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1945/01/23: Joseph Cudahy to C. E Godshalk


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January 23 1945
Letter from Joseph Cudahy to C. E. Godshalk saying that the road, bridge, and traffic situation will have to await the Cudahy's return. They are thinking of hiring a traffic expert at that time. The Arboretum's budget is double what it was ten years ago, and serious consideration must be given to future expenditures. There will be no tea room or provision for feeding people on the Arboretum's grounds. If Mrs. Brossman wishes to establish a restaurant, it must not be on Arboretum property, and the Arboretum will not help fund or encourage this enterprise. They do not propose to erect any buildings to provide for a nature school. No commitment has been made regarding future Flower Shows on Thornhill grounds. The one they did host caused a great deal of work for Arboretum employees and was not as financially successful as the Illinois Garden Club expected. There is no reason for the Arboretum to get into animal husbandry or 4H. They acquired the farm lands to protect the privacy of the Arboretum. He would like the Arboretum to dispose of the pure bred hogs. Farming should be kept to growing crops, perhaps later on feeding the crops to steers. The only housing they are interested in building is houses for employees located in strategic locations in the Arboretum to help protect it. They would only approve farm buildings on Warrenville Road when it is absolutely necessary to protect Arboretum equipment. The landing field for airplanes is out of the question. They are interested in Godshalk's ideas on future development, but suggest they be confined to trees and woody plants and to scientific work with them. The Cudahys are disappointed that Godshalk feels Jones cannot handle the bookkeeping. If Jones does the label work and Miss Rasch and Mrs. Jones divide the bookkeeping, there will not be any increase in pay. They are sorry to learn Mrs. Jones has been ill and wonder whether she will be able to satisfactorily continue with her work in the future.
Godshalk, Clarence E. (received by)
Cudahy, Jean Morton (is related to)
Brossman, Mrs. (is related to)
Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. (is related to)
Jones, Verne (is related to)
Jones, Edna (is related to)
Naser, Evelyn M. (is related to)
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