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his little daily walk home & took Helen over to the shopping centre on Wisconsin Ave. Last evening Doris came home from the library where they had been studying together with Mike and we had supper and afterwards another young fellow, who used to go to Western High & now is finishing at G. Wash. Univ. came with his girl, whom knows at Geo Wash. and they all went off for a little show & brought her home at 11.30. She felt her cold coming on last night but didn't want to miss the outing. I hope she gets over it. She is really tired out and longing for her Xmas vacation to break it up. She plans to work most of it writing long papers but at least won't have to be on hand daily for lectures & teaching. The railmen's strike here is over, and Sat. the P.O. Dept again was accepting packages to be sent off. I hope yours has arrived safely by now. I had a letter from Elizabeth Hoyt who has arrived safely in the middle of Africa after flying from London to Rome, then to Athens, then to Egypt. She will stay in Africa the rest of the time, I suppose. She wrote that she was given a house to live in and a servant to take care of it. The place is situated on the edge of a great African lake as big as L. Michigan, and is the biggest negro college in that section. It is right in the tropics although high up, so it isn't as hot as might be. She wrote that communism was rife all thru that negro land and the place ready for an explosion against the British. I hope she gets out of there safely. It is a dreadful condition of affairs thruout the world. We heard over the radio last night that there was heavy snow in the "northeastern states". I wonder if you got it? It is cold here but the ground is nearly bare. Doris.
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