May I hear from you? With kindest personal regards, Cordially,|