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February 24, 1942

Colonel Uzaki visited the office today. The colonel said: “NARIC must start to buy actively. Begin with Baliuag.”

Purchases will be made through municipal mayors. Producers must go to the provinces. Passes will be given by the Military Police.

Distribution depends on procurement. There will be nothing to distribute to the people, if nothing is procured. The procurement campaign must succeed.

Roosevelt will speak at 11 a.m. today. Must hear him. Millions of hearts will probably listen to him. It is during times of stress that one can see the mettle of a leader.

In a storm you can judge the good navigator.