We were not on an immediate alert, however, but we were in a position to meet any enemy attack without long range warning. We stayed in this condition, know as “Alert Charley” until Sat. 6 December. This happened to be my weekend in Manila. I stayed at the Great Eastern Hotel and had a fairly pleasant weekend. A juke box favorite of the day was “Beat Me Daddy With a Solid Four”. I saw “Blood and Sand” starring Rita Hayworth. Returned to the Rock on the usual 3 PM boat.