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Law in [[operation?]] [[red underline]] a large two cycle Diesel Engine just completed [[/red underline]], said to be [[red underline]] largest ever built, 3000 [[/red underline]] HP.  Seems rather complicated but works smoothly.  Running and restarting seem as easy as steam engine.  But [[red underline]] what a complication [[/red underline]] and what a bulk compared to near by steam turbines for other warships.  For instance the high pressure rotor of a 3000 HP. turbine [[note in left margin]] at 175 lbs steam pressure [[/note in left margin]] near by is only about 2½ feet diameter and 8 feet long and [[strikethrough]] gives same [[/strikethrough]] [[shockingly?]] simple in combustion.
   then drove back to New York with [[red underline]] Whitney [[/red underline]] and [[red underline]] Sprague [[/red underline]] to Chemists Club, then supper at University Club with [[red underline]] Richard Anthony [[/red underline]] two of his friends.

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Met that impudent prig and cynic Dr. [[red underline]] Frier [[/red underline]] and had to [[strikethrough[[ ?? [[strikethrough]] answer him somewhat severely when he started his usual tactics of running down everything and everybody except his important self.  Home with 8:45. P.M. train. -- Intermittent showers.

Oct 15.  Sunny weather - rather warm.  Hurried dictating all morning then to New York to meet with Mr. Geary, president of Royal [[red underline]] Baking Powder Co; [[strikethrough with [[/strikethrough]] advised him [[/red underline]] to send Mr. Whittier on a scouting tour [[red underline]] for cheap power site. [[/red underline]] Geary doubts that Whittier is the man but I tell him it does not matter if he is not thorough and careful in as far as this only means [[strikethrough[[ prelim [[/strikethrough]] [[red underline]] gathering preliminary information [[/red underline]] which will have to be supplemented by more thorough examination.  Then [[red underline]] Geary [[/red underline]] too me to lunch at a little lunch club of bon-vivants in an old building on 
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