Robb, Walter, May 12, 1947.
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MAY 16 RECD
WALTER ROBS 554 2nd Avenue San Francisco 18 California
May 12 1947
Your problem is the education of American opinion on the topic of Sunpower: atomic energy. My observation as a newspaperman is that to date you have succeeded best in the field of the press--among newspapermen rather than in the broader field comprising their readers. A further step might be for you to enlist some outstanding newspapermen in your behalf by direct acquaitanceship with them through correspondence; so that they will spread the word, help raise your first million dollars, and other millions after that. I think of Lee Shippey, Los Angeles Times: "The Lee Side o' Life;" Vincent Mahoney, chief editorial writer, the San Francisco Chronicle; and Herb Caen, columnist, same paper. Actually, a formally organized auxiliary among such high-type Americans should be of the utmost aid to/you. They would gladly help consistently. Very sincerely yours, Walter Robb.
Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists 90 Nassau Street, Princeton.
I've sent your circular to f:iends in Manila. You have my chip-in, but please call on me again next year, should it arrive.
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