Scrapbook page 21




Letter detailing Charles H Grasty's investigation into Adolph S. Ochs Jr's behavior in Paris and the possibility of getting him an intelligence job with promotion.


Gift of Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen




Is Part Of

Ochs Collection Scrapbook


Tel. 5310 Mayfair
14, Hanover Square,

June 23

Dear Mr Ochs:

After receiving your letter I happened to be thrown with Major James, officer in charge of intelligence (including Stars and Stripes) in Paris. I talked with him about Adolph and strongly recommended taking him on as his assistant, which would have transferred, and promoted, him. He seemed much impressed and made a note of the matter.

About ten days ago I went to the S+S office to see if any thing had happened. I found Adolph still there. He seemed busy and satisfied. I went in before leaving to see his superior the business manager, Captain Waldo, whom I have known a long time (he used to be on the New York Tribune). I drew him out about Adolph He spoke most enthusiastically about his work. He was faithful and capable, he said. (He put it much more strongly than this sounds). He had provided him with two capable assistants giving Adolph more of chance to be the administrative head of the department. Waldo certainly felt that he had a find in Adolph.

Naturally, I gave nobody the least intimation of your initiative. It was simply a little personal interest on my part.

I will renew my touch with matters when I go back to Paris. I have had an attack of Sciatica and am spending a little time with my family here.

With kindest regards,
Sincerely yours
Charles H. Grasty,
(Care Brown, Shipley & Co.,
123 Pall Mall S W
Mr Milton B Ochs.

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Grasty, Charles H., “Scrapbook page 21,” 1918 June 23, T100492, Adolph S. Ochs Jr. Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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