Thurs. Night 12/10.
Leaving here 11:40 PM and arriving San Antonio about 8 tomorrow morning. Will take the first bus or train to Uvalde. Expect to leave there Sunday PM and to meet Bruce at San Antonio Monday regarding some tests on cattle grubs in Florida. Think he will be glad to work there. Expect to see Simmons if he can meet me Gulfport.
December 10, 1942
Dallas – Wed. night
Will be here another day and plan return here after going to Uvalde. Hot interest in grubs and demands for information on treatments cause us to step up this work. Wire from Annand today and I am getting about 10 men on testing right now. Melvin was here and returned to Menard tonight. Schwartz left Monday PM.
December 9, 1942
All day sessions and then a dinner at the Adolphus’ with several of the men and some sulphur men tonight. Schwartz and Kemper left this PM. I have plenty to do here yet and may not get away Tues. night. May be necessary to go to Stillwater Oklahoma, but will pass it up if I can. Cool here but not cold.
December 8, 1942
Plain postcard postmarked Dallas.
We had a conference with Dr. Laake & others this PM, ate dinner with Dr. L at a restaurant and then went out to his new home where we visited with Mrs. L. It is raining here and is cold but I took an aspirin. Zero weather in Chicago and so far am free of a cold.
December 7, 1942
Plain postcard postmarked Chicago.
We had an uneventful trip and arrived on time this morning. It is cold & there is some snow on the ground, about 1″ or more.
Will register this AM for the meetings & I think the attendance will not be large.
No livestock show this year which usually brings in a large crowd.
November 30, 1942
Dec. 30, 1924.
This is some stationery and I am using it to write to a mighty sweet little girl. I am not so sure that she wants me to write to her but when she sent such nice stationery I am going to write anyway.
Today I have been attending the scientific meetings and have found them very interesting. Mr. Bishopp came this morning. I had expected Mr. Parman too, for he is on two papers but I guess Mr. Bishopp will present them.
December 30, 1924
I met Prof. Harris of Miss. A&M this noon and have spent most of today with him. He seemed just as interested in me as when I left college and has been quite an inspiration to me. He has been talking to me regarding a PhD degree. He thinks that now is the time for me to work for it. I have been thinking of this for some little time and if possible I want to arrange so that I can get credit for my work with the Bureau.
I am getting along very well with the sectioning and staining and have the causative parasite in sections, but have not made an attempt to have it identified until Mr. Bishopp came up. The problem is out of our domain but if possible I want to arrange to continue the work.
I hope you will let me hear from you often as I enjoy your letters more than you know. I hope the New Year will be the happiest you have ever had.