Summary of Content: Written at 4:45 AM (?). On Mathew Greenfield-Sole Leather - Letterhead. Tired because she walked all the way to her father’s house. Hates to complain when she knows how much Moe has been walking. Her sister is going to pick them up, which is taking a chance because a ”no pleasure driving ban” has just gone into effect again. ”I guess they couldn’t trust the good old customers with the ’honor system.’”, Saw children along the way, boys chasing girls and the girls calling them ”dirty little Polack.” And an Irish boy and an Italian girl fighting, calling each other ethnic names. Remembers Irish kids calling them ”shenies.”, Feels that ”despite all we’ve gone through with the Depression and the War, things have not changed essentially.”, Asks Moe’s opinion of John Lewis asking to go back into the AF of L when he almost broke the Unions by backing Wilkie, and now Wilkie backs the Unions.
Background: John L. Lewis- Labor Leader-United Mine Workers. Founded CIO., Wendell Willkie (1892-1944)- Utilities attorney and US presidential candidate in 1944., American Federal of Labor (AFL)-The largest union grouping in the United States for the first half of the 20th century.