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.