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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February 25, 1936

Mrs. Quezon returned from a month's absence in Java etc. Press photos of attentive loving couple, Quezon in yachting cap. The next day Quezon left with Nieto and his aides for an eight day trip through Balete pass and the Cagayan valley. Talk with Colonel Vicente Lim, senior Filipino officer in the United States Army..

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February 21, 1936

P.M. bridge party at Babbitts, which Quezon accepted thru me. As I arrived, Babbitt said Quezon had just telephoned him he was ill in bed and couldn't come. He was seen at the Carnival later that evening! The resurrection from bed was probably due to the fact that his recent girl friends had been candidates..

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February 4, 1912

Arrived Manila early morning. Went into dock about 7:30 a.m. Left transport at 9:00 a.m. and took carimetta [carromata] to Signal Corps post. Very pretty city. Fine quarters. Met several Signal Corps boys I knew. Annual carnival in progress. Big doings. Witnessed parade and aeroplane flight made by Lee Hammond, Baldwin aviator. Expect to go..

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