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124 April 11-1915 (Sunday). Rather heavy warm weather. Day spent reading and sleeping. Rest needed. [[male symbol in left margin]] April 12. All day in [[red underline]] Brooklyn [[red underline]] [[interesting?]] experiments for affidavit before patent office. Charge one day. Evening there is meeting of [[red underline]] Inventors Guild. Ward Leonard [[/red underline]] has died since last meeting. After [[Jr?]] ending meeting I gave short talk about past and future of [[red underline]] Photochemistry. [[/red underline]] Mr. West of Bethlehem Steel Company tells us that his company has accepted order for over a [[red underline]] 1000 guns for France, each gun costing $27000. [[/red underline]] delivereis to begin in 4 months and latest deliveries as late as 18 months. [[red underline]] This does not look as if war is to be over soon. [[/red underline]] [[end page]] [[start page]] 125 [[male symbol in left margin]] April 13. Early meeting board of Directors of Bakelite Co. [[red underline]] Sales lat month only $19000. [[/red underline]]. Afternoon in Brooklyn. [[underline]] Charge four hours. [[/underline]] [[Adrived?]] to try [[red underline]] reducing formic acid to CH2O [[/red underline]] by [[amslyern?]] cell. Also addition of FeCl3. MgCl CnClr to errode and [[calloole?]] to prevent [[unslace?]] alkolinity in converter cell. Also to try very weak solutions of glyoglate and very weak current [[strikethrough]] foc [[/strikethrough]] all for avoiding quick accumulation of [[countre?]] soda in connector cell. Paulus announces he finally [[red underline]]got 97% fornate + 3% [[?red underline]] carbonate by using cathode [[bugiron?]] of Niagara Falls in his attempts to make formate by wet process. April 14 Met [[red underline]] Frank L. Dyer and Kirk Brown [[/red underline]] at 10 AM by appointment at Drug and Chemical Plant to talk over compromise
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