January 19, 1945
Dr. W.W. Palmer
68 West 68th Street
New York, N.Y.
Dear Dr. Palmer:
I am writing to mention to you a problem in connection with my service on the
committee of which you are chairman. This problem also confronts the other western
members of the committee.
I should like to attend the meetings of the committee, and I find it necessary
to travel by train. It is difficult to obtain train reservations on less than thirty
days notice; even with this notice there is considerable difficulty in crossing the
continent. I hope that you will possible to schedule the meetings of the committee
this far ahead.
I would be pleased if the meetings of the committee were to come at such times
as to permit me to do other jobs while in the East. I am leaving this week on a short
trip to Washington and New York, and I have another trip East scheduled for the early
part of March. It would be fine for me if the first meeting of the committee were
to take place early in March.
I do not have any other eastern trips scheduled at present. The time late in
April when the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society
meet would, however, be suitable to me.
I am looking forward to meeting you, and I trust that you will forgive me for
bringing this point about our difficulties of transcontinental travel to your attention.