August 30, 1942

In compliance with my POW Release Paper, I reported at 1400 today at Torres High School, Gagalangin, Manila. I found this old Manila HS is now designated by the Jap Adm. as the Bureau of Constabulary Academy (BCA). A week ago they have graduated 150 to start the BC idea to help in the peace..

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August 29, 1942

It will be three months tomorrow that Coné was taken prisoner and I am wondering how much longer he will be held. I suppose for the duration of the war. There have been rumors of releasing them, but now it seems that the Japanese are guarding them very closely, as two Americans and one Filipino..

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August 29 Saturday 1942

Pursuant to Chastaine's instructions, we work this morning for an hour and a half cutting grass. Personally I don't mind this work as it is good exercise. The others really don't mind it either but it is the manner in which it is shoved down everybodys throat. Radio reports from the hospital state we have..

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August 28, 1942

Quezon gave a luncheon in his rooms for "Chick" Parsons, the first person to leave the Philippines and return to the United States whom we have seen since the Quezon party arrived here in May. What confidential messages he brought to Quezon have not yet been told me. All Quezon's family and staff were clustered around..

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August 28 Friday 1942

A quiet day. Rains still in abundance. Rumors are persistent that Davao has been bombed. Also a rumor is circulating that the Nips are going to turn the guarding of this camp to civilians and take the soldiers out of here. Sounds like someones imagination. Burgess was appointed inspector today. This was the result of..

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August 28, 1942

The latest news from Camp O'Donnell reported the death toll of some 30,000 prisoners to this date. This is the most stupid and criminal monstrosity we've ever heard of during the war. With a little hygiene and organization in the distribution of food, medicine and sanitary work, this mortality which cries out to high heavens..

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August 27, 1942

Since my release as a POW last Aug 10, I've appreciated my freedom and Jap benevolence, the only tangible among numerous rhetorics. Our people can not forget the plunder and atrocities as slappings of civilians by Jap soldiers continue. Filipinos remain loyal to USA. My thoughts are with our American comrades still POWs in Cabanatuan..

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August 26, 1942

At lunch. Quezon opened by declaring that he was the happiest man in the world today. He had received the best news since leaving the Philippines. Reported a telephone conversation with "Chick" Parsons, who had just arrived on the Gripsholm from the Far East. Parsons is an American whom the Filipinos receive as one of..

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