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attend to this long ago as I had ordered him to do. Conference with [[underlined in red]] Hasslacher[[/underlined in red]] & Dubois. [[underlined in red]] Hasslacher objects [[/underlined in red]] to [[underlined in red]] Protal [[/underlined in red]] coming in General Bakelite Co, say [[underlined in red]] each indiviual member will be invited except. Benjamin [[/underlined in red]] and this ought to be left to our discretion. I think this is a good way. Dismissed main projects for beginning work. Will engage [[underlined in red]] May [[/underlined in red]] directly. [[back?]] off [[?]] and machinery of Protal. Agrees with my policy. [[My?]] introduction [[strikethrough]] I drove [[/strikethrough]] Very pleasant conference [[underlined in red]] Says I should be President I object because this submits me to routine work[[/underlined in red]]. Thinks it would give more prestige to company.  I say will accept if  Bylaws of corporation are involved so that I am
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not bothered with signing checks and lot of office routine.
We emptied our glass of Rhine wine to General Bakelite!. -Monday our work will begin.
Drove Dubois to 125th street Station. On coming home in evening stopped at Park Hill from where I met Mr & Mrs Kittridge who had just finished dinner.[[strikethrough]] Drove [[/strikethrough]] Took them along.
Sept. 25. Mild hazy weather.
We need rain very badly.  everything is drying out and water supply of Yonkers is getting critically low.
[[underlined in red]]Townsend[[/underlined in red]] [[margin note]] X 1/2 day [[/margin note]] arrived here this morning for conference about Trade Mark (charge 1/2 day) and about [[underlined in red]]Ornstein.[[/underlined in red]] Showed him new progress in Bakelite matters explained in detail about General Bakelite Co and troubles of Protal Co. He insists
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