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C. Vargas [[signature?]]
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1943.-Along the month of June 28-1943.
Smart & myself.=in his office (As I delivered a pic. Mr. S. specially liked he volunteered the following-
Smart="By the way-as you probably recall. The time for taking up your option is here, this I cannot do for it means doubling your salary and you know you are frozen for the duration at your present wages. Even I am in the same situation. You've proven yourself a hard worker and have cooperated 100% with me. So this freeze on salaries prevents me to take up the option as per contract. But, you just trust me and keep on going on the same basis as we have so far and as soon as I find a way, without getting in trouble with the Government, I will write you a better contract than the option calls for. All I ask of you is that you keep giving me gorgeous pictures like this one and I will do-the rest.--

(From June 10 - 1943 - to Jan. 1st 1944 worked on same basis as first contract) $325.00 a month Mother & Sister came from South America.. [[underlined]]
$5000 put to my account etc. etc. (over)[[drawing - 6 tiny circles arranged in a circle and then all are lightly circled]]
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