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September 8, 1944

June copies the Minutes for me since I came to the hospital. “The Japanese authorities have repeatedly urged us to refrain from any enthusiastic display if the U.S. planes should fly over the camp. . . Skerl submitted a summary of hours worked in August: men working, 138, men unable to work 13; women working 138; women unable to work 29. The total working hours of men was an average of 29 hours per man per week: of women the working hours were an average of 12 hours per woman per week.”

I listened to Mrs. Baker tell of how she watched the Japanese burn all her chests full of clothes, linen, silver, all of her daughter’s wedding things—through binoculars from their hiding place. In this way they saw Igorots tortured for information, homes burned, villages badly treated, Afterward, her daughter found a brass lock and glass handles in the ashes—all that was left.