Laurence M. Klauber
Selected Journal Entries from the 1950s
Started off the New Year by writing up the section of the snake-bite chapter on the duration of snake-bite cases, a small part. Not a very fruitful day. Listened to the Rose Bowl game in the afternoon.
As of this date the snake bite chapter, on which I began to work last March 1, is all finished, except for the present approved treatment. This shouldn't take very long.
Sunday, January 4, 1953
Today I finished the first draft of the snake-bite chapter. Treatment still needs some working over; and the other parts of the snake-bite chapter must have some new items incorporated. It can almost be said that the first draft of the book is completed, and I can now begin the overhauling, chapter by chapter, to include the new material and also the suggestions made by Perkins, Shaw, Schmidt, and Bogert.
Saturday, January 17, 1953
Made a revised table of contents for entire book.
Sunday, March 22, 1953
Spent the morning finishing the preparation of a copy of the snake-bite section (§13) to be sent to Bogert and Oliver. This section is now completely up-to-date with the most recent new data all incorporated.
Sunday, July 19, 1953
Worked all day and evening and completed the revision of body proportionalities, including head and tail length. Slow going.
Sunday, December 13, 1953
Worked a little while today on the combination of sections 5 and 6. Also reread a long part of section 7.
Thursday, December 31, 1953
This was my last day as Chairman of the Board and Chief executive officer of the San Diego Gas and Electric Co after 43 years with the company. I shall continue in a consulting capacity as a member of the board of directors, executive committee and finance committee.
At the Cavanees[?] for a New Year's party tonight. Out later.