Reduction of Five Points (Roscoe)

September 30, 1945 envelope

September 30, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

September 30, 1945, p. 1

September 30, 1945, p. 1

30 Sept. 45

Dear Mother,

I suppose maybe I feel in a little better mood today. No special reason only same subtle B. One of the Cmdrs. here said he had it on two pretty good sources that the points for M.D.’s was to be reduced by 5 points wither the 1st or 15th of Oct. Well, if that is the case my spirits are very high. It won’t be long now until we find out about the 1st date.

I suppose you have heard or read about the fires out our way. I saw some of them yesterday coming back and the whole area around here seems to be filled with smoke but it isn’t much different than the usual fog. In fact this morning I thought it was fog but soon detected the smell wasn’t fog.

I worked some more on the office plans last night and maybe will send a drawing tomorrow. I have a hard time getting anything to measure with so can’t tell exactly whether the rooms will fit as I want them to fit. And I can’t remember how far that alley door is from the back wall but I’ll send them along in a day or two and another thing I wonder if a 3 foot hall would be wide enough – or possibly 3+ feet. It seems I’ve

September 30, 1945, p. 2

September 30, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] darn near drained the “barrel” dry writing of those plans but after all it is one of the primary interests at present.

This Dr. that went on to Maryland as I came to Great L., stopped in Wash., and he said they told him there that if he had been out there would be nothing to worry about as far as further sea duty is concerned, but I’m afraid there is always a chance for a slip up.

This being near the end of the month I suppose you will send me a rough financial report. I like to keep it in mind because things might be different before the end of the year.

There is no further word on the Draft to Great L. but I’m still hoping it will be the end of this coming week or the beginning of the next. Do you want to come to Chicago and spend the time? Or should I come home? There is always the problem as to how much time I’ll get.

Well, I’ll have to run along to noon day chow and get this in the mail but I’m afraid it won’t be go out until tomorrow –

Lots of Love

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1 thought on “Reduction of Five Points (Roscoe)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “wither the 1st or 15th of Oct” should read “either”

    “the whole area around here seems to be filled with smoke” California was burning even back then! 😦

    “And I can’t remember how far that alley door is from the back wall…” I remember that back door of the office. It did face the alley, and the parking space for his car was just between the alley and the back door.


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