I hardly have the time to write you the kind of letter I should - as I am smack in the middle of exams, as you know. Nevertheless, I wanted this note to covey to you my fondest wish for a very, very happy birthday. You deserve it, Dot, as you are a nice girl. -- That's unusual for me to admit it, isn't it. -- Mother wrote me that you were admitted to Northwestern so all your worries on that score are gone. Well, once again - Happy Birthday!