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Manufacturers association and Bancroft and Morley Schweitzer did not have a word to say. I ignored him. It looks as if Dene will be Secretary.
Februari 4.  [[strikeout]]Sternberg of[[/strikeout]] Spent morning in laboratory new ball mills arrived afternoon Sternberg of Dickinson Co came to see me to show samples of Bakelite insulation he has made. Good work. Strangely he brought. along with him. Mr. Hatch of Johns Spratt Co who some time ago wrote me a rather abrupt letter, to which I answered my own way.  Did not suppose at the time he would eat humble pie so soon. Left him alone with a cigar in the hall of my house while I was showing my work 
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in laboratory to Sternberg.  In driving them both to New York, Ansel tells me he feels that "A is up against him" and aims to show the white feather.  Wants an appointment. Went to Baskerville's opening lecture of his Municipal Chemistry series and Lewis drove me back home in time for supper. Smelters dropped another point. this puts me about $2400 out since yesterday. An expensive lemon!
Feb. 5. Rented building in Yonkers for Bakelite Paper. at $150 per month for one year. Found Mary at office of agent when I went there and was pleased to see that he had found place before me and was "Johnny on the spot"
Evening drove to Lotus Club. Dinner of Stone for arranging
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