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162 Berlin wires they gladly postpone their meeting to have the pleasure of seeing me. - I wired this to George to tell to Sanford Brown also wired him prepare carefully worded letter to stockholder why we do [[strikethrough]] not declar [[/strikethrough]] postpone declaration of dividend [[strikethrough]] May [[/strikethrough]] ^[[March]] 31. Busy day as usual. Afternoon drove to Hotel Lincoln, Miami Beach to fetch Celine who had luncheon there with [[red underline]] May Matheson. [[/red underline]] Then we both went to visit the [[red underline]] Livermore's [[/red underline]] in their house. Long talk of early happenings in [[red underline]] Nepera Park, and Livermore [[/red underline]] giving his experiences on his chicken farm in [[end page]] [[start page]] 163 Connecticut, and [[red underline]] how he lost half a million in 1929 [[/red underline]] by buying copper stock etc. Same story of everybody to day who too late see their mistake [[underline]] April 1 [[/underline]] 1932. Redman comes here Sunday morning [[red underline]] Andrew Murray [[/red underline]] in bed since yesterday. Same stomach pains he has had now three yeas in succession always about this time and incapacitated for work. Rain! Good we need it. [[underline]] April 2 [[/underline]] Letter from [[red underline]] George, comes to same conclusion at which I arrived long ago that this is an unpropitious time for making a merger except at bargain rates [[underline]] against [[/underline]] us [[/red underline]] and that it is [[underline]] not [[/underline]] necessary for me to go to N.Y. [[left margin]] Merger with Union carbide should be [[double red underline]] postponed [[/double red underline]] [[/left margin]]
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