- Letter from Charles H. Best, University of Toronto, to LP, RE: Thanks LP for the clipping from the Los Angeles Mirror. Dr. Best has just returned from the International Diabetes Federation in Geneva. [Letter from LP to Charles H. Best, July 7, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (B: Correspondence, 1958-1961), #39.4]
- Letter from Cyrus S. Eaton, Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, to LP, RE: Feels that the US is adversely affected by slanted reporting of the USSR, as evidenced in the Cleveland Press, Ohio’s largest afternoon newspaper. Anti-Russian propaganda has not only been condoned but encouraged by many American government leaders. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (E: Individual Correspondence. (Eastman-Eide), #106.2]
- Letter from Dr. David Pressman, Director of Cancer Research in Biochemistry, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, to LP, RE: Pressman thanks LP for going through his manuscript so thoroughly. He has made the suggested changes, and hopes that LP can now be happy about submitting it. Handwritten at the top: “Mail to PNA with my letter. Mailed 31 July 1961.” Attachment: Pressman’s manuscript containing handwritten corrections. [Letters from LP to Pressman, July 21, 1961 and August 3, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (P: Individual Correspondence. (Polunin - Pritikin)), #309.7]
- Letter from Hodee Edwards to LP RE: Reminds LP that he agreed to write an article about women of the world and the fight for peace. Says that though the article is for the September issue, they need it as soon as possible for editing purposes. Asks LP to notify her if his time commitments are too great for him to be able to write the article. [Letter from LP to Edwards August 12, 1961] [Filed under LP Manuscripts of Articles: (Manuscripts and Typescripts of Articles by LP, 1961), Box #1961a2, Folder #1961a2.1]
- Letter from Jan Symons to AHP, RE: Wonders whether AHP could advise her as to if she should undergo radioactive diagnosis and surgery for an overactive thyroid and a cyst that has formed near her ovary. Expands upon her hospitalization and the symptoms she has been experiencing. [Filed under AHP Correspondence: (Symons, Jan, 1960-1979), Box#6.17, Folder#1.006]
- Letter from Joan Harris, Secretary to LP, to Barbara Kamb, Dodd, Mead and Company, RE: Requests that six copies of No More War! be charged to LP’s account. [Filed under LP Books: 1958b3.1]
- Letter from LP (dictated) to Mr. Ralph Anspach, RE: LP says that the term “humanicide” is weak and does not convey the killing of humans on a large scale. Also, he does not agree that banning nuclear weapons is the solution; we should abandon all war instead. [Letter from Ralph Anspach to LP, May 13, 1961] [Letter from Ralph Anspach to LP, September 18, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (A: Correspondence, 1958-1961), #13.4]
- Letter from LP to A.L. Wirin RE: Writes that he has continued to think about the matter raised by Mr. Green in his letter of February 17. Explains that he checked his records and found that the people who transmitted all the letters from Americans in connection with the bomb-test petition are included in the list of names he sent earlier. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Pauling v. Globe-Democrat Publishing Company, 1960-1967), Box #3.003, Folder #3.2]
- Letter from LP to Alan Chaput, RE: LP is pleased to be invited to Occidental College, but cannot come because he has already made a heavy schedule for himself. [Letter from Chaput to LP, July 20, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (O: Correspondence, 1937-1965), #300.23]
- Letter from LP to Albert V. Baez, RE: LP was pleased to learn about Baez's new job and wishes him success in his work as Chief of the Division of the Teaching of Basic Sciences in Higher Education in the Department of Natural Sciences of UNESCO. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (T: Correspondence, 1956-1963), #411.6]
- Letter from LP to Barry Commoner, Washington University, RE: Explains that he is instituting suit against the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and it is almost certain that he will be asked to turn over the letters he received about the petition. Asks if Commoner is willing for LP to release his letter if it is asked for. [Letter from Commoner to LP July 20, 1961, Letter from Commoner to LP July 26, 1961] [Filed under LP Biographical: (Pauling v. Globe-Democrat Publishing Company, 1960-1967), Box #3.003, Folder #3.2]
- Letter from LP to Chester F. Carlson. [Letter from Chester F. Carlson to LP, July 17, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Individual Correspondence. (Caen-Cassyd)), #57.11]
24 July 1961
Dear Mr. Carlson:
My wife and I are pleased to hear from you. We are grateful to you and Mrs. Carlson for your invitation to us to stay with you, if we are able to stop in Rochester and give a report on the Oslo Conference and our other activities.
At the present time it seems unlikely that we can visit Rochester. I am under the obligation to prepare a third edition of my book College Chemistry, and must keep busy on that. Also, the other conferences that we are scheduled to participate in are going to take some of our time. It seems likely that we shall have to fly pretty directly from London to Pasadena, because of the opening of the school year. I am more or less committed to make the trip by way of Winnipeg - there is a direct jet flight from London to Winnipeg. Then I could speak at Winnipeg, and get to Pasadena in time.
I have sent two letters to President Kennedy recently, about the deteriorating world situation, but have not received any reply.
My wife and I are having good success in getting the printed copies of the Oslo Statement circulated by organizations, but less success in getting national magazines to carry it. I prepared an article, written in what I thought was a suitable way, about the Oslo Conference, and including the Oslo Statement and the names of participants and sponsors. In the article I emphasized also the Dartmouth Conference and the Crimea Conference, in the organization of which Norman Cousins was active. I put in mention of these conferences in a rather complimentary way, in the hope that he would be influenced by this fact. I pointed out that the article that I was submitting to him for publication in the Saturday Review was the same length as each of his two articles on the Crimea Conference. However, this effort on my part still did not lead to success. He rejected the article.
Then I rewrote it, to remove the specific references to the Dartmouth and Crimea Conferences, and made a few other changes. I submitted the new article to Harper's magazine. I hope that word about their decision will reach me soon. If they reject it, I may try the Atlantic Monthly.
I think that this article, a copy of which is enclosed, is suited to these somewhat intellectual magazines, rather than to This Week. I may, however, try to write an article, in somewhat different style, for This Week, especially if I am not successful in getting Harper's magazine or the Atlantic Monthly to accept an article.
I think that the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy has been doing a reasonably good job during recent months. Their chapters in Boston and Greater New York seem to me to be less effective than the groups that split off from SANE at the same time that I resigned as a Sponsor, that is, about nine months ago. These are the Greater Boston Committee for Disarmament and Peace, in Boston, and the Conference of Greater New York Peace Groups, in New York. We did not get any cooperation from SANE in connection with the Appeal Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons or the Oslo Conference. National SANE decided not to assist in circulating the Appeal. On our return from Oslo we stopped in New York and then shortly after went to Boston. In New York my wife and I spoke in a fine meeting in Carnegie Hall, which was arranged by the Conference of Greater New York Peace Groups (not by New York SANE). In Boston I spoke at a good meeting arranged by the Greater Boston Committee for Disarmament and Peace (not by Boston SANE, which seems not to be doing very much).
The split was, of course, the result of the attack by Senator Dodd. It has weakened the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy in a significant way. Norman Cousins and National SANE met the attack by issuing a statement called the July Implementation Statement, which is reproduced on the letter that I wrote on 15 June, a copy of which is enclosed. Norman Cousins also announced that SANE had expelled a member of one of the New York Committees, who had been subpoenaed by the Internal Security Subcommittee and attacked by Senator Dodd, a man named Henry Abrams. I understand that his action with respect to Henry Abrams represents the only time that the July Implementation Statement has been put into operation, and that was done before the statement had been prepared and issued.
Before resigning as a Sponsor for SANE I tried to get the organization to change the July Implementation Statement, in such a way as to make it acceptable to me, but I did not succeed, and accordingly felt that I had to leave the organization.
I have, however, been unhappy about the success of Senator Dodd's attack on the peace movement, and have been trying to get the groups to cooperate. I decided to send the letter that is enclosed (15 June 1961) to the American Sponsors and Members of the Board of Directors of National SANE, in the hope that they would change the Implementation Statement. I have received some letters in reply, about equally divided between support of my proposal and opposition to my proposal. I don't know how this is going to come out.
In the meantime, of course, my wife and I cooperate with the various groups working for peace. I have become a sponsor of the Greater Boston Committee for Disarmament and Peace, but I am not associated in a formal way with the Conference of Greater New York Peace Groups nor with SANE. On the sixth of August I am to be the principal speaker at a meeting commemorating Hiroshima Day that is being arranged by the Los Angeles Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy. Ava Helen will speak at the meeting, also (perhaps she is going to be the principal speaker - I should have said that she and I are to be the two principal speakers).
With best regards, I am
- Letter from LP to Dr. Albert Schweitzer, RE: LP says that he may need to call upon Schweitzer to write a letter testifying about LP’s moral reputation in two or three months. LP asks what address he should write too. [Filed under LP Correspondence (Schweitzer, Albert: Correspondence, Newsletter, 1957-1969) #360.1]
- Letter from LP to Dr. Gerald F. Hungerford, Student Research Committee, Medical School, University of Southern California, RE: LP is sorry that he has not been able to contribute one of the student research lectures at USC Medical School this summer. He is having difficulty getting a book written and fulfilling the engagements he has already made. Also, he has a trip to the Eastern US and Europe scheduled for the later part of the summer, and doesn’t think he will be back by August 28. He regrets that he will not be able to speak this summer on molecular disease. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #168.1]
- Letter from LP to F.M. Kelly, RE: It now looks as though LP will not be able to speak in Winnipeg in September. LP still hopes to speak there some time during the coming year. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (W: Correspondence, 1960-1962), #445.2]
- Letter from LP to Francis Hoague RE: Encloses a copy of his letter to Congressman Roosevelt and mentions that he is trying to find out what Dr. Schweitzer’s plans are. Writes that he thinks it might be possible for him to give Hoague the names of all the Americans of whom he asked assistance. [Letter from Hoague to LP July 6, 1961] [Filed under LP Biographical: (Pauling v. Bellingham Publishing Company, 1960-1963, 1965), Box #3.001, Folder #1.8]
- Letter from LP to Francis Hoague RE: Writes that he has examined his records and memory and prepared a list of names of the American scientists who were asked by LP to sign the appeal and get other scientists to sign. Mentions that the list contains around 650 names. Explains that he would be willing to communicate this list and make the statements. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Pauling v. Globe-Democrat Publishing Company, 1960-1967), Box #3.003, Folder #3.2]
- Letter from LP to Heinz von Foerster, RE: LP is grateful to von Foerster for his letter and for the opportunity to read his interesting article on physiological memory. LP hopes to talk with von Foerster at greater length in the future. [Filed under LP Correspondence: (V: Correspondence, 1933-1969), #427.21]
- Letter from LP to James Harrison, RE: LP is enclosing two copies of the Oslo Statement along with some information about the Oslo Conference. LP has sent a copy of the Statement to the President with a letter, but has not received a reply. LP is sending Harrison 20 copies of the Oslo Statement. [Harrison’s letter July 6, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: (Oslo Conference Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, May 2-7, 1961), Box #2.004, Folder #4.4]
- Letter from LP to James O. Eastland, Senator, RE: Asks him to send a copy of the report “Communist Infiltration in the Nuclear Test Ban Movement–Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary August 31 to October 10, 1960–Part Two.” [Filed under LP Biographical: (Correspondence re: Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, 1960-1981), Box #2.017, Folder #17.1]
- Letter from LP to James Roosevelt, U.S. Congress, RE: Asks if Roosevelt could help him in a libel suit by testifying as to the general reputation of the legislative committees and of Congressman Walters. Mentions that the trial will probably take place in November or December. [Filed under LP Biographical: (Pauling v. Bellingham Publishing Company, 1960-1963, 1965), Box #3.001, Folder #1.8]
- Letter from LP to Kaoru Yasui, RE: LP is enclosing his statement of best wishes to the Seventh World Conference Against A and H Bombs and for the Promotion of Total Disarmament. [Yasui’s letter July 10, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: (Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, 1957-1965, 1991), Box #4.008, Folder #8.5]
- Letter from LP to National Committee for the Control of Radiation Hazards, RE: LP has sent the Committee 1,500 copies of the Oslo Statement in hopes that the Committee would be willing to distribute them. [Reply from F.C. Hunnius July 28, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: (Oslo Conference Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, May 2-7, 1961), Box #2.004, Folder #4.4]
- Letter from LP to Norman H. Topping, International Medical Congress. RE: Accepts the invitation to speak on genetic defects January 22. Suggests the title of the speech be ‘The Molecular Basis of Genetic Defects’. [Letter from Topping July 21, 1961, July 31, 1961] [Filed under LP Speeches: (Speeches by LP, 1962) Box #1962s Folder #1962s.3]
- Letter from LP to Professor J. A. Christensen, Department of Pharmacology, Hahnemann Medical College, RE: LP will send a reprint of his article in “Science” when it becomes available. A demonstration experiment showing the formation of hydrate crystals with chloroform and other substances would be worthwhile, but LP cannot work on it at the moment because of other constraints on his time. [Letter from J.A. Christensen to LP, June 28, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (C: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #76.1]
- Letter from LP to Professor Paul G. Roofe, Department of Anatomy at the University of Kansas, RE: Thanks Roofe for sending him his reprint and tells him that he is sending him a reprint of his paper under separate cover. [Letter from Roofe to LP July 18, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence (R: Correspondence, 1960-1963), #342.2]
- Letter from LP to Thomas J. Dodd, U.S. Senate, RE: Requests a copy of the report “Communist Infiltration in the Nuclear Test Ban Movement–Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary August 31 to October 10, 1960–Part Two.” [Filed under LP Biographical: (Correspondence re: Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, 1960-1981), Box #2.017, Folder #17.1]
- Letter from Linda Hopkins to A.M. Breckner, RE: Hopkins is sending the 1,500 copies of the Oslo Statement that Breckner requested. [Breckner’s letter July 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: (Oslo Conference Against the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, May 2-7, 1961), Box #2.004, Folder #4.4]
- Letter from Professor I. Rusznyák, President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, to LP, RE: Professor Rusznyák would like to come back to their previous correspondence concerning LP visiting Hungary. Since he has not received any news, he would like to hear of LP’s plans on the matter. [Letter from LP to Professor Rusznyák, August 2, 1961] [Filed under LP Correspondence: (H: Correspondence, 1961-1962), #168.1]
- Letter from Walter Boas to LP, RE: Boas thanks LP for sending him 200 copies of the Oslo Statement. Boas has distributed them to members of the Pugwash groups in Australia. Boas asks LP how much he owes for the copies of the Oslo Statement, as he is willing to pay for the expenses necessary. [Reply from LP August 2, 1961] [Filed under LP Peace: (Correspondence re: circulation and signing of An Appeal to Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, April-December, 1961), Box #5.013, Folder #13.1]
- Report: “Nuclear Energy Programs in Norway,” Office of Naval Research. [Filed under LP Peace: Materials re: Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Waste: Box #7.021, Folder #21.7]