March 11, 1942
Dear General Parker:
Since returning from the Fort I have been reflecting that you might be able to use a half hour comedy skit on some of those camp programs, and that I might be able to repay your hospitality to a certain extent by writing one and turning it over to you.
At the moment I'm thinking of a dramatic picture of barracks at reveille time. Humorously treated, of course, but accurate enough to be recognized. If it were funny enough I think the boys would like it and it could be used in more camps than one. It has occurred to me that I could make the sketch more authentic and probably more effective if I could have the help of one of your public relations boys in preparing the script. Would it be possible for somebody like Hargrove to come to New York for two or three days to work this thing out with me? I shall try to write it whether I can get help or not, but one of the men who slept in the same barracks and knows all the procedure, could certainly add to the local color.
Best regards to you and Mrs. Parker. 2
March 21, 1942
Dear Crouse, Fadiman, et al.:
If I know what your letter to the President means I'm afraid I can't go along with you. The people of a democracy should never ask