In Muscatine on Monday, July 17, 1950, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. First day back after 2 weeks of vacation. Loaded 3 tank cars & 3 trucks today. I came home for dinner. Took Stanley for a shot at 4:45. Sent $8.80 for group insurance.” He was a government agent at the alcohol plant, and those tank cars and trucks were filled with alcohol.