November 30, 1944

Nov. 30th Air-raid alert at 8:20 AM. I feel very much better today. Probably because the depressing effect of large dosages of Sulfa-drugs has been eliminated –- Clarence Beliel, head of publicity, Bessie Hackett, his Asst., and I have founded a "Prunes for Gloomy Remarks Club." Anyone making a gloomy remark about the war, the..

Read more

November 30, 1944

Thanksgiving Day: breakfast was late by about an hour, but there was a beautiful yellow banana by each bowl of rice and in the cups was steaming coffee, and on the rice was a spoonful of sugar! Father Gowan, Carl, Art, and others took part in the Thanksgiving prayers and service. Bedie looked handsome in..

Read more

November 30, 1944

Last night about 8:15 three men were seen to crawl under Bldg. #13 by a corps man. Captain Wallace (OD), Captain Bruce and Nasr and myself, investigated and put guards on #13, held emergency tenko and Col Trapnell and Captain Wallace went under the Bldg. A civilian named Gray was missing on the count. Col..

Read more

November 29, 1944

[176] Nov. 29th Well, my week is up and so far I have heard of no great developments. I want to write in here a few remarks on "Eyeless in Gaza" and "The Late George Apley" but I do not have strength enough - I am reading fitfully "As I Remember Him" by Hans Zinsser...

Read more

November 29, 1944

All the guards are out digging foundations and sawing fence posts to keep us off our lovely point. I had my last steep in the sun there yesterday. There was a trade bazaar today in the dining room. An ivory carved ring in exchange for 2 pounds of peanuts; bath towels, sheets, for coffee. Most..

Read more

November 29, 1944

Last night was quiet, but my thoughts and prayers were for that poor unfortunate, who is still in the ditch. This morning Coné talked with the mayor about the burial of this man. Mayor Ybiernas called the Military Police and they gave us permission to bury him. The president of the Neighborhood Association made arrangements..

Read more

November 29, 1944

Camp energy had reached a dangerously low ebb. School had to be closed as students and teachers were far too hungry and weak to concentrate on their work. We were facing a new problem. Fuel shortage. The camp’s and private supply of charcoal was nearly exhausted, and already many people were chopping up chairs, desks,..

Read more