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a Coconut to each of them.  [[red underlined]] Dickie [[/red underlined]] has become [[red underlined]] very tall [[/red underlined]] and [[red underlined]] thin [[/red underlined]] and [[red underlined]] wears [[/red underlined]] temporary [[red underlined]] spectacles [[/red underlined]] with horn spectacles which make [[red underlined]] her look like a schoolmarm.[[/red underlined]]  All in good health and appetite before the turkey. A [[red underlined]] well behaved group of children [[/red underlined]] and eagerly interested in everything.  Little [[red underlined]] Freddie [[/red underlined]] full of questions and quick remarks. All left about 4 P.M
[[underlined]] Nov. 25 [[/underlined]] At office all day. [[red underlined]] decided to mail balance sheet to stockholders.[[/red underlined]]
[[underlined]] Nov. 26. [[/underlined]] At home preparing for examination of my [[red underlined]] 1931 income tax. [[/red underlined]] Bright cool restful day excellent Radio Music selections.
[[underlined]] Nov. 27 Sunday [[/underlined]] Cool northerly  - 17˚F and very bright weather.  All day Snug Rock
[[underlined]] Nov. 28 [[/underlined]] At office
[[underlined]] Nov. 29 [[/underlined]] At office all day.  Evening to [[red underlined]] Chemists Club [[/red underlined]] dinner in honor of [[red underlined]] Irving Langmuir [[strikethrough]] in hi [[/strikethrough]] Nobel Prize [[/red underlined]] in Chemistry who is leaving tonight for Sweden to receive the prize. Dining room entirely filled. They put me at the speakers table. Mr. Lewis president of the Club presiding.  I had Mr. Olaf Lamb at my left the [[pernundenty?]] bulky blond haired blue eyed [[red underlined]] Swedish consul [[/red underlined]] who is [[underlined]] much [[/underlined]] over 6 feet tall and weighs I do not know how much over 250 lbs! Room packed to the limit and [[red underlined]] very unpleasant tobacco smoke. Langmuir's older brother [[/red underlined]] spoke, but almost entirely about the scholarship he had founded. [[red underlined]] Irving Langmuir made [[/red underlined]] a rather [[red underlined]] long [[/red underlined]] [[strikethrough]] speech [[/strikethrough]] ^[[lecture]] quickly speaking and which I believe many [[strikethrough]] understood [[/strikethrough]] failed to understand [[strikethrough]] by the. [[/strikethrough]] Otherwise there was great enthusiasm. Immediately after Langmuir left I wanted to catch my car and was on my way out of the room when President [[red underlined]] Lewis [[/red underlined]] caught hold of me and called all the [[red underlined]] others back to then [[/red underlined]]
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and told them [[red underlined]] this was so long since [[/red underlined]] they had seen me at the Club and some complimentary
remarks and asked [[red underline]] me to address [[/red underline]] the [[red underline]] members My short speech in which I expressed how happy I felt to see that the Alchemists room and its belongings which had been donated and conceived by [[red underline]] Morris Loeb [[/red underline]] had been restored to what it originally was instead of being used as a storage room of odds and ends. [[strikeout]] wh [[/strikeout]] and how this right hand pained me when I was there last two or 3 years ago. Then I spoke of [[red underline]] Loeb [[/red underline]] and his idealism. how the Club was his beloved child and how he spend so much work and forethought and generosity to create a club worthy of the chemists of the U.S. - My little talk was unexpectedly well received [[strikeout]] met [[/strikeout]] Most of the members now belong to the younger generation altho I found about 10 or 20 of my old friends, now turned gray or white ready to remember old times etc. Drove [[red underline]] Jerome Alexander [[/red underline]] and [[red underline]] Max Toch back [[/red underline]] to their residences on my way home and went to bed in a [[red underline]] very happy [[/red underline]] frame of mind; altho I feel somewhat like a Rip van Winckle This little ceremony in honor of [[red underline]] Irving Langmuir interested [[/red underline]] me [[red underline]] so much the more because [[/red underline]] I have great admiration for that man. I knew him when he returned from Germany after graduating in Columbia and when he presented his [[red underline]] first paper at our meeting on [[red underline]] study of dissociation [[/red underline]] [[strikeout]] in an [[/strikeout]] of gases in an apparatus heated by a thin platinum wire. In [[red underline]] my younger years I worked on dissociation [[/red underline]] phenomena and I led the discussion on Langmuirs paper. Later on [[red underline]] I [[/red underline]] [[strikeout]] urged [[/strikeout]] [[red underline]] presented his name for the Willard Gibbs medal, [[/red underline]] the [[red underline]] Chandler Medal [[/red underline]] etc. - against the other proposed candidates which I thought showed 
[[left margin in red]] [[red underline]] My speech [[/red underline]] Story of Chemists Club [[/left margin]]

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George C. Lewis, President of Chemist Club in 1932

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