This is the second page of a letter posted yesterday that Grandpa wrote to Lad.
The Trumbull House
Page 2 of R-24
Sunday, P. M.
Well, I have received a letter from Dan, but alas it was written April 30, mailed from Maracaibo May 11th and reached me on May 23rd. He, of course, had not then received my letter written early in May telling him what Ted’s advice to him was about seeing the lawyer in Caracas. So Lad, be sure he sees all your copies of letters because I have not written him or at least have not sent him the letters I have written you both, for the last two weeks.
Things, according to Ted, do not look so hopeful. Max (Yervant Maxudian, owner and President of Inter-America, Inc., the company Uncle Ted and Lad worked for and the present employer of Dan) is back in Caracas, Rudolph is in New York, why is not known, but on Ted’s advice I have written a letter to the Connecticut Congressman whom I know and asked him to see that it reached the proper man in the State Dept. A copy is enclosed so that you will know what is going on.
As for town news, the darn old Taxpayers Association have presented another petition asking for another town meeting. More fuss and bother. I have passed it on to the lawyers to ask if I should legally call a meeting. If they say “no” and I refuse to do so, I will be accused of trying to hide some wrongdoing.
We also may have to move the office. We have gotten behind in the rent and have been told we will either have to pay up or else. By the time you see me again all my gray hair will be white.
Ced and Dick have just been invited by the Hughes’ to go down with them tomorrow afternoon to visit the Fair https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_New_York_World%27s_Fair. I have heard various reports of it. Some say it is only half finished, others say it is beautiful at night. Others that they soak you an unmercifully high price for food. Dorothy (Peabody) says the theaters in New York are practically on the rocks. Instead of having a busy season as they expected, apparently all the N.Y. people who have money to spend on amusements are going to the Fair instead of the Theater.
Today was a real warm sunshiny day. We badly need rain, as now the grass is beginning to dry up. The lilacs are almost gone and the iris are now coming out.
Lad, I listened to a talk on the radio tonight (Ford Hour) which was rather good. I have written to the Ford Co. asking if they will send a copy of the talk to you. I have also sent a couple of magazines which I hope will reach you safely.
Yesterday I took Dave down to the new Warner (old Cameo) to see Union Pacific https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_(film), which is the best picture of that type I have seen recently.
Well, here’s the end of the paper and it’s getting late, what with the time spent on the enclosed letter to my Congressman, so goodbye and good luck, from your old DAD
Tomorrow I will post the long letter to Mr. Austin, the Connecticut Congressman that Grandpa knows, asking him to pass it on to the State Department. In it Grandpa tells the history of Lad and Dan’s association with Inter-America, Inc. and Yervant Maxudian.