April 24-25, 1936

Long talks with Unson about the Philippine Government. He remarked that General Wood had a sense of humour and was a strong character--in some respects was a great man. Does not know why Wood vetoed the act to create a Budget Office. Unson and I discussed the Bureau of Science. He thinks it is attempting too..

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March 1-2, 1936

Traffic congestion during Carnival intolerable now over, thank God! Besides, cracks are reported in the north pier of the Ayala bridge, so heavy trucks arc banned from there--other people, possibly, are scared away--a great blessing. The biggest external changes in Manila during my fifteen years of absence are: (1) the sanitation--both Americans and Filipinos are..

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January 12, 1936

(Sunday) bridge at 10 a.m. in Mariquina in Lord's house (as partner of Babbitt). Players: Rogers, Andy Anderson, Babbitt, Quezon & myself. At lunch, Quezon was in good form, though he had to get up and wander around as he can never stand sitting through a long banquet. Spoke about his campaign against Encallado and..

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