May 23, 1944

We heard early that the Japanese had decided the Family Unit for 22 more who signed up for it could go through—that the men’s lower barracks would be cleared for it, with the men moving upstairs, and any family overflow could move into the schoolhouse. This will start howls from below. If the Opposition had not thrown it into the lap of the Japanese it might never have gone this far. Only the Japanese could order it, not the Committee.

The black dog attended roll call, standing stiff and straight in the front row.