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 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 3, 1944

The guards turned out to a ceremony or drill on the road, guided by bellows from Sakashita. Then they went out the gate at various paces until finally they were into the goose step, which is always incongruous when transferred from Germans to Japanese. Several outside families waited at the gate with bags of food..

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October 28, 1944

Masaki says Gen. Kwo is not interested in anything but gates and fences. It is al] he sees, not people at all. He says the Philippine camps are the worst of all, Shanghai the best with many advantages. Miss McKim told of how hipped Yamato is on roll call etiquette and when Carl tried to..

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October 19, 1944

Little Ronnie took the mouse in a trap to the cat, opened the trap, released the little mouse upon which the cat pounced, then Ronnie ate the bait which was a peanut. Oura, dark and anxious, sat in the arbor yesterday looking out toward the blue range and overseeing the garden workers. Miss McKim says..

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October 12, 1944

Jerry, Charles Bary, and Clark are the Investigating Jury. Eighteen chickens and many eggs have been missing since February. It goes back months, so that it involves more than this one white rooster. No one wants to tell or be a witness, each tries to avoid a share in clearing it up. No one wishes..

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October 10, 1944

I can sit up twice a day in a chair, have visitors and normal diet. "Report of a Conference with the Command and Mr Yamato. Carl, Miss McKim and Skerl. October 9, 1944. Among other things the Command said ‘If one or two million soldiers come to the Philippines that does not mean Japan will..

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September 9, 1944

Miss McKim tells of the Committee giving a farewell coffee and cookies party for Tomibe. He is going to be head of Trade and Commerce (former position). They are severe with him over the two escapes. He told them that whenever an American made up his mind to get away, no fence or guards or..

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