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May 5th, 1918

Third Liberty Loan greatly oversubscribed & not all returns in.

Have been for the last week off the books – checking all bills & acting as ass’i to the office head. Believe I am getting along fairly well.

Sunday morning I attended the class of Prof. Shear whose talks are remarkably strong and helpful. Re. the war, he asserted that regardless of seeming defeat and disappointment, he never had any fear or the slightest doubt as to the outcome for the reason that “the truth will always eventually prevail.” If we are without this belief, we are without any religious convictions whatsoever.

Regarding the wealth of which we are all so covetous, he assured us that whatever ephemeral possession & money might buy, it could purchase not one of the eternal values, which are character, honor, love, truth and integrity. And without these eternal values how may we find happiness.

Last Friday I saw the film Materlink’s “Blue Bird” and it was beautifully presented. Took miss HIll and enjoyed her company.

The German drive has been renewed for the third time. Ireland is bitterly resenting threatened conscription of manpower.

E Hunt, on furlough, tanned & rugged, after 4 weeks training dropped in this P.M.

May 1918

The last Sunday in May “Bab” Hill” Alice Duryea, Paul Weiss and myself went to Mohonk by trolley to New Paltz & carriage to Mt. Rest. We had a delightful day tho’ a dry one.  Sometime ago I had spoken to A. D re. reading Hugh Walpole & I was pleased to hear her enthuse over his “Fortitude”. Am beginning to approve of Alice.

The Huns are finally stopped after a 12 mile lunge into France.