Sunday, August 29, 1943

Apparently the camp is opposed to the proposed restaurant. Calhoun received quite a jolt, he looked dazed and a little angry at the monitors meeting last Thursday. The consensus was that until the line could serve something better than rice or beans with squash or camote and a cup of what is fondly termed "carabao..

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August 28, 1943

Louis Wolf left on detail today. “Alice” was his nickname. He was a good kid, not all there, but he meant well. He hated to leave me last night. He and I had become quite good friends, some didn’t like him because he made too much noise, but he was okay. I certainly hope he..

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Aug 25, 1943

Men worked too hard with little or no time to rest. Major Doris and I study Spanish in the evenings when opportunity presents itself. Have been late B sissors with Lt. Duncan, Lt. Swaim and Mr. Bontyre at the Commissary. Commissary prices have skyrocketed eggs. – 25, peanuts 40 - all canned goods 3 to..

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Tuesday, August 23, 1943

Your package was most welcome and the santan jam was welcome as sugar... But no notes or anything and its tough when the British are receiving anywhere form one to 2 dozen letters apiece. I'd just like to hear enough to tell me that I can marry you anytime. Maybe next time! Dr. Leach is..

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Sunday, August 22, 1943

There has been some excitement in and around the camp. Friday night just before Roll Call, Taylor and Overton advised me that there was a camp restaurant actually in the process and they wanted a vote of our group; if a majority opposed the Restaurant, would require me to express their attitude to the committee...

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August 20, 1943

The Japanese want to put an end to the guerrillas once and for all. Adapting a system of zoning in different parts of the city, they would herd all males from 18 to 50 years old into a building—generally a church—holding them incommunicado for some three days, during which the soldiers would search the houses..

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Thursday, August 19, 1943

There was a lot of bell ringing from the chapel the other night and there has been a lot of scurrying around on the part of our "friends" ever since. It appears that some robberies occurred in the village and 'tis believed that lawless elements have moved into the area. The guards are circulating as..

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Wednesday, August 18, 1943

The married men here are becoming restless and prepared a pretty hot protest on treatment since the beginning of the transfer, pointing out particularly that single men indispensable to Santo Tomas had included some for cataloging Latin library, filing phonograph records, entertainments, etc. They had a meeting last night and cooled off for the time..

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Sunday, August 15, 1943

I wish they'd send some of you up here and have done with it. We could make the place OK for 200-300 more and I'd enjoy life much more. Today Bill and I had puffed rice for breakfast, yesterday hot cakes for lunch—they were pretty good. Those damn black mongo beans with camote get awfully..

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