June 4, 1945 Monday

Again rumors are circulating about the coming of Osmeña and MacArthur. We refuse to believe in order not to suffer another disappointment. We concede, however, the possibility of the coming of MacArthur. It has been reported that military and naval bases have been granted by the Philippines to America for a period of 20 years...

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January 21, 1939

I've been discussing lately, with Mamie, exactly what to do in the way of asking for a definite terminating date for my tour. When we were put on the foreign service roster (Jan. 1, 1938) our tours of duty were automatically extended to Oct. 20, 1938. After Jimmy's death the President asked me to extend..

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December 12, 1938

I've played bridge recently with Pres. Q: once for a weekend on the Casiana; once for an afternoon at Malacañan. He's a peach of a player but somewhat unorthodox in bidding. Today I'm scheduled to give a talk to 31st Infantry officers on Philippine Defense Plan. It will be fun to address a bunch of..

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November 10, 1938

Arrived in Manila from the States on Nov. 5, and found a vastly different situation, so far as it affects me and my work, than from the one existing when I left on June 26. First of all, the General has apparently been stricken with the same obsessions with respect to me that he suffered..

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January 5, 1938 Wednesday

  Father died at 12:05 this am. Rode as usual. Appeared before Lim of Duty Bd. Col. Dyer, Capt MC & Lt. Roberts. [illegible] Vic and Chick. Conference with Ord re maneuvers. Transmitted orders to Gen Francisco, Liaison off. Rode with usual pupils. Went to Frank at noon and again in evening to help entertain..

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December 13, 1937

We had considerable excitement recently due to forced landings by three of our airplanes while they were returning from a southern island trip. On eastern shore of Luzon they ran into the edge of a typhoon area, and, practically out of gas, each had to seek a spot to get down. One plane reported in..

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October 8, 1937

At 12:15 today the General had a conference (called a conference by courtesy. It was nothing but a monologue --since even when given "2 minutes" to present our views, we'd lose the floor and have to subside) in his office. Present, Ord, T.J., Fellers and myself. Fellers was unquestionably present to act as "reporter" of..

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July 31, 1937

Have begun a campaign to instill in Philippine Army, particularly in officers, a higher regard for regulations, orders, and care of government property. Recently two or three instances have come to my attention of officers using government property for unauthorized projects. Have recommended in each case that the guilty officer refund the amount to government...

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