VICTOR E. WICKERSHAM COLLECTION
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Box 12

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Box 12: Personal Correspondence: Russia and N.AT.O. Trip - Bills

F 1: Russia And N.A.T.O. Trip (1954-1955).

Correspondence. Topics include: pictures of Germany taken for Wickersham; USIS Fact Sheet on Yugoslavia; mail order catalogues would be more effective as propaganda weapons in Russia than the Voice of America; USIS Feature-"A U.S. Congressman's Impressions of Red Europe"; request that story not be made available to the public; Karkov tractor plant; appreciation of article done for the Baptist Messenger on experience among the Baptist in Russia; return of resume of trip; story "Backyard Hero"; attendance at the services of the Moscow Baptist Church; lessening of restrictions regarding worship; questions from the Czech service of the Voice of America; visit to Lisbon; table linen from Spain; rejecting of article on Russia; religious intolerance in Spain; roll of film from the Kremlin area that was taken away at the airport; visit with people from Lawton while in Germany; article, "Sooner Finds Reds Friendly On Soviet Trip"; unable to see many people because the leaders have caused trouble when friends from the free countries call on them; thanks for the courtesies extended during visit to Munich; thanks for the photographs of Spain; information on Berlin; analysis of a press interview in Vienna; impressions of Russia; compliment on article about Wickersham in Newsweek; article appearing in the U.S. News & World Report concerning visit to Russia; news items to Lawton Constitution and the Daily Oklahoman; pPortion of the script for November 29th concerning Congressman Wickersham; "Proposed Itinerary for Honorable Victor Wickersham."

F 2: Telephone Bills (1953-1955).

F 3: Washita Basin Project: Correspondence (1951-1955).

a. Correspondence. Topics include: praise of job done; telegram delivered to Radio Station KTRN, Wichita Falls, Tex.; President signed Kerr-Wickersham-Monroney Washita Bill; approval of the Washita Project by the Congress; appreciation of support of the Washita Project; introduction H. R. 310; water supply from Cobb Creek for the cities of Chickasha and Anadarko; H. R. 9121; petition to be submitted when hearings are held on Foss and Cobb Creek; S. 118, the Washita River Basin Project; provisions for 100 farm families who had losses during the May 25 tornadoes; problem with keeping group together to see the President; allocation of project construction costs; list of speakers for committee hearings; protest of Cobb Creek Dam appropriation; date set for the hearings on the Foss and Cobb Creek projects; relief to a drought stricken western Oklahoma; argument relative to Texas-Louisiana Compact; House Document 219; have Ross Rizley talk personally with President Eisenhower and Majority Leader Halleck regarding S. 118; only Republican-sponsored irrigation projects passed this session; amendments to the Senate version of H. R. 9121; secure passage of H. R. 9121, and the substitute S. 118; statement before the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs in behalf of H. R. 9121; reply from Colonel E. G. Herb, district engineer, Tulsa; appreciation to the subcommittee for the consideration and courtesies; President requests change in group meeting date; administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration; H. R. 1097; Chickasha in need of a good water supply; report of proceedings; request for a report on S. 180; municipal water charges; selected reclamation projects; Washita Basin Improvement Association.

b. S. 118: (1954).  To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma.

c. H. R. 9121: (1954).  To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma.

d. H. R. 1097: (1953).  To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma.

e. Report: House of Representatives (1954).  Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma. 

f. Report: Senate (1954).  Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma.

F 4: Washita Basin Project: Statements Before the Subcommittee (1953-1954).

a. Statement: Washita Basin Improvement Association. Statement and Exhibits from Gotebo, Oklahoma. Represented by Eugene C. Mann, and Percy Hughes.

b. Statement By: Washita Basin Improvement Association, Clinton, Oklahoma. To: Chairman, House Sub-Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

c. Statement: Washita Basin Improvement Association. Statement and Exhibit from Corn, Oklahoma. Represented by Eugene C. Mann, Representing Corn Chamber of Commerce and Percy Hughes, Representing the Unincorporated Town of Corn.

d. Statement of Washita Basin Improvement Association to Sub-Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of House of Representatives relating to Washita Basin Project (Flood Control Statement). Presented by Charles Engleman.

e. Statement: Washita Basin Improvement Association. Statement and Exhibits concerning drought situation in the Foss and Cobb Creek Projects Areas. Presented by Eugene C. Mann, Secretary-Manager of the Hobart Chamber of Commerce for the City of Hobart, Oklahoma, and the Hobart Chamber of Commerce.

f. Statement: Washita Basin Improvement Association. Statement and Exhibits from Hobart, Oklahoma. Represented by Percy Hughes, City Attorney of the City of Hobart, for the City of Hobart and Eugene C. Mann, Secretary-Manager of the Hobart Chamber of Commerce for the for the Hobart Chamber of Commerce.

g. Information presented by the Washita Basin Improvement Association.

F 5: Washita Basin Project: Statements Before the Subcommittee (1955-1956).

a. Statement of Representative Wickersham before the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

b. Statement of the Oklahoma Planning and Resources Board Before the House Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs on the Foss and Fort Cobb Projects, Washita Basin, Oklahoma. April 26, 1955.

c. Statements of Robert W. Jennings, Regional Director, Region 5, Bureau of Reclamation, before the Sub-Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States House of Representatives, on H. R. 310, 84th Congress.

d. Statement of Washita Basin Improvement Association from the City of Cordell, Oklahoma to The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.

e. Statement of Washita Basin Improvement Association to Members of Sub-Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of the United States Senate relating to Washita Basin Project (Industrial Water Supply Statement). Presented by L. G. Cary.

f. Statement of Washita Basin Improvement Association of Oklahoma to the Chairman and Members of The House Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Interior and Insular Affairs Committee (Statement on Irrigation) Prepared and Presented by Parker Woodall at the request of and with the assistance of farmers in the Washita Valley.

g. Statement of Washita Basin Improvement Association to Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, House of Representatives, relating to Washita Basin Project (Municipal Water Supply Statement) Presented by Albert Connel.

h. Congressional Record (February 9,1956).  84th Congress, Second Session.

F 6: Washita Basin Project: Foss and Cobb Creek Correspondence (1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: information concerning instances where municipalities obtain a water supply from projects developed by the Bureau of Reclamation; membership list for the Washita Basin Improvement Association, Foss and Cobb Creek Projects; "The Washita Project"; list of those contacted and not contacted by Wickersham in connection with Foss and Cobb Creek; construction of the Cobb Creek Dam; Interior Committee executive mark-up scheduled on Foss-Cobb Creek ; assistance in the approval of Foss-Cobb Creek Project; opposition of Big Cobb Creek Dam; Washita hearings postponed; interest in the Beaver and Cow Creek Watershed Districts; status of investigations in the vicinity of Wichita Falls, Texas and Waurika, Oklahoma; adequacy of funds for project investigations; House committee did not authorize the printing of hearings; assistance on Lake Michigan diversification into the Illinois waterway matter; efforts in behalf of the Foss-Cobb Creek Project; letters and resolutions from local interests in support of Foss and Fort Cobb Projects, Washita River Sub-Basin, Oklahoma; requesting an analysis of pending bills to authorize the Washita River Basin Project; hearing on Foss-Cobb Creek Rules Committee; proposed amendments to H. R. 9121 and S. 118.

F 7: Washita Basin Project: Reports and Bills (1953-1956).

a. Report: Bureau of Reclamation, Dept of the Interior (1954).  "The Growth and Contribution of Federal Reclamation to an Expanding National Economy." 

b. H. R. 9121: (1954).  To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma.

c. S. 180: (1955).  To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma.

d. Report: Senate (1955).  Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma.

e. H. R. 5301: (1954).  To supplement the Federal reclamation laws by providing for Federal cooperation in non-Federal projects and for participation by non-Federal agencies in Federal projects.

f. H. J. Res. 330: (1954).  Authorizing the appropriation of money to be available for use in assisting the construction of the Tri-Dam project on the Stanislaus River in California, and providing for the repayment of any of such so used, after the amortization of the bonds locally used for such project.

g. Report: House of Representatives (1954).  Authorizing the appropriation of money to be available for use in assisting the construction of the Tri-Dam project of the Stanislaus River in California, and providing for the repayment of any of such money so used, after the amortization of the bonds locally used for such project.

h. H. R. 1097: (1953).  To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the initial phase of the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma.

i. S. 118: (1953-1954).  To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the initial phase of the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma.

j. Report: House of Representatives (1954).  "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma."

k. Report: Senate (1954).  "Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the initial phase of the Washita River Basin reclamation project, Oklahoma."

l. H. R. 9981: (1954).  To provide for the construction of distribution systems of authorized Federal reclamation projects by irrigation districts and other public agencies.

F 8: Federal Construction Bill (1954).

Correspondence. Topics include: Federal Construction Contract Bill S. 848- H. R. 1825.

F 9: Frederick (1954-1955). 

Correspondence. Topics include: thanks for cooperation in the negotiations which led to the establishment of the Brantly helicopter industry at Frederick, Oklahoma; helicopter training schools; reactivation of the Frederick base; restrictions contained in a quitclaim deed; request that approximately 360 acres of land at the Frederick Municipal Airport be released from the deed restrictions; copy of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1945; release from the government if an agreement can be worked out with Brantly Helicopter Corporation; dire need of critical housing; no evidence on Frederick, Oklahoma as a critical housing area; request for additional information from regional office, Housing and Home Finance Agency; unexpected decision to move the entire Army Aviation School to Camp Rucker, Alabama; attempt to get the entire Army Aviation School to remain at Fort Sill and Frederick; attempt to negotiate a contract with the Department of Defense for the manufacture of large cargo helicopters; information requested on the helicopter training program; relative to the decentralization of certain airlines in an effort to get something lined up for Frederick; reply from the Quartermaster General; regarding heating equipment that was removed by the government from the building owned by the city of Frederick, Oklahoma and leased by the Army; information on what the city of Frederick did for the Brantly Helicopter Corporation; watermelons for the Army; application for changes in the deed; plans of the "Frederick Army Air Field."

F 10: Government Pay Raises (1954).

Correspondence. Topics include: resolution passed by the Tulsa County Bar Association endorsing Senate Bill No. 1663; support increases of salaries for congressmen and the judiciary.

F 11: House Post Office Committee (1954).

Correspondence. Topics include: examination of the removal of incumbent postmasters before approving any new nominations; concerning an increase in the second class minimum rate per copy; support for H. R. 6052- S. 2836, a bill to readjust postal rates.

F 12: Overseas Report by Wickersham (n.d.).

F 13: Radio Speech: Redistricting of Oklahoma by Wickersham (n.d.).

F 14: St. Lawrence Seaway (1954).

Correspondence. Topics include: the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project; National Grange support for the development of the St. Lawrence River; Southwestern Industrial Traffic League against House approval of S. 2150 as amended.

F 15: Treaties: Bricker Amendment (1954).

Correspondence. Topics include: support of passage of the Bricker Amendment.

Series 8: Political Activity, 1950-1956

F 16: Biography of Wickersham (n.d. ).

F 17: Campaign Flyers (n.d.).

F 18-21: Campaign Clippings (1952).

F 22: Editorial Clippings (1952).

F 23: Bulletins and Newsletters (1950).

a. Stevenson, Jordan & Harrison, Inc. Management Engineers.  Monthly Digest of Business Conditions and Probabilities.

b. As the Editor Views the News.

c. Democratic National Committee. Capital Comment.

d. Northwestern Electric Cooperative.  Northwestern REA News.

e. National Education Association.  The Public and Education.

f. Korean Embassy.  The Korean Information Bulletin. 

g. Friends of the Public Schools of America.  Bulletin Friends of the Public Schools.

h. U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Business Action: AWeekly Report. 

F 24: Magazines/Bulletins/Newsletters (1950-1955).

a. Guaranty Trust Company of New York (1950).  The Guaranty Survey. 

b. Oklahoma Farm Bureau (November 1950).  The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Farmer. 

c. U.S. News & World Report (n.d. ).  "Why Bigger Draft Is Coming, An Interview With Carl Vinson, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee" (reprint).

d. National Fertilizer Association (October-November-December 1950).  Fertilizer Review. 

e. Christian Nationalist Crusade (October-November 1950).  The Cross and the Flag. 

f. Pacific Press Publishing Association (September 12, 1950).  Signs of the Times.

g. American Medical Association (1950).  Main Street Speaks Out, for American Medicine-and for Freedom!

h. Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (October 1955). Oklahoma Independent Oilman. 

F 25: Governmental Affairs Legislative Daily (1950, 1954 incomplete).

F 26: Labor's League For Political Education: Radio Transcripts of a Special Series On Korea (incomplete) [1950].

F 27: Newsletters and Pamphlets (n.d., 1950-1951).

a. American Business Consultants, Inc. (Nov. 17, 1950; December 8, 1950). Counterattack: Facts to Combat Communism.

b. Southern States Industrial Council (1950).  Down South.

c. Clarkson College of Technology (1950).  The Clarkson Letter.

d. General Electric Commentator (1950). 

e. National City Bank of New York (1950).  Monthly Letter on Economic Conditions, Government Finance.

f. Summary of National Legislative Policies and Programs for 1951, The National Grange.

g. Fred Stahl, M.D. (n.d.).  This Points the Way: A Doctor's (M.D.) Story of God's Plan of Redemption.

h. Centenary Methodist Church (n.d.).  "That There Might Be Peace: A Sermon by Dr. Mark Depp," Centenary Pulpit.

F 28: Public Affairs Abstracts (1950).

a. Public Affairs Abstracts (November 1950). "The Refugee Problem."

b. Public Affairs Abstracts (October 1950).  "Economic Stabilization and National Defense."

F 29: What's Happening in Washington (newsletter) (1950).

F 30: Correspondence (1950-1956).

Correspondence. Topics include: support for candidates; Senate Reorganization Bill; appreciation for assistance during WWII; visited 175 of the 375 towns in the new district; a "Political Letter"; urge the passage of a law removing the National Guard from state control; offer of assistance to Senator Kefauver; Toby Morris's chance of election; conference with Gov. Averell Harriman of New York; Wickersham's land in Colorado; salary of state district court judges in Cotton and Comanche counties; notice of meeting concerning the Waurika Dam; notice of the opening of Governor Stevenson's campaign head quarters in Chicago; views on assistance to the aged; cracks on the runway at Gage Municipal Airport sealed; assistance in Adlai Stevenson's campaign; part-time work for Wickersham; Governor Harriman's eligibility as the Democratic candidate for President; views on segregation and related subjects; Great Seal of the United States; problems of the small farmer; meeting in Seiling.

F 31: Correspondence, Memoranda, Press Releases, and Statements (1950).

a. Democratic National Congressional Committee.  "Background Information on Korea." 

b. Memorandum: "The Farm Problem and Suggestions for a Permanent National Farm Program" by Marvin Klemme.

c. Far East Broadcasting Co., Inc. "How to Do Battle with Communism." 

d. Wm. Fred Stahl, M.D.  Letter to the Congress of the United States.

e. U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Press Release. A.E.C. Announces New Production Site to Be Located in Aiken and Barnwell Counties, South Carolina. 

f. White House (Harry S. Truman), Press Release.  To the Congress of the United States re appropriations for defense and atomic energy 

g. Communique Concerning International Affairs re Korea.

h. Crisis Committee.  A Statement on the National Crisis.

F 32: Your Land And Mine: Radio Talks by Henry J. Taylor (1950).

a. Henry J. Taylor. Talk number 409. "No Watchdogs for America, the Fabulous Orphan, Stalin's Great Target." Presented by General Motors.

b. Henry J. Taylor.  Talk number 410. "The Holes in Our Armor, Welcome Mat for the Trojan Horse, Defend America First."  Presented by General Motors.

c. Henry J. Taylor.  Talk number 411. "The Need For Better Defenses, Don't Penalize Efficiency." Presented by General Motors.

d. Henry J. Taylor.  Talk number 412. "Truth Under Wraps, Propaganda Legislation, Heading Toward Inflation, What the Record Reveals." Presented by General Motors.

F 33: Speeches and Editorials from Various Sources (1945-1951).

a. Edward L. Bernays (1950). "How American Business Can Sell the American Way of Life to the American People." This was an address delivered at the Fourth Annual Conference of Businessmen and Educators, Babson Institute of Business Administration.

b. Henry Steele Commager (1951).  "Our Schools Have Kept Us Free." Reprint from Reader's Digest.

c. "Save Our Troops! No Deals in Korea, No Appeasement!" (editorial); "Freedom Through Security, Security Through Preparedness!" (editorial). Reprint from Philadelphia Inquirer (1950).

d. Josh Lee, member Civil Aeronautics Board (1950).  "The Planned Promotion of Air Transportation." Address given before the National Seminar for Feeder Airlines, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and Southern Flight Magazine.

e. G. C. Marshall (1945).  For the Common Defense.

F 34: Radio Program Speeches and Correspondence (1951). 

Topics include universal military training and the farm as the first line of defense. Folder also includes a list of the members of the 82nd Congress who were born outside the United States, their professions and occupations, and their religious affiliations.

F 35: Wickersham Sayings (n.d.).

F 36: Wickersham Speeches (n.d.).

Speeches: Topics include: "The GOP Puts the Farmer Through The Wringer"; "The Difference Between the Republican and Democratic Parties"; remarks of Wickersham on the needs of the farmer; "Oklahoma Division, American Cancer Society, Television Script C"; speech kit on the Republican Party provided by the Democratic National Committee; Small Business Clinic notes for speech; miscellaneous material including information on the Equal Rights Amendment.

F 37: Wickersham Statements (1954).

Statement by Wickersham to House Interior and Insular Affairs and House Appropriations Committees about a statement to the U.S. Bureau of Mines concerning a reserve of helium-bearing gas in the Keyes area of Cimarron County, Oklahoma.

F 38: Statements/Speeches by Others (1951-1956).

a. Assistant Secretary Worsmer (1954).  Reorganization-Bureau of Mines.

b. Statement of Ralph A. Tudor, acting Secretary of the Interior, before the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee (1954) re Bureau of Mines survey.

c. Statement of J. J. Forbes, director, Bureau of Mines, before the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee (1954) re Bureau of Mines survey.

d. Master's address prepared by Albert S. Gross for delivery before the 84th annual session of the National Grange at Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 15,1950.

e. Television address by Adlai Stevenson in Los Angeles, California, March 28,1956 re presidential primaries.

f. Statement of Major General Earl S. Hoag, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Reserve Forces, re reserves.

g. Statement by Fuller Warren, governor of Florida, re 1951 bid for presidency by Estes Kefauver.

F 39: Wickersham Political Correspondence (1938-1950).

Correspondence. Topics include: Social Security Bill, H. R. 6000; attempted assassinations of presidents of the United States; patriotism; socialized medicine; suggestions on what could be done to save the Far East; Quannah Parker's family; role of electric power in strengthening the nation's economy and security; editorial from Columbus Evening Dispatch,

Series 9: Bills, 1951-1956

F 40: H. Res. 41 (1951).  Create a Select Committee to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Farm Machinery and Equipment Industry of the United States.

F 41: H. Con. Res. 50 (1951).  Create a Select Committee to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Farm Machinery and Equipment Industry of the United States.

F 42: H. J. Res. 59 (1951).  Authorize the President of the United States of America to Proclaim January 30 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Day.

F 43: H. Con. Res. 59 (1953).  Express the sense of Congress Concerning the Valor of the Forty-fifth Division.

F 44: H. Con. Res. 82 (1955).  Farm Relief.

F 45: H. J. Res. 87 (1955).  Apportionment of Representatives.

F 46: H. J. Res.88 (1955).  Emergency Hay Program.

F 47: H. J. Res. 89 (1955).  18-Year-Old Vote.

F 48: H. J. Res 90 (1955).  To Grant Oklahoma Consent to Sue in U.S. Supreme Court.

F 49: H. J. Res. 91 (1955).  National Children's Day.

F 50: H. J. Res 92 (1955).  Authorize the President of the United States of America to Proclaim January 30 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Day.

F 51: H. Res 103 (1955).  Committee On Juvenile Delinquency.

F 52: H. J. Res. 138 (1953).  Emergency Hay Program.

F 53: H. J. Res. 181 (1955).  Granting Oklahoma Consent to Sue in U.S.Court of Claims.

F 54: H. R. 200 (1955).  Washita River Basin.

F 55: H. R. 201 (1953).  To Amend Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 to Permit the Granting of Free or Reduced-rate Transportation to Ministers of Religion.

F 56: H. R. 217 (1955).  Increase Maintenance Allowance Of Rural Carriers.

F 57: H. R. 218 (1955).  Price Supports For Peanuts.

F 58: H. R. 220 (1955).  Indian Claims Commission.

F 59: H. R. 222 (1955).  Pay Increase for Enlisted Persons.

F 60: H. R. 223 (1955).  Appropriations for Study of Vesicular Exanthema.

F 61: H. R. 224 (1955).  Repeal Cotton Restrictions.

F 62: H. R. 225 (1955).  Terminate War Tax Admissions.

F 63: H. R. 226 (1955).  Terminate War Tax on Admissions to Theater.

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Victor E. Wickersham Collection Description


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