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HomeMy WebLinkAboutCarl Estes, Owner & Publisher at LNJ 20th Anniversary Papersof k SOUTHLAND LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY DALLAS ,TEXAS JOHN W. CARPENTER December 13, 1954 CHAIRMAN OF THE BOAR. Mr. Carl Estes, Publisher The Longview Daily News - Longview Morning Journal Longview, Texas Dear Friend: The year Nineteen Hundred Fifty-four will soon be counted in our yesterdays along with all of the years of the past, and we look forward to the New Year soon to begin. We not only think of plans for our endeavors of the future, but in retrospect we think of the yesterdays: especially do we think of our friends and of the good deeds by them; the things which make for more happiness in the world; the things said and done for our neighbors and our immediate friends; for our State and also our United States of America. I think of you among the very top ones whom I honor and love and hold in my highest esteem. The leadership which you have contributed to the building of East Texas into a greater and greater segment of the Southwest is outstanding. I think especially of your activity in bringing the R. G. Le Tourneau, Inc., and the Texas Eastman Company (a division of Eastman Kodak) into being and into reality in East Texas. I also think of the Resistol Hats, Inc., a credit to your fine leadership; the Bell and Gossett Com- pany; Pittsburgh Screw and Bolt Company, and others, including the help which you gave to me in connection with the founding and building of Lone Star Steel Company. On the beginning of this Holiday Season and the view of the New Year just on the horizon ahead, I want to express my deep appreciation to you for all of the mul- titude of things in the nature of doing good for your neighbors and friends over the many years past. Your life has been a great contribution of service rendered to your fellow man. Your life has been and is a constituent part of the development and build- ing of the great East Texas oil industry, and I might as well say the great oil industry of the Southwest, which is so vital and important to the millions of people not only in the Southwest but the world over. Your life and your spirit is a constituent part of the progress made in all industries where petroleum and petroleum products, together with natural gas, are utilized for the comfort and good of mankind. Yes, I repeat, your life has been and is a contribution of service to your fellow men, and in con- clusion I want to wish for you and your dear wife a happy and joyous season through- out the Holidays and into the coming New Year and on through the year 1955 and all of the years to come, and I hope that your years to come will be many. With highest regards and deepest appreciation and with sincere best wishes for the future, I am JWC:eah Cordially and sincerely your friend, LYNDON B.JOHNSON TEXAS Dear Carl: ,Unifrb $hdes p mate (Offue of toe Pemarratic Xraber Waskington, V. (9. December 13, 1954 The pages of this Industrial Progress Edition of the great newspapers you have built not only tell a story about the industrial development of East Texas. They also tell a story about Carl Estes. Hbr two full decades you have been publisher of the Longview Daily News and the Longview Morning Journal. For an even longer time you have been the leader of the leaders in East Texas' inspiring civic and industrial progress. Factory buildings in which East Texans are productively at work constitute a monument to you. You have made a permanent imprint on the region you love so well. Thousands of individuals are happier and more prosperous as a result of the work you have done. You are a builder in the American -- and the truly Texan -- tradition. I join all your thousands of friends and admirers in extending my warmest congratulations and my most cordial good wishes. Mr. Carl Estes The Longview News P. 0. Drawer 1792 Longview, Texas Co., Inc. FRED F. FLORENCE PMCIIDCNT RE PUBLIC NATIONAL BANK Mr. Carl Estes The Longview Daily News Longview, Texas My dear friend Carl: OF ]DAY T,A4 CAPITAL AND SURPLUS 850,000,000 DALLAS 22,TEXZkS December 9, 1954 On the occasion of your 20th Anniversary as owner and publisher of your two excellent newspapers, we want to extend our heartiest congratulations to you and our very best wishes for your continued success, and for your personal good health and happiness. Throughout the long years of your illustrious life you have been a useful and patriotic American citizen, and rendered wonderful service to your city, your state and your country. You have had the vision to see the opportunities that existed in our state, and have been the most influential factor in bringing many wonderful industries to Texas. All of us owe a great debt of gratitude to you, as one of the prime benefactors of our people With renewed assurance of my highest esteem, and all good wishes to you always, Sincerely your friend, resident TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION "OUR BUSINESS IS HELPING YOUR BUSINESS" 1716 SAN ANTONIO STREET • PHONE 7-2023, 7-2813 • AUSTIN I, TEXAS December 27, 1954 Mr. Carl Estes, Publisher Longview News -Journal Longview, Texas Dear Carl: Note that you are marking your twentieth anniversary in Longview, and I want to join your many, many friends and admirers throughout Texas in offering my congratulations. Speaking officially as President of the Texas Press Association, and for myself personally, I want to say that your devoted service to your community and to East Texas offers a goal at which every publisher might aim. I have often wondered what your own city of Longview would be without Carl Estes. At the same time that you turned out one of the finest papers in the South, you have taken time to bring new industry of the right type to Longview, and have helped to built a great city. As Longview has gained, so has East Texas and, in fact, our entire state. We, your fellow publishers in the Texas Press Association, say, "You have done an outstanding job for the past twenty years; we look forward to your doing an even greater ,lob for our pro- fession and your community in the years to come." With warmest personal regards, I am Sincerely W. R. BEAUMIER OFFICERS: W. R. Beaumie,, Lufkin Daily News, President; Russell Bryant, Italy News -Herald, Vice -President; Tam Whitehead, Brerdsam Banner -Press, `Q r �,k;p Seccemry-Treasurer; Vem Sanford, TPA Central Office, Austin, General Manager. PP -Cf EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Arthur H. Kower4 Fredericksburg Standard (Immediate Past President) Chairman; J. C. Phillips, Borges News-Herald04 (1955); O. J. Wilkerson, Pore Neches Chronicle (1955); James N. Allison, Midland Reporter -Telegram (1956); J. C. Smyth, Liberty Vindicator (1956); 0 . L. B. Smith, Brady Standard (1957); Dave Leavell, Galveston News -Tribune (1957); Patsy Woodall, Huntsville Item (Gulf Coast Press Association Presi- dent); William P. Davis, Waxahachie Light (North & East Texas Press Association President); Ben Ezzell, Canadian Record (Panhandle Press Association President); Curtis J. Sterling, Brownfield News (South Plains Press Association President); William E. Berger, Hondo Anvil -Herald (South Texas Press Association President); Bill Collyas, Midland Reporter -Telegram (West Texas Press Association President.) �( Z (A 0 EDITORIAL BOARD: Veto Sanford, Chairman; W. R. Beaumier, Vice,Chairman; V. D. Ringwald, Alice Daily Echo; W. Glynn Morris, Amarillo Globe- �P Times; Emie Deane, Mena Daily News; Victor B. Fain, Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel; Joe Pouns, Pecos Enterprise; Roy M. Craig, Stamford American; Ward Lowe, News; Rigby Owen, Conroe Courier Coast Press Association Vice -President); Jack R. Hawkins, 'CRESS Lampasas Dispatch; Per O'Bryan, Weslaco (Gulf PSS Groesbeck Journal (North and East Texas Press Association Vice President); Lester Campbell; McLean News (Panhandle Press Association Vice-Presi- dea ); Neal Van2and,, Gaines Co. News, Seagraves (South Plains Press Association Vice -President); Durwood Fuchs, Giddings News (South Texas Press Association Vice-president); Ed Harris, Jr., Graham Leader (West Texas Press Association Vitt -President.) SUN OIL COMPANY JNO. G. PEW PHILADELPHIA 3,PA. VICE PRESIDENT December 15, 1954 Mr. Carl L. Estes P. 0. Drawer #k1792 Longview, Texas Dear "Wildman": I am informed that the Annual East Texas Indus- trial Progress Edition of The Longview Daily News and The Long- view Morning Journal to be published on January 1, 1955, will be dedicated to you on the occasion of your twentieth anniver- sary as owner -publisher of the two papers. This is indeed a great tribute to you and one that is truly deserved. Not many people know much bettdr than I, because of our close association in many problems that we have worked on together in behalf of the State of Texas and oar nation, how generous you have been with your time, efforts and talents. The City of Longview and Last Texas are rightfully proud of the won- derful contributions you have made in the interests of that great and progressive section of the State of Texas. Indeed, you have been a Big Wheel there, and as a result of your accomplish- ments, Longview and East Texas should always remain a white spot on the map, come what may. I am glad to join your many friends and associates in paying tribute to you. Berta, Jack Jr. and Ricky join me in very best wishes always to you and Margaret. Cordially yours, `�Ablfiw JGP:r e r 9: F Vi; EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT ALLAN SHIVERS AUSTIN. TEXAS GOVERNOR December 10, 195+ Mr. Carl Estes, Publisher THE LONGVIEW NEWS -JOURNAL Longview, Texas Dear Carl: It is indeed a pleasure to extend my heartiest congratulations to you on the occasion of your twentieth anniversary as owner -publisher of the Longview newspapers. The people of Texas, and of East Texas partic- ularly, owe you a tremendous debt of :*ratitude for the excellent leadership you have displayed in civic and industrial development. It is my fervent hope that your distinguished career of public service will continue for many years. With warmest personal re7ards, I am AS :bab Sincere y yours, V� ALLAN SHIVERS HUMBLE OIL & REFINING COMPANY HOUSTON 1,TExAS Dec. 29, 1954 NINES N. BANE R, PRE SIO ENT Mr. Carl Estes Owner -Publisher, The Longview News Co., Inc. P. 0. Drawer 1792 Longview, Texas Dear Carl: I have learned today of the observance of the 20th anniversary of your ownership and publication of the Longview News, and wish to congratulate you on this observance and the great number of contri- butions you have made to progress in East Texas, in the state, and in the nation. You have shown real imagination, aggressiveness, and most unusual courage as a publisher. You have never been afraid to take a position on all matters of public concern. You have been a leader at all times and an advocate of worth -while projects and undertakings for the upbuilding of your area and all of Texas. During this time you have made an outstanding contribution to the progress of the oil industry through the wide dissemination of news, the favorable interpretation of issues involved in the complex prob- lems of the industry, and in offering sound solutions to many of these problems. May the next 20 years be as fruitful as the last: Sincerely, J. A. ELK[ NS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD December 28, 1954 Mr. Carl Estes Longview, Texas Dear Carl: May I add my own sincere congratulations to those you will receive from your host of friends on the memorable occasion of your twentieth anniversary as publisher of the Longview News and Journal. You are one of the outstanding journalists and industrialists in this section of our country, and you have contributed immeasurably to the progress at- tained by the Southwest, and especially in the East Texas area, over the past quarter century. No one in the State of Texas has contributed more to the political welfare and accomplishments than you have. As a friend, a citizen, and as a man, you have no peer, and I am pleased when an opportunity arises for me to make public pronouncement of my high regard and personal friendship for you. Most sincerely, G' A. Elkins TEXAS EASTMAN COMPANY DIVISION OF EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY L ON G V I E W, T FE X AS December 28, 1954 ADDRESS REPLY TO P. O. BOX Ell KINGSPORT. TENNESSEE Mr. Carl L. Estes, Publisher THE LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS and THE LONGVIEW MORNING JOURNAL P. 0. Drawer 1792 Longview, Texas Dear Carl: Please allow me to congratulate you on the occasion of your twentieth anniversary as publisher of the Longview newspapers. You are to be particularly commended for the work you have done personally, as well as for the support of your newspapers, in establishing and supporting industries in that area. Your efforts and those of your associates and fellow townsmen were of great assistance to us in finding solutions to the many problems of locating and se- curing a satisfactory site for our plant, an adequate raw materials source, water supply, and good railroad and highway connections. We are happy to join others in this message of congratulations. JamesCHjhite ma Yours very truly, GUY CORDON, OREG., CHAIRMAN EUGENE O. MILLIKIN, COLO. JAMES E. MURRAY, MONT. GEORGE W. MALONE. NEV. CLINTON P. ANDERSON N. MEX. ARTHUR V. ."KING, WAN RUSSELL R. LONG, LA. HENRY C. DWORSHAK, IDAHO HENRY M. JACKSON. WASH. THOMAS H. KUCHEL, CALIF. PRICE DANIEL, TEX. FRANK A. GANNETT, WYO. ALTON LENNON, N. C. EDWARD D. CRIPPA, WYO. THOMAS A. RURKE, ONIO KIRKLEY S. COULTER. CHIEF CLERK 'WnifeD ztafez ,ensue COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS December 10, 1954 Hon. Carl L. Estes Box 1792 Longview, Texas Dear Commander: I appreciate the opportunity of expressing my appreciation for the work you have done in securing industries for the East Texas area. The progress which has been made in this field throughout the eastern part of our State is due in no small part to your untiring efforts in publicizing the excellent facilities available to manufacturers of various products. The result of what you have done for East Texas, of course, has been of great benefit to the entire State. The attraction of industry to any one particular area necessarily carries with it the beginning of a trend among industrial leaders to look with favor upon the southwest part of the United States, and particularly our great State of Texas. Throughout the many years I have had the pleasure of knowing you so well, I can personally attest to the efforts you have expended and the good you have done. Thank you, Commander - your good work will not be forgotten and the fruits of your labor will continue to benefit the people of the State you have served so well. Sin ls, t y y r� PD /it Liberty, Texas MERCANTILE NATIONAL AT DALLAS nl DALLAS 22, TEXAS December 27, 1954 Mr. Carl L. Estes, Publisher The Longview News and Journal Longview, Texas Dear Friend Carl: BANK It has come to my attention that the Industrial Progress edition of your newspapers, to be published January 1, will be dedicated to you on the occasion of your 20th Anniversary as publisher of the Longview Daily News and the Longview Morning Journal. As your friend of many years, I have watched with keen interest the amazing growth and development of the great city and area served by you and your splendid newspapers. From the early days of the East Texas oil field you have constantly fought for progress. Your leadership in the industrial field has borne a bountiful harvest not only for East Texas but for the entire state. Texas is a great state because of you and men like you. Things do not just happen - - they come only as the end result of good leadership, supported by good citizenship. Dallas is proud of Longview and East Texas and honors you for what you have done in making that area one of the brightest spots on the nation's business maps. For your distinguished service to your city, state, and nation, I extend my personal commendation. Sincerely yours, Chairman of the Board RLT: by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 50 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA NEW YORK, N.Y. December 21, 1954, Mr. Carl Estes, Publisher, The Longview News Co., Inc., Longview, Texas. Dear Mr. Estes: It gives me great satisfaction to salute you on your twentieth anniversary as owner and publisher of The Longview Daily News and Longview Morning Journal. It must be gratifying to you to review your varied accomplishments and the benefits which the great Longview territory has derived therefrom. A newspaper's responsibilities to its community are both great and diverse. It must present the news fairly and honestly so that its readers may be well informed. It has an obligation to provide an effective advertising medium for healthy commercial activity. It must be a soundly operated business enterprise or it can achieve none of its objectives. An effective newspaper is an instrument of great good for its community. It provides leadership for enterprise and initiative. In that particular area of responsibility, as well as in the others, you have achieved outstanding results as attested by the growth of the territory and the establishment of new industries which your energies helped bring to the city. I congratulate you on past achievements and trust that the next twenty years may be equally gratifying to the community and satisfying to you. With best wishes and regards, Sincerely y rs, FRANK J_STARZ£L GENERAL MANAGER J. A. NEAT M, VICE-PRESIDENT HUMBLE OIL & REFINING COMPANY HOUSTON I,TEXAS December 27, 1954 Mr. Carl Estes Owner—Publisher, The Longview News Co., Inc. P. 0. Drawer 1792 Longview, Texas Dear Carl: My warmest congratulations to you on this, the observance of your 20th anniversary as owner—publisher of two of our state's outstanding newspapers. Ours has been a long and close friendship, and over the years I have observed with increasing admiration your many constructive contributions to the upbuilding of not only East Texas, but also the entire state. You have given generously of your time and energy in order to speed the industrial groufliof East Texas. You have been a staunch friend and supporter of our great oil industry. In every way possible, you have helped make Texas an even better place in which to live and work. Many of your contributions you have made through the medium of your two fine papers. Like your other endeavors, they bear the stamp of your civic business genius. It is both a privilege and a pleasure, Carl, to be able to pay this tribute to a good friend, a great publisher, and a distinguished Texan. Sincerely yours, JAN r \ spy JOHN BEN SHEPPERD ATTORNEY GENERAL u December 20, 1954 Mr. Carl Estes, Owner -Publisher Longview Daily News -Morning Journal P. 0. Drawer 1792 Longview, Texas Dear Commander: I am glad to have this opportunity to congratulate you on your Twentieth Anniversary as Publisher of the Long- view Daily News and the Longview Morning Journal. The history of the News -Journal under your sponsorship is inseparable from the history of the progress of East Texas. Your papers personify the finest traditions of American journalism. In the years I have known you, you have fearlessly castigated the wrongdoings of public officials in the State and the Nation and praised where praise was due. Your outspoken crusade for better govern- ment has made you known far beyond the boundaries of our State. Not only have you sought the best in service for the people, but you have worked long and tirelessly for the welfare of Gregg County. You have brought such indus- tries as R. G. LeTourneau, Texas Eastman, and Pittsburgh Bolt and Screw Company to East Texas. Every worth -while civic cause has benefited from your helping hand and superior abilities. I am proud to call a man so dedicated to protecting Christian principles in government and public life my friend. You are an example to us all in your devotion to truth, responsibility and public service. JBS:bt ( angrrav of t4r'p itett Mates 'AcuoY of Tafrromtat[UYS 19"4ingtm A c . ` rto4t,pldm u December 21, 1954 Dear Carl: I welcome this occasion to join your many friends and associates in extending congratulations to you for your splendid work in promoting the civic and industrial progress of our section in the last twenty years. Your twenty years as owner and publisher of the Longview Daily News and the Long- view Morning Journal have been marked by a singular devotion to advancing the welfare of East Texas. Our State and the East Texas area have experienced an unprecedented period of growth these past twenty years. We have come a long way from the underdeveloped largely agricul- tural economy of the early 1930's to our present solid industrial base. Future citizens of this section will derive the benefits of an ever-expanding standard of living that comes with industry, diversification and specialization. While we have been aided by the over-all economic growth of the nation in the past twenty years, our local growth did not come about automatically. There are quite a few sections of the country that have not kept pace with the nation's growth. Some are even in a state of absolute decline. Industrial progress emerges over the years only as a result of the ceaseless, day-to-day activity of enterprising individuals. Your career has been essentially that. We see about us tangible evidence of your imagination, enterprise and tenacity of purpose. Your efforts in the drive for industrial and civic progress have helped bring us such major establish- ments as R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. , the Texas Eastman Company, Resistol Hats, Inc. , Bell and Gossett Company, to name only a few. Your efforts were particularly helpful and greatly appre- ciated in the establishment of Lone Star Steel. These establishments have contributed to the en- richment of local civic life, in addition to providing jobs and expanding payrolls. Trade and agriculture have been benefited not only in Longview and Gregg County, but the First Congressional District, which I have the honor to repre- sent, has profited too, as a part of the well-being of this area has overflowed into Harrison County. When future historians appraise the evolving picture of American growth and development these last few decades, I am sure that despite the emergence to prominence of the new managers, they will recognize the fundamental role of enter- prising pioneers like yourself. Again I congratulate you and I am pleased at the "re- flecting glory", which your fine record of achievements brings to this great State, and particularly our section -- East Texas. I know they will continue to grow by reason of your tireless and effective efforts. Iam With kindest personal regards and very best wishes, Sincerely your Wri2 t Patman Mr. Carl Estes, Publisher Longview Daily News & Morning Journal Longview, Texas TEXAS POWER & LIGHT COMPANY FIDELITY UNION LIFE BUILDING DALLAS,TEXAS W. W. LYNCH December 30, 1954 PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER Dear Carl; I want to take advantage of the opportunity to congratulate you, the people of Longview, and the people of your organization on your 20th anniversary as publisher of the Longview News and Journal. You have a great record of accomplish- ment over a long period of time, and I take much pleasure in being one of your multitude of friends from many parts of the nation who wish for you a continuation of that progress and achievement. With warm personal regards, Yours sincer Mr. Carl Estes, Publisher Longview News and Journal Longview, Texas ,suprtw (4=t of * mteD 29tatts ��rfry ZGc, �yf /,,.yam-� �/ ..� �/a.,, ye-� _.-- - �...-u.:.h.�.C,•• � /K v(Lsaf /� 064 Py 2w .. / .' �l�f� YAG.-�/ iK•..{ �.. — / /� Q , Zc..a.n.s+9/f 1�.-t - r4 i/O-4 G -c, %-.G. rL�.�'q A, if( `+-cv�ccc L`. - �'�R.. mss.? Rc.4 �y 7�0 /l.�•a.6. _ cc.�tcf S��i. �� - �`� , I'•u-Y'�i.:�u. �Gt.r�..t.,s 1..s � lt...e.•1J,,... G� . n-�.-� ; W411? tACA-PICA, Tom Clark ORPORAT O N NEw vO Rlt GENERAL OFFICES ;NEWS BUILDING NEW YORK CITY HUGH BAILLIE PRESIDENT Dear Mr. Estes: Hearty congratulations on you as Publisher of The Longview Daily News and Journal. Your readers in Longview and East gratulated, too, on these newspapers which December 14, 195+ r Twentieth Anniversary The Longview Morning Texas are to be con- do so excellent a job of covering the news of the world and the news of their own community. During the last two decades the Daily News and the Journal, with the United Press, have covered some of the biggest stories of all time, stories of war, political upheaval, scientific progress and the growth of our own country, which have had their effects on the lives of all of us. we are proud of our many years of association with you in this important task of daily news coverage. Herers looking forward to the next twenty years of growth and expansion of your newspapers, and to the continuing prosperity and development of Longview. With every good wish, believe me, Sincerely yours, Mr. Carl Estes, Publisher, The Longview Daily News and Morning Journal, Longview, Texas. HB: JL G�19@097 oi= " W1-dnkm _' bix4g HARRY ROLNICK PRESIDENT T H E W O R L D'S M O S T M O D E R N H A T P L A N T NEW YORK CITY EMPIRE STATE BUILDING 350 FIFTH AVENUE Mr, Carl Estes Longview News -Journal Longview, Texas Dear Carl: ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TC GARLAND, TEXAS PHONE DALLAS, TENISON-6105 December 27, 1954 I have just learned that the Longview News -Journal is preparing to celebrate its twentieth anniversary. This brings to mind my first contact with you, when you called me long distance, explaining you had heard we contemplated building a fur felting plant, and asking for an appointment. I told you at the time that you were too late, that we had just about finished arrangements in another very fine community, and it was too bad you hadn't contacted me sooner, Immediately, that Carl Estes personality and perseverance started to flow from the mouth of the inimitable Carl Estes, Regardless of how much I insisted that we were not interested, you were determined - and the next morning, I found you sitting on our doorstep in Garland. I am reminded further of how you persuaded me to visit your fine city of Longview, and of the effort, time and money that were put forth to convince our board of directors that Longview was the place for us to locate. Then, the difficulties we had over the water situation, and the hot summer days that we trekked across various plant sites, and the numerous obstacles that presented themselves, and how you, in your determined manner, made light of them. I can say for this company that these efforts, and the efforts of other leading citizens in your community, were the cause of our changing plans and moving to Longview, We are deeply grateful to you and the citizens of Longview, and want to congratulate your very fine city for having such a splendid civic leader and citizen as Carl Estes, May you continue to do the splendid work for this thriving community for many more years to come, Sincerely, RESISTOL "SELF -CONFORMING" HATS C �y/ �� H�11arr Roln�Pre s/#/lent yy� mb /{?� // q.. TUCu //LCz-GYa ST Di n t sj W.. )wa gleam WNW, 0 OF M4mrwi " LOU,,,) 1 t, FRANK W CHAIRMAN OF THEEBOARD December 10, 1954 Mr. Carl Estes Publisher The Longview News Co. Inc. Longview, Texas Dear Carl: I have just had on my desk a picture from the Longview Daily News showing the signing of an electric contract between Pittsburgh Screw and Bolt Company and Southwestern Gas and Electric Company. I was indeed glad to see your face among those present at this very interesting meeting. It has given me a great deal of pleasure to have my company permitted a part in the fine industrial development of this area in northeast Texas and especially Longview, which you have headed up. I feel you deserve a large portion of the credit for the location of our largest generating plant, Knox Lee, on Lake Cherokee. This, of course, was made necessary by reason of the location by the good people of Longview and East Texas of the Texas Eastman Company (a division of Eastman Kodak), Bell and Gossett Company, Resistol Hats, Inc., R. G. LeTourneau and Pittsburgh Screw and Bolt Company. More paver to you, Carl, and may God long preserve you and your ideals for the continued development of this area. Yours very truly, p Frank M. Wilkes:EI F G.GURLEY PRESIDENT THE ATCHISON,To PEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY SYSTEM HO EAST JACKSON BOULEVARD, CHICAGO 4, ILLINOIS December 20, 1; - Dear Carl: On the occasion of your 20th Anniver- sary as owner publisher of two outstanding newspapers in Long*ew, I want to extend most gr hearty conatulai,i*s upon the many years of unselfish service 6voted to the welfare of East Texas in genual and Longview in particular. One of the major factors in bringing about the rapid growth of your fine city has been your leaderst[ip and untiring effort in attracting many ir*ortant industries to Longview. The continued success of those industries and others who will seUct Lorjgview is assured by the friendly and cooperative attitude of the good people of the area. With warm persoaal regards and best wishes, I am Yours sinoerely, S Mr. Carl 'Estes, Fublisl►er Longview Daily News Longview, Texas GUY A. THOMPSON, TRUSTEE MISSOURI PACIFIC LINES P. J. NEFF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ST LOUIS 3. M0. December 21, 1954 Dear Mr. Estes: May I congratulate you on this occasion, your 20th anniversary as publisher of the Longview Daily News and Longview Morning Journal. Twenty years in journalism is an accomplishment of which you can be justifiably proud, but more important is the fact that during those twenty years you have caused your pub- lications to become so integral a part of your community's life. Through their influence, guided by your unremitting effort and boundless faith in the future of the area served by your papers, your city and Gregg county generally, have immeasur- ably benefited. Civic progress and industrial development in your area have reached high degrees of achievement because you and your publications set high goals, and worked unceasingly for their attainment. The Missouri Pacific Lines is proud to have been a partner in various aspects of your enterprise. We salute you on this occasion and count it an honor to include you among our most highly esteemed friends. Sincerely yours, Mr. Carl Estes Publisher, The Longview News -Journal Longview, Texas THE TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY TEXAS AND PACIFIC BUILDING DALLAS 2, TEXAS W. G. VOLLMER. PaE IOEN* December 14, 1954 Mr. Carl L. Estes Publisher Longview News Company, Inc. Longview, Texas Dear Mr. Estes: My sincere congratulations to you upon the 20th anniversary of your ownership of the Longview Daily News and the Longview Morning Journal. You and your newspapers have been a constructive force in the economic development of Longview and the East Texas area. The contribution you have made to this section of our great state will long stand as a monument to your vigorous leadership. And I am sure that your future efforts toward the development of the rich resources of East Texas will be as vigorous and productive as they have been in the past. It is my sincere wish that the January 1st edition of your two papers, which are to be dedicated to you, will be another star in your crown of achievements. With every good wish for your health and happiness. Yours sincerely, C O M P A N Y December 23, 1954 MORTON GROVE, ILLINOIS INDEPENDENCE 3.4040 1E3EPHONE ORCHARD 3-3)00 Mr. Carl L. Estes Longview, Texas Dear Carl: It has come to our attention that you are celebrating your 20th Anniversary as the owner of the Longview Daily News and the Longview Morning Journal, and knowing this, we would be amiss in not writing you on this occasion and telling you what you personally have meant to Bell & Gossett Company as well as what you have meant to Longview and the entire State of Texas. Just a little over a year ago you came into our office telling us what a wonderful city and community you had in Longview, Texas; about the fine people, the fine climate, the natural resources,and many other compliments. We took you at your word and began to investigate the possibilities of Bell & Gossett Company moving their operation from De Queen, Arkansas, to Longview. We worked pretty fast, and with your help and the help of a number of other fine citizens of your town we were able to move our operations from Arkansas to Longview the first of March. This move has proven a very successful one, but we find now that our quarters are quite inadequate and that we have an expansion program that should enable us to be a real factor in manufacturing our various products in your city. We have certain steps under way which, if successful, will enable us to grow much faster, employ many more people, thereby becoming a progressive, growing company that only Texans would know how to tell of our growth, Mr. Carl Estes, if it hadn't been for you and your dynamic, sincere personality, I am sure that we wouldn't have moved into Texas. We are very grateful to you for helping us make up our mind; we are very grateful to you for the fine cooperation that you have given us since we have been in your community, and the officers of Bell & Gossett like to publicly state this for we believe that we have just started this fine friend- ship and cooperation that exists between the Longview community and ourselves. We fully realize that this has been a tough year for you personally and we are grate-- ful to the Almighty that ,you have been able to come through your ordeal and that you are now on the road to recovery. We want to say that at no time during your past illness have you let down a minute in your thinking of what good you can do for the Longview community at large. We are happy to count you and your good wife as our friends and we hope that we can repay you good people by our growth and our cooperation. We further want to state that we are grateful to the people of Longview for their fine cooperation and especially to your newspaper staff. They have been most kind and it is our wish that the new year 1955, the beginning of your 21st year of newspaper leadership, will be most successful. Sincerely ,tours, P R O D U C T S LEVERETT SALTONSTALL. MASS., CHAIRMAN STYLES SRI... E, N. H. RICHARD B. RUSSELL, GA. RALPH E. FLANDERS, VT. HARRY FLOOD BYRD, VA. MARGARET CHASE SMITH, MAINE LYNDON B. JOHNSON. TEX. ROBERT C. HENDRICKSON, N. J. ESTES KEFAUVER,TENN. FRANCIS CASE, S. OAK. LESTER C. HUNT, WYO. JAMES H. DUFF, PA. JOHN C. STENNIS, MISS. JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, KY. STUART SYMINGTON. MO. PHILIP K. ALLEN, CHIEF CLERK 'Nu feb Zfafes Zerrafe COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES December 13, 1954 Mr. Carl Estes The Longview News Co., Inc. P. 0. Drawer 1792 Longview, Texas Dear Carl: It is with a great deal of pleasure that I have learned of the dedication to you next January 1, on the 20th anniversary of your two fine newspapers. No citizen that I know has done more for his community, or his state, than. Carl Estes; and I also remember with deep grati- tude the help given the young Air Force when it was trying to get on its feet, this at the time I had the honor of being the Secretary of that service. Congratulations to you, and to the fine people of Texas for the honors they are paying to an outstanding American. 3S:h Sincerely, ulI., a� T�1�",� BEEMAN FISHER December 14, 1954 VICE-PRESIDENT AND ASST. TO THE PRESIDENT Mr. Carl Estes, Owner -Publisher THE LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS and LONGVIEW MORNING JOURNAL Longview, Texas Dear Carl: I'm told that the annual East Texas Industrial Progress Edition of The Longview Daily News and The Long- view Morning Journal will be dedicated to you on the occasion of your 20th anniversary as owner -publisher of the two papers. This is of special significance to me because I was privileged to attend the party the people of Long- view gave you when you purchased the Longview paper. Little did the people realize then that through your leadership Longview would become an important industrial city. The East Texas Industrial Progress Edition is a fine tribute, but in the minds and hearts of many of your friends, every issue of your papers has been a tribute to your const and effective efforts to help build East Texas, and all of Texas. As one of your long-time personal friends, I congratulate you on this special recognition you are re- ceiving. However, I know that in your case, the comple- tion of 20 years with your papers is but another mile- stone in your long career of achievement, and there will be no let up in the fine work you are doing. BF: mg °�o o° Commission W. E. DYCHE, JR. HOMER GARRISON, JR. '•�,�•�^ Chairman Director TOE S. FLETCHER Asst. Director TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY SAM ALDRIDGE HOXIE H. THOMPSON Commissioners BOX 4087, NORTH AUSTIN STATION AUSTIN December 16, 1954 Mr. Carl Estes Publisher -Owner LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS LONGVIEW MORNING JOURNAL P. O. Drawer 1792 Longview, Texas My dear Carl: Your many friends in the Department of Public Safety extend our heartiest congratulations and best wishes to you on your 20th Anniversary as Owner and Publisher of the LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS and LONGVIEW MORNING JOURNAL. The State of Texas is proud of you, Carl! You are one of the real great citizens of our State. You have contributed much by your leadership, persistence and boundless energy. To my certain knowledge, every worthwhile thing in your section of East Texas, and all over the State for that matter, has found you solidly behind it putting forth every bit of the energy you have for the benefit of the people of our great State. It is a privilege to call you our friend. Sincerely, Homer Gar so , Jr. Director HGJr: dne Pioneer 'Air Lines, Inc. 3323 GROVE STREET DALLAS,TEXAS ROBERT J. SMITH 'RESIDENT December 29, 1954 Honorable Carl L. Estes Publisher Longview News - Journal Longview, Texas Dear Carl: I have just learned through a mutual friend that recorded time is catching up with you and that your friends intend to make a mark on the log to note its passage. I won't attempt to detail the many wonderful things that you have undertaken and accomplished.in these years in which you have been a citizen of, and a worker for, Texas in generaland East Texas in particular. I don't think the number of years which are to be recounted are too significant when one looks at the monumental record of accomplishments for which you are responsible for during their passage. But what the record will disclose is not a monument to the past, but a marker to the future. I hope many of your young friends as well as your comtem- poraries, will look at this marker with care and at the direction to which it points, i.e., to the road of deep personal gratification from contributions made unselfishly to others. God bless you and keep you and give you many more years for good works. RJS : bw Sinccee ly, V 0 t J. Smith THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE 51]-R0 TRAVIS STREET HOUSTON 2. TEXAS JESSE H. JONES December ecember 24.15HER , 1954 Dear Carl: I can think of nothing more appropriate than for the Longview Daily News and the Longview Morning Journal to Publish an Annual East Texas Industrial Progress Edition in observance of your 20th anniversary as owner -publisher of the two papers. The citizens of no other section of the Southwest have done a finer job than East Texans in promoting industrialization. Much of the leadership in this campaign has been yours; in fact, you have single-handedly accomplished a great part of the campaign. Your activities for the public's welfare throughout your newspaper career fulfills the highest ideals of journalism. May your Progress Edition be as successful as your work in behalf of East Texas. Mr. Carl Estes Longview News Company Longview, Texas GARY SCREW & BOLT DIVISION GRAHAM BOLT & NUT DIVISION GARY, IND, AND CHICAGO, ILL, NEV I LLE I SLAND, PA. AMERICAN EQUIPMENT DIVISION COLONA DIVISION NORRISTOWN,PA. MONACA,PA. R O. BOX 1708 PITTSBURGH- 30 • PENNSYLVANIA DALE W. PATRICK VICE PRESIDENT -SALES COLONA MANUFACTURING DIVISION December 21, 19511 VIA AIR MAIL Mr. Carl Estes, Publisher The Longview News Co., Inc. P. 0. Drawer 1792 Longview, Texas Dear Carl: Our heartiest congratulations on the occasion of your 20th anniversary as owner of The Longview Daily News and The Longview Morning Journal. We wish the future anniversaries may be endless in number. Carl, may we take this opportunity to express to you personally that your untiring efforts and faith, your community interest and pride, and your suggestions and guidance in conjunction with other leaders of Longview, Texas, are responsible for Pittsburgh Screw and Bolt Corporation, Colons Manufacturing Division, locating a manufacturing plant now under construction along industrial Kodak Boulevard. We know this venture denotes progress in our Corporation and offers a realization of your earliest dreams. In closing, may we extend to you and yours a most happy, health- ful and prosperous new year. Most sincerely, PITTSBURGH SCREW AND BOLT CORPORATION COIONA MANUFACTURINGMDIVI � Dale W. Patrick Vice President --Sales DWP:bi RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS AUSTIN, TEXAS December 22, 1954 TO: THE L14GVILW DAILY NEWS AND THE LONGVIEW MORNING JOURNAL LONGVIEW, TEXAS For publication in their Progress Edition, January 1, 1955, to be dedicated to The Honorable Carl Estes on the occasion of his twentieth anniversary as owner and publisher of the two papers FROM: ERNEST 0. THOMPSON CHAIRMAN, TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION (as of the date this letter was written) I have known Carl Estes for more than twenty-five years. He has been at the fore- front of civic and industrial progress ever since I have known him. Carl Estes is one of the most aggressive, progressive, and sincere men I have ever known in my life. When he starts out to do something, he gives that endeavor his entire thought and energy until it is successfully completed. Carl Estes was always in the forefront in the fights for orderly development of the East Texas oil field, and has helped me on innumerable occasions to defend the sovereignty of Texas in the exercise of its police power in the conservation of oil and gas. He has been against federal control, and fought a valiant and victorious fight in this behalf. Carl Estes has spear -headed many campaigns that brought major industries to East Texas, and has helped turn Longview into one of the most progressive towns in our state. Carl Estes has not been content to sit on the laurels of oil discovery, but has gone forward with industrial development inspired and made possible by the blessings of Nature bestowed upon this favored section of Texas. I congratulate Carl Estes and the people of East Texas on having had such a successful and aggressive leader. May he live long and prosper, and may East Texas grow con- tinuously and happily. Sincerely yours Ernest 0. Thompson, Chairman Railroad Commission of Texas THE DAILY TIMES HERALD First in Dallas - and Growing JAS. F. CHAMBERS, JR. VICE-PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER Mr. Carl Estes Publisher Longview News and Journal Longview, Texas Dear Carl: December 28, 1954 The 20th Anniversary of your ownership of The Longview News and Journal is certainly a milestone in the progress of the fair city you have chosen for your home. You have edited two fine newspapers in the best traditions of journalism and at the same time you have put into practice by your personal actions, the great civic loyalty and devotion to your community and East Texas which you have advocated editorially for others. Your accomplishments are a prime example for the entire Southwest of the leadership that a newspaper- man can inject into his community and the people around him for the betterment of everyone concerned. We here at The Times Herald salute you, Carl for an outstanding job and we are proud to have you as both a friend and a contemporary. JFC : ,jw With warm personal regards. nbers, Jr. 3 General Manager ,� SE4Y.�,f A` ,p� STATE HEADQUARTERS SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM WJ' rA $04 EAST 5TH STREET FIIE NO. 000 AUSTIN, TEXAS 1/egr BRIG. GEN. PAUL L. WAKEFIELD STATE DIRECTOR 17 December 1951+ Colonel Carl Estes, Publisher The Longview News et Journal P. 0. Drawer 1792 Longview, Texas Dear Colonel: I have just been reminded that very soon you will complete your twentieth year in the field of Texas news- paper publishing. As I look back over the years.. Carl, two short decades seem a long, long time. As the geologist, the historian, or the prophet views time, twenty ,years is less than a grain of sand in a giant hour glass; but it is a big slice in the life of one man. Twenty years is a short space, indeed, in which to accomplish anything. I think the reason why these past twenty years seem so long is because, in that time, we have been transferred from one vast age or era to another. About the time you started as a publisher, Carl, the forces were gathering that would transform us as a nation. The transition has been made. We are pioneering in the field of vast, new physical forces. We are ranging beyond our own borders, physically and mentally, looking to new things, and working more and more with other peaceful people on the problems of the world and world leadership. To my way of thinking, Carl, what we need in this world is just what, in my opinion, you yourself represent in it. What the world, America, and Texas needs in this new age which has arrived during your publishing career are men who see the need for doing things and will do them. You have made a great contribution to East Texas, where I was born, bringing civic and industrial progress, as well as publishing outstanding newspapers. Your work has been tireless and effective, and I hope you can reflect with contentment on ,your achievements. You deserve the plaudits of all the people of East Texas, as well as many people beyond that area, and I hope I am not too late in adding mine to mark the occasion of twenty ,years of good work far and beyond the efforts of the average publisher. Carl, I wish for you the same success, and I know I can count on you to make the same effort in the next twenty years that you have in the past twenty. Sincerer, C_. PAUL L. WAKEFIELD JOSEPH J. ROBERTS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND PROFITS OVER $2,000,000.00 December 16, 1954 Hon. Carl L. Estes, Owner -Publisher The Longview Daily News and Morning Journal Longview, Texas Dear Carl: I have learned that your papers will publish the Annual East Texas Industrial Progress Edition on January 1, 1955, and that it will be dedicated to you, commemorating your 20th anniversary as owner -publisher of the two papers. By every standard of measurement you have earned this honor, and I am delighted that it is coming to you. I know you will continue your outstanding work for a greater Longview and East Texas, and you have my sincere congratulations and best wishes for many more years of service to your community, section, and state. Your friends share with you the honor you have earned. Since the early days of the coming of oil to East Texas, you have been in the forefront in many movements that have brought major industries and development to East Texas. In fact, my congratulations might well be addressed to the citizens of Longview for having such a recognized and outstanding leader. Sincerely yours, j2p J. Roberts ecutive Vice President JJR:am "SINCE 1900 " BRADY GENTRY ao Dim. T WAS INGTON ADDRESS: 137 FIOUSE OFFICE BUILDING 4Congrez.0 of the Vniteb Mateo koot of Repregentatibeo Na bington, 39. C. December 20, 1954 Mr. Carl Estes The Longview News -Journal Longview, Texas Dear Carl: I have just learned that the East Texas Industrial Progress Edition of the News -Journal, to be published January 1st, will be dedicated to you in observance of your Twentieth Anniversary as owner -publisher of these publications. It is entirely fitting and proper that your out- standing work in behalf of Longview, Gregg County, and East Texas should be remember in this manner. I am sure that no one in the history of Texas has contributed more to our section of the State than have you. You indeed have worked tirelessly, faithfully, and effectively. On this particularly happy occasion, I want to con- gratulate you upon your fine accomplishment and wish for you every future success. BG: fm With every good wish to you, I am incerely Brady entry L. T 0 U R N E AU RoR, ITPURNEAU INE ETMANUFACTURERS OF HEAVY DUTY ELECTRICALLY POWERED AND CONTROLLED EQUIPMENT GENERAL OFFICES: LONGVIEW, TEXAS E Q U I P M E N T December 20, 1954 Mr. Carl L. Estes Publisher The Longview News Company, Inc. Longview, Texas Dear Commander: Congratulations on your twentieth anniversary as Owner and Publisher of The Longview Daily News and The Longview Morning Journal. I shall never forget the day you called me long distance and told me you were the publisher of some country newspapers and wanted me in East Texas. You talked so earnestly and with such enthusiasm that I had to come and investigate the situation. When I gave you a list of obstacles, you immediately went to work and overcame every one of them, even to obtaining the school grounds from the Government for us. Since then you have brought many fine industries to Longview, and I hope the Lord will spare you for a couple more twenty-year periods so that through your fine newspapers and your own personal dynamic leadership, Longview may grow to be a great industrial metropolis. Sincerely your friend, R. /'IeTourneau LPi 0 U R N E A U 1 R. R. ITURNEALI INC L ET MANUFACTURERS OF HEAVY DUTY ELECTRICALLY POWERED AND CONTROLLEp EQUIPMENT GENERAL OFFICES: LONGVIEW, TEXAS Q U I P M E N T December 20, 1954 Mr. Carl L. Estes Publisher The Longview News Company, Inc. Longview, Texas Dear Commander: Congratulations on your twentieth anniversary as Owner and Publisher of The Longview Daily News and The Longview Morning Journal. I shall never forget the day you called me long distance and told me you were the publisher of some country newspapers and wanted me in East Texas. You talked so earnestly and with such enthusiasm that I had to come and investigate the situation. When I gave you a list of obstacles, you immediately went to work and overcame every one of them, even to obtaining the school grounds from the Government for us. Since then you have brought many fine industries to Longview, and I hope the Lord will spare you for a couple more twenty-year periods so that through your fine newspapers and your own personal dynamic leadership, Longview may grow to be a great industrial metropolis. Sincerely YOUFfriend, R. X-.eTourneau OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Q� TEXA5LEADING NEWSPAPER RADIO -TELEVISION STATIONS WFAA• TEXAS ALMANAC December 28, 1954 Hon. Carl L. Estes The News and Journal Longview, Texas Dear Carl: Through the grapevine I understand that you are completing twenty years as Publisher of The Longview News and Journal and that the January 1 issue of the paper willbe dedicated to you. No dedication could be more fitting or appropriate. You have not only built The Longview News and Journal into a newspaper of outstanding significance in the State of Texas but you have at the same time done a great service to your adopted town of Longview and to the State of Texas. Your contributions in the field of journalism and your contributions to Texas in the field of attracting new industries to East Texas are outstanding. Out of more than a generation of years of deep friendship and admiration for you I send you these salutations on your anniversary. Heartiest congratulations! Cordially, I : C,_� "9--P*y Ted Dealey OLDEST BUSINESS INSTITUTION IN TEXAS R. L. TAYLOE VICE PRESIDENT Sears, Roebuck and Co. Southwestern Territory Executive Offices Dallas ,Texas December 28, 1954 Mr. Carl Estes The Longview News Co., Inc. Longview, Texas Dear Carl: For many years I have known you intimately and personally. Through this association, I know of your great love for East Texas and the effort you have spent in its behalf. You were one of the first to realize that the future of East Texas depended as much on industry as on oil and agriculture. And, moreover, you took steps to do something about it. You have rendered a great service to Longview and all of East Texas in spearheading the drive to locate such plants as LeTourneau, Eastman, Resistol, Bell & Gossett, Pittsburgh Screw and Bolt, and many others in your immediate vicinity. I wish you a happy and prosperous 1955, and, at the same time, I know that through your efforts you will bring prosperity to Longview and East Texas for many years to come. PM Sincerely yours, R. L. ayloe DELTA -C & S AIR LINES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT ATLANTA, GEOROIA O.E.WOOLMAN PR ESD)Q4P $ GENERP MANAGER December 21 1954 Mrs Carl Estes Mineola, Texas Dear Carl: Nothing could be more fitting than that the Annual East Texas Industrial Progress Edition of The Longview Daily News and The Longview Morning Journal should be dedicated to your life time efforts in pro- moting and advancing the economic and social status of that area we refer to as East Texas. Certainly no one has contributed more,and many who have contributed much have been inspired to their actions by your leadership. I have watched with amazement your activities to this end for the past 30 years and of my own personal experience I recall most vividly the reception we met and that your Longview Newspapers gave Delta Air Lines upon their inaugura- tion of air line service to your fine City. I am sure that in inaugurating our services to the some sixty cities we now serve we never received a more grand or more generous welcome. So, to you let me add my congratulations on this well deserved recognition which is being paid you on the 1st day of the coming New Year. Very sincere_�y urs, CSW/CF REUSEN A. HALL CHIEF JUSTICE. COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS SIXTH DISTRICT TEXARKANA. TEXAS December 20, 1954. Mr. Carl Estes, Publisher, Longview, Texas. Dear Carl: At this season of the year we are all reminded of our friends and their accomplishments toward their friends and community, and this brings you foremost to my mind. Your friendship through the years has been a genuine pleasure. Without your unselfish help and that of others like you I could not have attained the position I now hod. For this I am profoundly grateful. In a material way your work for this section of our State has been outstanding in every respect. To enumerate your activities for the advancement of East Texas would occupy too much space. No man in this State, save and except our great Governor, has accomplished more to advance the interest of Texas than you. May the good Lord multiply and increase your sturdy tribe. With the Seasons Greeting, I am Your end, REAL ESTATE H. D. SHUFORD REALTOR PHONES: OFFICE 2-6391 RES. 2-2660 RES. 3-3184 •RESIDENTIAL .COMMERCIAL •FINANCING •SALES •RENTALS •LEASES .BROKERAGE COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SERVICE 315 S. BOIS D'ARC TYLER, TEXAS December 20, 1954 Honorable Carl Estes Longview, Texas Dear Carl: About twenty—five years ago it was my privilege and pleasure to become acquainted with you when you first moved to Tyler. No were close friends during those earlier days, and that friendship has continued all these years. You have worked tirelessly for hast Texas. Your efforts have brought many industries to this region. Not only have you been a great leader in civic and industrial affairs in East Texas, but you have helped materially to bring the entire state of Texas to the attention of the business and political leaders of our nation. I extend holiday greetings and sincere good wishes to you and Mrs. Estes. INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE 235 EAST 45TH STREET NEW YORK 17, N.Y SEYMOUR BERKSON GENERAL MANAGER December 15th, 1951+. Mr. Carl Estes, Publisher The Longview News -Journal Longview, Texas Dear Mr. Estes: Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to you from all of us at International News Service headquarters on the occasion of your 20th anniversary as owner -publisher of the Longview Daily News and Morning Journal. Your career and the newspapers you publish exemplify the finest traditions of American journalism; and your tireless devotion to the civic and industrial progress of East Texas has certainly been a tremendous factor in the healthy, prosperous growth of your community. International News associated with you and we all wish you both the years ahead. dm Service is proud to be your splendid newspapers and best of everything in the Sincerely, Seymour Berkson General Manager JAMES E. MURRAY, MORE.. CHAIRMAN CLINTON P. ANDERSON. N, ME%. EUGENE D. MILLIKIN, COLO. RUSSELL B. LONG. LA. GEORGE W. MALONE, NEV. HENRY M. JACKSON, WASH. ARTHUR V. WATKINS, UTAH JOSEPH C. O'MAHONEY. WYO. HENRY C. DWORSHAK, IDAHO ALAN BI LE, NE' L. THOMAS H. RRETT,. CALIF- RR /\I/� ���` /�(�� z� �/e PLAN BIBLE. HEV. FRANK A. BpRRETT. WYO. BAJA L b }L {L jL RICHARD L. NEUBERGER, OREG. BARRY GOLDWATER, ARIZ. RICHARD L. CALLAGHAN, CHIEF CLERK COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS March 22, 1955 Colonel Carl Estes The Longview News -Journal Longview, Texas Dear Carl: I have read with admiration the East Texas Industrial Progress Edition of the Longview News -Journal and desire to add my congratulations to the volume of others you have received. Twenty years as publisher of your two fine papers is a record of which you can be proud, but even that is only a part of your actual record, which includes playing a leading part in the building of a fine community and a great industrial area of the State of Texas. It is my sincere hope that your career in public service will continue for many years and that you never lose that zip and originality which makes you effective in any field in which you may interest yourself, but attracts and holds friends in every walk of life. With best wishes, I am Sincerely yours, WILLIAM LANGER, N. OAK., CHAIRMAN ALEXANDER WILEY, WIS. PAT MCCARRAN. NEV. WILLIAM E. JENSEN, IND. KARLEY M. KILGORE. W. VA. ARTHUR V. WATKINS, UTAH JAMES O. EASTLAND, MISS. ROBERT C. HENDRICKSON, N. J. ESTES KEFAUVER. TENN. EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN, ILL. OLIN D. JOHNSTON, S. C. HERMAN WELKER"DAHO THOMAS C. HENNINGS, JR.. MO. JOHN MARSHALL BUTLER. MO. JOHN L. MCCLELLAN. ARK. 'UnifeD Ztafez Zena$e COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY December 142 1954 Mr. Carl Estes The Longview News Co., Inc. Box 1792 Longview, Texas Dear Carl: I want to join your many friends in congratulating you on your twentieth anniversay as owner -publisher of the Longview Deily News and the Longview Morning Journal. It occurs to me that a history of your work during these twenty years would in itself be a very good history of the great development of East Texas. I know that you personally, as well as your news- papers, have been in the forefront of that develop- ment and that your contributions to the whole region have been enormous. It is my great hope that your first twenty years will be only the beginning. Sincerely, r � Estes Kefauver EK:ac TEXAS POWER & LIGHT COMPANY FIDELITY UNION LIFE BUILDING DALLAS,TEXAS TED B. FERGUSON SALE' AND "°°`""E'"` December 23, 1954 Mr. Carl Estes The Longview News Co.j Inc. Longviews Texas My dear Carl: I can think of no one to whom it would be more fitting to dedicate an Industrial Progress edition than to you. Your name is synonymous with Industrial Progress in East Texas, and all of Texas has benefited from your interest and work in behalf of your state. It gives me great pleasure and pride to be able to join with your host of friends and admirers in saluting you and your many accomplishments. With best wishes and warmest personal regards., I am Sincerely., Ted B. Ferguson TBF/dk