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Various telephone messages


May 8, 1951

MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT:

The following is a tabulation of the correspondence -- including telegrams, letters, cards, etc. -- relative to your action in relieving General MacArthur of his commands:

Totals Grand Totals
Week ending April 13th Pro Con Pro Con Pro Con
Telegrams 3458 7263
Letters, cards, etc. 864 1414 4322 8677
Week ending April 20th
Telegrams 4415 3956
Letters, cards, etc. 10086 14917 14501 18873
Week ending April 27th
Telegrams 335 179
Letters, cards, etc. 10113 10438 10448 10617
Week ending May 4th
Telegrams 77 26
Letters, cards etc. 7447 7886 7524 7912
Present week through noon May 7th
Telegrams 20 4
Letters, cards etc. 893 306 913 310
37708 46389
Total Correspondence received 84097


The above is a final figure as of noon, May 7th. There is no backlog in the mail, and the current volume of the incoming mail has nearly returned to normal.

The above figures percentage wise are approximately 45% pro and 55% con.

William J. Hopkins

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