Thursday, July 15, 1943

Cal went to Manila today. Commandant offered information yesterday that new barracks would be turned over to us without electricity, running water and other than Chick Sale affairs for toilets, to say nothing of a lack of concrete floors and verandas. Cal is going to protest and try and delay your arrival here. I hope..

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Saturday, July 10, 1943

No paper today, some say it was held at the gate because of the news. One copy came in contained something about expected naval engagements in South and Japanese claim that their major defense line, Sumatra, Java, Brunei and Celebes is impregnable. Wonder what you're doing... I saw one of the kitchen help cooking a..

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Thursday, July 8, 1943

Calhoun can't get over Santo Tomás spending ₱475 for "pottie" washing equipment, does seem ridiculous when we can't get lumber to patch hole in floor or pipe to repair defective septic tank that is draining on surface 30 ft. from living quarters. Wonder how far the Sit Down protest at Santo Tomas will go—talk is..

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Wednesday, July 7, 1943

I'm practically recovered from my gastronomic disturbance following the holiday debauch. I hope I can keep up to my present program Monitor, Safety and Order, Ant. History—I'm taking Spanish—German—Accounting and two Economics courses, besides reading Caesar's Commentaries under the guidance of one the padres, Dr. Griffiths Literature courses, and trying to read Gibbon's Decline and..

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Monday, July 5, 1943

The glorious fourth is over and I'm suffering from a terrific hangover. Bill and I made honey yesterday and went to the hospital to have lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Curran. There was a vegetable salad, peas and corn, corned beef and pressed meat, pudding, bread, good coffee (yours) and fudge and peanuts. They asked..

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Wednesday June 30, 1943

Another week and the war will be 19 months duration. How can it be that as much as been taken out of our lives? We've got to make it up somewhere, somehow. Some of the lines from [Elizabeth Barrett Browning's] Sonnets from the Portuguese still haunt me, I should not allow myself to be so..

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Monday June 28, 1943

..It rather amused me today when Kenny Edwards came to me and requested that I remove the name Margaret Nestle from the list of those whose presence was desired here. Apparently Dr. Leitch has advised someone that conditions were going to be quite primitive in the new barracks and suggested that a person not have..

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