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July 20, 1923.

Dear Mr. Stefansson:

I know how worried you must be at not hearing from
Nome. I am worried, too, and am doing everything I can to get a reply.
Your second telegram came this morning.

Immediately upon receiving your first cable asking
me to find out from Lomen's if Alexander Allen accepts your offer, I sent
them a telegram, asking them to reply rush. I confidently expected a
reply would come last Saturday and when it had not come Monday morning
I cabled you. At that time I wired Taylor asking if he had had a con-
firmation and received the following reply:

"Toronto, July 17th.

"Recd wire Mister Taylor out of town have no confirmation from Lomen
but believe charter arranged stop papers this morning say Noice arrived
Nome, (signed) John Anderson."

Upon receipt of this I sent a wire to Noice, asking
the same question and telling him to reply immediately so that I could
inform you. I thought he would reply promptly even if Lomen's didn't
for it is to his interest to do so.

This morning I have wired Lomen's again telling them
we must have a reply immediately.

I have traced the wires through Western Union and they
say that they went out all right and that I would have been notified if
they had not been delivered at the other end.

As to the "Polar Picnic." When you asked long ago
to have Noice send it to the Lecture Agency, I delivered the message to
him immediately. I wrote the address out on a card and handed it to him
and he said he would send it to you at once. He never mentioned the sub-
ject again and I took it for granted that he had sent it. It never
occurred to me that he hadn't, for I supposed of course that if he was
not going to send it he would tell me so that I could inform you.

When you cabled about it last week Miss Skinner then
told me that just prior to your request to have it sent to the Lecture

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