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"You mentioned this morning a
lqtter from a workingman in
Bethlehem, Pa., who said he earn
ed $10-a week, supported a family,
but was sending $1 to my cam
paign fund. I dorrt find it fyere."
Measday replied : "No, governor ;
I'll answer it as soon as I can."
Gov. Wilson said: "I'll answer
12 MrsWilson entered office.
"Haven't you time to go for a
short auto ride before lunch?"
she asked. No," he answered.
She made him. They were gone
12:15 On porch encountered
group of 20 men and women,
strangers, standing and sitting on
porch and lawn, hoping for
glimpse of him. Bowed and smil
ed, as man and woman approach
ed him he stopped. "I'm from
Massachusetts," said the man,
"and I'm going to vote for you.
This is my wife and daughter
'(the latter a tot of 5)." Shook
hands with man and woman and
leaned over and shook hands with
12:30 Stood on porch talking
with a reporter and shaking
hands with groups that strolled
up to him. Saw Congressman
Palmer get out of automobile and
started, down steps. Met Palmer
half way "down, walked with out
stretched hand and "I'm mighty
glad to see you, old fellow." Held
30-minute conference with Palm
ier in office, asking questions and
then listening (he's a good lis
tener). 1 Had lunch with family. Ate
.cold roast beef, boiled tomatoes,
lettuce salad, and bread and but
ter. Buttermilk again. Ate
bread pudding for desert. Yes,
1 :45 Resumed work on corre
spondence, being frequently in
terrupted by telephone calls and
telegrams. Talked to New York
headquarters over private line on
3 Went onto front porch to
meet Chairman McCombs of Na
tional Democratic Committee.
Greeted McCombs much as he did
Palmer, and they strolled into of
fice, talking earnestly.
4- Came onto front pordi to
bid McCombs good-bye. Was
approached by newspaper pho
tographer, who said : "I'd like to
get you and Mr. McCombs to
gether, governor; will you just
step down herea minute?" Turn
ed to McCombs and said: "I
suppose there's no escape from
ths. Every time I come out
doors they take my picture. Come
along." Had picture taken.
4:30 Emerged from house
with Mrs. Wilson, shook hands
with visitors, stood while picture
of him and wife was taken, got
into automobile and rode to
Spring Lake Country club, where
he played golf alone for nearly
6:30 -Returned to "Little
White House," and smilingly
greeted more visitors on lawn.
Found old Princeton professor
and his wife sitting on porch.
"Well, this is a welcome sur
prise," he said, striding over to
professor and wife with out
stretched hand. "You'll stay to