Lieutenant Edward V. Dockweiler
3040 Lytton Street
San Diego, California
Recieved your September 20th letter in good form.I have wondered what on earth had happened to you, it had been so long since we had "taken a poll." The election came out about as I thought it would, although to the last day Father and the general entourage per-sisted in the belief that John would make the grade. Certainly he did prove, however, that he is the most logical "middle-of-the-roader" for the next job that offers itself. The official figures in Los Angeles were released a week ago and show that Olson got 180,000 votes here in Los Angeles County and John 118,000; in other words, where Olson got 18 John got 12. Olson has filed a return showing that $103,000.00 was spent on his campaign; and John reports about $8,800.00. Probably unofficially the Olson campaign cost nearer $200,000.00. If O'Connor and Murphy had been out or the race as they should have been, John would probably have won. Everybody is exceedingly well pleased. I understand that John is Chairman of Olson Speakers Bureau, and doubtless
he hopes to get something from Olson. Having in mind McAdoo's defeat I think, frankly, that the defeat of Olson would put John on top of the pile. It would prove that the Democrats can nominate but cannot elect a radical and, with McAdoo and his cohorts soundly beaten, John would be the logical man.
We must get together for a weekend here in Los Angeles and see some foot ball. Bob and I have a tentative plan to run down to San Diego day after tomorrow, Sunday. Do not scan the horizon for us but we may come, and will probably bring the Governor along.
HENRY I. DOCKWEILER