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July 21, 1939 [[strikethrough]] Commander C. A. Bailey U.S.S. HOUSTON c/o P.M. San Pedro, California [[/strikethrough]] ^[[note address given in letter]] Dear Commander Bailey: That was certainly a nice letter you wrote me in appreciation of the pamphlet on the scientific results of the Presidential Cruise. I am headed for the coast some time in September. If I can arrange it, I shall certainly go through Los Angeles and say, "How do you do" to you at Long Beach. I would like to make that Alaskan cruise, too, but I understand it is to be a very quick one, though lately the papers have put forward the possibility that the President may return by way of the Panama Canal. This is an anniversary year for the Zone and so he no doubt will be sorely tempted. But from the looks of the political situation, he will have to stick pretty close to Washington. Next year will be a lively one. With kind regards, Sincerely, Waldo L. Schmitt, Curator, Division of Marine Invertebrates. WLS:LMc
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