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184/ have left the buildings. [[underlined]] October 29. [[/underlined]] Went with Celine at the annual reception of our Columbia President at his beautiful home on [[strikethrough]] the [[/strikethrough]] Columbia group. Met many old friends with their ladies. Reception started at 4 P.M. and finished at 7 P.M. - [[strikethrough]] W [[/strikethrough]] Felt sorry to note that both Mr. Butler and his wife who had to do 3 hours of handshaking, showed decided tired - ness. Prof. Butler has about the same age as myself. - I enjoyed my visit very much. So did Celine. Butler is an exceptional man. It will be difficult to find a successor of the same abilities and tact. [[underlined]] Oct 30.^[[Saturday]] [[strikethrough]] Celine [[/strikethrough]] For several days we have been expecting the birth of the first child of Dickie So Celine went to Dickies [[end page]] [[start page]] 185/ appartment to be of service and spent there the whole day. and tells me that Dickie is cheerful and patient. Her brother also visited her. It rained without stopping; all day. The first battleship Roosevelt sent out as a chalenge to Hitler, has been torpedoed; which causes a probable result of inviting a war with the Nazis. - Roosevelt like usually does not seem to mind it. On the contrary he and his group seem to desire bringing the U.S. into active war and forthcoming results. [[underlined]] November 4. [[/underlined]] Went to Dr. Wallace P. Coho to show him my old samples [[strikethrough]] as I showed them [[/strikethrough]] of "plastics" as I showed them at that memorable meeting of our Society of Chemists and which then made such a sensation. (continued)
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