In Muscatine on Wednesday, January 3, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Snowy today. Pay day. Paid $39 groceries, $11.81 to M&S for car repair, $8 for medicine for Helen, $50 rent. Bowled 531 at night. Joe Louis beat Beshore.” Mounting a comeback, Joe Louis (left above) beat Freddie Beshore in the fourth round.