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Letter from Linus Pauling to Los Angeles Board No. 234 of the U.S. Selective Service System. October 26, 1942.
Pauling writes to recommend that Eli Mozitt receive a six-month deferment from required military service in order to assist with Pauling's program of scientific war work.


October 26, 1942

Selective Service System

Local Board No. 234

3406 West Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, California


For some time I have been trying to make arrangements to have some psychological work carried out in connection with a confidential research problem of value ot the Nation. Work on this problem is being done under contract between the California Institute of Technology and the Committee on Medical Research of the Office of Scientific Research and Development. Recently arrangements were made under which this physiological work would be done at the University of Southern California, under the direction of Professor Drury and Dr. Mehl. Mr. Eli Mozitt, Order No. 2077, has been employed to carry out this work, to which he is to devote half his time.

We have had difficulty in finding suitably trained men to carry on this war research, and I recommend classification of Mr. Mozitt in Class II-A for the coming six months' period

Respectfully yours,

Linus Pauling, Chairman

Division of Chemistry and

Chemical Engineering


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