will notify them at once of my
change of mind." It seems to
me that this will leave me in a
position to go home very soon.
Wrote to Debbie tonight & gave
her the new position of the President
Piles said that Sulzers story about
talking to McCumber & Spooner was
untrue and it seems to have been
strained to say the least.
Had dinner at New Willard
with Birch tonight - he suggested
that if I wished to resign next fall
after they were certain about their
enterprises in Alaska, they would
like to have me take charge of
their legal business. I told
him I would be willing to make
some arrangement on that line.
Piles said the President spoke
strongly and feelingly about the fact that
I had come on to Washington, and had met
and answered every charge & won a victory
from the Judiciary Committee, and now he
intended to see that I was not mistreated
by filibustering and unfairness.