Thursday, May 17 (1945)

Early before dawn sudden thunder storm with terrific rain. Had left my rain coat at the plant and got well soaked getting down there. At plant found carriage complete and after getting it rigged, it still worked fairly well. Buck dropped in for a while with Roberts. Nothing of note. Haven't yet seen new condensate plans. Late in PM Jackson showed me his set of new power plant drawings. In evening saw a Lon Chaney. He was quite an actor. Trouble between our troops in Italy and Italian Communist followers of Tito (World War III starts??