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    John F. Kennedy Typed Letter Signed as Senator. Two pages, 8" x 10.5", on "United States Senate" letterhead, Washington, January 9, 1953, to Senator Lister Hill concerning JFK's proposed legislation allocating money from Tideland Oil for medical as opposed to educational aid. He writes, in part:

    "Thank you for your regard to your Oil for Education Amendment to the Tidelands Oil Bill. I appreciate very much your kind invitation to join with you and the other sponsors of this legislation. I must regretfully decline...I intend to introduce legislation earmark Tideland oil moneys for Health Purposes. I most certainly agree with you that the resources from Tidelands Oil should be used in the interests of all Americans...however, because of the fact that past experience has shown a sharp division of Congressional opinion in the matter of federal aid to education I feel that the acceptance of such an idea is quite a long way off. As a member of the House Education and Labor Committee for the past 6 years, I know the obstacles and opposition which such legislation inevitably faces. I am hopeful that a program which utilizes these funds for the extension of principles already accepted - including your own Hospital construction act - will win the approval of the Congress...I am hopeful that we may collaborate on this common goal."

    Staple holes and paper clip indentation at upper left corner of both pages. Folds.

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