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The evening was devoted to cutting the back lawn, a jungle too, because the Glasses did a fine job of keeping our yard watered - it is lush and green throughout. In the back yard, it looked as though the grass had been burned by some chemical in spots - I wondered if the same gang that destroyed the shack did this too. I even wondered if we were being sabotaged for some reason - maybe because of my connection with the Defense Program; I finally dismissed this as fantastic.

The first reel of Basin Harbor movies came back and we showed them tonight - they are splendid! Rog came in about 9:30 PM after a yachting trip with Boyd Bert including supper aboard.

Erie, Pa.,
Thursday, Aug. 22, '40.

St.L. got back today and it looks like the 225 mounts are just about in the bag. He and Cliff had a hectic and educational six days down there which I would have loved. Vacations in times like these are of questionable value when one considers what one misses. Whitey has offered no criticism of my being away but I wish I hadn't missed it all. I can see St.L. is way out of the groove again, calling up Clark, etc. so I may have to go through all that again. I see plainly that any regrets now are futile and my course lies in pursuing the program laid down yesterday in this journal and that is what I am going to do.

The new Company organization directory appeared today. Both Lynch and I appear in no unusual capacity and I didn't expect we would - Whitey
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