Telegram from William Randolph Hearst to Julia Morgan, October 16, 1932

William Randolph Hearst   1932-10-16   Cleveland, Ohio

1932 OCT 16 AM 4 37 AB7 270 NL 1/136=CLEVELAND OHIO 15 JULIA MORGAN= MERCHANTS EXCHANGE BLDG SFRAN= PLEASE GET FROM GEORGE BISTANY OF FLEISHHACKER ZOO COPY OF HIS LETTER TO ME SEPTEMBER THIRTIETH REPORTING CONDITION OF ANIMALS AT RANCH AND SUGGESTED CHANGES WHICH SHOWS ABSOLUTE NECESSITY FOR MORE PROTECTION AND CARE AND HOSPITAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ANIMALS ALSO POSSIBLY GREATER SEGREGATION YET MAIN NECESSITY MUST NOT BE FORGOTTEN OF RIDING THROUGH ALL ENCLOSURES AND COMING INTO IMMEDIATE CONTACT WITH ALL ANIMALS STOP I SUGGEST COMPLYING IN THE MAIN WITH RECOMMENDATIONS OF BISTANY FIRST HIRING TWO MORE MEN AND IF NECESSARY LATER THIRD MAN BUT DO NOT THINK THIRD WILL BE NECESSARY STOP SECOND REPLACING BALDWIN BY MAN OF MORE EXPERIENCE AND PERHAPS BETTER TEMPERAMENT STOP BISTANY OFFERS MAN FOR CONSIDERATION WHOSE WORK HE WILL AGREE TO SUPERVISE WITHOUT CHARGE STOP THIRD CONSTRUCTION OF NECESSARY SHELTERS FOOD KITCHENS HOSPITALS ETCETERA WITHOUT GOING AS FAR AS=AB7 2/134= SUPPLYING FRIGIDAIRES AND OTHER REFINEMENTS STOP I WOULD IN FACT PREFER TO ELIMINATE ANIMALS WHICH REQUIRE THESE ULTRAREFINEMENTS AND CONFINE OURSELVES TO ANIMALS WHICH NATURALLY DO WELL ON RANCH STOP FOURTH I DO NOT WANT TO RETAIN BALDWIN FIRST BECAUSE I DO NOT THINK HE REALLY KNOWS THE BUSINESS AND SECOND BECAUSE MOST OF SUMMER WHEN WE HAVE BEEN EXCEEDINGLY SHORT HANDED HE HAS BEEN AWAY FINALLY BECAUSE LOSS OF SOME OF OUR MORE VALUABLE ANIMALS SUCH AS THE GIRAFFES HAS BEEN DUE TO CONFLICT WITH A MAN WHO DID KNOW HOT TO TAKE CARE OF GIRAFFES STOP I WOULD LIKE THIS REORGANIZATION TO GO INTO IMMEDIATE EFFECT AND HAVE TELEGRAPHED PARKS TO COOPERATE WITH YOU OR WITH LOORZ OR WHOMEVER YOU SELECT AS YOUR AGENT= W R HEARST.

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