Feb. 4, 1945

About 10 A.M. we saw Carl go out the gate to join Major Wilson in receiving orders and release from Major Ebiko and Yamato, who at last satisfied his correct soul by turning us over with all the proper formality. About noon Carl came back and we were all called into the main corridor. We crowded about..

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November 30, 1944

Thanksgiving Day: breakfast was late by about an hour, but there was a beautiful yellow banana by each bowl of rice and in the cups was steaming coffee, and on the rice was a spoonful of sugar! Father Gowan, Carl, Art, and others took part in the Thanksgiving prayers and service. Bedie looked handsome in..

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November 27, 1944

Oura had a row with Carl yesterday, telling Carl this was Japanese soil and Carl retorted, "No, it isn’t—it’s American soil and if you wait long enough you'll find out." | appreciate close contact with June and Bedie now, watching them grow up and learn for the future. Soon they will be adult and away...

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November 26, 1944

Jerry brought my Port Said pale topaz earrings and bracelet, asking if I minded exchanging them for food. I said no.I was giving them to June anyway and when I told her, she said she would rather eat them. Jerry said huskily he would make it up to her later but she won't need jewels..

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November 17, 1944

Minutes, with the Commandant, November 14: Mr. Yamato also present, but Miss McKim interpreting. "The Command asked us to proceed with the matters we had for discussion. First, we asked whether he had approved of the trip which we requested for two patients and two doctors to town hospital for X-rays. He said, 'Yes, they..

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November 14, 1944

Last night the guards all gathered on the road without any fear of traffic, below the high bank at the hospital, Here under a sort of cheerleader they shouted and roared rhythmic calls or cheers across the wide valley. It sounded like many voices, echoing and reechoing, They kept it up for half an hour..

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November 12, 1944

The Committee ruled that camote water is community property and can no longer be boiled down into syrup exclusively for the kitchen staff. Jerry says it is an important point that the garbage from the guardhouse kitchen for forty guards has fattened their sow and six piglets, while the leftovers from garbage of 460 internces..

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November 8, 1944

We hear that a limit of | pound each of peanuts has been imposed so that patients or healthy camp members cannot corner the market. Everyone is seen with bunches of onions given out by camp. They are fresh green bouquets tucked under arms. Jerry is so strained that he cannot bear an interruption—his voice..

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November 5, 1944

Jerry and Charles and I talked of Oura’s bellowing rampage at roll call, making Kaito lose face. It goes back to yesterday when Yamato told Carl he wasn’t doing roll call right—he was walking too far ahead of Yamato which was an insult. Carl asked him how he wanted it done and they talked around..

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