tel·e·gram   [tel-i-gram] noun, verb, -grammed, -gram·ming.
noun
1. a message or communication sent by telegraph; a telegraphic dispatch.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2. to telegraph.

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Spencer Tracy, a graduate of Ripon College, sent this Happy Birthday telegram to Professor Boody on April 3rd, 1961. Boody had been his teacher over 40 years ago, when Tracy attended Ripon. The movie Tracy mentions is Judgement at Nuremberg, which came out in December of 1961 and earned him a Best Actor Oscar nod (he lost to his co-star Maximilian Schell).
Transcript
BEVERLY HILLS CALIF APR 3 1961=
PROFESSOR BOODY CARE RIPON COLLEGE=
            RIPON WISC=
:DEEPEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM ONE OLD PUPIL WHO IS STILL AT IT. THANKS TO YOU. THIS TIME ON THE WAY TO GERMANY. TO DO A PICTURE ON THE NUREMBOURG TRIALS WHICH SOMEHOW SEEMS EVEN MORE COMPLICATED THAN THE ONES WE HAD AT RIPON. ALSO MY AFFECTION AND HOPE YOU HAD A GLORIOUS EASTER=
     SPENCER.
                  714A CST APR 4 1961

Spencer Tracy, a graduate of Ripon College, sent this Happy Birthday telegram to Professor Boody on April 3rd, 1961. Boody had been his teacher over 40 years ago, when Tracy attended Ripon. The movie Tracy mentions is Judgement at Nuremberg, which came out in December of 1961 and earned him a Best Actor Oscar nod (he lost to his co-star Maximilian Schell).

Transcript

BEVERLY HILLS CALIF APR 3 1961=

PROFESSOR BOODY CARE RIPON COLLEGE=

            RIPON WISC=

:DEEPEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM ONE OLD PUPIL WHO IS STILL AT IT. THANKS TO YOU. THIS TIME ON THE WAY TO GERMANY. TO DO A PICTURE ON THE NUREMBOURG TRIALS WHICH SOMEHOW SEEMS EVEN MORE COMPLICATED THAN THE ONES WE HAD AT RIPON. ALSO MY AFFECTION AND HOPE YOU HAD A GLORIOUS EASTER=

     SPENCER.

                  714A CST APR 4 1961

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