September 9th 1943

Japs consider them to be very unjust and cowardly to surrender. Allies pushing into Europe. Germany is in bad situation. Tojo supposedly resigned. Just cash astheope in Japan. Either Earthquake or terrific bombing, little new these last few days. Have a feeling, this thing is about to be round up. Mel Morgan in Amobic ward...

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September 6, 1943

Mel Morgan has been very low with the flu. Will come around O.K. now if he can get the proper treatment and food. Japs have us back on the old stand standard again of rice. and greens. *Terrible stuff, Twice a week we get dry salted fish. The last two issues have been spoiled, covered..

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Sunday, September 5, 1943

Not much new since Thursday—the camp kitchen has moved to the new barracks kitchen, John, Rus, Dan Hume and Jack Chapman were notified yesterday that they were to be repatriated. Sort of silly to call it repatriation in Chapman's case, he's never been to the States. Some of the boys, particularly those with families in..

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September 5, 1943

The new Constitution is neither democratic nor dictatorial. It is a kind of constitutional dictatorship. Officially, the Philippines is a Republic, but in reality it is neither democratic nor representative. The President possesses great powers which no other elective chief of state has. He is to be a dictator without checks. Aside from being the..

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September 4, 1943

In the presence of a captive crowd, the New Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines was publicly signed by the members of the Constitutional Commission. I obtained my copy within hours after the signing, thanks to the goodness of one of the signatories. The first impression one gets from reading the Constitution is that..

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September 1, 1943

Japanese have made me one out of a few scraps of lumber and a shelter half. It helped keep the bed bugs off and [I] was more sleep able, certainly hated to part with it. But there was no alternative. A prisoner in this place is just doomed to suffer the thing out. It will..

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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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