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to New York – 226 miles in 215 minutes with 5 intermediate stops – checked in at the Commodore and after a walk, retired to my room to write my notes on today and get to bed early.

En route to Albany, N.Y.
Thursday, Nov. 30, 1939.
Checked in with Zimmer this morning and then sought out Jay, Walter, etc. Walter says there is still a chance to get the bogey wheel job if we will take it at ACF's figure and I told him we would. So he began checking that but I heard nothing definite before I left. Jay lined me up to have a talk with Sheahan of the IGE on the English & French war purchases. Sheahan said they planned shortly to contact the new British office and to give him a memo on the subject – I didn't try to push him into making a call today, despite Whitey's suggestion I call at the British Office. We tried also to see Wagner and Callahan but both of them were tied up all day.

Had phone conversations with Phil Hatch and Ed Kelly. Phil suggested I ride up to Sch'dy. on the 6:05 PM with him and Perry Egbert but Jay and I decided that might be butting in too much and rejected it. Ed maintained he wasn't coming to Erie on the freight job if we get it, but I know he's dying to be back again. Jay says he thinks Ed would quit if he had to go to East Pittsburgh.

I finally decided to go to New Rochelle with Jay and have dinner with him and Virginia, his niece who is staying with him and working at Arnold Constable in New Rochelle. When we got in the Ford at New Rochelle, I thought, the last time I sat here Ruth was sitting between Jay and me and that can never be again. I
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