P. O. BOX 924
JACKSONVILLE 1, FLORIDA
July 28, 1949
Honorable Millard Caldwell
I was in Tallahassee on July 18th and 19th. Yes, attending a
meeting of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Once one
has served on the Commission as long as I did, I suppose it is
in your blood. You can't get it out. Things are certainly not
going well with the Commission since the first of the year. I
hoped to find a few moments to drop around and see you; however
we were busy from early in the morning until late at night,
therefore did not do so.
I am sure the two members of the Commission who formerly served
under you, and Governor Holland, as well as Ex-Commissioners,
truly appreciate what a blessing it was to serve under Governors
who were truly interested in the affairs of the Commission, and
assisted us in keeping politics out of the work.
While in Tallahassee I heard something which pleased me very much.
I understood you were toying with the idea of running for the U.S.
Senate next year. I read in a recent issue of one of our local
papers where you were quoted as saying you were being urged to run
by the people who had more money than you, and what you wanted was
the urge of people who had less. I feel and hope that you will
get the urge and support of both.
I sincerely hope your final decision will be to run. When and if
you make that decision, I wish to go to work immediately and spend
more bf my time and fortune in the political campaign than I have
ever spent before in all that I might have found myself engaged.
At such time as you make a definite decision, if it is (which I
certainly hope it will be) that you will run, I would consider it
a personal privilege to lend you all of the support I possibly can.
I await your command.
With deepest personal regards and again expressing my appreciation
to you for your loyal support during many trying times, as a Member
of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, main
urs very truly,
V/b Lester Varn