January 20, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon and Nieto back from an hour with J. Edgar Hoover, Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever since Coolidge's day. He has a small office at the end of a long narrow room like a corridor--visitors are visible for a long while as they approach him--rather like Mussolini's arrangements for those..

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June 16, 1936

Called on T. Wolff at his office to discuss his memorandum on the new cedula tax law. Finished the draft of Landlord & Tenant Bill. In the p.m., the Survey Board had its weekly meeting; they are framing a plan for the standardization of salaries in the Government. One of the marked characteristics of round-table..

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February 29, 1936

Air of repose in the Executive Building—when Quezon is in Malacañan the whole place is like a beehive. Visit from Sandiko. An interesting type, apparently of mixed ancestry: Chino and Moro. He reported on his investigation into Friar Land questions in Bulacan: says the purchase by the Government would benefit chiefly the hacendros; somewhat also..

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February 26, 1936

Talk with Rafferty who is being done in by his partners in the manganese mine. Rafferty told me of repeated lies and evasions which are characteristically the world's 11th wonder! Talk with Simmie about the arrastre plant and the Government's attitude toward same. Simmie says he, Gaches and Hausserman would become Philippine citizens in a..

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January 15, 1936

Doria's birthday, which she celebrated by beginning to walk again. At work all day on abstracting Irish Land Laws. In the evening we had Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Fox, Mr. & Mrs. Peters, Sinclair & Rockwell to dinner and bridge --our first party in our new "home." Doria managed to get to the table. Doria..

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