Scrapbook page 13

Identifier

T100484

Description

Letter apologizing for confusing Milton B. Ochs with his brother in an article. Mentions Adolph S. Ochs Jr's frustration with working a desk job during wartime.

Source

Gift of Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen

Contributor

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Is Part Of

Ochs Collection Scrapbook

Text

HEADQUARTERS SERVICES OF SUPPLY
American Expeditionary Forces.
March 30, 1918.

Mr. Milton B. Ochs,
Chattanooga,
Tennessee.

My dear Mr. Ochs:

I am in receipt of your letter of March 6th and first of all I want to apologize for my stupidness in regard to the confusion of your name with that of your brother. With reference to the publishing of my article will say that I do not believe that this is an opportune time on account of the public mind being distracted along other lines. I will ask you to hold it until some future date as I presume the papers at the present time and for some time to come will be occupied so much with the discussion of the great German offensive, which is now being fought on the Western Front, that an article such as mine would be entirely overlooked.

I want to thank you for the interest you have taken in this matter, as I deem it one of the greatest importance, not only to the Army but to the United States at large.

I saw Adolph about two week’s ago. He was in good health and looking fine; of course he was disappointed because he was not serving with troops. I told him not to worry because this war isn’t over yet.

With kindest regards to yourself and family,
I am,
Very respectfully yours,
Dennis E. McCunniff
Capt [?] USA.

DEMcC/G

Original Format

Letter

Files

Citation

McCunniff, Dennis E., “Scrapbook page 13,” 1918 March 30, T100484, Adolph S. Ochs Jr. Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.