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To Palmer Hoyt1
January 22, 1944 [Washington, D.C.]
Thank you for your note of January seventeenth with the copy of the editorial. Please tell Parrish that I appreciate very much his generous comments regarding me.
My mind often goes back to my first meeting with Parrish. I think I took him out to see a veteran CCC camp on the Target Range near Vancouver.
But my particular recollection goes to an editorial he did on a brass cross and candelabra we had secured for the old Army chapel at Vancouver. We could obtain nothing through Army appropriations at that time in any other manner. Therefore the collection of brass was made which included a great many mementoes, old chandeliers, discarded plumbing fixtures, and our chaplain secured the gratis services of the Vancouver foundry to turn out a very handsome cross and candelabra. Parrish did a fine editorial on it.
With warm regards,
P.S. I saw Healy yesterday and had a long conversation with him—during which I did most of the talking.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. (Edwin) Palmer Hoyt, publisher of the Portland Oregonian newspaper, had been the director of the Domestic Branch of the Office of War Information during July to December 1943. George W. Healy, Jr., on leave from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, succeeded Hoyt as director of the O.W.I.’s Domestic Branch. Hoyt had sent to Marshall an editorial which Philip H. Parrish had written for the Oregonian. The editorial is not in the Marshall papers. (Hoyt to Marshall, January 17, 1944, GCMRL/G. C. Marshall Papers [Pentagon Office, General].)
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 4, “Aggressive and Determined Leadership,” June 1, 1943-December 31, 1944 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), pp. 244-245.