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Friday, January 16, 1942

Letters to Mom and Aunt Susie censored here and mailed January 14. Wonder when they will be delivered.

A letter from Dr. Hallaner on January 15 said he sheltered, during the third raid on December 24, and that after the raid Jim left for his office one-half hour from the Port Area, which received the heaviest bomb attack. This was encouraging news. Have hopes now that other news may filter through.

People here are burying silver in sealed tin boxes. Report today of “systematic looting by Japanese in occupied PJ. areas” makes this seem advisable. If we only knew if—and when—and how—and how long. Uncertainty is one of the worst miseries of war.