October 18, 1936

Saw Arthur Fischer, Director of Forestry, who described his visit with Quezon yesterday to the Bureau of Science to inaugurate the new totaquina (quinine) factory for the Philippines. Said he had been obliged to fight like a demon to make Director Arguelles co-operate. He also said Quezon's administration was "patch-work"--i.e., empirical--that the President seemed to..

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May 5, 1936

Two very nice letters from Doria written at Hong Kong. From 8:30-10:30 with Arthur Fischer at the excellent office of the Bureau of Forestry. He is now the senior Bureau Chief. I appointed him in 1917. Twenty years is too long, and Fischer is thin, neurotic and passionately excitable. He grows livid when he tells..

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February 18, 1936

When I saw the Cabinet today waiting patiently for the President to finish a talk in the Palace, I did not much envy them--especially when remembering that Quezon's intention is not to share anything confidential with them (on account of Osmeña?) but to have an "inside cabinet" of his own--like the War Cabinet in England...

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