December 14, 1939

We sailed yesterday on the S.S. Cleveland, via Hong Kong-Shanghai-Kobe-Yokohama-Honolulu-San Francisco. In Shanghai we are doing some shopping, principally with respect to fur coats, of which Mamie has ordered two. I hope she gets some use out of them. There were many despedidas. Gen. & Mrs. Valdes gave us a nice dinner; Oak Room of..

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November 15, 1939

The typewriter is too intricate for me. The date of our going has been definitely fixed as Dec. 13, sailing on the SS Pres. Cleveland. Our freight will go on the S.S. "Capillo", direct to Seattle. We should reach Ft. Lewis about Jan. 7. I have been trying to turn over all work to others in..

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September 3, 1939

This evening we have been listening to broadcasts of Chamberlain's speech stating that Great Britain was at war with Germany. After months and months of feverish effort to appease and placate the madman that is governing Germany the British and French seem to be driven into a corner out of which they can work their..

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Saturday Aug 12/39

Conference w/ Eisenhower on various matters, re Velasquez & Garcia etc. He tells me about Gen V not being able to function on the basis of principles, that he always work on the basis of personal loyalty. This statement was made when I told him about Gen V promising the Scout officers their assignments. He..

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July 29, 1939

Tea at Lim's --Dalao, Romero, Manzano Moran absent. Pacita was present. Lim talks and traces the case of the Scouts. Most of his talk was on his resignation and the chanfe in the relation of Mil. Adv. to Army. Everything was brought out about the new offer of the Chief of Staff in the form..

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July 28, 1939

News in Bulletin re Scout Officers not accepting offer. I went to see Valdes on this news. Valdes sent for Lim. Lim agrees with my information that news must have come from Olivares. Lim remarks it was a mistake to have called Olivares. Valdes says he called Moran and Olivares on his own hook in..

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July 20, 1939

I took my exams, early this month for "private airplane pilot," under both the American & Philippine Bureaus. Passed successfully. So now I'm a a licensed pilot. While I'll never be good, and after going to states perhaps I'll never get a chance to handle a stick --still I've realized one ambition. I have about..

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July 16, 1939

Have brought home a typewriter with the idea of using it hereafter in letter writing and in making these notes. Dictation to Filipino stenographers is not only frequently irritating and patience trying; it often prevents free expression of opinions because so many subjects seem to involve evaluation of racial characteristics. For a long time I've..

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Friday, June 23, 1939

Gen. MacArthur talks about Scout officers trying to argue and gain the point that there was no such promise about the one and the two rank in promotion. He tried to argue that the position of PS officers as determined by Valdez-Garcia-Ord board was in case they quit the USA and that their position as..

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