1: My traveling companion,
Wilbur L. Cummings, at the Saturday Club in Calcutta with my old fried
Houston Mc. Intosh Saldler. Howie, as he was known to us, my father
hired, as he graduated from Princeton, to tutor me. I had had a serious
case of pneumonia spring of 1927 and was way behind in my school work.
We all become very fond of Howie, and when he had done his stuff on
me my father got him a very good job at Socony Oil Co. Standard Oil
Company of New York where he was very successful. By 1938 he had become
head of Standard Oil in India. His wife Vivian was away, but Howie had
a large handsome house in Ballygunge – a suburb of Calcutta. He
put us up in some style. We had just spent more than a month at Angkor
and now were plotting about how we were going to get into Tibet.