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[[start page]] 38 now day [[underlined]] and night [[/underlined]] to fill the orders. General Technical conference there. Matters look very uninspiring. [[underlined]] Asked our men whether they [[/underlined]]had any serious objections against [[underlined]] Perth Amboy for new factory. [[/underlined]] All answer that they are in favor of P.A. Evening supper at Chemists Club then went to see play "Arizonie [[strikethrough]] will De Bruyne and van Warnecke. On returning home Celine tells me [[/strikethrough]] May 14. [[underlined]] Signed contract with Condensite Co. [[/underlined]] Feel much relieved packed trunks. At noon at Dubois office. Contract examined by Dubois and May while we were at lunch at Drug Club. Friendly attitude, philosophical conversation then all went to office and signed. Handshaking and protesta- [[end page]] [[start page]] 39 tions of good will of [[underlined]] Kirk Brown and Dyer etc. [[/underlined]] All very satisfactory. Telephoned the news to Celine. Then to Lake Shore Limited Train for [[underlined]] Chicago [[/underlined]] [[strikethrough]] but first [[/strikethrough]] Wrote letters on train to Mc Keen Cattell and [[underlined]] Jacques Loeb [[/underlined]] endorsing them in their controversy with Century Club where Loeb has been blackballed. May 15. Read "La Mort" by [[underlined]] Maeterlinck [[/underlined]] Well written. Better than his former books. Arrived Chicago 4 P.M. Went to Sherman Hotel where I am the [[underlined]] guest of Chicago Section of Am. Chemical Society [[/underlined]] Swan there. Went to see [[underlined]] De Bruyne [[/underlined]] at Blackstone Hotel. He and van Warneck seemed surprised to find me there. [[strikethrough]] Evening [[/strikethrough]] Supper with Swan at Chinese restaurant then went to see a Missionary play at Auditorium [[end page]]
May was an attorney for the General Bakelite Co. HK Maurice Maeterlinck was a Ghent, Belgian playwright and friend of LHB. HK
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