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August 26 Wednesday 1942

Today in general was a depressing day due to heavy rains. I concentrated on studying the “Jesuit Code of Liberal Education” and “The new Deal” by Chase. The latter is a brain teaser in economics. He attacks very thoroughly the generally accepted principles of economics and centers his book around the need of collectiveism in the US. This book written in 1932, is a feeler of the future policies of Roosevelt. The stock market for instance takes a nest slapping. News of the Solomon Islands vague but appears favorable to us. Rumors are persistent that Davao has been bombed and shelled. It is also reported that civilians are evacuating Davao. Personally, I am skeptical of such reports. Our Wednesday night meal today consisted of hamburgers and hash brown potatoes. These snaks are a life saver.