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dc.creatorRoss, F. J. (Frederick Jeffery), 1879-
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-14T19:59:32Z
dc.date.available2019-06-14T19:59:32Z
dc.date.issued1940-05-07
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/26187
dc.descriptionHandwritten letter from Frederick J. Ross to Amon Carter supporting Carter in his battle with Harold Ickes. (enclosed editorial found in Ickes, Harold L. 1940 1 of 3 folder, Item 001)
dc.format.medium7.25x10.5 paper
dc.relationAmon G. Carter Papers (MS 014)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any document or photograph
dc.sourceBox 107, Ickes, Harold L. 1940 2 of 3 folder, Item 054
dc.subjectIckes, Harold L.
dc.subjectCarter, Amon Giles, Sr.
dc.titleLetter re: Ickes feud
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionMay 7. 40 Dear Amon, Many thanks for the Ickes episode. He's a smart on, but you're smarter. I think you had him cold. It was delightful. I'm with you only pary way re Roosevelt. A man as smart as he is has got to be right in some things and for some right things I credit him gladly. But he has the well known Jehovah Complex of the Roosevelts - and in his published instincts he is the nearest thing to Hitler outside of Germany. His weak spot is vanity. This can be tolerated in artists and those who do not have the public welfare in trust. It cannot be trusted in a President. Maybe if I was a Texas my viewpoint would be different. This reminds me that one's ownpolitical problems are not as clear to the fellow who lives somewhere else. I found that out when I came back here and saw that folks here had a hazy grasp of home politics in the U.S.A. and how they can influence foreign policy. To promote a clearer grasp I sent a letter to the "Globe & Mail" which it saw fit to print. I enclose it. Have heard a lot from it - all favorable. Roosevelt friends here are legion. He promised U.S. protection against invasion of Canada. I started the Scotch game of curling this winter. Kept better than for ten years past. Did not need to run away South - so did not get to Fort Worth and use your courteous privilege at your club. But I will come again and look you up. Kindest regards - Sincerely yours Fred Ross P.S. Amon - I'll make you a best - $100 - even money - the U.S.A. is going to fight in a hell of a war - either (a) with the allies, or, (b) alone later. The more hellish will be the (b) war. Take it?


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    The Amon G. Carter Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspapers, scrapbooks, and artifacts. The papers document the history of Fort Worth and the Southwest, as well as Carter's personal and business interests.

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