Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
MAY 1940
 
 
 
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AUG 1940
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Manila, Philippines to Los Angeles, USA

Written by Edward Beckwith on Tuesday, August 6, 1940

Rumor that we will stop at Honolulu and I hope so. Sea calmed down during the night and was blue and fresh looking this morning but no motion.

Read “Grapes of Wrath,” the most interesting book I have found for some time. Everyone quiet and no one playing games. The proposed tournaments have definitely evaporated. Played 3 games of ping pong with the Hamel boy, beating him in each.

Later talked with a number of people among them Mr. D. Gheno, Standard Oil driller on vacation from the Persian Gulf oil wells. Very interesting to hear about methods used. He considered that the world’s oil sources had been hardly tapped.

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