October 10, 1944

I can sit up twice a day in a chair, have visitors and normal diet. "Report of a Conference with the Command and Mr Yamato. Carl, Miss McKim and Skerl. October 9, 1944. Among other things the Command said ‘If one or two million soldiers come to the Philippines that does not mean Japan will..

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September 16, 1944

Junkins gave me some lettuce leaves. With so much rest I do not get so empty because I do nothing to dissipate strength, My poor family is ravenous, working hard, never filled up, really half starved most of the time. I save camote skins filled with rice and the children love it. They say it..

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September 15, 1944

I could hear Mr. Tomibe’s military bellow voice from here at 7:30 as he made his farewell speech to roll call assembly. He said we had become friends under difficult conditions of war and  he hoped that after peace we could be friends again under better conditions. He was now transferred to Manila to another..

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September 13, 1944

The wood crew say that some Filipinos going by grinning, asked sotto voce "Why do you work so hard? It won’t be long now." Others from the back of a Japanese truck hold their hands out with fingers in V, grinning. Three cheers for the gardeners—we had our own camp camote tops for lunch. One..

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September 11, 1944

June came straight from the garden with a muddy rear where the hoe had let her slip twice into the ditch. She looked adorable in a tan short sunsuit, a huge rolled Mexican hat with cord under the chin, borrowed tan gloves to avoid blisters, and black rubber boots, with cheeks flaming under dark hair..

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September 9, 1944

Miss McKim tells of the Committee giving a farewell coffee and cookies party for Tomibe. He is going to be head of Trade and Commerce (former position). They are severe with him over the two escapes. He told them that whenever an American made up his mind to get away, no fence or guards or..

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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..

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