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this is the only in which he kept relations and correspondence with men he had met here [[strikethrough]] in 1915 [[/strikethrough]]
[[left margin in red]] George [[/left margin in red]]
[[red underlined]] Grenade [[/red underlined]] spoke highly about [[red underlined]] George. [[/red underlined]] Says he is a member of a gun club in Scarsdale and [[red underlined]] George [[/red underlined]] is so much liked there that he is the pivot of the club, and when [[red underlined]] George is [[/red underlined]] not there everything is at a standstill. Admires the skill and [[red underlined]] versatility [[/red underlined]] of George who is the man for advice and doing things.
[[strikethrough]] Oct 16 [[/strikethrough]] 
At 4:00 had faculty meeting at Columbia, then drove directly home. 
[[underlined]] Oct 16. [[/underlined]] Stauss cables about his meeting with Basso [[strikethrough]] over [[/strikethrough]] and Sachs in Paris
[[underlined]] Oct 17. [[/underlined]] 
[[left margin in red, underlined]] Bloomfield [[/left margin in red, underlined]] 
Drove to [[red underlined]] Bloomfield [[/red underline]] early and left there at 1 P.M. arrived in Yonkers 3 P.M. [[red underline]] Bender and Hofman [[/red underline]] showed good samples laminated [[red underlined]] Urea, white [[/red underlined]] which stood very well 15 min. [[red underlined]] boiling water test. [[/red underlined]] Also various slabs of colored material, which is lightproof and have good pleasing colors. [[red underlined]] Dr. Skow [[/red underlined]] showed me his [[red underlined]] 2 solution varnish [[/red underlined]] or solution for [[red underlined]] impregnating paper [[/red underlined]] with urea to be used for [[red underlined]] laminated. Recommended to Wieth to study making molds from Neocol for cast articles. [[/red underlined]]
Also recommended comparative study of the use of [[red underlined]] Novolak [[/red underlined]] made in alkaline medium with the
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the usual acid made Novolak specially for molding mixtures.
[[underlined]] Oct 18. [[/underlined]] - Went to New York office in the morning returned Yonkers early afternoon. Evening went to dinner in honor of Mr. [[strikethrough]] Sweazy [[/strikethrough]] [[red underlined]] Sweazy [[/red underlined]] on the [[red underlined]] 25 anniversary of Engineering foundation. [[/red underlined]] Met several of my old friends (this occured at Union League Club, Park Ave & 37th). [[red underlined]] Sat next to Dr. H.N. Davis President of Stevens Institute. [[/red underlined]] Pupin and Gano Dunn missing due to sickness.
[[underlined]] Oct 19. [[/underlined]] At office all day. 
[[left margin in red, underlined]] Nina's birthday [[/left margin in red, underlined]] 
[[strikethrough]] Nina [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Celine]] this evening went to [[red underlined]] Nina's [[strikethrough]] Bi [[/strikethrough]] birthday at Scarsdale to night. [[/red underlined]] Tells me all the children were there also George Roll and his sister Florence. [[red underlined]] Nina and George seem to get along better since they are divorced. [[/red underlined]]
[[underlined]] Oct 20. [[/underlined]] Beautiful but cold day. Here all day.
[[underlined]] Oct 21. Sunday. [[/underlined]] At Snug Rock
[[underlined]] Oct 22. [[/underlined]] 
[[left margin in red]] Herbert Hoover [[/left margin in red]]
This evening I was invited at a [[red underlined]] Dinner at the University Club, where the members of Hoover Relief Committee [[/red underlined]] of Belgium celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the formation of the B.R.C. under [[red underlined]] Herbert Hoover. [[/red underlined]] Edgar Rickard presided, dinner was arrange by Perrin C. [[red underlined]] Galpin. [[/red underlined]] - Raoul [[red underlined]] Grenade [[underlined]] counsellor to Belgian Embassy was also invited and both of us were at the speakers table. I was between [[red underlined]] Millard K. Shaler [[/red underlined]] who sat on right of [[red underlined]] Rickard [[/red underlined]] and on my right was [[red underlined]] Edwin P. Shattuck, [[/red underlined]] who says he [[red underlined]] is my neighbor at St. Gaudens Ave in Coconut Grove. The others present were Ayer Hibbard, George Barr Baker, Sidney Brooks E.G. Burland

Transcription Notes:
Norman A. Skow and Archie J. Weith worked for Bakelite Corp. Novolak is now spelled Novolac

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