|5TH DISTRICT, INDIANA||SCIENCE AND ASTRONAUTICS|
2236 RAYBURN HOUSE
November 21, 1967
James E. McDonald, Senior Physicist
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Dear Dr. McDonald:
I too have noted that Congressman L.C. Wyman recently introduced legislation asking for an investigation of unidentified flying objects by the Committee on Science and Astronautics.
As you well know I am keenly interested in the whole problem of UFO's and I too feel that the appropriate committee to undertake an investigation would be the Science and Astronautics Committee of which I am a member.
However, it would seem to me unwise and precipitate to undertake such an investigation before the University of Colorado people under Dr. Condon's leadership finish their research and submit a report. I realize that this will be some ten months hence, but I cannot justify in my own mind taking additional action before this is completed. At that time I intend to assess the situation and to make my decision accordingly. The very people one would need to question as witnesses before the Science and Astronautics Committee would be those individuals engaged in the research at the University of Colorado. They could hardly be expected to respond until their project is terminated.
Please keep in touch with us, and alert us to any information you think important.
With warmest personal regards, I remain
|J. EDWARD ROUSH|
|Member of Congress|