Letter from Cordye Hall to Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, December 12, 1961

Title

Letter from Cordye Hall to Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, December 12, 1961

Subject

Hall, Cordye; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

Description

Letter from Cordye Hall to Vice-President Lyndon Johnson thanking him for sending her a copy of speech from a dinner honoring Adlai Stevenson. Hall states that she sees "no relevance" between Johnson's speech and the occasion. Hall takes issue with what she sees as Johnson's continued antagonism toward Russia. Written in pencil is a note that says "no ans."

Creator

Hall, Cordye

Date

12/12/1961

Rights

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Language

en

Type

letters

Identifier

MSS052_58_letter_19611212

Rights Holder

Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University, P.O. Box 425528, Denton, TX 76204.

Text

Dallas, Texas
December 12, 1961


Hon. Lyndon B. Johnson,
Vice President
Washington, D.C

Dear Mr. Johnson:

Thank you for sending me copy of your speech delivered Nov. 29th at the Medico Award Dinner honoring Adlai Stevenson. I have read the entire speech twice and I see absolutely no relevance between the occasion and your speech.
You had wonderful opportunity, it seems to me. At such affair an olive branch with a compliment to the medical advances of Russian doctors and an appeal to them to help relieve the suffering of the world might have helped Stevenson in his negotiations with these difficult people. Actually, your review of history AS YOU SEE IT will make his way even more impossible than it now is.
You say you “saw no reason to protect the Communists from the truth.”
Were you there to antagonize the Russians - or were you there to pay tribute to Adlai Stevenson?
A statesman could see my point - but maybe you are not a statesman!
Most sincerely
[Handwritten] Cordye Hall
Cordye Hall

(Handwritten) no ans

Original Format

paper

Files

MSS052_58_letter_19611212.pdf

Citation

Hall, Cordye, “Letter from Cordye Hall to Vice-President Lyndon Johnson, December 12, 1961,” TWU Digital Exhibits, accessed September 25, 2023, http://exhibits.twu.edu/ex/items/show/96.

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