It is warm + [poring] + I have spring fever - can hardly stay awake in classes.
Keats paper due tomorrow. Zo written Friday. Debate practice to-morrow and Friday. Jeannette F. in addition [announces] herself for Friday, Sat., + Sunday. She will have to take care of herself. I fear.
Practice last night was more hopeful than it has been. In answer to your question as to visitors. I think it the height of absurdity for Father to come all the way from Pgh. to hear me talk for 18 minutes on a subject on which I am comparatively uninformed. To answer the question you asked: - it will not make me more [n]ervous, for the simple reason that I am already nervous - generally - and [tense] when I speak I am nervous at first, even in practice. I seem to have lost my former self composure in debating. In inter-class nothing phased me. I hope I get over it in the next 2 wks - our negative team is not strong enough to stand such silliness. But as to poor old Marse - I love him too much to allow him to sit thru 2 hours of boredom. I can just see the expression on his face! He would prefer a good "show". Moreover, he would dis-course forever after to me on the folly of being a highbrow, of studying "Latin, Algebra etc." [Suit] yourself, but don't
To Mother: Don't bother -- will get it made at Luckey's
We always have to wear white flannel skirts for debate, + I always have a hard hunt to find one big enough around the waist to borrow. Then - everybody's so dirty this time of yr. I don't mind that here, but I don't want to wear a grayish one away. So I tho't the least trouble would be to buy one + feel comfortable in one that isn't pinned around the waist. And I thought also the most satisfactory would be to have Miss Willowbrand make it - she has my measurements - the last skirt she made me still fits -, If you tho't it unwise, [...]turn up the hem, I could have that done here.
Thanks, Father, for your arguments. We are using them, but one can't talk 21 minutes on moral obligation. We need facts on their incompetence + there seems to be a scarcity of dope on that. My speech is to be on ec. dangers + incompetence. (That from my "ickle" brain!) What do you think the danger to the Ph. from Japan under absolute independence would be? The 4 - powers treaty would protect them from
I am writing this while having my hair dried - I had to take time off for a shampoo.
I have this awe-inspiring con-ference with Miss Ellery to talk over my makeup for tonight. I tremble at a class of one - intellectually-minded or not!
What date is J [Einstein's] wedding? I lost the clipping which I carefully [join] aside. R.S.V.P.
The bank check have come, also blue dress. I am taking the medicine without belladonna, successfully - thank goodness. remeinds me please put in a cork in the next laundry that will fit the woods drug-store bottle (you have 1 too). I want to be able to take it away with me, _ the dropper cork is very loose. That will save time for me. Let me know if you have done so soon.