Scrapbook page 16




Letter reporting Adolph S. Ochs Jr. as hard at work and surprised to hear his letters had not arrived at home.


Gift of Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen



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Ochs Collection Scrapbook


March 27, 1918

Dear Mr Ochs:

When I went to see Adolph yesterday he was hard at work in his office No 1 Rue des Italiens, about eight blocks from here. He was surprised to hear that the family hadn’t been receiving his letters and cables. Something is wrong with the mails. I saw the U.S. Official in charge of the mails at General Persing’s house this morning. Secretary Baker had sent for him to discuss the question of expediting the mail service between the front and home. He said that dispatches were made regularly and he couldn’t account for delays. I told him about Adolph and also about young Dan Willard whose father had been cabling me for news. He had heard nothing since early in January.

James arrived, went to the American “front” and is already making a vigorous appeal to leave there & go to the livelier British front. I am glad that Selden is coming. It will be a pleasure to work alongside of such a good newspaper man & fine fellow.

With kind regards,
Sincerely yours
Charles H. Grasty

Adolph S. Ochs, Esq.

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Grasty, Charles H., “Scrapbook page 16,” 1918 March 27, T100487, Adolph S. Ochs Jr. Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.