E. J. Stackpole, Sr., President and Editor-in-Chief, Harrisburg Telegraph, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
E.J. STACKPOLE, President
June 5, 1918
Vice Admiral W. S. Sims,
United States Embassy,
My dear Admiral:-
That you may know we are watching you from afar and that your friends back home are more than pleased with the splendid record which you are making in this titanic struggle, I enclose, herewith, an editorial from the Telegraph that I was pleased to write as a little tribute to yourself and also as an inspiration to others in the service.
We’ve just had our first real scare on this side through the raiding of a couple of submarines along the Atlantic Coast, but there is absolute confidence -- I hear it everywhere-- in “Sims and his destroyers.”
One of my two sons, now on the other side, wrote us some months ago how great was their relief after an exciting trip to see the destroyers come out of the night and take their positions around the transport.
With all good wishes,
Source Note: LTS, DLC-MSS, William Sims Papers, Box 75.