Saturday, July 31, 1943

The new barracks were inspected by the J.M. today—maybe we'll know the verdict soon. The repatriation bug is in the air again. I hope we can see it out now after all these months. If I'm on any list I surely want you to there too. I hate to think about it so we shall..

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Friday, July 30, 1943

The barracks seem ready and the contractors men are conspicuous by their absence. The bus returned and two girls with it as secretaries—a silly idea with plenty of men available to do the work. Bill made jam and we tried it on toast with coffee in company with Crane and Cromwell tonight. There's still no..

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Wednesday, July 28, 1943

Things are moving faster, a petition's been filed by our committee with the Commandant to be forwarded the General in Command. They were strong and I'll try to keep copies of them. Last night a group circulated a resolution for signature by internees, supporting the petition and further requesting that the Chairman and Vice Chairman..

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Saturday, July 24, 1943

...The lumber raiders, headed by young Francisco, overdid it this morning and the Guard Captain announced today that if caught they would be dealt with according to military law. The F's are up to their customary practices and among other things allegedly running three gambling games. The repatriation rumor is in part a fact, 21..

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July 23, 1943

Detail finally left. They were really treated nice before they left. First time this has ever happened. They gave them all [the] new blues and a pair of shoes. Towel, socks, underdrawers, soap, and a shirt. They left at midnight, were served rice and gravy before leaving and then given an ear of corn, a..

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Friday, July 23, 1943

I didn't get to bed early enough last night. Monitors meeting that indicated our peculiar position here and indicated that you probably will not be coming up except under violent protest until the middle of next month at the least. The lightless, waterless, toiletless barracks are being desperately protested and it may be that the..

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July 20, 1943

Am just recovering from a severe case of flu. They can’t get me down. Was talking over our situation last night and remembered a funny statement made by General MacArthur during the Philippine campaign.  He said during one of his conversations that the new propaganda & smooth line he was putting out was not for..

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