February 27, 1950

Up at 5:30 and to airport with Adm. Giles Stedman. Got off at 7 a.m. by Philippine Air Lines Skymaster (DC-4). Up east coast of Formosa in good weather, but, on rounding north end of island, met heavy clouds and little ceiling. Pilot nosed around for 3/4 of an hour trying to find a break,..

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February 22, 1950

Holiday for E.C.A. but I worked, finishing odds and ends and getting my report polished up. With Foster Knight lunched at Capt. Rayon’s [Razon] house, with Sr. deLeon, former Commissioner of Customs, and Sr. Francisco (of the Dalupan Committee). De Leon said that getting rid of political influence in the Customs is even more important..

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February 13, 1950

Made a couple of calls. Lunch here: Roy Jastram (Internal Revenue); Foster Knight; Dr. Dalupan; Mr. Gomez; Dr. Francisco (3 members of the Dept. of Finance Reorganization Committee). A very intelligent and public-spirited group of Filipinos. Dinner at Ambassador and Mrs. Cowens for Mr. and Mrs. John Foster Dulles. About 150 guests, and buffet supper..

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