June 17, 1944

At 10 A.M. the new school building was dedicated, turned over to the Committee, students and teachers by the Commandant and his staff. Mr. Tomibe in uniform made a brief speech translated by Miss McKim, presenting the new building in which he hoped we would find a little little happiness though it lacked perfection due..

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June 16, 1944

Supplies and clothing received from the Neutral Welfare Committee of the International Y: Peanuts, soap, coffee. tea, sugar, salt, cigars, margarine, powdered milk, 6 tampipis of used clothing, 5 pair of bakia and a box of sewing materials for Welfare Committee action. The sewing materials were divided by "drawing" number and choice in order of..

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June 15, 1944

A Tribune comes in now and then, no one knows how. The Chinese cook for the Japanese staff had one on his head when he carried sheet iron to the shop. The guard grabbed it and tore off the front sheet quickly before our men could see it. The Chinese said he was using it..

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June 14, 1944

The great pork graft is really the major topic. Schultz, who used to get kitchen squeeze but is now out on account of illness, squealed that the kitchen staff got 8 or 9 fat juicy pork chops the day after we all had pork. Carl went on a tour of investigation and found several still..

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June 12, 1944

Jerry talked to Dr. Mather and they discussed feeding me  Red Cross meat, with liver shots. If I eat so much of the canned meat, Dr. Mather asked how about the rest of the family if the pinch finally comes and Jerry replied that we would just have to take a chance. He said Pete..

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June 11, 1944

Ten of us including our two families and Carl filled our dugout, eating until we couldn’t sit up, to celebrate June’s 15th birthday, with Peg’s wonderful cooking and Crouter contributions. At roll call Bernie whispered to me, "If you hear any good news I think you can believe it this time." Later I heard of..

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June 10, 1944

We watched the dancing. I had one waltz with Jerry and he danced many with his daughter who is learning fast and adores dance-night. Bedie learns fast but painfully. He wore his long trousers made to fit his welfare coat, and plugged away at dancing. He finally took the plunge and asked Eloise for two..

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June 6, 1944

We had rice three times today, and for supper camote, and coconut milk gravy. And that is all. We each had a fried egg for breakfast, and one for lunch, thanks to shoe sale. We fried tomato, peppers and onions for a sauce with our rice. Rumor hath it that the Tribune says Nimitz says..

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