Letter to Bert Dosh from John H. Perry, regarding the Cross Florida Barge Canal, January 8, 1951

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Title:
Letter to Bert Dosh from John H. Perry, regarding the Cross Florida Barge Canal, January 8, 1951
Series Title:
Cross State Barge Canal. 1950-1959
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Mixed Material
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English
Creator:
Perry, John H.
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Box: 2
Folder: Cross State Barge Canal. 1950-1959

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Subjects / Keywords:
Dosh, Robert N., 1886-1970
Spatial Coverage:
North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville

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University of Florida
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Mr. R. N. Dosh
Ocala Star-Banner
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Dear Mr. Dosh:

I read the article prepared by you that appeared in the Palm Beach Post this
morning, That's fine.

I had a long session with Congressman Celler yesterday. He's one of the leaders
of the Administration and is very close to Truman. I explained to him that we had
already been appropriated the money for the construction of this canal and that
it was approved a number of times by U. S. engineers as a War Defense measure, etc.
and I asked him if Pepper would be the best man to send over to contact the Presi-
cent and get his authorization to proceed with the construction. He was quite
hesitant and did not think Pepper had as much standing with Truman as he had with
Roosevelt. Celler was good enough to say that if I prepared all of the informa-
tion and sent it to him that he would hop over to the White House and put the
matter up to the President. So will you please gather together all of the data
that you can and send it to Hon. Emanuel Celler, M.C., Washington, D. C. Mark i#
"Personal" and write a note that you are sending it at my request.

I have asked Norvin Veal to supervise the reorganization of the old canal group in
Jacksonville. Walter Coachman who was head of the group has been quite ill and, I
think, just recovered. I do not know whether H. H. Buckman, who was our engineer
in Washington, is still retained by the group or not. I have asked Norve but have
not had any reply from him on it. Norve, please take note and let me have this in-
formation. If Buckman is still on the job in Washington I will have him call on
Celler. Anyway, now's the time to strike. Congress has voted authorization to
build it. All it needs now is the go-ahead sign. It might be that Millard Caldwell,
being the head of Civil Defense, would be the one to get the money. Now s the
time to get the money and start construction. You never know when a global war will
start again but we do know the tremendous amount of ships going around the peninsular
of Florida that were sunk by submarines during the first World war. This canal would
save hundreds of miles and many, many lives which would be endangered by ships having
to sail around the peninsular during a war.

Sinrely yours,




John H. Perry /, (
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cc H.H.Buckman, 518 Woodward Bldg.,Wash, D.C.
Tel National 5056
Walter Coachman, NSV, BB, CK, Mr. Welch, Coe, Bob Sikes