Jan. 9, 1945

There have been stealing, thieving etc. since the return of McKinley group – something we had almost forgotten about. Capt. Jack Comstock M.C. appointed investigating officer has handled several. A tobacco issue of 1/6
of a pack per man was held up on several, the same with a salt issue.

Death this morning of Miller, Lawrence F. Cpl. 60 C.A. due to beri-beri with cardiac – complications – proved by autopsy.

This case and the one yesterday were not hurried at Del Norte. We received permission to bury them here and have started a new cemetery at the north end of the inner compound just west of the gate.

A. R. slight this A.M. Mr. Kuhoda came in and okayed the burials. This afternoon I gave him five new books from the personal packages for censorship.

Deaths this afternoon of Longbecker, Norbert E. Pvt. U.S.A., of bacillary dysentery, beriberi, malnutrition proved by autopsy and interned in Bilibid [Had to issue an order to keep patients from strafing garbage from Japanese mess designated for pigs. We lose much face.]


February 13, 1936

Evening papers carry an account of the suicide of my old friend Manuel Earnshaw in his family mausoleum at the Cementerio del Norte. This is the second suicide in our old Tiro al Blanco group–the first was Antonio Roxas. Poor Manuel with whom I had talked several times lately, was in the depths of depression from loss of all his money &c. He was born in 1862; thus was 74 years old.

Dinner at Judge Ross’.