Gibson Fahnestock had lunch with us. He is a lean man, about 55 and quite a boat man. He saw the junk two weeks ago and was somewhat critical on several points. He said the delay in getting the keel laid was due to Kilkenny staying in San Francisco to get more orders for boats to be built in Hong Kong, and that he had got a great many orders. He said the engine room had 1/10 the ventilation that he had had on his boat, which worried David since his lab is just above it. He said the Dutch were not at all cordial to visitors. Thought it would take at least 7 days to come here from Hong Kong. He leaves for Hong Kong tomorrow.
Drove to town alone in a taxi. Got tin box for finished negatives at Chinese metal shop ($1.35) and ordered three more. Paid bill for climbing irons (about $30.00). Stopped at “Photo Finishing” for David’s negatives and prints and also got my four rolls which were developed only. My negatives were mostly good, but too much developer so decided to do balance myself at hotel.
Dr. and Mrs. Smith came for dinner. He is the official doctor of the Port and after dinner we went over the list of medicines for the junk. He discarded most of Fahnestock’s recommendations. Said malarial mosquitoes did not occur under 100 ft. or over 2000 ft. of elevation. Recommended 7 1/2 grams of quinine (per day?) under malarial conditions. Approved of high leather boots.
Marian suggested that I take a trip alone to Mindanao. David wanted me to go off for the day tomorrow to an agricultural station, but decided to stay here.