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Earl Heath tells me [[underlined in red]]Brookhindle has about 30 employees[[/underlined in red]] in all, and not over 10 machines total, all 10 of very early vintage. He claims that Eisenman is in up to his neck, he has accepted so much business and is rapidly becoming a nervous wreck - also that he will not get out all his present orders until the war is over even if it lasts five years. I think that is propaganda on Earl's part; he has an axe to grind. I think it is quite remarkable they can turn out what they do with such an organization and such meager facilities.

A [[underlined in red]]Mr. Butler,[[/underlined in red]] plant manager of [[underlined in red]]Pittsburgh Steel[[/underlined in red]] at Moncasen came in with a sob story - had placed an order with [[underlined in red]]Porter[[/underlined in red]] for a diesel-electric in March and was promised August delivery. Now he suddenly learns he won't get it in August and can't learn when he will get it. Meanwhile his old steam engines are falling apart. I agreed to look into it with Porter tomorrow - [[underlined in red]]Evans fell down and didn't have anyone here today - will have tomorrow.[[/underlined in red]]

We had Washington's first surprise daylight practice [[underlined in red]]air raid alarm at 3PM[[/underlined in red]] - filed into the Shelter Areas in the corridors and stood for 25 minutes. [[underlined in red]]Ed Harley[[/underlined in red]] got stuck with [[underlined in red]]Denny, Pres. of the Northern Pacific,[[/underlined in red]] during the alarm and Denny was fuming wildly about it - [[underlined in red]]"God damn this foolish thing!"[[/underlined in red]] he said. He's from the west - that may be the reason.

[[underlined in red]]Earl Bill[[/underlined in red]] is in town and we had dinner at Harveys When we left Harvey's, we passed [[underlined in red]]Gen. Doolittle[[/underlined in red]] on Connecticut Ave. walking along with two other officers. It seemed strange to think that three months ago he was leading a squadron over [[underlined in red]]Tokio[[/underlined in red]] - he's little but he has a hardbitten face.

I had promised [[underlined in red]]Earl Heath[[/underlined in red]] I would drop in at the Ambassador this evening to say hello so I went over
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