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10/ walk and [[underline]] my nearly 75 years I do not feel tired. [[/underline]] [[underline]] Oct. 2 [[/underline]] (Sunday). Told Celine about [[red underline]] Whitaker [[/red underline]] coming to visit us so as to amalgamate Bakelite with [[red underline]] Cyanamid [[/red underline]] Co. and discussed the pros and cons. [[underline]] Oct 3. [[/underline]] Long talk with George about proposition of [[red and black underline]] Cyamamid [[/red and black underline]] Co. Received invitation of [[underline]] Armand Denis [[/underline]] and his wife Leila Roosevelt to the exhibition of their movie among the wilds of the Congo. [[underline]] Oct 5. [[/underline]] At office. Dr. [[underline]] David Fairchild and Mrs. Fairchild [[/underline]] visited me at the office. He brought me a copy of his latest book. [[underline]] Oct 6 [[/underline]] Mr. Henson came at office at 9:30 AM. to discuss with George, Holmgren and myself the difficult problem as to the possibility of double death-taxes to be paid if New York State and Florida; both claim me as a resident. A similar thing has occurred with Dr. Dorrance, whose family were taxed both as residents of Pennsylvania and also of New Jersey. [[vertical note in left margin]] Death Taxes [[/vertical note in left margin]] Henson is of the opinion that I should give up my citizenship of Florida and no longer vote there; so that on case of death New York State only could tax me. George Baeke- [[end page]] [[start page]] 11/ land who dislikes Florida thinks he is right. [[underline]] Holmgren on the contrary [[/underline]] thinks that the fact that I have resided in Florida [[underline]] since 1927 [[/underline]] and have voted there and ceasing to vote in New York since 1927, and furthermore have paid to Florida my resident and intangible property taxes, besides my real estate taxes indicates my citizenship there. This endless discussion led to no agreement. Afternoon [[underline]] Whitaker came again [[/underline]] to talk to me and George about joining Cyanamid Co. I asked him several questions to be better acquainted with the project. If we do not join Cyanamid some of our competitors may do so and have the advantage over us; by having their raw materials manufactured within their association and benefitting furthermore by the joint use of their vast laboratories and research organisation. No definite decision was taken. [[underline]] I urged absolutely secrecy. [[/underline]]I fear that if we join, George will lose his importance by our family ceasing to carry control over our present business organisation. [[underline]] Rossi and the three Browns [[/underline]] will try to climb ahead beyond their merits and the limited amount of stock and votive power
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