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Many thanks for your note with the interesting news about the P. fluorescence mutants. A.3.17 and A.3.19 will be sent off
early next week. When testing for mandelate-negative mutants, I think it would be useful to pick up all mutants blocked on
that pathway, by growing them on an asparagin, rather than a benzoate medium; this because from the biochemical standpoint
mutants with a block in benzoate oxidation would be even more valuable than ones blocked on the mandelate--benzoate sequence.
My visit to Chicago has been postponed, largely because the situation in Berkeley has taken a decided turn for the better,
and it begins to look as if we shall have a faculty reasonably united at last in determined opposition to the Regents. The
situation is confused at the moment, so I won't comment thereon. However, if things turn out as I hope, I'll probably
introduce my resignation (which the President has so far refused to accept).
Am recovering at present from a bout of the flu and the Ephrussi visit. Harriett has to be seen to be believed--and heard
also. She gave the best impersonation of a great French woman scientist to have been seen in America since Mme. Curie was
P.S. I'll bet Harriett won't be able to speak English at all next time she visits America.