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8/ University. This afternoon, [[underline]] Celine Roll, [[/underline]] who is at [[underline]] Bennington College [[/underline]] (Vermont) was able to phone to her mother that all is well there. While I was at Columbia Faculty Club met a young exchange professor from England, Gilbert Highet (Sanscrit language) Our latest batch of [[red and black underline]] home made wine [[/red and black underline]] has been started: 250 lbs. Pale grapes, crushed and put in barrel to which added 75 lbs of Cerelose, dissolved first in 6 gallons + 1 quart water. [[note in left margin in red ]] !! [[/note in left margin in red]] [[underline]] Sept. 30 [[/underline]] Excellent news. The [[red and black underline]] dreaded war has been averted [[/red and black underline]] and everybody everywhere feels relieved from the sombre prospects. Only the poor Czeks who have to cede the Sudeten Area to Germany feel much discouraged. [[vertical note in left margin]] [[strikethrough]] Tax [[/strikethrough]] Internal Revenue Tax Examiner at office all day with Holmgren for my 1936 & 1937 Taxes [[/vertical note in left margin]] Had another visit of [[red underline]] [[black and red underline]] Whitaker [[/black and red underline]] [[red underline]] trying to induce us to amalgamate Bakelite [[/red underline]] [[underlined]] Corporation with Cyanamide Co. [[/underline]] Had a short discussion with him George and myself. Told him we would examine the project further and let him now. Jubilation everywhere [[overwritten]] in [[/overwritten]] by the [[red underline]] good news [[/red underline]] that the dreaded [[red underline]] war has been [[strikethrough]] adverted [[/strikethrough]] averted. [[/red underline]] [[end page]] [[start page]] 9/ The current report is that [[red and black underline]] Mussolini, [[/red and black underline]] [[underlined]] instigated by the Pope [[/underline]] and the threat that the King of Italy was going to abdicate, told or [[underlined]] convinced Hitler to postpone [[/underline]] action and accept terms as proposed by the [[blank line]] Ninette came here to stay over night. [[underline]] Oct 1, [[/underline]] 1938 At Snug Rock all day. Celine, with Ninette to New York; preparing for her exhibition of paintings. This afternoon took a long walk from 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. along the aqueduct Northward beyond the Thompson Estate, then returning Southward to Odell Ave., then back Northward by Broadway. Wonderful weather and magnificent view of Hudson enhanced by the wooded landscape and its autumn foliage, remnants of the old forest, now part of privately owned estates. On the whole trip [[strikethrough]] around [[/strikethrough]] along the aqueduct only met 3 persons. Broadway also [[strikethrough]] wit [[/strikethrough]] with its fine trees makes a very striking appearance. It is a pity that because we are so familiar with all these landscapes we neglect to appreciate them; while [[strikethrough]] its [[/strikethrough]] they can compare with best scenery elsewhere. I am pleased to notice that notwithstanding this long conti-
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