Cary T. Grayson to WT Waggoner




Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia




Dear Mr. Waggoner, -

I have given considerable thought to the matter of plans of helping you in getting the racing bill through the Texas legislature. I called in a newspaper man who had considerable experience in matters of publicity in racing and talked to him about it. Enclosed you will find a typewritten suggested plan, based on our interview. I wish you and Judge Barwise and anyone else you wish to consult would read this over carefully, and I think you might get some suggestions out of it that would prove to be worthwhile. Some of it may or may not be practical. Dont hesitate to criticise it. We had better have any criticisms among ourselves than to have them out before the public. So, treat it cold-bloodedly as you can.

I dont know what the expense of such a campaign would be but it would have to cover some of the following items: employment of some experienced writers to prepare the publicity; a certain amount of clerical help; charge for making photographs etc; mailing; telegraph, and perhaps radio charges; and other items which would naturally come up in the course of a campaign of this nature.

I want to help you in any way that I can, and in sending you all this data it is merely for your approval or disapporoval and I hope it caontains some suggestions that will be helpful to you.

In a former letter I forgot to mention to you that I received a telegram which I think must have been from your son, Paul, about securing a rider for the Derby. The telegram was signed WP Waggoner. I replied to it to you because I thought it was all in the family anyway. So, explain it to Paul if he was the sender.

With best wishes always, I am

Sincerely your friend,

Cary T. Grayson

Original Format




Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to WT Waggoner,” 1930 February 13, WWP16655, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.