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6/ [[left margin in red]] Strong talk to Redman [[/left margin]] "to say so.- [[red underline]] Yet he did not answer; [[/red underline]] after which I told him neither I nor anybody in our company had the right to take a stand against any one in our service on simply prejudice or personal antipathy. That I would not compel him to have [[strikethrough]] Redman [[/strikethrough]] [[red underline]] Byck [[/red underline]] in his laboratories that [[red underline]] I could not admit that he should hamper Byck in his work in the patent division when everyone thinks he is the best man for this job in a branch where we are much undermanned specially since the illness of Townsend. [[/red underline]] All this was [[red underline]] said in a very friendly [[red underline]] matter so as not to evoke [[end page]] [[start page]] 7 his anger. [[red underline]] Redman since his illness [[/red underline]] has become [[red underline]] more and more irritable [[/red underline]] in any discussion, [[red underline]] when all do not agree with him and holding a meeting with him is no easy job. [[/red underline]] - The trouble with poor Redman is that he does not realize that his irritability is only one of the symptoms of his illness and [[red underline]] we must handle him "with gloves". [[/red underline]] He is to go on [[red underline]] a month's vacation [[/red underline]] which will do him much good and will give us a chance to discuss or inaugurate some reform thru [[red underline]] Weith who is more matter of fact and reasonable when suggestions are [[/red underline]] submitted to him. [[underline]] June 19 [[/underline]] Had long interview with Hays on our finances
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